Yesterday we travelled 2 hours to Latacunga to visit one of the faithful families who attend our church. Yes, they are the ones who travel 2 hours to church and 2 hours back to Latacunga every Sunday. Amazing huh? 🙂 Lives like this are a shining example that God really exists and is really good in our lives. 🙂 On the trip there, Katty and I chatted for the entire 2 hours, in 98% spanish and 2% English.. 🙂 I got to know her much better and we shared different experiences in our lives and her family’s. I really enjoyed the time. And hmm. yeah, it was also a breakthrough for me to hold a decent conversation for such a long time.. hee.. thanks Katty, for your patience and also grateful to you for correcting my spanish and teaching me too! 🙂 Oh yes, Katty can read English pretty well! 🙂
Their house was really pretty and the lunch was yummy-licious! Stewed chicken, fried bananas (taste like goreng pisang!) and fried rice with olives and raisins.. 🙂 And a fresh salad. Rosa, Katty’s mum, grows her own vegetables and herbs like rosemary and oregano! And she has beautiful flowers in her garden as well! heehee. Rosa was quite surprised I could name many of the flowers in her garden.. haha.. Thanks to my 2 years at FEF.com. haha.. Then for dessert we had a type of tamale (dumpling) that’s sweet and tastes like Malay cake. In the evening we had a bit of coffee and mint tea (mint is homegrown) and this dulce (sweet) that tastes like mai ya tang or honey! Very very dulce. 🙂
It was a really healthy meal and trip. Latacunga is a town 2 hours south of Quito. It’s more tranquil and the air is fresher because there are less cars. In fact, there are only 2 traffic lights in the whole town. hahaha.. 🙂 They also have a beautiful park with a pond where you can row boats.. que romantico! But I didn’t get to take pictures of that. Next time. 🙂
We really had a very good time getting to know them. It was a very fruitful time tho the trip back was in a bus that smelt of chickens and had some empty bottles rolling on the floor (which startled me at times) and there was also a fog where we couldn’t really see beyond 10-15m. heehee..
Oh yes and of course I made some spanish mistakes again.. they were talking about eating ‘cangrejo’ (crab) pronounced ‘kung-grey-ho’ which I mistook for ‘conejo’ (rabbit) pronounced ‘co-ney-ho’… and I said “No, we don’t eat cangrejos in Singapore because they are pets!’.. and WL and WP looked at me in surprise.. “cangrejo is crab leh…?” Wahahaha… So all the time that they were talking about eating entire crabs on a plate, eating crabs with their hands, just pulling the limbs out, and eating crabs with a cracker, violent.. and I thought they were talking about eating rabbits… hahahahaha.. really had a good laugh after that. (P.S. they really do eat rabbits here.. in other parts of Ecuador.. )
Here are some pictures! 🙂