Wednesday, July 11, 2012

First week at the PCC Polynesian Cultural Center

Hi Everyone,
It has been impossible to get conncected until I finally went to McDonalds across the stree from where I am living temporarily. We are directly across the street from the PCC and of course BYU Hawaii. This week is completely spent on orientation and gettiner set up as volunteers I guess you call us. We are actually not allowed to wear our badges as they are in the Village. We are getting picture id's tomorrow with our first names on them and a picturee. that will hang on a Hawaiian necklace and we will only wear Hawaiian clothes. They givve us one and we find the rest. So swap meet here we come on this Sat.. I am buying a tiny car tha I need pretty bad here. I have done a ton of walking which hasn't hurt me a bit but  I am exhausted of course. We will have to move again August 1st or so but right now I am aloneiin a very tiney place right on the beach. It is hysterical, very old and my neighbors have cockroaches. I have been lucky so far. 

This place is amazing, I lvoe everyone I have met and there is so much love here and so much spirit you can hardly believe it. Lots  of hugging going on  and you all know how I love to hug. We are going through orientation and most of that is customer service which I don know a lot about. I love that though and I will be working right in the center of the village called the mission settlement, lots of crafts. Michelle would love it:). Maqybe I wlil too who knows.

I am exhausted and havne't had a way to get online until I found this McDonals' so I am grateful for it.
My phone is not working so I can't call anyone until I get a new battery. We won't be able to use cell phones at all while in the village of course but can at night. Of course everyone is way later than we are. We are three hours behind the coast so you can figure that all out. The same goes foe AZ of course without the daylight savings time
Here is my permanent address:
Brenda Woods
BYUH # 1805
55-220 Kulanui St.
Laie, Hawaii 96762

This is a box at the BYU Hawaii Post Office.
Love you all, Sister Brenda Woods

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