June 20, 2008
Today we finally got our first letters in the mail. The mail system here, in case we didnâ€™t tell you before, is very weird. In Canada, our mail is locked up and hidden behind metal doors, or metal boxes, not open to the public. Here, in our apartment, we have tiny slots in which our mail is jammed. These tiny slots are too small to fit the letters, so our envelopes stick out of these slots. This means that anyone walking by the mail wall on the first floor can snag anyoneâ€™s mail easily.
Anyhow, in spite of our fears that people were stealing our mail to see what foreigner mail was like, we actually got mail today! Thanks to the Petkos for giving us a Happy Anniversary Card, and thanks to Simonâ€™s old boss, Jason, for mailing Simon a reference letter in Korean. If anyone else feels like mailing us stuff weâ€™d be super happy to give you our weird mailing address. We can be pen pals! Yeaaah!