Today I helped clean chile’s. That was easy as I have done it many times before. I wish I could tell you all the delicious food that I have eaten here so far. Some days I eat 4 times which is good and bad. Every morning I have milk with either a banana or mango in the blender. Then sometime between 11 and 12 I have breakfast, then at 3:00 I have lunch, then if I can stay awake until 11:00, I have dinner. Everything is muy rico. Oh yeah and I eat churro’s also since all I have to do to get one is walk downstairs and pay 3.5 peso’s.
Night before last I went to see Agua para elefantes with a group of 9 girls. Five of them are from here and friends of another teacher, Angela. Then there were the 4 of us teachers. It did not start until 10:30 which is usually about my bedtime. We were lucky that we got a ride home and arrived here just after 1:00 AM. It was a great show as was expected since I had read the book.
On Monday I started daily sessions speaking Spanish with Amer, the dad where I live. I ‘m enjoying that. We meet in the store from 9-10 in the morning. There are many customers. t is easy to understand the customers since they are asking for things that I am familiar with. Amer sales so many different things in the store that I am amazed each day. This week he purchased a new copy machine which is a big change from what he had to the huge one that he has now. He is the only person in the neighborhood who has one and it is a big part of his business. Then between customers we speak in Spanish. This is giving me the opportunity to learn about things that I normally would not have the opportunity to. I am really enjoying it.
My flat mate Kristin from New Zealand has taken a job in Korea to teach English for a year so she will be leaving within a couple of weeks. I will definitely miss her.