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... I'm not used to. As a group all 90 of us walked up and down the neighborhood street making as much noise as possible. Banging on plastic bottles, screaming and cheering for our groups, los torros, las tigers, y los lions. When we made it back to the school we had cake, and Francesca came up and used her English Spanish mix to ask me to find the markers so that we could sign each others shirts. That girl is a natural born leader, and I love thinking about what she'd be up to ...
... that and other important teenage vernacular from Aline and his other instructors (#swag, #tagsforlikes, #myB (that may be from the early 90's), #r/t (he doesn't actually understand that one yet))
The heat is quite grueling to us ('you gringos sure drink a lot of water' was over heard), but there's rarely a complaint even while working.
We've been outside or in open air classrooms from 9-3 each day ( with a 2 hour break to walk ...
Today Kayley turned 15, she got to celebrate her quincianos in Latin America.
It's been a hot and work filled day. No surprise there. One thing we did at camp today was paint lucky friendship rocks. We used nail polish that I brought from home, and the kids loved it, painting many for all of their new friends. They made great birthday presents as well-- K will be ...
... and tired for most of the day, rightfully so. It is the longest day of the year, after all.
Before dinner, I asked Otto to take us all on a walk along the beach. We are staying in Islabon, the same town where we will be serving in the day school. The poverty is apparent and we are really learning the non commercialized culture of the DR.
In Cabarete the ...
... to avoid bad luck. I immediately regretted the sentence as soon as I said it. The world of American social services trained me well not to throw what I have in the faces of those who have less. But instead of hanging there heads in shame, Ricardo and Marcus had me list all of the 13 the countries. After I named each one, they chanted either "poor" or "rich". At the end they asked, "so which is the poorest country you have been to? Definitely this one, right?" I had to think ...
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