¿Quien, Que, Cuando, Donde, Por que?
Trip Start Jun 13, 2009
17Trip End Jul 26, 2009
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One day a teacher was teaching her class about the verb, to suppose (suponer). She told her students to come up with a sentence using the verb correctly. First, she asked a rich kid in her class named Thomas to say his sentence. He said ~My father drove the Mercedes to work today. I suppose that an Audi is a bad car.~ The teacher said, ~Very good, Thomas!~ Then she asked the poor kid in her class, Juanito (Johnny), to say his sentence. He replied, ~My grandma walked across the room with a newspaper under her arm this morning, and I suppose that she was going to the bathroom because she doesn't know how to read.~
I finally returned back to the house around 10 PM and later went out with my brother, Oscar. We went to his apartment and out dancing. It was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed getting to know everyone better (old acquaintances and new ones)! Oscar and his friends say that I'll be a true Chilean in no time (mostly because I don't act like a preppy, party-going American)! haha! I do get asked what state I'm from because they can tell I'm from the US due to my blonde hair. (I've gotten a few whistles because of my ~American hair~.)
Everyone slept most of the day on Saturday and watched the big soccer game! Pablo really loves Everton, so he was very anger when they lost. After thinking the whole family was going to leave to go on a boat ride along the beach, I was told differently. I don't seem to catch on as well at night - my brain is kind of fried by the end of the day - especially after listening to them speak to each other so quickly. Anyways, Pablo, Jenny, and I ended up going to two different houses to celebrate birthdays! The first was to the house of Pablo's godson. We celebrated the dad's birthday with conversation and a little roncola. After that, we started driving to the other party when the car got a flat tire
Today (Sunday June 28), I slept in until 11 AM as did the rest of the family. I didn't want to get out of bed - it was so comfortable. I had a ham and cheese sandwich with orange juice for breakfast, and then I learned how to make chorillanos. That is what we had for lunch today. Very good! I also tried a fruit called pepino. It tasted like a canteloupe (or melon) but look completely different (much smaller with purple and yellowish-greenish stripes). Muy rico!
It's been raining off and on since last night and isn't supposed to quit until tomorrow morning. Oscar is bringing Antonia to the house today. Maybe she'll play the Wii with me once
Random thing for today: I've been noticing that all of Oscar's close friends and Jenny call Margarita, Tia (which translates to Aunt). These friends of her sons aren't afraid to share any of their secrets with her. Oscar's friends talk about their partying and girlfriends and other things that I don't think any young person would tell their elders. It's definitely a different culture, but I love it!