First week of school finally ends...
Trip Start Jan 07, 2008
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It has been 20 years since I had a Spanish class and I donīt remember much other than random vocabulary words. No lie. This week we took on the Spanish verb which is difficult under the best of circumstances, but when you are being taught how to conjugate a highly irregular verb in the third person, and you are being taught SOLELY in the language you are trying to learn, itīs a bit slow going. Holy crap. No English spoken by the teacher at all....by us either for that matter. The random English words we spit out he responds to with the appropriate Spanish one. By the end of my four hour class, my head feels like itīs about to explode. Total emersion. Itīs good for me, but this week Iīm going to have to turn the homework and practice up a bit.
My new Argentinian friend Paula, the one I met in Puerto Escondido, arrived here in Oaxaca a few days ago and we have been hanging out a bit. Sheīs very sweet, and it was nice to see her again. She has managed to talk her way into an art exhibit here, and I look forward to attending the opening on March 21st. She took off again last night to travel to Chiapas for two weeks with a "boy" she met and will be back to stay in Oaxaca for a few months afterwards. I look forward to hearing about her travels, and having a familar face around again.
I wish I had more news than that this week, but I suspected it would be a lean week with school and all. I hope y`all are surviving "your" respective winters well.
Thanks for tuning in.