¡Día del amor!

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a few classmates with a rando Chilean at the rooftop pool
¡Feliz Día del Amor a todos! As I have only been in the country 6 days I have no Chilean valentine (Mom you can be happy about this), but I figured I'd wish it to you guys. Anyway, let's see if I can cover what has happened over the past few days. Sorry that my entries have been a little unorganized, but I have been a bit crunched for time to write them. Okay. Let's discuss class first.
 I have been learning a lot more culture and chilenismos (chilean slang) than grammar, which I suppose is more useful in my social life than at the university. Hey, at least I'll be able to make chilean friends! My professor makes the class pretty interesting (as interesting as a 4 hour class can be) by being funny. She was teaching us all the bad words that chileans use.
my classmates from Tech at Vacas Gordas
For example, huevón is a word they would use in place of man, liek "¡hola huevón" instead of "hey man!" only huevón literally means "big balls" (look mom you told me i should put this on here, so you can't be mad). Then she when she was trying to explain bad words and relate them to english, she started to say the f-word a lot, which was a little odd coming out of a teachers mouth, but to be honest, I don't see spanish curse words as being all that offensive. Something to do with it being a different language, I don't know. We have also been learning some spanish songs and our teacher will dance to them and make the guys get up and dance with her. She hasn't made me dance yet, but I think we are actually supposed to choreograph something as a class today. Onto my social life...
On Tuesday a few of my classmates and I went to the apartment of one of the girls in the class, because her apartment definitely has a pool on the roof, and a VERY good view of the city. I didn't have my swimsuit, so I'll have to go back. I've been hanging out mostly with the Austrailians and Germans (Unitedstatesians are just too normal), but I did meet up with some people who are in Chile that go to GT as well. We went to dinner yesterday at a place called Vacas Gordas (literally Fat Cows, so you can imagine how much food it was). It was a nicer restaurant and the food was delicious, but let's just say that I hope to not feel that full ever again on this trip! I do enjoy getting to order wine though :)
So I hope that this entry was organized enough and will keep you all satisfied until I can find time to write another!
Love you all!
miem says:
miem says:
We are enjoying reading all your comments about Chile and that you are learning your way around the city--so glad you are with a nice family. Everything is the same up here in the North--COLD! Yesterday it was 4 degrees--wind chill -16. Today it is snowing-- we are to have three to four inches--it is now 18 degrees--having a heat wave! Keep learning and having a good time but always be careful. I always knew you would do anything you put your mind to.

Always love you, Miem and Dedad
Posted on: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: Feb 14, 2008
JessDavis says:
Happy Valentine's Day!
Posted on: Feb 14, 2008
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a few classmates with a rando Chil…
a few classmates with a rando Chi…
my classmates from Tech at Vacas G…
my classmates from Tech at Vacas …
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