Tuesday, September 29, 2009

End of Month #1

Well it's almost the month mark of my adventure here. And I've had my ups and downs. I'm definitely learning conversational spanish. I can communicate much better, and I don't have to think about translating in my head anymore. I can just project spanish and forget my english. I definitely have to mention that next week I have exams. This is very intimidating. After only three weeks of two weeks of classes, i have to come up with ideas about the material in Castellano. Wish me all the luck in the world, or at least in Spain.

Sunday, September 20, 2009



I'm sick right now with my first Spanish cold. Normally, in America, I would go to school because I couldn't afford to miss anything. But, Amparo is keeping me home...Wish me suerte!

Monday, September 14, 2009

School Starts Tomorrow!

This has been the longest summer break I've ever had. What Luck. However it must end sometime, and that's tomorrow. When I start 4 eso A. I have been understanding more and more these past few days, and am really starting to get into the swing of things. Although my host brother can be a bit of a bother, I cannot wait until I meet some people my own age. Everything in Spain is new and exciting here are the biggest differences:

2. They stand really close. I can't even focus my eyes on the person, and I bet I look crosseyed
3. French Fries are eaten with forks
4. Everyone who is pumping gas into their cars wears plastic gloves in the process
5. People peal their apples with knives before eating them
6. 25,000 in spanish is 25.000, and 3.14 in spanish is 3,14
7. I didn't hear one word about 9/11, until the day after (from an American)
8. clocks here go 11 oclock 12 oclock 13 oclock and so on to 24 oclock
9. Garlic is eaten like child vitamins
10. People in america say "OMG today I hit my first deer" and people in spain say "Ufff today I hit my first cat"
11. Notebooks for writing are filled with graph paper

Monday, September 7, 2009

Understanding Nada

I have met my family and they are quite normal, except their accent. Already I have confused the easiest of sentences and words for something much more difficult. This includes the words that my family says in english:

-Family Guy
-Indiana Jones
-Lilo and Stitch

It's going to be a rough time, but we can work to overcome it. The easiest part is going to be English class, hopefully I will end the year with a ten (the top grade in Spanish Grading Systems). And second will be Math, because I already know the subject material, and they won't let me skip up a grade level in Math.