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Category Archive: Volunteering

Starstruck

I saludar-ed the president. Yea, the president of the Republic of Colombia. Juan Manuel Santos himself granted me a genuine, arm-grasping, cheek-kissing Colombian greeting. In person! I touched a Latin American president, you… Continue reading

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What’s new?

Tabio turned 409 years old last weekend. There was a random, DJed reggaeton fest in the park on Saturday night (not so crowd-approp considering Tabs’ population is largely children and the elderly) and… Continue reading

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Sh** Colombians Say, Part 3

A series of posts dedicated to the intricacies of cultural Spanish expressions that offer insight on the Colombian experience. Some may be specific to Latin American Spanish, the Andean region, Colombia, in and… Continue reading

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Math

I hate math. My brain decided to clear out all basic math facts to make room for things like vocabulary in Mayan languages and layout of major Latin American cities, so I often… Continue reading

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Colombia: Not so far away.

I’m technically, what, 2500 miles away? About? And a lot more kilometers than that, and can I take this moment to quickly ask why oh WHY did we have to change measuring systems?… Continue reading

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Sports

Wednesday marked my colegio’s first official special event day: the start of inter- and intrascholastic sports tournaments. The best way to describe it is field day. The Gimnasio Moderno Santa Barbara Sports Day… Continue reading

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Nobody will be sad.

  There’s a small group of punk rock-esque boys in my eleventh grade class that absolutely kill me with their creativity. When we did a Mad Lib as a class, they had answers… Continue reading

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FAQ

Weren’t you cold last night? Are you cold right now? It’s so cold this time of year. Are you hot right now? It’s so hot this time of year. Do you like Colombian… Continue reading

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Who You Calling Teacher?

Profe! Profe! Teach-ARRR! Who, me? Ah. Yes, me. On the first day of school, my principal instructed me to speak in only English in front of the students, and the other teachers told… Continue reading

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The Beginning

I hate the beginning. Love it and hate it. Acostumbrarse is one of my favorite verbs in Spanish, meaning “get accustomed to.” What, you don’t have a favorite Spanish verb? You really should.… Continue reading

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