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Sports Day Photos

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Finally! Remember how I talked about Sports Day? Well I’m getting off my lazy bum and putting up pictures.

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Day 1: Kids in their jerseys stretching and getting ready on the field.

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They stretched to this really funny brass and wind song that had a man chanting on top of the music “1, 2, 3, 4…” All of the stretches were synchronized to the type of music, this lasted for about 5 minutes, and all of the teachers up on the bleachers with me were doing it too, because apparently this song is really old and everyone except the awkward foreign teacher knows it. Suffice to say I just watched.

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Sumin! One of the advanced 2nd grade students (2.1). Her English is really really good.

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Advanced 1st grade (1.5). Hehehe this has got to be my favorite picture of the day. There is just so much going on here

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some of the 3rd grade girls. I taught them last year but I don’t teach them this year :( . Ye Il (the girl with the short hair to the left of me) is the school captain, and is a total badass. She was in my pop-song group, and is an amazing dancer, artist, and is in the advanced 3rd grade class.

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2nd grade intermediate girls (2.2)! Maybe some of my gentle readers sent a letter to one of them?

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They made him carry the banner for his homeroom (1.5) all by himself. On the back of everyone’s jerseys is a nickname… they nicknamed this kid “Camel.”

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One of the boys in this picture is I Miss You So Much(e) Boy. Can you guess who?

Happy 200 Years!

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

It has been a long and eventful weekend! My new roommate arrived Friday, Saturday was Elena’s 21st Birthday, and Monday I went to the Argentina vs. Canada fútbol game. Not to mention all the Bicentennial events!

I guess I’m getting lazy because here is a Washington Post article on the game. And pictures:

I was downtown on 25 de Mayo to see the events in the afternoon but there were so many people and it was so crowded I decided I would rather come home and watch the big parade on TV instead.

Punta del Este

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

My trip to Punta del Este was over Semana Santa. I didn’t take that many pictures of this weekend, but it was very chill, I caught up on reading and slept on the beach.


We experienced a little mix-up getting there. We went through Buquebus and were supposed to take the ferry to Colonia and then a bus from Colonia to Punta del Este. We thought the time on the ticket next to the bus meant the time the bus was going to leave, but really it was the time to arrive. Whoops. They very helpful in fixing the situation (a reminder that I wasn’t in Argentina anymore) and it all worked out anyway. Although it took a lot longer and included a trip to Montevideo. Here we are wasting time at dinner in Colonia, waiting for the bus that had already left:

I promise this is not what I thought I ordered.

The first day on the beach I could wear my bathing suit! Well, it was a little too cold with the wind. Definitely didn’t have appropriate clothing so I basically wore the same strange mix of layers everyday.

Day two at the beach was a little different. This is how I found my friends:

That’s our hostel! My bed in the hostel was more comfortable than my bed at home. Although I’m sure much dirtier. On that note, I like hostel living a lot more than my Mom would think.  (Okay maybe only for a few days). And you can meet a lot of interesting people. Punta del Este was really expensive (compared to BA) so we made pasta one night and had tomato soup and grilled cheese for Easter dinner!

Marisa and I both bought this tapestry. There was only one left so we fought over it but then the guy said he could go get another one from the store. It turns out there are many uses for a tapestry. Towel, blanket, decoration, cape, slipcover, bedspead…the list goes on.