It’s been a while since I last posted mainly due to the lack of anything news worthy taking place in the past two weeks. To sum up the past two weeks I’ve compiled this quick list: Punk rock concert, classes, new restaurants, more dinner conversations I don’t understand, burritos, studying, sleeping, catching up on The Office.
Ok so now we’re up to speed on what has bee happening in Argentina. Somewhere in there is also an earthquake next door but it wasn’t felt too severely in Buenos Aires so it’s not worthy of note with the exception of the previous statement. Moving on…I have finally posted pictures and will be soon posting photos to the blog for those who don’t have access to my Facebook page. So look for those to come since it has been about a month and a half in the making
So the other night for dinner my host mother had invited over one of her “tenants” from another building who is originally from Japan. It was a very nice dinner but he told me possibly the greatest story of how anyone got his or her name. His original name is something like Tanadako (aka very Japanese) and he has been working in international business for the past 40 or so years. Apparently while working in Australia, he went to the bar one day with some of his co-workers and following several drinks they came to the conclusion that his name was too hard to pronounce so they decided his new name would be Peter. That was about 45 years ago and he goes by Peter now; hence that guy is my hero, or more aptly his Australian amigos.
In other, more relative, news, Spring Break for us will be starting next Friday, which is exciting. It’s particularly exciting because I will be giving new meaning to the idea of “going South” for Spring break by going to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Most people know this region more commonly as Tierra del Fuego, and yes there are penguins. My goal is to hug a penguin without getting arrested or deported.
Well since Midterms here are impossibly vague to study for I must return to studying but I’ll be sure to stay more frequent in postings prior to my End of the World vacation. Chau por ahora!