Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ohhhh Argentina...

I still cannot figure out why there is no toilet paper in public restrooms. But, they are willing to use so much paper for the floats! Haha. My school got 5th… I saw the float today… they are destroying it. It is hard to believe that all the work is just thrown away the next day.

I still cannot figure out why they put eggs on basically all sandwiches. I do not like hamburgers but I went out with my friends and I did not have any other choice but to get one. It came with egg… to me, that is totally different. I would expect lettuce and tomato… anything but egg! Haha.

I still cannot figure out why there was like an 11 year old at the club the other night. However, at the other club, there was like a 30 year old. I do not know what the age range is?! Haha.

Anyways, my one brother makes me laugh. He wears a fanny pack around his shoulder and back… the pack is in the front. I guess he uses it when he does not have pockets?

I had a horrible nightmare the other night…. my mom stepped on my cat and killed it… then I found out my mom had stomach cancer. I was not very happy when I woke up.

Yesterday I had my first day of real classes. I stayed in the same room from 2 p.m. to around 7 p.m… but I had 3 breaks and 3 different teachers. That means I am in class with the same 18 boys and 5 girls all the time. One teacher would teach for a few hours, then a new one would come. I learned about tectonic plates… minerals… geography… yeah, fun stuff. I did not really understand what the teachers wrote on the board but I tried my best!

The one teacher called me Caroline?! The one teacher said “chair, ass, work” haha and he had us stand up to greet him because I guess that is being respectful. The one teacher expects me to get a copy of the handout some of the other kids had… I guess it is not his job to give everyone a copy of the handout he is using to teach? Whatever. It surely is different. Haha.. Some kids had their phones on their desks the whole time!

The one teacher read all the grades from the one test out loud! I guess it is common. I explained my grading scale to some friends. Here, I think everything is out of 10... And a 4 passes. This one kid had a shirt on that said A+… haha it made me laugh since they do not use letters for grading here.

Tomorrow I have a mineral class, computer programming or something like that, and English class. In English class, we translate the English text into Spanish. But the English text is about minerals and organisms… stuff like that ha!

Swim practice went well. I got invited to my one teammate’s 15th birthday party! 15 is a big age here and they have crazy parties for their birthdays at that age. However, I do not think I can go… it is this weekend. I am suppose to go another city for the district conference for Rotary. At least I get to meet the other exchange students! I am saving the invitation I got… you can tell a lot of time was put into them!

I was able to get a few pictures of our the characters on our float just before they were completed! Don't worry... the black material on the dog did not stay. I do not know why they threw it on the dog! haha.

Anyways, have a GREAT week everyone!

Friday, September 24, 2010


The past few nights, I have gone clubbing. It is absolutely amazing… it is the type of club you see in movies. So many people,… strobe lights… a lot of dancing… everyone having a great time. The occasional drunk that cannot even stand and of course, the bouncers that keep fights under control. The one night was “espuma”… which is foam. There was foam and bubbles to dance in… it was sooooo fun! But, guys thought they could get free grabs as you walked through the bubbles and could not see! Haha Anyways, I went again to the club Thursday night.

I went to swim practice Thursday night. In one lane, there was 5 guys plus me. The other lane had about 12 swimmers. The boy told me that we only had 6 because we are faster? Haha… it makes me feel good that I am a pretty good swimmer here. After, I went with my two teammates to our friend’s house. Then, my German friend, Sophia came to his house too! We all went to the club together.

Sophia and I were sick of gross guys trying to seduce us. Haha… so we were on a mission for two cuties. Unfortunately, we learned that they do not come in pairs. We did not have luck at all! The club closed at 4 a.m. so at 3:30 a.m. we gave up. We were dancing with each other then this guy started dancing with me. He was 22 years old… I did not get his name… he was definitely intoxicated. Sophia denied his friend!.. Haha so then she danced with his other friend. My guy was trying to kiss me… it was awkward. Guys here are soooo friendly… it is very bad. You have to say no and keep them in line. Haha.

Mommy! I cannot wait for you to read my journal. You can read all the things that I cannot post on here because this is monitored. Haha

The only thing I do not like about the club is all the smoke. So many people smoke… also, kids drink underage. Here, you can drink at 18. But, you can buy alcohol basically at any age because they do not card. They are not suppose to sell to minors but they do not care because they make money by doing it.

I enjoy not drinking and watching all the drunk people… thinking.. Wow, they look so pathetic. Haha… Usually, I have to play “Mommy” and take care of my friends.

Anyways, I am going to the Queen Election. It is for the Queen of Argentina. Who knows… Rotary wants all the exchange students to go. Yay. After, I might go back to the club!

Oh, so… I found out why my dog here is so fat. They do not feed it dog food… only the scraps left from meals. We do not throw any food away. It all goes to the dog. The cat stands at the door and meows… we let it inside to eat.

I guess it is common to have the washer for the clothes near the kitchen… basically inside of the kitchen? Also, it is common to have a toilet and a urinal type thing in home bathrooms.... but it isnt a urinal, it is used to clean your butt? I have no clue. haha

Well, I better go. Take care everyone!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

photos... photos... photos...

Sorry that I have been a bad blogger...
I should only have a few pictures then type about
them but I just have been too busy for that.

Read my last few posts and they should explain
mostly all the pictures I have here.
However, if you have questions... ASK!