This week was pretty dope, sick, off the chain, hype, lit, fire, and one hunna. (I am trying to trying to practice all my American slang words. What words do the people even use now?)
I started out this week with my Visa run. I am not an illegal immigrant so this week I had to go to downtown Santiago to do some paperwork and get my Visa and all. There are all these different steps that you have to take, and places you have to go. It was really cool to get out of the routine for a bit and meet some different people in the immigration centers. In the last step, we had to wait like two and a half hours so we could talk to a woman and so that she could take my picture for my card. After a solid 8 hours of running all over downtown and stressing about papers and all, they took the ugliest picture of me in the whole entire world. I was not ready at all and in the picture. I look like I just saw a ghost. Life is great.
Another thing I really liked about this week was doing homework. People ask us to help them with their English homework a lot here. Usually, they are little kids that need help with really simple stuff like how to use different verb tenses, or pronunciation. This week, we were walking in the street, and a older guy (like 35ish older) came up to us and started talking to us. He asked me if I spoke English, and obviously I said yes, and after he asked if I could help him with a little assignment that he had. The next day or so, we went to his house, expecting that we were going to help him do something easy for his kids, but as soon as he opened the door, he had us sit down and he brought me his computer with his thesis. This guy (his name is Jose) is a PHD in electrical engineering and wanted me to correct his mistakes in his paper titled ¨Nanoparticles with Hermatian Codes in Cancer Theranostics¨. This guy is writing a paper about how to cure cancer with nanoparticles. It was super super crazy the level of English that this dude had and how amazingly smart he is. He literally speaks
English better that 60 percent of the people from America that I know and he has never even been to America or lived in a country with English is the first language. I asked him how he was able to learn it so well, and he told me he talks to his cats a ton. He is a really sweet dude and we are teaching him and helping him with his homework too!
New Years Eve was a blast! I remember last new years eve like it was yesterday. I remember I was sitting on my driveway with my dog, we watched fireworks for a few minutes and we went inside. Crazy how fast this year has passed. I think this year has seriously been one of the most insane of my entire life. Something tells me that this one coming up just might beat it. I am going to try and work on being more patient and humble. I think those are two things that I have trouble with sometimes. Let me know what you guys think I should do. Our President gave us permission to stay out till 11 if we had someone to visit, and a family invited us over for dinner so that is what we did! This familia Fransico have a sweet house and are really cool people. We ate barbecue with them in their patio which was really sweet. I had a blast
Yeah. This week was great. I really don´t know what much to say. Every week is great.
Oh and shoutout to Sister Carpenter´s seminary class for sending me the package! You guys are my favorites.
Love you all!