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Published: September 13th 2009
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Me & Lexie -close to the stadium
!Chimba is a slang word for cool in Colombia!
This week has been every eventful. First - we (I and Lexie) started the belly dancing class last Saturday - the 5th it was awesome, the ladies were very nice and the maestra (teacher) is very beautiful, flexible and graceful. The Thursday class in a combination of musical dance and belly dancing - a guy (a very cute guy with dreads) taught the musical section of the class; we did some exercise on rhymes, harmony, melody and how to concentrate. Mind you, this was totally in Spanish and I understood everything…….yesterday’s class the 12th was great as well.
Last Saturday (the 5th), on our way from the belly dancing class, we passed by the stadium - there were so many people because Colombia was playing against Ecuador - we won that match -2:1. We bought a Colombian jersey to support the players and it looked good on us. However, Thursday was sad because we lost to Uruguay 3:1 - very sad.
On Friday, we had our oral exam - I was nervous because I’m not yet very confident about talking in past tense (there are 4 different types of
the cute girls
past tense in Spanish which makes it very difficult) in Spanish. I met some guys from Congo and Kenya at the university, I’m very impressed by the guys from Congo especially because the learnt English in Kenya just 6 months ago and they speak it pretty good, now they adding Spanish to the 3 other languages they speak - Que Rico! I also started processing my student visa -it’s a very complicated process, an agency here in Medellin will help me obtain a student visa in Bogota the capital - which is good so I don’t have to travel to Bogota. When I get my passport back on Thursday, then I have to go to DAS (immigration department) to register -not looking forward to that because they have a reputation for being a**holes.
Yesterday we went to the theater to watch a belly dancing show -it was AWESOME, the show was opened by two beautiful girls and they danced so beautifully, the rest of the other belly dancers were elegant looking and they sure know what they are doing. The drummers and flute players were amazing too. After the show, we went to ‘Wambar’ in Las Palmas to celebrate
In the library with Lexie & Juan David aka El Choco
Jesus’ 18th birthday - loved this club because they played less salsa music and more reggeaton and dancehall music. It was a fun night especially when Lexie got tipsy on a half cup of white wine -how sad! Anyways it was a very fun night, got home at 2.52am Sunday morning. Now it’s almost 1pm and am still feeling tired and sleepy but I have to study - I have my final exam (for level 4 Spanish) on Monday.
I could not video much of the belly dancing show and take a lot of pictures because the battery of my Camera was dead (all Lexie’ fault)……..Anyways am looking forward to next week - I have no idea what it’s going to bring but am sure it will be eventful. Until then Ciao!
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