Hola, mis amigos!
Sorry I haven´t been writing much, but I am in little bit different set of circumstances right now! I work some difficult and oftentimes monotonous work during the day, then I hit the beach, town, or mall at night.
Yeah, I said mall. I visit every day. They have a mucho sweet mall here. It´s the hang-out of the city! It overlooks the ocean, it has nice restaurants and bars...and a great deal of stores, too. I have traded in my non-mallesqueness for a frequent shopper. I love it. Aye. Save me now! Just how crazy is it? You have to wait in long lines to see movies...on the weekends, McDonald´s has a 20-25 minute wait...Burger King is only slightly better. But they have futbol shirts, french fries, Chinese buffets, muchas senoritas, and hot fudge sundaes...and it´s about 100 feet from where I´m living. So needless to say, it speaks my language. Tee har!
Anyway, in other news, I´m not able to post as much, as I don´t have frequent use of the internet like I used to. I have to pay for 30 or 60 minute increments...and even that is not every day. But now that I am finally caught up on most e-mails, I have time to write again!
But I thought I would share a rather amusing story with you. Well, I guess it´s not so much of a story...as just a perspective into a different culture. And frankly, I find it very interesting and funny.
So remember when I posted that blog about alcohol and drinking and whatnot? And how to this day it has caused the most number of comments, disagreements, and discussion? Right....(if you haven´t read it, I would encourage you to filter through the old blogs and check her out...it´s somewhere back there!).
Well, let me just give you a taste of what I have over here...
¨Hola, bienvenidos a Burger King. Que quisieras?¨ (Hello, welcome to Burger King, what would you like?)
Üm...un hamburguesa, y papitas pequenas, y una cerveza, por favor.¨ (Um...a hamburger, small fries, and a beer, please.¨)
Yup, you read that right.
haha...when I first experienced it, I knew I just had to write! The King serves cerveza over here! I am highly amused by that. To a Mid-Westerner, it may be an insult. But to a Spaniard, it´s just a way of life.
After all, when you have it your way, it just tastes better.
2007-11-01 17:50:41 GMT