Thursday, November 1, 2007

Entry for November 1, 2007


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 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´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

1 comment:

  1. Author:Anonymous
    You should spend a lil money and call your sister. Are you still 6 hours ahead, or did that change?
    2007-11-01 21:39:28 GMT