Thursday, June 17, 2010

First Impressions of Lima

I'm so glad to be back in a place where the sun sets around 6:00 every day!  Yesterday's travel was exhausting (thanks so, so much, American Airlines and your plane that looks and feels like you haven't updated it since 1990), but I'm excited to be back in South America.  Honestly, I feel more comfortable here in Lima than I have all year in Ahoskie, and it's not just because I'm staying at the Radisson and the Pacific is a couple of blocks away!  Tomorrow and the day after I'll have workshops with the teachers I've been working with online, as well as many others from pedagogicos all around the country.  It will be nice to finally meet the faces behind all the forum postings and comments.  It is, however, much more expensive than I expected.  I went out to the pharmacy to pick up some of the things you can't get in the US without a prescription, and found the prices to be even worse than a dollarized place like San Sal.  I'm just happy to be out of the swamp and back into what feels like "real" life.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Peru & El Salvador, Summer of Conferences

After almost a year of living in the US again and 10 months since I had traveled out of the country, it's time to leave again.  I'll be headed to Peru in June to serve as an English Language Specialist and to present at various conferences.  Even though I won't get to play tourist this time like I wanted, I'll have time to explore Lima, as well as Tacna and Iquitos, with a little Amazon trip planned on the side.  Then again, in July, I'll be headed back to San Salvador for a month to present the BNC's biannual conference and to help write up some research.  I can't wait to be back in Latin America!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Merchants Mill Pond Trip

In an act of desperateness to escape from Ahoskie, there was the mill pond.  Creepy, but gorgeous!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Break 2010

Fun times in DC, North Carolina, and Baltimore.  Great to see old friends and eat lots of Salvadoran food!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Weekend escape: The Outer Banks

Only an hour and a half away we have the Outer Banks, some of the prettiest beaches I've seen in the US.  We only made it as far south as Kitty Hawk and Nag's Head, but hopefully we'll be able to take the whole route down sometime soon!   


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Food Outlook: Somewhat less Dismal with a Chance of Plátanos

hMost food in Ahoskie is just like the swamp....dismal...in price, quality, selection, you name it.  
Thank God that the Hampton Roads area is so close.  Pupusa heaven @ El Gavilan in Norfolk and awesome comida dominicana @ La Tierra in Virginia Beach!  Too bad dancing is only on Sundays...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Quest for Salvadoran Food

After 3 months here in North Carolina, Edwin is going crazy for pupusas.  I can't blame him...the quality of food here is absolutely disgusting.  At home, he cooks almost everything we eat for the simple fact that he is incapable of even dreaming of changing his eating styles.  And really, so am I.  I miss miss miss 2 hour lunches where that was my big meal of the day.  After I get home from school, there's no way I'm going to cook, and I love Salvadoran dinners, so...

Sad thing is that it took me this long to find out where there's Salvadoran food close by.  Another trip to Norfolk/Virginia Beach to search out pupusas is on the plate for today!  God bless Justin, whoever he is, and his lovely map of local markets.  


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Monday, March 08, 2010

Derbez en cuando

SI UN ABOGADO ENLOQUECE... PERDERA EL JUICIO?  

SI LOS DERECHOS SON RESERVADOS...QUE PASA CON LOS ZURDOS?
 
CUANTOS PAJAROS EN MANO CORRESPONDEN A 450 VOLANDO?

SI UNA PERSONA ES ATROPELLADA CADA 5 MINUTOS... COMO HACE ESTA  PERSONA PARA AGUANTAR TANTO MADRAZO?

SI LOS INFANTES DISFRUTAN DE SU INFANCIA... LOS  ADULTOS  DISFRUTAN DEL ADULTERIO?

SI HAY MAS ALLA ' ... HABRA ' MENOS AQUÍ ' ?

SI LA PISCINA ES HONDA , EL MAR SERA TOYOTA ?

QUE CUENTAN LAS OVEJAS PARA DORMIR?

SI EL DINERO ES LA CAUSA DE LOS PROBLEMAS... ENTONCES PARA  QUE FREGAOS TRABAJAMOS?

PORQUE CORREMOS RAPIDO DEBAJ0 DE LA LLUVIA SI DELANTE TAMBIEN LLUEVE?

DONDE QUEDARIA LA OTRA MITAD DEL MEDIO ORIENTE?

HASTA DONDE SE LAVARAN LA CARA LOS CALVOS ?

PORQUE AL PLANETA LE LLAMAN TIERRA SI TIENE 3 CUARTAS PARTES DE AGUA?
 
PORQUE SEPARADO SE ESCRIBE TODO JUNTO PERO TODO JUNTO SE ESCRIBE SEPARADO?

SI EL AMOR ES CIEGO PORQUE LA ROPA INTERIOR ES TAN  POPULAR?

POR QUE LE LLAMARAN MEDIO AMBIENTE?  SERA QUE YA DESTRUIMOS LA OTRA MITAD?

POR QUE LE LLAMAN HEROE AL QUE NO TUVO TIEMPO DE CORRER?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Salvadoreñisimos with Don Wicho

 My husband made me read through this email quiz on salvadoreñisimos I don't know how many times, but erased all of his copies of it by the time this was on La Choly's program on February 18 (http://www.miradio.com.sv/wfProgramaLista.aspx?radio=4&codigo=14).  I just got it back, so here it is: the Salvadoran nationality test. 

1.COMPLETE LAS SIGUIENTES FRASES:

Saludemos la patria orgullosos __________________________

¿Mató tunco tu tata? __________________________
Sana sana ___________________________
Chinchilete ___________________________
Ponponte Niña Ponponte______________________
Zapatito Cochinito_______________________
Piedra, Papel_______________________

2.TRADUZCA AL ESPAÑOL UNIVERSAL LA SIGUIENTE FRASE:

A un cipote peche y chele, un tetunte lo apachó._________________________

3.TRADUZCA AL ESPAÑOL UNIVERSAL LAS SIGUIENTES PALABRAS:

Chucho_____________________
Cincho_______________________
Ataché_______________________
Chingaste______________________
Chambre_______________________
Paila__________________________
Pisto__________________________
Bolo_________________________
Careto(a)______________________
Chiliyo_______________________
Jeta_________________________
Cabal_______________________
Híjole_______________________
Chichipate____________________
Cholero______________________
Utual________________________

4.EXPLIQUE LAS SIGUIENTES FRASES:

Le estan dando atol con el dedo________________________________
Pegue una gran guinda______________________________________
Le gusta el arroz con tunco___________________________________
Es de mecha corta________________________________________
Esta comiendo frito_______________________________________
les tan dando en la nuca___________________________________
Nació mordido por la luna___________________________________

5.Explique la diferencia entre un tamal de sal, y un tamal de azucar.

6.Detalle los tres tipos de nuegados que existen.


7. Cual es el “poder medicinal” de la sopa de patas

8.Que se come con chicharron o merienda?

9.Que se come con curtido o salsa?

10.Que calle de San Salvador tiene dos numeros al mismo tiempo

11 Que otro nombre recibe el area de sol, del estadio Cuscatlán 


12.Cual es el procer de nuestra independencia, mas narizon 


13.”Quien no ama el lugar, la tierra natal, y donde ha nacido…” es la canción de un comercial de gaseosa, nombre esa gaseosa

14. Que personaje de la vida cotidiana decía ya se va papito…salu pues

15. Quien es la PIPIRIPAU

16. Según la canción, quienes bailan el  CANCHIS CANCHIS

17.Escriba el coro de la cancion "El sapito" de grupo "Bongo"

18. En que programa habia una seccion llamada “NI SI NI NO, NI BLANCO NI NEGRO”

19.De donde vienen las pupusas de Arroz?

20. Que quiere decir la expresión “Tumblinblin”

21. De que color eran, los siguentes billetes antes de la dolarización:
Un colon______________________
Dos Colones_____________________
Cinco colones____________________
Diez colones_____________________
Veinticinco colones_________________
Cincuenta colones__________________
Doscientos colones_________________

22. DE QUE GRUPO O ARTISTA SALVADOREÑOS SON LAS SIGUIENTES CANCIONES:

-El Cipitío______________________
-Las Pupusas______________________
-Con Zapatos de Tacón______________________
-Mi País__________________
-Patria Querida__________________
-Zangolote____________________
-Moviendo el Atol de Elote________________
-Pájaro Picón _____________________
-Bolo y Solo__________________
-Hacer Nuestro El Universo_________________________

23. LOS JUANETES ES UN MAL DE:
-Las Manos
-Los Pies
-Las Orejas
-La Espalda

24. EL BIENTEVEO ES UN MAL DE:
-Los Ojos
-La Piel
-Las Uñas
-Los Párpados

25. EL PISPELO ES UN MAL DE:
-El Ombligo
-Los Calcañales
-Los Ojos
-El Hígado