finally, we´re here in latin america. we arrived last may 29, after so much delays from our flight (ayaw ko na ng american airlines!!! sinira nila bags namin!!! huhu…) my host family, tio ricardo y tia letty and their beautiful daughter Daniella is so much a blessing. first, having danny around answers my homesickness of being with pre-school kids. she teaches me Spanish while i teach her English in return. She and Jessica are my teachers in Spansh here since they are the ones i´m always with. no choice, they cannot understand eEnglish while tio y tia speaks English well.
my first experience in speaking Spanish was during our arrival here in costa. bonn, eds and i were the first one to come out from the aeropuerto to look for our fetchers but unfortunately, they weren´t there. so i tried talking to one of the baggage men there where i could call. praise God for the diccionarios porque ayudarme en hablo espanyol! whew! anyway, i met the MPC council here the first night also, together with David, Edna y Anna Maria. by the way, as soon as we arrived here, they changed our names so it´ll be easier to say. so my name here is supposedly Kimberly, but i begged tio jorge because i feel like i´m always called by my mom or by my teacher for a recitation. hehe so i said if its okay if its KYMIE. so there, im kymie here. (gracias steph for calling me like that!) anyway, we also had our household for the Latamaries and Latamow 3. and now, walking around santa ana with Edna and Jose Maria while waiting for the CLP time later.
God is so great for He never leaves our side even for a moment. when i was left alone in one of the stores in the town, He gave me the courage to speak to the locals in Spanish and they understood me. They even taught me how to go home. and the taxi that i rode has the nicest taxi driver ever. *wink* he never took chance of me even if he knew that i wasn´t from there. he even gave a discount for me for the fare! hehe
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puede mag-tagalog? nakaka-miss na kasi eh. hehe
naisip ko minsan kung bakit di ako tinatablan ng kahit anong emosyon sa mga pagkakataong dapat tablan ako. ni hindi ako naiiyak sa mga oras na dapat umiyak ako, laging tulala at parang asa sariling mundo, ika nga nila gino at john jiz. pero sa totoo lang, okay naman talaga ako.
isa sa mga revelation sa aking pagkatao nung asa US pa kami eh tahimik pala ako. o kaya ko palang tumahimik. as in, laking gulat ko din na ganun pala ako. pero nakaya ko. siguro hinayaan ko naman yung iba ang mag-shine. siguro hinayaan ko lang ang sarili ko sa new-found personality ko. kaya nag-dwell ako dun.
siguro marami lang ang hindi nakakaalam na maliban sa madalas, isa akong bato eh tahimik pala ako. siguro yun ang kasagutan sa hindi ko pagdama ng natatamang emosyon sa isang sitwasyon.
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babalik din ako sa dating ako, yung bubbly, yung makulit, yung madaldal. siguro pag may sagot na rin ang ibang tanong sa utak ko. kapag napagod na ako sa pagiging tahimik. at kapag nagsawa na rin ako sa mundong nilikha ko para sa sarili ko. 🙂