The Great Escape

Movie in Spanish, anyone?

Today I basically had to pull teeth to get my roommates to come to town. I think my class has given the new girl a run for her money. She’s dismissed them early twice. You don’t do that with a bunch of boys–they act like wild animals.

After sharing tacos and learning new Chiapanecan words, we went to check out the theatre. See, the deal is that the movies are in English with subtitles. That is, all the movies except the one I watched. It was in Spanish.

This was good. I had to really think and pay attention. I did NOT understand everything, but that’s the nice thing about movies: you don’t need to understand all the words!

My roommates were “tired” and went home. I, on the other hand, don’t get tired after work anymore. I stayed in town for the movie and a bit of shopping. By shopping I mean the need for a blanket: it was like 50 or 60 last night! (hee hee). Shopping woes I will share with you next…

I rode a Collective bus back to my part of town. I proceeded to ride around with them for miles, because 1) I was too timid to pull the cord. 2). I was trapped in the midst of the people, and I didn’t want to speak Spanish in front of them. 3). I wanted to see where the bus goes. In case you’re wondering, my name for a collective is a Bat-Out-Of-Hell.

For my birthday week birthday wish, I would like my roommates to adopt my It’s Mexico! motto. When something breaks or doesn’t go well, they have to say, “It’s Mexico!” in a very cheerful voice. Will this be annoying to anyone not on the It’s-Mexico-Train? Yes.

5 responses

  1. Hi, Jayna,
    I hope you won’t consider me your personal stalker 🙂
    I just love your positive attitude and your strength in battling Mexican life.
    As you said it, life in Mexico is not for everyone. I add that only certain types of people manage to survive and thrive here.
    For example, those who are not afraid of riding in the public transportation or eating in the street. Also the ones who are ready to embrace life, just like you are doing.
    Best luck,

    • Hahahahha! Stalk away! I love Mexican life so far. I am lucky though–the school put me up in a great place! I cant imagine what it would be like if I had to really live like a Mexican. Sooo, I am a little spoiled. 🙂

  2. Haha! Glad you’re at least having a good time and Love your motto! That’s our motto too 🙂 “It’s Saipan!” It really does help! Hope your roommates find something to love soon!

  3. Pingback: Blog post 29: where Mexico’s government tries hard to impress me | aventuradebrujas

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