Week Twenty-Six

Crazy busy week this week….even though it shouldn’t have been. We were only teaching for four days but holy shit it felt like so much longer. I spent last weekend in Mexico City with some of the other teachers. We went to a house party with a smattering of young ex pat teachers who work here and it was interesting to compare school packages, management styles and Mexican stories…interesting but not really amazing for a Saturday night. A few of us went on to another party with some Mexican friends. It was bloody great. There was a punk band playing in someones living room and loads of people were moshing about and just having a generally good time. All in all a much better option for a Saturday night. And I got to practice my woefully bad Spanish again! I think I had about one hours sleep that night.

On Sunday night we went to see The Cure. They were great. No messing about, no daft banter just tune after tune after tune. They were so tight and the sound quality was amazing. Honestly a fab weekend!

We had to rush to get the bus back to Tequis, we arrived here at about 6am and had to be in work for 8. The three of us staggered into work like extras from The Walking Dead and it was a painful day but I wouldn’t change the experience for the world.

Also this week we had the going away party for one of the staff who is leaving for a new job in Thailand. Cue more silly antics and very little sleep.

At this rate I’ll be going back to Ireland two stone heavier, still as pale as the hour I arrived here and maybe in need of a new liver. I must start to work more on my tan!

I’ve been working hard on my Spanish. Last weekend someone read me some Spanish poetry and so I’ve been on the hunt to find websites with audio links to help me learn. Here’s one site I’ve found and I’ve really been enjoying trawling through it: www.poetryinternationalweb.net

And this poem from Mexican poet Dolores Dorantes:

http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poem/item/22207/auto/16.-This-book-does-not-exist

Enjoy.

Reading info:

Start Breaking Out of Beginner’s Spanish by Joseph J. Keenan

Start Breakdown by Katherine Amt Hanna

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