Thursday, July 5, 2012

Second to last week

When they told us that we would have tons of schoolwork piled on us at the last minute.... they weren't kidding. I'm suddenly having to finish a 500 page book, write a 7 page paper, prepare 2 presentations, and keep up with the regular daily homework! I'm not letting it get me down though, still having a great time! The other day, Katelyn and I ended up in a water balloon fight on the roof of our building with our oldest brother and his friend.... don't ask how or why it started, all that matters is that it was fun!
Yesterday was the 4th of July, so of course it was weird being abroad for it. We went to Square One to eat though, and because they know that so many of the American exchange students go there, they decorated for the 4th of July, so we still got to have our own little celebration. Also got to go out clubbing yesterday for free because Wednesday nights are ladies night. I would say it was still a good 4th of July in my home away from home.
Today Katelyn and I went to the Calle del Sol to do some shopping for gifts to bring back home, and if I may say so myself, we are quite the good bargainers at the market. We got great deals of everything!
Tomorrow we are heading to Jarabacoa for an excursion, and although I am extremely exhausted due to the lack of sleep from going out last night, going to the Calle del Sol, and working on homework for the rest of the day, I hardly think I will be able to sleep well because out Haitian neighbors seem to be having a party. They must not understand that most people like to sleep at night, because they never seem to! That is the one bad thing about living in such close quarters in apartments like this, we can hear people partying late into the night, singing  in the shower, practicing their saxophones, and the nonstop yelping of their dogs. It's okay though, all part of the experience!
Adios until next time!

Going out for ladies night!
Salir por ladies night!
Cuando ellos nos dijeron que tendremos mucho tarea para hacer en el fin del viaje..... no estaban bromeando. De repente, tengo que terminar un libro de 500 paginas, escribir un ensayo de 7 paginas, preparar 2 presentaciones,  y mantener mi tarea diaria regular. Pero no voy a permiter este a bajar mi humor, ¡continuaré divertirme! El otro día, Katelyn y yo participamos en una pelea de globos de agua con nuestro hermano mayor y su amigo en el techo.... no me pregunta como empieza, o porque, ¡todo que importa es que era muy divertido! 
Ayer era el 4th de julio, y por su puesto, era raro estar en un país extranjero. Fuimos a Square One para comer, y porque ellos saben que muchos estudiantes de intercambio de América comen allí, decoraron para el 4th de julio, entonces tuvimos nuestra propia celebración! También, fuimos al club ayer porque miércoles es ladies night. Deciría que todavía era un 4th of julio bueno en mi hogar lejos de hogar.
Hoy, Katelyn y yo fuimos al Calle del Sol para ir de compras para reglos para traer a los estados unidos, y tengo que decir, sabemos como encontrar gangas excelentes! Mañana vamos a Jarabacoa para una excursión, y aunque me falta de sueño a causa de salir anoche, el viaje a Calle del Sol, y haciendo tarea por el resto del día, no creo que podría dormir bien porque mis vecinos haitianos están fiestando. Ellos no entienden que la mayoría de la gente le gusta dormir en la noche, porque ellos nunca dormir en la noche. Eso es lo mal de vivir en espacios tan cercas en los apartamentos de este tipo, podemos escuchar personas fiesteando por toda la noche, cantando en la ducha, practicando sus saxofones, y las chillas incesantes de perros. Pero está bien, ¡todo es parte de la experiencia!
Adiós hasta la próxima vez!

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