Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Old and New Friends

Farewell to Cathy and Jeff today. Their last day in Playa, I invited them to a picnic on the beach. Leftovers from my supper the night before and barbacoa made from a local kitchen, otherwise known as "street food". I'm so grateful that they got to meet Playa-Lori and that I got to share my Mexican treasures with them! Love you guys!


And another story about how things are simply done differently here in Mexico. My housekeeper arrived with a little package in tow... her 4 year old granddaughter. She made no apologies, just came on in, set Ingrid up with some coloring, and got to work. Well, I took that as a great opportunity to learn some Spanish! One of the reasons adults find learning a second language so difficult is that we lose our fearlessness at making mistakes. Little ones like this don't judge. We found our way through the language barrier as I began teaching her ABC's, and she taught me the names of all the things in my apartment. Best Spanish lesson ever!



2 comments:

  1. How do you say pretty ladies in Spanish?

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  2. Several ways you could say that in this case:
    Exact translation... seƱoritas bonitas
    Or...
    chicas lindas (cute girls)
    chicitas bonitas (beautiful girls affectionately... which I think sounds best)

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