A very Chilean day:
- Felt 2 large tremors before going to bed last night.
- Woke up to take the micro (bus) -->; green line metro -->; red line metro, all of which werestanding room only.
- Went to the orientation for La Universidad La Católica which was full of regulations on registration, schedule, etc.
- Ate lunch in a park.
- Went shopping in a little flea market.
- Bought a fanny pack in said flea market.
- Wore fanny pack out of the flea market. I am super legit now.
- Bought an ice cream cone, explored the area on my own.
- Took red line metro-->; green line metro -->; mirco home.
- Talked to the spontaneous guests that were visiting when I got home.
- Picked grapes off of the vines above the garage, and de-stemmed and washed them. Ate said grapes. Delicioso!
- Took a nap in the shadey swing outside.
- Went to the local mall with my mom and sister.
- Watched Chile Ayuda Chile (Chile Helps Chile, donate at www.chileayudachile.cl), a 24-hour telethon to raise money for the country. Cried during the introductary presentation.
- Am about to go out with friends to a discoteca.
- Am super impressed with this country's youth and their influence during this time of crisis. I see donation centers all over the universities, young people in the streets collecting money, going door to door collecting goods (yes, this wouldn't work in the US I understand), going down on their own to help in the south... they are truly inspiring.
I am feeling more Chilean than ever, proud of my newly adopted country. Viva Chlie.