Wednesday, April 28, 2010


You will not believe how rude the people are here. I´m pretty sure that almost EVERYBODY has greeted me ¨HEY' YOU´RE FATTER!¨ so you see why I am going to the gym. They are giving me a complex. But I love their honestness.
I had green soup last night yumm
and Today I had Aji de gallina
it´s like chicken in some yellow sauce which is possibly curry and potatoes and rice and lettuce and an egg
it was good
I didn´t mention this yet but it´s dark SO early here. At like 530. So that´s sad.
I went to ICPNA at 6 for my briefing and ITS BIGGER. They have a library and a whole bunch of new classrooms and A STAFF ROOM. I will have my own LOCKER! wooooo!
I am going to have my own class of children. 5 year olds. Because the parents want their kids to have a native speaker. So here I am. That should be fun.
And I have to teach a conversation class. THERE IS NO CURRICULUM for that class. I can do WHATEVER I want. Any ideas of games or any activity that involves lots of speaking would be appreciated. They have given me a lot more advanced classes this year too. Interesting. I start on Monday so I´m going to Celendin with my family here for the weekend. No internet connection! It was great all the teachers were so excited to see me and it was cool to see them too! And they said I have curves now. HAHAHA. Like I think I have the same curves as last year. Or maybe that was a polite way of saying' you´re fat. HAHA
OH and I´m gonna have my own classroom. Classroom 2. Last year I had to move for every class. This is super cool. Except my childrens class. Because they have classrooms for kids now. With little tables and everything. They must have hit a windfall of cash or something!
Well I have a headache so I´m gonna go home and sleep now!
take care chicos!
PS: My Welcome sign!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


well here I am in CAJAMARCA and it´s a balmy RAINING but not cold at all
So my trip
Well I got to Toronto and sat next to some boring person who stuck in their earphones and ignored me on the plane. Then I went looking for my gate. So I´m walking around and following the signs and suddenly I realise my number isn´t there anymore. So I turn around and walk back a bit and realize its because my gate number points to a wall. So I go to the wall and turn left and see... AN ELEVATOR a hidden elevator THEY ARE USELESS AT PIERSON AIRPORT
yes so I finally got to my gate after walking for hours ( at least 15 minutes) and went to sit down and eat. This lady proceeded to enter the restaurant type of deal and complain that there was nothing to eat. The waitress showed her the menu and she made a huge fuss about how she didn´t like ANYTHING on the menu. So she went to buy a boring sandwich from another place and came back and sat on the table next to mine. She took a bite and... PROCEEDED TO TAKE OUR HER FALSE TEETH AND CLEAN THEM WITH A NAPKIN in front of me. So that put me off my lunch. They were really dirty. ewwwwwwwwwwwww
Anyway so I got on my plane to Lima. I tried to sleep but I didn´t succeed much. I managed to get a little conversatin out of the old man next to me but not much. I did not eat because I didn´t feel good. The flight attendants were kind of snotty. Finally they gave me a gravol but it was too late. I puked my guts out. By some miracle NONE of it got in my hair! OR over another person! That´s the main thing. Just all over the blanket and seatbelt and mostly in the bag. What an elegant puker I am! :D
After I felt better. My bag took AGES to come at Lima I was having a mini heart attack but it arrived. Then I went for pizza and INKA KOLA! yum. But I still had 6 hours till my flight and so I went and waited to check in being in the way off the cleaning crew all the time. I ended up stacking my bags on a cart and curling up on top of my cart. People thought I was funny. ha.
So I was waiting in the airport and Star Peru wasnt even there until 4 in the morning so I was just sitting staring at nothingness. but I did meet some cool people. I met Mr.Peru (no joke) on his way to Panama for the Mr.World competition. He´s a tad arrogant but it was good to have someone to chat too and not fall asleep.
Then I met a Canadian girl who had stayed many times in the Holiday Inn in Brandon. Small world. We talked about staples and Canadian Tire. THATS how bored I was.
Then I met this strange couple from Florida like stereotypically American with the buttoned up hawaii shirt and hat and all that stuff. It was hilarious. I took a photo of them. He told me I should read this book about two lovers in the jungle. It was strange. hahahaha
Then I had to pay 6.80$ for excesss weight on my baggage. The woman was so apologetic. I was like whatever ! ha
Then I finally got to the gate at like 4- 2.5 hours early for my flight. So I played spider solitaire on my laptop since I couldn´´t snag any internet connections.
And guess what
so I laid down over 3 seats and chilled until 7:15 when finally the plane came. It was good because a bunch of people had given up and left and so I had 3 seats to myself. I got on the plane and zonked out and suddenly I was in Cajamarca!
My adopted family met me at the airport with red roses and it was very nice!
And they had a little banner here at the house and sprayed me with silly string hahaha they are lovely.
I have just finished organizing my stuff and soon will commence gift giving!
Gemma xxxxxxxxxx
PS: The photo is Rosa and I in the Plaza De Armas in Celendin- check out the approaching rain..

Saturday, April 10, 2010

16 days!

WOW time has FLOWN

Sooo yes soon I am off to the magical world of Spanish people

But first I chose to procrastinate my second research paper due on Monday as much as possible because I SO don't want to do it. But the longer I wait... well I'm sure you've been there.
I went to Son Latino last night and Cassandra and I danced the Macerena with the
band on the stage. HAHAHA I am such a child.

I have already got my insurance and my money so I'm good to gooooo!

See you soon! :)