Sorry I haven't written in a while! I've been caught up in a lot of homework and exploring the culture here in San Jose. I'll try to make time once a week for my last month here, to write about what I'm experiencing.
The first few days of May were a little tough. Three of my housemates returned back to the United States the first weekend, so we celebrated as a family the last night we were all together. Kate, Kresta, and Shey all had a great time here and taught me so much before they left. They taught me how to take a taxi, how to walk to the mall, and how to not be afriad to talk to the family and ask questions.
My familia tica threw a big cook out the last night we were all together, and we all pitched in to help make the night perfect.
I prepared the tea, as well as helped make the dessert with Kate, while Shey and Quincey helped set up the huge sound system that we played our music on. Kresta with Monse helped set the table up outside, as well as make sure Kenneth had everything he needed to work the grill.
Mariela enjoyed singing to all of us, and dancing, as she prepared the meal, especially to her favorite Spice Girls songs! We enjoyed grilled fresh fish, grilled mixed vegetables and potatoes, and our favorite dulce de leche dessert!
We also toasted our farwells to our returning sisters with a mixed drink or two :).
It was a night full of laughter and dance (from everyone except Kenneth who was still on his crutches and cast from breaking his leg). However, this didn't stop him from smiling and laughing just as much as the rest of us!
Monse loved being able to stay up a bit later, and dance with the big girls because we spin her and help her jump higher in the air. She loves dancing so this night was a lot of fun with her. She also played us songs on her guitar, and so did Kresta! Both girls showed lots of talent to us that night and we enjoyed hearing them play.
I miss these girls a lot! They were full of so much wisdom and were great to hang out with and live with! I'm so glad all of us got to spend time together this final night, and be the diverse family we were!
PURA VIDA !!