Hello gente! (people)
¿Como estan todos? I´m prcaticing my translating skills. I knew I was going to be put on the spot light on this tripñ along with Mario, Mariel, and Nico. That´s okay though, I needed to practice my Spanish. Seriously! My Dad would make fun of me because I´d be speaking Spanish with him and forget how to say certain words and he´d just laugh. The funny thing is that I´m not any better in English; there are times when I don´t pronounce certain words correctly or I forget how to say certain words. In six days I´ve had so many opportunities to translate Spanish into English, English into Spanish, teach Spanish to my teamates, teach English to students, adults, and others, that I have lost track of the number. My mind is like a three way phone call. One line is Spanish (¡Hola! ¿Como estan?), another is in English (Hi! How are you?) and the third is like a cross section of the two (¿You no speakin English? Si, no maybe so?).
My homestay family are so sweet and caring. I have a grandmother, mother, brother, and a cat. My homestay fatehr is working in New Orleans. He calls every now and then. There are always numerous visitors who come and visit Grandma Catia. I found out a day ago that the homestay family members are very well known by all in San Ramon. I´ve been told that the great great grandparents were founders of San Ramon and that they owned a huge portion of it. Years and generations have gone by and the same wealth isn´t there anymore but the respect and pride of the family name continues to live on. It´s pretty cool I think. I wonder what they did to earn so much respect? Anyways, I´ll let you know more when I discover more fo the history. For now, I´m going to have dinner and then try to beat my brother at a video game (he rocks at it). Have a great summer reader. Adios!