Hello…and How Are You

Hello…and How Are You

“¿Cómo aprendiste tu inglés?” I turned to look at the small boy standing next to me on the Metro train. How did you learn English? He had obviously been listening to me and my friends speaking in English. “Just like you learned Spanish,” I told...
Francie Turns 21

Francie Turns 21

This week, my “Chilean daughter” turned 21. It seems like only yesterday that I walked into her 8th grade classroom for the first time, but that was back in 2009. Francisca would have been 14 then. A quiet teenager, she came to the front of the classroom...

Welcome Back

Back in Chile and the cupboard is bare, so I went to Lider on Sunday afternoon to get a few essentials. The place was swarming, but I managed to snag a head of broccoli and a packet of chicken before heading to the coffee aisle where their shelves were as bare as...

Am I Culturally Chilean Yet?

I recently ran across an article called 20 Signs You’re Culturally Chilean, written by Elyssa Garrett and posted on Matador Network. It lists twenty things that are uniquely Chilean. I found myself laughing out loud as I read through the list. At least half of...

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