Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Well, first off I must apologize for leaving everyone hanging for quite a number of days. I haven´t been harmed or anything of the sort, so you can stop worrying about me ;) I also want to apologize for having my last post being so angsty. I´ve been partially avoiding the blog posting because I don´t want to have any others like that up here. I haven´t exactly been having the best few days, but I don´t feel the need to go through the whole story AGAIN. What I will say is that I´ve been trying to get a hold of my councillor, who is MIA somewhere in Argentina at the moment. The political situation in Scz seems to be clearing up for the most part. They signed some sort of peace document for the time being, so we´ll just wait until December 7th, when they redo the consititution.. There´s also a huge protest march of indigenous people on their way to Santa Cruz (very possibly here at this very moment), waving around their machetes and axes. But yet again, I am to assure you that I am safe.. As this is what Rotary has been telling everyone. I´m going out for dinner tonight, because one of the exchange students is going back to the States. Her club is making her come back home, deeming the political situation here unsafe for her to stay. I´ll try my best to catch you up on the main events of the past five days. The weekend was a lot of fun. I made a bunch of new, Bolivian friends. Went to a classmates birthday party on Friday, and went out with friends Satutrday night. I went to church Sunday.. Although I was the only kid that was made to go, everyone else got to sleep in. I don´t know what this was.. perhaps punishment for coming in late the night before, who knows. What I do know is that the only reason I go to church with them is because it´s a family event, not because of any religious beliefs. Therefore, if no one else is going, I should NOT be expected to show any interest in going. I´ve been chatting with my parents pretty often, touching bases with them on political and familial situations, and discussing what will happen if Rotary decides they want me out of Bolivia. I don´t really know what I´ll do. Do I move to another country, or go back home and start making some money before I move to Vancouver? It´s a tough decision, and something that I don´t know if I´m able to deal with quite yet. Yesterday I went out with some friends to the movies (woo X FILES). It was in english, and horribly gorey. I enjoyed the popcorn though, even though most of it ended up on the floor or in my lap. For some reason, Bolivia has given me a HUGE craving for popcorn.. perhaps it´s a lack of salt in my diet or something. Who knows! Tonight, I am hopefully off to La Casa de Camba to see my friend for the very possibly last time, before she flys back to New York. Hopefully my night goes better than the past few days have been.. I´m in some dyer need of cheering up.