Tuesday, May 10, 2005

One Year Ago

Almost two weeks into Brazilian culture. There are things I love and things I hate. I hate the heat, bugs and cold water showers. But I love the people, the beauty of this place, the ocean. I love how everyone is so affectionate here, but I hate how EVERYONE stares at us. I hate the phones but love the ice cream.
My first week of teaching finished. Can I really be a teacher full time? These kids are so excited and thankful to be able to learn English. What will be the difference in a country like Korea where they are forced to learn English by their parents and don't have good attitudes? Can I go somewhere like that without knowing the language and without a team?
I have seen so many interesting things - traffic jams, beautiful people and children, despair, hopelessness covered up with bright colors. A world burned and blackened with age yet full of life and vigor. These are a people holding onto whatever they can. Yet is our way of life better?

2 comments:

  1. Cool entry.

    What's the differences and similarities between Brazil and Taiwan?

    Via the same style, what do you love and hate about Taiwan?

    :)

    Marc (17 days and counting)

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  2. This is such a cool reflection... I love it! You have such a great ability to write down your thoughts... It was fun to read this and remember!

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