An email excerpt

June 18, 2011


Here’s is part of an email I wrote to a friend considering PC. It sums up my feelings about the experience thus far… “In general it’s a great experience that is probably the best decision I have made with my life. Where would you want to go? You’ll probably work most effectively here in Latin […]

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Fall Updates

June 16, 2011


Today I gave my first successful charla in site. Charlas are lectures that are a big part of how volunteers impart their knowledge to their communities. I feel bad that it has taken me this long to do it, but my confidence in my language and really just in the community has come up significantly […]

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Che arekoma 6 meses koape

April 2, 2011


I’v been saying this a lot to people recently. It’s amazing how quickly six months can pass when you are having fun. I feel like I’m over the “getting used to things” phase. I have some level of comfort with Guarani now; enough to get my ideas across, understand most of what people are saying […]

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Annnd we’re back

February 4, 2011


It’s been too long since I posted, agreed? I had been sans internet for the past month or so, which accounts for my lack of posts, but thanks to my parents and some very guap@ (means hard working here in Paraguay, although don’t get me wrong they are very good looking) volunteers, I now have […]

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And the site is:

November 17, 2010


Barrio San Rafeal, Departamento San Pedro. I am excited!

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Un Mes

November 3, 2010


Monday (I think) marked my group’s one month anniversary in Paraguay. Similar to my two week post, I find it hard to believe I have only been here for a month. Training quickly settles you into a happy little rut, especially in these middle weeks. The past few days we have had big, long language […]

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Sepy’a py’a

October 29, 2010


I learned a great Guarani word yesterday, which is the title of this post. So here is what you need to know about to pronounce it. 1. It works best if said fast. 2. The ‘y’ in Guarani is like no letter you have ever heard. The best way I can describe it is the […]

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