I panted, jogging in the dark back to the house, holding a can of tuna and a chocolate bar. A Peruvian singer croons in my earphones and I cannot understand him. My left hand stinks of garlic. I had done a quick shop run when I realised I had forgotten the […]
Tratare de escribir este blog en espanol con poca traduccion de Google. I will try to write this blog in Spanish with little Google translation. Mi espanol no es bien. Es malo. My Spanish is not good. It is bad. Quiero escribe mejor. I want to write better. Es dificil. […]
This morning I did some research on three Peruvian Presidents from the 1960s to the 80s. Two of the presidents led their military and eventually took over from their predecessor. But as I gain a superficial look at the history of Peru from the 19th century and its independence and […]
Last night I attended a parents’ information session with the other teachers. And I was interested in meeting the parents, I found, as I gazed across each classroom. I was trying to guess which parents belonged to my particular students. I think I wanted to know because any little […]
BARRANCO. If I had more time than a few hours I might have written a short story here. The old elegant houses through the light fog, the occasional volkswagon, the murals and statues, and the clifftop overlooking the ocean. My friend Lutie (listen to a drunken interview of Lutie) gave […]
I made a rush decision to visit Lima for the weekend. Some say I am loco considering it is a 10 hour bus ride one way. A chica might have been a reason for my decision. I don’t write that to embarrass her, she reads my blog posts occasionally, but […]
It’s time to commit, to focus truly on the culture I live in if I wish to be a part of it. A colleague and friend from Colombia, Nox, is as good as I am at speaking English. He claims to dream in his second language. Nox said rather bluntly […]
But using morality for a reason was just a shield, I realised, to hide from the truth.
Everyone touches more here, but I’m getting used to it. But learning not to be frustrated…well, that’s something I need to tackle.
The song ‘Despacito’ is a source of encouragement for me, and the other night I heard it played on a pan flute.