Monday, January 30, 2006

Some excitement today

What a day! It was definitely not my usual Monday. Today I got this call from a very important theater in town, Mixed Blood Theater. They were looking for a last minute replacement for a show in Spanish that is going to be presented in Puerto Rico next week! I went crazy just thinking of the idea. What an opporutnity! Anyway, unfortunately I was not able to find a substitute for the 5 days that I was required to be absent from school. :-( Oh, well! But just that I was called was enough excitement for the day!

Monday, January 23, 2006

What is your best (most pleasant) memory from childhood?

Today friend of mine brought a gift from Argentina. She was there during the holidays but I have not been there for almost 3 years now. At first it looked like any other music CD but it turned to be very special to me. I did not imagine the songs in it were going to affect me so deeply. This CD is titled “Para mis niños de 30 años” (For my 30 years old children). That is me! It is a wonderful collection of songs from my childhood by a famous clown and singer Miliki (when I was a kid it was the famous “Gaby, Fofó y Miliki” troupe singing those songs). It was nice to have all those memories from childhood back to me, not just to my mind but my whole body was electrified. It definitely made me cry. I would like to learn about you, what songs from your childhood give you goose pimples? What songs from 20, 30 or 40 (or 50?) years ago bring you pleasant (and sometimes not so pleasant) memories? or What is your best (most pleasant) memory from childhood?? I would love if you could share that with me since I would like to learn some of those songs or learn about those memories. Please email them to GRACIAS!

In the meantime, I will share a lullaby that my mother used to sing to me and that it gives ME the goose pimples every time I share with the children in my classes:

Arrorró mi niño,
Arrorró mi sol,
Arrorró pedazo,
De mi corazón.

Este niño bueno,
Se quiere dormir,
El pícaro sueño,
No quiere venir.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

where did the holidays go?

I actually had a great time over the holidays. I enjoyed them inmensely doing lots of things and also doing nothing (at times). One of the things that I enjoyed more was meeting with old friends and making some new ones. I have always beeing very passionate about human interaction, to learn about other people's lifes and about mine in the process. Part of that is reflect in my last post about "meeting".
But now I am also happy to go back to school, both teaching and learning. Classes at Spring Hill School have been going pretty well so far. Tonite I started my first class at MCTC (Minneapolis Community and Technology College): Ethics. So far, I am hooked. It's going to be an intense semester though.
Lately I've been wondering if the inability to say "no" to things is real a problem of mine. I seem to get committed to so many things. But the truth is that I love them all and being busy is not such a problem. I'll post more later about my future events and hopefully I get to finish revamping my website soon, too.