Friday, March 25, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Do you judge the comings and goings and happenings on of a culture other than your native one by what you know from your own culture? No. You must not, because they may only be understood and therefore managed by the rules and workings of their own making. Outside regulations need not apply. This is a different world than the one that I am from.
at 11:21 AM
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
hmmmm...it's been quite a while.
buying a car in Costa Rica, like in any other place, I'm sure, is a total crapshoot when you're in the market for a used car. The difference is, in Costa Rica there's a really high likelihood that you'll be on curvy roads with steep dropoffs when your breaks and/or steering fail...yup...It really happened.
Things I've learned recently:
Children do not trick or treat in Costa Rica, at least not near us.
My generation is the one getting into the idea of Halloween, but still only about 1/2 the population polled recently planned on dressing up.
Here, the idea is still, for the most part, to be scary for Halloween...THAT's a big difference. lol.
"Cars are holes into which to throw money"-Dad
"Lo barato es caro (That which is cheap, is expensive)"-Jairo
Having a license to drive, or a licensed driver to take one driving could be equated to having gold here.
Eating turtle eggs helps to clean the beach because there are actually too many turtles trying to lay their eggs in the same place.
Rice cookers and I are not friends.
Nothing lasts in the fridge for more than like...3 days...max.
Light bulbs cost less than a dollar.
The buy/sell rates of currency make absolutely ZERO sense to me...and cost me $100 to change colones to dollars back to colones in order to make the car payment.
Banks started charging 50 cents per ATM withdrawal as of August something.
Earthquakes are cool...as long as they are just at tremor-status.
Sometimes just a long girl-chat is all you need.
If a girl walks by any number of men, every one of them is guaranteed to at least look her way.
"Picadillo" is a food, "pesadilla" is a nightmare
I don't know that I will ever adjust to knowing the date based on the local seasons other than those experienced in WNY (It is ridiculously odd to me that it is going to hotter here the closer we get to Christmas, for example).
at 2:16 PM