One more thing that's been making me happy is Spanish class. Admittedly, at the start of the class, I've been apathetic—I'd rather learn French. After spending a morning at the Instituto Cervantes last Saturday, however, I changed my attitude completely.
Instituto Cervantes is a center for promoting Spain's culture and language, offering classes and certifications in the Spanish language. Every year, all their branches worldwide hold El Dia E (The Spanish Language Day), a cultural open house.This was the event our Spanish professor told us we should attend if we wanted extra points.
At first, I didn't want to get up early to attend it, but thank god my mom forced me to go, because I had a great time there!
Aya, Ava, and I were also asked to be in a video clip, lolz. Watch out for us at 0:49.
It was so much fun to say hola and gracias and made me wish I knew more words. We ran into our prof, who asked us if we wanted to play Spanish-word Scramble (Scrabble?).
|White tiles are mine. Dis game is my bitch.|
|Proudly holding up my scorecard.|
|Me, my blockmates, and our professor, Vanessa Afonso.|
Every time I got a word right, I would yell, "Muy bien, Ela!" much to the embarrassment of my friends, who began calling me presumida (conceited) and el diablo (no translation needed, I guess).
I asked my prof to translate a lot of words. I could only hope that I didn't annoy her with my admittedly obnoxious enthusiasm.
A few phrases:
- Divertidos: so fun
- Estoy orgullosa de ti: I'm proud of you
- Tengo hambre: I am hungry
- Quiero comer: I want to eat
|Digression: I did the Super Junior pose. That's how much I love you, YC, okay!! This will be proof of my everlasting love for you guys.|
The open house certainly captured my fancy; after that, I couldn't wait for Spanish class on Wednesday. When it finally came, I paid more attention in those three hours than I could remember doing so in any class for my past two years of college.
I hope to be able to speak Spanish fluently. I even want to enroll for advanced Spanish classes in Instituto Cervantes after taking the required ones in UST. Until next time, ¡adios, amigos!