Posted by: Ali | November 28, 2009

Update on Life

Hey everybody!  Here’s an update about what’s going on in my life these days.  I have the house to myself all weekend, and it’s pretty lonely I guess.  Chris, Eric, and Jennifer went home last night – they were all here for two months, so it’s weird to have them gone.  Megan, Shelley, and Kate are travelling in Huaraz, in the mountains.  Ginene is volunteering in Cusco.  Hyo is a girl who has been staying with us for about three weeks (not volunteering), and she’s visiting Santiago, Chile until Wednesday.  So here I am, all alone in the big house.  (That means I get to play music loud!)

I am coming home for Christmas!  Hopefully I’ll be able to see all my friends and family, but my mom is quickly calling dibs on when she wants me around!  Hopefully I’ll be able to make it up to Kingston as well.

Also, I’ve been working hard on grad school applications the past few weeks.  I want to go into urban planning, and I’m hoping that if I get in my application early then I’ll have a better shot.  If anyone has any grad school tips I would love to hear them!

I’ve been house hunting for the past several weeks as well, and found a very small number of houses that were appropriate.  After submitting my findings to my boss, they’ve decided that unless I can find something this upcoming week, we’re going to talk our landlady into letting us stay for a while longer.  Kind of an anti-climactic finish to my expeditions, but oh well.  Other than the cockroaches this place is pretty good!

So that’s my life at the moment; it’s kinda boring.  I would love to do something like go out to the movies but there’s nothing available!  Anyone curious as to what is showing?  2012 (on 3 screens), A Christmas Carol (on 2 screens, both dubbed), Whiteout, “El Delphin” (a Peruvian movie), “Coco Avant Chanel” (a French movie, subtitled in Spanish), Planet 51 (on 2 screens, both dubbed), New in Town, Inglorious Basterds, “Le Silence de Lorna” (French), and Twilight – New Moon (on 4 screens)


  1. Please don’t bring home any cockroaches!


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