Houston, We Have A Problem (Again)

on Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Well, my internet decided to stop working again. What that means is that this post will be short and picture-less. The good news is that this past weekend I didn’t travel anywhere so I didn’t really take any pictures.

The big news for me this week was that Health Care Reform in the US was passed. I know some people are not happy about this, but I really think this was a monumental step for America and I couldn’t be more proud.

This past week has been fun-filled for me. My brother was home from college for his spring break so I was able to talk to and see him on Skype all week which was great. Also, I went shopping and got new shoes, sunglasses, and socks, so that was fun! I got a coupon at the store for 50% off my next purchase so I might go back tomorrow and buy some running shoes, but we’ll see what happens. After one of my classes I stayed late to talk to my professor and the only other students who stayed to talk to him were Italian. Since I can physically pass as an Italian he spoke to all of us in Italian and I was really surprised by what he told us. He said that we should basically forget how to speak Italian and only speak English (except maybe at home) because English is the language which will help advance our careers. It made me feel fortunate to be American (and Colombian) but I also felt sad that the professor was telling these students that they should forget their native language. I think a language is a very important part of a culture and I wonder what everyone else was thinking when he said that.

Last Thursday I went to the club called “The Club” (original, right?) and had a fun evening. My friend Oscar’s girlfriend was in town from Lyon, France (she’s there studying French for a few weeks) so it was nice meeting her. On Saturday we all went out to a club called Just Cavalli and I really liked the place. It was my first time there and it was very nice- there were a couple Ferraris and a lot of Porsches parked outside. As you can imagine, the only downside was that it was very expensive to get into.

The rest of the weekend I just relaxed and enjoyed the warmer weather! I had a presentation today for one of my classes so I worked on the PowerPoint slides for that too. I almost forgot to mention that during the week I also planned what I am going to do for my 3 week spring break! This Friday I am going on a 5 day road-trip to Tuscany with some friends. We are renting cars and driving down and have a few wine tastings and other things planned so I am really excited. I especially can’t wait to go to Florence for the 1st time- everyone says it’s gorgeous. The day after I get back from Tuscany I am going to Paris for 6 days and am staying with my mom’s best childhood friend. I am going alone, so it should be interesting to see if I can entertain myself, but I have a feeling that the time will fly by with all of the museums and things to see. A couple of my friends are actually from Paris so I am going to try to meet up with them while I am there too so that would be fun! After Paris I am heading straight to Madrid to visit my cousin. I have always wanted to go to Spain so I am also super excited for that. After a few days in Madrid I am heading back to Milan to study for a midterm exam which I have on the 14th of April, but that same day I am heading to Palermo, which is on the island of Sicily, with a few friends to relax and enjoy the last few days of break. Overall, I am looking forward to traveling but I need to start saving my money because these trips are going to be very expensive! I might not get a chance to blog while I am traveling over the next couple of weeks, but I promise to take tons of pictures for you guys and tell you all about it.

Tomorrow night I am heading to an Aperitivo with some friends and then we are going out to dance and I am really looking forward to it. I hope that you are all having a fantastic week.

Peace and Love,

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Location:Via Gian Carlo Castelbarco,Milan,Italy


Sim K. SIms said...

Hey Camilo

c-Lo said...

Hey what's up Sim? Great to hear from you buddy! Sorry it took so long to bet back to you!

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