Yesterday I got invited to go ice skating downtown and I ended up having a lot of fun!! I have never been ice skating before and I don’t even know how to rollerblade so I was extremely worried about dying but I can assure you I did not die. After franticly searching ice skating videos online to give myself an understanding of what to do, I still felt unprepared for what I saw as my impending doom.
As I got on the ice, I tried channeling my inner Michelle Kwan and being graceful but needless to say I was so wobbly and too focused on not falling. But, the good news is I only fell once and I kind of cheated by holding onto the hand of my friend Karleen the whole time. I plan on going back soon to build on my skills and pretty soon I’ll look like a swan on the floor!
Karleen and me ice skating like champs!
Although I’ve decided against studying abroad, I am still determined to learn Spanish. So in my recent boredom, I’ve decided to set up by own study abroad program from my home and watch nothing but Spanish Telenovelas on Univision and listen to hispanic music in my car.
So far, my biggest struggle has been completely understanding them when they talk fast on TV. Even after approaching my seventh year of studying Spanish, I still have a hard time with that, even with subtitles! So hopefully my the end of the summer I’ll be a pro.
But even though I’ve committed to watching Spanish shows, of course I can’t give up watching my favorite shows: the Kardashians, Glee, and Good Morning America!
Here is one of the songs I discovered while exploring new Spanish music. Anything with JLo in it, I’m automatically hooked! Plus, it’s mostly in English, which I also like! I can’t get over how different she looks! O.0