After a week of grey, soggy shoes, smelly socks, and never ending showers Heredia has finally brightened up. It is the rainy season here in Central America (Costa Rica has two seasons: rainy from June-November and dry from December-May) and the effects of Tropical Storm Matthew have been raining on Costa Rica´s parade.
The lack of sun on the back of my kneecaps this week has left me with a severe serotonin deficit and increased awareness of the usage of "mae".
- quick cultural note -
Mae ("myy"): abbreviation of "maje" which means dude, man, bloke, sucker. This term is used by roughly 98% of all tican "maes" (and occasionally chica ticas) in every situation, in every sentence, whenever, wherever, however, etc. etc. etc.
here's an example of a conversation between two dudes:
Edguardo: mae, como le va mae, pura vida mae ?
Fabio: mae, todo bien, mae quiere monchar en un toque ?
Edguardo: mae, no puedo, tengo que encontrar con la
As far as the rest of la pura vida goes...
Classes are interesting but it's 10x harder to concentrate/study here... especially with distractions such as a new snouser puppy, making empanadas with ana, spitting slang, eating, eating, and eating more delicious food
check out this pup! Name's "yara" and like any puppy she loves to bite, chew, play, and pounce on anything that moves
We've got some field trips coming in the near future:
Trip to some coffee plantations with our spanish class - which is perfectly placed on saturday to inhibit any further travel... as well as a trip to Bocas del Toro in Panamà (which I hope to go on as it's time to get back to Panamà !!). And a roundup of random pics !
Hasta Luego Mmmaaaaeee