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Living Chicago

Last summer has changed me in a way I couldn’t have imagined. I lived an intercultural experience that I’ll never forget. The people I met in EF Chicago filled a small but also huge piece of my heart and I learned much more than a language.

If you ask me if I would repeat I say: OF COURSE! And I’m certain I will.

 

 

Such thoughts make me miss Chicago a lot so I leave you with the second video:

 

Never think twice and go for it!


Coldplay

These are my best holidays ever! (Or as American people say, my best “vacations”)

This weekend Lollapalooza’s Festival is being held in Chicago, at 50 metres from my residence.

Yesterday I could listen to Coldplay’s performance live from behind the stage, lying on the grass. Even being outside I felt I was the luckiest person in the world.

A video I’ve uploaded to youtube where you can watch the emotive ending of the concert, awesome.


Baseball

The baseball match two days ago was great!
We had very good seats and the environment was amazing. It’s very different from the football matches in my country. I was surprised because people didn’t shout all time; there were music and lights instead.
Each time one team changed the batter (the majority of them latin) there was a video played on the screen introducing him. When for example a player called Alejandro scored a home-run the sound was Gaga’s song “Ale Alejandro”, and so on.

 

Even more surprisingly for me was the division of the field, I had always thought the running area was bigger but it didn’t live up to my expectations as it only takes a quarter part. (They didn’t run very much either)

We didn’t get any ball but I could meet the mascot and a friend took me a photo.

 

My meal there consisted on nachos, chicken, lettuce, cheese and souce, all inside a baseball helmet 🙂

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The match lasted more than 3h (we didn’t get bored) and the result was Yankees 18 – 7 WhiteSox


Fireworks

On Saturday there was a party at I-house (International House, a residence in Unversity of Chicago Campus) but we had to take a Metra at 5am to come back. I preferred to go to Navy Pier, because there were fireworks and we wanted to see it.

I don’t regret having gone there. It was fantastic! It lasted several minutes and the most impressive thing is that the music matched the performance, for instance, when the lirics of the song said “love” there was a heart-shaped firework.

(I took hundreds of photos with the speed mode)

What is more, we know some Mexican-American guys who told us about a couple of interesting places or things to do.

As you can see in the picture I got a fortune cookie. OMG! I don’t know where it is! 😦 I’ll be unlucky now, hahah.

It was fun because that boys have the tradition to end the sentence in the cookie with “at the bed” (en la cama). I remember quite well, it was something like “your emotions will be sensitive and strong (at the bed)”.

 

Oh! And it was a great night because we found another supermarket! Yeey! It’s called Dominick’s and it’s at the same distance than the other one but the opposite way (behind Marylin’s sculpture).


Ovo

Yesterday night we went to see le Cirque du Soleil at United Center. The organisation was poor and it was raining cats and dogs but the performance was AWESOME, as always. This time story was about insects. It had some funny parts and also scary ones; due to the difficulty of the acrobatics.
It wasn’t full so we were able to occupy some goods seats.

Alex, I missed you sooo much 😦

 

 

This afternoon’s class has been funny. We’ve gone to the park to play fresbee and talk about the film we saw yesterday at class. I’ll publish some photos as soon as possible.

After that some of us (teacher included) went to take ice-cream to Dunkin Donuts. I don’t recommend you the “pistacho&almond” flavour.

Oh girls, we’ve the Robert Norris University Football Team being moved to Fornelli ; )