International Peace day is September 21st (mark your calendars) but Spain's day of peace was January 30th. Hmmm. Let's look into this. An online Spanish newspaper called it the "School Day of Nonviolence and Peace" so it's different - I guess. I can't get a straight answer on any of it. An organization called World … Continue reading Spain Sunday: Peace Day
No one likes the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), or the post office. Or anything government. You always think you're going to go at some good time but turns out everyone thought the same thing so you're 36th in line. So you leave and you think "it's not pressing today, I'll come back another day." … Continue reading TIE Card Hell, and a Lesson in Spanish Bureaucracy.
I want to start by saying that I am not an expert in making kimchi. If you know us, you know that we lived in South Korea for three years. Back when we ate lunch at our schools, we were guaranteed to have at least one Korean meal a day, and during this time I … Continue reading Making Kimchi in Rural Spain
No one could ever beat Japan and Korea's nonsense/amazing/wonderful pinnacle-of-creativity pizzas. Ever. So with that said know that Spain has some pretty good ideas with pizza and even more amazing pizza-thing combos. Thing? That's right. A pizza and a thing. Telepizza is the big Spanish brand here. We have a Telepizza in Martos but no … Continue reading Spain Sunday: Pizza
Ooh boy I've wanted to write about this for forever. Names are so intensely cultural it's not even funny. In Korea we had students with names like Kim YuNi or KimSuBin and I could never tell boys and girls apart just by looking at the names. Every once and a while we'll run into a … Continue reading Spain Sunday: Names
Ages ago (October 21st, in fact) I wrote the last post about my school and haven't written any more about it. I'm going to try to correct or update probably everything I said so long ago. Last time I said: I’ll probably be doing Music and PE, and with all of the 6th graders (which thankfully I’ll … Continue reading Updates on School
Americans recycle 34% of waste they create. Austria recycles 64%, and Germany 63%. South Korea recycles 49%. While Spain only recycles 33%. (Sources)So less than any other place we've lived. Sadly the roads are completely covered in trash here. I've seen women cleaning their purses out by just throwing used tissues and receipts on the ground. … Continue reading Spain Sunday: Recycling