Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Little internet access / Lesson learned

Just a quick reminder that we are living in a rural community this month so we will have limited posting ability. Please check back once every week, especially after Monday's as we will try to post some on Sunday or Monday.

We continue to attempt to improve our kiche skills - we are probably learning some but not as much as we had hoped since we are normally not back until late from clinic and dropping off students. We have about 1-2 hours a day we can try to work on language and some days we are just wiped out. So, we are having a great time experiencing new friends and culture and learning some kiche. We also eat a lot of hot drinks and bread!

We tried something new last night - ceviche - but not the ceviche you have heard about with fish and shrimp... We asked if it was fish or shrimp and they said no it was beef... So we got he ceviche and it did not look like beef, so we made the mistake of asking what kind of beef - bull testicles... Ouch!! Anyway, we chugged it down pretending it was some kind of squirrly fish. Yummy! Really, it was not that bad as all you taste is the pico de gallo type sauce, it is just the thought of eating testicles.....

Next time we will not ask.... Lesson learned.

God bless - keep praying for us and all of the students as they continue to live with families the rest of this month.

2 comments:

Heidi and Matt said...

OOOoops... We had heard about this "other" kind of ceviche a few months ago. Apparently that would have been helpful knowledge to share! Sorry... Hope to see you Monday at ASELSI, though! Let us know if you need anything... Y'all are awesome! I need to update you on Josefa Morales and add her to your prayer list when we get a chance...

marymadill said...

Hmmmm...sounds absolutely yummy....Chug it. Why have you been eating a lot of bread instead of tortillas? I got to help deliver some babies. Funny story, when the dad cut the umbilical cord the high pressure system spewed blood and such all over my face and all, no eye contact fortunately. The dad has apparently been telling people it looked like the chain saw massacre... i think he might be exagerrating a bit. Probably I just grossed out anyone who reads this comment. But I guess after the testicle eating story this is nothing. Also if you see Juana, tell her I made Guatemalan scrambled eggs for lunch (eggs, tomatoes, onions, green pepper, and cilantro). She inspired me. Hope you're kiche vocabulary picks up. This comment is so long because i am avoiding my homework in case you wondered what came over me to write a novel..