TRUE: Tim and Eileen ate $20 worth of sushi for Eileen’s birthday meal.
FALSE (at the time of the posting…): Tim has illegally downloaded over 200 songs since we’ve been here.
TRUE: The Snickers slogan in Ecuador is “Hambre?”
TRUE (at the time of the posting…): We clean the house once a week.
TRUE (they’re three bucks) We’ve bought ten DVDs since we’ve been here.
TRUE (there was LOTS of celebration over this one): Ecuador’s soccer team beat Brazil this past week.
TRUE (Tim’s police gassed a concert and it floated over to Steph’s classroom): Tim’s students tear gassed Steph’s students (Steph is another WorldTeach volunteer).
FALSE: We found a tree frog in our shower this weekend.
TRUE: There’s a Mac store opening near our gym.
FALSE: The people at the Swissotel know our names.
FALSE (it actually says “welcome”): Our “welcome” mat says “bienvenidos.”
FALSE: We keep a calendar on which we X off the days until our winter break.
FALSE: Tim has gone into the “Smocking Center.”
TRUE (and they were all delicious): Eileen had three cakes and a brownie in honor of her birthday.
TRUE: Tim and Eileen’s cell phone is held together with tape.
TRUE (festivities usually start a few weeks early, they like to spread things out): The festivities for Quito’s December 6th Independence day have started.
TRUE: Two weeks ago, we purchased our first Christmas gift.
TRUE: Tim has refrained from purchasing any cinnamon rolls from the Cinnabon right next to our gym.
TRUE: There is a church next door that has hours-long music worship sessions every Sunday
PS we posted Cuenca pics in the coppermine.