Chile’s Independence Day

September 18th, septiembre dieciocho, is a big day- it’s Independence Day! And, seeing as Chileans will snatch any opportunity to have a party, they made no exception. Between Sept. 13th and Sept. 22nd, there is no school and many businesses are closed. It’s a 10-day holiday. The entire town is covered with the red, white […]

The first September 11th- the Chilean Coup d’etat

Today is September 11th, and needless to say it’s a day of remembrance and respect for the United States. 12 years ago, New York City was attacked by Islamic terrorists and thousands died as hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers. This is my first year being outside of the U.S. on this day since […]

Meal time: (An almost) Daily Saga

Eating; it’s a necessity we all have to deal with every day. The U.S. takes a certain pride in formulating the most efficient way of maximizing caloric intake while minimizing the time commitment for mealtimes, hence the almost incomprehensible number of fast food restaurants. With the goal of productivity, always productivity, almost 20% of all […]