"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn


All My Children

Here we are, at weekend 2 of 6. CRAYZAY! Here's a recap:

On Thursday, the internet shut off in my neighborhood. You know those nights when the power goes
out and you and your family/friends kind of camp out together and light candles and it feels kind of
like "the olden dayz"?? That is what it felt like! Rachel & I had minor panic attacks and then camped 
out in my room, chatting, eating candy, and watching Forgetting Sarah Marshall on TV. Isn't it 
crazy how dependent upon the Internet our generation is? In our defense, our Internet addictions
 have spiraled out of control since we've been studying abroad. YOU try being on a different 
hemisphere from your family and friends and everything you have ever known with only a cheap 
pay-as-you-go cell phone on which you can't even make international calls! It's a hard knock life!
Come Friday morning the connection was fixed and our lives went back to normal :)


Oh guess what?! I brought my camera to my internship on Friday!! 
The kids were sooo excited and kept demanding that I take pictures of them. 
They had a dance performance that day, so, if you were wondering, NO they don't 
dress in these kinds of clothes/wear hooker makeup on a daily basis haha





Look at this child and tell me you do not love him. His name is Alonso. 
I love his huge eyes and chubby cheeks but my favorite thing about him is his voice. 
I don't know if I can describe it... it is like a baby munchkin robot voice HAHAH. Love <3


This is Fabian.  I juusst may be in love with him. Such a sweetheart. 
Maybe I feel attached to him because he kind of looks like one of my nephews. 
Or maybe it has something to do with that smile. 


Danae is my secret favorite. She reminds me a lot of myself when I was her age. 
First of all, we had the same haircut hahaha. And despite the fact that her mother always dresses her
 up really pretty and girly, come recess time she is always out playing with the boys. Just like I used to! 


Okay and Francisca is just adorable. She pretends she is a cat at ALL times. 


When I got home from the internship, I collapsed in bed and nearly didn't make it out to go to the 
Mexican Food potluck that my friend was hosting. Ummm hello I said nearly!! I was NOT going to 
miss the opportunity to eat REAL LIVE mexican food! I ended up making jalapeño popper dip (which
 did not turn out as good as it did the first time I made it...but it was a strange cooking situation haha).
By the end of the night, however, I noticed that the pan was scraped clean. Great success.
My friends and I sat around a table for most of the night (blame it on our food comas) debating
about: politics, religion, western medicine, the food industry, animal rights, and more!
Call me crazy but I live for nights like those. You could tell that some people felt uncomfortable
by all of the differences in opinions we had, but I honestly enjoy hearing other peoples' points of
view, whether I agree with them or not. I think it is quite amazing that we live in a world where
 it is possible to disagree with someone while still having complete respect for them and where 
having different perspectives/values/choices doesn't have to affect your friendship in any way.

Saturday was homework day for me. I hung out at Starbucks with my 
friend Jade and wrote a pretty darn good paper en español about Mapuche religion. 
We'll see what my Chilean group members think about it hahaha... Today will be spent 
doing more homework, applying to jobs (help meeee), and baking oatmeal raisin cookies :)

Cheers to another successful weekend!


Jenny Ong said...

SUCH cute pictures Marcella :)

Marcella Alyssa said...

Thanks Jenny! All credit goes to my adorable subjects!