It’s always fun to have an old friend in town!!!
Last year I was living in New York too and I was going to an English school, I met there a lot of friends from really different countries.
When I enrolled in this school I promised myself not to make any friendships with a Spanish speaker (what it’s such an impossible thing).
On my first day in this English school I was sitting in a room surrounded by like 30 other students (almost all from Asian), filling out my papers, when this student came to me and asked me “hablas español, no?” (“do you speak Spanish, don’t you?”). I was like…”Whaat???”. I hadn’t even talked. So I was like “yes, I do” and she was really happy, when this second student interrupted us and said “me too”. I couldn’t believe it, 5 minutes in that room and I already had this two new friends that spoke Spanish as me, “damn”.
Obviously, after that we became friends and we had a great friendship. I like them so much. I was really sad when they went back to their countries. But…I always thought I was going to see them again, what I didn’t expect was that it was going to be in New York again.
But this Christmas…….MY FRIEND WAS BACK!!
“This second student” (my friend) just came to New York this Christmas. It was so much fun to have her back in town. I hadn’t seen her for a year an few months, but our relation was exactly the same. She stayed at my place, and even though she was doing touristic stuff while I was working, we tried to hang out when we could. We went to a few Japanese places to have dinner (Mentoku Ramen, Village Yokocho..), and even too this Japanese market called Sunrise mart. I showed her around in Bushwick, and we went to this popular pizza place called Roberta’s. Also we hanged out at home. We caught up, we did talk… but what we enjoy most is teaching each other “Spanish from Spain” and “Spanish from Argentina”. We have so much fun every time that we see each other!!!. She was here for 15 days. It seemed short, but I’ll see her soon.
And even though, sometimes I feel resolutions are a bit dump and idealistic, others their are awesome. She was here because it was one of her 2017’s resolutions. I’m really glad that she made it on time! : ).
Also I’m really excited to have the oppotunity to live in this city, where you can make a lot of friends from different countries. It really makes you learn a lot of new things, and understand people in a better and different way.
So, please, get done your 2018’s resolutions!!!
Happy New Year!! : )