This is the story of a Quebec city girl doing a 13 months term on an International MC...


Why living in Puerto Rico is a unique experience

--> Riding a scooter across Condado at night and smiling like a dog sticking his head out of the car. Yes Mom, riding a scooter. Yes, with a helmet.

--> Boiling your last pack of pasta and simultaneously starving only to find out there are over 40 insects boiling in/with them because they were living in the bag (sealed bag). These suck. They're called something i can't remember so i just call them "borbonjas"...

--> Hearing crazy stuff come out of Emanuel's mouth during team skype meetings. Something about boobjobs.

--> Re-organizing the cabinets taking into consideration our future roomate is like 4 feet tall.

--> Arriving the monday morning at the office and finding 3 +size cochroaches on the floor ready for me to commit a murder...Always carry flipflops

--> Finding BAGELS in Puerto Rico. This made me the happiest girl on Earth. What else are you gonna eat your philadelphia cheese with?

--> Learning that beans take like forever to cook from scratch.
1. Let them soak for 8 hours. They get fat.
2. Put them to boil for an hour AT LEAST.
3. Find the right temperature of burner so you don't have to stare at the pot while they cook.
4. Eat the beans that cost you more energy than what they will bring you. (like celery)

--> Going to the grocery store with my new roomate and colleague Karla. After 1h20, seeing she has done only one aisle. At least she knows all the types of ketchup (pronounce cat soup if you are her), spices, canned tomatoes, etc..

--> Finding out we actually DO own some placemats in the MC flat (thank god we won't be washing that table like crazy after every meal anymore or lletting it get dirty as shit).

--> After just less than 3 months of living here, being the one people ask directions to in the street (and succeeding in providing them some).

--> Telling your puertorican colleague (Huberto) directions in his own city

--> Thinking of Suzanne every time we hear our MC song on the radio (happens a lot). Plus, finding out she recorded herself doing a video tutorial hahahah. Nice.

--> Teaching Karla (mexican roomate) that going to grocery REQUIRES a sports bag to carry the groceries back in the bus. Like her you will think it's crazy and like her you will find out monday that i am right.

--> Getting marriage/Dating/Sexing offers whenever you wait / cross at an intersection.

--> Getting a side-job as a shot girl for Fat Tuesday the upcoming thursday and friday for the San Juan Outdoor Festival. / Dreaming of it at night.

--> Playing tourist at The Morro Fortress with some friends on the hottest day ever.

--> Having a roomate (Oriana) that understands the difference between a cocoqui guy and a coquiqui guy :)

--> Finding Oreo with her head in the freezer because us NORTH americans can not wear long clothes when it's over 30 degrees C / 86 degrees F. EVER.


 The disgusting insects...
 Some members that I am currently coaching from AIESEC OE Ponce
Mango: 89 cents, Huge avocado: 1.99$

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