Jan 13, 2010

Being an expat: Do you miss "it," home?

"Don’t ya miss it?”

My friend recently asked me this question. Then he waited, looking at me expectantly as I pondered the answer.

I, of course, realized that he was referring to my previous life in California and how it compares to living in Lima as an expatriate.


Jan 6, 2010

The Second Tongue: Communicating in a bilingual relationship

I haven’t a clue what you are saying.
Que me dijiste?
What did you say?
No te entiendo. Que dices?
I don’t understand. Please repeat.
That’s not what I meant at all.

These are parts of dialogues from couples suffering from “The Second Tongue.”