I killed my mini-lesson and redeemed myself from the spoiled grammar lesson performance.
The class decided to make Friday food day; I brought Belvita, which everyone liked. Ximena brought a dish called Causa, which I packed to eat later after breaking my fast. There was an assortment of other foods.
After explaining my need for string and other items I might use for the Saturday kids class Juan and I are student teaching tomorrow, Heidi gave me directions to a Plaza Vea, where I could find a Walmart-like store. The walk to as much time as going to Plaza Armas - just in the opposite direction on Grauu, a Main Street. I made a friend, Ximena, who walked with me part way to the plaza. I have plans to help her and her family move to their new home closer to the school.
Plaza Vea is a mall. It's a large enclosed area with a Walmart-like called Supermercados Peruanos and other familiar stores: T. G. I. Fridays, Papa John’s Pizza, Payless Shoes, etc. It was an odd experience because the familiarity caused by the stores didn't go with the language and people in them. I walked up many aisles because I failed to properly pronounce Nutella and receive help finding it. With Nutella purchased and a bunch of other stuff, I was having a pretty good day.
I had to stop by the school to pick up my food. At the latest, I am in my room by 7:30pm on days I go to the plaza. Most days, I'm in by 5:30pm. A nonprofit called HOOP was holding a bake sale for which I purchased chocolate cake after talking to Teresa, one of the co-founders. It was hopeful seeing young people committed to human services.
The day's most interesting events didn't happen until I got to my room and looked for the property owner to ask about water. On the way to the property owner’s apartment on the second floor, I ran into Anibal! Who was going to ask about the internet connection? Anibal speaks Spanish, which was just helpful enough to find out we'd have no internet tonight, which means tomorrow's teaching will be rough.
To answer my hot water question, we all went to Anibal's bathroom and came to mine. We watched as the property owner filled a bucket with water from the sink by the 8-once cupful. Once the bucket was full, he invited me to feel the water. I felt as warm was a polite beautiful self-center person on a date with an ugly person. He explained that for warmer water, we needed to try before 5pm, which I'd already done.
It was nearing 7 and the school was open until 9. If Anibal were willing to go there to do some work, I would have gone with him. However, I found out, he doesn't venture out after dark either. We decided to walk to school at 6:45 in the morning and hope they'd be open so we can prepare for our 9am student teaching classes. It dawned on both of use that we had no idea what the school's hours were!
It was way past fast breaking time. I settled into my chilly room and ate a Causa, which is deliciously great! It included ingredients I'm routinely found of: avocado, potatoes, and chicken. After eating I hopelessly tried to prepare of team teaching tomorrow's Saturday children's EFL class...
It's 11:59, and I just got done raking my brain over passive voice using the verb "to be" and the correct past tense to show habits and actions completed in the past, as well as, processes with verbal phrases (separable and inseparable) with by... Yeah, right! I need my internet!! I'm curious to see what my partner, Juan, and I actually do in tomorrow's class.