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I am Eileen Smith. ExBrooklynite, current living in Santiaguina (Santiago, Chile dweller).
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  • Alto En, Exploring Chilean Memes, Nutrition and the Fiestas Patrias (Tiki tiki ti!) 2 weeks ago One thing I love about Chile is how readily artists, graphic designers and other creative types take anything that’s happening in news, or in the world, and immediately incorporate it into memes, jokes, videos and GIFs. In the past, there has been the merciless fun made of an ex-president, who...
  • Fishing with peas, or Let's Make Fun of Beginning Spanish, with Eileen 3 months ago Fishing with peas. You wouldn’t think you could. I have never known anyone who has. But for a long time I was convinced I’d met someone who had done just that. Once upon a time, when Eileen was just a fairly beginning Chilean Spanish speaker, she was in a taxi. And lest she be silent …...
  • How to parse a sign in Spanglish 5 months ago Today I am going to teach you how to parse a sign you see in Spanglish, and by parse, I mean consider how it came to be written how it is written, as opposed to in actual English, based on a previous knowledge of Spanish. Before I begin, I should mention that I recently was called out …...
  • Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink in much of Santiago 5 months ago Rain, rain and more rain in Santiago. What’s a city to do? The first year I lived in Chile, I was caught unawares by many a rainstorm. First of all, because rain here seems to have a higher ceiling than it does in Portland or other places I’ve lived, where the clouds usually hunker low …...
  • In Which I Owe the Argentine Government $14 (Spoiler, $42) 6 months ago Detailing the most rookie of mistakes, which you, upon reading this, will not make. Considering the number of borders I’ve crossed in my life, I consider the fact that I’ve gotten this far a minor miracle. Also, photos, and Patagonia love. When I planned my trip to, as I like to call it, the... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Chile Gold Award!

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