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I am Eileen Smith. ExBrooklynite, current living in Santiaguina (Santiago, Chile dweller).
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  • Suddenly you mean something else (musings on linguistic foibles) 1 week ago Imagine the scene. 22-year-old Eileen is standing in the San José, Costa Rica airport, minutes from missing her flight. She has actually almost missed a flight before on this trip through Central America, from Guatemala City to Tikal (Flores airport), whereupon she ran up the gangway and actually...
  • The Joy of a Springtime Feria Haul, now with fennel! 1 week ago
  • Alto En, Exploring Chilean Memes, Nutrition and the Fiestas Patrias (Tiki tiki ti!) 2 months 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 4 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 6 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 …... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Chile Gold Award!

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