Friday, April 18, 2014

Friends and THE METRO

After the visit to Machuca, I had another eventful weekend at Convivencia. I've blogged about this before because it typically takes place once a month. But just for a reminder, it's an event for a certain grade of the school for an entire day. This past Saturday, many of the professors took the entire 7th grade to a school in Chorrera, an area about 45 minutes outside of the city. In Chorrera we had Convivencia with a theme that focused on the dynamic of groups and group work. Throughout the day, we had lots of fun in small groups where we explored this theme, had discussions, played games, and created skits. The kids always have a lot of fun at Convivencia, and it's a fun time to get to know our students better outside of the classroom setting. I don't have pictures of this event because I have failed at photography, but luckily we have Convivencia again in 2 weeks, so I'll take some then!

Oh yeah, we also had a visit from two fellow YASCers Becky Gleason and Claire Harkey, as well as Claire's friend and roommate Rosella. Needless to say we had lots of fun hanging out and catching up with each other on our placements and our past few months!

We were also able to attend a Maundy Thursday service together, which was a really nice time to spend together and be reminded of the importance of this week. Props go out to Rosella for being the master photographer, so here are some photos!

At the Maundy Thursday service with a special sermon from the bishop of Panama himself!

Maundy Thursday with these cuties!
In other news, school is still going really well! We just finished midterms, so my life will consist of grading tests on tests on tests. In even more important news, on April 5th, Panama City opened the very  first and only metro in Central America. How cool is that?? For the past 2 weeks, everyone has been obsessing over and admiring the new metro, including myself. It makes traveling so much easier it's unreal. Also, from now until further notice, the president has decided to make the metro free until he decides on an official rate.

The new metro! The station looks like it's from outer space but that's totally fine with me
Thanks for reading, as always!


  1. So... with the 4 of you YASCers together, how did I not hear of some major international incident? Looks like you guys had a blast! How long until re-entry?

  2. I mean, I wouldn't complain if you stopped by Panama on your way home ;)