09 December 2008

The concept of time

The concept of time is cultural!!

Yet another example:I was just sitting at home yesterday minding my own business when there was a knock at my door, it´s my landlord all done up! This is how the conversation goes:

"Que Guapa!"
"Alicia we wanted to invite you to Katy´s baptism¨
(Oh yes! I´m thinking not because I just love mass but because these invites are like a ticket to almost family status. This is a good sign.)
"It starts at 6"
"great! I´ll be there!"

Hmmm…I wonder what time it is…5:45!! What?? Like they didn´t know that they were going to baptize her this morning or even a yesterday!! Oh well. When in Ecuador do as Ecuadorians, go with it!! 6:05 I arrive at the church, but the service doesn´t start for another hour!! So technically I had an hour and 15 minutes notice. Plenty of time, right??

18 months in and Ecuador is still teaching me EVERYDAY to LIVE IN THE MOMENT, LIVE IN THE MOMENT, LIVE IN THE MOMENT!!

p.s. here are some pictures from the event!http://picasaweb.google.com/Alicia.ODell/KatySBaptism#

1 comment:

Jeff said...


My name is Jeff and I’m an RPCV from Belize. I am in grad school at the University of Vermont now and am working a group hired by the Ecuadorian Govt to generate some economic development strategies for the country.

I wanted to include an interview with some Ecuador PCVs. Would you be willing to participate by answering a few questions by email? It would really help to have your responses to help us understand the nature of the Ecuadorian economy. If you are willing, please send me an email at: frankjef@gmail.com and I’ll send out our interview questions. Thanks so much,