November 8, 1998
By: Jennifer Shire
Things are going well with my classes and everything. The heat is killing me. The computer lab was shut down this week because of an epidemic of pink eye. Its really rare here and I tried to explain to my sisters that its not that big of a deal and is easily cured.
I went bungee jumping last weekend and I also climbed the volcano. It was really tough and when we were standing on the top we were 14,000 feet high. It was hard to get used to the air and when the day was over I had the worst headache ever.
The first chain CD store opened up in the mall last week and it was a very different opening. They had a banquet in the mall and tequila was served and everyone was dressed very elegantly. A priest gave a sermon in front of the store and then he handed out flowers with holy water on them and people went in a splashed water on the CDs and the floor. After that people were allowed in the store. Apparently this is what happens everytime a new store is opened here and my friends thought it was weird that we don't do this in Canada.
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