As some of you may know from reading my bio, I am studying abroad in Seville, Spain this semester. While all of my peers have buckled down and began classes, I get to relax…I mean, mentally prepare for full language immersion.
During the last few weeks, I have familiarized myself with two telenovelas, Decisiones and Corazón Valiente. Understanding between 70-90% of the dialogue, I have come to two conclusions:
- Telenovelas are sappy attempts at conveying love & romance (common knowledge to most)
- If the actresses were half as talented as beautiful, both shows would be infinitely less painful to watch
I also have brushed up on my literary skills by DIVING into Cristiano Ronaldo’s biography. According to Luca Caioli, the author, Ronaldo is a courageous player, despite his frequent tears. News to me. And the rest of the futból world. After about 125 páginas, I can honestly say I am now a bigger Messi fan than ever. Regardless of Real Madrid’s recent supercopa victory over Barcelona. Big deal, you scored more “away” goals. Lame tiebreaker if you ask me. But what would I know about European futból? Yet.