Slovakia Day 19 – Baseball & KFC

I finally made a really nice, concise list of everything that I want/need to get done. Of course, I loose the list the second I make it, but it is the thought that counts. Either way, today was a really long, but short day as well. Let me explain.

I woke up this morning, rushed out to the bus stop, and right as I was jogging up to the station, the bus pulled up. Talk about good timing. While at school, there was a dedicated class period specifically for preparing for a project. The teacher wrote what seemed to be a bunch of random words on the board, such as honey, silk, or documentary film. All of these seemed to have no relation to each other, and when she was finished we were told to go write a tally mark on our chosen subject. I choose the only one I could really read (besides tree), and that was documentary film. Apparently, I am going to have to do this project with Martin, my neighbor, but I don’t have any clue what it is.

I had Slovak lessons today, which were right after I got out of school so I was not able to get lunch. I went over to the mall to get lunch, and I finally decided to try the KFC there. I was genuinely curious what kind of differences there was between American KFC and Slovak KFC. So I look on the menu, order some spicy hot wings, and wait. I get my food sit down, and take a bite of the wings and I was slightly disappointed. They were just plain wings. I go up to the counter, explain the situation and the cashier was very kind and gave me a whole new set of actual hot wings this time, or at least that’s what I thought. I took a bite into it and it seemed to taste plain again. I am not certain, but I have come to believe that Slovak people’s definition of “spicey” is a little different than mine.

Yesterday I promised my host sister that I would teach her how to play baseball. Of course, I brought my ever so dear baseball glove, but I couldn’t remember to bring a baseball. So I inquired where I could get a baseball in Slovakia online, and I was met with the response, “Good luck”. Nevertheless, I went to the local sports store right after school, which was called “Decathlon”. This store had everything from hockey gear to bike pumps. They didn’t however have a baseball. I guess I will have to either ask for one shipped from home, or get one mailed here from online.

I don’t have much today, although I feel like a lot is going on for me. I am talking with a few people and companies about different deals, and I am having to go through the process of switching hosts because I am having some issues with my current host (EDIT: For all of those concerned, I am having problems with my WEB HOSTING company, not my host family. I don’t think I could have a better host family!). Either way, a little stressful for me, but nothing major. Tomorrow I am going to a castle and possibly another jarmok in the city next door, so I should have a lot to write about tomorrow. But I couldn’t end a post without the word of the day! Today’s word of the day is:

Osem – Eight

Pronounced like osem in English, I choose this because in my Slovak language class we learned how to use numbers in different scenarios. This site here has a lot of helpful information on counting and the sort, would recommend it.

All of these pictures were taken on a Sony A6000. If you are looking for a great lightweight camera that takes fantastic pictures, I would definitively recommend this setup here.

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

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  • G man

    September 14, 2017

    I believe you were cautioned about fo(w/u)l food but, then again, there’s that memory thing.


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