Slovakia Update #80 – Mexican-American Food & Traditional Slovak Dancing

These past few days have been non-stop action, not allowing me to even catch my breath. Today I went to my YEO’s house and had some Mexican-American food, and then after that I went to a theater in Zvolen to see a traditional dance put on by the Urpin group, who were celebrating their 60th anniversary. Today was really action packed.

I woke up this morning in the late afternoon, and when I came out of my room I found that no one was home. I went to take a shower, getting myself ready for the day ahead of me. It wasn’t long before my councilor picked me up, driving me to my YEO’s house. While we were there, we had some fantastic Mexican-American food that really reminded me of home, and I promised them that next time I would cook something. I didn’t get a picture of it, but there was a strawberry shortcake-like cake that someone made, and it was absolutely fantastic; just melting in my mouth. After the sun set, we piled into the cars and made our way to Zvolen. 

My Rotary Club’s president was the leader of the Urpin group that was presenting the dance this evening, so we had fantastic seat reserved. I did get some video of the event, I plan on editing some of it together when I have the chance, although I am not too sure when that will be. Anyway, the dancing and music was fantastic, and I must say that the man playing the violin there was absolutely astounding. The sheer speed he was moving his fingers across the instrument only came across as a blur. I might have to slow down my footage that I took to make it visible. Just kidding. Well, kind of. He legitimately was a fantastic musician.

Well that is all for what has happened today, so I thought I would talk about something that has been on my mind for the past few weeks. It is a little political, so if that is a turnoff for you, I would recommend just skipping this bit and going to the word of the day. Alright with that out of the way, let me get into the meat of the matter: I cannot stand unpatriotic people that disrespect America and it’s leadership. Of course, the most irritating people are the ignorant on social media, who use argumentative fallacies to try and prove an imaginary point. I don’t mind if you have different political views than me, rather I would highly suggest it. No progress is made when everyone is homogeneous and there is no constructive criticism. I can understand that you might be irritated with someone’s decision in politics, but is attacking the person’s character really the correct way to go about change? I just cannot understand why someone would ever so openly disrespect an authoritative figure that is not only blatantly improving their situation as a whole, but is also doing it in a manner that brings together a people. Too long didn’t read: I am extremely annoyed at people that are disrespectful towards government officials. 

Today’s word of the day is:

Zle – bad

Pronounced like zle, I have no motivation to write this, so don’t worry, I am doing dobre (good). 


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