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I can't write much because I'm at an Internet terminal that I only paid for 30 minutes on, but I'm having an awesome time here!  I arrived at about 10:30pm on Tuesday night, and the first thing I noticed was how different the air smelled.  Practically everything about the areas I've been visiting so far has been influenced by American culture and business... there are RadioShack stores and tons of American fast food places, and even American cellular phone companies.

I've been enjoying myself by visiting ruins, eating at amazingly good Peruvian restaurants, and drinking at night with my cousins.  I miss all of you, and wish you were here... but I'll have plenty of great stories to tell you soon.  :)

- Chris (cK1)


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Jul. 25th, 2003 07:38 pm (UTC)
have a fantastic time
Jul. 25th, 2003 07:41 pm (UTC)
Glad you're having fun. Let's hang out and play DDR/Beatmania/dancemaniax when Natsuo comes to visit in august! :D if you aren't busy!
Jul. 25th, 2003 07:46 pm (UTC)
sounds cool! i always love traveling....
Jul. 25th, 2003 07:50 pm (UTC)
Lucky. I'll be going to Japan here soon sometime. Dunno when though. Maybe months from now to a year. Mmmm...
Jul. 25th, 2003 07:52 pm (UTC)
Glad you're having a awesome time. ^_^
Jul. 25th, 2003 08:18 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you're having tons of fun there!
Jul. 25th, 2003 08:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm jealous! Take it easy Chris.
Jul. 25th, 2003 08:30 pm (UTC)
still shocked that your peruvian hahaha XD.. i mean not to offend you .. you loook very white :X
Jul. 25th, 2003 08:32 pm (UTC)
Whoa..you're in Peru? haha XD
Jul. 25th, 2003 09:39 pm (UTC)
Im glad your having lots of fun. =D! :gives hugs: n_n
Jul. 25th, 2003 09:43 pm (UTC)
yeah its kinda sad how we influence everything...but oh oh oh! do you speak spanish? or are you just like..bumming around there trying to get by? haha..that seems like a really crap question..but i dont know you that well..so, you know, its possible that you could not speak spanish
Aug. 12th, 2003 11:06 pm (UTC)
*smiles and hugs you*
Damn, you're beautiful... which I'm constantly reminded about by that user icon of yours.  To answer your question, yes... I do speak Spanish.  Otherwise, the only people who I would be able to communicate with would be people at the airports and hotels.  Well, that is... besides my American family, and a very select few others that I was lucky enough to meet who spoke a bit of English.  :)

Are you always this nice to everyone?  You comment on everything I write, and it's always so supportive and kind.  That means so much to me...

- Chris
Aug. 15th, 2003 10:16 pm (UTC)
Re: *smiles and hugs you*
haha thanks :) and yeah..i try to be this nice to everyone cause..i mean...youre on my friends list cause youre my friend and so i am honored to be supportive of you. and im a comment whore..so..haha..i comment on lots of things. XD
Jul. 25th, 2003 09:47 pm (UTC)
Visiting ruins! How awesome is that *_* I hope you continue having a great time ^-^

(Those paid internet cafes are super-convenient, aren't they? Visiting new places is wonderful, but I don't know how I would have done without them XD)
Jul. 25th, 2003 09:57 pm (UTC)
YAY! Iwish iw as there too. Im glad your having fun, and im not surpized that there are Americanized things over there..we are everywhere j/k XD.
Jul. 25th, 2003 10:07 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you're having fun! :)

Someone else mentioned the ruins, I believe, and I must concur -- they sound interesting.
Jul. 25th, 2003 10:18 pm (UTC)
And I'm having a great time where you're not! San Fran :P
Jul. 25th, 2003 10:20 pm (UTC)
You're Peruvian? I thought I saw a little Hispanic in you whenever I looked at your pictures on your site, but I didn't know what origin. Whoever that was that left the comment before me is quite sharp. :) Then again, you're talking to the girl who had to be told her biological father was Italian. And all these years I wondered why people asked me if I was. Oh well.

Of course the air will smell different in Peru. Don't you live near smog heaven (aka Los Angeles)? There are probably also a bunch of native trees and plants that make the air smell different, too...but I'm just guessing.
Aug. 13th, 2003 12:57 pm (UTC)
*grin* Not exactly...
Actually... the reason the air smelled differently was because the pollution level was so very, very high.  If you think Los Angeles is bad, Lima would kick your butt... the smog is so thick that you can almost never tell what time of day it is by looking at the sky.  There is zero visibility for stars, the sun, and the moon... except on a rare day after strong winds and light precipitation, where the sky clears up enough to turn blue instead of its usual gray haze.  While it looks nasty, it makes for some interesting pictures...

Oh, and by the way... Los Angeles is like 350 miles south of me, so I don't get down there a lot.  It's pretty bad there too, but the smell of the air is nothing compared to Lima.  As for me being Peruvian, yes... I most certainly am, and I'm more Peruvian than any other ethnic background that I know of.  We probably talked about this before, but it's really no huge deal.  As for the native trees and plants, they are all huge... everything grows like four times bigger there, thanks to the exceptionally fertile soil that's native there.  It does nothing to curb the pollution levels, though.  :(

I'm ba-aaaaaaaaaack... :)

- Chris
Jul. 25th, 2003 10:39 pm (UTC)
awsome awsome

please keep us updated whenever! hehe have a great time there and i'll give you a call if your not busy when you come back!
Jul. 26th, 2003 12:21 am (UTC)
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad you're having an awesome time, hun. Noah, and Mellie, and Justin, Dan, Zsofia (and me of course!)... we all miss ya already and can't WAIT till you get back! Can't wait to hear your stories and stuff... and to have you back at our parties here, like the one Mel had tonight. ^_~ TAKE CARE!!! AND CONTINUE HAVING LOADS OF FUN!!! *^_^* (Are you taking pictures?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?)

(Wow... do you realize how long it's been since I replied in your journal? LOL!! Take care love!)
Jul. 26th, 2003 07:18 am (UTC)
It sounds sooooo sooo fun! I hope you have a great time :-D
Jul. 26th, 2003 09:35 pm (UTC)
HE lives to tell us of his tale! How ya doin, Chris? Hope you're havin fun there in Peru. Bring back some nice pics!
Jul. 28th, 2003 06:34 am (UTC)
Hi chris!! Glad to see you having fun!!...lucky poo

anyways be safe and hope you have more fun!!
Jul. 30th, 2003 12:46 pm (UTC)
man, I'm LOVIN your journal. Very distict and such. you in Peru? lucky you. (lol, it all rhymes). well, i added you b/c you seem like a cool person.
Jul. 30th, 2003 07:21 pm (UTC)
o_O Funny how you randomly stumble over LJ's and find people that know your friends [ sanban (Helen), yunaleska, (Nessa), silicon (Nikki), touga (Candice), miyabi (Michi), & shoukanshiyuna (Nicole) just to name a few. ^^;; ]

I've added you! Hope you don't mind. Besides, your taste in music just... rocks me. =\ *firm nod*

- Krissy (mournful)
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