Last night, I made a quick stop at Chavez Supermercado in the same plaza while I waited for my chicken wings order at Wings Fiesta, nearby my house.
I bought a few pastries for myself and my dad. When I checked out, the cashier, most likely by habit, greet me asked me if I needed bag in Spanish. I replied in Spanish no thanks, I do not need the bag.
I guess I caught her by surprised by replying back in Spanish, although by default, the majority of residents in the San Francisco bay area speak more than 1 language.
Told her I just came back from Central America and that’s where I quickly brush up on my Spanish skill.
I walked out of the supermarket and felt so good. Not only my 2 months backpacking in the Central America region was a much needed break and trip for my “late youth” but it was an equally fulfilling and meaningful trip where I had volunteer and share “my abundance” with others, whenever possible.
Last thing, it validate that although my official Spanish immersion lesson were only 2 weeks, but traveling in the region forced me to pick up more Spanish than any classroom could have provided.
Yippee….hooray. The cashier’s comment at the supermarket really re-enforcing that it was a good investment on the money to take Spanish immersion program.
Now, I can only hope that I will have similar success next week onward, when I’m traveling in SE Asia.
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