Sunday, October 10, 2010


Its been a very long time since I update this blog (sorry about that), but I've been wanting to write this piece since the first days I arrived in Orlando. The positive part about taking so long, is that I have more to say more about the topic.

Nobody said it was going to be easy, I was sure it was going to be interesting, but I never imagined it was going to be one of the most amazing experiences of my life that would leave me with great memories and the feeling of having a family outside my country.

The place was The Commons, apt. 1433, third floor, good view and great location. A two bedroom apartment for 4 people (just the right amount if you are living there, if you ask me).

So we were four girls from different parts of the world, truly from the four different corners of the world: Anastasia from Germany, Chantelle from Southafrica, Natsuki from Japan and me from Mexico.

one of the first pics we took together

We are so different and yet it was amazing how we got along right away. I remember my friends telling me everytime that, whenever they were in ous apartment, they could really feel the good vibes around the place.

I miss so much living with them: Natsuki's singing and her effort for learning Spanish (mostly the bad words); the long chats with Chantelle about my sentimental "problems"; Anastasia's potatos, her wine, her energy to party all night long and how she used to play songs over and over again... I miss them so much...

our last pic together

I am convinced that we will meet again someday. I've decided that I will do everything I can to visit them in their own countries. Any donations?


  1. Jo tequeiro Lily! (Spelling?)
    This experience changed me forever too and I was blessed to share it with the roomates we had!
    It was great coming home after a great day or a terrible day and sharing it with eachother. Our home away from home!
    I hope to show u my country one day, u still have to taste our great wine! :) and I am dieing to see mexico and meet ur people that I found so warm and friendly!
    Miss u all! Lief julle!

  2. Oh Lily, that s so cute!!!
    U express exactly what I feel - I never imagined that it would be the greatest experience ever!
    Thank u girls for making this year that AWESOME :-)
    BTW... I mention u in every interview... when they ask me about the best about my stay in the US, I just say: well, not everybody can claim to have a sister on (almost) every continent :-)
    Miss u very much and hope to see all of u again...soon!
    Lieb euch ihr Verr├╝ckten <3 <3 <3


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