I'm not Catholic, so I didn't know, but apparently today is San Ángel Day, which means you get a little gift today if your name is Ángel or Ángela. Well, my name is Ángela, so my host mom got me a porcelain box. How sweet of her! :')
This same host mom asks me during lunch, "Angela, do you like to dance?"
To this, I reply, "Yes, I like to dance. But I don't know how to Salsa or anything like that. I would like to learn, though (smiley face)."
And then she says, "Well, you need to go to a discoteca then! There's tons of places to go for this! Salsa is very easy to learn. Other girls I have hosted went dancing Thursday, Friday, AND Saturday. You should do the same."
Well, to that I had no response. How is it that my 60-someting, conservative host mom advises me, a twenty-something (Asian-)American, to go out more at night?
LOL talk about a role reversal.
I do like to dance (by no means does this mean I'm good at it...hahaha), it's just I find it more fun with close friends. (You can goof off more.) So far, as far as I know, my close friends from my program aren't the biggest dancers (what a shame), and I have a couple of friends from class that like to go dancing, but here in Madrid people stay out until six or seven in the morning (!!!!What in the world?!!!). I think the latest I could do is tops three in the morning. And people enjoy drinking, but I don't, so I feel like that gets things awkward often. Meh. I guess it just comes down to insecurities and worrying about what people will think. Argh, I no longer want to be an approval-junkie! Rescue me from this, God!
Nevertheless, it will happen eventually. :)