I awoke today to breakfast in bed! What a great way to start a day. Felipe's family, as well as many other Chilean families, have a nanny who helps around the house and who has been with his family since he was really little. She is a sweet little lady and although we have little ability to communicate through language, I instantly liked her. She is like his second mom and she is a cool señorita.
Today Felipe had a couple job interviews that day so I went with him to go to a shopping mall where his meeting was and I shopped around while he had his meeting. I picked out a cute swimsuit which was my birthday present. Afterwards I got my haircut which was desperately needed and then he showed me this cool artisan place that is located in an old monastery. It was quiet and calm inside and there were many shops full of cool things. There were even several painting shops where you could learn to paint! We also found a really pretty painting which we both fell in love with -- it had a little girl with her finger to her mouth in a "shushing" motion and beautiful greens and reds in the background with bubbles. (A photo is posted.) We walked all around the place which was really quite large and even found a cool bonsai garden. Also found some creepy sculptures of people that were really poorly made (in my opinion) but must have been made by someone famous because they were prominently displayed.
Afterwards we went back to his apartment for a siesta. Later we went out for food and he showed me where the best place to get "drunk Chilean food" was and I got to try a Chilean specialty called an "as" (pronounced "Ass". Haha), which is like a completo but with chopped churrasco meat. Super delicious. Afterwards we bought some drinks and went to one of his friends house who he plays an online game with (yeah, what a nerd. Hehehe) to hang out for a bit. It was a small group of three guys playing Risk (called Ataque in Spanish) but they put the game away when we arrived and we sat and had a few drinks while we listened to music and talked. One of the guys told me he had a girl friend that played on a soccer team in Santiago that a few foreigners played on and that he was going to see her the next night where he could ask if there was a possibility if I could join the team. :-) Eventually somehow 1am turned into 4am and we finally headed back to the apartment... How to nights always turn into mornings here? :)