The First Week In Guatemala

My friend and I with one of our high school teachers.

My friend and me with one of our high school teachers.

The first few days of being back home proved to be very packed and entertaining. I thought that I would not be going out too much, or that there would not be too many fun events in the first few days, but I was wrong.

My sister with our Drama Class teacher.

My sister with our Drama Class teacher.

The first event of the summer was the Academic Award Ceremony of my old high school. My younger sister received a Drama Award for her outstanding performances in that class, so my parents and I went to see her. I was so proud of her, following my footsteps and getting all the acting awards from high school. At the end of the award ceremony, a friend from my class and I went looking for our old teachers. We found most of our teachers and they were glad to see us. I was touched to hear that I am well remembered there — I was able to leave a mark on my high school.

Lanificio Di Livenza

Lanificio Di Livenza

Just as all of my other breaks, I'm working at my family's textile business. We currently have four stores around the city (Waldmar, GNetzer, Lanificio Di Livenza, and MyT), and I am superviser and cashier (yes, the cashier). I am so proud of these stores because they have grown so much and are well known across the country.

MyT (Modas y Textiles)

MyT (Modas y Textiles)

With these stores, I get special access to suits for all kinds of events. One of the biggest events in the teenage world here in Guatemala is the graduation party of my high school. I was lucky enough to get an invitation to attend the party, so naturally I wanted to go there rocking a new suit. I will be representing Lanificio Di Livenza with my suit and my sister will be representing MyT with her dress.

I will be sure to write a blog post about this amazing party; it really is the party of the summer.

Christian Grotewold

Author: Christian Grotewold

Hi guys! I am Christian and I'm from Guatemala. I am an Arts Administration major here at Wagner College. I am also a brother of Theta Chi Fraternity, one of the HawkTalk directors, and the assistant at the Center for Intercultural Advancement. Some interesting facts about me: I love tattoos (as you can tell from one of my blog posts), my favorite book is Harry Potter (as well as movie), my favorite TV show is Game of Thrones, and I love Batman! I am a very friendly guy and you will always see me with a smile on my face.

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