Chapter 6: Work and more work
Well, it is 9:00 pm here in Lima. I have just arrived home. I am really tired. I woke up at 6:00 am, I prepared my breakfast, eggs and orange juice and some toasts then I went to work. I had lot of work so I had to be early in office. But my boss gave me a great new: I am going to travel on saturday again. I want to make a confession: I prefer travel to work in a office. I going to go to Oyon which is a mountain town near Lima. The travel usually take about 4 hours. I will stay there for 2 or three days, depends on how fast I do my work. And of course I going to go to another mine.
When I was on bus, returned to my home. I was thinkink about your questions about scissors dancers I had read in my work and you are right, they originally only dance at Christmas. But Christmas Celebrations are very long in my hometown. The celebration starts on December 24th in Talavera and it continue for three days. Then there is a second stage ( I do not know if stage is the correct word) and it take place in Andahuaylas, a town near Talavera ( the trip takes 40 minutes) and this celebration start on December 31 fst and finish three days later. Then the last and the most important starts on January 24th and it takes place in Chumbibamba, the countryside of my town, where there are a little chapel where The "Jesus Boy live". This is the most spectacular celebration, because there are differents dances, not only Scissor Dancers, and I tell about them soon. The Scissor Dancers take part all this stages. But there are some comercial dancers, which you can pay them if you want them for some special date, but they are not better than originals.
When the dancers make an offering to his Apus ( Apus because there are many Apus ) they do not drink his offering themselves, they bury his offering near the mountain and ask to Apus for energy to dance.
And of course they dance almost non-stop. and when the day finish, they disappear, they go to the house of the Celebration manager, where dancers and specials guests can eat and drink free, of course you have to have an invitation to go but all dancers can go without invitation.
When the dancers offer their lives it means that they remain Scissor Dancers for te rest of their lives, when they are too old, they become in masters, and give all his secrets to young dancers. The old dancers have the gift to find others.
Sthepen, thanks a lot for your advices and corrections, they will help me a lot, because I going to do an Eilts exam next month, I want to go to Australia because there are many mines where I could work and gain experience and then travell through Europe so your help make me improve my English, specially my writting because I am not good on it. I am very good in spanish grammar an I know how it feel when you read a lot of mistakes, but I will try to make the best.
Sorry if I can not anwser all your questions now, I have lot of work to do now, I hate bring work to my home, but I have to do it, my boss is very strict and if I do not finish my work until Friday, I will not travel. Sorry again.
Stephen, have a nice day thanks again for your help and I am using a lot of after-sun lotion but I am still like a lobster.
bye for now.
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