Anyway a very long point from such a tiny encounter on a bus lol. Once we got to the Mercado Indio it was fantastic!! Literally I had no idea it was that big- we almost got lost haha. But I found so many awesome gifts! And I got to practice my bargaining skills with the natives, the best one was the poncho I got for half off the orginial price! Once we found the things we wanted we decided to take an adventure and try to make it to the coast to see the ocean before we left Miraflores. So it took a while, but we did make it before sunset. And then we just walked (in the direction we thought we'd find Larcomar, which is the big beach mall); all the parks we walked through we so beautiful! We stopped at one where we found a bench, which is a miracle in itself because there were so many people out and about enjoying the park. But we stayed and took pictures of the sunset, so breathtaking, even though we come from the awesome ones of Nebraska lol. Then we made our way back through Miraflores to find a combi that would take us back to Surco (our district), definitely got my workout for the day.
Then!! Yesterday starting at 10:30 I became the guinea pig for Melissa and her friends for their fashion show. I cannot describe how amazing of an experience it was. The show didn't start until 6, but up until that moment they were fixing things and tweaking things to make it perfect, it was so much fun to be their model. The theme was super heroes and this was their final project for graduation. They had to make the costume (she said it only took her two days!) and do my hair, makeup, and nails. I felt like a movie star getting ready for a preformance it was spectacular! lol. She said we were suppose to be at the show at 4pm Saturday, however as is Peruvian fashion, we left Surco at about 5:15pm. Like I said the show didn't start until 6, but I felt we were pushing my luck. And it did not help my nerves!! Neither did the 5 inch nails they put on me either- I couldn't do a thing for myself- except of course use my knuckles to type on facebook =). But as I was saying once we got there there were many girls outside in a small parking lot that were still fixing things too so I didn't feel as bad. But once we stepped into the building, I was thrown to the wolves. They took their seats and I got directed backstage. I got my number, 64, and then waited for the show to begin. At first they put the girls in numerical order, but after while they just went by the theme of their costume and what was similar. And after about half of the girls went they stopped letting us on stage and to my utter dismay I thought I had missed my turn! I was slightly going CRAZY because I had no idea why I hadn't been called to go. But they an angel came to me and said there were two groups and that the swimsuit portion was going to start and then the rest of us would walk. I still don't get WHY, but I was relieved I hadn't totally messed up. I was so anxious to walk though. They let four girls on stage at once but only one would walk at a time. Melissa also gave me a mask that I held, which was hard with my nails, but when it was my turn she said just throw it and I did! haha Jose said it was fantastic lol. But I got my moment to have fun and walk, on an actual catwalk! I can't believe it!! And even though I didn't win the competition the girls that did were amazing. Their costumes were awesome and I definitely believe they had had some experience before. But like I said it was AMAZING! I'm so thankful I could help her out and have fun with them. And these guys didn't know English hardly at all, so I was in Spanish mode a lot of the day.