Xime's Life as a Costa Rican Kid


When I went to Xime's house, I was greeted by her parents and her puppy, Lilo (named after the movie "Lilo and Stitch"). I was invited over for a celebration of Thanksgiving dinner. As you can already tell, her family has adopted a lot of U.S. culture. Her dad grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and her mom is a study abroad director for U.S. students. Like many kids in San José, her life has been influenced by people and customs from the U.S. Keeping this in mind you'll see that Xime is not too different than you and your classmates, even though she lives thousands of miles away. 

What do you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?:

Xime usually eats a quesadilla before school at 5:20 am. Her favorite thing to have for lunch is "arroz con pollo", a rice and chicken dish with veggies mixed in. I agree with her, it's delicious!

She eats a snack of fruit (she loves watermelon) after she gets home from school, and rice and veggies or pasta for dinner. 

What is your house like?:

Xime's house has a gated garage, a living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, and a little patio with a bunch of plants. It looks like a house in the U.S., except without air conditioning or heating. Instead, the house has open windows and doors. Her house is filled with art covering all the walls since her dad is an artist.