I've been cursed at every day since I moved here. When I say where I am, everyone sings to me: Te-ne-ri-fe. I'm receiving death threats. Friends started to unfriend and unfollow me. I was talking to a friend from Scotland yesterday and when I asked her why she was crying, she yelled at me: I'm not crying, I'm on the street and it's raining. I started singing: Why Does It Always Rain on Me. She didn't taste the joke. Some don't even answer my video calls anymore. They hang up and send messages like: Fuck off and block me. Including my mother.
(Translated by Carla-Marina Ştefănescu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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