Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Responsibly

It’s that time of year again: Cinco de Mayo. Margaritas, tacos, and tequila will be had. Many Americans will celebrate a holiday that they know little about which has been the cause of the occasional controversy. I’ll be prepared to get asked questions and provide answers. The top three questions I get asked Continue Reading →

Happy Three King’s Day! ¡Feliz Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos!

The original post of mine that this is adapted from can be found here: _______________________________ Happy Three King’s Day! ¡Feliz Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos! On the feast of the Epiphany, Christians celebrate the manifestation of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Traditionally, it is also celebrated as the day the Continue Reading →

Say Happy New Year in Spanish in 2012

A short video on how to say “Happy New Year” in Spanish. courtesy of Michael Peña and the letter Ñ. Important Note: And for all my greeters on social media and the blogosphere, remember that  holding the ALT key while typing 164 will save me from receiving plenty of new Continue Reading →

Santa Issues & Other Thoughts – One Blogger’s Perspective

Let me start this off by saying that as one who celebrates Christmas, I actually don’t mind most of the trappings of the holiday. My issue is Santa! Yes…Santa. Somehow, the American-version of Santa has always fallen short for me.  Here’s why: 1. I’m too smart for own good: I figured Continue Reading →

Latinos de Corazón: Bloggers Edition >> Spanish Friday

[Today’s Friday Feature is written in Spanish as part of Spanish Friday. The English translation is below; La traducción en ingles esta al final] El post de “Spanish Friday” esta semana será un post de “Friday Feature” también. Algunos de mis blogs favoritos pertenecen a individuos que me gusta referir Continue Reading →

Martes Trece- Bad Luck Tuesday!

People in Anglo-Saxon cultures tend to watch their backs and think of the prime day for bad luck as being on Friday the 13th. Meanwhile, in Spain, Latin America, and Greece Tuesday is the day to look out for. (Friday the 13th is a day I am a fan of Continue Reading →

Un Verano Ajetreado >> Spanish Friday

[English translation below; Traducción en ingles al final] Yo casi no conseguí tiempo para escribir este el “Spanish Friday” esta semana. El post de esta semana será corta. Casi tengo el apartamento hasta el punto donde esta satisfactoria. A pesar de que no estoy trabajando ahora, todavía tengo mucho trabajo que hacer. Continue Reading →

Borrón y Cuenta Neuva >> Spanish Friday

 ¡Hasta el próximo viernes! (Siéntesen libre de comentar sobre las correcciones en los comentarios. He añadido una traducción al final del post.) A Clean Slate >> Spanish Friday I have been taking advantage of having a clean slate by doing a lot of nothing. I don’t have a car. I have a new apartment. Connecticut has actually changed enough while I’ve been gone that it is sometimes unfamiliar. Then again, saying that I’ve been doing nothing is not accurate, either. I Continue Reading →

My Personal Identity Essay: Living in Spanglish

Below is the personal identity essay that I wrote for my Race and Ethnicity class. It was originally written on September 13, 2009. Any critiques are welcome. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Living in Spanglish Every once in a while, I end up getting asked the question, “Where are you from,” or “Where were Continue Reading →