Monday, August 29, 2005


My Mom forwarded me an email with a some nice writing. It seemed incomplete so after a quick google search, I found a blog with the whole piece.


It's like being born with spices in your blood and being named after your papi's favorite cigars.

It's getting diamonds pierced in your ears after five days of birth, wearing Royal Violets cologne every day until age 15, (still do) and throwing a fifteenth birthday party that costs your parents more than your first car.

It's loving Marti and hating Castro. Lighting candles at Mass for "La Caridad del Cobre"; and having to kiss every Cuban cheek like you're related.

It's looking European, but feeling Caribbean; And seething inside while smiling politely when someone asks if you're Puerto Rican.

Read the rest at La Chinita Choy's Blog here.

Thanks, Mom.

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