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December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
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A “Miss You” Card Gone Wrong

Submitted by on June 15, 2010 – 3:59 am23 Comments

I had the pleasure of seeing the woman behind the bag: Unknown Mami, a hilarious writer from San Francisco, who does not reveal her identity online. We sat next to each other on a bus ride in Miami when we both were invited to Que Rica Vida’s relaunch.

The the promise that I would keep her identity a secret, she did this video essay for the Tiki Tiki. It’s a story about what happens when your mostly Spanish-speaking mother buys you a “Miss You” card in English.

Watch and enjoy. And then go read her blog.

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