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Black Velvet
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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Celebrating Culture at School with “Juan”
August 23, 2012 – 6:21 pm | 4 Comments
Celebrating Culture at School with “Juan”

La Nena started school a week ago, and I nearly had a sirimba (a good one) when I saw her Third Grade writing worksheet featured a boy named Juan and his sister, Rosa, as the …

The Jersey Year
July 18, 2012 – 7:44 am | 8 Comments
The Jersey Year

We snuck out the side door of Public School #5 in West New York, another 8-year-old girl and me. Unfortunately, I got seen by a viejita who was there to pick her granddaughter up at …

Los Heartthrobs of the Young and Old (Video)
May 26, 2012 – 1:55 pm | 3 Comments
Los Heartthrobs of the Young and Old (Video)

El Puma
There was a framed Sacred Heart of Jesus portrait at the foot of my grandmother’s bed.
There also was a framed photo of Jose Luis Rodriguez: ”El Puma!”
This, when she was in her 70s.
If you don’t …

del alma: Less Blah Blah Blah more Cha Cha Cha
April 2, 2012 – 1:00 am | 16 Comments
del alma: Less Blah Blah Blah more Cha Cha Cha

Cojelo Con el Take it Easy

So, sometimes do you think we’re a people prone to drama?
Like we go for the lucha, for the tiki tiki, when we could just brush it off y ya? Is it …

Simple Words (Giveaway)
July 20, 2011 – 5:03 am | 26 Comments
Simple Words (Giveaway)

Not long ago, my daughter was messing around in a pile of my paperwork.
She handed me a card I received several years ago from a young woman I once wrote a newspaper story about. It …

Preserving Culture Anywhere and Everywhere
April 28, 2011 – 7:00 am | 11 Comments
Preserving Culture Anywhere and Everywhere

Craving Culture
It surprises people to learn my company, Los Pollitos Dicen, was founded in Nashville, TN.
Same crazy surprise face when they learn the Tiki Tiki is based here too — in the Buckle of the …

Giveaway: Aviesta, New Members-Only Shopping
January 24, 2011 – 10:13 am | 14 Comments
Giveaway: Aviesta, New Members-Only Shopping

Contest closed.
Disclosure: Aviesta, a discounted designer fashion shopping site launching in February, is a Tiki Tiki sponsor.
Ah, handbags, shoes, jewelry. I like talking about fashion as much as I like talking about food.
But, to be …

Connecting with Cultura…through phone Apps
December 9, 2010 – 10:50 am | 6 Comments
Connecting with Cultura…through phone Apps

This post is brought to you by Sprint, which has new Sprint ID packs with Latino flavor available on some Android telephones.
My life in Nashville can be pretty vanilla despite all my tiki tiki.
Days can …