The Most Cuban Person You’ll Ever Meet

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I have four children. (Well, technically, two are adults and two are teenagers, but that’s not important right now.)

All four, even though they were born here in the U.S., embrace their Cuban roots.

But my first-born, Amy, my blond haired, blue-eyed, Amy is more Cuban than I am. She is all about Cuban music and Cuban food and she speaks Spanish fluently, with a Cuban accent, of course. She calls herself Kikita, because “Amy” she says, is difficult for Spanish people to pronounce and she has a lot of Spanish speaking friends. She’s right. But, being her mother and the one who actually named her, I still call her Amy. But I digress…

Last month she accompanied my mom (the 96 year old) to Cuba so that she (my mom) could reunite with her siblings who are all in their 90′s.  Amy went to see for herself, first-hand, the beauty and heartbreak that is Cuba today. You can read about her adventures in Cuba over at my other blog, My big, fat, Cuban family.

Now that she has returned, she is more Cuban than anyone you’ll ever meet.

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By Marta on April 16, 2010 · Posted in foto + video, the habla habla, videos

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Posted on April 16th, 2010

jackie says:

I can’t watch the video? Something about it being private.

Posted on April 16th, 2010

Tricia says:

Yep, I can’t get it to play either.

Posted on April 16th, 2010

Marta says:

Hi,

Techno-fail!! Sorry! I fixed it.

Besos,
Marta
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Posted on April 16th, 2010

Marcela says:

Love it! Kikita you rock!
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Posted on April 17th, 2010

Silvia says:

It’s great you feel so passionate about your Cuba, I hope my kids (mexican-american) will feel the same about my Mexico when they grow up :)

What a great gift for you to go to Cuba with your grandma!! it sounds you have a very fun and meaningful time there, good for you :)
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Posted on April 18th, 2010

Amy says:

Hi,

Techno-fail!! Sorry! I fixed it.

Besos,
Marta
.-= Marta´s last blog ..How Google Works – A very Cuban explanation =-.

Posted on April 22nd, 2010

Abuelita says:

Marta,te felicito por esa hermosa e inteligente hija,que orgullo!no he oido jamas ninguna persona joven nacidos aqui expresarse de esa manera sobre el lugar donde su familia nacio y sus sentimientos tan profundos por su descendencia Cubana y viviendo en otra ciudad que no es Miami,la cuna del Cubaneo.

Posted on November 14th, 2010