29 Aug

HATE: To R.S.V.P.


Latinos HATE to R.S.V.P. In invitations, it is meant for one to respond if they’ll be attending the event or not. R.S.V.P. is French for Répondez s’il vous plaît, meaning “Reply if it pleases you” or “please reply”. Latinos hate to R.S.V.P. for the following reasons:

  • We’re not sure if we’re going, because we may get invited to a better party, and then we’ll feel terrible canceling at the last minute (we hate giving others false hopes).
  • There’s a limitation as to how many people can attend with us (for those who put “1″ all we have to say is, “Reeally?”). That’s not going to work.
  • We do not like the person enough to get them a gift.
  • When they add in fine print “NO children allowed.” Well, uh, that’s a no-go.

And last, but not least, we prefer to Show-Up! Or as my sister always says, “Yo voy si tengo tiempo, cuando me vean ahi, sabran que llegue!”

15 Aug

Latinos Say the Darndest Things

Latinos talkingThe things Latinos say, at times, are absolutely hilarious. Or is it just my relatives? Recently, I got together with mis hermanas and some of our gal pals. My sis brought along one of her new friends. We had a great time. The next day, my sister asked my other sister if she thought the newcomer was cool, and she replies, “Es mas falsa que un billete de tres!” (She’s more fake than a $3 bill.) *lol* You can’t sit with us! Read More

07 Aug

LOVE: Holding Grudges

mad smiley faceLatinos LOVE holding grudges. Personally, I still HATE people from high school. Okay. Not really, but I couldn’t care less about them. That’s right. I’m a lean mean fashion machine. Seriously. Not all Latinos are like this. Actually, many Latinos are very forgiving and they let bygones be bygones. They do know how to forgive and forget. The rest of us, not so much. While the average person has a “falling-out” Latinos have a YDTM “You’re Dead to ME.” You can call it pride or ignorance, but if you do us dirty, there’s nothing you can do to clean it up. When it comes to holding grudges, they last forever or as long as we do.

01 Aug

Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez Gives Hope to Those in Search of a Medical Miracle

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Photo: AP/Patrick Semansky

Regardless of your vocation, whether a soldier, teacher, or medical professional, your service and positive contributions to society should be commended. This is why the spotlight is on Plastic Surgeon, Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS, a native Floridian who is the son of Cuban immigrants. Dr. Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from the University of Florida, a DDS from New York University and an MD from the Medical College of Virginia. He specializes in reconstructive and craniofacial plastic Read More

25 Jul

LOVE: Pressuring You to Have Children

babyWe’ve mentioned how much Latinos love their family. We also wrote about how much we love copulating. (We’re the fastest growing ethnic minority group for a reason, increasing by the gazillions!) What I didn’t write about is how much pressure our parents put on us to have children. If I had a dollar for every time my mom asks me for grandchildren, I’d be richer than Bill Gates. When you tell Latinos you don’t have Read More

24 Jul

Latino Population is Projected to Nearly Triple by 2060

Latinos in the USThe Census Bureau data reflects there are 53 million Hispanics in the United States. This number is projected to increase to 128.8 million by 2060 with Hispanics constituting 31% of the nation’s total population. The United States ranks second in having the largest Hispanic population, with Mexico topping them at number one with 112 million. As of 2010, the states containing the highest number of Hispanic residents are Arizona (2 million), California (14.5 million), Colorado (1million), Florida (4 million), Illinois (2 million), New Jersey (1.5 million), New York (3.5 million) and Texas (10 million). The Pew Research Center illustrates that as of 2011, the number of Latinos in the U.S. is composed of Mexican Americans (65%), Puerto Ricans (9.5%), Salvadorans (3.8%), Cubans (3.6%), and Dominicans (2.9%). Those of Central America, South America, or other Hispanic/Latino origins make up the remaining percentage. Read More

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