Second, grammar: Somehow, through the grace of god, I was able to figure out how to speak English. But the greatest thing Rebecca has taught me is how absolutely incredible the banjo is. Woody has had a tremendous impact on my life and he’s one of my favorite things about this country.
To this day, I’m still learning how certain words are actually spelled, pronounced and strewn together. Obviously, Rebecca’s family is absolutely different than my family, especially the dichotomy of my parents’ cultures.
At the time, my country (the Philippines) have adapted a lot of telenovelas from Mexico and I only relied on Thalia’s Fernando Jose as an icon on the undying Maria Mercedes series.Here I was in a school with hundreds of mash-up kids who were all from different countries living in a foreign land trying to find themselves.Being an existential teen in a foreign land with a bunch of kids who were ALL going through very similar experiences left an impression on me. We’ve had 100% different life experiences and we continue to find each other endlessly fascinating. My first love was Gael Garcia-Bernal with his powerful portrayal of Che Guevara in the Motorcycle Diaries movie.It may look like they’re just randomly mixing stuff in a bowl but in reality, they are really brewing perfection. And when you try to ask for the recipe, they don’t have it. Why they include the guacamole’s seed is another mystery. They always want to know what’s in the food they eat. Sometimes, I come to think, “do Mexican men ever lie to women? They can even say a bad word and it will sound good to you. I am trying to move forward.” They will obey by letting you be and not talking to you. You will always be that special girl in their life.