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There are some films that stick with you long after they stopped making sense. St Elmo’s Fire was one of those films about a strange light phenomenon that appeared so random that it was significant but was also the name of the iconic bar where seven college students regularly congregate.
At the time of it’s original release, I liked the film because it was well cast and told a compelling coming of age story of Yuppies in America. Now, it just makes me nostalgic.
This dialogue about the momentous happenings in a man’s life made me feel like I was ease-dropping in a locker room and force me to ponder how these values have changed over time. What really matters to men in this new millennium? Are today’s brooding metrosexuals still savoring the same sweet moments?
You tell me.
Australia is a long way from Mexico and with an almost non-existent Latin population it is hard to find great new music and even harder to get a decent taco. (I love Mexican food.)
The Latin Grammys proved exceptional as I was exposed to several new artist with whom I fell immediately in love. Wisin & Yandel were off the charts as well as this group, Camila, who took several Latin Grammys. Besame one of the most highly regarded Latin mariachi boleros, which I can in fact acclaim is terribly romantic serenaded on a beach on Playa La Ropa. I have loved it for years.
The boys of Camila deliver Besame with soulful vocals, a touch of pop falsetto, and a refreshing spin on the classic lyrics. If you are a music lover (regardless of language), you can’t help but feel the romance and passion this song delivers. Ultimately and universally, the song says “Kiss Me”.
The Latin Grammys was a night of music, theatrics, and a celebration of a culture that I am very proud of. Enjoy the show!
My father loved Thanksgiving. One of my greatest memories was of being at his little house in Ceiba, Puerto Rico in the late 90s. Here over sixty of our extended family, including my grandparents, would gather for a day of feasting. It was always bubbling with children everywhere, lively colloquial conversations in Spanish with a few people translating to English to me as a token gesture and amazing food. Arroz Con Gandules (pigeon peas for those who have never been), turkey and jamon, and local native fish that someone caught that morning and of course, lots of Heinekens for the men. (They are such good marketers to Latinos but that is another blog for another day…)
Dad has passed and I am far, far away but make it a point to remember the holiday if only in Nestor’s memory and to pass on the family feasting tradition to my son. I was fortunate to have a fellow Puerto Rican – over for Thanksgiving 2010. This video is what he had to say about our meal to my overseas Rodriguez family.
How did you spend your Thanksgiving? Got any special traditions unique to your family?