53 results for 'mexico'
...man on my right swivels my direction and reaches out his hand (what's with the handshakes?). "Hello. What's your name", he asks. "Seth", I tell him, shaking his hand. I ask his name. "Jose", he tells me, and still holding my hand asks me where I'm from. "Phoenix", I tell him. "I am from Mexico", he tells me, putting his other hand on my shoulder. Then, leaning in so close I can smell the tequila on his breath, he says, "You, I can tell. You're intelligent. Me and you. We're both intelligent." I shoot a nervous glance at Emily, who's standing beside the bar. She's slowly bending... (more)
...Music Center and Active Arts Programs served as Master of Ceremonies on the Ocean Stage.
Ballet Folklorico Nueva Antequera is a critically acclaimed intergenerational ensemble. They showcased the indigenous music and dances representing several regions of Oaxaca, Mexico. The group performed with Banda Musica Yatzachi El Bajo (YEB). The energetic and colorful program consisted of the following dances: Istmo, Danza de pluma (from Valles region), Jarabe mixe (Sierra region), Jarabe Mixteco (Mixteco region), Pinotepo (Costa region) and Flor de Pina (Tuxtepec... (more)
So you can’t buy electronic equipment with your tax rebate – the money ends up in China or Japan. You know the minute you fill your tank that money is going to the Saudi Arabs, Russians and Mexicans (the three countries from whom we buy the most oil with Mexico being the largest supplier of the three) so you can’t spend your money on that. If you spend it to pay off debt, you’re not helping the economy at all because you’re just giving it to some money-grubbing bank that doesn’t know how to manage its own finances anyway... (more)
Writing articles about Americans who expatriate to Mexico is not fun. If you are an expat who realizes you got bamboozled by the "There's-a-Fantasy-Island-Welcoming-Party-waiting-just-for-you rhetoric," and you want to say so, forget it! You will be slandered into silence or threatened or both! And why do Fakepats attack? They do so mostly out of delusional thinking. They think that to express an opinion stemming from an expatriation philosophy that differs from theirs is threatening. They think you are out to get them. They take exception that you have the mind-boggling thought that to be... (more)
...in a trailer park is a gold mine for me as a writer, next door lives a guy named Angel, who when I need a hand and Jesus is not around he shows up. Of course I love it when he brings his girlfriend, margarita.
My latest idea is called Jesus and the tortillera, probably a best seller in Mexico, as a tortillera is a woman who makes torillas by hand, you know slapping the corn meal ball with her hands till its flat and round, well the act of two hands slapping together is alluded to as lesbians having sex without the penis, .
So Jesus is about 22 years younger than I am . I am... (more)
... I am beginning to understand something. Call me dense. I get called every other imaginable pejorative by readers, so why not add dense, thickheaded, numbskull, dunderhead? I answer to all of those names and even others that are too wickedly vile to repeat.
When my wife and I moved to Mexico in 2003, we came with a radically different philosophy of expatriation than the one many of our fellow expatriates hold. We believed that expatriation should look something like this:Expatriation is the process by which an intense integration occurs whereby the individual of another culture is... (more)
...the entire festival this year beginning with the opening and closing acts. The Frida Kahlo High School Music Group played an entertaining set of Son Jarocho music from Peru, Colombia, Bolivia and Veracruz.
Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de UCLA performed dances from different regions of Mexico: Norte, Veracruz and Jalisco. This is the oldest university folklorico groups in the nation. Mariachi Los Galleros de Los Angeles played some original music.
The St.Bernard’s High School Dance Troupe danced to the beat of hip hop music. Andres Ospina blended Colombian Folk music... (more)
...them to America. When we begin enforcing our employment laws, illegal aliens will no longer be able to get jobs here, Americans will be able to get jobs here and the economy will begin moving again because American money will stop getting caught up in that giant sucking sound coming out of Mexico. It will stay here, be spent here buy things here and benefit businesses here.
Villagaigosa has shown himself to be out of touch with what is really wrong with Los Angeles. Until he wakes up and realizes that he is in the wrong, the problems are only going to get worse.... (more)
...words and poor grammar? AND I WORK FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT! These people are supposed to be teaching our kids and they don’t even know the difference between “affect” and “effect” or how to spell “sheriff”! (Sherriff???) Pull out of NAFTA and quit giving our jobs to Mexico for free. Crack down hard on employers who hire illegal aliens. Take away the lure and the Mexican invasion stops. Station the National Guard (hello! Their name is their function!) along the U.S. Mexico border to enforce our sovereign borders and stop the invasion. Get rid of Congressional... (more)
...consequences for our youth. In high school, I remember when my childhood friend Adrean decided to come out to his parents and tell them he was gay. In response, his parents withdrew him from school, packed his belongings over the weekend and flew him across the country to a Psych ward in Mexico to cure and reverse his 'gay illness.' According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, 26% of gay teens who come out to their parents / guardians are told to leave home. Out of the 1.6 Million Homeless Youth, 42% identify themselves as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual or Transgender (LGBT).... (more)