Tradition is stronger than anything and it has helped us preserve some interesting habits.
People say they don’t really believe in this stuff, but keep doing it anyway. Pregnant women wear a little red ribbon or a safety pin attached to their underwear whenever there’s a lunar eclipse to defend their unborn child from astronomical maleficence.
In Cerano, Sunday afternoons in the tianguis (flea market) is the place to be. There were the pseudo-skaters (pseudo in the sense that they did not carry skateboards) in t-shirts and tight colored jeans with even more colorful shoes.
And finally, there were the bad boy gangsta-wanna-bes with their t-shirts, baggy pants, and sparkly gun/marijuana/skull belt buckles, maybe even an earring or two. A few came alone and met up with friends as they circled. The main objective is to get the attention of the opposite sex, whether through ostentatious dress or eye contact.
We noticed that girls arrived and made the circuit in groups of two, sometimes three. Some efforts to get the girls’ attentions were complete and utter failures.
The closer they are, the stronger these transitions become and it’s quite common to misinterpret the complexity of their bond based on a discreet observation.
Think about them as best friends who occasionally have little misunderstandings…scary and dramatic misunderstandings.
When I was 16, I had no idea about what Mexicans are all about.
He was one of my inspirations in traveling South America. Okay, I am officially naming my first son after him.’ This guy is the love of my life!
Then came Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco) from Prison Break.
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.
Family Matters In the US, our dating custom is to bring a girl home to meet the parents and friends only when the relationship becomes serious.
However, in other cultures, family approval is important from the get-go.
As a matter of fact, Mexican men and women develop a strong attachment to their mothers and families, but the relationship is quite different for sons and daughters.