dos gatos felices
May 24, 2012, 6:20 AM
Post #27 of 45
I guess it's time I introduced myself. I've been hanging around for a while, reading other people's posts.
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Genetically, I'm 100% Appalachian, which of course includes a bit of Cherokee. I've lived lots of places, and feel fortunate to have done so.
It's funny how life sometimes brings you back around to where you started. I still remember how I was first introduced to Latin America back in grade school. We sang 'Celito Lindo' (Aye, yi yi yi, sing Spanish gladness ~ as I remember). I put my heart in it! I wanted a llama and I was ready to move to Peru!
Later, when I was ready for a foreign language, Spanish wasn't offered, so I chose French, and also Latin American History. What a combo! But no matter, I don't remember much of either.
In college I met and married a man from Southeast Asia, lived there a while and taught English.
Divorced. Remarried a few years later and moved to a town on Flacon Lake in Texas. Around that time I saw a movie featuring music of Beny More. It was a life changing experience. I have been on a listening and learning quest since, currently exploring Mexican musical genres. Lila Downs is a definite favorite.
Exploring Mexican towns on the border, and talking with people, I decided that the state of Oaxaca was somewhere I wanted to go. Someday. As you may know, someday usually never comes.
In a twist, my daughter ( youngest of two adult children) planned to go to her dad's country for a TESOL course and teach there. When she learned the same school offered a course in Mexico, and it is so very much cheaper to live in Mexico, she decided on Mexico instead.
Looks like someday just may arrive! I'm reading as much as possible about the area where she is, and taking an online Spanish course. I hope to visit in the fall sometime. Can't wait!
Oh, I forgot (temporarily) one of my favorite subjects: FOOD! Asian & Latin are my two favorites and I am enjoying learning about the ingredients common to both Mexico and SE Asia. I love combining the two for a Latin Asian fusion. Yum! For example a friend and I were discussing using a bit of curry in mole, or perhaps using a bit of chocolate in a curry. Sometimes what I eat one day on rice may be wrapped in a tortilla the next, and vice versa.
I also enjoy reading, gardening, yoga, and jewelry making.
(This post was edited by dos gatos felices on May 24, 2012, 7:03 AM)