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Cheers México!

Posted in World with tags , , , on December 21, 2009 by Cristina

The post I had been writing is officially getting pushed to make room for this one.

I’m happy to say that lawmakers on Mexico City –my home city, passed a bill that legalizes same sex marriage. This measure changes the definition of marriage to mean “the free uniting of two people,” and allows same sex marriages the same rights as heterosexuals. Including the adoption of children.

There are many things I think Mexico gets wrong, and needs to fix. But right now I feel proud and happy that my gay friends there are finally getting their rights recognized.


Día de Muertos

Posted in Random with tags , , , on November 2, 2009 by Cristina

Yesterday was el Dia de Muertos, and I got a little calavera!


When I was younger, every November I asked my mom to buy me one, and each time she would refuse because, according to her, I would never actually eat them and would end up just making a sugar mess of myself. Only, after lots of whining, puppy eyes, and promises on my cleanness and maturity, she would eventually get it. Of course, la calaverita would sooner or later end up as broken as my promises.

This year, I’m proud to report, didn’t end up making a mess, so if you don’t count the smudges of paint of my hands, I’m pretty clean. I still won’t eat it though.

I don’t think I ever wanted calaveras for the taste, but I think there’s something cool about having your name on a cute little skull. I mean, yeah, I know they are supposed to represent the dead person you are celebrating, but my little morbid self is content with getting a skull of her own.