If You Wanna Be My Lover You Gotta Eat Puerto Rican Food

If there’s one thing in the world I love more than sleeping it’s eating.  As the foodie that I am, I like finding new places to eat, new recipes to try, as well as telling people of the things I think they should try. Back in college my friends and I would have something we liked to call “Gordita T…

Bilinguals Hurt Too

Recently I was trying to remember when and how I decided I wanted to learn how to speak English. After thinking long and hard about it, I realized it was something that sparked my interest when I was in Kindergarten. I remember my English teacher using puppets to reel us in, and in my case, it worked. 

Throughout my formative years, I somehow understood some words in the language and went with it. Although in Puerto Rico we take English as a mandatory class throughout our entire school life, that wasn’t what helped me, because to be honest with you my English teachers always sucked (except two angels sent from the heavens above, one in kindergarten and one in ninth grade). I didn’t really start teaching myself the language until I was about ten or eleven years old and I started watching Disney Channel. After that, I would listen to music in English (Jessie McCartney was my bae), and even read in the language, barely understanding but slowly making sense of the words depending on the context.

I remember not being confident enough to speak it with anyone, and to this day I overthink it when I’m talking with my friends whose first language is English.
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