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Mexican White-Boy. (Part Seventeen)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Saturday, May 07, 2011

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Arturo Jiminez writes about the Cinco De Mayo festival/celebration he and his parents attended the other day. He even took part by performing as part of a ballet folklorico troupe.

Image of little Mexican girl dancing (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman. (Love the hair flying! LOL)

Hola, mi amigos!  Como esta usted?  

It is your friend, Arturo Jiminez!  I hope and trust y'all had a great Cinco De Mayo!  Boy, I sure did: I even got to perform as part of the dance troupe I belong to.  We do all the traditional Mexican dances; our troupe members range in age from 2 on up to 46.  I'm somewhere in the middle.  :)  I have been dancing since I was 5.  I have always loved to dance: maybe that is why I am so good at sports like basketball, futbol, baseball, or regular (American) football.  I am very co-ordinated! :)

I had a blast at Cinco De Mayo.  Cinco De Mayo is a huge, important holiday in Mexico and in the United States (Los Estados Unitos), where there are a lot of people of Latin heritage (like Texas, Arizona, and California, for example).  We go every year to our city's annual bash, and for the past twelve years or so, I have been performing.  I get such a kick out of it!

In addition to dancing in a ballet folklorico troupe, I also sing.  I sing both conjunto (Mexican polka music that is heavy on the accordion; it is very lively music!) and mariachi (Mexican folk music).  I love music very much!  Always have, always will! :)

Mi madre y padre have been working at Golden Corral now for o year.  They are both doing muy fantastico!  Papi's English is coming along (he's been taking ESL classes at the local high school twice a week; he's been working very hard to improve), and Mami got another promotion: she's now assistant manager!  I am very proud of mi parentes! :)

I am doing good, too, but I am looking forward to school ending next month (can you believe it????).  Summer vacation sounds very good about now ... :)  Am tired of crackin' the books or doing homework all the time!

At the Cinco De Mayo Festival/Celebration, I put all that behind me as I concentrated on my singing and my dancing.  :)  It felt good to cut loose and act muy estupido!  LOL  And soon, there will be another chance for me to show my stuff: the Texas Folklife Festival is coming up soon; I go to that every year, too!  

Mi primo intantil is doing muy bueno.  He is really cute; he's turning into a little stud!  He is out of the hospital and is gaining weight and eating like a little horse!  He's four months old now, and whenever he comes over with his familia, I babysit him, spoil him rotten! LOL  I love him so much!!

Well, I gotta run: gonna go out to eat this morning at mi parentes' job.  They are both off today, but both wanted to eat at Golden Corral.  That is fine; I love their food, and I can pig out on the burritos and the Mexican rice, as well as the jalapenos: I can hurt myself on the food there! LOL  Take care; sorry it's been a while since I last wrote, but school, performing, and whatnot keeps me pretty busy!  God bless; talk to y'all later!


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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/7/2011
Awesome update Karen, thank you
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Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/7/2011
Nicely updated, Karen. Did I ever mention that Cinco De Mayo happens to be my birthday? No, didn't think so. lol ;-)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/7/2011
Enjoyed reading this, Karen, sounds like things are finally improving for Arturo and his familia! Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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