JUNE 2012: From The Editor - ¡Buenos días! ¿Cómo estás?
Author: Maggie Washo | Photographer: Photography by Anne
When I was given the choice of learning French or Spanish when I was just a teen in upstate New York, I suppose French should have been a more obvious choice, seeing I was in such close proximity to Canada. But no, I chose Spanish. Hindsight being 20/20, that was a very wise decision, seeing that I ended up in South Carolina and we have many transplants from Latin America here.
For about five years now, I have had this urge to learn to speak Spanish again. Now, thanks to the miracle of the iPhone, while I am exercising, I can listen to podcasts that teach you to speak Spanish in “just 15 minutes a day!” Johnny Spanish and his tall (alta) friend Cristina have taught me very important things so far, such as how to ask where the shower is, how to tell someone my uncle is ugly and whether or not I have a mouse as a pet.
To go along with my immersion into Latin culture, I have started taking Zumba classes at Z4 Studio, so I know how to dance correctly as well. Hey, I am going to Mexico on a cruise in December. I need to be prepared for the whole eight hours I will be there.
No. Yo no tengo un ratón.
(No. I do not have a mouse.)