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Photo: Hammonton Photography In the United States, I thought my family was religious because they dragged us to Mass on Sundays, “blessed” us over our heads before we went on a long journey, and made us carry a in our suitcases whenever we traveled.
But compared to people in Latin America, my family’s religious rituals were mild to say the least.
Guys sometimes touch their dates inappropriately (such as grabbing or slapping a woman's butt). Some of them appear earnest in their intentions to find someone to build a long-term relationship with; others simply want to have fun.
Many men appear sexist in their attitudes toward women.
There are several presiding gods - the Nandi Devatas.
To please them, a leaf-laden branch of the Pipal tree is set up, and 5 married ladies perform a ritual of washing it with milk.
Growing up in Florida, I was accustom to restaurants falsely lumping all “Latin American food” together, or inaccurately assuming that “Latin American food” was the same as Mexican and Caribbean staples like beans, rice, or steak.
My time traveling and eating across South America proved there’s far more on the table than the United States assumed. Sampling all these unique dishes opened my eyes to how unfairly limited our perception of “Latin American food” is in the States, and how many delicious culinary experiences we were missing out on.
Translated into English, they’re either absolutely cute or absolutely offensive, but hearing locals repeat them regardless — shamelessly and with seemingly good intentions — made me realize that the ones my family had labeled me for years (“”) all came from a genuine place of affection.In the United States, I always considered myself Hispanic or Latino, and never self-identified as white.But my time in Latin America showed me that race in Latin America was far more complicated than the “black,” “white,” and “latino” categories.Among Japanese teenagers the most basic way of starting to date someone is by giving them a “kokuhaku” or love confession.This sounds a bit creepy but it’s not so much telling someone you love them but rather the Japanese way of letting them know you like them and asking them out.