Tag Archives: language

Another Ultimate Expat-Immigrant Test

Posted on 30. Jan, 2018 by .


“Another Ultimate Expat-Immigrant Test” is a second test to see whether you are an “expat” or an “immigrant” — and why race has nothing to do with it.

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When Readers Attack! ‘We Wash our A$$ with Water’

Posted on 23. Dec, 2017 by .


I kindly respond to a poorly educated Argentine, Jorge, who takes issue with several points in my groundbreaking article, Expats > Regular Gringos.

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My Head-Up-My-A$$ Anecdote

Posted on 15. Nov, 2017 by .


The story on a bad joke I inadvertently made which highlights racial and socioeconomic divisions in Peru and greater Latin America.

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Peruvian Customer Service, Documented

Posted on 21. Jun, 2017 by .


The story of my quest to obtain a certificate of live birth for my daughter born in Lima, Peru is a case study in Peruvian customer service.

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The Ultimate Expat-Immigrant Test

Posted on 01. Mar, 2017 by .


The ultimate test to see whether you are an “expat” or an “immigrant” — and why race has nothing to do with it.

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The Expat-Immigrant Debate

Posted on 11. Nov, 2016 by .


My opinion that the terminology difference between “expat” and “immigrant” is not racist, but economic.

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Spanish-Language Songs for Children

Posted on 29. Oct, 2016 by .


A playlist of Spanish-language songs for children featuring Canciones de la Granja and classics like Pulgarcito and Don Pepito Verdulero.

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The ‘Terrorist’ vs. ‘Activist’ Debate in Peru

Posted on 03. Dec, 2015 by .


Breaking down the overblown debate on the Associated Press’ use of the word “activist” to describe MRTA collaborator Lori Berenson.

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The Case for Vanilla Names

Posted on 09. Nov, 2015 by .


The case for giving your children standard names that will not prevent them from getting a job someday.

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Why You Should Not Work Abroad

Posted on 10. May, 2014 by .


Reasons Not to Work Abroad – a point-by-point response to Mark Manson’s article, “Why Young Americans Should Work Overseas.”

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Nightmare in Peru: When Indians Attack!

Posted on 05. Apr, 2013 by .


Summary and analysis of the Nightmare in Peru story, in which three American citizens were robbed and assaulted near Cusco, Peru.

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Los Hermanos Angelito in Bogota, Colombia

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .


Two brothers live fast and die young in the Colombian underworld.

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When Speaking Spanish Doesn’t Serve

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 by .


SUMMARY: Why some gringos may be better off picking up Latinas WITHOUT Spanish.

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Fired Because of this Blog

Posted on 23. Jun, 2011 by .


SUMMARY: I was fired from my English institute when the director found this blog.

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We’re Not All Americans, You Dumb Asses

Posted on 25. Apr, 2011 by .


SUMMARY: I put the smack down on idiots who want to hijack the word, American.

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English Language Industry in Latin America

Posted on 25. Feb, 2011 by .


SUMMARY: An overview of the English language industry including my experience with a failed business venture.

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