Jul 29, 2015


¡La vida te da sorpresas!

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A hard-to-please reviewer on Yelp describes the tactic he employed to make sure that the Japanese restaurant he was about to visit was the “Real deal.” He called ahead, spoke Japanese, and was relieved to hear “moshi moshi” instead of “Hola” or “Hey, bro.” Upon visiting the restaurant, finding a menu with hard-to-find Japanese dishes such as okonomiyaki and further confirming with the Japanese-speaking owner that those dishes are prepared on site the reviewer was delighted. He struck luck! He had found the hard-to-find “authentic” Japanese restaurant. Little he knew that the Japanese-speaking owner is José, a young Spanish-speaking Guatemalan immigrant. ¡Las apariencias engañan!


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Dharma Cortés

Dharma Cortés

Dharma E. Cortés, Ph.D. moved to the United States from her native Puerto Rico more than 25 years ago. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and Frida Flor del Rosario, their locally rescued Puerto Rican mini-dachshund with a hint of sato pedigree. At home, they communicate in español. When she is not observing the trivial or not-so-trivial, Dharma is conducting public health research.

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  1. What a twist- I was rolling on the floor! Nice!

  2. haha, loved it!

  3. Great Job! I love your post..

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