Aug 04, 2015


Spanish Tips for Semi-Latinas: A Tiki Tiki Blog Video Lesson

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When I drop by el Tiki Tiki Blog it really feels like I’m visiting mi gente, mi familia, mi cultura.  You can almost smell the Café Bustelo, and hear the laughter and the Spanish music.  To me, el Tiki Tiki Blog is a familiar and comforting place in the blogosphere, and it always makes me smile and laugh.  The blog is a celebration of growing up and living Latino in the United States, packed with essays, videos and photos!

My good friend Carrie, who is hilarious (and smart, and awesome, and a dulce de leche diva), posted this video on her website.  It reminded me SO much of the way women in my family talk and express themselves…I loved the video so much, I asked Carrie to let me share it here.

In case you are wondering…What is “El Tiki Tiki”?

In Spanish — particularly Cuban Spanish — Tiki Tiki is a funny saying meaning constant conversation, constant habla habla, the kind of noise that would make non-Latinos a little crazy. It is talking fast, hands in constant motion about 17 subjects and somebodies all at once.  Watch below (and don’t forget to get your morning cup of cultura at El Tiki Tiki).

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Angélica Pérez-Litwin

Angélica Pérez-Litwin

Dr. Perez-Litwin is the Founder & CEO of ELLA Leadership Institute, a multi-platform professional development organization designed to advance the careers and leadership of women. She's the creative force behind the LATINAS THINK BIG™ national tour, sponsored and live-streamed by Google.

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  1. love it, im a subscriber now!

  2. Those were great! Made me laugh out loud!! :-)

  3. Angelica! Thanks for reposting my crazy and for saying such wonderful things about el Tiki Tiki Blog. Really touched me because we did create the space to be warm and familial and fun and we really, really love telling the stories of our cultura…because we are hilarious and fabulous. Just like you.

    Thanks, ladies for visiting!

  4. LOL! The last one is the BEST Carrie!! I’m still laughing!!

  5. Carrie…I love you more and more! You have me busting up over here!!

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