Saturday, June 29, 2013

Devious Maids: I love!

''Keep your friends close but keep your maids closer''  There's an uproar about the representation of Latinas in Eva Longoria's new production Devious Maids. Just watched the very first episode and I'm hooked! Stereotypes DO exist, the media feeds on stereotypes, we need to deal with that and this show does NOT in any way try to degrade these women neither does it glorify any latina stereotypes. On the contrary, instead of talking about lawyers, doctors, advertisers, the show is giving a chance to maids to tell their story and not losing out on the entertainment factor! I absolutely LOVE the story-line and the cast! If you were a fan of Desperate Housewives, you are going to lurve this show  ENJOY!!!!

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Amsterdam: Dutch produce

I'm blessed with friends who live in different places of the world. Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities. My friend M. moved here a year ago from France and she was kind enough to invite me for a few days. There are many things I've noticed from a non-touristy point of view on this trip. For one, Dutch produce is so much cheaper than the one in France. I've tried to study the Dutch names for each of the fruits and vegetables present here. I love the colours and the wood combination. So rustic and pretty.