Can’t believe I totally spaced!! Yesterday August 14 was the site’s birthday! It’s been one whole year since I started the blog. I never thought I’d get so many visits or that I’d make it this far =D Writing for the blog has truly been a super chido experience! Thanks to all those who have taken interest. I hope that whether it be at this blog or wherever, you keep learning about all that is Mexican culture and remember to spread Chido love where ever you go!
For those who have posted : comments, ideas, opinions etc.. in the comments section, who have been respectful and have steered clear of : hater, racists, mean vibes I want to say Thank you. Thank you very much for taking the time out to even check out the blog. Thank you for taking interest and giving feed back. Constructive criticism can be good for you and help you grow and improve.
Because our culture has been disrespected and misrepresented so much I can understand why people are quick to protect it and be particular about how it’s represented. But as I’ve always said : I’m just here to share what my experience has been. I always try to make it clear that I’m not here to stereotype or represent everyone. Sadly some people are so close minded and ridicolous that they think it’s ok to propoagate and buy into such foolish concepts. To be honest it irked me when some people statred posting picky/snarky comments about the blog, questioning it’s authenticity and nit picking.
To that my response is the following: I’m not an expert authority, never have claimed to be. I’m just here to have fun with my blog. I’m a fan of my Mexican culture and want to infect others with love for it as well. Anyone who wants to overly scrutinize and criticizes the blog, if you got an issue then you take a crack at a blog on this subject. I’d like to see you try to adhere to the strict & persnickety guidelines which you want to hold me to. But most importantly, I’d like to see you make an effort to raise awareness and promote the beauty of our culture in a way that does not employ the cheesy, easy, sell out stereotypical style so often seen in all kinds of media. A blog true to our heritage , respectful to your identity , that shares: tradition, modern topics, pop culture…etc. A blog that tries to reach a new audience, appeals to all ages. Try making it informative, yet light and fun. Showcase your culture in a manner that is : accessible, cool and adds a modern touch. Last but not least I’d like to quote what a good friend of mine once said “There is no manual for being Mexican” so don’t over think the blog I’m just doing this for fun. As always ENJOYNESS MUCH!
So I’ve spent sometime having a bunch of fun exploring, and finding out about things that are ” Sugoi! ” (Japanese) すごい , “chwego” 최고(Korean), 好极了, “hǎojíle”(Mandarin)….etc. Ha ha, in other words : Right now the Eastern culture wave is all the rage, and has captured my interest as well. However, although I have had a great time finding out about other countries: their culture, pop culture, and modern culture… Along the way I found that there’s something missing in the current circle of all things “COOL”. There is not enough props or representation of all things “CHIDO!” Chido= Mexican Slang for: cool, awesome, amazing, great…etc
It’s sad that some have become so enthralled with Eastern culture that I’ve actually heard some people say “This and this is so cool, there is no such thing in my culture, when in fact there is, but due to lack of knowledge they believe their culture to be lacking . Or My culture is not as fun, amazing, or fascinating. I wish I could speak that language, live in that country, or be from that culture.” It’s so totally true that they’re many way cool things about these cultures and that they are infectious and interesting. But I feel that in the process of enjoying other cultures some are forgetting or purposely turning their backs on their own cultures. They look down on, underestimate, and give their roots the brush.
So the goal of this blog is to spread “Chido” l♥ve all over the place. To share all things cool about my culture with new friends. I want to honor & represent Mexico & it’s culture with a truthful representation full of respect & pride, without shouldering, or promoting stereotypes.
WELCOME ALL to the blog , & let’s have a “MEGA SUPER CHIDO” TIME a.k.a. A blast!!
ABOUT ME: (I’m Mexican American= Both my parents are Mexican & I was born in Mexico, but raised in Souther California.)
The Blog’s name( MegaSUPER CHIDO Y+) means: Super cool & then some =)