Spanish: Saying/ Colloquialism of the Day


Today’s saying/ expression is:

“ECHAR FLORES” =  To throw /toss flowers (at someone/something).

MEANING: to praise, compliment, to flirt with someone.

Pronunciation: eh-chah-ahr floh-reh-ehs

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Soulful Mexicans


Just heard on Twitter that the 1st song “Besame” (Kiss Me)  is doing really well on the charts & I had heard talk about it before, but just hadn’t gotten around to listening to it. I finally listened to it and it’s really good, very romantic song.  Once again Camila makes it on to the blog with this live performance of the song. These guys are so talented! They’re brilliant composers and awesome musicians. Song number two is a song I found and knew instantly I had to share. This girl’s got some killer vocals. She’s classy, she’s jazzy what a mellow and soulful vibe.  Hope u have a romantic evening & ENJOY!

Mexican Music: Music Video of the day


Haven’t posted an MV in a while. It’s definitely time for some music. =D

Song: El Aventurero(The Adventurer) By: Pedro Fernandez . The song talks about a flirtatious playboy who likes to capture hearts where ever he goes.  Wow there’s nothing as sexy as a gentleman in a charro outfit. Seriously testosterone overload totally drool worthy.  No? Ladies?

Here’s an few lyrics excerpted from the song:

“Be on your toes darlings for your adventurer is here my honeys!”

“I am “the adventurer” the world to me matters very little , when I like a lady… I like her no matter what.”

“I like ’em tall, I like ’em short. I like ’em skinny, I like ’em chubby, the single ladies the widows & like ’em divorced too.

“I am the adventurer and to all my “mothers in law” I propose: Do take care of your daughters if you bring ’em along or I won’t be held responsible!”

“I have a troubadour & bohemian’s soul,  I am honorable and a good friend, the most honest kidder.”

Mexican Galan of the Day: David Zepeda


The word “galan” refers to : a leading man, hero, A gallant & handsome man.

NAME: David Zepeda (Actor/Model)

Birthdate: September 19 1974

Birth Place :  Nogales, Sonora, México.

Education:Earned a degree in  Civil Law at Sonora University  (UNISON), Hermosillo- México. As  for acting, he received training at Centro de Formación Actoral de TV Azteca.

Fanclub/Official Webpage :http://www.zepedafansclub.com/ Twitter: @dzepedafansclub

Achievements & Credits:

Second Place in Manhunt International 2000 (an international male pageant.)

Novelas

Knows for his villainous roles : His characters are deliciously hypocritical, sensually slimy, you love to hate him yet can’t get enough of this sexy bad boy.

  • Production: Soy tu dueña – Role: “Alonso Peñalvert”
  • Production: Sortilegio – Role: ” Bruno Albeniz”
  • Production: Acorralada –  Role: “Maximiliano Irazabal”
  • Production : Amores cruzados -Role :  “Diego”
  • Production: Los Sánchez , Role :”Omar”

Movies & Theather

“DESNUDOS” (2004)

“4 EQUIS”

“Descalzos En El Parque”  (Barefoot in the Park)

Hosting

Riesgo Total  on TV Azteca

“Mente y Movimiento” on TV Azteca

Hobbies

His an Avid Tennis player since youth and still competes in tournaments

DAVID VIDS =D

“Soy Tu Dueña” = “You belong to me”, promo

On the set of “Soy Tu Dueña”

Commercial : David inviting  fans to be part of “Sortilegio on Stage” the novela  Tour

“Sortilegio On Stage”  excerpt,  poor David gets slapped!  =S

David wins best Antagonistic Actor  award from Premios TeleNovelas

Fan made video for David’s character the sly and evil “Bruno” from the novela “Sortilegio” = A spell


PHOTO CREDITS: my.opera.com

forum.acasatv.ro

elorbe.com

gacetadulceparaiso.blogspot.com

esmas.com

Novela Time =)


New Novela time! That’s right “Soy Tu Dueña” is about to premiere this Tuesday on Univision. The word dueña literally means :proprietress, owner. The Novela’s title references  the character being a boss,  and at the same time also connotes meanings such as “you’re mine” or “you’re  my man”

SOY TU DUEñA INTRO

SOY TU DUEñA TRAILER

 

“In the end it turns out that in life you’re all alone and you can’t even trust those whom you love the most”– Quote from the trailer

PLOT(From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy_tu_dueña)

Valentina Villalba (Lucero) is a woman to whom life seems good in every way, because she owns  great beauty and a fortune that her parents left to her when they died. She has a mansion in Mexico City, where she lives with her aunt Isabel (Silvia Pinal) and her cousin Ivana (Gabriela Spanic), who is very envious of Valentina.

Everything changes for Valentina when her fiance, Alonso (David Zepeda), in league with Ivana, leaves her at the altar. That’s when she becomes a desperate, bitter woman who chooses to isolate herself and go live in the hacienda ‘Los Cascabeles’, where she meets her neighbor Jose Miguel (Fernando Colunga). The people of the region hate her, because her foreman, Rosendo (Sergio Goyri) commits things in her name, and they call her ‘The Viper’.

CAST

Lucero … Valentina Villalba Rangel “La Víbora”= The viper (Main Heroine)

Fernando Colunga … José Miguel Montesinos (Main Hero)

Gabriela Spanic … Ivanna Dorantes Rangel (Main Antagonist)

David Zepeda … Alonso Peñalvert (Villain)

Silvia Pinal …Isabel Rangel(mother of Ivanna Dorantes)

Sergio Goyri … Rosendo Gavilán (Villain)

Jacqueline Andere … Leonor Montesinos(mother of Jose Miguel)

Ana Martín … Benita (nany of Valentina and Ivanna)

Gerardo Albarrán … Nerón

Vicente Herrera … boss of Nerón

The thing which I’m most excited about when it comes to “Soy Tu Dueña” is getting to see super smexy David Zepeda again! I haven’t seen him since “Acorralada”= Cornered a Venezuelan Novela  in which he played Alejandro Salvatierra. “Soy tu Dueña” should be very interesting as it is filled with  Novela vets know for unforgettable roles such as: Gaby Spanic, known for her duel roles in “La Usurpadora” = The Usurper , and Fernando Colugna “Amor Real”.  The protagonist in the story is none other than Mexico’s sweetheart, singer/actress Lucero who’s know for many novelas, and  has done a great job portraying both heroines and a villainesses for example her roles in “Lazos de Amor” = Love ties &  “Mañana es para Siempre” = Tomorrow is Forever.  Sergio Goyri is also featured in this drama, he is always a formidable villain.  This drama promises to entertain viewers with: ardent passion, pulse pounding drama, and stunning betrayal, as well as the chance to admire the gorgeous beauty that is  Mexico’s natural scenery.

Get to know the characters, get  pictures, reviews, previews and much more at “Soy Tu Dueñas” official website: http://www2.esmas.com/entretenimiento/telenovelas/soy-tu-duena/

You can also find vids on YouTube

Picture credits: I hold no rights all rights  belong to owner of the production.

Mexican sayings


The Mexican culture is a very romantic culture in which chivalry is still alive and well, a culture that is filled with much veneration for women.  A popular saying that exemplifies that is: “A una mujer no se le debe tocar ni con el petalo de una rosa” = A woman is not to be touched, not even with a rose petal. The saying speaks of zero tolerance when it comes to disrespect towards women. Women are not to be mistreated in any way shape or form, but this saying is especially referring to physical abuse.

It’s all about Serenades!!♥♥♥♥


SOOO ROMANTIC!! A  practice that is not only very popular in Mexico, but in every Spanish speaking country I think… Is that of romantic serenatas=serenades. In these countries serenades are preformed for: birthdays, anniversaries, just to say I love you, say I’m sorry, to propose marriage, or to confess ur love/ask someone to be ur guy or girl.  A classic serenade is preformed with a  Mariachi band, a guitar trio or soloist, also it is customary to wake  ur loved one with your song at dawn. As time goes on the tradition has taken on new forms, but I’m so happy that it’s still alive & well. It’s a very: cool,beautiful, special part of our culture, that I’m very proud of. Modern serenades: Now a days people will opt for pop music,Rnb, punk, rock, Banda music..etc for serenades. Another modern take on the serenade is that of surprising the recipient in public places during the day. A very common question about serenades “What about the neighbors?” With a classic serenade, I guess there might be a neighbor or two that gets annoyed with music so early in the morning, but for the most part it’s a well accepted and embraced tradition enjoyed by almost everyone. I mean come on, you’d have to be  a total scrooge to make a fuss about it 🙄 A serenata makes those directly involved & those around them happy, makes them feel warm inside, brings out the romantic in everyone, love is always beautiful, it’s just a really cool thing to behold. The neighbors or whoever is around will end up cheering the person giving the serenade on & root for the girl to come out. Once the couple is together on lookers will chant “Beso, beso, beso!”= a Kiss,a kiss, a kiss! Really cool right?! If you get a serenade it’s one of the most wonderful gifts u can receive. A pro serenata(hired musicians) is not cheap lol, if u decide to play and sing by yourself or get friends into the act it takes a lot of hard work, and earnest effort. So it’s really touching that someone would care so much as to prepare such an awesome surprise for you. With the Valentine’s day holiday coming up I wanted to take this post as an oportunity to honor this kickbutt tradition & share it with those who are new to it.

Enjoy these awesome serenade vids posted by crazy romantics on YouTube.

*Serenade scene from popular novela “Rebelde” (Rebel) Although the guys went all out,with spectacular fireworks & hired a full mariachi band… They had messed up big time, & the girls were still way ticked off at them, so their serenade efforts were shot down. 😳

*Cheating! Come on dude u gotta sing! Just going straight for the sugar 😛 He’s got some really cool friends to hook him up like that. The heart costumes are just too adorable.

A 60’s rock theme serenade. Very cool & original 8)

Althought it’s kinda embarrassing to be ambushed @ work or school, it’s all good, cuz  it’s so flattering to be in the spotlight & have witnesses that turn green with envy @ ur totally cool romantic moment. :mrgreen: Ooh loving the flower petals and votive candles on the desk, makes for a very romantic ambiance.

Ummm the girl did not come out during this serenade. Well… U win some, u loose some. A+ for effort though guys ❗ It really takes dedication to bring out your whole set up & rock out in the wee hour of the morning.

When u decide to go Banda with ur serenade, it quickly evolves into a party!! 😀 Lmao the camera’s shaky cuz the camera guy was dancing along.