What Spanish speakers are watching


So glad that I was lucky enough to find subbed versions of  a string of really amusing Corona commercials that have been running during the world cup to share with non Spanish-speaking  readers.  They’re really cute &  funny, but the best part is the concept being promoted: brotherhood, pride in your roots and the heritage which we share. This idea  is championed by the  motto “refresh who we are”. Though yes, in the end they may only be trying to sell some beer or whatever lol ,  and the commercials are pretty comical compared to other more austere and grandiose symbols of unity , in light of  recent political events and the tense climate that has been fermenting as a result of the growing  movement by groups with antagonizing sentiments towards Hispanics it’s really very cool to see gestures like these.  Speaking of  togetherness, it has also been felt during the worldcup when it has become “1 for all and all for 1” when it came to rooting for teams.  That indeed is mega super chido! VAMOS TODOS!

“Corona Extra, better known as Corona, is a brand of pale lager owned and produced by Cerveceria Modelo at a number of breweries in Mexico. It is one of the best-selling beers in Mexico and is one of the top-selling beers worldwide.[2] Corona beer is available in over 150 countries.[3] ” –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona_Beer

2010 La Nacion Azteca adelante con coraje y passion!


Thanks to freedom of speech & the miracles of technology now every bigoted, obtuse, ignoramus has the ability to spew inane drivel all over the internet.  There are blogs which accuse & ridicule with narrow-mindedness, blogs that write about cholos & cholas, entries with such tittles as “Dirty Mexicans up to no good.”  These blogs are established with the sole intent of slandering and tarnishing us all with blind prejudice.

We’ve had enough!  We’re tired of  being offended!  We are beyond appalled,  feel disheartened at the anti Mexican blogs we read, and would like to say that, seeing such things sadden us.  LOL  Yea  they’d love to hear that, wouldn’t they? Well we have news for them : Not on your life!  Keep it coming!  We love it!  You underestimate us and we love it, because that means that you will never see us coming. We thrive on such feeble tactics. We hear your ignorance &  it drives us, it inspires our ambition, it fuels our fire!  My warrior brothers & sisters of the Aztec nation let us thrive, overcome, conquest & prevail on this the year of our bicentennial. Let us make 2010 the year that Mexicans everywhere show the world their true Aztec Warrior within.

In order to achieve this, let us make this year about : promoting, receiving, and propagating the pursuit  of continuous edification & a never ending thirst for knowledge. A sound education is the key to a brighter future. Let us strive for education in whatever form it maybe.

In 2010 let us show case & represent with ardor the beauty of our culture ,past & present, including our colorful & cool pop culture.  Let’s make it so that  being Mexican may come to be associated with:  gallantry, splendor, refinement, class, non violence, superlative aptitude, and brilliant intellect. Let this be the year that we unite in brotherhood. A year in which we elevate & honor our people & our heritage.  Let us reject all that would do other wise, that which would go against all the hard work & suffering that our fellow warriors realize & endure.  Let us join together with love & respect for one another & help each other out.  We are all in this together.

Let being Mexican be associated with benevolence, contribution, and passionate, earnest, endeavorers. Let Mexicans be associate with warm hearts, a helping hand, and pure, faithful, steadfast  friendships.

In 2010 let us protect and venerate the Mexican woman’s reputation and image.  Make our Aztec princesses gain admiration &  respect through all our achievements, contributions, and commendable actions. Here’s to demonstrating our creativity, originality, ingenuity, and artistry.  To leaving a radiant an awe inspiring legacy. Let us restore the grandeur & sanctity of our land, rescue it from those who blemish it.  Let our land be stripped of the reputation which is associated with a gaudy& cheap tourist destination.   Let this be a year in which we proudly commit to imparting our story  communicating and celebrating our astounding history.

Si se pudo y  Si se pude , y siempre se podrá!  Para el 2010 en el año que nuestra bendita patria cumple su bicentenario vamos a mostrar le a todos esos  soberbios, ignorantes , racistas,  quien es el Mexicano.  Que somos cholos, matones, ignorantes, flojos, criminales, conchudos, drogadictos, malvivientes, rateros, corrientes que solo servimos para llenarnos de niños…..etc. Que somos de una nación muerta de hambre y atrasada, que causamos lastima.  Eso hablan de nosotros. Rompamos en billones de pedacitos hasta que ya no sean roconocibles los esterotipos que se le attribuyen a los Mexicanos. Pues aquí en todo esto esta el reto , y se que su corazon fortificado por sangre de guerreros, y su espíritu apasionado les incitara solo una  respuesta: Yo soy Mexicano y no me rajo!

Picture credits:

http://www.delange.org/TemMayor/Dsc00358.jpg

flickr aquarela 08’s photostream

http://lortenerife-ra.blogspot.com/2008/12/mujer-azteca-3d.html

El Tri’s World Cup uniforms unveiled


Speech from Mexico’s coach Javier Aguirre:

I would just like to mention that the moment that I decided to take on the charge of leading the National team I asked for 11 warriors on the field. This is exactly what I am witnessing  & have witness before my eyes during our previous, and current  matches, training, &  activities. Warriors with  hot blood running through their veins, with unbreakable bones, and fiery legs.

Everyone of us has such an eagle warrior within us, that warrior who leans on the strengths of : concentration, determination, and the desire to win everyday. Today I urge more than 11o million Mexican warriors to join in the daily battle. May we all who are present here today be ready & disposed to fight on. Let us not think twice & chase after the “ball” that motivates us everyday.  I invite you to fight on as the true warriors we are in: your jobs, your homes, with your people.  Let us not loose for an instant the purpose for which we wake. Win, win, win absolutely in all we endeavor!

It moves me to know that behind these young men stands a country, our Mexico!  A country with an unmitigated &  unyielding courage & hunger, with a heart that will beat so loudly that we will hear it everywhere. Let us believe in ourselves, let us believe that we are a country that was born with everything necessary to triumph. Let us believe & understand that we are warriors and as such we will return. Thank you very much & good night.

vamos chavos echemoles galleta !

somos la nacion

azteca, de sangre guerrera!!!

National team goal keeper Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa next to FIFA’s president.

striker & midfielder Francisco “Paco” Palencia

Left to right: Midfielder Gerardo Torrado, Goal Keeper Ochoa, FIFA Pres.


Picture credits :mx.sports.yahoo.com

enlish.cctv.com

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