Monday, April 23, 2007

Watch out for a new Blog coming soon

I recently took a class with MediaBistro on column writing and I asked myself what I could bring to the table that was different, interesting, and interesting to me.

So I decided to write some articles on what it's like to be a foreigner in the US that looks nothing like a foreigner. Someone that in fact looks more American than his original heritage.

This someone is me of course, who else.

Some of the stuff will cover my ability to spy on Hispanic people in public places (which is even cooler when they are talking about you) since they think I'm an American that doesn't know Spanish, immigration issues, personal things I've dealt with, and other general things in the media.

If anyone is reading this blog, let me know if that's at all interesting.

I'm doing it anyway, but it's always fun when someone posts a comment on here for me.


Anonymous Olisa said...

Spying is my favorite! I hear some amazing stories on the bus. I like your concept, let me know when its up.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't you being just a bit disingenuous in characterizing yourself as a "foreigner" in the US? You are, after all, 50% US American by birth and were schooled in institutions following US culture-based currricula, esp. your early childhood schooling when those things are easiest to learn and get hard-wired.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Carlos P said...

Perhaps a bit disingenuous, but the way I see it I was raised somewhere that is NOT the US. No matter what kind of situation you are in while living in a place like Guatemala, it is NOT the US. It is, like any other place in the world, completely unique. So moving to the US afterwards, while being much easier for me than some other people (i.e. those that don't know english, have darker skin, etc.), was still an adjustment. An adjustment that was not easy at all.

The blog would focus on those adjustments and the new life that comes with being someone who carries a culture and experience in his heart and mind while living in an entirely different place that knows very little about the experience.

Maybe I'll post more on this later. I'm in a bit of a rush but it's a good question to discuss.

More on this later.

5:21 PM  

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