After having an interesting interview with Vanessa Hernandez, a Mexican student at Durham Tech in the library on October 20th, I understood more about the culture as well as food of Mexican people.
First, when we were talking about Mexican culture, I realized that Mexican culture and Vietnamese culture have some common values. Vanessa was born in Michivacan, Mexico. When she talked about most of the population in her hometown were Christian, I was thinking about the movie “Conquest of Paradise”. In this movie, Christopher Columbus came to South America, he brought many monks with him to convert people in South America into Christianity. In my country, Christianity entered into Vietnam when Vietnam was a France colony. Then, I …show more content…
El Cuscatleco Restaurant
I was happy to enjoy Mexican food in El Cuscatleco Restaurant for dinner on October 16th after having a long day at the State Fair with my family. The food was delicious and the service was fast.
I did not impress the Mexican food the first time in South Carolina, but this time was different. When I came to El Cuscatleco Restaurant, there were only few people eating there. This place is so small, but it is very clean. There were several beautiful pictures, flags of Mexico and Salvador on the wall. I felt that I had a chance to taste the authentic Latin dishes. This was my first time to try salvadoreña food, I ordered Mojarra Frita and my husband got the bistec encebollado. These foods were ready only couple minutes later. I loved my dishes because the food had the balanced portion of protein, tortillas, rice, and refried beans. Especially, the fried tilapia was so amazing. I did not have much experience in trying Mexican or Salvadorean food, but husband, who used to eat Mexican food one time per week last year when he was a graduate student at UNC, was very happy about his dish. His beef was so soft, and the rice and vegetable was so delicious. Therefore, we ate all our …show more content…
The movie “ El norte”
Even though I watched this movie on the fall break, I still deeply remembered about this movie. I felt sympathy for Enrique and Rose’ lives. Their lives in their own land had been always fraught with dangers. Also, their attempt to cross the border was very dangerous. Furthermore, the danger did not end once they reached the United State. However, Rose and Enrique determined to stay together whatever happened to them. Having dreams of finding a new home, Rose and Enrique believed in a good life in the USA and set their minds on crossing the US border. Life was not fair for them. They had no reason to stay in the land of their birth when parents were murdered and the whole village was controlled and destroyed by the aggressive army. The lives of people in this movie reminded me the lives of Vietnamese people before we got independence in 1945. If Vietnamese people rose up, they would be killed by troops of other countries. If Vietnamese people accepted the control of other countries, then they had no right or had to live in very poor conditions. I felt sad and angry when oppression still happened in many societies because the greed of groups in