Thanks for the message! And thanks for the “tío” instead of “abuelito”.
Taking your kids to the fair to participate is way cool. Last year my school (Aikido) gave a demo on the outdoor stage. They did extremely well. The fair was exciting last year. This year, it is a little sad, as I mentioned.
Participating is cool. We draw people from all over Southeastern Mexico and Guatemala (we are right on the border). Walking through the various exhibits and renewing old acquaintances is neat. Our city, Tapachula, is only about 250 – 300,000 people but with the coastal area and Guatemala, as well as the seaport, we get a lot of people through all of the time and you just don’t see people you know as often as you’d like.
Bagpipes are definitely exotic here. People here are mostly of Mayan descent but a lot of other cultures are pretty well represented. There are people of German, North American (Good ol' US of A), Canadians, Ethnic Chinese and Japanese. 100 years ago the Japanese government planted a Japanese colony here with hopes it would take off like in Brazil and in Peru. It didn’t. I’m one of the few Japanese speakers here (sort of) and am very obviously NOT of Japanese origin.
Point is, I didn’t know there were any people of Scotts descent here. But, there are.
And, you can spell Mexico any way you wish, “Mexico” or “Mejico”. Don’t want to get a rep. as being picky and a-retentive!
I will pass your greetings on to my son and daughter, thanks.
And, the pigs in the kitchen WAS a joke. But I feel obligated to perpetuate the stereotype
Thanks for the award. I will place it on the wall over the spot where the chicken is setting .
You are in Australia? I think that bagpipes in the jungle would not be such an anomaly there, yes? Think I’d love to visit Oz someday.
Someday, maybe I can make the Apostofest. Sounds like y’all had a blast. I saw the pictures of the “Scottsmen”. Very impressive. More so because it was yesterday before the fair and I did a real double-take. Thought y’all had come to visit!