Author Archives: madeleiw

Sana, sana, colita de rana – a Spanish children’s rhyme

Spanish: Sana sana colita de rana si no sana hoy sanara mañana Translation: Heal, heal, little tail of the frog. If you don’t heal today, you’ll heal tomorrow. Full translation AG: This is something that parents tell their children basically, when they complain about something hurting or something going wrong. It rhymes, too, which is… Continue Reading »

The usage of “FOB” and “ABG” to describe Asians

Context:  The informant, MG, went to high school in New Hampshire and now attends college at the University of Seattle in Washington. This story was collected when asked about her experiences of being Asian American in college over the phone. Main piece: MG: Since going to school in the west coast I found it very… Continue Reading »

Danza de los Viejitos

Main piece: There’s this thing called Danza de los Viejitos. It’s is a dance to represent the 4 elements, which are water, earth, air and fire, and the dancers wear this thing called a Sarape, a cloak, and a straw hat and sandals with a wooden bottom so that their footsteps are like, heard by… Continue Reading »