Author Archives: Shirley He

La Llorona

Background of informant: My informant (AG)’s parents moved from Mexico to Los Angeles before her birth. She speaks Spanish to her parents in home and is surrounded by Mexican culture.   Main piece: AG: “The story that I know about her is that, she was with a man and they had children together. And for… Continue Reading »

Tourte Binchoise

Background of informant: My informant YF is an international student from Brussels, Belgium. He spent the first two years of high school in Los Angeles, and the last year back in Brussels. He lived in Wallonia in Belgium, which is the French-speaking region that accounts more than a half of the country.   Main piece:… Continue Reading »

Manneken-Pis

Background of informant: My informant YF is an international student from Brussels, Belgium. He spent the first two years of high school in Los Angeles, and the last year back in Brussels. He lived in Wallonia in Belgium, which is the French-speaking region that accounts more than a half of the country.   Main piece:… Continue Reading »

Styles of Sari

My informant AM is an international student from Singapore, and her family is originally from Bengal, India. She goes back to Bengal every year, and spend most of the time in the capital city Kolkata.   Main piece: AM: “For me, I only wear Sari in certain time, like in the festival ‘Durga Puja’. We… Continue Reading »

Durga Puja

My informant AM is an international student from Singapore, and her family is originally from Bengal, India. She goes back to Bengal every year, and spends most of the time in the capital city Kolkata.   Main piece: “Durga Puja” is a traditional festival of India. People celebrate the festival for 10 days. “Durga” is… Continue Reading »