Tuesday, January 28, 2014

100% Mexico

Skater Dress | Persun mall
Necklace | Christopher Straub
Specs | Free People


100% Natural + Mexico's Cuernavaca City Center = 100% Mexico

100% Natural is now my favorite restaurant in the world, not that I've been to every part of the world or anything. I've actually never been to a restaurant where the food was truly all natural.  I was beyond pleased.  This food was not only DELICIOUS, but it was super affordable for the quality and service (that cheesecake slice was under $4USD).  Also, there is complimentary bread and appetizers!

In the city of Cuernavaca's city center/downtown there are stairs where people congregate and "platican ambos" (chat together).  It's so nice to just sit, and watch people go about their lives.  Every day there were actually preteen boys who practiced their skateboarding in front of the stairs.  Aside from the beauty of this society, I also found sadness.  There are very young and very old people selling things.  I felt bad and bought from a little boy and though, "Aww, you should be playing or studying, not selling chili covered tamarindo lollipops at 6pm."  I thought a similar notion of the 70 year old abuelitas selling jewelry they beaded or begging on the side of the sidewalk.  Mexican people are very hard workers, but I think it had become integrated into their being because they have had to work very hard and diligently in order to feed themselves and survive. Work means income means survival.  With such small incomes, this means that people would have to work all their lives.  I'm no expert at all, but  my thoughts are this: If this were not so, all the children would be playing and all the old people could be relaxing.  The whole situation was saddening yet inspiring.  Do you appreciate your opportunities?


Remember your blessings,
Christine

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10 comments:

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  2. Que hermoso lugar. Cuernavaca! Eso tambien me pone triste cuando veo los viejitos trabajando mas que otros. me encanta la joyeria que hacen y siempre compro de mucha cantidad para ayudar. Mexico tiene tanta cultura.

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  3. Your dress is so pretty - I love the white collar. It fits you beautifully!
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  4. Wow it looks amazing, so much culture! I love your dress! Xx

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  5. These images are so gorgeous. Love your dress.

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  6. aw! It would great if all children enjoy their childhood and the old people finally take their time to relax and enjoy that. I know it's sad to see them working hard and with less opportunities in our countries. I hope that changes one day.
    This is a inspiring post dear, I really enjoyed it.
    Love the pictures, and the food :) !
    Have a great Sunday, dear.
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  7. No matter what you're going through, it's always better if you have people to share it with.
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    You look beautiful!
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  9. amazing photos...
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  10. Looks like such a colorful and interesting place...you look beyoutiful ;)
    Surrounded by much more poverty in India...I've learnt to count my blessings too.
    Hope you've been doing well!
    <3
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