"Strength and Dignity are her clothing, and She laughs at the time to come". -Provs 31:25

Peruvian cuisine: How to make easy Ceviche!

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Are you looking how to make easy-I-even-managed-to-burn-soup kind of way CEVICHE? Well, today is your luckiest day! Yes, today, because I am about to show you how to cook ceviche in a ridiculously easy way, so easy that you might want to try to ask me the recipe in Spanish for an extra challenge, you are welcome.

I know what you are thinking about “Me, trying to cook the tastiest kind of food on Earth like a Peruvian dish? Yes, that’s exactly what you are thinking (or you should start thinking), but I am here to tell you that yes, you can do it with a little bit of help from your Peruvian friend.

Ceviche is a very popular seafood dish, originated in Peru, which is made from very fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices such as lemon or lime, and spiced with chili pepper. The citric acid causes the proteins in the seafood to become denaturised, appearing to be cooked, without heat, therefore it must be prepared and consumed fresh to minimize the risk of food poisoning. It goes really well with side dishes that complement its favours such as corn, sweet potato, avocado, etc.

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Your best tips to learn a new language and stay (mostly) sane.

Learning English

Learning a new language is tough. One of the most enjoyable and kick-in-the-butt experiences I’ve ever lived. Creativity will be your best friend against boredom when learning a new language and immersion one of your most powerful means.

When people ask me how did I learn English or since when I’ve been learning, I am a bit speechless. All my life? Properly since a few years ago? I don’t know. Finding the specific point on my life-line is a bit too much asking but I can say something for sure:

I started loving this new language since I was 11 or so.

When I was in secondary school, oh boy, the time ofcrushes’ began and I had no one better than Taylor Swift to walk along with me on this painful journey. Yes, that’s right, I would listen to every single one of her most cheesy songs possible and sing along with the lyrics. I had one big challenge for my self-pity start moments: ENGLISH.

My first Taylor Swift song ever? You belong with me’ and the video was so epic that I had to understand what she was saying! “She wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts. She’s cheer captain and I’m on the bleachers” (Yep, the struggle was real).

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When life gets (looks) too busy.

_20180223_103854.JPGOn next week’s blog will see how our life can change significantly when we are present. Today I leave you with a post I wrote almost a year ago as an introduction to next week’s one. Did you miss the latest posts? Check -them out! Hope you enjoy it, don’t forget to subscribe to see the second part next week! Enjoy!

The fearless gal 💕xxx


Biomedical Science
University of Strathclyde

Life. Time.

There was me, smiling and feeling absolutely fulfilled looking at him. He was going to sleep and I could get his very important time before to sleep, before going into his dreams’ corner, his peaceful time.

My brother is 9 years old, almost 10. He is my treasure. My little one.

I remember how my heart was so excited to see him for the very first time that could pop out of my chest and run a marathon by itself. It is funny how I prayed almost every day in a year (not kidding) for having a little new sibling, just before having lunch with the family, in front of whoever delighted us with their presence. Sounds cute, isn’t it? Not for my parents, who did not know where to hide when we had guests. Sorry. But it worked!

 

And almost 10 years later… here I am, sharing with him a few words before he goes to sleep, to encourage his heart and help him to have good dreams.

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Nope, I won’t talk about Valentine’s Day.

27891067_190931174834931_8342732157231300608_nYeah, not this year. Nah Nah. Can’t have it. You won’t.

Why? Really? Today is the day where the entire world points out that you are still single and that maybe there’s something wrong with you. You see, the pressure of today of having everything figured out and a perfect plan for the night is real. You need someone. Anyone.

It’s like “it’s ok” that you are single the rest of the year but today, you just don’t suit that much the snuggling atmosphere. You’d better try to look busy before the universe laughs at you (what the heck, universe?). Besides, we are sold the message somehow that if you love someone, you must buy them something expensive today, if not, do you even like them? Cards, flowers, chocolates, and lingerie. It just drives me nuts. So if you don’t have ”the person” you’re pretty much excluded from the day. Or you can see it from my friend point’s of view

-Ale, I am just waiting for the tons of cheaper chocolate of the following day.

Yes, that’s the spirit, be my friend on this Valentine’s! Ok, maybe not. But the point is that no matter how much we try to tell our friends, mom, rest of the family, grandpa, grandma, (and then more grandma) that you are doing actually fine on your own without a relationship, you might suddenly start wondering at some point

Am I BROKEN?

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What your bilingual friend never tells you.

26869071_130103931137538_981480862715478016_nLast week we talked about the two most wanted-to-know questions about bilinguals, if you missed them, you can check them out first and then carry on with this post with the mystery title with it. Maybe I am overreacting a little, but that’s the fun part of it.

After reading the first post, it’s already crystal clear that life it’s not always fancy for those strange beings –the bilinguals. There are the messy beginnings, but I suppose that’s just life.

Before coming to Scotland I had all sorted out in my mind:

  1. In one or two months I will be an official bilingual.
  2. In one year I will be already over-qualified to start a degree in English.

It’s funny how learning a language in the actual country is not what is cracked up to be. It’s like, by magic, the fact that you are there, maybe something in the air, or the British tea (hmm) will make you release the tongue and your posh English will come out, out of the blue.

How did I manage to learn English (or rather get a plain decent level of communication)? That’s another post, stay tuned!
But how do we manage to stay (mostly) sane while learning the language and what we don’t tell you while we smile politely and nod? That’s the real deal here.

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From your bilingual(-to-be) friend.

“So, when you think… Do you do it in English or in Spanish?”

If I earned a penny every time I hear this question, I would probably not be either a millionaire nor rich but I would probably have enough to buy me a cup of tea (probably not). The point is that it is a common question when you are considered bilingual’’. I guess that getting that title was on my bucket list, although I’ve realized from my years of studying English that becoming bilingual is more about being able to communicate (fairly decently) than actually mastering the language because let’s face it, I’m still learning my own language (If not forgetting it bit by bit on the way).

So, in this blog, I wanted to tackle two questions people ask me about being bilingual, therefore if you speak more than one language and have friends who ask you the same kind of questions you can throw them these little nuggets of wisdom (and save yourself a lot of time -you are welcome.) Let’s start with the question of the million dollars.  Continue reading “From your bilingual(-to-be) friend.”

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Welcome to “In My Fearless Twenties”!!!!! You can’t imagine how excited I am that you are reading this!

You see all the languages up there? Those are most of the languages of all the wonderful, incredible and amazing people I’ve got to meet and known a little of their lives in the last 2 years (crazy, right?) ….and I feel so so blessed for that, they are a gift!

 

You are a gift!

So thank you so much for passing by. I would really appreciate if you subscribe to the blog so you get all the new updates and fun stuff. Stay tuned!

Hope you feel welcome,

 

                                                                                                           The fearless gal 💋xxx

 

“Life’s a journey, enjoy the ride”.                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Someone at some point.