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Pancake vs. Cake Mix

So…this weekend…I made a cake and I left it out too long so the ants ate it, I was SOOOO mad about that.

So then this morning I went to Plaza Lama, another WalMart type store in the DR, think Target vs Walmart, to buy another box of cake mix.

As I go into the store I ask one of the workers where is your cake in a box and the worker goes we don’t sell that here of course I knew that they did. So I quickly scanned the isles looking for the isle I needed and sure enoughh there was the cake mix, Super Moist Betty Crocker. So then I go back to the work and I’m like, “this is cax in a box,” and he goes no that’s flour and I go no, “its cake in a box.” Then he says I thought it was pancake mix and I’m like nooooo this is cake…it’s sweet. You should buy a box, make it and try it. You can even buy the icing and put it on top of the cake.

This story is much funnier in Spanish or spanglish but anyway that was my Monday morning…wish me luck that the ants don’t get to this new cake.

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Posted by on 12 December 2005 in Culture, Dominican Republic, Food



So the other day I was on my way home and I got on one of the little guaguas (busses). So this driver was passenger crazy i.e. he kept saying “5 atras/5 in the back,” when there were already five people in the back.
Anyway, so at one point a women with a young baby gets on the bus and about 3 min into the ride the baby starts to fuss. The woman is like oh he´s hungry and other people are like so where are you going and she’s like Kilometer 9 (everything is referenced in the capital by kilometers for example I live at 6 ½ or as I say in Spanish seis y media). We were like at kilometer 5 so she just pulls out a blanket and lets the kid eat. I was like wow that just has to be at the top of the guagua stories. Just for the record there were 20 people in this guaguita.

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Posted by on 11 December 2005 in Culture, Dominican Republic