Viviendo la vida Boricua
Yes, I’m living a Puerto Rican life! But it’s not the typical life that you may be thinking of. Sure, I live around the corner from the beach, which is fabulous! But I mean that I’m living the regular, every day life … going to work, and driving in the dreaded traffic!! There was a joke from my colleague that I now drive “like a true Puertorrican!” I am working with the Universidad Metropolitana on some projects, and my office here in San Juan is starting to look like my office in Maryland! ¡Ay Bendito!
So here are some of the things that I’ve been doing, besides working.
Wednesday, my friend Ivelisse Rubio (Math Professor at University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras), took me to the local hot spot, Dragonfly. Dragonfly’s food is “Latin-Asian” fusion. It was very good!
Here are some photos: Peking Duck Nachos, Boricua Rolls, and more!
(The menu is here: http://www.restaurantsinpr.com/menupage.php?restnum=91, more information on the OOFRestaurants page.)
Our waitress left us for a minute because “Mr. Big” from TV was a guest at the restaurant next door and she just wanted to see him. She had waited on Ewan McGregor and George Clooney in the past, so apparently this was the area where “Las Estrellas” (The Stars) come to eat!
Saturday, one of my colleagues at UMET taught me how to cook some Puerto Rican foods! So first, we went to the supermercado and bought some recao, cilantrillo, ajos, cebollos, pollo y plantillas para pastelillos (cilantro, garlic, onions, chicken and the pastry for the shells.)