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It’s Embarrassing, But Face It: All Mexicans Own These 25 Things

The accuracy is painful.

If you grew up with Mexican parents you probably had at least 80% of these nacadas in your house. Deep down you know life wouldn’t have been the same without them, like…

1. A Vintage Photo of Your Abuelitos

Why SO serious?! This is the original #TBT for sure.

2. Of Course, Your Embarrassing Quince Photo

¡Qué horror! And there’s probably more than one haunting you every time you visit home.

READ: 11 Signs You Had a Quinceañera in the 00s

3. This Amazing Seasoning of the Gods

This is spice gold. Perfect over literally everything – even the back of your hand. C’mon, don’t pretend you don’t do that!

4. DIY Tupperware

Butter? Noooo. It’s just another tub of frozen salsa. You should know better by now.

5. Handmade Decor

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Ma is the original Etsy.

6. Plastic-covered Furniture

Sitting here was hell. But anything to keep the furniture looking new 20 years later.

7. Vicks AKA “Vics Vaporú”

Me: “Ma, I have a headache.”

Mom: “Rub it on your head.”

Me: “Ma, my stomach hurts.”

Mom: “Rub it on your stomach and place a paper towel over it.”

Me: “Ma, my leg hurts.”

Mom: “Rub it super fast on your leg.”

It was also the first thing your mom added to your medicine cabinet when you moved out.

8. A TvNotas Issue from Seven Months Ago

And of course, it’s still in the bathroom for guests to read.

9. The Infamous Chancla

No need for a pair, this one is solely used for whooping yo’ ass. And it randomly appears when needed — creepy.

READ: 13 Ways Mom Put her Chanclas to Good Use

10. A Calendar Like This

Complete with the names of saints on their feast days to remind you why your uncle, born on August 31, was named Ramón. This also explains why you have that middle name that you keep secret.

11. Selena CDs that Play at Every Party

The queen! ? There’s no party like a Mexican party. You’ll laugh, possibly cry and definitely embarrass yourself trying to reach every musical note during “Como La Flor.” It’s a classic!

READ: How Selena Got Us Through Heartbreak

12. Veladoras

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Your parents were strict about not leaving your Bath & Body Works candle aflame when you left the house, but God forbid you extinguish their veladora. Along with disrespecting the saints, you can expect at least a week of grounding.

13. Shimmery Jesus Picture

You don’t really remember how or where your family got this picture, but it’s been in your kitchen (of all places) for ages.

14. San Marcos Blanket

Is there a better way to Netflix and Chill than wrapped in a San Marcos blanket?

15. Loteria

If you are Mexican and you have never played Loteria, shame on you. SHAME-ON-YOU.

16. Taijin

I refuse to eat my fruit without the family secret ingredient!

17. Cactus Plants for Decoration

Some may not understand why Mexicans use the saddest plant ever for decoration, the truth: they remind us of nopales. Yum.

18. Plastic Fruit

Talking about decorations…don’t forget about the fake fruit! Cuz why not remind La Visita that you are all about that healthy lifestyle!

19.Primera Comunion pics

Because you just need to have a remainder of the single day of your life when you have been photographed the most.

20. Old Guacamole Grind (Molcajete)

You know what they say, the older the Molcajete, the better the guacamole.

21. Tortilla Warmer

They come in all materials, shapes and sizes. That is what makes them beautiful!

22. Fabuloso cleaner

Who can forget that lavender smell?

23. Recycled Birthday Celebration Items

Because your mom just won’t throw away a good piñata, party hat, wrapping paper, etc…

24. Virgen de Guadalupe Anything

In a candle, a poster, a calendar….La Virgencita de Guadalupe is always there for you.

25. and finally, a bottle of tequila with a slice of limon

Because you just never know when you will have a party at your place.

What did you have in your home growing up? Tell us in the comments below and like our Facebook page to see more stories like this in your feed. 

#IceBae Has Blown Up The Internet. Meet The Latina Border Patrol Agent Behind The Viral Hashtag That Has Latino Twitter Freaking Out

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#IceBae Has Blown Up The Internet. Meet The Latina Border Patrol Agent Behind The Viral Hashtag That Has Latino Twitter Freaking Out

A Latina Border Patrol agent has gone viral as #IceBae and from the looks of her new account on Twitter she seems to be enjoying the new found fame.

The agent, who identified herself as Kiara Cervantes, was photographed providing security for Mike Pence during his visit to a migrant detention center in Texas. From that photograph came #IceBae with thirsty fans calling her out for her beauty. But it also attracted many people who were appalled that a Latina would participate in the mass imprisonment of largely Latino men, women, and children.

All this started when a Latina Border Patrol guard was photographed providing security for Mike Pence at a migrant detention center.

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So, who is the Latina officer in the photograph? The female officer has since been identified as Kiara Cervantes.  Many of the original comments were focused on her good looks, which kicked off the pretty bizarre hashtag #IceBae

Since the photo went viral, Kiara has started up her own Twitter account and has already racked up nearly 37.5k followers in less than 2 days.

It looks like Cervantes enjoyed the new found attention and decided to create a Twitter account to capitalize on all the fame. She posted a video (which has since been deleted) introducing herself as the #IceBae.

Apprently, Ice Bae has all sorts of ‘supporters’ that she had to thank on Twitter.

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Because of the response to the original photo and that #IceBae was trending on Twitter with thousands of thirsty comments, Cervantes decided to create a Twitter account. One of her first tweets was to thank everyone for all the ‘support’ and to tell her ‘supporters’ how much she loves them.

She’s also taken to Twitter to share some selfies of her in uniform with her new found supporters.

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Because when you work at a detention center that houses migrants in overcrowded cages and is at the center of an international scandal, of course selfies should be on your list of to-dos.

At least a few people on Twitter tried to help her out with some caption ideas for her new photo…

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I mean that is pretty clever if it wasn’t so depressing.

And this person who kept her caption suggestion poignant yet simple.

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What would you caption her photo with?

Seriously, the people are not here for it.

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Apart from all of #IceBae’s supporters, her detractors are definitely speaking out on social media. Many pointed out how by sexualizing Cervantes they were also sexualizing the dehumanization of the very people being held in the detention centers.

Rapper Fat Nick, called her out as ‘literal scum’, that her family would be ashamed of.

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Cervantes fired back Sunday at rapper Fat Nick who tweeted that her family will disown her and “shame on any Hispanic working for ice of anything of that nature.”

“I think that’s really rude and naive of you to say,” she tweeted. “You have no idea who my parents are and no idea what goes into my job on a daily basis… before speaking on something you know nothing about…. DONT. Regardless I’m blessed and thankful for the career I have.”

Another Twitter user pointed out what pretty much most of the Latino community is thinking.

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One Twitter user, among thousands of others, called #IceBae what many are thinking: a guard at a concentration camp. For people to be idolizing a person who is supporting a system of injustice, racism, and bigotry, has many people across social media very upset, particularly those in the Latino community who feel #IceBae has turned her back on them.

READ: Sickening Screenshots Show Border Patrol Agents Laughing About Migrant Deaths

J Balvin Gets In The Business Of Japanese Hip Hop As He Announces New Project For Anime Film

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J Balvin Gets In The Business Of Japanese Hip Hop As He Announces New Project For Anime Film

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J Balvin is totally on a roll right now. He’s just released a surprise album, Oasis, with Bad Bunny which has rocketed to the top of the charts and now the Colombian singer has announced a new project that will take him in an entirely different direction.

J Balvin is working with a Japanese hip hop group in an upcoming anime film.

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Reggaetonero and Latin music superstar J Balvin has teamed up with Japan-based hip-hop trio m-flo on the theme song for a new animated movie, called HUMAN LOST, to be released in theaters worldwide this fall.

The popularity of Japan’s anime culture is increasing around the world, so it makes perfect sense for the “Mi Gente” singer to do such an incredible collaboration.

The anime film he’s working on is based on a sci-fi novel from 1948.

The original novel, called No Longer Human, is rated as the second best selling novel in all of Japan. I’m pretty sure it’s safe to assume, that with the backing of J Balvin and m-flo, the new adaptation will do even better.

No Longer Human is told in the form of notebooks left by one Ōba Yōzō, a troubled man incapable of revealing his true self to others, and who is instead forced to uphold a facade of hollow humor.

The film, along with the new track, will hit theatres in the US this fall.

While the animated movie is set to hit the theaters in the U.S. in fall this year, it had its world premiere last Friday at the Anime Expo 2019 in Los Angeles.

M-Flo made a surprise appearance at the event to announce their involvement in the movie’s main theme, which features Balvin.

Turns out, M-Flo and Balvin also performed together at last year’s Summer Sonic Festival in Japan – Balvin’s first time performing in the country.

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The “Safari” singer performed in Japan for the first time last summer at the annual Summer Sonic music festival, where m-flo’s VERBAL suggested they work on the theme song together.

A known fan of Japanese popular culture, Balvin readily accepted the offer and the collaboration took off from there.

Quite a few J Balvin fans were surprised by the annoucement but most were super excited for the project.

It’s definitely a big departure for the reggaeton singer but with the global popularity of Latino singers right now, it’s seems like a perfect match to us.

Some people on Twitter admitted they were just here for the new J Balvin track…not the anime.

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Even if that’s true for some people, anime has exploded into a giant industry worth more than $18 billion globally, so I’d say Balvin is making the right decision.

READ: Bad Bunny And J Balvin Just Dropped Their Joint Album And It’s Exactly What You’d Expect From These Trap Royals

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