Friday Five: Cinco de Mayo Edition (Contest Closed)

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Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend! Come celebrate with this week’s Friday Five.

Happy Friday! Or feliz viernes 🙂 This is a fun weekend for anyone who likes good food and music. I’m talking, of course, about Cinco de Mayo! I love this holiday, and people tend to celebrate it in style in my neck of the woods (Austin, TX). So of course, I decided to do a fiesta style Friday Five. And of course, we have to have a giveaway – this week it’s a $10 Amazon.com gift code

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All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winners that way. I will comment on the thread to the people who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner in the comments and next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Cinco de Mayo Edition

  1. What part of Mexico would you most like to visit? Or where have you been in Mexico, if applicable?
  2. How much Spanish do you speak?
  3. Are you a fan of Mexican food? What types?
  4. What’s the best way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Will you be celebrating this year?
  5. Take What Mexican Food Are You? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Kimberly. :-)

What do you think?

14 thoughts on “Friday Five: Cinco de Mayo Edition (Contest Closed)

  1. Heather Moritz

    1. What part of Mexico would you most like to visit? Or where have you been in Mexico, if applicable? The beaches I guess
    2. How much Spanish do you speak? Some..I feel like I should know more since I grew up in Texas 😛
    3. Are you a fan of Mexican food? What types? Yess..I love burritos, rice, beans, chips and salsa, etc. Definitely got my love of it from living in Texas haha
    4. What’s the best way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Will you be celebrating this year? I dunno..go out to a Mexican restaurant? Maybe if I can convince mom to go to one with me 😉
    5. Take What Mexican Food Are You? – What do you get? Is it accurate? I’m a quesadilla. Sounds pretty true

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    1. kari Post author

      Being in Texas, I feel like I should know more Spanish too! And yes, living here has definitely deepened my appreciate for Mexican food 🙂

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  2. dejla

    1) I’d like to visit cancun 🙂
    2) I just know a little…a beginner level….I can understand it written though as it’s similar to french which im fluent in.
    3)I like Nachos
    4) We don’t celebrate it where I live.
    5) Quiz result: You Are Chips and Salsa
    That’s quite true!

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  3. Lynn Sorel

    1. i have no idea honestly
    2. not much at all
    3. yes i love it! love all of it for the most part.
    4. probably partying. i don’t really celebrate.
    5. i got “you are a quesadilla” and it is accurate!

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  4. Vani B.

    1. I supose I’d like to visit Cancún, since it looks fun on MTV.
    2. Because my grandparents and just about everyone on my mom’s side do not speak English, I’m fluent.
    3. I do like some Mexican food, like chicken quesadillas and chicken tacos. There’s a cool little restaurant in the next town that serves mushroom quesadillas, which I love. And I love desserts like flan, although flan is more international.
    4. Cinco de Mayo was never really a big thing in my hometown of Miami since it’s Mexico’s Independence Day. I grew up in Hialeah and Miami Lakes, where the Hispanic population is mostly Cuban (my mother is from Cuba, and my father’s from Puerto Rico). The first time I ever attended a Cinco de Mayo celebration was when I was thirteen years old. My new neighbors (who happened to be from Mexico) invited us and it was a real family affair, not much different from what you’d see at a nochebuena (Christmas Eve) house party in other Hispanic cultures. There was dancing, there was chitchat and there was food. I got to try chicken tacos for the first time, too!
    5. You Are Nachos (I guess?)

    You are outgoing and generous. You love to share you life with other people.
    You are carefree and light-hearted. You try to always make the best of things.

    While you enjoy being with other people, you also value your alone time.
    You like to reflect, think, and pick things apart. You like to study everything carefully.

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    1. kari Post author

      Oh of course… it makes sense to me that it wouldn’t be as big of a thing in Miami. I have always wanted to visit there and go on a little culinary exploration 😉

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  5. kari Post author

    I’m not entering my own contest – just commenting to get things rolling 🙂

    1) What part of Mexico would you most like to visit? Or where have you been in Mexico, if applicable?

    I have been to Cancun, which was lovely. I would like to go to Mexico City one day to sample a lot of the cuisine.

    2) How much Spanish do you speak?

    Un poco… I took a couple semesters in college, but I’m a bit rusty.

    3) Are you a fan of Mexican food? What types?

    All of it. And Tex-mex too. I suppose my favorite thing would be tacos with fresh ingredients on steamed corn tortillas.

    4) What’s the best way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Will you be celebrating this year?

    I’m not sure if I’ll be celebrating, but I probably should at least go out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant.

    5) Take What Mexican Food Are You? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

    Burrito! More Tex-mex than Mex, and the description fits me slightly. I am open minded 🙂 In real life, I only eat a burrito if I’m starving.

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    1. Anna

      Yay! I like reading your comments, as well. 🙂
      I was never that fond of Mexican cuisine; it just never quite satisfies my desires for spiciness.
      Maybe I just haven’t found a proper, authentic Mex restaurant. Until then, I’ll always have Indian. <3

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      1. kari Post author

        Oh that makes sense. Mexican food can vary a lot in spice, and not all of it is all that spicy. When I need my spicy fix, I tend to go more Tex-mex because it’s embraced hot sauce a bit more 🙂

        Indian, Thai, and Vietnamese are definitely my favorites for spicy!

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