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Pause After “How Are You?” Act Like You Wanna Know!

In Peru, greetings taught me how to put my agenda aside and care about who is talking

Two women talking, one says USA one says Peru over it
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We sat down to an overpriced “authentic” Peruvian meal that cost 5 times what you might buy in a restaurant casero, or homemade mom and pop’s type of place. My friend looked especially stunning with her purple coat and silvery hair. I’m not joking, an “order” of corn and cheese, a Peruvian…

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MJ Adia

MJ Adia

Black-Filipina. Lived in Peru for 5 years. LICSW, dancer, meditator. Writes about multiculturalism, cinema, race, social issues.

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