27 Things That Will Unlock Deep-Down Memories In Any '90s Latinx Kid
You knew better than to expect to find cookies in the Royal Dansk tin.
Never knowing if there was actually margarine in this container or if it was leftovers or salsa...the possibilities of what it held inside were endless:
And knowing there was never cookies in this tin and that it was strictly for sewing supplies:
For some reason, always having these vanilla and chocolate sandwich cookies in your pantry:
How every evening, it was all about watching Primer Impacto...
...especially to see their sensational stories about the chupacabra and UFOs...
...and to hear Walter Mercado dramatically read horoscopes (your mom would always shush you when he was reading hers):
How your friends' families watched the evening news with Dan Rather or Tom Brokaw, but your family watched the evening news hosted by Jorge Ramos:
And how you didn't just watch Oprah, you also watched Cristina:
Seeing the Inglés Sin Barreras commercials play over and over. And maybe also having a set at home, if your parents were trying to brush up on their English:
Your mom owning at least one Precious Moments figurine — even if she didn't collect them or know what they were:
Hearing the latest Disney song on the radio in Spanish and having your mind immediately play the English version in your head:
Or hearing an English-speaking artist do a Spanish version of their latest hit song:
Knowing that piñatas at birthday parties would be filled with at least 70% of these candies:
Knowing at least one kid (or maybe it was you?) who was obsessed with their Xuxa jellies and wore them ALL THE TIME:
Having your mom call every toy line you owned "Los Power Rangers"...
...and every video game system you owned a "Nintendo," whether they were or not:
Owning at least one Teresa doll, 'cause she was the only Latina Barbie:
And also owning at least one imitation Barbie Latina doll:
Being woken up early on Saturday mornings to your mom listening to Los Bukis or Gloria Estefan while cleaning:
And listening to Luis Miguel or Chayanne whenever your mom was in a romantic mood:
Learning about the world from Fuera De Serie:
Watching Sábado Gigante on Saturday nights with your family:
And watching Luz Clarita with your abuela:
Listening to Selena's Amor Prohibido over and over (and having this image of her engraved in your mind):
Never, ever missing any Thalía telenovela and having its theme song always stuck in your head:
And lastly, dancing to the "Macarena" at every wedding, birthday party, quinceañera, and BBQ you went to:
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