Yum, Yum… Ban Po Jung!

¡Hola! This weekend, I went to a Korean restaurant with my friend and photographer, Maria! The food was delicious! In Korean, “Hello” is pronounced An nyoung! An nyoung, my friends!!!

Check out all these yummy foods we ate! Kimchi, panchan, Yachaejeon and lots more. I also made some friends there…some nice kids who asked me a lot of questions! At first, they were surprised at how different I looked, but as we talked, we came to understand each other and they said I looked really cool in my green, pink and blue outfit. They asked me how I did everything with my unique shape, and I explained that I have taught myself how to do things the way I am, and I also get a lot of help from my family & friends!

What do you do when you feel different from the people around you? Do you try talking with the people around you? I think it’s a good idea to talk about our feelings. Maybe some people won’t be very nice, but most people will try to understand you.

I hope you enjoy these pics and maybe you’ll get to eat delicious Korean food someday soon.

Meet Puchito

This is Puchito, my grandma’s puppy. Puchito is Spanish slang for “buddy”.  I love to play with Puchito.  We are playing on my mom’s lap. When I was little I lived in Puerto Rico, an island in the Caribbean. Another name for Puerto Rico is Borikén. Borikén rhymes with friend. Will you be my friend?

Hello! I’m Manita Linda

Manita Linda, which means “cute little hand” in Spanish, is a unique little girl who eagerly explores the world around her with curiosity and excitement. Sometimes she encounters cruelty, and at other times she finds all the beauty the world has to offer.
Manita Linda was born different than other children. It is through her physical differences and her own personal experiences interacting with others that the world will view itself reflected in many positive and negative ways . Through it all, Manita Linda brings beauty, joy, laughter and happiness to everyone she encounters with her artistic creativity and courageous heart.

Manita Linda will speak to the world through her day to day life adventures. She will explain to others what it feels like to be different and how every individual’s differences make each one of us unique and special. She will also discover that we all have our difficulties, even the most “perfect” amongst us.

Manita Linda will find that she has more to contribute to the world than she could ever imagine. She will show the world that being “perfect” is not the solution to all of our problems. Everyone’s individual differences make each one of us unique in our own special way…So, if we work together to love and understand each other for who we are and not our physical makeup, together, we can achieve unimaginable goals and see all the wonders of the world through the eyes of others.