My mother is from Denmark and my father is from the Philippines. My parents divorced when I was in elementary school and they coincidentally both wanted to return to their native land.A few years later, I found myself living in Denmark and then the Philippines.Here I was in a school with hundreds of mash-up kids who were all from different countries living in a foreign land trying to find themselves.
 Another thing we discussed was that our kids might not look like Rebecca. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard her say no to her parents, and she is constantly striving for their approval. Up until that moment, I didn’t know that was a thing, and found it so ridiculous. We’d almost forgotten about it until we were visiting over the holidays and it happened at dinner. I’m sure that played a big part in how I was raised — it wasn’t a completely Danish household or a totally Filipino environment, but it was always an American home.
When I was growing up people sometimes asked my blue-eyed, blonde mother if I was adopted. I think I’m at a place where I can say, “No, that doesn’t work for me,” to my parents and be confident in it, but it makes her very nervous. I had no idea there was supposed guilt associated with not having little Filipino mini-mes. The funniest thing we noticed while living in Oklahoma was that, almost always, when we had a meal together at a restaurant the server would ask if wanted separate checks. We ate food from both their countries, and there was a time in my life, before they separated, when I spoke both their languages.
The way he loved Maricruz in those final episodes (she was pregnant, if you remember) made me think that “one day, I will have my own papi too.” And I did. He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and You-Know-Who made me believe in the goodness of men. It’s “I like you” or “I don’t like you.” And yes, asking a Mexican man if you look fat in that dress will always end in a Greek tragedy. When I came to Argentina, I started eating Doritos with a power hot sauce all over it and my friends were like, “Doritos with hot sauce? ” I smiled and whispered to myself, “the Mexicans.” A bottle of hot sauce will always serve as their icon. But let me tell you that it never ends bad with Mexicans — ending a relationship with them is always a good note, regardless of what you’ve been through.
While everyone had the hots for the unbelievably stunning Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), I appreciated Sucre’s mexicanism more.
I was a minority when I lived in Denmark and I was a minority when I lived in the Philippines.
There have been a few times where we see something or hear a story of racism and I share a personal story with Rebecca and it surprises her that I’ve experienced something like that, that people are so ignorant. Then came Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco) from Prison Break. At the time, my country (the Philippines) have adapted a lot of telenovelas from Mexico and I only relied on Thalia’s Fernando Jose as an icon on the undying Maria Mercedes series.The following is an article by guest writer Trisha Velarmino, a world traveler from the Philippines who dated a Mexican man for 12 months (I promise it wasn’t me! Additionally, after 10 years since I first saw Sucre, I found out that he’s Puerto Rican. So anyways, here’s my list of the 10 reasons why you shouldn’t date a Mexican. Onions, tomatoes, lemon, a guacamole and it’s seed — that’s the perfect recipe for a cabron’s daily nutritional need. You will want to hug them even if it’s 39 freaking degrees outside which is not that uncommon since in most areas of Mexico it’s always either spring or summer. They ask this because they prefer to cook than eat out (and not only because of the money). These creatures are the most genuine people on earth. You might not understand it but I am sure you will get to memorize the exact words because it reflects sincerity. You might even be forced to tell them, “please, don’t be too nice. I wasn’t deeply inlove with these dudes to be honest, but their unique ways are not too easy to forget. Think of it as a bear taking control of your body (but remember, biting is only allowed if you agree to it)! ” Seriously, when they say this, they are not trying to get into your pants (at least not the first time even though it happens). Although most of them are fluent in English, they have the habit of randomly murmuring in Spanish while looking at you, watching you sleep. They will treat you the same and that will make it harder for you to forget them. Second, grammar: Somehow, through the grace of god, I was able to figure out how to speak English. But the greatest thing Rebecca has taught me is how absolutely incredible the banjo is. Woody has had a tremendous impact on my life and he’s one of my favorite things about this country.