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    Life As A Half Cuban

    My mothers side is Cuban and growing up as a Cuban is crazy. So many customs that thinking about make me laugh because of my family and how crazy they are. My mother when she's on the phone yells into it as if the person on the other line can't hear her and my family is crazy...
    Kassi298 Kassi298
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2013

    I'm Cuban (: well 50% anyways.

    My dad came to America along with his whole family when he was 14. My other 50% is Irish, German, and Italian.
    Abbyy99 Abbyy99
    18-21, F
    Sep 16, 2014

    Cuban From Ny

    i'm a 100% Cuban but i was raised in nyc which i think is weird since all the Cubans i've met in my life live in Miami, but now i live in fl so i guess i'm getting closer.
    cubanchic cubanchic
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 29, 2008

    My mother's family is Cuban,

    and I love my heritage. We are all loud, boisterous, and just love life. I originally grew up in a small town in california, where yeah no one is Cuban, many are Mexican though as well as Portuguese. The funny thing is I have blonde hair, blue eyes, and very fair skin. As you...
    charliemariep charliemariep
    22-25, F
    Feb 19, 2016

    I Am Not Cuban But I Like Cuba

     In Black Africa — particularly in southern Africa — the battle of cuito cuanavale has attained legendary status. To that part of the world it is considered the debacle of Apartheid: a rout of the South African armed forces that altered the balance of power in...
    koyptakh koyptakh
    51-55, M
    15 Responses Apr 14, 2010

    Don't Know Anything

    I really don't know anything about cuba I never been there nd I only live with my mom and only know my mom and my Dad is the one that is cuban so......but yea people say they can tell I'm not african american or all jamaican so I guess I inherited something from his side.
    sleepingangel sleepingangel
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2009

    SIEMPRE Pensando En Mi Patria

    Mi nombre es Alain Alvarez, nacido en CUBA Enero, 5, 1970. Sali de mi patria con mis padres hacia Espana Noviembre 17, 1981 a la edad de 11 anos.  No muy bien recibidos en la MADRE PATRIA gracias a la mala fama que mis hermanos cubanos de la Embajada del Peru tenian ya...
    Aug 30, 2008

    My mother's side of the family migrated from

    Cuba to Jamaica, England, and to the United States. Some of them still live in Cuba. I am born in the US, but I want a Cuban woman or one with Cuban background!
    bigbangFACTS bigbangFACTS
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jun 7, 2014

    Cubana Aplatanada

    That's what they call an honorary Cubanita.  My boyfriend is Cuban and I have been learning about the traditions and learning to cook Cuban.  I love the food and the culture.  I belong to an online group called Cocina Cubana.  Are any of you members?
    bleedingheartconservative bleedingheartconservative
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2008

    I Am Cuban/american

    i was born in Miami to parents living in exile and although i am American i feel more cuban than some of my friends who were also born in miami around the same time. I was raised in Miami during the late seventies and early eighties which was definatley decadent and all about...
    nutsky2425 nutsky2425
    6 Responses Aug 27, 2008

    12 Years Later....and Still In Love With Cuba

    I was born in Cuba and came to live in the states about 12 years ago. Came with my grandparents and my parents and sister just got here about 2 years ago. I still have family, actually most of my family there. I guess what I miss the most is the country itself. Don't get me wrong...
    blue24 blue24
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2008

    Gotta Love Your Heritage!

    My birthfather, who i've never met, was 1/2 cuban and 1/2 italian making me, 1/4 cuban.  :]
    oliveoil2007 oliveoil2007
    18-21, F
    Feb 5, 2008

    I Was Born And Raised In Miami.

    there have been times where I get into conversations with elderly Cuban people and they ask me, your cuban right? I reply of course both my parents are Cuban as well. they ask, what part of Cuba are you from? I'm quick to say Miami! and some of them laugh and some of them just...
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 30, 2012

    I Am Cuban!

    it's funny I was born in Cuba, but i came to live here in the US  when I was 2 years old.. We first came to Miami to live for a while.. Didn't work out, my Father was a nurse in Cuba but he had decided to do Diamond cutting with a Cuban Jew friend of his.. So he talked my...
    olycolodi olycolodi
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Apr 21, 2008

    No Es Necesariamente Que Estoy De Acuerdo De Las Opiniones Pero....

    me gusta el juego de palabras.   no se ofenden...   Mao Tse Tung (presidente chino) visita Cuba, y en su discurso dice: Mao ama el comunismo! Mao ama a Cuba! Mao ama a Fidel! Despues de un nutrido aplauso, toca el turno a Fidel: El comunismo ama a Mao...
    HumboldtCounty HumboldtCounty
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 28, 2009

    I Am Cuban

    Born in Cuba and raised in the US. Very Lucky. My heart goes out to all the families who have loved ones living in Cuba today with the Gustav aftermath. I feel helpless and really wish I were on the first plane out there to help. I suffered Hurricane Andrew and know how...
    gorda08 gorda08
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2008

    I'm Not. My Friend Is!

    7/8 Chinese and 1/8 Cuban. She lives in NZ.
    luckygirl4 luckygirl4
    22-25, F
    Oct 19, 2013

    The smell of congri, rice

    and black beans, reminds me of Christmas.
    NotApplicable NotApplicable
    22-25, F
    Dec 13, 2013

    I Love Cubaness

    i get pissed at my cuban family some times because they are like really like lovey dovey and hovering whenever i go to miami, and i wasnt really raised in the family that they would have chosen for my mother(she left cuba as a little girl, got into drugs, became a hippie, sobered...
    ccj695 ccj695
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2008

    Echen Pa'ka to El Mundo Caballero

    Que bola ? hace rato que no escribo asi y se siente tan bien hablar en nuestra lengua y encontrar a tantos cubanos en este lugar. Me pregunto como llegastes a donde estas ahora? has vuelto a cuba ? que es lo que mas estranas ? Yo extrano mucho my pueblo y que la gente aunque...
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    1 Response Apr 6, 2009
    pinksteam pinksteam
    22-25, F
    May 27, 2014

    Proud Of My Heritage And Tolerant Of Others

    I love being Cuban,though I'm an American by naturalization,I never forget my birth country though I am proud to be American as well.Keeping two cultures in mind is not simple but it makes life more enjoyable
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 9, 2011

    Cuban Blood

    I am half Cuban. Though I am very in touch with the Cherokee and Italian parts of my heritage, I feel a deep connection to my Hispanic roots. The pull into the passionate and beautiful realm of Cuban life is very strong within me. So, I live it to the fullest, everything my...
    dantesangel dantesangel
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2013

    Is there any Cuban woman in here

    that reside on the east coast, or in NYC?
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 8, 2014

    I am not really Cuban,

    my dad's great-grandad came from Cuba, and his wife was also Cuban.
    piercethetrace piercethetrace
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    The Issues

    Ok so I am not cuban born, but my fiancee is. Hes been here in USA since the age of six. Has a ss card, has been in the navy, and even at one time posessed a florida and NJ drivers licence. But now since 911...switching states has been next to impossible! Hes cuban born therefor...
    hunny28 hunny28
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2008

    I'm Not Cuban But Have Been There.

    Since being a Canadian, we are allowed to travel there. So I have been twice and find the people very friendly and try to help out by bringing some essentials that the families can use..... The people of Remedios and Camajuani are very friendly... and I enjoyed talking to these...
    lndont22 lndont22
    41-45, M
    Jul 20, 2012


         "AZUCAR", the famous saying of Celia Cruz.  I'm a cigar roller, taught at the age of thirteen.  I love being Cuban, it's nothing but passion running through my veins.  Cubans always say that if you put a bunch of us in one room...
    freedom37 freedom37
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 4, 2010
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