A/S/L? About me!

“Que sé yo” (pronounced Kay-Say-Shhhhow) is a common term that translates to “What do I know?”

I came to BsAs in 2006 and was instantly drawn to Porteño culture. I wasn’t so intrigued by the seductive dance of the tango, the thriving café culture, or the European influenced architecture – instead I was fascinated to find out more about the gripping questions that seemed essential to understanding Argentine society: How can Porteños shop so much on the salaries they make? Why has the mullet been a trendy hairstyle for both men and women for over 20 years? Why on earth are flower shops open 24 hours a day, but you can’t find even an empanada past 2am?

My attempt to immerse myself into this culture left me more confused than ever as I have come to the conclusion that there is no rhyme or reason to this ridiculously magnificent country.

I had to find a way to document some of the daily occurrences that are unexplainable to anyone who has never traveled to this glorious place. Although “Blogs” are totally not my thing (yes, I just put the word blog in quotation marks) I found it’s the only way to share the reasons why I love this South American country.


Photo of la Presidenta Cristina Kirchner with her lovely husband, (aka el pinguino “the Penguin”), ex-Presidente Néstor.

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Contact me at imhungry@pickupthefork.com

18 Responses to “A/S/L? About me!”

  1. mexicanmannequin May 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    Yo se que me gustan tus blogs!

    • razalba May 29, 2010 at 8:38 pm #

      sos el primer mannequin que le gusta mi blog!

  2. Morgan June 23, 2010 at 2:01 am #

    I just found your blog when searching relocation from LA to Buenos Aires…not sure how, but I’m glad I did…your posts are awesome – reminds me of the craziness I see here in LA on a daily basis. Anyway, glad to see that life in BA will be just as amusing. Looking forward to reading more!
    x

    • razalba June 26, 2010 at 10:50 am #

      Thanks Morgan – glad you are enjoying – BA is def quite ridiculous at times, but I bet LA has good material as well.

  3. Ana June 27, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    Hola! I like your take on us! :)

  4. Carly August 7, 2010 at 12:05 am #

    Your blog is hilarious and Argentina seems rediculous and spot on!

    • razalba August 12, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

      Glad you are enjoying… Argentina doesn’t disappoint with the abundance of great material.

  5. angelbattle September 25, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    love to see what foreign ppl think of my country..
    hilarious!!!

    • razalba September 27, 2010 at 11:37 am #

      Glad you like it!!

  6. Anonymous June 10, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    so far you know shit!!

  7. preciosas31 September 5, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    As a foreigner living in Buenos Aires, I really enjoyed reading all posts!
    Are you still updating this blog?
    Besos.

  8. Stephen Page (eudaimonia) October 12, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    Love where you live.

    • Brenley January 5, 2015 at 8:52 am #

      Frankly I think that’s abllsuteoy good stuff.

      • S. M. Page August 5, 2015 at 3:38 am #

        Thanks.

  9. Anonymous November 10, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    I assume you are no longer living in Argentina – which is probably a good thing. Your blog is patronizing and condescending. It seems like you chose (because after all, you really did CHOOSE to live there, nobody forced you) Argentina just so you can make fun of it. Move on yanqui.

    • guyborab November 12, 2011 at 10:22 am #

      Wow… just checked out your blog this morning and I enjoy it! Going to be here for a year and have been here 3 months and started a blog myself… though not nearly as edgy as yours (Undoubtedly due to the fact that I’m older and a Spanish/Italian teacher in the US). Gotta say, the “Anonymous” guy above needs a life and surely can’t understand anyone’s perspective but his/her own (sounds like a guy, though). Keep up the good blogging… I’ll keep following yours. :)

    • bigger troll November 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

      Hey anal-nymous I assume you are the same flag waver that keeps repeating ‘I don’t like what you write on your BLOG yet I still read it, get out of my country, I’m offended, ugh!’ on the PUTF blog. Keep up the onda!

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