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by mammalu
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US Citizen with DNI Not Voting
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Re: US Citizen with DNI Not Voting

You pay fines for Presidential elections only, not municipal elections. I had to pay fines for the Presidential elections I did not vote (even though I have a registered USA address in my DNI).
by mammalu
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Santa Claus available for your home or party
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Re: Santa Claus available for your home or party

That is a beautiful picture, Kevin! I would hire you on the spot. LOL
Merry Xmas!
by mammalu
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Happy Pollo a la Brasa Day
Replies: 1
Views: 847

Re: Happy Pollo a la Brasa Day

Ah, how I miss a good Pollo a la brasa! :roll:
by mammalu
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Habas, Lima Beans, Pallares
Replies: 11
Views: 4308

Re: Habas, Lima Beans, Pallares

I have to agree with Kelly on this one. My mom used to make twice a year (no more please) Guiso de Habas. My goodness, those little stinkers smelled like socks!

They were peeled, before cooking them in a stew (a stinky one).
by mammalu
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Different and Not too Costy?
Replies: 30
Views: 8484

Re: What's Different and Not too Costy?

Thanks for the suggestions, but I've had 8 years of ceviches, anticuchos and menus - I'm looking for something besides standard Peruvian fare - partly because I'm craving variety and partly because I'm trying to introduce my husband and our kid to other foods besides what they've grown up with. :) ...
by mammalu
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: aji seeds
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Re: aji seeds

A few years ago, I bought seed packages of Aji Verde (amarillo) at ACEs (Plaza San Miguel). Would Tottus or any similar place with a hardware/garden section carry them?
by mammalu
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 3318

Re: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?

Eat healthier and exercise more. Happy 2012 to everybody¡
by mammalu
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Madam Tusan - Has anyone eaten here
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

Re: Madam Tusan - Has anyone eaten here

Nice ambiance, attentive service. The portions were large, enough to share (we took some home).
Pricier than a regular chinese restaurant in Lima, but it was worth it.
by mammalu
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian dishes
Replies: 10
Views: 3133

Re: Peruvian dishes

Just boil some noodles and mix with the sauce. It's like a peruvian mac & cheese. This might sound gross to some but fry up some decent beef hotdogs, chop them up, mix them with the noodles and you have a very quick fusion dish :D Humm, sounds like something my son (at college) would really enj...
by mammalu
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Buying tea in Lima
Replies: 8
Views: 4127

Re: San Isidro

Hello, Té Quiero Té and Quinta Esencia are both good: good selections of teas, nice ambients and really good people. And at Quinta Esencia you can also sit down with a pot of tea. I myself am starting up a small teashop in San Isidro, opening within the next few weeks. More info at: http://www.face...
by mammalu
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What would you change about Peru?
Replies: 62
Views: 9404

Re: What would you change about Peru?

I'm with you guys with respect to car alarms and car horns. They are so overused as to have become meaningless; I think people just filter them out (I know I do). I would also like to see more equality, a better distribution of the wealth, and an elimination of the AFPs in favor of a government-run...
by mammalu
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Cooking classes?
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Re: Peruvian Cooking classes?

Guys, the OP started this request, let's not hijack his/her post and advertise others. You could easily start another post.
by mammalu
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global economic collapse (including Peru)
Replies: 160
Views: 26392

Re: Global economic collapse (including Peru)

I've realize most of what's happening around the world is not being covered in the Peruvian media, not surprisingly so, "perception management" is very well carried out in countries like Peru. But to dismiss what is blatantly obvious means people are either ignoring history and not paying...
by mammalu
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Torture video at the phone Store - the state of society.
Replies: 29
Views: 5263

Re: Torture-Porn at the phone Store - the state of society.

Why didn't you say anything? El que calla, otorga Not criticizing you, just surprised as you are a very vocal person (or in writing at least). The situation was totally unacceptable at that store. Your point is very very valid. I agree with you, but when you 'dilute' it with excessive (even though i...
by mammalu
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: good article about Peruvian food
Replies: 1
Views: 878

Re: good article about Peruvian food

Thanks! I posted it on my Facebook.
by mammalu
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Peruvian Times website and Google
Replies: 15
Views: 2531

Re: The Peruvian Times website and Google

Done!
From my desktop, my IPhone and My laptop. :lol:
by mammalu
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Military Schools
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: Military Schools

One of my brothers graduated from Leoncio Prado. Nice guys. After so many years after graduation, they have a large group in the USA and they meet regularly in NYC.
by mammalu
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..
Replies: 123
Views: 22782

Re: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..

Just for you information you old perverts that it´s absolutely true an older dude who prefers younger women is automatically a perv? it's a latina thing anyway. they often prefer older men, even ones from their own income bracket who are peruvian. they like the maturity, many latino younger guys ar...
by mammalu
Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Airlines Reopens Saturday *edited
Replies: 76
Views: 9912

Re: Peruvian Airlines Reopens Saturday *edited

Ok, I'm a little confused about this so please forgive me if this is a dumb question but can't you get that CE thingy, become legal, then buy a domestic LAN ticket @ the lower Peruvian price as a Peruvian resident? Kindly explain, thanks. Explain what, exactly? I don't like the idea of paying one f...
by mammalu
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Forum & Vaccines
Replies: 156
Views: 16898

Re: Living in Peru

I admit to have read only a few of your posts, as I lost interest when I saw and noticed the same pattern over and over. But that is another point, for another time and it is not my intention to insult or offend anybody. As having a sibling who contracted polio and has lived with it for over 50 year...
by mammalu
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..
Replies: 123
Views: 22782

Re: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..

I can only speak for my demographic segment and it works very well when the wife is Peruvian and the husband is non-Peruvian (gosh, too much PC? lol). Many, way too many of my Peruvian female friends stayed in long marriages for the children (at least they thought they were helping the kids). With t...
by mammalu
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: instant coffee
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

Re: instant coffee

Instant coffee saved the day - literally. I could have died. I don't even know what brand it was. I bought it in a desperate panic at the Listo around the corner, and threw away the sachet as soon as I was able to dissolve the power and insert the IV into my throbbing skull. I recall from my somnol...
by mammalu
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Quality of Fruits and Vegetables
Replies: 72
Views: 9744

Re: Quality of Fruits and Vegetables

I remember as a young girl in LIma, going to the 'chacras' owned by family or friends. It was common to see the special water dispensers for chickens and the water was pink due to the amounts of 'terramicina', which came as a red powder. Terramicina was used to prevent the chickens (hens, poultry) f...
by mammalu
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Selling a Car in the USA
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Selling a Car in the USA

jimmyglen wrote:if it doesn't have to be notarized then just have your mom sign your name


In New Jersey I only had to sign the back of the Title, without notarizing my signature. That was the easy part. The buyer registering the car on his name is the one that has to prove his ID, insurance, etc.
by mammalu
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: help me understand this
Replies: 31
Views: 6239

Re: help me understand this

tupacperu wrote:
There are members I have not heard from in a long time. I suspect they got tired of grumbling on the forum.


Sadly, this is true. Condescending comments, veiled insults, patronizing attitudes do not belong in this Forum.
by mammalu
Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cell Phone Etiquette in Peru
Replies: 88
Views: 10313

Re: Cell Phone Etiquette in Peru

Oh and "mammalu," I see what you're doing here, having curiously jumped in to take the thread off topic. The writing style used in the first two paragraphs is curiously out of character. Anyway, I would appreciate it if you would be a little more reasonable in the future if you choose to ...
by mammalu
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cell Phone Etiquette in Peru
Replies: 88
Views: 10313

Re: Cell Phone Etiquette in Peru

4. Confronting a Peruvian about his or her behavior is really something that should be left to another Peruvian, or at least someone who understands Latino culture and can adequately speak the language. If you confront a yanqui that way in the States, you're liable to get punched in the nose. That'...
by mammalu
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cell Phone Etiquette in Peru
Replies: 88
Views: 10313

Re: Cell Phone Etiquette in Peru

I have lived long time overseas and remember with delight the Peruvian politeness and manners were always above other countries. (BTW, I am Peruvian). The comments made are regarding something very new to our culture, cell phones. Yes, I tell my children, there were no internet and cellphones when I...
by mammalu
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cell Phone Etiquette in Peru
Replies: 88
Views: 10313

Re: Cell Phone Etiquette in Peru

If it were just one, but there were several. I have to admit, I am so tired of the ad-naseum need to compare this to the USA. I clearly did NOT do that in my post and I could care less what it is compared to another country and do not see how that is pertinent to the discussion. However, if one cho...
by mammalu
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Can someone explain the appeal of chifa?
Replies: 17
Views: 7372

Re: Can someone explain the appeal of chifa?

Thanks Alex and Calygirl, will make sure to visit that Chifa on my next trip.
by mammalu
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Can someone explain the appeal of chifa?
Replies: 17
Views: 7372

Re: Can someone explain the appeal of chifa?

I don't really get the question...it is as if you are suggesting because you do not like it, it is unfathomable to you why anyone would. But it is true! so many of us, when we dislike something (i.e. a vegetable or a particular food) it is hard for us to understand why others do! Just posting the q...
by mammalu
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Can someone explain the appeal of chifa?
Replies: 17
Views: 7372

Re: Can someone explain the appeal of chifa?

Kelly,

Can you find China Wok only in Lima? Is that a Peruvian chain? I tried it and liked it. My husband didnt like the Chifas we went to in Lima.
by mammalu
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Burned by an Apartment Contract
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: Burned by an Apartment Contract

As Tupac said, I would have a lawyer look at the document. I used a lawyer in Lima, not expensive. Also, my landlord attached to the lease a detailed inventory of the place, which I only had to check and sign. Landlords also have to protect themselves, my landlord suffered over $700 in expenses to a...
by mammalu
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Bank Transfers
Replies: 26
Views: 5813

Re: International Bank Transfers

From Europe, about 3 days. Now, from Peru to the USA, it took forever. We used then Citibank (what a joke).

What about bank fees? from Europe they hit me once (the European bank) and again here the US Bank.
by mammalu
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: aji de Boliviariano
Replies: 4
Views: 1346

Re: aji de Boliviariano

Kelly, I love the food at Bolivariano. I will try to make this this sauce (remember, I was always after something similar). The only difference, I will blend all the ingredients, not cook them. As it has milk, I will assume it cannot stay for too long in your fridge. Otherwise, make a smaller portion.
by mammalu
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Who might consider leaving if Humala wins?
Replies: 164
Views: 22055

Re: Who might consider leaving if Humala wins?

People are writing as if we're in Saigon, 1975, and the spirit of Ho Chi Minh in Andino guise is swarming into the capital, scalping every free market gringo in sight. You better take a mototaxi to the US Embassy on the double! It's the last bastion of civilization in this new heart of darkness. I ...
by mammalu
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: An appointment w/ Policia de Extranjeria
Replies: 16
Views: 1949

Re: An appointment w/ Policia de Extranjeria

Yes, I work for a Peruvian company here. They just called my house, asked for my address and then just came to the door. The officer refused to show his badge or give his name, but eventually did. Absolutely, they are up to no good. Why did you give them your address? If they are legit and working ...
by mammalu
Wed May 18, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Catering - Lima
Replies: 11
Views: 3510

Re: Catering - Lima

In the past, I used the services of Marisa Guiulfo, http://www.marisaguiulfo.com/contact.html
by mammalu
Thu May 12, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57612

Re: a weekly coffee group

You guys are hilarious! Hope you have a good time!
by mammalu
Thu May 12, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Video presenting the new Peru Brand...BRILLIANT!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 8625

Re: Video presenting the new Peru Brand...BRILLIANT!!!!

A brilliant effort at premoting the brand. Wonderful effort and only the start of bigger things to come. Well done PERU. Very very true. I also like Mole, all types, even the ultra spicy red Mole. But I don't put down other people's choices. Nothing good or constructive to say, then don't say it. :...
by mammalu
Thu May 05, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Video presenting the new Peru Brand...BRILLIANT!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 8625

Re: Video presenting the new Peru Brand...BRILLIANT!!!!

Thanks Kevin! LOVED IT. Just put it on my Facebook.
by mammalu
Thu May 05, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: child custody in case of divorce
Replies: 24
Views: 5483

Re: child custody in case of divorce

AT, Sorry to hear that. I hope that with time and when they have their own families, they will understand your position better. Keep you heart always open, it is never too late. A relative of mine married a peruvian woman and it ended in divorce. She gave him the children to raise (2), and he enroll...
by mammalu
Thu May 05, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 17322

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

They took pictures, they got confirmation at the scene from witnesses (including his wife), they got DNA evidence. For most people, that is sufficient. For those who doubt, it won't matter how much proof is shown. If they have a dozen expert witnesses do independent testing of the DNA, a million pi...
by mammalu
Thu May 05, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: child custody in case of divorce
Replies: 24
Views: 5483

Re: child custody in case of divorce

Agree. I wish also the courts would update their archaic laws and see that nowadays, with both parents working, men should have an equal chance to have custody (even full) of their children. I know fathers that are absolutely great in parenting, loving and caring for a child.
by mammalu
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th
Replies: 56
Views: 12145

Re: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th

After reading about the wardrobe malfunctions, we definitely need pictures! Kelly, dont forget your camera! Hope everybody has fun.
by mammalu
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hardest Time
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Hardest Time

Very nicely said, as it comes from the heart. Have a nice and safe trip!
by mammalu
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru's national anthem: a colossal bummer?
Replies: 5
Views: 1334

Re: Peru's national anthem: a colossal bummer?

I agree that the words are a little bit down but you must examine the whole anthem to judge its merits. The lyrics apply more to the times of Peru's emancipation from Spain; times where there was a lot of forced submission and 'la mita', a sort of slavery. It is a hymn that proclaims a new Freedom. ...
by mammalu
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Easter Eggs
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Easter Eggs

I am confused, are easter eggs edible ? It is not traditional in Peru to buy easter eggs (edible or not) during the Easter week (semana santa), nobody around me buy it, neither friends nor relatives. I bought them at Wong's. Many years ago at San Remo, Parisi, Repetto...etc. all the italian bakerie...
by mammalu
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Easter Eggs
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Easter Eggs

YES! huevos de pascua de chocolate. Perugina had some nice ones. My dad used to buy ones that were probably 12 inches tall. Things have changed maybe? (I don't see anybody playing Jacks any more (little bouncing ball with 10 jacks, one of the regular prizes inside the Easter Egg).
by mammalu
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Easter Eggs
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Easter Eggs

This brought back memories! When I was a little girl in Lima, I remember my father buying for Semana Santa -"Easter" enormous chocolate eggs wrapped in beautiful colorful metallic paper. You could buy them at the Italian bakeries. A couple of years ago I saw small Easter eggs at Wong's (co...

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