La Vida Valle

August 29, 2013

Spanglish Ads of the Week

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Written by: Nydia O
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During a recent trip to Houston, Texas, we stopped at a roadside Stripes Gas station in Riviera, Texas, to buy something to eat. I grabbed a copy of the local Penny Pincher and could not help but notice the lack of spice!  There were no Spanglish ads….. bawring… muy aburrido.

I missed the valley’s cultural flavor; I missed its spunk. No tiene el mismo sabor- le falta le enjundia!

The Bargain Book was delivered Wednesday, and I decided to post some of my favorite Spanglish classifieds of the week:

Here they are:

BARATO Y GARANTIZADOS. Los trabajos de todo: Plomeria, electricidad, instalaciones, reparaciones, abanicos, luces, breakerbox, water-heater, faucet, toilets, sinks, fugas de agua, gas, drenajes-tapados.

ESPECIALIZAMOS EN banos, sheetrock, tinas, tile, ampliaciones para handicap. Su bano remodelado y terminado en 1 semana a buen precio incluye electricidad y plomería.

AVON REPS Needed! EARN EXTRA $$$ Compre/Venda 40% descuento! FREE PRODUCT – BUNDLE SAMPLES & TRAINING! Con $10 comienza su NEGOCIO! Llame.

EL Korral. Harlingen presents Los Pobres de Juan Tovar, 8pm-12pm. Herencia 4pm-8pm y Los Pobres de Juan Tovar. 1pm-4pm. (BYOB)

LAWN WORKS. Se cortan yardas. Landscaping. Palm tree & tree trimming, powerwash driveways, & house. Cut acres, Residential & Commercial. Precios Razonables. Free estimates.

SE VENDE. Tienda, Carniceria, y Catering Services. Negocio bien establecido. Se solicitan carniceros con experiencia.

RENTO CUARTO amueblado con hielera, estufa, aire de ventana, biles pagados $400 renta.

Our valley always working hard with any resources available – I like that. My head spins after reading this, but that is why valley folks are more inteligente!

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About the Author

Nydia O
A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.-Maya Angelou. La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" my life in the Rio Grande Valley. From this bi-cultural corner on the tip of Texas, I share my poems and my spiritual and travel experiences. I also blog about the arts, nature and my passion for historic preservation and architecture. But most importantly, let's talk about "la vida" - living our lives - in a vacation state of mind. Contributions and comments are always welcome .


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