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Jacob Flores Introduction Speech
* Who in this room has pride in their nationality? * Most people know that Spanish people are very prideful and like to represent their nationality whenever the chance arises. * If you haven’t already guessed I’m Spanish. * I’m 100% Puerto Rican and I’m very proud of that. * I love my culture because I feel like its very unique. * It has elements of European Spanish, African, and Taino Indian, which were the first inhabitants of Puerto Rico. * That alone makes us a very diverse culture. (Talk about how Puerto Ricans come in all colors) * Being Puerto Rican I feel like I can identify myself by two things, food and my favorite sport, boxing.
* The object I chose to represent my culture is this bottle of Adobo. * (If there is Adobo in the cabinets then you’re in a Spanish household) * For those of you that don’t know Adobo is a type of seasoning that is used frequently by Puerto Ricans when cooking meats and seafood. * Pork Chops, which is one of my favorite foods is seasoned with Adobo and if cooked right they taste amazing. * Pork Chops with rice and beans is a traditional Puerto Rican dinner and it’s usually what I have for dinner when I’m home. * Another one of my favorite foods is tostones, which are fried smashed plantains. (Taste really good when dipped in garlic sauce) * Pernil is also a tasty traditional Puerto Rican meal. (Tasty pork, Usually eaten on holidays or special events)
Second Topic- * As much as Puerto Ricans love food, they love the sport of boxing just as much. * Talk about being little/Family boxing parties/equivalent to super bowl parties * Favorite boxer = Miguel Cotto (Puerto Rican) = Hero to me as well as many other Puerto Ricans. * First time Cotto lost a fight ~> me crying like a baby * Dreams of being a…...

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