03 May 2013
Tags: Culture, Entertainment, Goals, Latina Blogs, Latino, lifestyle, Miss San Jose Latina, pageant, San Jose
Finally, after many weeks of waiting, my official sash has arrived in the mail! I will be able to wear the royal purple and white sash to all of the events I attend however, during the actual pageant weekend I will be given a much simpler sash to wear. Physically having my new gorgeous sash makes this pageant experience all that much better…and real! I’m really excited to wear it and be able to represent the Latina woman and the city of San Jose in a positive, happy way.
I don’t know what the future holds during my pageant weekend experience but I am so grateful and excited that I at least will always have my Miss San Jose Latina 2013-2014 title as a memory to look back on. I know I may never have another opportunity like this again so I want to make sure that I take this journey with an open mind and heart and know that no matter what happens during the pageant, I’ll come out as a winner because I’ve completed something I never thought I’d participate in or be a part of.
01 May 2013
Tags: Calendar, california, Cultura, Culture, Entertainment, Ethnicity, Festivals, latina, LatinaBlogs, Latino, lifestyle, misssanjoselatina, Pageants, Race, San Jose
To kick off the new month of May (which also means one month that much closer to the pageant) I decided it would be very crucial for me to get out in the community and get more exposure and support! Typing “Latino-related events” in Google’s search engine, I luckily came across many upcoming amazing festivals and events celebrating the Latin culture that the great city of San Jose is offering. I quickly pulled out my 8 x 10 pink 2013 monthly calendar (that goes everywhere with me) out of my purse and grabbed some lime green post-its to start jotting down the names of the events, locations, and times. Thankfully and according to my calendar, all of the events mentioned on the internet (except for four) did not interfere with any prior engagements. By the end of my internet research, I had filled three post-it stickies full of events I could make appearances at and attend.
Though as you know from past posts I have never participated in pageant-like events, I want to make this experience the best it can be and take advantage of all of the opportunities I will have this year. I’m very excited to get out in the community and promote Miss San Jose Latina with grace and class.