Mexico's Ideal Woman

Last night one of my favorite Mexican movies came on TV… Amar Te Duele (Love Hurts).

Jorge introduced me to this movie when we first started dating. It’s a typical Romeo and Juliet story set in Mexico City. Rich girl falls in love with a poor boy, and it makes everyone angry.

Starring Luis Fernando Pena, Marta Higareda and Marta Higareda’s boobs, the movie was apparently hugely popular here when it came out in 2002.

The thing that fascinates me the most about this movie is how much Mexican guys LOVE Marta Higareda. Personal observation has shown me that Mexican guys prefer girls who are “cute” over girls who are “smokin hot”. It seems they like girls to be softspoken and just plain old adorable.

Here are some hotties who are popular in Mexico, all known for their adorableness:

Marta Higareda, of course (to be fair, she has played a few bad girls since "Amar Te Duele", but it's still her most famous role)

Emma Watson

Vanessa Hudgens

Hinata... seriously. I know several guys who have a crush on this shy Japanese anime character.

Obviously I’m generalizing, since many Mexican guys fall for outspoken American/Canadian women every day, but these seem to be the ideals among my group of friends.

If any of my friends in Mexico can think of any others, let me know and I’ll post some more photos!

What traits do guys in your country look for in a woman?

So Adorable I Can't Stand It

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Chabihau and Yobain was getting to see some newborn puppies! Jorge’s cousins have 3 dogs, and 2 of them had puppies together (again). They just so happen to be the brothers and sisters of my dog, Konan.

They’re 75% French poodle and 25% Maltese.

Prepare yourselves for cuteness…

And no, I didn’t take any home. 3 dogs is more than enough for me, thanks!