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Never knowing if there was actually margarine in this container or if it was leftovers or salsa…the possibilities of what it held inside were endless:

A container of Country Crock margarine

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And knowing there was never cookies in this tin and that it was strictly for sewing supplies:

Royal Dansk butter cookies tin

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Having these exact bowls and plates:


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For some reason, always having these vanilla and chocolate sandwich cookies in your pantry:


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How every evening, it was all about watching Primer Impacto

Two hosts sitting at the desk of Primer Impacto


Angel Montero/ youtube.com

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…especially to see their sensational stories about the chupacabra and UFOs…

A screenshot of a host of Primer Impacto talking about the chupacbara


oysian12/ youtube.com

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…and to hear Walter Mercado dramatically read horoscopes (your mom would always shush you when he was reading hers):

Psychic Walter Mercado poses for a portrait in 2001 in Los Angeles, California.


Harry Langdon / Getty Images

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How your friends’ families watched the evening news with Dan Rather or Tom Brokaw, but your family watched the evening news hosted by Jorge Ramos:

Jorge Ramos interviewing Bill Clinton in the White House


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And how you didn’t just watch Oprah, you also watched Cristina:

A photo Cristina Saralegui dancing with the audience behind her applauding on the set of her show


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Seeing the Inglés Sin Barreras commercials play over and over. And maybe also having a set at home, if your parents were trying to brush up on their English:

Screenshot of Inglés Sin Barreras set from the commercial


Mario Jamierson/ youtube.com

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Your mom owning at least one Precious Moments figurine — even if she didn’t collect them or know what they were:

Figure of a blonde little girl carrying a baby doll

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Hearing the latest Disney song on the radio in Spanish and having your mind immediately play the English version in your head:


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Or hearing an English-speaking artist do a Spanish version of their latest hit song:


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Knowing that piñatas at birthday parties would be filled with at least 70% of these candies:

Strawberry candy

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Knowing at least one kid (or maybe it was you?) who was obsessed with their Xuxa jellies and wore them ALL THE TIME:


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Having your mom call every toy line you owned “Los Power Rangers”…

Red Power Ranger figure

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…and every video game system you owned a “Nintendo,” whether they were or not:

A set of hands holding a Sony PlayStation remote


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Owning at least one Teresa doll, ’cause she was the only Latina Barbie:

Totally Hair Teresa Barbie doll

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And also owning at least one imitation Barbie Latina doll:

An Ana La Quinceanera doll in her box

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Being woken up early on Saturday mornings to your mom listening to Los Bukis or Gloria Estefan while cleaning:


Fonovisa, Sony Music



Fonovisa, Sony Music

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And listening to Luis Miguel or Chayanne whenever your mom was in a romantic mood:


WEA Latina, CBS Columbia



WEA Latina, CBS Columbia

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Learning about the world from Fuera De Serie:


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Watching Sábado Gigante on Saturday nights with your family:

A screenshot of Don Fransisco interviewing Enrique Iglesias on "Sábado Gigante"


REC ONLINE/ youtube.com

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And watching Luz Clarita with your abuela:


te Amo Muxo/ youtube.com

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Listening to Selena’s Amor Prohibido over and over (and having this image of her engraved in your mind):

The classic cover of Selena's Amor Prohbido album which features her titling her head to the side, while wearing hoop earnings, a ruffled collar blouse, and black leather jacket


EMI Latin

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Never, ever missing any Thalía telenovela and having its theme song always stuck in your head:


PORTAL NOVELEY/ youtube.com

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And lastly, dancing to the “Macarena” at every wedding, birthday party, quinceañera, and BBQ you went to:


Sony Music

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