My family and I identify ourselves as Latino Americans, since all of us are from Chile.My family is all from Chile, South America. We have been living here for several generations. My mother’s grandfather was probably from another country, but I am not really sure. So the majority of us are just from Chile and we’ve been there for many years.
I would describe my family status as a middle class. My father is the only who works at home and he is the one who provides all the necessary resources for my mum and I. He is a doctor, and even when the earns a good amount of money, Chilean system and economic
“Papelucho” is one of the stories that I used to listen and read. It was a about the adventures of a Chilean kid. It was one of the required books we had to read at school and I loved it so much.
We used to celebrate different holidays. The most important one for me is our national week. During this week we celebrate the independence of our country and it is a moment in which everyone enjoys to have some free days and good food with the family.
We had a lot of saying and “dichos” related to the way we behave. The most famous ones are “Mas vale pájaro en mano que cien volando”, which means that is more important to have one thing for sure, that many of them unsure. “Quien no se arriesga no cruza el rio”, which means that you need to take risks in order to achieve your goals.
Our parents always said that we need to be respectful with older people, because as they are older they know more about life and they can teach us a lot of things we do not know.
In my family, showing emotional feelings is really normal and respected. I am allowed to cry, be happy or anger and my family will always support me.