Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Birthday Song...

I had a wonderful 23rd birthday in Buenos Aires. A big party at church happened kick off at midnight, so I danced salsa, merengue, and kumbia all night long. To my pleasant surprise, I started out the day with this beautiful, and oh so original, serenade. Written and performed by servant team members Megan, of Wisconsin, and Tina, of Florida. The day went on to be filled with 90 degree weather (in winter), pool party, Thai food dinner, and dessert with a Tango show. So much thanks to the awesome community here that made one of my most memorable birthdays.
Touching lyrics, sung to a nice Mexican ranchera guitar rhythm, and filled with funny stories and little details specific to life so far in Buenos Aires.

"Margarita, Margarita, Margarita,
You are hot and fresh like a pita,
though you can´t eat much wheat-a,
we are still very glad to meet-ya.

Margarita your voice is like honey,
you are trying to live with not much money,
you cook yummy food for the bunnies,
you love it when outside it´s sunny.

You are sweeter than 10 peso Alfojores,
you bring the world zesty sabores,
We sing wishing you the mejores,
if we had time we´d buy you some flores.

Margarita you turn 23,
you get to have a wild pool party,
Muchacha don´t fiesta too hard,
Margarita, we love you so far"

1 comment:

  1. Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had quite a special day and memories to treasure with your new friends. Linda and Steve