tasty roast pork, Puerto Rican style, Marine overnight. This is every Puerto Rican party dish. If there is no pernil in the party there is no party, especially the hard skin!! That is to die for. When I was a little girl and woke up to the smell of the pernil, I knew something special was happening that day.
I have so many relatives like this. I just don't look related to most of them. I'm one of the few that has olive, yellowish skin. The rest are like bronze colored. So you can mainly see the Spanish or the Mexican Native American in them, but if you covered my face you would think I was Asian.
Judith Ortiz Coffer is an Puerto Rican girl that was faced with hardship about self-image at a young age. She is a very dynamic character because in the end she realizes, "who cares what others think of her" and becomes an "exotic" woman which represents her pride in herself.