Meet Girls of Guatemala
Yes, it is possible to meet girls here in Guatemala that are family orientated, Christian and would make good mothers, but not for long. The new generation of Guatemala Indigenous Girls is quickly learning all the bad habits of USA and European girls.
My new friend Linda from Canada for some odd reason gave this Guatemala Girl her cell phone to use, and the girls quickly went into
"Girl with Cell Phone Mode."
I have seen this look before… the whole world stops for the cell phone, nothing is more important, the cell phone sucks the brain out leaving a blank look.
Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Sunday, March 28, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
"Are you talking to me?"
"Let me get back to work, this is more important than selling Guatemala Souvenirs."
"What do you want? Why do you keep taking my photo, I am busy?"
Meet girls of Guatemala, I think not, they are busy.
I know this young Guatemalan girl from the village of Santa Catarina one Lake Atitlan here in Guatemala will one day wonder to herself,
"Why am I wearing these clothes?"
Meet Girls of Guatemala, same same, not different.
The Television, Internet and Cell Phones are pushing the Guatemala culture into the future at an alarming speed.
If you want to meet girls who have traditional values, who do not talk on cell phones and ignore you, you had better book a plane ticket today; there is maybe a 2-5 year window. I took all these photos in succession, one after another, I enjoy seeing meeting girls like this, and they are lost in concentration in a world that believes they can do 10 things at the same time.
Tigo and Claro the cell phone providers here are putting a cell phone in every hand and a blank look on every Guatemalans face. (They drive cars, motorcyles, and tuk tuk taxis with these cell phone looks on their faces.)
Now the real question is, if you married one of these Guatemalan girls….
"Would they sit in front of the television watching soap operas and cartoons all day?"
Meet Girls of Guatemala
Familiar story through out the developing world, women plus cell phone = communication.
I went to an English corner in China where Chinese get the benefit of native speakers giving up their time to practice English - started talking two two young ladies and they started pecking SMS"s out on their phones - I took my coffee and moved on.
I think the on demand nature of the virtual world definitely deprives people of rich experience in the real world. The trick is knowing which world to switch off when. Most do not know.