When you first see her you're immediately aware of her presence.
You are completely blown away by that beautiful smile.
You are overwhelmed by how much power she seems to possess.
Yes, power. She is naturally bossy and can talk anyone into anything!
She talked these intransigent, rabid, anti-castro bloggers into making KISSY FACES, for goodness sake! (One of them also happens to be celebrating a birthday today, but that's not important right now - but, okay... Happy Birthday, Rei!)
Today, on her 25th birthday, I think I'll exercise my parental rights once again.
This time around I think I'll call her Hurricane Kikita.
Because she's become a force to be reckoned with. ;-)
Happy Birthday, Mimi! Muah!!
These Cuban troubadours at Cuba Nostalgia felt compelled to sing about her (well... really, they sang about the Cuban flag she wore on her chest, but that's not important right now). Seriously. A force of nature.
Ay, Dios mio.