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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Telenovela Alborada, #23b (Guest blogger)

Just got in the door from my trip - and here is Jean's recap of Friday. I'm back in business starting Monday. A HUGE thank you to my guest bloggers...


This is a recap of the Univision telenovela Alborada. In order to read the whole post, you click "read the rest" at the bottom of this summary!

If you are new, please visit the recaps in ORDER - they are listed to the right under a picture of Doña Juana and Modesta. See the bottom of this post for more information.


Friday, as reported by Jean:

Felipe leads Isabel and Marina to Sara's house. Isabel cannot believe that Juana, a rich, educated woman of good family could be so evil as to have ordered Hipólita killed in the kidnapping. "I know her very well," says Isabel. "She's bad but not that bad."

Isabel asks how Sara can live in this terrible neighborhood surrounded by delinquents. Looking at the furnishings, she says, "Money doesn't seem to be a problem." After an exchange of pleasantries between Isabel, Sara and Victoria, Felipe realizes that Victoria is the pirate queen of the community where Martin died. Victoria says she had nothing to do with it. Isabel pushes Marina forward to greet her mother and meet her grandmother. Sara tells Marina that she and Victoria are good people who have had to fight to survive. They have searched for Marina for so long. She is their hope for the future. Sara asks Marina to call her ‘grandmother' and she does, shyly. Isabel dabs her eyes and Felipe looks like he has sad memories.
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Francisco finds Ramon and Arcádio in a seedy tavern harassing the working girls. He has heard from Perla that they are involved in some business with someone called ‘La Poderosa.' "Who is she and does she have money?" he wants to know. Ramon says that she is loaded and explains how the underworld economy in Cuencas works. Sara fences stolen merchandise and helps the ‘desgraciados' when they need it. For these services, she gets a percentage. "Just like the church collects a tithe [a tenth or diezmo in Spanish] for indulgences in the next world," explains Ramon, "Sara collects a tithe for protection in this world." Francisco wants to know what Sara has to do with the Guevaras. "That's what we're trying to find out," says Ramon. She is paying for information about that family and you know them and can help us. Ramon goes on to says that a few days ago, he saw Isabel meet Sara in the park and they were chatting like old friends.

Hipólita and António are in their house. (António's wig seem to be much better. He doesn't have the awful 60's flip anymore.) He tells Hipólita that at least they have the proof that they are married and she thanks him. She then suggests that they leave Cuencas. António points out that they can't get to Panama because of the political problems and their lack of papers. Besides, he now has property here. Hipólita then suggests that they go to some other town in Mexico and just disappear. "Why," asks António? "For Rafael", says Hipólita, "I'm afraid they will take him away from me". "Jeez", says António, "I don't have that much money. We can't just abandon everything for the kid. What will we live on?" You would think that after unsuccessfully trying to make a living on her own, Hipólita would have some sympathy for this reasoning but she instantly accuses António of hating Rafael. "I don't hate your kid", says António. "I hate his father." "It was you that put him in my bed", responds Hipólita. "Ok, ok", he says, "but tell me this. Have you gone to bed with him since Santa Rita?" [Oops. Looks like António has the moral high ground here.] António demands that Hipólita respond. This is going to be tricky. She says, "Is that what you believe?" He says, "I don't know what to believe, but I pray to God that you haven't." Hipólita flounces out. António asks God if this is part of his penitence.

Hipólita tells Ada that returning to António has just put her back in the same position with threats hanging over Rafael. She has tried everything. Maybe she should accept Luis' proposition. Ada argues against this saying that will make her and Rafael's life a living hell. Hipólita prays that Luis doesn't fail her and gives her the answer.

Back at La Poderosa's place, Sara wants to know what Felipe and Isabel suspect. Felipe says that they think Juana isn't Luis' mother. "Impossible," says Sara. "I was there at Valverde when she gave birth just three weeks after Diego was born." "Why do you think Luis' isn't Juana's child?" asks Sara. Isabel says because Juana appears to hate him, is never affectionate with him and all her attention and love seems to be for Diego. In addition, Diego and maybe Juana have tried to kill Luis twice. Felipe says that they think that maybe Juana's baby died and she substituted another for him. "Why would she do that?" asks Sara. Felipe says that haven't figured that out yet. Sara recalls that up until the fire on the chalana, the babies were unchanged [in appearance, not their diapers ;-)]. Then, Sara tells what we already know. After the fire, she was in the capital for 6 months. When she came back, Juana wouldn't let her near the children and threw her out. Felipe looks thoughtful.

As they leave Sara's, Victoria tells Marina that Andres came to see her. She asks to see Marina the next day to tell her about their conversation. Hinginio appears and says that he has set up the appointment with Gasca. "Be careful," he says, "Gasca wants to find out if La Poderosa is Sara de Oviedo."

At the Palacio Guevara, Juana is supervising preparations for the Cinderfella party for Diego. Modesta says that they need to get some more chamber pots [always the obsession with peeing on this novela] since the guests broke a lot of them at the last party [sounds like it was a fun party.] The entertainment arrives. Mirtha is watching all this from the French doors with Esperanza's wretched little dog.

Isabel and Marina return to the Palacio. Isabel inquires and is told that Luis is alone in his laboratory. Isabel tells Marina to take her cat to the garden so he can do his business and she scurries off to see Luis. Luis is stroking and gazing foolishly at the pendant he bought from Hipólita on the road from Veracruz. [Why hasn't he returned it to her?]. She tells Luis that based on what Adalgisa told her about what happened when Rafael was kidnapped, Juana had not tried to kill Hipólita. Luis isn't convinced. Isabel says that Hipólita wants to talk to Luis about Rafael. It's urgent. Now Luis is interested. It's going to be difficult to arrange though because António has forbidden Luis to enter his house.

Felipe is helping Cristóbal dress for the fiesta. Felipe tells what they learned from Sara. Juana must have substituted another baby for her dead one when Sara was in the capital. "But why," asks Cristóbal?. "For the inheritance of the Manrique family", responds Felipe. He has seen the will. If Juana did not produce an heir, the fortune would return to the Manrique family and she would only get the amount of her dowry back. They agree that this is a pretty good motive. Cristóbal warns Felipe not to say a word about this to Luis. How can they prove it? Felipe tells Cristóbal that Marina is definitely Victoria's daughter. Cristóbal staggers under information overload. Is this the daughter that disappeared after her husband was murdered? Felipe says he doesn't know.

The invitees at the Palacio Lara are leaving for the fiesta. Asunción is all dressed up. Of course, Francisco doesn't say, ‘you look nice' or anything like that. He wants to know if Asunción asked Catalina to buy her a new dress. "No", says Asunción, "she gave it to me." He stomps out and she scurries along behind him. Contrast with the newlyweds. Catalina appears and Cristóbal says that she is incredibly beautiful. He takes her by the hand and tenderly leads her out.

The guests arrive in their carriages for the fiesta. Two women wave the kind of ribbons that they use in rhythmic gymnastics at people as they alight from their carriages. We see the Regidor and his wife, the archbishop [this actor must specialize in playing priests. He is playing a priest on Contra Viento y Marea too] and Fray Alvaro, the Palacio Lara group and finally António and Rodrigo. Cirilo is watching and goes to tell Luis. "You aren't going to the ball?" asks Cirilo. "No", says Luis, "bring me something to eat." Back at the fiesta, the singer performs in a way more suggestive of a modern nightclub than a singer in 1800. The Regidor's wife asks Juana if Luis is coming to the party. "Oh yes," says Juana. The Regidor's wife goes on to say that she has heard Esperanza has lost her baby. Juana acknowledges this misfortune. Fray Alvaro is interested. What does Esperanza's husband say? Juana says that he is very afflicted.

Juana goes to see why Luis isn't at the party. He says he doesn't want to go. "But the Regidor and the archbishop are there. If you don't show up, there will be gossip" says Juana. She mentions that Fray Alvaro has found out that Esperanza lost her baby. Is Luis still planning to divorce Esperanza? "I don't know," says Luis, "she's very weak." "And what about Rafael?" asks Juana. "He's with his mother," responds Luis. "You have the right to have him, too," says Juana. "What is all this interest in Rafael?" asks Luis. "Isn't the point of this party to get Diego a new wife who will give him the next Conde de Guevara?" "And if he only produces girls?" says Juana. "Tough luck", says Luis, "I don't give a damn about the title." Juana leaves in a huff.

Back at António's house, Hipólita asks Ada for details of the rumors about António in Santa Rita. Ada says that the rumors started when António was studying at Portobello and attended a party where there were no women, only boys in leather [can this be right?] and you can guess the rest. "Did António explain or deny anything about what happened at this party,"asks Hipólita. "How would I know?" says Ada. "Why do you want to know?" asks Ada. "No reason," says Hipólita.

Back at the fiesta, Diego is inspecting prospective brides like a cattle dealer. Cristóbal presents Catalina to the archbishop. The archbishop assures him that even the laity can serve God. Some former neighbors of Francisco and Asunción say that it was too bad that they aren't at the hacienda anymore but having Catalina married to Cristóbal more than compensates for the loss of Las Tunas.

Gasca goes off to his appointment with Sara. Cristóbal seeks out Luis in his room. Luis tells him that Hipólita wants to see him. He doesn't know why except that it's about Rafael. The Regidor has told him that he can't put Hipólita's name on the registration of Rafael without making her guilty of adultery. Also, Marcos has told him that Modesta was in her village with a child. What can he do? "About your mother?" says Cristóbal. Luis nods. "What would you do?" he asks. "Nothing," says Cristóbal. "What good will it do to confront her? She is never going to tell you the truth." Luis can't accept this.

At the party, the friar and the archbishop are dozing off . Diego is flirting with a chubby widow who had twin boys. Mirtha is watching the goings on and reports back to Esperanza, who is in bed and appears to be practicing to be a corpse. She says that she wants to go out the next day. She wants to ask forgiveness from God. Mirtha is alarmed.

Gasca arrives at Sara's. He gives up a prodigious quantity of swords and knives to the guards outside. While he waits, inspecting the artwork, Sara is watching him through a peephole. She recognizes him as the man who murdered Victoria's husband and kidnapped Marina. Victoria wants to kill him, right there and then but Sara says no. They don't kill people. "Well," says Victoria, "there's always a first time and I want to kill this guy." "Ok," says Sara, "but not here. Someone might know that he came here." The dwarf tells Gasca that La Poderosa is indisposed and can't see him. Come another day. Gasca curses him and leaves.

Luis arrives at Antonio's and stands up on his horse in a very Zorro-like fashion to get over the wall. He looks in at the room where Rafael is sleeping and then finds Hipólita and asks what she wants with him. She has heard from Antonio that her name cannot be put on the registration without admitting adultery. He says he knows this. "Don't let them take Rafael from me," she begs. Luis says that he will never permit that and that he can take care of his mother. In return, he wants to able to see Rafael. Hipólita says that Antonio won't permit it but Luis says it is his right and he doesn't care about her good-for-nothing (mequetrefe) husband. Hipólita agrees. Luis asks Hipólita why she is torturing herself. "We could just leave here," he says. "No," responds, Hipólita. "I already bear the shame of having sinned and it would hurt our families." "I am desperate," says Luis. "Me too," says Hipólita and they embrace.

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34 Comments:

At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Bob Gill said...

Melinama,

About that party Antonio attended back in Panama, encuero is used to mean "in skin". They were naked.

No wonder the criada had such difficulty telling her.

Bob Gill

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger Jean said...

Hi Bob: Thanks for clarifying what 'en cuero' means. I figured ' in leather' couldn't be right.

Jean

 
At 7:21 PM, Blogger Jean said...

Hi Bob: Thanks for clarifying what 'en cuero' means. I figured ' in leather' couldn't be right.

Jean

 
At 7:21 PM, Blogger Jean said...

Hi Bob: Thanks for clarifying what 'en cuero' means. I figured ' in leather' couldn't be right.

Jean

 
At 7:23 PM, Blogger Jean said...

Oops, sorry for the multiple postings.

Jean

 
At 10:21 PM, Anonymous Catalina said...

Actually, the expression is "en cueros," with an "s" on the end.

 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

"At 11:31 PM, Anonymous said...
Again, I am throwing out the question to you guys---DOES anyone know men like Felipe and Cristobol? I'm very curious. They should be bottled and sold!"

I searched many years for a man like that and found only one - so I married him! He's truly kind, generous, and responsible. So they're not just characters on novelas - there are some out there!

 
At 8:59 PM, Anonymous Sylvia said...

Great recap Jean! Very thorough and amusing. I'll add my thanks as well to Bob and Catalina. Your clarifications with those idiomatic nuances really help it all make sense.

 
At 9:04 PM, Anonymous carole said...

Lisa. Thanks for letting me know that. (I was the one who threw that question out!). I am glad to know there was ONE REAL guy like that! Hopefully, you'll have a lot of sons!

 
At 10:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ladies...I have a question.
Does anyone think that Hipolita will "go to bed" with Antonio?
I mean after having Luis in her bed would she do such a thing?

That "Ultimas Semanas" notice really sucks, it usually means there's about 4 weeks left, but I've heard that Alborada will end on April 21st so that would mean there's 6 weeks left. I can't stand the thought.
Lesa

 
At 1:12 AM, Anonymous Margarita said...

Howdy =)
Regarding the "Ultimas Semanas" concern: I tend to look at the oficial "Alborada" website and read their summaries along with Melinama's (hers are way better though!). I counted 27 episodes left (Won't tell you any of the headings and I've resisted the urge to read them!). That puts us at a little over 5 weeks left.
On another note, here's a bit of useless trivia. A couple of years ago Arturo Peniche (Antonio) was in "Maria Mercedes" with Thalia (a fabulous Mexican pop singer and the current Mrs. Tommy Mottola) in which he also has a domineering mother who forces him to marry Maria Mercedes (who he soon falls in love with for real) so they can inherit his cousin's (or uncle, can't quite remember) fortune. The gorgeous young wife of an elderly family friend (her name is Mystica, and she constantly wears a strapless black dress with hot pink gloves, unless she's riding her motorcycle and then she wears a pink jumpsuit which magically turns into her black dress and gloves after she parks - very silly) tries to seduce him a couple of times and he can't...uh, manage, and he and his mother make Maria Mercedes sleep in a separate room, supposedly so he can study (he's getting a doctorate or something in architecture). Anywhoo, one night he and Maria Mercedes go out somewhere and he has a few drinks. They get back home and she asks if she can stay in the room if she sleeps on the couch and doesn't disturb him (she's very sweet and incredibly naive) and all of a sudden he notices how lovely she is and rises to the ocassion. Guess he's particularly good at playing a guy with sexual problems, a domineering mother and a tyrant soon-to-die relative, who just needs a few drinks and the right woman to solve all his problems. That and he's just handsome and talented.
As for Antonio and Hipolita, I can't see her sleeping with him. As she pointed out to Ada once: "sleeping with a man one doesn't love just out of convenience is also being a whore."
Margarita

 
At 7:24 AM, Blogger Jean said...

Thanks Sylvia: I have a much better appreciation for what Melinama has been doing. It took me about 3 hours to do the summary!

I've been catching up on the episodes that I missed while I was in Mexico and I guess there wouldn't be dancing at the Cinderfella party because the family is in semi-mourning because Esperanza lost her baby.

I will say that in my opinion, Hipolita will never have sexual relations with Antonio because that violates one of the most common rules of soap operas. ;-) Women never have sex with their husbands, they always get pregnant the first (and sometimes only) time they have sex with their true loves and they are always completely surprised when they do get pregnant.

 
At 12:38 PM, Anonymous carole said...

Re: ULTIMAS SEMANAS- I don't know about the rest of you, but I think it would be much better if Univision just put the finale date on there and cut out the ULTIMAS SEMANAS crap. It also disturbs me MUCHO to see those words there every single night. Why can't they just put that up every 5-6 episodes instead. Every time I see those words, I get depressed and I don't appreciate having to view them every night.
Anyone have thoughts on Barrera de Amor? I am spoiled by Alborada: Without some gorgeous leading man, I can't look forward to anything.
How long will we have to wait for the next great period piece?

 
At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And have you noticed that Antonio isn't wearing his fancy outfits (that salmon one - shudder) as much? He's wearing plainer ones most of the time; recently the only time was the embroidered coat he wore when he, Rodrigo, and Diego went to the regidor.
Susan T.

 
At 3:08 PM, Anonymous carole said...

Yes, they are definitely making Antonio more masculine, via less elaborate jackets and less fiddling with his hair
They still want us to feel less than certain about his proclivities: And,the rumor about that naked party in Panama certainly was meant to throw us off, yet again.
Anxiously awaiting Hipolita's first wave of nausea!

 
At 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Jean, how funny you are, I totally agree with you, I'd forgotten about the Husband/Wife rule in novelas.

It's funny with Antonio's new image, I was thinking it's all
because he's getting laid now and it's fed his ego. A little will go a long way for a mans ego.

For those of you interested, the cast of Alborada were in Miami friday to tape the Cristina show, the show will air Monday April 24th on Univision at 10pm. There will also be an hour special on after the finale, for those of you that watched Amor Real you will remember they had one following that novela also, this one will be much the same with behind the camera scenes and bloopers. At the taping were Lucero, Fernando, Daniela Romo, Roberto Guzman, Carla Estrada and Monica Miguel.

Carole, I have not heard good things about Barrera de Amor, I'm waiting to see what replaces Alborada, and I'm not fond of Peregrina either. I may just watch my DVD's of Alborada over again when it ends on TV.

Margarita, I too remember Maria Mercedes, I was watching Maria la del Barrio this weekend and saw Alejandro Tomassi/Felipe in a small part in that and also the actress that plays Aldagisa as a cook in the kitchen. What fun it was to see them in earlier day's of their career.
Lesa

 
At 4:44 PM, Anonymous ruth said...

Yes, I agree, Hipólita will never sleep with Antonio because, as seems to be the "thinking" in novelas, it would make her "unpure" for her Luis.

Also, as Jean noted, the protagonista never has sex with anyone other than their true love. Plus she doesn't even kiss anyone other than her true love and if she does she doesn't really want to and always look slightly disgusted afterward.

The Ultimas Semana's notice agrivates the heck outta me. I really wish they would just occasionally post the ending date. That goes for the Ultimas Capítulos notice that inevitably comes during the last couple of weeks, too. When the first Ultimas Semana sign came up the other day I audibly gasped, lol. Luckily only my kids were around, my hubby would never let me live that down. lol!

Barrera de Amor has Yadhira Carrillo as the protagonista. She is a really good actress. She played in the first novela I ever watched, Amarte es mi Pecado.

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger Jean said...

I read the lastest issue of that fine journal - TV y Novelas -on the plane from Mexico. There were two Alborada items: First, Fernando Colunga explained why he wasn't being discourteous or vain when he rode off of the set of the filming of the final of Alborada leaving behind a large crowd of his fans who had waited to get autographs and photos. He said that the reason was that there wasn't enough security and he was afraid there would be an accident.
Second, the Mexican program, La Parodia, has filmed a humorous version of Alborada called 'Albureada.' The article says that, "El libreto de Albureada se escribió con 80 por ciento de albures... de la producción original." I gather this is a pun. 'Albur' means a risk, hazard or chance. The parody also used some of the sets, costumes and crew of the original production with the cooperation of Carla Estrada. There is a picture of the stars and their counterparts in the parody and it looks pretty funny. I'll try and scan the picture and maybe Melinama can post it to the blog.
I believe that Cristina now has titles on her program. Without them, it is pretty difficult to follow the very rapid dialogue.

 
At 8:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Las Ultimas Semanas Yes, those are sad words, but take heart! Something just as good will come along. (Although that wasn't the case when La Madrasta followed Amor Real.)It is hard though, after bonding with a family to see them leave. I kind of resent the new people in the next telenovela at first, but then in a week or so feel more comfortable welcoming them into my home. In searching for lyrics of Alborada I ended up with a site that also had a cyrillic alphabet. So you know the popularity of period novelas is important in more than one country. There will be more. It's just strange that they didn't follow the ultimas semanas note with a preview of what is coming.

 
At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jean, you can find more about this episode of "La Parodia" at the Esmas site if your interested. I'm not sure when that episode will be shown here in the US, on the Univision site you can check for tv times for La Parodia, I used to see it on Sunday nights but it's been moved.

The word "Albures" means a pun so in this context it's a pun at the expense of Alborada. La Parodia has done this with many novelas. They did it for Amor Real also.
It's a fun and entertaining show.

I saw the article about Fer riding away on his horse on the Univision foro. At first they reported that he had snubbed his fans who had waited to snap a picture or get an autograph, which is far from the truth. He left because there were too many fans and he felt their safety would be at risk if he stayed. Good for him. I think he made the right decision. Reporters that were there took photos of him riding off with his hair blowing in the wind, with the caption that said "Fernando flees while his fans scream for his attention".
Bad reporters.
Lesa

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger Jean said...

Well, probably what is coming on after Alborada is the telenovela that replaced it in Mexico. It is called La Verdad Oculta (the Hidden Truth) and you can check it out (in Spanish) at:
http://www.esmas.com/laverdadoculta/
You don't get ads for the new one as soon as 'Ultimas semanas' appears. It takes a couple of weeks and then you start getting the replacement advertised as coming: 'Muy pronto en Univision.'
Gabriel Soto is in this one. He was in Vias de l'Amor and he's pretty cute.

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger melinama said...

What a great episode tonight! I loved watching Luis pummel Diego, and that swollen face! And then Luis's hair was a little bit mussed! So cute! And the archbishop, shocked, just shocked, at Esperanza's revelations. Glad I'm home and was able to see it...

By the way you were all right about the ridiculous awfulness of that singer with the arty veils. Oh my god.

 
At 10:49 PM, Blogger Jean said...

Hi Melinama: I agree. Super episode tonight! From the chamber-pot ladies room at the fiesta to Luis finally finding out about Diego & Esperanza . I'm glad you share our opinion of the singer since you are a musician ;-). It took me a while to figure out what Diego was saying to Juana about Antonio when he was at breakfast. At first I thought it had something to do with bookstores but then I realized it was the verb 'librarse' meaning 'to give up'. Diego says that he is happy that Antonio has given up little boys.
Lesa: I will keep an eye out for La Parodia. I'm sure they won't show it here before Alborada ends. As for Fernando, he should be able to relax after working and not have to spend his free time with mobs of fans. If he spent every second he wasn't working with them, they still wouldn't be satisfied.

 
At 10:55 PM, Blogger Jean said...

Lesa: Thanks for the info on the pun on Alborada. You know you understand a language really well when you 'get' the puns. I was in a store in Mérida last week and they had t-shirts with puns on them in combinations of Spanish and Mayan! They made absolutely no sense to me but the Yucatecas thought they were very funny.

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger portal said...

as always - thanksso much for the great recaps!

2 things that bring me down:

1.) ULTIMAS SEMANAS - *sigh*
I said out loud: OH NO! there it is!!
My dog, who sleeps next to me while I watch, looked at me like, what's
the problem with you?!

2.) all this talk of subtitles......I don't have subtitles!!
I could really use subtitles!! why don't I have subtitles???
hehehe...just kidding!
actually - I do wish I had some because sometimes the dialogue
track isn't that great....I don't know who does the audio
recording/mixing but it is not always the best.

 
At 10:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone else miss Monday night's
episode? All I had on my telly was snow on channel 46, where I see Alborada. I'm in Tucson, but my sister in Huachuca City had the same problem.
I hope they get it straighted out for tonight's episode, they get more precious as it gets closer to the end.

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger melinama said...

portal - most TV remotes have a "closed caption" or CC or "subtitles" button. Look carefully! They're in Spanish though.

 
At 4:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monday night they showed Marina carrying Dona Isabel's cat around. It was perfectly calm, didn't even twitch - they must be feeding it whatever they're giving Raphael!
Susan T.

 
At 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jean, the word "librarse" is just what it sounds like, in this case,
it means to be liberated or freed from something. In Antonio's case, Diego was speaking of his "aficion" and being "librarse".
How I translated it was Antonio is free from a fondness for sex with boy's. Diego doesn't mince words.
With his brain I don't think he knows how to. I think Diego LIKES Antonio a little too much and is just a little upset that Antonio hasn't accepted his friendship.
The look that Cristobal gave Juana last night was so perfect, like he had just seen the devil himself. Not far from the truth.
Lesa

 
At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Bob Gill said...

In all of the websites I checked, I couldn't find a credit for Rafael. Who is this kid?

 
At 1:53 AM, Blogger Goddess of the Mountain Top said...

en cueros vivos is how I've always heard it, which literally means in the living flesh. [I've also heard it conjugated as encuerado = to be naked]

 
At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Following "Alborada" will be La Verdad Oculta and I heard it was pretty good. By the way, does anyone have the "Alborada recorded completely? I usually purchase the DVD when it comes out, but they cut too much out of it and I really want this one completely.

 
At 4:52 PM, Blogger Cecy said...

3-23-06
Hi, I'm happy i found you guys because I also love watching Alborada and I find that I am the only person enjoying the story, the costumes and the excitement. I love Luis he does really well in these Novelas, he also made "Amor Real" wich is also a good one that I recomend (dvd is available with univision novelas). As far as the new novela goes "Barrera de Amor" I am not excited about it because I like watching the costumes, going back in time and see my people's heritage and the way things where at one point with religion, culture and the things that where important then. Well that's all I have to say for today.

 
At 7:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my opinion, it's time that Hipólita gets pregnant by Luis. In novelas usually about this time she gets pregnant. Pobre de ella if she is pregnany, because I know that Antonio probably will tell her not to tell luis.

 

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