Growing up in our Cuban household, we entertained regularly and always ALWAYS! had overnight guests. Anyone visiting our area code for any reason meant that an invitation was extended for them to stay with us.
Of course. It’s the Cuban way.
The invitation to stay with us came with unspoken instructions: You kids will have to bust out the
folding rollaway bed pin-pan-pun. The pin-pan-pun gets its supremely entertaining and automonopia-like descriptive name from the ease of the set up – Three easy steps! 1) Pin! 2) Pan! 3) Pun! (Phonetically, it sounds like this: peen-pahn-poon.) Now isn’t that just so much fun to say?
Pin. Pan. Pun. And you’re ready for your overnight guests!
Today I’m delighted to introduce clever Cuban designer and new friend, Denise Miqueli the genius mind behind Pin Pan Pun & Co. a beautiful book full of our favorite Cubanisms.
Her designs are clean and speak to the very heart of our Cubanity. Each one of the “dichos” in her book are perfectly illustrated and well-translated. And believe me, translating Cuban dichos is a little crazy-making. “
What do you mean, ‘it matters three cucumbers?’“
Okay, so, my people, ‘ponte las pilas’ as I prepare you for what’s coming up next.
Pin Pan Pun & Co is sponsoring today’s giveaway:
Here’s how to enter the giveaway for a chance to win One (1) Pin Pan Pun and Other Cubanisms Book and One (1) 11×14 ‘you’re the espumita to my café’ unframed print.
Two ways to enter – here on the blog or over on Instagram.
To enter the giveaway, click over to the Pin Pan Pun & Co site – come back and leave a comment ON THIS POST and tell me which of the adorable Cubanisms is your favorite. Or, bounce on over to my Instagram account, follow MyBigFatCubanFamily and PinPanPunCo. Tag a friend on Instagram who needs more Cubanity in their lives.
I’ll be choosing the winner on Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 11:00 am PST. You have until then to enter.
- If you’re getting impatient and you’re so inclined, PinPanPun & Co is offering a wonderful promo code just for MBFCF readers: You can take 10% off your order today with the promo code MBFCF10. (I’m thinking it’s not too soon to start your Christmas shopping. Ya tu sabes.) Tell them Marta sent you!
UPDATE: OCTOBER 18, 2019
Thanks to everyone who entered! All the comments from here and Instagram went into a Random Number Generator and that’s how we chose a winner.
Congratulations to @just.anamaria – send me a DM with your shipping address so I can get your Porto’s goodies out to you ASAP!