I am hopeful that I can meet some folks from the D.R. My boyfriend, Calderon, is scheduled to be here from the D.R. in March 2012 for 2 weeks and I would like to introduce him to some of you who have made the move to the L.A. area. I am an SC Trojan who was born and raised in L.A., but I also lived in N.Y. and Hawaii as an adult. I am relearning Spanish which I had taken in college for 2 years and I'm also teaching Calderon to speak English.

I really want to try mangu and la bandera. Is there any here? I'd rather not wait several months until I go back to the D.R.

I have lived in Altadena (near Pasadena) for 15 years and I work in Pasadena. Calderon lives in Hato Mayor del Rey and works in Punta Cana.

I hope to meet some of you soon!