Series

My Friend With All the Barbies

It is the best game ever.
Show transcript
00:06
Guys, I'm Laura.
00:06
When I first came to this country, when I was seven years old
00:08
from Venezuela, I did not know how to speak any English.
00:11
There was only two words that I knew and they were and wow, that
00:16
was a very expressive kid.
00:18
So like the creative person that I was, am I created a new innovative
00:23
English based language called Watch Watch.
00:26
I would go up to little kids without knowing English, only
00:29
my language that I created and I would go up to them and I'd be
00:33
like, why she was watching?
00:34
Oh, was she obviously kids thought that I was weird because
00:41
I just kept repeating the same word over and over again.
00:43
That's just how English sounded to me.
00:45
Was, was I mean, if you think about it, if you say that's English
00:48
I mean, I was pretty weird.
00:49
I am pretty weird.
00:50
So obviously I didn't have a lot of friends when I first started
00:53
you know, school and stuff, but I did have a neighbor and her
00:56
name was Jessica.
00:57
She was called Jessica, but I called her Jesica.
01:00
She was a cute little American girl.
01:02
She didn't have that many friends either.
01:03
So she had to settle for me.
01:05
The watch you watch girl.
01:06
I love going to Jessica's house.
01:10
This girl had everything that I did not in my little immigrant
01:15
house.
01:16
She had Kit Kats El Marshmallow cookies, your brownies, your
01:20
twinkies and every kind of potato chips that you could possibly
01:24
imagine everything that my mom did not ever allow me to eat
01:28
at home.
01:29
So not only did she have these sweet, sweet sweets, but she
01:32
also had Barbie Heaven.
01:34
This bitch had about 53 different Barbies and four cans to
01:38
please them all beach glass, Barbie litter hair.
01:41
Barbie cool blues.
01:42
Barbie rock star.
01:43
Barbie little Mermaid Barbie, who could forget the classic
01:46
pet Dr Barbie.
01:47
Y'all know Barbie had a career.
01:49
She was an independent woman.
01:50
Anyway, I would walk up into this girl's house.
01:52
I felt bad because she always wanted to talk about school and
01:55
wanted to talk about things, but I didn't understand her.
01:57
So I would just like walk in and I'd be like, oh hm.
02:01
As I was playing with the Barbies, I did not care what she had
02:04
to say.
02:04
I did not understand what she had to say.
02:06
All I cared about was the Barbies.
02:08
Hell, Jessica didn't even even have to be in the room for me
02:10
to be playing with her.
02:11
She would be watching Mary Kate Ashley Olsen for all I cared
02:14
All I wanted was to play with Barbies.
02:15
Why?
02:15
Because when I came to this country when I was seven years old
02:18
My mom only allowed me one Barbie and the barbie that I had didn't
02:21
have a neck.
02:22
So she was like this because her neck had popped off.
02:25
I still loved her though.
02:26
She always played the Eagle Barbie in my little scenarios
02:29
Unfortunately, my time with didn't last long.
02:31
One time when my mom came to pick me up, her dad, he opened the
02:36
door and he was in his underwear and my mom almost had a heart
02:39
attack.
02:39
She called my name so loud that I thought someone was killed
02:42
Anyways, I only saw Yesica at school every now and then.
02:45
We would be like, you know, the classic.
02:47
Hey, what's up?
02:47
I'm cool with you, but I'm not gonna talk to you every now and
02:49
then I think of and I'm like, damn so cool to let me play with
02:52
her Barbies and eat her food.
02:55
You go, Jessica, let me know in the comments if you played with
02:58
Barbies also, let me know if you had weird little friends that
03:00
you played with.
03:01
What kind of toys did you guys play with?
03:03
Because I know not everyone played with Barbies, even though
03:05
that's the best game ever.
03:06
Let me know in the comments, I'm totally gonna read them and
03:08
I really do read them just because I don't come back.
03:10
Doesn't mean I don't read them.
03:11
I definitely read them.
03:12
Ok, guys, that's my time.