1. You add “canguil” to the ceviche.
What you considered a sacrilege when arriving to Ecuador is now an ideal combination: the crunchiness of the popcorn with the soaked texture of the ceviche get along perfectly well.
2. You know the difference between guineo, maduro and verde.
In a banana republic, saying “banana” is as generic as the word “metal” for cupper or silver. Simplified language is no longer useful. What you called “plátano” is “guineo”, the “verde” (“green”) is the one used for patacones and the “maduro” is a ripe version of verde!