On the internet there are tons of documents that try to convince everyone that Tijuana isn’t as bad as it seems. Tijuanenses don’t want you to believe that things are as ugly as they are portrayed. Of late, there is a video done by American Katherine Sweetman, “Gringos Living in Tijuana,” which includes interviews with Americans who show off their living situations, and they talk and smile about the misconceptions people tend to have upon finding out they live in Tijuana. This sort of mentality is in contrast with the rest of the Mexican population. Most Mexicans are ready for doom and gloom, but the tijuanense believes in the future and defends this ideal a capa y espada (tooth and nail). And now that Tijuana is gaining acceptance, some people are wondering what is going on? They are sensing the lull that permeates the city; that is, finally no one is pouring diatribe onto the city’s image. A change is in the offing: Tijuana is finally becoming bigger than Tijuana.