Hi guys I'm Kay and I blog over at The Kay Times. I'm stoked that Olya let me take over her blog today.
One of the things I love about Olya is her cultural background, being born in Siberia and living in the U.S. I love hearing about the unique things from different cultures. I myself am not from the U.S. (in case that wasn't fairly obvious) and there are many eccentric (and frankly comically weird) things about people who grew up in the Caribbean. You can spot us a mile away I tell ya!
... You think anything Under 30 degrees Celsius (70's F) is freezing!
... 36 - 40 degrees (90's to 100) is legit unbearable and RARELY ever happens (if ever).
... You work with people you went to school with ... Or who knows someone you went to school with
... You wash 'wares', you don't 'do the dishes'.
... You put ketchup on your pizza ... and pepper sauce (this may just be Trinidad ha!)
... You eat everything with 'pepper' (hot sauce)
... And you know someone who 'makes pepper'
... Sunday lunch is an occasion
... You know that a 'sweet drink' is 'soda' and 'coke' is coca cola or Pepsi
... You say 'old years night' instead of 'New Years eve'
... Growing up it was drilled in you that a good education is the best thing you can have and you probably know this rhyme: 'learn little children before you are old; for a good education is better than gold; for gold and silver may fade away; but a good education will never decay'
... As a kid, you knew better than to talk back to your parents because Caribbean parents don't play.
... You know that just because the sun is up in the morning, it doesn't mean that it won't be a rainy day by noon.
... You went to Secondary School, not High School and each class was called a Form and not a Grade (unless you went to an International School in which case - disregard).
... No one ever leaves your house thirsty, hungry or empty handed. Food for all.
... Rich, poor, middle class or in between - you greet people politely when you enter a room
... You know what "chicken and chips" means ... A "far" place might mean an hour's drive
... You don't consider going to the 'beach' a vacation. It's called the weekend. If you're taking a vacation you're leaving the country.
We're a weird and cool bunch I tell you!
Thanks again to Olya for letting me take over her page while she's on vacay!