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    How I Know I Have Bajan Blood

    Whether we like to admit it or deny it, as much as we are different we are kinda the same.

    Now I know this would appear to be blindingly obvious, however the part that tickles me are the similar traits which are embedded into our DNA based on our heritage.

    As I was born and raised in London, to bajan parents it would be strange for me not to have a grain of a bajan trait peeking from somewhere.

    Stereotyping is often looked down upon, but I’m gonna take a moment to put a positive spin on it and acknowledge my five traits that make me inherently Bajan.

    1. I am attracted to anything with flour

    You name it; salt bread, bakes, warm turnovers, coconut bread or anything with at least 70% flour makes me salivate. Damn you Carbs!

     

    1. I LOVE, and I mean I LOVE Beres Hammond

    Bajan’s have adopted this living reggae legend, and in Bim he is affectionately known as ‘Uncle Beres’.

    This man could sing the entire telephone directory and he will do so to a sold out crowd at the National Stadium.

     

    1. Hyper-sensitivity to rudeness

    Barbadians are generally polite people in social settings. Infants are taught in the early years, whether it be in school, church or the home to say ‘good morning’,’ good afternoon’ or ‘good evening’ when entering a room.

    Do not dare to enter a room full of Barbadians without greeting those in there as it will be raining side-eyes whenever you are next in their line of sight!

    Whilst Barbadians are not really a nation to get ‘turnt up’ (confrontational), they do not appreciate rudeness. I too am allergic to it and can detect it very easily.

     

    1. I can make a mean macaroni pie

    As the unofficial national dish of Bimshire, this high carb, high calorific plate is on the menu at most local eateries.

    On more than one occasion I have heard non-bajan people say that bajan macaroni pie is the best they have ever tasted.

     

    1. Genetic capability to wuk-up

    #fact #thatisall

    St Lucy

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    5 Comments

  • Reply justadramatherapist21 November 30, 2014 at 8:17 am

    This had me chuckling as I could hear your personality through your words! Ha! All makes sense…..the sensitivity to rudeness, the mac Cheese pie is very true (coming from your childhood friend from the next road as babies born to Jamaican parents) – it’s the BEST! As for the wukkin up, I leave that to you guys as I hold the slow wine corner by the speaker 😆. Beautiful and humorous read – confirmed, you ARE a true Bajan 😊

    • Reply shokicurlycrown December 1, 2014 at 12:27 am

      Thank you for the feedback. I’m glad you can validate my claims as I know you visit Bim often. Sooooooo the slow wine makes you Guyanese then?

      • Reply justadramatherapist21 May 18, 2015 at 2:05 pm

        Erm….I recon you’re mistaking me lol. Slow wine = Jamaican lol…aka Ms J 😆

  • Reply galeweithers November 30, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Yup, yuh is a real real Bajan fuh trute 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Reply shokicurlycrown December 1, 2014 at 12:28 am

      Thank you Gale. That means a lot coming from a real real Bajan! Lol!

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