Whether you still live in this fascinating country or have relocated abroad, some things about growing up in Trinidad and Tobago never change.
And though you may have had to grow up and even adapt to new surroundings, many things you learnt growing up in this Caribbean country have certainly stuck.
Here are seven things you can probably recognise from growing up in T&T:
1. Carnival is the most important holiday of the year, bar none
Forget Christmas and Easter, Carnival is THE event of the year and everyone knows it.
You also know that all bank accounts take a serious hammering before and during these hotly-anticipated celebrations.
2. You still confuse people with your way of speaking
Trinbagonians have a very unique way of speaking, to the point where English-speakers may not be able to decipher what you are actually saying.
There is so much going on in common speech in T&T that you often forget your chat is pretty much indecipherable to everyone outside of the country.
3. Family is everything
Loud, out spoken and boisterous relatives are the norm in Trinidad and Tobago and you don’t know what you would do without them.
No matter how far you find yourself from home, odds are that you can never truly leave your family behind.
And thanks to Ding and reliable mobile operators in Trinidad and Tobago, you don’t have to. We have made it easier than ever to top up a bMobile Trinidad and Tobago phone meaning all you have to do is stay in touch.
4. Going to Tobago is literally like going to another country far away for Trinidadians…
And vice versa for those who live in Tobago.
5. You are a fierce jaywalker
It doesn’t matter where the zebra crossing is, you are more likely to cross the street wherever it suits you best.
6. The sound of an ice cream van still gets your pulses racing
A cooling ice cream was the best thing to happen on those sweltering days spent playing football or cricket on the street as kids.
And no matter how old you are, you have quickly learnt that you never really grow out of ice cream.
7. The word ‘lime’ will never be the same
While the rest of the world may consider ‘lime’ to mean an acidic fruit, you know its true meaning.
Well, its true mean to those residing in Trinidad and Tobago at least!
To lime, or liming, means socializing or ‘hanging out’. Less reflective of a large, blow-out party but more used in terms of those unplanned gatherings of friends to just to sit around and do… well… nothing!
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