Okay okay! You’ve asked for it, you’ve raved about it, you’ve begged for it and I have heard you! So without further ado, I present ‘Island Life’ the series.
A lot of you -okay maybe not a lot of you-, but some of you, okay maybe just one of you, my dedicated reader(s), have expressed interest in learning more about the exotic tropical paradise I call home.
For a long time, I have been meaning to incorporate this feature into my blog, but could never quite figure out the direction in which I’d have liked for it to take, so I decided to just wing it.
This particular series will be dedicated to all things St. Kitts & Nevis (SKN). Not only the touristy things (i’m not entirely sure there will actually be touristy things), but more or less the way of life of a people who live on a speck on a flower. And more importantly how I navigate my everyday life.
So if you like reading and learning new things about other places stay tuned. I thought I’d hit it off with some fun facts about our barbaric, uncivilized culture and answer some of the most awesomely stupid questions I’ve ever been asked.
Okay maybe not stupid, but I am amazed at the level of ignorance I’ve experience with regard to my little island and the Caribbean on the whole. Isn’t it the 21st century or something?
Q: What part of Jamaica is SKN?
A: Believe it or not, there are other islands that exist in the Caribbean beside Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago. Oh wait, you probably haven’t heard of those either. The short answer to that question is, SKN is yet another island separate and apart from Jamaica *gasp* in the West Indies.
Q: What color are the people there?
A: You will need to draw closer for this one! Word. Can. Not. Get. Out! We are a nation of rainbow colored people! I kid you not! Some of us are blue, others are pink, and I’ve seen some orange people here and there too (I’ll admit those are not the colors of the rainbow). For the most part though, the natives are pre-dominantly of African descent or maybe not, it’s hard to tell.
Q: So what kind of food do you eat there anyway?
A: You mean aside from each other? We are a bunch of cannibalistic neanderthals feasting on the flesh and bones of each other (yum, yum). Were the neanderthals cannibals? I have no idea. When we aren’t eating each other we enjoy worms and rats and the occasional dog or cat (oh piss off PETA). We do use a healthy amount of herbs and seasonings (not salt and pepper to taste) in our dishes.
Q: Do you have cars there?
A: Oh, we use donkeys and carts. Horses are for the elitists. Sometimes, on very extra special occasions, we use these things called automobiles (betcha didn’t know I knew that word?! Ha!). They come in all shapes, colors and sizes.
Q: What language do you speak there?
A: We definitely don’t speak ‘American’ (shhh, they still don’t know American is not a language). We speak many variations of… wait for it, hold on, En…glish!
That is all for now, join me weekly for my Island Life feature and more on what goes on in the secret lives of Kittitians and Nevisians (what we call ourselves). Feel free to let me know if there is anything in particular you’d like to see me discuss in this forum.
What about you? What are some of the weird questions you’ve been asked about where you’re from? Let me know in the comment section. Also comment and let me know where you are reading from. Cheers!
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