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Old 01-15-2017, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Speaking of Trini I got a bottle of Angostura Rum Punch as a gift from a colleague at work. Have you had this before? Its got a bit of kick to it!
No I don't drink alcohol, but I think I have heard of it or have seen it. We have a bunch off different traditional holiday drinks made with rum in Trinidad. I had an uncle who was an alcoholic and a boy friend that use to get drunk a lot when I was a teenager so I actually get really uncomfortable around people when they are drinking so unless it is an ingredient in food I don't consume alcohol. Rum is a big deal in Trinidad. We had bottles and bottles of that stuff sitting around at home growing up. My parents don't drink, but they use to have a lot of guests/ parties and it is a social norm to offer guests rum or certain other types of alcohol usually consumed there.
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:24 PM
 
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Latin Americans are very similar, they have nicknames for everyone and many are not PC. My aunt's nickname is 'gorda,'(fat), there's 'chino' for people who look Asian. My husband's nickname in Portuguese is something similar to 'blackie.' All his friends call him this. I had an uncle who called me 'negrita' when I was younger.
Oh good .... lol. Re 'gorda' (fat).... that had got to be my most cringe worthy comment. In Trinidad it is pretty common for Aunts or Older women to playfully make comments like "... hey girl ... you are looking good, but you looking like you are getting a little fat or your look like you are loosing some weight ". No hi ... how are you ... straight in with the digs... . I swear the older women in my family are evil lol. You get ripped/ critiqued about everything. I think being critical, mean or hurtful is a way the show rank ex keep you in line.
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:28 PM
 
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The history goes back farther than that, it goes back to the anti-Catholic movement in England. It was then brought to the Anericas. Anti-Catholic sentiments for example have always been present in US culture, it is a very anti-Catholic society.

Anything that is out of the WASP umbrella is unacceptable for KKK members.
Thank goodness I know this now. I was telling my husband if we even get lost in certain parts of the USA and we start seeing confederate flags ... if we people ask where he is from say Quebec for we get jumped( because he has an accident and does speak some French). Now I realize that might not make it any better .

The idea of someone hating me or me hating someone I never met just seems crazy. I don't get it... and I don't want to get it... but I guess it just something to be aware of when venturing outside of your regular roaming turf.

I use to date this Russian Jewish guy and this Isreali guy and in both cases when they found out my family is from Trinidad, but of significant Arab descent ... I sudden to them and their friends become " the Christian Arab Girl". It was totally odd to me how quickly I no longer become me ... and got shoved in to this classification. Also important to note neither of these guys were born in Canada and literally just moved to Canada less then 5 years from when I met them.

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Old 01-16-2017, 02:49 PM
 
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In the news today: Ku Klux Klan pamphlets distributed in east Abbotsford - British Columbia - CBC News
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:40 PM
 
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No I don't drink alcohol, but I think I have heard of it or have seen it. We have a bunch off different traditional holiday drinks made with rum in Trinidad. I had an uncle who was an alcoholic and a boy friend that use to get drunk a lot when I was a teenager so I actually get really uncomfortable around people when they are drinking so unless it is an ingredient in food I don't consume alcohol. Rum is a big deal in Trinidad. We had bottles and bottles of that stuff sitting around at home growing up. My parents don't drink, but they use to have a lot of guests/ parties and it is a social norm to offer guests rum or certain other types of alcohol usually consumed there.
Oh I see.. I drink but i'm responsible about it and rarely get drunk.. I do like my nightcaps though. I do completely understand where you are coming from though. I just though of my trini rum punch when I read your post. Whenever I visit a country I almost always sample the local drink(s). Whenever I am gifted a bottle from a place I haven't sampled I enjoy it.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:41 PM
 
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So it begins...
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Old 01-16-2017, 06:57 PM
 
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Oh I see.. I drink but i'm responsible about it and rarely get drunk.. I do like my nightcaps though. I do completely understand where you are coming from though. I just though of my trini rum punch when I read your post. Whenever I visit a country I almost always sample the local drink(s). Whenever I am gifted a bottle from a place I haven't sampled I enjoy it.
Also ... Alcohol typically has 7 kcal per gram ... and fat has 9 kcal per gram ... not that I am really holding back on my intake as much as I should, but if I am going to inhale a boat of calories in a small volume ... I want dessert, chocolate or a chicken wing ... ex something I can chew lol!
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:00 PM
 
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So it begins...
When had a recent increase of hate/ white power type posters being posted in certain pockets of the Toronto recently. It was on the news a few weeks ago. As quick as they were posted people were tearing them down.
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:04 PM
 
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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The Kan Kon Klan?
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