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Happy Independence Day My Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago is a tiny twin republic isle obliquely opposite Venezuela. Our Twin Isle starts off the Caribbean Islands that are sprinkled around the Caribbean Sea.

Trinidad and Tobago like me is a virtual melting pot of peoples and culture. Black, White, Chinese, Indian, Spanish or French. Our lives have been beautifully enriched by all the many views.

For most of my life it didn’t matter what my ethnic heritage was made up of ( of which I have many influences), because no matter what I was a Trinidadian or a Trini as we affectionately call ourselves. And a Trini I am and will always be no matter what politician wants to say about Indo- Trinibagonian or Afro Trinibagonanian.

So on this day of 45 years of  Independence I want us to focus on the beauty:

of our people– Of which we have had two Miss Universes and two Miss World. The beauty, the personality, the warmth.

of our music– we can still applaud ourselves for creating the only new instrument in the 21st century in the form of the steelpan. Calypso and Soca is just plain invigorating

of our sport– after a ten year delay we made it to the Football World Cup and our Soca Warriors made us proud!! We have a world record breaking cricket batsmen in Brian Lara

of our Carnival– it is the best!! Enough said!!

of our land– it is as beautiful and varied as it’s people.

of our food– sigh!! Doubles, roti, pelau (chicken and peas and rice) oildown, dumplings, and yes even chinese food taste different/better.

 

So yes I am biased because I am Trini, but then again I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Happy Independence Day Trinidad and Tobago.

 

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8 thoughts on “Happy Independence Day My Trinidad and Tobago

  1. G,
     
    Your blogs are always interesting and enjoyable… but for an information junkie (me)… I was so enjoying learning about the history and culture of Trinidad from your perspective.  I do wish you, and your country, "Happy Independence Day Trinidad and Tobago!  The steel drums are so melodic and upbeat.  Your country has such beauty, and I do love diversities of people and how, when they unite, bring something special to a country.  Hope you, and your dear family, have a great Birthday weekend!  Love and hugs,
     
    Beth

  2. whoot whoot…. 
    *~* :o) smiles are contagious… :o) so pass one on … :o) soon the whole world will be smiling… :o) *~*

  3.  Happy Independence Day!!!!!
    I think it\’s so wonderful when I read how you and others are loyal to their heritage. If that\’s the correct word to use?? At times I find it is lost for many who live here. Not that they aren\’t loyal perse, but that they truly do not feel it deep down, everyday, not just July 4th or Memorial Day, etc. We tend to forget what we should value more then our material things….our Freedom!
    I thought about you during "Dean"……never was able to get here to check on you, but I was watching on The Weather Channel and at some point I remember thinking that you did not get as much as was thought. Glad to know you are okay and "back to normal" or as normal as you can be! 🙂
    Be well,
    Colleen

  4. What a great entry.
     
    Cheers,
    BH 

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