As a Colombian myself, I can say that most of us have these tendencies…
We wear yellow soccer shirts to any social event.
Because it’s the color of the soccer team’s jersey, we wear it proudly regardless of the situation.
We ask for tintico over capuccino ALL the time.
Colombians need their version of cafecito to perform basic functions.
We’ll eat anything.
As long as it comes with arepa.
Most of us refer to everyone by parce, like our friends…
And those we wish were our friends.
Es de confianza.
We drink “guaro” and “pola.”
Aguardiente and Colombian beer are now found in all major U.S. cities. Thank goodness.
We all know at least one vallenato.
Even if we actually don’t like that kind of music.
We’re amazing at spelling.
We know “Columbia” is not a country.
We die for arequipe and bocadillo.
Offering them as dulce de leche and guaba would get a look of honest confusion.
We don’t confuse paila for a frying pan.
It’s the very Colombian way of seeing things are far from ok.