Honestly, growing up Latino in any way is the best. For real. The music, food, family and knowing another language — what’s not to love about being Latino? But, of course, there are just some things that only people of a certain nationality understand and relate to. Take Colombians, for example. They enjoy all the above-mentioned awesomeness of being Latino, but there are just some things only fellow Colombians will understand:
If you’re Colombian, you definitely know about this Colombian reality show.
Watching El Desafio with the whole family. #GrowingUpColombian
— Mel (@_MelaanyT) July 6, 2016
It’s like “Survivor” but Colombian, so… better.
And nothing is as satisfying as some Frisby‘s chicken, amirite?
#GrowingUpColombian Frisby is still better than Popeyes… ??
— Shorty (@scarlettvan__) July 11, 2016
You just can’t say no to some mouthwatering salchipapas, or basically anything covered in papitas.
— G (@gabycaballero11) July 5, 2016
Not to mention all the other non-basic Colombian snacks.
You are taught from a young age that manners are never too formal.
Having to say " Señora" or "Señor" after everything when speaking to Adults
— Janell (@J_Elizabethxo) July 4, 2016
You literally can’t even understand the Goya obsession.
#growingupcolombian knowing dam well that Pony Malta is way better than Malta Goya
— Pedro Berrio (@voteforpedro92) July 6, 2016
Bon Bon Bums are the three most beautiful words ever strung together.
— D. (@MateeoCo) July 5, 2016
Seriously. There are just about the best damn candy on the planet. #SorryNotSorry
Sadly, ignorant people always assume you are in some way connected to a drug cartel.
everyone using "drug dealer" as an insult ? #growingupcolombian
— mariana cr7 (@larrycienta) July 6, 2016
But, like, do you really think a Colombian would tell you if they were?
And you have to always explain that the Colombian accent in the movies is from a very specific region in Colombia.
— marianaaa (@maricastillo17_) July 5, 2016
It’s like people being surprised you don’t sound like Tim McGraw even though you grew up in Boston.
Arepas and caldo don’t know a season, and it’s for good reason.
#GrowingUpColombian having arepa con caldo when it's 90 degrees out.
— Sophia Isabel (@sophi11g14) July 5, 2016
— Drippy (@JohanCR70913) July 5, 2016
Joe Arroyo knows how to get a party started!
This phrase that literally sums up your life.
When you cough and someone screams at you "bote que no es compota parce" #GrowingUpColombian
— weird colombian -8m (@malparegui) July 4, 2016
And, lastly, having to explain to other Latinos just what makes your food different (and better) than theirs.
#growingupcolombian theres patacones instead of tostones.
— gewels (@gewelsirizarry) July 11, 2016
But, in the end, we are all Latino with some of the richest culture in the world. ¡Viva Latinos!