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    Question Do You Struggle with Your Cultural Identity

    being West Indian and living outside of the West Indies?
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    do you?
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    depends on what "west indian" means

    the individual does not struggle with identity I presume

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    im phasing between Jamaican and Dominica

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    Why would anyone struggle? Some ppl go out of their way to distance themselves from that identity and others hold proud no matter where they live. Its a personal choice, dunno see why anyone would have to struggle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Peachesss View Post
    do you?
    no im solid as far my identity as a Trinbagonian is concerned.......I fully embrace and love my culture.......I do however feel a certain level of disconnect when I am back home......
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    [QUOTE=Picong;3236993]no im solid as far my identity as a Trinbagonian is concerned.......I fully embrace and love my culture.......I do however feel a certain level of disconnect when I am back home......[/QUOTE]

    Oh i now get what yuh really asking. At least you do realize it, many don't and feel like they are no different from someone living there..and I've heard many "locals" complain about how much that pisses them off...esp when expats want to act like they have all the answers to every problem in the country and will argue down someone who is living there.
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    No I do not..... I just miss being in a location where I can find people and things I can identify with on a cultural level.
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    [QUOTE=BacchanalDiva;3237111]
    Quote Originally Posted by Picong View Post
    no im solid as far my identity as a Trinbagonian is concerned.......I fully embrace and love my culture.......I do however feel a certain level of disconnect when I am back home......[/QUOTE]

    Oh i now get what yuh really asking. At least you do realize it, many don't and feel like they are no different from someone living there..and I've heard many "locals" complain about how much that pisses them off...esp when expats want to act like they have all the answers to every problem in the country and will argue down someone who is living there.
    Its quite the opposite for me.......there generally isnt a conversation I cannot have and fully knowledgeable on as far as the going ons in TnT........as far as some of the locals feeling the expatriates having ALL the answers.....the reality is there are expatriates who have educated themselves to the point that they do have a lot of remedies to the problems in TnT..............some of us have better methods of solving some of the problems that they splurging money on foreign consultants who dont understand all of the dynamics of TnT........the disconnect I feel at home at times seems to be on a more grassroot and social interaction level........its mostly from my conditioning in the US these past few years I believe
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    [QUOTE=Picong;3238420]
    Quote Originally Posted by BacchanalDiva View Post
    Its quite the opposite for me.......there generally isnt a conversation I cannot have and fully knowledgeable on as far as the going ons in TnT........as far as some of the locals feeling the expatriates having ALL the answers.....the reality is there are expatriates who have educated themselves to the point that they do have a lot of remedies to the problems in TnT..............some of us have better methods of solving some of the problems that they splurging money on foreign consultants who dont understand all of the dynamics of TnT........the disconnect I feel at home at times seems to be on a more grassroot and social interaction level........its mostly from my conditioning in the US these past few years I believe
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    [QUOTE=Picong;3238420]
    Quote Originally Posted by BacchanalDiva View Post
    Its quite the opposite for me.......there generally isnt a conversation I cannot have and fully knowledgeable on as far as the going ons in TnT........as far as some of the locals feeling the expatriates having ALL the answers.....the reality is there are expatriates who have educated themselves to the point that they do have a lot of remedies to the problems in TnT..............some of us have better methods of solving some of the problems that they splurging money on foreign consultants who dont understand all of the dynamics of TnT........the disconnect I feel at home at times seems to be on a more grassroot and social interaction level........its mostly from my conditioning in the US these past few years I believe
    in other words you look at some of the things they do and wonder why the hell they so backwards? (no insult to the Trinis) I do that quite often. You see some behaviors that you used to engage in yourself and now when you go back you realize that the behaviour in question is kinda.....i dunno ridiculous?

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    i am always struggling. im not sure if im trini, jamaican or a yankee. the jamaicans call me a yankee, the trinis call me a jamaican, the yankees call me a trini

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    personally i dont...but when i am not in trini ppl always think i am bajan or jamaican, an i find myself being overly trini jus to mek sure ppl kno where i from...lol...
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