And being named after your papi's favorite cigars.
It's getting diamonds pierced in you ears at five days,
Wearing Royal Violets perfume everyday until age 15,
And throwing a 15th birthday party that cost your parents
more than your first car.
It's loving Marti and hating Castro.
Lighting candles at mass for La Caridad and Celia Cruz.
It's having to kiss every Cuban cheek like you're related.
It's looking European, but feeling Caribbean,
And seething inside while smiling politely when someone asks if you're Puerto Rican.
It's having black beans and plantains with every meal.
Meals at every party, parties for any occasion.
It's serving your skinny uncle piles of lechon on Nochebuena,
While your three hundred pound aunt sips at a mojito.
It's learning to dance salsa from your papi or your abuelito,
And knowing the difference between a guajira and a guaracha.
It's loving the hot, humid air of Miami, and hating hurricanes.
Drinking cortaditos and dealing with chaperones.
It's talking too fast in English and running your words together in Spanish. And being madly in love...
With a restless island you haven't seen in many many many years.
Everyone Else: YO, sweet, lets hit em!
We talk loud and sometimes are annoying, but people love us anyways. we love our family and always have food to offer.
Their abuelitas always feed them, even if they are 1000 pounds.
Cubans are white, black, mulato, and chinese.
Cubans ALWAYS have the best food (croquettas, picadillo, carne con papa, abondigas, etc.) and their bread is the SHITT.
Most Cuban men/guys are cocky and arrogant, and even being a Cuban, i admit it. The old men usually talk loud and say "OYE" with a nasaly voice.
About 90% of miami is made up of cubans, but not all came from little banana boats. (my family came on a plane)
Alot of cubans own farmacias, and live in Hialeah.
Person: STOP YELLING !
Cuban: I'm not this is my whisper!
Person: oh well i'm not hungry
Cuban: ok i'll feed you anyways.