Hey, since we are Family, how about we write short facts/interest of our places?πŸ˜ƒπŸ’

Let’s know ourselves even more! You live in a particular place in the world, how about you share some interesting facts about your place. πŸ˜ƒ

You know, your culture, food, way of life, etc.

I shared mine weeks back, you can check out MY YORUBA CULTURE. That’s everything you need to know about my place. πŸ˜ƒ

What’s yours? Just some short facts and gist. Let’s go πŸš€

Please Drop some facts about your place in the comment section πŸ’πŸ”₯

But here are a few questions that you can answer. Answer all or anyπŸ’

  • What’s your favorite local food?
  • What dance is famous In your place and how do your people dance it?
  • Do you have a famous game? Like games played among kids or something?
  • What is your culture known for around the world?
  • Why do you love your culture, country or place?πŸ˜ƒ

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54 thoughts on “Hey, since we are Family, how about we write short facts/interest of our places?πŸ˜ƒπŸ’

  1. Favorite local food: extremely difficult. India must have a million dishes and a million ways to make each one of them. But I guess I will go with paneer. Paneer is a bit like cottage cheese, but quite different. It is made from milk. It is dipped in a liquid mixture of spices and other stuff. I am sorry can’t describe properly. Maybe you can search for it online.
    2) Dance: india has hundreds of classical dances. Some of the most famous are: Garba, Bhangra, Odissi, Bharatnatiyam, kathak, kathakali, ghoomar, gidda, and many more.
    3) there are many famous games made in india. Example: chess, carrom, ludo, snake and ladders, cards, polo, kho-kho, kabaddi, dice and many more. Also India has many traditional martial arts like kalaripayattu.
    4) I am not sure what my culture is known for worldwide. People from other nations will know better.

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    1. Wow! πŸ˜ƒ

      I’m very very very X10 happy with your response.

      I didn’t t know that chess, snakes and ladders, ludo are also played in India πŸ˜…

      Wow, I love the ludo so much and I can play it quite well, I’m sure I’m going to win you when we play πŸ€ͺ

      As for the dances, I watch a lot of Bollywood movies and I’m always fascinated with the dances. Like there must be dance in a movie πŸ˜… but it makes it unique anyways.

      Your culture is know for its unique way of life: food, dances and overall, the entertainment industry πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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      1. Chess Ludo and Snake and Ladders are not just played, but were invented in India.
        Bollywood dances are senseless. They are nit our traditional dances. Dances in movie are mostly for humour.
        Nice interacting with you!

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      2. Wow, I didn’t know they were invented in India, now I know πŸ˜‡

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so you aren’t a fan of Bollywood movies?πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

        I understand your point also. Just for the humor

        Nice interacting with you also 😌

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      3. πŸ˜…ohhhh

        The movies is alright. And funny also. It’s about a man taking revenge of some people for making him an orphan. But it’s very nice.

        What is your best Bollywood movie? Like the one you can recommend for me?πŸ˜ƒ

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      4. There are many great bollywood movies. If I was to recommend some:
        1) 3 idiots
        2) Baby
        3) PK
        4) bhaag milkha bhaag
        5)chak de india
        6) Uri: the surgical strike
        7)lagaan
        8) zindagi na milegi dobara
        9)bajrangi bhaijaan
        10) My name is Khan

        All of these are great. There are many more awesome movies, but can’t remember.
        I recommend all of these.

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  2. 5) why do I love my culture?
    Because it is ancient, evergreen and inclusive. A thousand different ideologies and sects are immersed in it, and united by it.

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  3. Favorite local food: I’m gonna have to say my mom’s home cooking.
    Famous dance: Well, I live in America and, as far as I know, we don’t dance much. Sometimes my friends and family will come together for barn dances and what not. I love dancing!
    Famous game: Again, another hard one to answer. I don’t know that we have one. I like playing chess and parcheesi with my siblings though.
    Why I love my country: This is where I live. It’s “the land of opportunity” It’s also one of the wealthier countries from what I understand. But when I heard that, we didn’t have this whole Coronavirus thing going on! Lol

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    1. Wow 🀩

      You have really really enlightened me😊

      I love this so much.

      From the American movies i’v watched, you guys don’t really dance much πŸ˜…

      You must know how to play the chess game. Yeah. America is actually the land of opportunities, guess that’s why people visit there with the mind of settling down.

      Thanks so much. You’ve really made me enlightened. πŸ’πŸ’πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

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    1. πŸ˜ƒ

      That’s great. It’s a great feeling trying out different foods. Seafood πŸ˜ƒthat’s a nice choice, in my side over here, we don’t get to eat much seafoods, but I can always go out and try some

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  4. Local food: Really can’t choose… There’s so much! Pav bhaji, dhansak, bhindi masala… They’re all awesome!
    Dance: Bhangra, garba, kathakali etc…
    Games: Gilli danda, khokho, kabbadi…
    Known for: Food!
    Love: It’s got really rich traditions which I am fond of!

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      1. You’re welcome!
        I really love garba, but I can’t do bhangra…
        Yeah! I can do a few basic garba routines!
        How about you? W

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      2. You’re welcome!
        I lovelovelove the garba dances- especially because we get to wear jewellery and ghagras!
        I can do some basic garba routines, and I’m also okay-ish at dandiya!
        How about you? What’s your favorite dance from your native culture?

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      3. That’s nice.

        You know what?

        I will go on YouTube now, and check out the Garba dances. I will try to do it and when I’m perfect, I might send the video to the blogπŸ˜‚

        In my native culture, I think it’s the Yoruba dance, we bend down so low and come up back, we shake our waist to follow the rhythm of the song.

        We have native drums that speak!

        Yeah! We call it the talking drums. You can check internet to watch how they play it😊

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  5. Hi Vincent.
    The way you interact with people is really appreciated. Yeah I have gone through your culture blogs.
    I am from India, specifically Rajasthan. As you know India has a diverse culture and places. But moreover according to your questions, Rajasthan has a special particular food called Dal bati churma. I will mail you all details. It’s famous for folk dance called Ghoomer.
    All cultures are rich in its own way but I like about Rajasthan the most is the royal culture and Colourful culture and traditions.
    It’s really great to share more with you.
    Stay blessed. You are really a good and wonderful blogger.
    Regards

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    1. Wow 🀩 thanks so much Neha

      I’m very happy to know all these facts!
      I will definitely try out the Dal Bati ChurmaπŸ˜‹

      Thanks for the compliments also. With what you’ve said, I must visit India one day. Very soon and I will see all these for myself πŸ₯°

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      1. The pleasure is all mine dear πŸ˜‡ ❀️!! Yeah you are most welcome here with wide arms and much regards. πŸ™πŸ™ I am glad to know you more and much excited when you try that food out.😜. Stay blessed πŸ’ πŸ’

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  6. Oh my goodness! So difficult to describe for my country. There are a few blog posts in it. LOL!

    We’re so multi-cultural that it really depends on who you ask, and for which era.
    My country has eleven different official languages – and with each of those, you have different cultures, who have different ‘tribal’ favourites. I know it sounds a bit ridiculous, but it’s true. πŸ˜‰

    Some of my favourite foods are based on some of the different ‘tribes’….

    The Afrikaans people make a ‘koeksister’, as a sweet treat. From Wikipedia : ”A koeksister /ˈkʊksΙͺstΙ™/ is a traditional Afrikaner confectionery made of fried dough infused in syrup or honey. … Koeksisters are prepared by frying plaited dough strips in oil, then submersing the hot fried dough into ice cold sugar syrup.”

    The area I grew up in has the Xhosa African tribe. One of my favourite dishes… and it’s always WAY better when a Xhosa person makes is for me, is Samp and Beans – it’s traditional name is Umngqusho. Wikipedia again : ”Made of stamp mielies (samp) with sugar beans, butter, onions, potatoes, chillies and lemons, made to simmer.”
    Served with salt, and lots of butter, it is truly delicious. Interestingly enough, it was our late president, Nelson Mandela’s favourite meal!

    As South Africans, we LOVE to braai!
    ”Wikipedia : The word braaivleis (English: /ˈbraΙͺfleΙͺs/; Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈbrɑːiflΙ™is]) is Afrikaans for grilled meat. The word braai (plural braais) is Afrikaans for barbecue or grill and is a social custom in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi. The term originated with the Afrikaans-speaking people,[1] but has since been adopted by South Africans of many ethnic backgrounds. The word vleis is Afrikaans for meat.”
    The difference is that we usually do it by burning real wood to make the coals on which to braai our meat.
    So when someone here invites you to ‘come and burn wood’ – they’re inviting you to braai πŸ˜‰
    It’s also sometimes referred to as a ‘tjop and dop’. Both are Afrikaans words – tjop means chop; dop means alcohol.
    Because the Afrikaans people love their braai with beer or brandy! πŸ˜‰

    See? Way too much to tell you πŸ˜› So I’ll stop now! πŸ˜‰ Thank you for this wonderfully interesting post! ❀
    (loved reading about the Yoruba culture!)

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    1. πŸ˜ƒ wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Immediately I saw you comment, I readjusted myself because I knew I would enjoy it so much. Thanks a lot.

      Hmmm, I think I will try out the β€œSamp and Beans” too

      I would love to see it also.

      Braai!!! You’ve made me want to search for this food. So if someone tells me to come burn wood, I know something sweet and delicious πŸ˜‹ is coming.

      And seeing that you placed more emphasis on the food aspect, you really must like food a lot πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ especially the Braai

      You’ve explained well and I’m happy. The other members of the family that would read this will be so much excited and happy, I know.

      You are welcome. I will come visit South Africa one day, and you will personally prepare a very delicious food for me. Preferably the braai πŸ₯°

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    1. Wow!!πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—Semovita πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I like it, but not too much. I prefer lafun and Gbegiri πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚my favorite.

      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚we the Yoruba geng ☝️

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