With recent news that Puerto Ricans are closest to the perfect physical specimen, lots of people want A lot of what makes us Puerto Rican is our heritage, rather than where we grew up. Here’s a few things that you should know if you grew up
#1. You’re Used to Views Like This.
If you’re Puerto Rican, chances are you’ve been on the island and seen this amazing views. To embrace Puerto Rican culture you certainly don’t have to be born on the island, but you definitely have to visit. There beauty and culture of Puerto Rico is unrivaled, and exploring it will only bring you closer with your heritage.
#2. Rice and Beans – Every Single Sunday.
Puerto Ricans like rice and beans, but contrary to popular belief they don’t eat it every single day. They just eat it every single Sunday. You can’t escape a Puerto Rican house on a Sunday without the risk of slipping into a food coma. Be sure to starve yourself beforehand and fast afterwards, because once you leave a Puerto Rican house on a Sunday, you’re done eating for the day.
#3. You Love Goya.
No explanation needed. No other company even tries to replace Goya because they know Goya holds a special place in the hearts of Puerto Rican’s. Need some flavor? Adobo. Need more flavor? Sofrito!
#4. You’re a Dominoes Champion.
Not an official champion, but you’re definitely the champion of your house. Puerto Ricans play dominoes a lot. You win sometimes, but then your grandpa wins and other times your crazy uncle wins. Either way, you played dominoes a lot. More than likely at least one family member has their shirt off while doing so, and for some reason you play outside on the lawn or in a garage somewhere.
#5. You Hear This Song at Every Single Party.
Suavemente. That’s right. This song comes on at every single Puerto Rican party at least twice. You know it, you know how to dance to it, and you know how to sing it. You know you’re Puerto Rican if the first thing you do when Suavemente comes on is look for someone to swing around wildly.