18 Things That Will Make You Feel More Colombian Than Ever

18 Things That Will Make You Feel More Colombian Than Ever

"And then God said, 'Let there be sexy people!' so he made Colombians"
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I grew up in one of the most Colombian families you will ever meet in your life and I would not trade them for anything in the world. I think the reason for them holding on to their Colombian roots so tightly is the fact that not all of us can go back. At times it may feel as if we are holding on to a thread but it's the little things that really remind us of where we all came from. Here are just a few that will make you feel the most Colombian you have ever felt (even if you really aren't).

1. Coffee... Coffee... and more coffee



It is rare for everyone to be home all at once in a day but when we are, we make coffee at least four times. And yes, we can still take our naps.

2. Your eye twitches a bit when people type Columbia instead of Colombia


*shivers* I need more coffee.

3. Every single picture of James that ever existed.


And let's all take a moment of silence and remember when he cried after Colombia vs. Brazil in the 2014 World Cup.

4. The smell of fresh pandebono


So cheesy and comforting...

5. Hearing someone else speak with a Colombian accent


I cannot even begin to explain how giddy my mom feels when she hears another Colombian person talking in public. It's like they've known each other for years and share the same struggles.

6. The amount of curse words that came to mind when Miss Colombia was dethroned.


It's alright. We were all thinking the same words.

7. The joy and excitement you feel when Colombian soccer fans take over the streets with flags and trumpets whether we win or lose.


8. When you point at something with your lips instead of your finger


You learn something new every day.

9. The intro to "No Le Pegue A La Negra"


10. Whether you have period cramps or a cold, aguapanela is the cure


(and if you're feeling extra Colombian, you add some Colombian cheese inside)

11. Watching relatives unravel bags of Bon Bon Bum, Jet, Quipitos, Manimoto, Frunas, Nucitas, Chocoramo, and last but not least, Supercoco


12. Empanada grease running through your veins

If you don't know what these are, you and I are gonna have problems.

13. Eating all your meals with Arepa on the side


Seriously, every meal.

14. Maluma


Enough said.

15. At one point, this was your go-to bag (or maybe it still is)


16. Always responding to your mom with "señora?" because you knew your life would be in danger if you didn't


17. Hearing "pongase las pilas" (put on your batteries)

18. When someone says Colombian women are the best


My all-time favorite meme.

Cover Image Credit: http://www.oneworld365.org/category/volunteer/colombia

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.
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Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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20 Reasons Pugs Are Scientifically Proven To Be The Best Kind Of Dogs

You just can't say no to that cute little face.

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Pugs. They're kind of a polarizing breed: you either love them or you hate them. Those of us who adore the breed know they are truly one-of-a-kind.

It's always important to do your research to find the best breed for you, but are here 20 reasons why pugs are beloved by so many people around the world.

1. They are so full of love

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This guy is living the dream.

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2. They're stubborn and sassy

So much sass in a tiny body.

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3. Pugs are playful

I'm gonna get you!

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4. Pugs are loyal to their family

You have each other's back.

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5. They don't mind you being in their personal space

remember to give those face wrinkles some TLC!

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Head scratches are always welcome!

6. They are so laidback

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7. They have the best puppy dog eyes

so precious

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They're the reason the phrase 'puppy dog eyes' was created.

8. Their curly tails are super wiggly

this is 100% my reaction

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I love seeing a happy, tail-wagging pug.

9. They usually get along with other dogs just fine

English bulldog and pug

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10. ... and cats

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Usually the cat is the dominant one in the relationship.

11. ... and kids

12. ....even babies!

so much cuteness

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Just make sure to always supervise both parties.

13. They can be your snuggle buddy on a lazy day

R&R

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14. They can also be athletic

Brandy hangs 10

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Go follow Brandy the Pug on Instagram, now.

15. Though sometimes you might need to carry them back after a walk

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16. They are the OG masters of the head tilt

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17. They're in a bunch of different movies because they are so versatile

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Men in Black, Milo & Otis, and Kingsman; to name a few.

18. They make us laugh

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19. They look adorable in costumes

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20. They think they're tougher than they really are

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Simply put, pugs are the best!

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