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15 Things That Remind You Of Your Polynesian Childhood

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1. When you woke up to old school island music, you knew it was time to clean the house

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And you knew you had to get up before your mom grabbed the slipper

2. You lost track of how many cousins you have

But lets be real, each and every one of them is more like a sibling than a cousin.
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But lets be real, each and every one of them is more like a sibling than a cousin.

3. Your family went all out with the leis for graduations

Everyone was always amazed at how many we fit around the neck but your family was just like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Everyone was always amazed at how many we fit around the neck but your family was just like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

4. There are so many cousins, your aunties and uncles always mixed up your names

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But you guys are used to it by now. But its still annoying.

5. You ate a lot of these growing up:

Cheese flavor for life, the chicken flavor was disgusting
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Cheese flavor for life, the chicken flavor was disgusting

6. Your mom wouldn't let you go outside to play until you had your lines for White Sunday down perfectly

And you did not want to experience her wrath if you messed up your lines in church.
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And you did not want to experience her wrath if you messed up your lines in church.

7. And when your mom caught you and your cousin messing around during prayer, it was game over

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And you better believe your mom told your cousin's mom too

8. You got freaked out when your grandma tells you about old island superstitions

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I'm never whistling at night ever again.

9. THIS MOVIE WAS EVERYTHING

And you still know every line. And still hate Uncle Bully.
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And you still know every line. And still hate Uncle Bully.

10. You felt like the flyest girl at family functions when you showed up wearing your new puletasi

Shoutout to every island girl out there, Samoan, Tongan, Tahitian, Fijian, Hawaiian, Maori, Guamanian, you all are fly
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Shoutout to every island girl out there, Samoan, Tongan, Tahitian, Fijian, Hawaiian, Maori, Guamanian, you all are fly

11. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner:

ALWAYS.
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ALWAYS.

12. But it was always a treat when someone made cocoa rice

I pray for everyone who has never tasted the deliciousness of cocoa rice. Ya'll don't know what you're missing.
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I pray for everyone who has never tasted the deliciousness of cocoa rice. Ya'll don't know what you're missing.

13. Your family took over the Chinese buffets at least once a month

And the owners knew you all quite well.
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And the owners knew you all quite well.

14. You were always shocked when you realized most people don't know any Polynesian Islands

Like...foreal?
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Like...foreal?

15. But you'll always be proud of your Polynesian culture

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