Apart from the fact that you always have a house to stay in when visiting Goa, your Goan roommate brings many blessings into your life. Everything is chill for a Goan, as they don’t like to worry a lot. Here’s what it’s like to be living with a Goan roommate –
1. Alcohol, always
Cheap booze is one of the many privileges Goans enjoy. When they shift to any other place, paying so much money for alcohol kills them. They start regretting their decision of moving away and keep telling you stories about how everything is so chill in Goa. Your retirement plan has shifted to Goa because of all these stories they keep telling you, and especially because of cheap alcohol that you can buy all the time.
2. Love for Football
If Football originated in India, it surely would have been from the Goans. Your Goan roommate will never wake up at 5 in the morning to go to work, but will be ready at 4 for a 5 o’clock game. He/she has already introduced you the game and now you both just roam around the apartment juggling stuff with your legs. They have made you watch countless matches and now you’re a part of the football fandom.
There’s a reason why when every time someone thinks of a vacation or celebration, the very first place that comes to mind is Goa. Be it Christmas, New Years or no festival at all, people in Goa always love celebrating something or the other. A Goan believes that every day is a celebration, so you often find them coming home with red wine when there’s absolutely nothing good about that day. They don’t need a reason to get crazy and festive.
4. Goan Food
Blessed with some amazing dishes that would make anyone crazy, the Goan cuisine is a paradise for every seafood lover. Heavily influenced by the Portuguese, the seafood includes pomfret, shark, tuna, mackerel, crabs, prawns, tiger prawns, lobster, squid and mussels. Goan Prawn Curry is to die for, and if your roommate is a good cook, you already know what it tastes like. The best part about having a Goan roommate is that they never say no to cooking you scrumptious meals.
‘What men’ is not something you’ll only hear in Bandra. This dialect originally comes from Goa. Whatever the question may be, the answer of a Goan will always end in ‘men’. It gets even more funny when they speak in Hindi, as it sounds like a three year old is trying to learn the language. You always make fun of the way they pronounce words but they being the sweethearts that they are, never say anything back.
As established before, Goans are the most chilled out people in the country. They’re peace loving people who are too busy celebrating things that they don’t really have time for anything else. You will always have a blast when they are around but you do need to get away from them when it’s about alcohol. Being born and brought up in Goa, they have capacities you can’t match. So don’t try to be them.
Aye what are you saying men?