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My name is Eric Julien and I met
my Bajan wife on the Internet.
I lived in La Brea all my life, up
until when I moved to Barbados in
2012. I had a good reason for mov-
ing: getting married to a Bajan in
2010! It was a bit tricky in the begin-
ning, all the hurdles, which I m still
jumping through. But I like the place
and am trying to make it work.
I m a Seventh Day Adventist. I
think I m both religious and spir-
itual. I accept Seventh Day doctrine.
I take what I believe on faith.
I met Kim online. I saw her pro-
file [on Carib Singles Web site] and,
by her statements, she seemed to
be a no-nonsense kind of person.
I had to come up with a witty opening.
So I said, "Greetings, Positive Person."
She went for that, big time.
Going to meet Kim in Barbados
was a big first for me because it
was the first time EVER on an air-
craft in my 41 years of living!
Which I achieved thanks to the US
embassy in Port-of-Spain. They
refused my application for a visa: I was
divorced, didn t own a house or car.
They felt, if they let me in, I would be
hiding in Brooklyn all now. People might
think that half of Trinidad is in Brooklyn
but half my own siblings are really
there. I m the third of four and the two
eldest have lived in America for the
last 26 years.
It wasn t frightening to go on a
plane for the first time as a grown
man. It was more of a childlike
excitement. When the plane started
taxiing and turned to takeoff, it was,
and still is, for me, one of the most
exciting moments in life. The night
before I leave on a flight, it s hard to
sleep, I m looking forward to it so much!
Kim came to Grantley Adams air-
port to pick me up. Walking out
there and seeing her for the first
time is something I will never for-
get. I knew, from that moment,
"Yeah... This is THE ONE." She took
me to Miami Beach, one of the prettiest
beaches I ve ever seen, to take in the
sunset. The whole thing of being in
the presence of this person in that set-
We had our first quarrel the day
I was to leave, after about six days.
Have love, will travel
It was over a phone call I took, trying to show
restraint with the person on the other end of
the line, [she] felt I was being secretive. But it
was really somebody wanting to get up in my business
that I didn t want to put on the wadjang behaviour.
We got married in 2010 in Barbados at a hotel
that s now closed down. But I don t think of that
as a bad omen, just an economic fact of life on an
island where the whole tourism product fluctuates.
One of the things that made me fall for Bar-
bados was a Sunday trip we took to Speight-
stown. From the time I drove through there, I
saw, in my mind, a movie happening. It just had
that look. And that is something that has been in
me since: I must do something visually with that.
I will make a movie out of that, somehow.
I miss my friends from Trinidad. Maybe it s
because of the community I grew up in but all
those guys are like my parents other children.
Everybody call my parents "Mom" and "Dad." A lot
of them belong to the same religion as myself.
You don t look over your shoulder all the
time in Barbados. But I never felt any fear in
moving around Trinidad. I don t drive so there
were a lot of times I will have to travel at nighttime
with my big bag of videography equipment. From
Maraval to Port-of-Spain to La Brea. When people
in Barbados say somewhere is "too far," I just laugh.
The best part of meeting my wife online was
the whole idea of being able to connect with
somebody who I never-ever met in life and in
a whole other country to the one I grew up in.
Prior to that, the furthest off of Trinidad I had been
was Tobago; and that was by boat.
A Trini is a friendly, laidback person who just
I am still largely connected to T&T. It will
always be a part of me, because the larger portion
of my life was spent there.
Read a longer version of this feature at
Eric Julien will always be connected to T&T.
TRINI TO D BONE
As Told to BC Pires
A flock of pelicans
follow a fishing
hoping to catch a
free meal on
KRISTIAN DE SILVA
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