I was ecstatic when four mariachi singers came over to our table, especially when my friends went back to the buffet and it was my own private serendade. Just as I was singing along to their rendition of ‘Something Stupid', I take a giant slather of prosciutto and scoop up a huge blob of guacamole…or what I think is guacamole. As the happy men in coordinated colourful checked shirts reach the line of ‘by saying something stupid like I love you’, steam begins to blow out of my ears. I grab my napkin to spit this ghastly stuff out with the smiling, singing men staring straight at me. It was not guacamole, but wasabi!
Earlier on we had finally become enlightened on the meaning of the word 'Dushi' which is feautured and heard heavily all over the island. Dushi is a common word in Papiamento (the local language of the ABC islands) which can be used to mean sweetheart, babe, sexy or generally used to describe anything that is good in the world. On this night in our Caribbeanchic outfits we certainly were Dushi and lapped it up every time one of our fellow partygoers decide to refer it to us. 'From now on', said Lauren, 'we will only answer to Dushi'.