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6.9.06

GRR!!!

GRR! I HAVE NOTHING MUCH TO SAY ONLINE SINCE OF LATE. MY HOMEY REYNALDO WAS ASKING ME WHEN AM I GONNA UPDATE THIS THING.

I AM JUST WRITING POEMS ON MY MOBILE PHONE CUZ I HAVE NO CABLE TO WATCH AS YET. I AM SO NOT INTERESTED IN WATCHING SCOOBY DOO AND FLINTSTONES IN SPANISH ON THE LOCAL CHANNELS. IT SOUNDS SO FUCKED UP!! NOT TO MENTION THOSE MEXICAN SOAP OPERAS. THEY ARE SO EMOTIONAL . LOL.

SO I AWAIT THE FIRST DAY OF UNIVERSITY. CALL IN DI CORONERS CUZ SUM1 IS GONNA DIE!! AND IT WON'T BE ME...UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN...ANSWER ONLY THE QUESTIONS THAT YOUR HEART TELLS U TO.

AS MARYANNE WOULD SAY: PAZ AFUERA!!

22.8.06

DARK ANGEL, GAIA, PARIS HILTON... WHO MUST WE ADMIRE?

MAN HOW I WISH I WAS LIKE DARK ANGEL! MAX KICKED ASS!! THE CHARACTER REMINDED ME OF GAIA FROM ONE OF MY FAVOURITE READS 'FEARLESS'. GAIA WAS BORN WITHOUT THE FEAR GENE. NOT SURE IF SUCH A THING EXISTS. SHE WAS ON THE ANTISOCIAL, OUTCAST SIDE YET SHE GAVE HER LIFE TO HELPING PEOPLE. A TRUE HUMANITARIAN I TELL YA.

YEAH I KNOW IT IS ALL FICTION PEOPLE, BUT IT IS BEST IF I ADMIRE FEMALE CHARACTERS WHO KICK THE ASS OUT OF SCUM BAGS AND SAVE THE DAY, THAN IDOLIZING PARIS HILTON ('THAT'S HOT' BY THE WAY, LOL). MAX AND GAIA ARE MORE REALISTIC THAN PARIS ANYDAY. (TONY BLAIR? IS HE LIKE YOUR PRESIDENT?).... MUST ADMIT PARIS IS A GUILTY PLEASURE. SHE MAKES ME FEEL BETTER ABOUT MYSELF EVERYTIME SHE SPEAKS. SCREW THE MONEY AND FAME AND GIVE ME THE SENSIBILITY TO KNOW THAT WALMART DOES NOT SELL WALLS.

HEY A GREAT SHOW LIKE 'DARK ANGEL' GOT CANCELLED. HEARD IT'S SYNDICATED ON THE SCI FI CHANNEL BUT UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE NO ACCESS TO IT IN MEXICO. I KNEW THAT CHICK WAS GONNA BLOW UP SINCE THE DAYS OF 'IDLE HANDS'. IF Y'ALL DON'T REMEMBER HER FROM THEN, Y'ALL AIN'T TRUE SUPPORTERS.


19.8.06

RECOMMENDED PLACES TO EAT IN TAXCO

CAFE SASHA'S - chow mein is my fave. Also available: hamburgers, pizza, tortas, chicken, salads, pies. Good food, chill atmosphere, funky music, funky decor, great service. Kitchen is small so the food can takes some time to be prepared, but it is well worth the wait. Also great for knocking back a few drinks with your amigos without all the noise of a club or bar.

TACOS NEAR PARQUE GUERRERO - Have no idea what the correct name is. They start serving tacos al pastor (pork) at 7pm to 12am seven days a week. Cool people and the damn tacos are just delicious. Accompany it with a bottle of Caribe and ya good to go. Shout out to Melissa, Reynaldo and Raz for taking me there.

POZOLERIA TIA CALLA - Near Adolfo Prieto Hospital. I love the chicken salad. Also available pozole, tacos, enchiladas and there is a Sunday breakfast buffet. Fell in love with the cleanliness of the place.

KOWLOON CHINESE RESTAURANT- love the fried rice and chow mein. The sauces are amazing. A bit pricy for me but very tasty.

BORA BORA - For pizza and pasta lovers.

POLLO FELIZ - Closest to Jamaican pan chicken I've had in Mexico. Very economical.

CHRONICLE OF ME

WENT AND CONDUCTED SOME BIZ AT THE CEPE. SHERRICK AKA MY TRUSTY SIDEKICK AND I WENT TO THE INTERNET CAFE. THEN HAD LUNCH AT MY LANDLORD'S POZOLERIA. THE CHICKEN SALAD IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. THEY WERE OUT OF BLUE CHEESE DRESSING SO I HAD TO OPT FOR THE THOUSAND ISLAND.

WENT TO THE MAIN PARK IN THE ZOCALO AND WE GABBED WHILE BEING MOLESTED BY PEOPLE TRYING TO SELL US THINGS. I SAW THIS ONE GORGEOUS GUY WALKING AROUND AS IF HE WAS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE IN PARTICULAR. HE DIDN'T LOOK LIKE A MEXICAN THOUGH. WELL SORTA HOPING HE WASN'T A MEXICAN. WE DECIDED TO GET ICE CREAM AFTER SIX AND SAT IN THE PARK NEAR MY HOUSE. SAW A BUNCH OF KINDS PALYING FOOTBALL. DAMN THEY WERE GOOD. THEY SWORE LIKE SAILORS ALSO, I WAS LOVING THAT. (NO JODAS, PUTO, GORDO, IMBECIL) SHERRICK AND I WERE LOVING IT.

HEADED FOR SASHA'S TO HAVE BEER AND MEZCAL SHOTS. SHERRICK ALSO HAD APPLE PIE. WENT TO MY CRIB TO WATCH SOME TV THEN WE PARTED WAYS. DAY WENT VERY WELL.

UNTIL WE MEET... NO MORE ALCOHOL (THAT'S A JOKE BY THE WAY)
August 19, 2006

CHRONICLE OF ME

THE INEVITABLE SEARCH FOR A CRIB IN CUERNAVACA. GRR!!!

HIGH RENT, NO KITCHEN, I SAID IT RIGHT.. NO KITCHEN, NOT SPACIOUS, ETC. THAT'S HOW MOST OF THE PLACES ARE THAT I'VE VIEWED THUS FAR. ALL MY CARIBBEAN AND MORROCAN COMPADRES THAT LIVE IN CUERN. WENT THROUGH THE SAME SHIT WHEN SEARCHING. I GUESS WHERE WE ARE FROM WE EXPECT MAYBE A HIGH? STANDARD OF LIVING. WELL IF YOU WANT A KITHCEN TO COOK I GUESS THAT MUST BE HIGH STANDARD. WHO THE HECK IS GONNA EAT TACOS AND TORTILLAS EVERY FLETCHING DAY? I GOTTA COOK DAMMIT.

WELL WHILE SEARCHING I MET A TAXI DRIVER WHO KNOWS ENGLISH AND HE HELPED ME SEARCH. HE EVEN NEGOTIATED ON MY BEHALF. COOL HOMBRE, BIG UPS TO JUAN. MAYBE I WILL SEE HIM AGAIN.

GOT BACK TO TAXCO AND DINED AT SASHA'S. THE HAMBURGER WAS AMAZING. GOT HOME TOOK A NAP THEN ISABEL SHOWED UP AT MY DOOR AROUND 11PM. THAT'S GEORGINA'S HOUSEMATE FROM SOUTH CAROLINA. GINA SO GRACIOUSLY GAVE ME THE JOB OF SHOWING HER AROUND WHILE SHE IS ALL LOVEY DOVEY WITH G IN CUAUTLA FOR A WHOLE WEEK. GONNA GET ME A MAN... WHO AM I KIDDING? LOL. ANYHOOO, WE WENT TO CLUB MORGANA'S. TURNS OUT THE OWNER IS 19 YRS OLD. WELL SHE SAID SHE IS THE OWNER WHEN SHE CAME OVER TO MY TABLE AND STARTED GABBING. AND SHE WAS DOING SOME OWNER LIKE STUFF.

UNITL NEXT TIME... NEED THERAPY IS PEACING OUT!!!


August 17, 2006

16.8.06

GRRR!!

Grrr!! I am trying to find a crib so I can get settled for school. Been a tedious task and I've only been asking around. Who knows what the heck is gonna happen when I finally head out and hopefuly start viewing. Gonna be a rough one I tell ya.

14.8.06

FRI AUG. 11, 2006

HAD TO CONDUCT VERY IMPORTANT BUSINESS IN MEXICO CITY. ALSO HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET UP WITH ROBYN. SHE'S A REALLY TALENTED BUNDLE OF ENERGY FROM CANADA. I WAS ROLLING WITH MY HOMEBOY SHERRICK OFCOURSE. CAN'T LEAVE OUT THE SHERS. YUH DUN KNOW!!

FIRST CRAZY THING THAT HAPPENED TO KNOW THAT MY DAY WAS GONNA BE LESS THAN PERFECT? A FIGHT BROKE OUT BETWEEN TWO GUYS ON THE METRO JUST AS WE GOT INSIDE THE TRAIN AND SOMEONE PULLED ON THE EMERGENCY BRAKE. THE TRAIN WAS JUST ABOUT READY TO LEAVE. SO THEY HAD TO TAKE THE GUYS OFF AND READJUST THE BRAKES. RIGHT THEN AND THERE SHERRICK WAS A BIT SKEPTICAL. I MEAN JUST THE NIGHT BEFORE WE WERE TOLD BY A FRIEND THAT THERE WAS A BIT OF UNREST IN THE CITY THAT CAUSED EVEN WORSER TRAFFIC DELAYS BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL SITUATION. BEING THAT I HAD ALREADY BOUGHT MY BUS TICKET AND MY BUSINESS WAS SUPER IMPORTANT, I DIDN'T CARE. IT WAS DO OR DIE. IN ADDITION, I GO BY MY GUT FEELING AND IT TOLD ME THAT ALL WOULD BE WELL.

SECOND CRAZY THING? EXITED THE METRO AND HEADED FOR THE BUILDING. THE ENTRANCE WAS CLOSED SO LUCKILY FOR ME SHERRICK KNEW WHERE THE OTHER ENTRANCE WAS SO WE HEADED THERE. HMM.. PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE BULDING AND COPS HEAVILY GUARDING THE BUILDING. FIRST THOUGHT OF SHERRICK AND I WAS THAT MAYBE IT WAS A BOMB SCARE (THINKING ABOUT THE POLITICAL UNREST AND IT WAS A GOVERNMENT BUILDING). I WASN'T SCARED AT ALL, I WAS PISSED AS HELL THAT I GOT THERE EARLY AND THEN THIS CRAP IS HAPPENING. TURNS OUT THERE WAS A TREMOR IN THE MORNING AND THEY EVACUATED THE BUILDING FOR TEH SFAETY OF THE EMPLOYEES. MAN I WASN'T HAVING THAT. I MEAN THEY DIDN'T SEND THEM HOME SO THAT MEANS THEY PLANNED ON CONDUCTING BUSINESS ANYWAYS. SO I WAS THINKING LET'S GO AHEAD DAMMIT!!! I HAVE MUSEUMS AND SITES TO SEE AND Y'ALL TAKING UP MY DAY... WELL I GOT MY THROUGH SOMETIME AFTER 11AM.

AFTER ALL THE DRAMA WE WENT TO THE MUSEUM BELLAS ARTES. THAT WAS INTERESTING. ROBYN AND HER MEXICAN FRIEND GADI MET US AFTER THEN WE HAD LUNCH AT SANBORNS. DELICIOUS FOOD, GREAT SERVICE, NON SMOKING AMBIENCE, GOOD COMPANY, IT DON'T GET NO BETTER THAN THAT. HEADED TO ROBYN'S CRIB AFTER AND I WAS AMAZED. TALK ABOUT PLUSH.

GOT BACK TO TAXCO AROUND 8:30PM THEN MET UP WITH THE GANG FOR DINNER AT THE CHINESE RESTAURANT KOWLOON. DELICIOUS FOOD AND GREAT COMPANY. WENT FOR A LITTLE DANCING AT CLUB EXCALIBUR THEN WE WENT OUR SEPARATE WAYS.

9.8.06

COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND WHO LACKS IT


FIRST UP: I LOVE U JANICE!

NOW THEY ARE CERTAIN ETHNIC GROUPS THAT LACK COMMUNICATION SKILLS. THIS IS COMING FROM A GRITTY OBSERVATION OF THE *. IT SEEMS THE CHILDREN ARE RAISED TO FOCUS ON BOOKS, STUDYING AND STUDYING BOOKS. NOT BAD AT ALL, NOT DISSING THE METHODS. BUT DARN IT, WHEN THEY BECOME YOUNG ADULTS AND STEP OUT INTO THE WORLD (LIKE MEXICO) THEY ARE SCREWED.

IMAGINE TALKING TO SOMEONE AND THEY JUST FREEZE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CONVERSATION AND THE AWKWARD SILENCE BEGINS. A MERE OBSERVATION AND COMPLAINTS I HAVE RECEIVED FROM MANY A FRIENDS. I SUPPOSEDLY CAN SOLVE IT ALL.

GOOD THING ABOUT 'EM, THEY DRESS FUNKY AS HELL (ANTE UP BITCHES AND GIMME ALL YOUR SHIT!) OKAY SO I WON'T JUMP 'EM BUT I SURE ENJOYED THE THOUGHT.

WHO AM I REFERRING TO? I'LL NEVER TELL.

7.8.06

LOST ART OF PERSONALLY WRITING A LETTER YET INTRIGUED BY ONLINE CONVERSATIONS

Who really knows me can tell that I am one of the biggest and corniest nerds around, and I am proud of it godammit. Which leads to the title of this here entry. I get really excited when I talk to my friends online. Blessings to the computer age. Without online conversations how am I gonna know what is going on with my lazy ass family and friends who can't be bothered to send a snail mail, not even a fletching birthday card. It was made for people like them to keep in touch with people like me (who are willing to correspond via snail mail).

So yeah, the generation born 1990 and after take shit for granted cuz they don't have any idea of signing up for penpals and having to wait at least a month or two to get a darn reply. I am from Jamaica and I had friends from as far as Ireland, I sometimes forgot what I asked in the darn letters, lol. I am a Gen Yer by the way. (U know, from the Spice Girls and Vanilla Ice age. What Pussycat Dolls and Eminem are to you youngins)

Anyways, I like to write my little letters, send post cards, etc. I am very proud of legible penmanship (thanks Vaz Preparatory School). Don't allow the intimate art of handwriting to die.

4.8.06

WED, AUG 2, 2006 - OAXACA

Got up ot take a shower around 8am. Sher advised me there was no hot water, but the water is great. I almost turned into a popsicle. Sher is from Portland, Jamaica where they have really cold tap water, so he is used to it. The tap water in Portmore, where I live is warm. Took that shower anyway. Walked to the Zocalo around 9am. Settled on a restaurant called Cafeteria Tayu for breakfast. Saw alot of tourists inside so that means the food would be great. I had chilaquiles con pollo frito and it is served with pan de yema and hot chocolate. It was so delicious. I could taste the corn in the tortilla.

Before that we had a mezcal shot (thanx to Sher), well more like mezcal taste, at one of the many mezcal stores in the vicinity. I ended up buying a bottle of the cream type later in the day. Moka flavoured, can't wait to have it.

Catedral Oaxaca was intersting, Sherrick just had to go there. He was looking like a cute little tourist with his head down in the map and pointing me into various directions, lol. We lost our path a few times but it was well worth it.

Saw the famous Camino Real hotel and Coffe Beans that were mentioned in Sherrick's Mexico guide book. Had lunch at Burger King.

Paid for a guide trip to Monte Alban at 3pm where there are ruins of pyramids. Was so amazing to hear about the history and to be there in person. Met two girls from England that were in our tour group who are travelling around Mexico for a month.

Chilled in the Zocalo when we got back and reasoned about life, realtionships, etc. Sher is a real intelligent chap. We dined at a sidewalk cafe in the Zocalo called Amarantos. I had tacos fritos de pollo con guacamole and drank a beer.

It rained when we were heading back to the hostel around 9pm, was so hard to get a cab. Got to the hostel and gabbed about how awesome the day was, did a little more reasoning about life, etc. I sent and replied to a bunch of text messages before finally falling asleep.

TUES, AUG 1, 2006 - OAXACA

Went to D.F. for a meeting at 11am, found out the guy had cancelled.

Anyway hopped on the metro back to Tasquena to purchase tickets for Oaxaca. I was rolling with my amigo Sherrick. We had to transfer to the Tapo station to catch the bus if we wanted the student discount. Tapo is really nice and huge. Got some great restaurants also.

Arrived in Oaxaca close to 11pm, stayed at Posada Tanguyuu, it is a hostel close to the Zocalo. It was 100p each person per night for the room.

31.7.06

MIND OF A (insert noun here)

Those who've spent quality time talking to me know that I am considered a laid back, fun, strange, but intelligent person. Hmm, I like the idea of strange more. Can we say, keeping it real at all times? Yeah that's me. So hang in there and prepare to be weirded out, confused, amused, etc.