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24.8.08

UNSUNG HEROES

Samia Yusuf Omar of Somalia reacts after a heat of the women's 200-meter during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008.
http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/track_field/news?slug=cr-somalirunners082408&prov=yhoo&type=lgns


Found this article on Yahoo and just thought that we should really recognize the struggle of many of the Olympians. My island for one has many Olympians that came from humble beginnings and that is why we treat them like heroes and burst with pride for just being able to participate.



THINGS JAMAICA



Nice pics huh? These are just a few of the pics that have been circulating the Internet in forward messages among the Jamaicans around the world. These ladies help make track and field much sexier. A female friend of mine also pointed it out before I even mentioned it. She said that it's great to see women, who look feminine in these events. Sometimes we end up watching masculine looking women, who are also beautiful, but as a woman it's just nice to see a female physique that you can relate to. These and other female Olympians have so far portrayed great "sportswomanship" and made my early morning waking up while on vacation worth it.
Oh there's also the famous yellow yam, a staple that is well-known in Usain Bolt's home parish of Trelawny, that is said to be the performance enhancing drug that our athletes have been using. It seriously put a huge smile and generated lots of loud laughter from me when I read about it. Yellow yam just happens to be my favourite ground provision. I'll work with the green banana if I'm having a nice plate of steam fish.


17.8.08

WEDDING BELLES & HOMOSEXUALITY

Ellen DeGeneres: "I can't wait to be married. I feel like it is long overdue. And I think someday people will look back on this like women not having the right to vote and segregation and anything else that seems ridiculous like we all don't have the same rights."

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi have tied the knot on August 16, 2008! When I heard the news on Thursday, I believe, that they were going to wed in an intimate ceremony I was so ecstatic. For me Ellen is one of the few coolest Hollywood celebrities because of the fun, zany and just plain oddball things she says and does on her talk show and comedic routines. I applaud her endeavours. WTF! She and the millions of American gays deserve equal rights too.

So America, why not make gay marriage legal in every state? Aren't you guys "the land of the free and the home of the brave"? Now I can't throw stones because I live in a glass house. Jamaica does not support anything homosexual. Gay club or community in Jamaica? FORGET ABOUT IT! Even Mexico has numerous gay clubs and they aren't harassed; even though in the world's eyes they are an extremely "macho" society.

I'm waiting for the change to come when we can all truly enjoy equal rights and opportunities.

THREE DI HARD WAY!





I knew that the ladies would have came through for us! I just knew it! I wanted to see a clean sweep in the men's 100m finals but that didn't happen. No worries! The fit and gorgeous island beauties did it! Shelly-Ann Fraser came in at 10.78 and won the Olympic women's 100m gold medal ahead of countrywomen Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart, who dead-heated for silver at 10.98. It was a beautiful sight to see the three women covering themselves in the black, green and yellow flag. I got on feet, I laughed, I cursed at the mexican asshole commentator who said that Jamaica was a poor country. His "rich" country only at this time eneterd in numerous events and only had a bronze medal and within two days we summed up 4 medals. Big ups to Trinidad and Tobago's Richard Thompson for his silver medal in the 100m. This Jamaican have love for you, not just because you are a hottie, but because are a Caribbean man.

16.8.08

FIRST WORLD IN OUR HEARTS

Click on the post's title to see CVM TV's promo video for the 2008 Olympics "The Moment" by Wayne Marshall






Jamaica might not be a first world country but we sure feel and act like it. We don't think much of challenges, except to overcome them. Thanks to folks like Bob Marley and Usain Bolt, Jamaica's name keeps rolling off the tongues of many. August 16, 2008 is a great day for me because I got to see a fellow Jamaican making his mark in 21st Century history. I woke up early enough to see the great race of men. This was my Olympic highlight. I hope that our female athlethes will also make history. Hey Sanya Richards even though you are wearing the American colours I'll still claim your success as our own because myself and other Jamaicans still support your endeavours.


Big ups to equestrian Samantha Albert. When I told a Jamaican native living in Cambridge, MA that we did well in the equestrian event, her reply was "we deh ride horse?" I had to laugh at her surprise, then begin explaining that Jamaicans and horses are peas in a pod. Caymanas Track anyone? Talk about the many betting shops people "live" at when they can't make it to the live races. I myself have bet a few times because of a tip. I won once. Years ago my dad took me to the stable near Caymanas Track and showed me a horse he owned.

Kudos to our swimmers for their efforts. 2012 we'll give our competitors the Michael Phelps treatment.

Shout out to the people in Mexico who have congratulated me on our performance: Zao, Alely, Gabriela, Johan, Yazmin. It was well appreciated ladies :-)



JAMAICA TO DI WORLD!!!!!!