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23.11.11

WORLD OF WORK

It came to past that people continue to take advantage of others. Injustice much?
What I would like my readers to do is not to accept abuse of any kind from their coworkers, employers or employees. Yes, employers suffer abuse too. Know your rights! Exercise them! Seek help if necessary.
I commend my friend who went through the relevant channels to ensure that he got money owed to him by his employer. Well done, I say - well done, my good friend!

10.11.11

OF POLITICS AND GIMMICKS

Good day to my wonderful readers.
My really close friends know that I can be extremely offensive and at the same time be politically correct. With that being said, I will have to say that being present at the People's National Party town meeting on November 10, 2011 in Waterford was an experience and a half.
I honestly did not expect to enjoy myself. Ah yes, I said enjoy! Now how does a spectator enjoy oneself at a political meeting you ask? It is simple, just listen keenly to what whoever at the podium is saying and you will sure to have a laugh or few. Do not forget to get an eyefull of the other spectators and their rhetorics.
I arrived at the bus stop where the stage is after 8pm. The Honorable Portia Simpson-Miller was no where in sight but her comrades (PNPs pronounce it cumreds) were. I was not even aware of the whole comrade monicker. Anyhow, the disc jockey had a variety of appropriate song selections that was in sync with the words of the comrades.
The DJ played 'You're Amazing' by Bruno Mars, 'She's Royal' by Taurus Riley, among others, to welcome Portia to the stage. She was dancing too!
The highlight of my night would have to be when they played Mavado's 'Gully Side' to welcome one time mayor of Portmore, George Lee, to the podium. That probably was a wrong move as they were in "Gaza" where Vybz Kartel loyalists are in abundance. It seemed that they realized and the next selection was 'Summertime' by the Teacha himself.
I could not bother to listen to all the Jeep and driva talks anymore so I left before it ended.

24.10.11

BIRTHDAY CAKE - IS IT RELEVANT?

Top of the night to my lovely readers. I appreciate your direct feedback to posts. However, I urge you to not be shy and write your views so that others can participate. Remember that it can be done anonymously if you so desire. With that being said, let us explore tonight's topic - the birthday cake.
I love cake just as the next gal or guy. I wouldn't say that I have a favourite, though Black Forest is a delicious treat when bought from the right cake company.
It is exactly twelve days since I have had my birthday and I did not have any cake. It was not intentional, it just didn't work out. Even if most people don't throw a birthday party they at least have some sort of cake or pastry to seal the deal. It makes me wonder if there is a time limit in which you can have your birthday cake. If the month is finished does it still qualify as a birthday cake?

3.10.11

WHAT TO DO

Tomorrow I will have to seriously start putting my literary works together. I have a lot of work to post. I am thinking of starting a new blog to post the interviews that I have conducted but it is pretty hard to come up with a cool enough name for it. I am also contemplating if I should give it a new home since I already have two blogs here. Regardless of that my faithful readers AT Blogger will get access. So how it the new week treating yall?

25.9.11

GUILTY PLEASURE - 'WORLD BOSS'

World Boss! I am still laughing at Vybz Kartel's hand gestures whenever he professes himself as the 'world boss' on his looking-for-love reality show, Teacha's Pet. I swear Kartel deh pon another level. What level? I haven't the slightest idea. But one has to admit that this Jamaican entertainer from Waterford is newsworthy, and in many ways.

From profane lyrics to bleaching of the skin, Adidjah Palmer was the first to do many things in the Jamaican dancehall scene. Just ask him, he'll gladly tell you in his third person reference style. Didn't pick up on that you say?


-Interviewer: So Kartel what do you think of...?


-Kartel: Well Vybz Kartel does not promote... ahuh ahuh.... awoh...


As a media junkie (journalist) I am waiting for other Jamaican members of the dancehall fraternity to debut their reality shows of any kind.


The first episode of Teacha's Pet was entertaining and puzzling, to say the least. It has potential to be a hit if sensible editing is done.


WORLD BOSS!

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SHINY HAPPY READERS

HEY SHINY HAPPY READERS! I'm back in full effect and newly inspired. I have decided to post interviews, stories, et cetera about things and people who I consider to be relevant. I know that I have a knack for talent and I really enjoy seeing people succeed. With that being said, keep checking back for more, more more.


Your comments and opinions are appreciated, so let others read them (uhm that means you should post 'em).

23.9.11

LOOKING FOR JAMAICAN COMPUTER ANIMATORS

I am looking for innovative, open-minded computer animators to collaborate with for short films. I know that there are extremely talented Jamaicans out there. I just need yall to think outside the box. Holla at me if you are that person.

20.9.11

PROFESSIONAL HYPOCRITE

Hello happy people! How are we doing this fine Tuesday evening? Great I hope :-)

My mother and I concluded this morning that Jamaica was saved from brutal hurricanes this season. September is almost over (the month we usually get attacked). And well October is pretty much heavy rains. I hope we did not speak too soon.

Now for a completely different story. Lessons on how to be the professional hypocrite. What do you do when your superior at work blames you for everything that goes wrong? You follow their orders, you maintain order and respect even when you are being disrespected infront of clients and subordinates. You don't tell your subordinates about all the bad things that the superior says about them behind as soon as their backs are turned. You don't get fully compensated for work done and you decide to let karma take care of it. Pay attention little ones because the world is small, extremely small. Keep your composure, avoid arguments and do what you are told (as long as it is legal). Believe in yourself and never let anyone rain on your parade.

28.8.11

LIME FLIPTOP DEAL A BUST!!

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?... YOU BE THE JUDGE!

LIME HAS A PROMOTION WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE A FLIPTOP PC (LAPTOP) FOR $17,623 WHEN TAX IS INCLUDED. THIS PROMOTION IS AIMED TO HELP THE LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS WITH STUDENTS TO BE A PART OF THE PC OWNING POPULACE IN JAMAICA.

WHAT LIME FAILED TO MENTION IS THAT MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE IS NOT INCLUDED ON THE MACHINE. EVEN A TECH SAVVY INDIVIDUAL WILL EXPECT THAT THIS PROGRAM IS INCLUDED BEING THAT IT COMES WITH THE WINDOWS 7 OPERATING SYSTEM. NOW ALL STUDENTS UTILIZE MICROSOFT WORD TO WRITE THEIR ESSAYS, ETC. THEY ALSO USE MICROSOFT POWERPOINT TO DESIGN PRESENTATIONS. WHY ISN'T IT INCLUDED LIME?


NOW WE ALL KNOW THAT THE AVERAGE JAMAICAN DOES NOT READ THE FINE PRINTS. WHEN THE INTERESTED PUBLIC ARRIVE INTO THE STORES AND ASK TO PURCHASE A FLIPTOP THE REPLY THAT THEY GET IS THAT THEY NEED TO APPLY FOR AND INSTALL INTERNET SERVICE IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD.

JAH KNOW, LIME GI DI PEOPLE A SIX FI A NINE.

14.8.11

ALWAYS THE SUFFERER

How many Jamaican multi-millionaires you can name that are not politicians nor individuals that are always mentioned in the business news, involved in entertainment and heirs/heiresses? (List them in the comments section)

Now to get where I am coming from. Can a taxi driver who is dedicated to his profession be a millionaire? Damn straight he could be! But can he really be a millionaire if every time a passenger of his pays with Jamaican one dollar coins he aggressively and disrespectfully refuses to take them? To the point of blatantly telling the passenger to pick out the one dollar coins and give him what remained.

I immediately thought about the "Chiney" (Chinese) businessman and how he is regarded by the average Jamaican citizen. If you never know, it is common for them to say that the Chiney man will always have money because you can't owe him. My favourite is when the Chiney man supposedly says "pay me the $5 and owe me $500 because the $5 is the profit".

Seriously people, you have to accept, save and spend any type of currency
no matter the value and you too can be a millionaire.

31.7.11

THE TABLES HAVE TURNED

Good day folks! It's been a while since I have posted, I know, that does not mean the passion has faded. I have so many things stored up right now that I might just end up babbling about everything and get you confused... so one thing at a time.

JOBS OR LACK THEREOF
LMAO at how many people are unintentionally unemployed.

POLITICS
Just never did get how the political climate is in Jamaica. I've heard so many members of John public disrespecting those who represent and govern our wonderful island nation and yet when they show up for town meetings or what nots they jump and rave and fight to shake their hands. REALLY JOHN PUBLIC?! REALLY?!

CRIME
Won't touch on that subject, not even with a ten foot pole.

SOCIAL NETWORKS
Gone out of hand dammit! Needs to be regulated because some users seriously share too much information. Should I delete or respect their freedom of speech? Hmmmm.

TEENS GONE WILD
Is what these teenagers really running down? The oh so many complications that come with sexual relationships so isn't worth it when you're not even old enough to vote. "Calm yuh soup!" as the Kittitians would say.

Til next time, take care of yourself and each other :-)


17.3.11

POSTER CHILD WORRIES

Wondering what they'll say when they see that you have changed. Maybe they won't love you the same. Could be more love or it could be less.

Evolution of the mind and body is inevitable and there are times when people expect you to remain the same. Hmm, could that be boring? - Being stagnant and stuff...

2.2.11

DOSE OF MEDICINE

How the tables have turned. So some of the Mexicans are quite upset about the things said by the hosts of the British program aired on BBC. Should they be? I really don't know. Am I finding the whole situation comical? You be the judge.

Thick-skinned are some. Sensitive are others...


10.1.11

THE FEAR OF BEING LOVED

I trust that you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was - uhm - dramatic, fun, interesting and sad. My weekend activities will lead into what I want to talk about in this post.

Fear of being loved can make someone do dumb things. I'm the first to cry nonjudgmental foul at the people who cheat, because I don't agree with that kind of deception. I'd say things like "that's the dumbass move of the year" or "he has to be the biggest idiot to cheat on (insert rich and famous gorgeous Hollywood actress here)". Not only the men are guilty my good folks. I met someone for the first time who admits that she fears being loved. She lied to her significant other about her whereabouts on the weekend and spent it partying up with some people who may or may not have her best interests at heart. She said that she didn't cheat and can't even say the reason she lied. When I heard the story I felt overwhelmed.
I hope this couple can overcome this little stick in the road of their relationship.

4.1.11

A DRY 2011

Happy New Year to one and all!!

I can tell that this will be one of my dryest years in Mexico - I'm referring to my alcohol intake my dear friends and visitors.

I can't predict the future but it is quite possible that in my case, the behaviour for the last week of 2010 will be similar to that of the first part of 2011. I didn't drink a sip of alcohol on Christmas Day (and I like beer dammit), I only had two beers and a Skyy Vodka cosmo on New Year's Eve and three beers on New Year's Day, and that for me my fellow sippers, is taking it easy.

I could have easily gotten tipsy on the 31st and 1st, but I chose not to. "Evita el exceso" is what they put on the bottom of many Mexican advertisement. My grandma would say: "too much of one thing is striking good for nothing". I think it's pretty accurate translation of that Spanish quote.