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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.