Thursday, May 26, 2011

I refuse.

I've extended my stay here on this lovely isle for another week.
I really do not want to leave & I also have business to take care of so I can't leave as yet.

I have a ton of pics & I plan on uploading some to share with you all.
This place is great! Jamaica is really my home. I know I have to come back here and live in the future.

I want to share this with you all..

Earlier today I was in New Kingston which is the corporate area of Kingston (did an eye exam)  arond lunch hour and it was interesting to see the mix of people in their business attire and sprinkled in the scene where homeless indviduals. Jamaicans tend to ignore them, we give them the title of 'Madman' or 'Madwoman'.. some rightly so because a few screws are loose but they are human beings like us nonetheless.
They need oxygen to breathe, food to eat, clothes to wear and shoes on their feet.

My ride home were co workers of my aunt. She works with an HIV/STI awareness group and she also does drug rehab counselling. While in the back of the van, I was literally moved to tears during my ride.
I'm not an emotional creature and I could find an excuse with that fact that my hormones are just ridic right now so I was probably more vulnerable today but who cares.. That does not discredit the Good Samaritan work I was smack dab in the middle of.

The man and woman I was riding around with would stop at various homeless people, whoever they saw, and would give them a box lunch to eat. They also provided them with free condoms.
Now you can say "That is probably just apart of their job" and yes tis true but I saw the genuine affection these two people had in doing their job.

They knew 95% of the people by name and felt terrible if they zoomed by a person without giving them lunch.

It is the little things. These acts of kindness towards the people who are interwoven in this loom we call life.

That is just one story from my stay here.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ping Me!

These are pics I captured of my wifey Frankie at her dance rehearsal.
Dancing runs in the family! :)

Didn't realize they told a story til I uploaded them to my comp.

I call them

"The Wait"

Enjoy =)

The Wait
photography by Cinni
Model : Tiffany K. Ford

Daily Fix of Hair

Kevin Michael.

(source Wikipedia)

His hair is epic. I want so badly.
Kevin Michael, now going by K is the front man of THEY which stands for The Youth.

Kevin Michael stepped onto the scene around 2007 with a falsetto voice that makes your ears blink twice.
Yes, ears blink twice.

Check out this video of him doing a cover of Adele's Rolling in the Deep.
Take it all in and Enjoy =)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lemme Upgrade Ya!

Talking to one of my besties on Skype and the topic of upgrading came up.
It stemmed from talking about long distance relationships ( that's another post)..

Lemme rewind a bit. You see, we're both Jamaican and live in the US and coming from one culture to the American culture you see a lot of different things especially when it comes to relationships.
The long distance thing flowed over into how we don't see ourselves being with a man from America forever because they aren't loyal. Now I know most females will say that males in general aren't loyal but that isn't true. My bestie pointed on the fact that the males aren't loyal, not only in the fidelity area but just generally. 

I said it is because of the society now in America, we are being programmed to keep upgrading our stuff.
A new phone comes out every 2-3 months. Upgrade for a discount and so forth.

A man here will look at a girl and see her as "stuff" that can be replaced with a newer, better edition in 2-3 months time. 

Look at the iPad. Not even a year has passed properly and there is an iPad 2 out and people are clamoring to get it. 
Is anything wrong with said iPad? Probably not but the hype surrounding the newer one entices consumers to throw down their previous purchases and scoop up what is hot in stores.
Same thing in relationships.

You have the smart ones that hold on to what they have because as much as they may be not be the it thing, they are durable and have never failed them when they really need it.

Yes I just compared relationships and men's behavior in America to technological products but I find it totally fitting.

Artiste Spotlight

Check out this music video for the song "I Am Rich In Love" by Romain Virgo
song produced by Nicholas 'Niko' Browne for Lifeline Music.

vid done by JayMac

chune shot!
check out Lifeline Music on Youtube YAH SO

Pon Di Rock

I've been liming
enjoying my time down ah YAAD!

translation : I've been relaxing, enjoying my time in Jamaica =)

I've done a chock full of things this past week with my sister.. She left me yesterday but I'll still be on the isle for another 3 weeks. I've needed this vacay, I deserve it and I've been enjoying my time.
Ate a lot of tasty things.. wish I took pics but they weren't on the plate that long.

Gonna share some pics from my trip so far
Check after the jump... Nuff pics deh deh