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Sweet Jamaica- Holiday Celebrations

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CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS I know you must be tired of hearing this but i love my island home with all its faults, flaws and warts. The first week of August is filled with Emancipation and Independence celebrations.  Every we celebrate the emancipation day, the day the slaves were freed in Jamaica and Independence Day, the day Jamaica ceased being a colony of Britain. I think these celebrations are important; with the advent of globalization it is so easy for cultures to be lost or discarded. My daughter will be five (5) on August 25, exactly one month after my birthday, and currently her world seems to be very Americanized (no offence intended to my American readers). My fear is that she will be an American child living in Jamaica. Therefore, I love this time of the year, nationalism seems to be the order of the day. Therefore, she will be able to experience first hand the various celebrations and acquire an appreciation for them.
AGENDA So, I know i will be off to Negril on the 6th and …

Happy Birthday Me!!!!!!

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Yes, I am one of those person's who is totally ecstatic about birthdays. Well, today is my big day and i am SUPER excited. To add icing to my cake, the day started with showers of blessings (rain). So, today will be cool and cozy,  a far contrast to the blazing hot days we have been having.

This sounds so cliche' but I am feeling so blessed right now. This does not mean that my life is prefect. But guess what,  i have plenty to be thankful for. So, today i am feeling extremely thankful. I think the reason why i love birthdays so much is because it reminds me to be thankful. It is easy to be swallowed by the sea of negativity that comes with everyday life. But on this day i am reminded that, i have past another milstone (looking out my window and it's raining again (^_^) ) and hopefully i am a little wiser that before.
This is my birthday song. I hope it speaks to you like how it spoke to me.

Tiny RANT!!!!!!! + Shakespearean Tragedy

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I woke up today and found that the world is a little more tragic than it was the last week or the day before. I heard about Norway and the extent of the attack and then i heard about Amy. Immediately, i felt a sense of doom and gloom.
NORWAY
I just cannot wrap my head around the idea that a human being will think it is politically correct to turn and open fire on children. What is wrong with these people?! The tragic thing about what has happened in Norway is that this phenomenon is localized in one area of the global. It is now becoming an all too common trend.
AMY Now looking at Amy,  she died as a result of a fatal flaw-addiction. I swear the whole thing reminds me of a Shakespearean tragedy. One thing i have learnt about admiration of celebrities, love the talent/work not the persona.

FINAL THOUGHTS I guess at the end of the day we are all humans and as such we all have our vices and flaws. That is the essence of humanity. The trick is some of  us are able to better disguise or overco…

Out and About Mondays- New Kingston Hotel

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I recently took my daughter to one of the hotels in New Kingston, Jamaica as a form of sightseeing. Since the age of 2,  she loves to go there to see the fishes (they have huge fishes). By now you must have guess that i love bodies of water. So, it is one of my favourite things to do. Every time i go to this hotel, i feel at peace because of there water features.  I hope you enjoy.


















The Report- The Challenge Tag

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First of all, what was i thinking???!!!! I guess I wasn't. I now think the day i thought about this challenge was the day i went a little insane. One thing i know for sure is that i have a new found respect for naturalist. I don't know how they do it. Overall, I had FUN.


MORNING - AFTERNOON

So lets start the report. I started my day by preparing breakfast and i started tidying the house (nothing strange).I then went on to combing my daughter's hair. She has a full head of hair that is often daunting to comb. Therefore,  I often ask the neighbour to comb it. But i decided to take on the challenge since it was a day for challenges. It was fun because we made a game out of stringing the beads.


EVENING- NIGHT
I started to tackle some of the books on my summer reading list.I read a lot for work, so i often do not read for pleasure. These just some of the books on my book stand next to my bed.




After five i started to polish my nails. It is a work in progress. I am always the per…

Positive Wednesday- MOTIVATION

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I saw this video and it spoke to my heart and so i wanted to share it with you. I hope you find it helpful.


P.S. You will be getting a report on the outcome of 'The Challenge Tag' later today.

I told you it was hard- The Challenge Tag

So my lovelies you know from my last post that i decided to spend a full 24 hours without turning on the computer.

Well, here i am and the 24 hours is not up yet. It was hard but I started off great. Then, my mom asked me for a document she had asked me to type from last week. I had told her it was done but truth be told i had not even started.  So, i quickly turned on the computer to type away. Then,  i had to  email it. The rest is history. Here i am.

So, i will try again tomorrow.  It's on!!!!!!!!

I DARE You to Try-The Challenge Tag!!!!!!

It is about 12:08 am on Tuesday morning. I have been online since 11am on Wednesday morning. So, by my guess i have been on he computer for 12 plus hours. Can you say addiction. I have said it before that time flies when your on the computer but this is ridiculous. Therefore, i am going to issue myself a challenge.


Now this is 'The Challenge', i will spend a full 24 hours without turning on my computer. That means no peeping to see what is going on with blogger, YouTube or my movies. I am going to make this challenge more interesting (after all it would not be a challenge if it was easy) by adding that i can only watch 4 hours of television during this 24 hour period. To add to this, i must document the period. It can be in the form of pictures, videos or a journal.


I would love if you all could try this challenge and let me know what happened. Therefore, I am tagging all my friends, followers/readers and fellow bloggers. Once you have tried and blogged about it. Then, please l…

T.G.I.F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Happy TGIF My lovelies!!!!! 
As of yesterday i have been on summer holiday and i was so excited that i wanted to blog. However, i crashed out and find myself sleeping. I woke up this morning and didn't know what to do with myself; so once again i slept.  I will most definitely be working on that. I hope you have a fabulous Friday.

When a Door Closes a Window Opens- Positive Wednesdays

Recently, i was extremely disapointed, pissed and even hurt that i did not get a position that i wanted. Of course, to the outside world i was find with the outcome of the situation. However, deep down i was mourning the loss of something i thought i really needed and wanted. Needless to say, a window was being opened at the same time that door was closing. However, at that time i did not see the opportunties that were staring me in the face because i was so busy hanging on to what i thought was my loss.

My question is: how many times have we allowed opportunities to pass us by because we are distracted by that proverbial closed door?  If you are guilty raise your hands. My hands would be up with yours but i am too busy typing. LOL!!! But, seriously i was taught growing up that we don't necessarily get what we want but actually what we need. Most importantly, we often get what is BEST for us. 
So my lovelies, my charge for you today is: stop looking at that closed door and start …

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Beyonce' has said that 4 is a special number for her and today it is also a special number for millions of Americans. I just wanted to say happy 4th. I hope today is all you wanted it to be.



I Call It - ME TIME- DIY SUNDAYS

Today i was so busy preparing course outlines and targets that i totally forgot that i wanted to write a blog post. Is it only me or does the time fly by when you are on the computer. It often feels like when i blink five hours as already past by.
I wanted to share  something my doctor keeps reminding me of every time i visit. Her favourite advice is for me to take more 'Me Time'. Being a single parent, i am often plague by the idea that i need to show two times the attention to my daughter. In doing so, it often takes a toll on my body and mind which is not good for me or my daughter.  Here are some tips that help me.

Mind set: realize everyone needs some downtime:
Sometimes it's hard not to be a 'super person' who is constantly on the move. Instead, we all need to take a break. Everyone needs a break now and then and it's important to recognize when you are feeling stressed, tired, or anxious. Taking time for one's self daily will help lessen the possibilit…

My Ten Toe Turbo!!!!!

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First, i would like to tell my friends, readers, followers and fellow bloggers THANK YOU for your kind comments. Most of the things i post are things that i can relate to and i am happy that these posts are beneficial to you. I feel blessed that i am able to add another ray of sunshine to your days, evenings, or nights. 
On another note, i at to depend on my ten toe turbo to transport me this afternoon from work because my mom had the car.  I was looking forward to enjoying the journey home with my bags and pans. So, I opted to take a coaster (public bus) from point A to point B.  Well, i got in and there was barely enough standing room to rest my feet and all the Jamaican summer hits could be heard blaring on the radio.  Watch this video and you will understand (NB this video is 20 something years old, so there has been numerous changes).

When i got to point B i was in awe of my surroundings. The street was swarming with people buzzing around like bees. Both sides of the road was drap…