Monday, December 31, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
With only 11 days to go til Christmas I have found myself in a position where, as we Trinis like tuh say, I eh put away meh house.
The living/dining room is littered with all my boot making paraphernalia, materials to make my centerpieces and my jewellery making stuff, along with a myriad of clothing to be folded and put away.
I have subsequently locked off all boots/centerpiece/jewellery making activites, with plans to start the putting away process this weekend.
And with the boys out of the house at camp for the weekend, I'm hoping to get a lot done.
Renovation on the house starts early next year, so there'll be no painting, just a through clean, sweep and mop.
Hello Everyone, well it is with a heavy heart but still steely eyed
determination I write to tell you the 'The Oracle' is officially off for this
I want to thank each and everyone of you for the support you have given to
this venture and also offer you an explanation that I believe you more than
Before I go on let me inform you that this 'failure' for me is a wonderful
thing, it strengthens and tests you to see just what you are really made of,I
could go into a corner and weep, but instead I am even more determined now, I
have a story to tell and no matter what obstacle is placed before me (feel free
to test that theory out), The Oracle will take her place firmly in Trinidad
Carnival!! maybe not this year, but she is coming and when next you see her, you
will understand her evolution.
I had to double check The Oracle group on Facebook, because I was in total shock.
I am a firm believer in "nothing happens before its time", and I just want to tell Aaron not to give up hope, and when is fuh you...is fuh you.
Much love to Aaron and The Oracle team and Gnothi Seauton.
BTW Aaron, my son WILL NOT forget...trust me...he done start work on his designs for 2009 already!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Just in case you've been under a rock or are new to my blog, The Oracle is a new mas band this year, who from the moment I saw the sneak peek of the costumes on Saucy's blog, made me throw my Carnival plans out the window.
Anyhoo...so this morning I clicked on The Oracle website and see a link "Designer's Portfolio".
Clicked further to see Carnival Designs, Louis Saldenah '06-'07.
Wow. Just wow.
Some beautiful sketches of mas.
Here's just a few that caught my eye this morning.
Monday, December 10, 2007
It's good to reach to work on a Monday morning and get a good laugh.
The BLIMP is back!!! (sigh of relief) ..... fuh real ..... ah see it (an ah hear it) ...... dis morning (yes, Sunday morning) ....... in de west ...... it circle and circle and cirlce ...... fuh about 45 mins ....... actually it wasn't circles nah ..... it was more like lines ..... straight lines ..... cuz it was just going back and forth .... back and forth ...... east tuh west ..... west tuh east ...... I think maybe it picked up the clicking of
my camera ..... and was trying to pinpoint where the disturbance was coming
from ..... cuz yuh know it high-tech like dat !!!???? ....... but back tuh de BLIMP itself ..... aka ....... AIRSHIP ...... aka ....... DIRIGIBLE ....
..... why dey didn't give it one of those more serious sounding names??!!! ....... so at least it coulda have ah hot name ...... tuh go wit de "hot air" ....... an odda dan dat ...... it eh no secret ...... dat in dis country ...... alotta tings dat start wit de letter
"B" ...... jus BAD! ....... like ...... B-mobile ...... and ...... B-link ...... so why ....... B-limp ....... it was destined to be BS too! ......
....... from now on ..... I tink ....... I will call it de AIRSHIP ...... dat soundin more official ..... dat soundin like it could rel help wit crime ........ it soundin ..... like de air
in it ..... is cool air ...... an not "hot air"!!! ...... but seriously ...... do you know exactly what the Blimp is about ..... I have no
idea what it does ..... or what its supposed to do ..... any ideas?
All text, photos and captions and courtesy wuzdescene.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
4. SIMS castaway for the PC or PS2
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Trinidad felt the effects of an earthquake today at around 3:00pm.
7.5 yuh know...they say it was the strongest in the region since God was a boy.
So of course now everybody saying it's the end of days...
I felt it while sitting in some traffic on Tragarete Road and was wondering who the heck was shaking my car.
So far, from making some calls to my friends, it seems the earthquake was felt as far west as St. James and as far east as Arima.
Read some more about the earthquake here, and tell me where you were when you felt it.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ME!!
The ambiance...eclectic and tres interesting
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Well it wasn't me.
We thank you for interviewing for the position of [position] at our
We advise that the selection was very competitive and the position was
offered to another candidate who more fully satisfied al lthe
We encourage you to pursue your career goals.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Girl: John...Jane says to tell you that she likes you...and that she's available!
*snaps fingers over head and walks off*
Boy: YEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!! Ah tell allyuh she like meh!!
The name of the bakery has been removed since I could not confirm that it was infact the said bakery (and the cake box doh look like it came from that bakery).
Bakery Employee: Hello this is **** bakery department, how can I help you?
Customer: I would like to order a cake for a party this week, please.
Employee: What you want written on the cake?
Customer: Best Wishes Suzanne, and underneath that, We will miss you.
Employee: OK is that all? then come to collect the cake in 3 days, mam.
THREE DAYS LATER...
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Unlike previous years, the launch was held at the mas camp and I received a call from the band leader herself, Vanessa Forde to attend.
This year the band has a total of six sections, and is portraying "Stamps of Paradise: a Caribbean Collection" which shows various items that can be found in the Caribbean, from Birds of Paradise to the Rain Forest.
While there were no costumes modelled by young masqueraders, there were costume pictures on display. Costumes are designed by Randal Halfhide and prices range from $595 to $950.
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As Vanessa explained while most of the drawings were female, yet indicate that it was a unisex section, the boys will be playing in a sailor type pants as seen in the prototype below for Rain Forest.
The costumes will be outfitted with lightweight backpacks for the children to carry. I particularly like the section Faces of The Future and the Underworld.
The kids were treated to the customary soft drinks and party bags which they enjoyed.
Contact info for Classix Productions
Band Leader: Vanessa Forde
Mas camp: Suffolk Road, Belmont
Directions: Turn left at Jerningham Avenue traffic lights. Drive until you reach the next set of traffic lights and turn right. Suffolk Road is the first road on the right.
Yuh ever think yuh ready for an exam and when yuh open de paper yuh double check tuh see what exam it is yuh supposed to be writing?
Yuh ever come out of an exam wondering why de hell yuh teacher say is a breeze and yuh ketch yuh ass?
Well that was my last exam today, Advertising.
We all walked out of that exam wondering WTF?
But at least it's over. Amen.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
And yet this is what happened this evening when I got home.