Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
As usual there is never a dull moment in my life, so after dealing with my aunt's funeral...Christmas decorating for offices...trying to decorate and "put away" my own house...collecting boots every weekend…planning my office Christmas party which is today…I have only now managed to come up for a small bit of air!
So on with my topic.
So I went and maccoed…err…checked out the site and I was very impressed. And I am not one who is easily impressed eh let me tell you!
The site itself is well laid out and aesthetically pleasing.
No setta ting all over de place like some of dem crazy sites around, and it real easy to use.
Being impressed as I said, and being an absolute watch fanatic, I found myself signing up earlier this week (Tuesday I think) and ended up purchasing these two fab! new watches to add to my collection.
So my order was placed and I waited for my items to be delivered (They promise delivery in 3 days). I thought to myself “Ah ha! This is where it go fall dong!!”
Well look who went and make me a liar!
I got a call yesterday (Thursday) advising me that my items would be delivered the following day by 9:30am.
Lo and behold, at 9:35 this morning a gentleman comes to my office to see me, (I was totally clueless as I had completely forgotten all about the delivery) and my two gorgeous new watches were delivered. I paid my money (yes, is cash on delivery, satisfaction guaranteed!) and got the opportunity to speak with Mr. Michael Blake, who is the man behind Trendytt. Yes, I said the man, not the woman.
Michael is a very TALL, well spoken gentleman who told me that this is not his full time job, and he used to sell his jewellery out of his home before. The items on the website are all in stock so there is no waiting for anything to be shipped.
Michael is the one who actually selects the pieces and his wife is the Admin.
What I like about the Trendytt, is that only a few items are brought in so is not you, the marish and the parish will be rocking the same item.
I told Michael that he would definitely be seeing me again as I plan to be a regular shopper at Trendytt :D
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Though Margaret is old enough to be my mom, she was my Carnival liming partner. From Moka to Flour to Fire to ONE, we did it all. The only thing we did separately was play mas.
Rest In Peace Aunty. You will forever be in my thoughts.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Well the story is this, I typed up my review all good and everything, and due to no fault of mine (I say blame Bill Gates), I lost the file.
After typing close to 3 pages, I just wasn't up to doing it all over again...sorry.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Met the band at the side of the road and started to get dressed in public! The band left me still dressing and I bounced them up just as they were finishing crossing Adam Smith Square and got a jump with the last section. **YAYY!*But then the band decided it was getting too late and dark so they turned around and went back to the mas camp!
*wake up in cold sweat*
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Time: 5:30 A.M.
After waking up at 4:00 o'clock this morning and just reaching home, allyuh will get my review after I sleep and get up later... *yawn*
Mac Farlane speaks about Africa
Unveiling the sections
Dancers at the start of the presentation
The 19 sections of Africa are:
MASSAI LION HUNTERS
FEMALE: KASENA WOMAN
MALE: BATAKARI WARRIOR
MASSAI RED DANCERS
BERBER FESTIVAL DANCERS
THE DAMA SPIRIT DANCERS
MALE: NOBLEMAN OF THE EMIR’S COURT
SHAI WOMANHOOD CEEMONY from GHANA
ELEPHANT MASK DANCERS
HIMBA BRIDE & GROOM
GOLI MASK DANCERS
from THE IVORY COAST
RASHAIDA BRIDE & GROOM
from SOUTH AFRICA
“AFRICA, HER PEOPLE, HER GLORY, HER TEARS”
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Anyhoo...having decided I was playing in IP the next thing to decide was what section to play in..DUH! The one the named in my honour of course!
By the time I decide I going to register in Afro Disiac though, the next morning on the website, what could greet me but a SOLD OUT! I was real disappointed cause none of the other sections really caught my attention like that one.
Upon hearing of my dilemma, and knowing how much I liked this particular costume, a friend of mine made some calls to someone who made some calls (yuh know how it is in Trini) and I got that all important text "we going to the mas camp tomorrow to get you in, bring yuh money and come!" (well it eh say dat exactly eh, but I done delete the evid...err...text already).
So YAYY!!! I reached to IP mas camp the next day with my money in hand.
Walked around, took some pics of the costumes, which up to that time I had not seen up close other than at the launch. Costumes looking nice and I getting excited. Some looking even nicer than I first thought!
While waiting, I tried on some bras and bikini bottom to make sure I had the right size and then went to the person who would sign me up.
I signed up both myself and a friend (if yuh have the strings pull them right?) in Afro Disiack...one big headpiece, one small headpiece and backpack. So I'm signed up and I waiting for my receipt.
But I keep looking at this next costume (not saying which) and the more I look at it, the more I love it! The costume is calling my name ever so quietly...*whisper* "Ayeceee...ayyceee"
The FL is simply gorgeous. Love the backpack, love the headpiece!
I do a quick consult with my friend and they say "Go for it!" So my Afro Disiac registration form is torn up and I register in my [undisclosed] section. :D
Registration on that day was a breeze and took less than 15 minutes. After taking my info I was sent to the cashier and paid my money, collected my receipt and I was set.
So Carnival 2009 look for me in IP! If you think you know what section I'm in, select it in the poll on the right hand side of the page.
.Island People in de air!!!
Monday, September 08, 2008
With an overwhelming 35 votes...TRIBE's Spangled Cottinga!!
Followed by Spice's - Melilot Blue (not for the big boobies people though, sorry) with 15 votes
And in third place is Island People's - Heavenly Skies
The blue monokinis have it!
Sorry guys :(
The website isn't up as yet but some of the section names are:
Explosive Ember- A Hot Bite
Saturday, August 30, 2008
This is after I was hustling home, missing my getting my hair braided, and hustling back into town to get to Ambassador.
Anyhoo, Saucy left and I stayed to see my band's launch.
Chutney Soca Monarch
Another section with three female versions of this costume. I liked the more traditional interpretation of this costume.
Green with Envy
The frontline for this costume had an interesting detail where the fan could be attached to the back of the belt and made into a bumsee bustle.
I don't understand how the section Green with Envy falls into the whole Carnival is Bacchanal
The chick who modelled the frontline costume real throw me for six with the off colour shoes though.
I like the bra and belt desing of this costume, but not neccessarily the headpiece and backpack which reminds me of the design for Angel Fish of last year.
backline tail. I also thought the wings on the frontline looked a bit flimsy.
The men's costumes are all very standard and consists of a fedora with four feathers, a neck piece and arm piece. Very generic.
Shortly after the presentation I left Club Ambassador and made my way home.
I give Ronnie & Caro's 2009 band launch 6 boas out of 10.