Tuesday, May 19, 2020

THE GOOD OLE JAMAICAN DAYS MEMBA WHEN (Remember When?) Part 4







1.       Memba a go undaneat the cellar fi the fowl egg (yes I do)

2.       Memba playing "Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack, All Dressed In Black Black Black"

3.       Memba a kick foot ball wid yu fren dem roun' a ball grong

4.       Memba when Cristmus come and we watch JohnCunu jump up and down and we get fraid?

5.       Memba yu madda sen yu go a shop and yu sing the list all the way deh ... "one pint milk, one bread, 1 lb a flour. But when yu reach deh, yu tell the shop keeper yu want "1 pint of bread, 1 lb of milk & a flour

6.       Memba when yu last yu madda money and yu fraid fi go back home because she might beat yu

7.       Memba settin up the roosta dem fi fight

8.       Memba all dem good duppy story, and nancy story wi 'ear growing up

9.       Memba how yu use to fraid fi walk a night cause yu tink sey black-heart-man woulda tek yu weh

1.   Memba when bokkle cut yu foot bottam dung a gully

1.   Memba when yu use to stone Missa Smith mango tree dem, and we use to tink seh him have gun

1.   Memba when yu left all day and go a rivva an go cook and when yu come come yu get a beaten

.   Memba when yu unifarm get dirty Monday marning, and Yu madda beat yu ina di evening

Sunday, March 1, 2020

THE GOOD OLE JAMAICAN DAYS MEMBA WHEN (Remember When?) Part 3




1.            Memba Christmas time when everybody a mek a suit fi gran market night, mama stay up a bake cake, draw sorrell, cook curry goat, don't figet the case a D&G soda and red stripe beer weh unda the bed


2.            Memba when a ginnep seed fly dung yu throat and smaddy 'ave fi lick yu back fi mek it fly back up


3.            Memba when yu swallow chewing gum & dem seh yu ago ded cause it ago tie up yu tripe Memba a come fram school and stap fi get the last piece a Miss Brown toeto and a sky juice


4.            Memba dem seh nuh buy nuh sky juice fram Mr. Tom because 'im ave sore foot


5.            Memba when dem seh nuh buy bun & cheeze from juicie cause him use di knife cut & clean him toenail


6.            Memba saving part a lunch money fi buy ice cream fram creamy weh come pan Sunday


7.            Memba a fling stone fi lick dung ginnep and the stone bus yu bredda head


8.            Memba the peanut man ... the jackfruit lady ... the orange man ... the sarda-pan man


9.            Memba a play marble wid yu bredren dem


10.          Memba a go a bush wid yu fadda

Monday, February 3, 2020

THE GOOD OLE JAMAICAN DAYS MEMBA WHEN (Remember When?) Part 2





1.            Memba when yu and yu fren dem decide seh unu a go run a boat, the biggest cart wheel dumplin yu eva si!


2.            Memba when coming fram school ina di rain and yu tek off yu shoes and walk barefoot all the way home a race board horse inna di gutter water


3.            Memba when dem use fi gi weh free milk powder and bulga rice a school, an' yu play milk powder war all the way home


4.            Memba when dem good rice and peas and chicken Sunday dinna with a nice refreshing glass ah carrot juice


5.            Memba when yu 'ave roast breadfruit and ackee and salt fish breakfast jus' barely a day afta yu Saturday Peas soup wid cho-cho, turnip, carrot an' punkin


6.            Memba when teacha beat yu because yu neva do yu homework


7.            Memba marning time when yu reach a school jus in time fi devotion and yu betta mek sure yu ave yu hym book and yu bible, yu pleat dem betta in order and yu khaki well starch


8.            Memba dem good ole starch uniform ( coudda stan up by demself ) and yu nice shine brown or black shoes


9.            Memba when yu madda use fi seh "Go pick a switch mek a beat yu"

Thursday, January 2, 2020

THE GOOD OLE JAMAICAN DAYS MEMBA WHEN (Remember When?) Part 1




1.            Memba when you do all you homework at school so dat as yuh reach home you ramp so til you hear smadddy shout out...

2.            "yuh madda a ccooooommme!" and yuh dash inna yuh house and change yuh school uniform as yuh would surely get a beaten fi inna yuh uniform at 6pm.

3.            Memba when yuh go school 7 days a week fi keep yuh outa trouble. Mon - Friday regular school and private lesson, saturday class, and sunday school at church which is a half day affair.

4.            Memba if yuh 'kin poopah lick' and bu'st out you pants, yuh get a beaten

5.            Memba 10 cent bulla and jackass corn

6.            Memba when you turn on the tv at 4pm and wait till JBC sign on at 5pm, stand at attention sing the national anthem, and den sit back and watch some cartoon. And dont figet di Big Bwoy story whey you did haffi hide and tell

7.            Memba when yu a come fram school and stop fi pick cherry off Mass John cherry tree and dawg run yu dung

8.            Memba when yu madda sen yu fi tek the clothes fram affa di line but yu wait til night den yu fraid fi go by yuself

9.            Memba when yu fraid fi go a shop by yuself a night because Miss Matty jus' dead and yu tink yu might si har duppy

Monday, December 2, 2019

How can you create wealth?




What is wealth? Is it a salary? Is it an income? From an economics perspective it is all things that have a monetary or exchange value, as well as anything that has utility and is capable of being appropriated or exchanged. Many people wonder what the best way to attain wealth. Well, here are some ways to acquire it:

1.       Have a sound framework on what are your interests.
2.       Own a few high quality business
3.       Use other people’s money prudently
4.       Have a long term investment strategy

They are other types of wealth such as health, good family and true friends. They don’t have a monitory price but just as valuable. To maintain or obtain those intangibles, keep the following in mind:

1.       Time is valuable, use it wisely
2.       Integrity is everything
3.       Physical presence carries more weight than a phone call or an email
4.       Be humane; treat others how you want to be treated for bad karma will visit you.

Friday, November 1, 2019

A Leaders View




Good leaders are able to asses a situation and foreshadow its future. They take what is in from of them and create a blueprint that will enable them to stay relevant.  All organizations have a leader; whether it is home, school, work one person has to set the agenda for the group’s survival. Are you up to the task? All leaders must consider the following:
1.      
TTime                                                                                                                                                                   It maximizes production and minimizes stress.
2.       People                                                                                                                                                          They use people’s talent effectively under proper supervision
3.       Money                                                                                                                                                           use as a tool not as a weapon bill have to be paid and goals can be accomplished
4.       Pronoun                                                                                                                                                       This is the difference between manger and leaders. There is no I in we; remember to use we, us and ours.
5.       Meetings                                                                                                                                                   Make sure it has a purpose and agenda or else there will be no incentive to attend the future ones.
6.       Networking                                                                                                                                                  This strengthens the organizations ecosystem. You learn from others, for no one is an island.
7.       Vision                                                                                                                                                              Tie the past position to the future. You can mark accomplishment based on how far you have come to where you are going.
8.       Teams                                                                                                                                                          Give some power and authority to others in the group, so they feel their presence is valued.
9.       Transparency                                                                                                                                                   For a group to survive, integrity is everything. It should be real time, real talk to issues and no surprises.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Awaken the entrepreneur within




Are you getting tired of your 9-5? Ever dream about being your own boss? If so, then you must begin to develop a boss mindset. A blueprint will lead you in that direction. Remember this is an inside job that will lead to outside actions. Practice these things on a regular basis:

1.     Invest as much as you can in training education and knowledge. Libraries and the internet offers free classes.

2.     Have faith and belief in yourself becoming successful.

3.     Examine your surroundings. Who supports you when you share your dream verses who puts you down. Minimalize your interaction with the person putting you down. They are a vexation to your spirit and progress.

4.     Meditate 10- 20 minutes daily. Everything starts in the mind. See it to achieve it.
Money gives you choices. This does not make you a bad person for looking out for number #1. However, morality and integrity must always be a part of your decision. Your purpose for providing a product or service should fulfill a need. This will be the catalyst to bring it into being and encourage productivity. Always do things that will push you forward positively.