Friday, March 25, 2005

Its a holiday!!

Well hello again!

Today is a public holiday in Jamaica and so is Monday!!! Yes, you calculated right, a four day weekend! Most kingstonians are gone to different parts of the country for this weekend - Negril, Mobay, Ochi!! Its a big lime! I happen to still be in kingston but should be headed to Montego Bay on saturday afternoon. I will hit the beach on Sunday for the entire day. The beach at rosehall beach club must be the one of the best in the world!!! Yes i said it..IN THE WORLD!!! Its also the week before jamaica carnival and soca parties abound. I will however spend my weekend resting and relaxing because work has been very stressful lately and i expect that to continue when i return next week. Of course, i did take some work home with me. If i didn't i would feel extremely guilty for the entire weekend.

My boyfriend, his daughter and I are going to watch The Pacifier in the early afternoon and will probably spend the rest of the evening watching DVDs. I will probably attempt to do some work during our DVD watching period.

Tennis....well you know that i have taken a sabbatical from games....well i did play a tiebreak set to ten points with my coach yesterday and got 5 points off him......he was not amused!!!! I may soon return to my game playing ways......right now i am kind of feeling how Sharapova must be feeling after her 6-0 6-0 loss to Davenport!!!

Sigh...let me move on to the sadder aspects of life in Jamaica!! I finally saw another statistic on our murder figures. Up to wednesday the number of murders stood at 388 people, 147 more than the number of people killed up to the same period last year. Approximatley 1400 people were killed in Jamaica last year. Please also note that some murders are not reported and are thus not part of the official figures. At what point is the UN going to dispatch peacekeepers to our fair isle???? The government's new initiative is to use the defence force (soldiers) to beef up policing. While this may help, it really cannot work unless its on a sustained basis. And of course this may only be dealing with the symptoms of the disease instead of trying to get to the actual cause!!! Of course i certainly dont mind if when i am sick there is some medication that makes me feel better even if i am not cured.

Well i am out of here for now.....but see u all soon again.......

Monday, March 14, 2005

Life Mimics Music??

Ok...I know, I really should come here more often!!! I am really just very lazy!!! Spending all my internet time on some arbitrary bulletin board!!! LOL

Seriously now, in keeping with the title of this BLOG, we are in another state of anarchy...or it certainly sounds like it... Six people died in gunfights in Spanish Town, four died in another gunfight in August Town; a funeral which was attended by the Minister of Finance was shot up in Kingston...he had to run for cover; So did at least one of the English policemen (along with Bigga Ford) who went on the frontlines in Spanish Town. He reportedly remarked that the police were outgunned, those boys had AKs and automatic guns!!! And you thought Ele was joking when he requested that Aks be placed over di wall!!!

I am not sure anyone is tallying murders any more.. The total would probably send them into a state of shock.

And as unbelievable as it may seem, the majority of us continue on normally, watching the news to get our daily dose of Jamaica at war!!! You see, the violence tend to be localized in certain communities and once u avoid these areas you assume that you are safe!!! I think we will one day discover that in a nation at war, nobody is safe!!!

On to tennis!!! I am watching Aggasi vs Pavel at the pacific life open trying to catch some moves before my lesson tomorrow!! Unfortunately after a string of defeats (wont trouble you with the scores), I have requested of my coach that i play no more games until I think I am ready!!! Life's a bitch!! and then you die.......

Gone again....hopefully i will be back sooner rather than later!!!!