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Friday, August 01, 2008

Tis Carnival Time Again!!!

"Waaave, hold it! Waaave just hold it! Hold it, hold it, hold it....NOW LET IT GO!!!... Faye-Anne Lyons - Get On

Yes, believe it or not I am awake at an ungodly hour. The joys of having executive hours and working from Tuesday to Thursday really do pay off. This weekend being both a holiday and Caribana down here, has the city humming and getting ready to come alive on Saturday. So you know I am in my glee because it is time to celebrate the West Indian culture with food, feteing and fun! My agenda is full, but I will decide next week if there was anything worth talking about. So for now, for my American (and Canadian) massive that plan to come down, across or whatever and check out the festivities, you can find all your Caribana info here. Remember that there are a lot of things to do besides Caribana going on this weekend. There is also the Irie Music Festival being presented by one of my editors, for those who are not feeling the soca vibe and prefer a bit of reggae instead. So there is a choice! However, I will be preferrential and say do the soca of course! Have to support my culture! You can find more info here. Also, it would be nice if everyone would take a bit of time to school themselves on the history of carnival. Contrary to popular belief, it is not all about prancing around half naked and wukin' up you know. There is a history behind everything from the time carnival falls right up to the Mas costumes and J'Ouvert. And no, carnival is not just in Trinidad and Tobago or the West Indies for that matter. If you are interested, here is a quick guide, check it out. Please remember to be on your best behavior, enjoy the festivities and most of all be mindful at all times. Enjoy de lime!!! (translation=have fun hanging out!)

St. Lucian women doing the damn thing in 2008!

The other thing I absolutely had to mention is - YOU HAVE TO SEE BATMAN:THE DARK KNIGHT IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT AS YET!! The sequel was better than the first installment and will have you wondering what the hell hit you when you leave the theatre. It is not just about the caped crusader, but about morality, social injustices, choosing the right path when faced with the fork in the road and dealing with the concequences from the choices that you make. I was STUNNED after the film, Heath Ledger was WICKED (but keep in mind that it is a Batman movie, not "The Heath Ledger show...although he did do a wicked job. He had me in stitches!) and deserves that Oscar nomination-if anything. Again, go and see it, you will not regret it. If you have seen it already, let me know what you thought.

Flashback of the day: No flashback today, this is all I want to hear in my head this weekend...try and keep up!

Some Trini vibes...

Some Bajan vibes...

And of course some Lucian vibes!

See y'all soon...if I can peel myself off the bed I may have Monday Madness for ya...

Tha Connoisseur


QH said...

Carnivale indeed, lol.-QH

Tha Connoisseur said...

qh: Boooooyyy, you just don't know! I am still trying to put myself together...lol