Monday, February 9, 2009

The Random Pleasures of Life in the Tropics


Wow, what a weekend. First there was the debut of Kingston Logic on TVJ's Entertainment Report, Friday night. The Rickards Bros and friends were all in house to watch it and celebrate.


Kingston Logic 2.0 premieres on Entertainment Report (TVJ JAMAICA) from Rickards Bros. on Vimeo.

I had barely recovered the next day when a friend called to invite me to watch the fourth day of the West Indies vs. England. Now i hadn't taken any interest in this cricket match at all thus far but i wasn't going to turn down the opportunity of a free ticket to Sabina Park to watch the West Indies play--from a box no less. And what a day it was. We reached just in time to watch the third wicket fall and it was all downhill from there for the English. I thought it hilarious when the band at the Mound started playing 'London Bridge is Falling Down' and the highpoint for me on an afternoon of pure peaks and summits was Etanna's visit to our box.
Etanna the strong one, flanked by Bridget Lewis (l) and Diedre Chang (r)

As if that weren't enough--in the evening i found myself within spitting distance of Tanya Stephens who gave a fabulous, intimate performance at Cold Front, the fund-raising event to get Kim-Marie Spence of CAPRI started on her Antarctic expedition.
Moi, Tanya Stephens and Denise Hunt
Tanya sang for almost an hour, thanking the audience for allowing her to lubricate her performance with red wine. Hey we were the lucky ones, coz the lyrics just kept flowing and the band, Dubtonic Kru, sounded good too. Imagine Tanya performing in your backyard, that was the vibe. Check out my video. I tell you, life in the tropics....

Jumped out of bed early the next morning to take part in the three mile Uni-T walkathon which produced a massive appetite for some good greasy breakfast food which i was able to find at Juici Patties--fry dumpling and callaloo and saltfish. Slept till one pm and then it was time to get ready to go up into the hills to visit a friend. Ignored all deadlines and just focused on socializing this weekend. No regrets. of course now i'm paying for it.

Here's a video of Tanya performing; quality not great but it gives you a flavour of the evening.

4 comments:

ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID said...

Hey Annie, enjoy yuhself! Life is just for living especially in the tropics. As a matter of fact,I man envy yuh. LOL!! Nuff respect!!

YardEdge said...

Sorry I missed the fundraiser...thx. for sharing...looks like it was great!

Ruthibelle said...

WooooW!! Annie, when I grow up, I wanna be like you, LOL!

No for real tho- that sounds like one terrific weekend! Live it up!

Annie Paul said...

EAR, thanks, yes, i needed a break, it was a fab weekend.

and Yardedge, sorry u missed it, it was kinda special.

and Ruthi, i wish i had been like u when i was young!