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Happy Independence Jamaica

written by owen, Mon, 07th Aug 2006 at 12:21 pm

You're certainly getting on in age. Can't believe you're now 44! Wow! For a tiny island, you've made some serious strides boy (or are you a girl? hmm, I wonder). What I like about you is that you put so much energy into things that you get involved in and so you're relatively well-known. Unfortunately, you're known for the bad as well as the good. So yes, you've made your mark in the more

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michael_halvorsen commented: Happy B-day Jamaica. You deserve it. ... read 4 more

Auto Insurance

written by owen, Sun, 02nd Jul 2006 at 11:22 pm

All I remember is thinking I wanna be like them. The auto insurance bastards actually wanted to charge me $125,000 JMD for one year of comprehensive insurance. Reason being that my license in only 11 months old and I have failed the mandatory drug test they administered to me over the phone. Lesson learned? get your drivers license as soon as possible. I never understood before, I never knew what love was for. The also asked how much the car cost. I told them $500,000 JMD. Another company said that they don't even give insurance to anybody with a drivers license less that 2 yrs old.
A female friend of mine (with herpes) said that they also take the cost of the car and the fact that I am 25, unmarried, computer programmer, with a blog, no kids, lots of free time, no steady girlfriend, account on wheels, no house, into account.

Coupled with the fact that 2 serious accidents occurred in Kingston and Ocho Rios recently. The wheelsjamaica people are on a "drive slow" but no body listens. Tamika promised to sell me her 98 civic hatch, bitch car, with sun roof when she gets back - pray for me. For $450,000 with 130,000 miles on the clock, Its green - not a hype color but I guess I could get some stickers and make it look all "fast and the furious". I hope nobody steals it before I get to buy it or nodody steals it during or after I buy it. Debie at General Automotive Insurance says she can get me better deal ($88,000) . Never judge a company by its old website. She could tell from my voice that I'm high. Your bueatiful.

How by the time ATI comes around I'll have a car and be able to make plans for the next one i.e. if I don't crash and die. Surrender my soul. Its a Bitter Sweet Symphony thats life, try make ends meet, your a slave to the money then you die. I have a girlfriend that gets all pissed when I refer to life a series of obvious misfortunes and says that what ever you say "is very powerful". I reply by saying that the Lord works in mysterious ways and you can't go around thinking that your not going to die suddenly. All things come to those who wait. Have a little faith. I am not cynical, I'm objective. I might have pushed her too far - I am sorry.

Currently the Jamaican Dollar JMD is almost $67.00 to $1 USD. :(

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michael_halvorsen commented: Owen... I love reading your website. I seriously do. I look forward to your updates. Thanks for that. I might be coming to Jamaica. Seriously Mann. Is where you live have any resort like places to go?? How much do you smoke? How much is, say 28 grams? ... read 47 more

nwc and jutc strike

written by owen, Wed, 21st Jun 2006 at 10:53 pm

National wather commission and Jamaica urban transport company decided they were gonna strike.. the jutc strike strated yesterday at 5pm (yeh when i get off from work) so there was no bus to take me home.. nice work you assholes. eventually i get something. i get home about 6:30 or 7, take a 30 minute nap, then about at 8 i said time for a shower....... NO WATER. (these nwc bastards) and i'm one of the unfortunate ones who dont have a tank so i mean there was no water.

full post at Taylors Tribulations: nwc and jutc strike

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Gods Child commented: Seems like you need an oil drum to catch rainwater. Or you could go on strike too--can't beat em, join em. ... read 12 more

Casino watch

written by owen, Mon, 12th Jun 2006 at 7:06 pm

There is something here;

She says: hey u busy
I say: deya
She says: wat a gwaan
I say: deya, trying to get some stuff finished before I leave
She says: k
I say: so whats up
I say: no gym today?
I say: check out link to products/ Timepiece / Pathfinder
I say: sorry wrong window
She says: wats this
I say: sorry wrong window
I say: its a casio watch
I say: obviously
She says: y would u send a casino watch 2 me u hear i gamble
I say: ok
I say: so ah whats up
I say: I'm going to post this on a website.
She says: broken hearted cant tell if someone is using me or not
She says: i need some advise from u been dats u r a guy too

But the watch is cool though, look at the features!!

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Mad Bull commented: Dis a di real bad man watch: [url][caption]G-Shock/DW5600E-1V[/url] ... read 14 more

What is caribbean music

written by owen, Sat, 06th May 2006 at 12:14 am

So with the unset of a new "caribbean music" cable channel I instantly noticed something odd. It seems to be pushing this thing they call "caribbean music". The first time I heard this connotation I wondered what in the world is the "caribbean music" of which they speak of? Because I listen a-lot of music. And by "a-lot" I am not referring to the radio, music videos or stuff that people consider as "popular". And one thing I have learn is that music isn't just a sequence of notes, some lyrics and instruments on a beat. It is a form of expression, a conversation, a culture of a people and a part of history itself. No matter how annoying it sounds.

Now back to this "caribbean music" thing. It appears to me that what they are inadvertently trying to do is create a new genre. A genre in which they can cluster all that is original and diverse about the Caribbean ( possibly south america ) into a single, neat and manageable form. I don't know, maybe I'm the only person that noticed this but I see this as a negative rather than a plus for the musicians. As far as I see it once they have this "caribbean music" thing established, your going to start having the "caribbean music" awards in which Soca, Dancehall, Samba and Reggaton are all going to be sub-secs of something called "caribbean music". As if they are not genre in themselves.

As I'm typing my computer's New Oxford American Dictionary highlighted the words "Soca" and "Dancehall" as incorrectly spelled. It suggests that Dancehall is actually Dance-hall. I hate when it does that. Right now this document is littered with red underlines. Hasn't Soca and Dancehall music been around for like 15 years now? Or maybe we are still trapped in the closet. Either way this "caribbean music" thing that I see them selling really doesn't seem quite right. I watch the channel and most of the time they are either playing Reggaeton, or Dancehall music. Every now an again they will drop in some Old Reggae, Dub, Rap, HipHop and Latin music which I can't classify yet. I don't even know where this station is maybe it operates from an island in the middle of the caribbean ocean. Either way I would prefer they keep it as "music of the caribbean" rather than "caribbean music".

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tristan commented: Damien Marley has been being played a lot lately on Triple J here in Asutralia. ... read 228 more

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