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    Registered User deoriginalrudeboy is offline
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    Your Island's Worth

    Does it ever bother you, that ppl don't appreciate your island like you do? That all they see is the exterior of its beauty, and not the history, and heart of the ppl who comprise your land.
    I was thinking today, of how many ppl on the mix, and not just on the mix, would actually go to trinidad, not just for carnival, but just for a regular visit any time of the year. It made me think that, maybe ppl only see little trinidad and tobago for their carnival, and nothing else.
    like if barbados didn't have any beaches, or cropover, would ppl still be attracted to it?
    i know of so many first-generation americans, who feel they are trini2de bone, or bajan at heart, or lucian, jamaican, vincy whatever, but if it wasn't for a season of carnival, a beach to bathe in, they would never go. I know of trini-mericans, who claim to be trini so bad, but do not go other then carnival, b/c they feel its boring.
    i know, i never need a reason to go "home." if an opportunity presents itself, i am there, with both hands swinging, happy to go.
    Sometimes it bothers me, that ppl claim to love these islands so bad, and they have so much compassion, that if u stripped away the exterior, and gave it to them raw, that they wouldn't appreciate the natural beauty of a sunday afternoon rain, the horn of a maxi, the crow of a rooster, the rainbow in the sky after an afternoon rain coming from behind the mountain. the ole talk in the gallery. the sunday dinner. old men playin cards, drinking smoking, n liming on the mainroad. the accent, the talk of a maco, the laugh of the elder, little children in the road playin games, skipping rocks in the river, etc.
    so for me, you can take away all the beaches, all the carnival, all the bachannal, and just give me the tnt that i know, and i am happy. for the things i just mentioned, that is all i need to make my trip complete when i go "home." it is the fact that i know i am where i am suppose to be. i here w/ all of my family, it's like a reconnecting of my soul.


    just a thought.
    Last edited by deoriginalrudeboy; 02-07-2004 at 12:29 AM.

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    TRiNi TiL aH Die... LaDY TRooKLyN's Avatar LaDY TRooKLyN is offline
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    tuh me...
    bein "trini tuh de marrow"...
    (appropriately nicknamed by soli )...
    means lovin any an everyting bout tdad an bago...
    yes...
    ah love de food...
    ah love de culture...
    ah love de music...
    ah love de people...
    ah love badin in de river...
    ah love goin tuh de beach...
    ah love de bachannal...
    ah love de lifestyle...
    ah even love de smell ah de "mosquito bush" bunnin at nite...
    in truth an in fact...
    ah see carnival as a plus tuh what tdad an bago hatta offer de world...
    ah cyah give yuh juss one reason why ah love meh country...
    buh it have one ting ah do kno...
    ah kno everytime ah leavin piarco...
    an de plane juss flyin over de mountains...
    ah does feel like a leavin a part ah me dey...
    an de trute is, yes, ah leavin sumthing...
    ah leavin meh soul...
    cuz dais whey meh spirit does be at ease...

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    IMIX ATTORNEY GENERAL Trinibaje's Avatar Trinibaje is offline
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    Originally posted by LaDY TRooKLyN
    tuh me...
    bein "trini tuh de marrow"...
    (appropriately nicknamed by soli )...
    means lovin any an everyting bout tdad an bago...
    yes...
    ah love de food...
    ah love de culture...
    ah love de music...
    ah love de people...
    ah love badin in de river...
    ah love goin tuh de beach...
    ah love de bachannal...
    ah love de lifestyle...
    ah even love de smell ah de "mosquito bush" bunnin at nite...
    in truth an in fact...
    ah see carnival as a plus tuh what tdad an bago hatta offer de world...
    ah cyah give yuh juss one reason why ah love meh country...
    buh it have one ting ah do kno...
    ah kno everytime ah leavin piarco...
    an de plane juss flyin over de mountains...
    ah does feel like a leavin a part ah me dey...
    an de trute is, yes, ah leavin sumthing...
    ah leavin meh soul...
    cuz dais whey meh spirit does be at ease...
    yuh poor grandfadda and to think you are his favourite grand chile

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