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December 14th, 2008

by bigbear6208 on Thursday, December 18, 2008

TCL Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra
Photos By Akil Borneo

Today, the National Steel Pan Orchestra as well as The TCL Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchester played tonight at the Skiffle Bunch pan yard tonight.
Here is a brief history on the group. (Feel free to check there website as well.)

Since 1977, The TCL Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra has been the leader among Traditional or 'Pan Around the Neck' groups in Trinidad and Tobago. In 1993, having matured through this rewarding and illustrious apprenticeship,they donned Conventional Band Status and have since challenged the very best in that category. As a prelude to this status and broadening their cultural horizons into Indian Music categories as well; they entered as a Convention band and placed 6th in the first ever Pan Ramajay Competition in 1989 and came 2nd in the Hindi Nidhi Competition of 1990.
Tonight was just amazing. The blissful melody of of every beat joining together to create such delicate sound. It is something you have to experience for yourself.
Don't worry you will find me playing for panorama next year.

December 4th, 2008

by bigbear6208

A Christmas Show
Photos by Akil Borneo
Tonight, I went to a Christmas show which was performed by
a group of talented young ladies and gentleman.


by bigbear6208 on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

I want to thank all of the viewers that contributes to creation of such great traffic.

Now it is time to for me to give back. I would the like opinion from my viewers on what picture they would love to see me take.
I am open to any suggestions, and I love challenges. So please do not be bashful is selecting a choice.

Photo By. Akil S. Borneo
The Mall, Central Park

Cultural Explosion

by bigbear6208 on Tuesday, December 02, 2008

-A Cultural Explosion-

I had an eventful weekend, went to all types of events and shows.

The man caught my attention, most people can't play two flutes at once. He is part of a parang group.
Parang is a type of music with Caribbean and Latin American cultural influences. The word is derived from the Spanish word parranda, meaning 'merry-making' or 'a group of serenaders'. Parang is a popular folk music of Trinidad and Tobago, it is part of the Island's Hispanic heritage that originated from over 400 years ago during Spanish rule in Venezuela.

-Moko Jumbies-

Moko Jumbies are stilt walkers or dancers. The origin of the term may come from "Moko" (a possible reference to an African god) and "jumbi", a west Indian term for a ghost or spirit that may have been derived from the Kongo language word zumbi. The Moko Jumbies are thought to originate from West African tradition brought to the Caribbean. Thanks

Dont worry more pictures to come

Have a Nice Day

The Beginning

by bigbear6208 on Friday, November 28, 2008


-Trinidad Sunrise-

Today I woke up at exactly 6:05 am and saw a spark of yellow forcing its way into my room. I was sharp as an razors edge. So I went outside on my step and saw one of the most beautiful sunrises in a long time.

I took this picture to signify the beginning of a new chapter in my life. How cliche? New chapter, new book, new page.... how many times are you going to hear those terms. Well, Akil Stephon Borneo is waking up to a new sunrise.

Let's hope that the next picture of a sunset will be my last.

-Have a Good Day-

Greetings from Trinidad

by bigbear6208 on Monday, November 24, 2008

I know its been a while since I graced my viewers with my work. I moved back to Trinidad and I am in the process of setting up a structured foundation. (Internet, cable, networking, etc.)

But do not worry my fellow viewers, moments frozen in time will shared very shortly.

Have a Nice day!!

Lorena K.C. Clark

by bigbear6208 on Friday, November 14, 2008

Lorena K.C. Clark

Beautiful Children

by bigbear6208 on Monday, November 10, 2008

I went to a birthday party the other day, and I couldn't help but notice these beautiful faces.

Water Spouts

by bigbear6208 on Friday, November 07, 2008

Water Spouts of Imagination

In the middle of my world, I constantly observe the space where sky never changes color. If strangers pass my special place, they will see unlimited amounts of blissful characters.

If they are extra observant, they will see clear glass vase holding an apple tree, its vibrant color proof of the seasons that have went by without anyone being there to witness such amazing transformation.

So don't worry in my world everyone knows me, so I'm famous.

Nothing special... Just my unique imagination.

Contest Vol #1 Issue #1

by bigbear6208 on Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Contest Vol# 1. Issue # 1

I want to start by saying thank you to my readers and my viewers. This time I gave you (the readers) the opportunity to show off your talent.

It was hard choosing a winner. But, ba sed on overall composition and technique, this is the winner. It was taken by JUAN DIEGUEZ. To check out his photos visit his Flickr account. (CLICK HERE)

Interesting Facts:
Taken With an- Olympus E-3
Exposure -4 seconds
Aperture- f/5.6
ISO -100

Once again thank you to all the participants that participated. Now its time to conger up another contest that well be a bit more challenging. After all, who doesn't like brain twisters....

by bigbear6208

Check It Out

Blogging With Success (BWS) was launched on November 1, 2008. BWS is a team blog aimed at new and developing bloggers who want to find the most effective path to their blog's success. Our writers we will cover the key spots, lighting up your path. Posts will contain the best strategies and tips for starting, fine tuning, improving and promoting your blog.

Whats also cool about it, 4 writers with individual skills came together from 4 corners of the world to assist fellow bloggers.

Check It Out


by bigbear6208 on Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Picture Taken By:
W.R. Cooper

"Would u have ever thought that the first election you would ever vote in would be this historical..."
-Siohban Traverso

November 4th, 2008, We elect Senator Barack Obama to guide this country as president of the United States. The is a historical election. Not only because he is the first African American president, but its time to start worrying about our people rather than how rich we can make Wall Street.

This day will live in our memories as long as we live, we will be told to future generations. And remember America, from the inspirational endeavors and words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.........

"We shall overcome"

One More Day

by bigbear6208

One more day until the contest is over. I received some nice pictures so far
Please send all images to my e-mail ->, Subject, Contest.

The Blanket of Night

by bigbear6208

The Blanket of Night

The picture above is my first attempt at making a panoramic picture. I took three pictures and converted into one. I was at South Street Sea Port. When I took this picture.

Dont Forget to GO out and VOTE!!!!


by bigbear6208


As you probably aware by know Senator Barrack Obama's grandmother died today. The day before election.

Sad to say I admire this man. Facing adversity since this campaign started. Holding his head high when his opponents tries to belittle him. That is truly a perfect example characteristics defined by EPICNESS.

Follow me...
His Entire life his grandmother has been hid pillar. She guided him through a country in which the influence of negative behavior is common.
Leading up to this very day. The day before one of the most important days of Mr. Obama's life. She was like his guardian angel. Protecting him from everything.

That is LOVE.