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Sweet Sweet TnT

by bigbear6208 on Saturday, March 14, 2009

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2009

This carnival season was truly a memorable one. The colors were amazing, the people were eccentric, and the food was beyond comprehension.

Here's a little history lesson...

Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago originally had its roots in both West African festivals and French Catholic carnival celebrations, where mask were donned and social visits ensued. When the use of drums and religious practices were prohibited, slaves (and then former slaves) found novel ways to pass on their heritage.

Carnival then grew with African influences from the slaves who added singing, dancing, and music to transform Carnival into what we see today. Carnival is celebrated two days before Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent. In the earliest times, similar celebrations were held at the end of crops being harvested, hence the Crop Over celebrations in some other Caribbean islands.

However, as harvest festivals were reduced, the festival time became co-terminous with French colonists' celebration, the pre-Lenten festival tied to the Roman Catholic carne vale (farewell to the flesh), in preparation for fasting and religious disciplines of Lent.

Have A Nice Day!!!

February 12th, 2009

by bigbear6208 on Friday, March 13, 2009

My Empress

Laila B.F. Borneo

Well let me start of by sorry to those that have been asking for my pictures. I have a great excuse for the delay. As you can see, I have been blessed from above with the most precious gift a man can ask for.

When I first laid on on her she was crying of course. New world, new noise and nothing to swim in. I would also be worried if I'm placed into a new environment. When I went up to her, I said "hi my love", she stopped crying and opened her eyes to see who was talking to her while she was in her mothers womb. Now she can connect a face with a voice. That was the greatest feeling in my entire life.

Like always, I tend to share some knowledge...

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

-Charles R. Swindoll

Have a Nice Day!