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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Reggae Falls

As I told you in my last post, I was planning to go on a little excursion on Sunday. Well that's exactly what I did. One of my coworkers organized a trip and cook-out at Reggae Falls, in the deep rural hills of St. Thomas. St. Thomas is located at the easternmost tip of the island just south of my home parish, Portland. Reggae Falls is actually not a natural waterfall, but a man-made damn that is no longer in use by the nation's water supplier. However, it provides the locals and the visitors alike with a place to relax and enjoy themselves. So, without further ado, here are the pictures.

I took this one after the disembark from my vehicle on the trek down to the river. As you can see it is deep in the country-side.

A shot of the breath-taking man-made waterfalls.

Another picture of Reggae Falls taken by Stunnercam. At the top left you can see the massive water pipe that was used to transport the water.

Stunnercam getting up close and personal with the falls/dam.

Aside from enjoying myself in the water, I also enjoyed a couple cups of real Jamaican Mannish Water (Goat soup made from various parts of the Ram including the head and feet) as well as some Curried Goat, Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork and Rice and Peas! To wash it all down was some good ole' Jamaican Sorrel drink mixed with some authentic Appleton Overproof Jamaican White Rum! Yuh know who fa gut did full!

I enjoyed myself, as this was a welcomed break from the stress of school, work and all the anxieties of life. Apart from work that was my weekend in a nut-shell. How was your holiday weekend?

Friday, April 14, 2006

Just Droppin' A Weekend Post

A rough week has come to an end. I finally did my presentation and it went well, despite the fact that I ran a bit over the time. I handed in my final lab and did one of the worst tests I have ever done. I have never did so many "eenie-meenie-minie-mos" in a multiple choice before, I mean I didn't know anything, but it was comforting to know that it wasn't me alone, the whole class was doing the same thing! Now all I have to do is to fine tune my book and get it bound and start some serious studying. I hate studying! I have my two exams only a day apart, so I have to focus on both courses for the next two weeks. Then it will be freedom! Freedom at last!...until August.

At last some rain has been moistening the land. Yes every afternoon at about 2:30, you can bet on it that there will be a couple of showers of rain. The rain has been falling every afternoon since week. It is a well-deserved break from the dry season that we were experiencing. We get a nice mix: brilliant sunshine in the mornings, showers of rain in the afternoon and cool nights.

Well another long holiday weekend. As usual I won't be enjoying it, I am working the whole weekend, except for Sunday. Got to make some money to pay the bills and the government. I should be going on an excursion to the country on Sunday. If all goes well I will have some wonderful pics of this beautiful island to share with you!

Here is a pic for the weekend. Hope you all like this one. I took it last year after a shower of rain early one morning.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Crunch Time!

I have been so busy! I can't even find time to blog, nor even to read any blogs! School have mi unda pressure! Test, Lab to write up and my presentation all next week Wednesday! Then finals are just 3 weeks from now!

Anyway here is a pic for the weekend. I wish I was there, instead of home studying and doing assignments.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Jamaican Easter Tradition - Easter Bun and Cheese

At this time of the year many around the world and in the Caribbean celebrate Easter. For many of Christian beliefs, Easter is the time of the year that they commemorate the death of Jesus Christ.

Cultures around the world vary greatly, and the celebration of Easter is no different. Jamaica is a nation that is predominantly of Christian belief. Some professed Christians begin the Easter season with Lent, where they go into a period of fasting while others deny themselves of certain pleasures of the flesh. Many Jamaicans ensure that they are present at church on Easter Sunday to offer thanksgiving for the sacrifice Christ made for mankind, while for some it spans Good Friday to Easter Monday. While for those who do not celebrate Easter, welcome the public holiday and a break from work to visit family and friends and to party. Since the 90s this time of the year is the climax of the Carnival celebrations, marked by several Blow-Out fetes, Jouvert and the Road March.

However, this time of year is most famous in Jamaica, especially to the children, for the long time tradition of Easter Bun and Cheese! At this time of the year local bakeries are kept busy supplying a nation craving for the sweet, spicy, raisin filled bun with the locally famous Tastee Cheese. The Easter bun is basically a modified version of the Jamaican spice bun, that is available all year. The Easter bun is noticeably sweeter than the ordinary spice bun and loaded with raisins. Also it is a bit more moist than the ordinary spice bun as well as somewhat bigger than the spice book. Whereas, the ordinary bun is packaged in plastic, the Easter Bun will not settle for that, it is not only wrapped in plastic, but it is also packaged in decorative boxes which uniquely identify it. Easter Buns differ slightly in taste and texture due to the recipes used by the various local bakeries. The most popular Easter buns include HTB, Yummy and Maxfield Easter Buns. On the other hand, many Jamaicans prefer to employ their own family recipes and bake their own Easter Buns. The Easter bun would not be complete with a slice or two of cheese and the cheese of choice is Tastee Cheese. Yes, there will be Easter Bun and cheese in the hands and bellies of Jamaicans for the next few weeks.

That's just a brief description of how Easter is celebrated here in Jamaica. How is Easter celebrated in your Country?