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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Campaigning For A Dream

2012 Honda Civic
In 2005 the newest shape of the well know Honda Civic was released and your boy Stunner immediately started to drool. Yes, This was the car I wanted, awesome sort shape, optional bigger engine rated at 1800cc, futuristic dashboard, yes all that I was looking for. But when it was time to sell my 1998 Honda Civic and buy the object of my obsession I was brought to reality! Yes, the cost of the new Civic certainly slapped me across my face like a brick of reality! I searched high and low, car lot to car lot and importer to importer but alas, the price was still out of my reach. I conceded and settled for the next best thing, a 2004 Honda Civic. It wasn't what I rally wanted, but it was close enough for my struggling pocket. But I continued to lust like a dog in heat every year that a new Civic came out. Wishing, and hoping. Would I ever be able to own a Civic, even more so that I was made redundant mid 2009?

Article on The Gleaner website
Jus when all seemed dismal and all hope had seemed to be dashed to pieces a glimmer of hope popped up just when I least expected it! There I was browsing The Gleaner online when I saw the article "Write to drive - 2012 Honda Civic Up For Grabs"! After reading the simple entry requirements I decided this was my ticket to fullfil my dreams to own the Civic I always wanted! How could I not give it a try! The timing of this competition could not be better as I am about to embark on my island photography tour! I immediately started to picture myself embarking on my journeys in comfort and style! Powerful 1800cc engine for when I need that extra kick, spacious interior to hold all my gear and controls on the steering wheel for even safer driving! Mi want it!!!

My entry page (in English)
For me to qualify to win I must be one of the top five contestants in Jamaica with the most points and I must test drive the 2012 Honda Civic! I gain points by getting votes on my entry page as well as from sharing my entry page and test driving the car. So I have embarked on a campaign to gain votes in a bid to rack up my points to ensure eligibility! I have also scheduled my appointment to test drive the 2012 Honda Civic at ATL and will be posting that experience in the form of a video for you all!

Hopefully all will go as planned and I will seize my chance to win the 2012 and realize my dream! However, hoping alone wont help, I need your help! Yes I need you all to help me to fullfil my dream by going to my entry page and cast your vote once per day, every day till March 31. It's so easy and takes less than 10 seconds. Jus click on the link below and click the "Vote for my entry button"

*If the page is in Spanish, there is a link at the lower right hand corner of the page to change it to english.

Thank you all for your support and I will keep you all updated on the progress of the competition! So VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wyndham Wedding Spectacular

One of the Wedding Cake decorations on display
On Saturday I went to the recently held Wyndham Wedding Spectacular at the Wyndham Hotel in Kingston. I have never been to this wedding expo before and in fact this was the first I was hearing of it. However, I am more familiar with the Jamaica Pegasus Wedding Extravaganza which is normally held a little later in the year. So even though I had an idea of what a wedding expo is all about I wasn't sure of what to expect of this new on. Will it be the same as the Pegasus show?

A model showing off one one the wedding dresses at the expo
The first thing I noticed about the Wyndham Wedding Spectacular was that it was not as large as the one held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in fact it seems as small as a half the footprint. However, it had a similar theme, boothes setup throughout the venue featuring wedding photographers, wedding planners, makeup artists, decorators and even a somewhat new phenomenon wedding insurance. One thing that did stick out though as I entered the venue was the impressive Mercedes Benz that was on display in the centre of the wedding show. My, my, my, it certainly made me crave for some German engineering in my life!

One of the sample table decorations on display at the expo
Overall though, despite being a much smaller wedding show than the well known Jamaica Pegasus Wedding Extravaganza, it was pretty decent. It allowed me to get a feel of what's out there in the wedding business, in particular, wedding photography, a filed that I am very much a part of. I got to see what some of my competitors are offering and also helped me to network with a few potential allies in the wedding business. Hopefully it will grow and like the Pegasus' wedding show, give businesses an opportunity to display their products and services to potential clients who are considering making that big step in their lives. I did not go with the intention to take photographs per say, but I still walked with my camera... as all true photographers do... and took a few photographs to share. You can view the album on my facebook page in the album titles Wyndham Wedding Spectacular.