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Thanksgiving in Jamaica

11/26/09

Permalink 09:50:56 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Commentary

Thanksgiving in Jamaica

Well in the spirit of the season I have to wish a happy thanksgiving to all the Americans and all the Jamericans who are currently enjoying their turkey day celebrations and the requisite meal that goes with it. Yes this is the day when Americans give thanks for... well for everything they have, its pretty noble I guess, if you forget the whole killing off of the Indians and taking their lands and then relegating them to the crappiest lands in their own lands and then treating them like they weren't citizens and then eventually after years of protest made them citizens *exhales*. Yea Americans have got alot to be thankful for. But Americans aren't the only people who have something to be thankful for, we here in Jamaica have alot to be thankful for too.

I'm thankful that, despite the mere fact that our economy has been run by a set of incompetents for quite a number of years still remains afloat and looks like it may actually survive a little longer, despite being run by a newer and even more stupid set of idiots.

I'm thankful that Jamaicans, while we currently are in a position which is not envied by any country in the world, still manage to party and enjoy ourselves.

Further to this previous one, I'm thankful that Jamaica produces the best set of rums in the world (Whites!). Not to mention the best beer in the world (Red Stripe).

I'm thankful that through the NEPA our beaches are still some of the most beautiful in the world and I can easily brag about that fact anywhere in the world I travel to as I laugh at their poor quality beaches.

I'm thankful that I dont have to import my dancehall and reggae music - even though it seems we have to import everything else we use/consume.

I'm thankful that Jamaican food is also easily among the best in the world,  (Cant wait for some ackee and saltfish and some roast breadfruit... or some jerk pork or chicken... *sigh)

I'm also thankful that I have a family that loves and cares for me and is willing to stick with me through my law degree.

And finally. I'm thankful that despite all the hardships, struggles, and pains I go through, I was born in, still live in, and am a proud citizen of this the most beautiful Island in the world JAMAICA!

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Reasons why I love my Jamaican Mom

1. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait till we get home."

2. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You going get a ass'n when we get home!"

3. My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE.
"What di backside yu thinkin'? Answer me when me talk to you...Don't talk back to me!"

4. My Mother taught me CONSEQUENCES.
"If yu run cross de road an' cyar lick yu dung, a goin' kill yu wid lick."

5. My Mother taught me THE VALUE OF EDUCATION.
"If yu no go a school, yu a go tun tief or walk an' pick up bottle."

6. My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If yu tun over yu eye lid an fly pitch pan it, it a go stay so fi evva."

7. My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD.
"Is not one time monkey goin' wan' wife"

8. My Mother taught me ESP.
"Yu tink a don't know what yu up to nuh?"

9. My Mother taught me HUMOR.
"If yu don' eat food, breeze goin' blow yu 'way."

10. My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT.
"Come an' tek yu beatin' like man."

11. My Mother taught me about SEX.
"Yu tink say yu drop from sky?"

12. My Mother taught me about GENETICS.
"Yu jus' like yu faada."

13. My Mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Yu tink mi come from "Back A Wall?"

14. My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE.
"When yu get to be as ol' as me, yu wi understan'."

15. And my all time favorite... JUSTICE.
"One day wen yu have pickney, a hope dem treat yu same way."

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