Thursday, February 24, 2005

Paradise Lost

Nestled in the not so far hills off the coast of Montego Bay(the second city, the apotheosis of a synergy of rural and urban life) is Paradise Acres.

Welcome to Paradise Acres September 1992:

The preamble

Just to put you into context, in 1992 Baywest shopping centre was yet to be finished, Blue Diamond cinema was a feature attraction, Margueritaville was far from the minds of most party goers, the thing was Pier One. School fee was $300, lunch at the Cornwall College canteen came to the grand total of $15 (for a patty cocobread and box drink). Shalman Scott or Arthur Gilchrist was still mayor, Bogue was undeveloped, Lagoons was never there, and he Montego Bay promenade looked very vintage, board walks, board buildings and the works.

Moving to the stage

It is 4 o' clock in the afternoon, on any given Friday. School is out for the weekend, no one has plans for doing their homework till Sunday. Several Cornwall College students return to Paradise from extra classes at Montego Bay High School, where they all probably spent the afternoon fantasizing about their Spanish teacher Miss Cogle. But More so they probably spent most of the week fantasizing about football and cricket in the streets, matches and games that were spectated by anyone and everyone who lived in and about the community. Matches that were soundtracked by the likes of Dawn Penn (No no no. You don't love me, yes I know now) and Yellowman.

Paradise acres is littered with children, pre-pubescents and teens. To those still enchanted with youth and on the cusp of departing from it, adventure, no matter how rare or scarce always seemed just around the bend. It is a time when imaginations are still fervent. They are fed, fuelled and fostered by books like Jean Da Costa's Sprat Morrison as well as Young Warriors, Three Finger Jack, Green Days by the River, A Brighter Sun and Summer in San Fernando. It is an age in which, Rolling Calves, Black Heart Men and River Mumma's still had some fleeting ground in reality. The infinite that was summer had long days of endless bicycling through places such as Norwood, Dunbar, Mango Walk, "Vietnam", Bread Lane, Albion and "The Drives." Eternal hours in the "Greens" eating of NaseBerry trees, mango trees and guinep trees. Cricket was a pass time and girls were an ever elusive quest.

Friday evening sky is Air Jamaica hues of orange, purple and yellow. The sacred and revered evening is a ritual of football on the streets of Paradise Acres and most frequently on Hoyt Drive. Friday evenings and nights are ushered in by the regular street corner sound system known as San-Fi. It is accompanied by the chicken sold in front of Glen’s board shop and the scent of marijuana in the backdrop.

The early part of the night is heralded in by the rated ‘g’ music from the likes of Beres Hammond, Jocob Miller, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Half Pint, Eek-a-mouse and too many more to remember. In this, the dawning of the night as it were, the sky is usually hued in deep oranges and violets. The ‘sussing’(or macoing for the trini readers) and musing of women and girls as they sit in front their yards commences, there is also the reasoning and humouring of ‘yutes’ as they sit on the sidewalks and take in the Friday evening. Drinking, cigarette smoking, dominoes and ludo are everywhere from various bars dotting the area.

The night evolves from its rated ‘g’ reggae/dancehall into more contemporary rated ‘r’ or even ‘x’ productions from the likes of Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Capleton, Buju Banton, General Degree, Lady Saw, Luciano and Garnett Silk amongst others. The night progresses, propelled and fuelled by Guinness, Heineken and RedStripe became the beverages of choice with the occasional Stones Ginger Wine or Red Label Wine.

© Yannick Nesta Pessoa & Azteka Designs MMV (2005 a.d.) ®

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Men are gods

John ch. 10 v. 34
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

Psalms ch. 82. v.6
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

A bible verse fi bad mind people.

Isiah ch. 54 v. 17

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

My new favourite bible verse

About Apatheists

Revelations Ch.3 V.16 Because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth

Secret Places

Psalms Ch.91 v.1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Isaiah CH.45 v.3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

Psalms Ch.18 v.11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

Job Ch.20 v.26 All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.


A cure for AIDS?
Wignall's World Mark Wignall
Sunday, February 13, 2005

In response to my column on AIDS, some heat has been generated, a little light has shone through and, as expected, a whole lot of air has shot out of the mouths of those in establishment circles.

I have been inundated by those who want more information on US Patent number 5676977 as given in the first column. This was what Boyd Graves referred to. He said he took the cure: "...Twenty-two months ago (2001) I took the US patented cure for AIDS.

It is a one-time injection; I call it infusion because it takes about 20 minutes. It's a large plunger kind of thing but that is all I've had and physically I am fine and symptom free."

Here is the opening to what the patent refers to. 'Method of curing AIDs with tetrasilver tetroxide molecular crystal devices.

The diamagnetic semi-conducting molecular crystal tetrasilver tetroxide (Ag.sub.4 O.sub 4) is utilised for destroying the AIDS virus, destroying AIDS synergistic pathogens and immunity suppressing moieties (ISM) in humans. A single intravenous injection of the devices is all that is required for efficacy at levels of about 40 PPM of human blood.

The device molecular crystal contains two mono and two trivalent silver ions capable of "firing" electrons capable of electrocuting the AIDS virus, pathogens and ISM.

When administered into the bloodstream, the device electrons will be triggered by pathogens, a proliferating virus and ISM, and when fired will simultaneously trigger a redox chelation mechanism resulting in divalent silver moieties which chelate and bind active sites of the entities destroying them.

The devices are completely non-toxic. However, they put stress on the liver causing hepatomegaly, but there is no loss of liver function.'
I do not have a degree in biochemistry to decipher all that is stated above, but I am giving it to you as I have got it.

I have been making attempts to contact Boyd Graves in an effort to have a one-on-one with him. As soon as I make the contact, I will inform readers.

An open mind is necessary. Many claims are made by Antleman Techonologies Ltd, the owners of the patent, and I have yet to see independent assessment of those claims. As soon as I complete that other part of the process I will report back to you.

A Quiz I Did About Flirting...

Geee shudder to think I'm like her... hahahahhaahahahahahaha (I'm a dunce rich ditz)

Take the quiz: "What Type of Flirt are You?"

Sexport Flirt
Yeah, baby! We think it's pretty safe to say that you're a Sexpot Flirt you don't hesitate to take the most direct route when you want someone's attention. A lingering touch on the arm here, a little licking of the lips there you're as saucy and seductive as they come. Flirting your way into someone else's personal space is second nature. The good news? Your intentions are crystal clear. The bad news? If you don't put your money where your mouth is, you'll have some explaining to do. But as long as you're having fun, put on that hot little outfit and go crazy. In the immortal words of Olivia Newton John, Let's get physical!

Sunday, February 06, 2005

A Poem By Me, Myself and I (a.k.a. The Great Trinity)

Like Blood...

And so like blood,
I'd like to move through you,
Be the life and enrich you,
And though this may not be,
I've pondered this under many a tree,
And so like the skin that wraps you,
I'd like to envelope you,
I've travelled from worlds not here,
Not for you to mock nor jeer,
And so like blood,
Some day I'll run through your vein,
Some day the dragon's child shall reign.

Yannick Nesta Pessoa

Copyright ©2005 Yannick Nesta Pessoa

© Yannick Nesta Pessoa & Azteka Designs MMV (2005 a.d.) ®

1. Nothing is as easy as it looks.
2. Everything takes longer than you think.
3. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
4. If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong. Corollary: If there is a worse time for something to go wrong, it will happen then.

5. If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway.

6. If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.
7. Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.
8. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
9. Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.
10. Mother nature is a bitch.
11. It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
12. Whenever you set out to do something, something else must be done first.
13. Every solution breeds new problems.

The Murphy Philosophy
Smile . . . tomorrow will be worse.

Murphy's Love Laws

  1. All the good ones are taken.
  2. If the person isn't taken, there's a reason. (corr. to 1)
  3. The nicer someone is, the farther away (s)he is from you.
  4. Brains x Beauty x Availability = Constant.
  5. The amount of love someone feels for you is inversely proportional to how much you love them.
  6. Money can't buy love, but it sure gets you a great bargaining position.
  7. The best things in the world are free --- and worth every penny of it.
  8. Every kind action has a not-so-kind reaction.
  9. Nice guys(girls) finish last.
  10. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
  11. Availability is a function of time. The minute you get interested is the minute they find someone else.

Murphy's Laws of sex

  1. The more beautiful the woman is who loves you, the easier it is to leave her with no hard feelings.
  2. Nothing improves with age.
  3. No matter how many times you've had it, if it's offered take it, because it'll never be quite the same again.
  4. Sex has no calories.
  5. Sex takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble.
  6. There is no remedy for sex but more sex.
  7. Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got.
  8. No sex with anyone in the same office.
  9. Sex is like snow; you never know how many inches you are going to get or how long it is going to last.
  10. A man in the house is worth two in the street.
  11. If you get them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
  12. Virginity can be cured.
  13. When a man's wife learns to understand him, she usually stops listening to him.
  14. Never sleep with anyone crazier than yourself.
  15. The qualities that most attract a woman to a man are usually the same ones she can't stand years later.
  16. Sex is dirty only if it's done right.
  17. It is always the wrong time of month.
  18. The best way to hold a man is in your arms.
  19. When the lights are out, all women are beautiful.
  20. Sex is hereditary. If your parents never had it, chances are you won't either.
  21. Sow your wild oats on Saturday night -- Then on Sunday pray for crop failure.
  22. The younger the better.
  23. The game of love is never called off on account of darkness.
  24. It was not the apple on the tree but the pair on the ground that caused the trouble in the garden.
  25. Sex discriminates against the shy and the ugly.
  26. Before you find your handsome prince, you've got to kiss a lot of frogs.
  27. There may be some things better than sex, and some things worse than sex. But there is nothing exactly like it.
  28. Love your neighbor, but don't get caught.
  29. Love is a hole in the heart.
  30. If the effort that went in research on the female bosom had gone into our space program, we would now be running hot-dog stands on the moon.
  31. Love is a matter of chemistry, sex is a matter of physics.
  32. Do it only with the best.
  33. Sex is a three-letter word which needs some old-fashioned four-letter words to convey its full meaning.
  34. One good turn gets most of the blankets.
  35. You cannot produce a baby in one month by impregnating nine women.
  36. Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
  37. It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
  38. Thou shalt not commit adultery.....unless in the mood.
  39. Never lie down with a woman who's got more troubles than you.
  40. Abstain from wine, women, and song; mostly song.
  41. Never argue with a women when she's tired -- or rested.
  42. A woman never forgets the men she could have had; a man, the women he couldn't.
  43. What matters is not the length of the wand, but the magic in the stick.
  44. It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
  45. Never say no.
  46. A man can be happy with any woman as long as he doesn't love her.
  47. Folks playing leapfrog must complete all jumps.
  48. Beauty is skin deep; ugly goes right to the bone.
  49. Never stand between a fire hydrant and a dog.
  50. A man is only a man, but a good bicycle is a ride.
  51. Love comes in spurts.
  52. The world does not revolve on an axis.
  53. Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation; the other eight are unimportant.
  54. Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking.
  55. Don't do it if you can't keep it up.
  56. There is no difference between a wise man and a fool when they fall in love.
  57. Never go to bed mad, stay up and fight.
  58. Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
  59. "This won't hurt, I promise."

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The Year 2K5 Commences: It's now officially the Year of the rooster, "my year."

The Chinese Lunar New Year dates from 2600 BC, when the Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the zodiac. Because of cyclical lunar dating, the first day of the year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. This year, it falls on February 9, 2005 - Lunar Year 4703...the year of the Rooster.

The sign of The Rooster indicates a person who is hard-working, confident and unwavering. This means Roosters can really crow about their own accomplishments! Famous people born in this year include Dolly Parton, Katherine Hepburn, Bette Midler, and Rod Stewart.

The Year 2005 (Green Chicken) is the 4702nd Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China). The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4702nd year on February 4th, 2005. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Green Chicken is the 22nd Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since 4700 = (60 *78) + 22, therefore this Green Chicken Year is the 4702nd Chinese Year.

Some web sites say the year 2005 is the 4703rd Chinese year. If you cannot find the explanation, here is a possible answer for you. The Yellow King's inauguration was held in the spring of 2697 B.C. But the calendar of Yellow King used the winter solstice day as the first day of the year. So the first winter solstice was on around December 23rd, 2698 B.C. Today's January 1st means nothing to Yellow King. If we count that extra eight days in 2698 B.C. for a year, then year 2005 is the 4703rd Chinese year.