The Blue Devils at Canboulay 2014
One of the highlights for me at Carnival in Trinidad, is seeing the Blue Devils or Jabs of Paramin come alive. It’s a treat, and real joy to come face-to-face with one of these seemingly scary and possessed creatures. There’s the entertainment aspect of it, also the commercial, but deeper than that, there’s something more authentic in this artform, maybe the most authentic and sublime element of Carnival still existing.
Like the mountains of Jamaica, that gave rise to the sound of Bob Marley. The hillsides of Paramin, are steeped with a heritage uniquely Trinidadian and profoundly beautiful. Learn more about the Blue Devils in director Janine Fung’s awesome documentary, Blue Devils of Paramin (see below).
Kerwin Du Bois - Too Real
Groovy Soca Monarch 2014
Think I’m lactose intolerant. To what level I’m uncertain but so far I’ve learnt that combos of milk and cheese is no bueno.
OMG ..MADDOX when he was a baby. I want to rewind the years right now!
I can’t tell so well from this gif but she looks like Asia Monet Ray and that chile is amazing.
My head says I should work out in the morning.
My stomach says I should eat that entire container of pistachio coconut ice cream in the freezer.
I just realised I don’t use alarms. I mean I may need to use one if I have to get up extremely early but I’m referring to all my old jobs/schedules where I woke up to the tinkling sounds of rainfall or the upbeat vibe of techno. I don’t use them now. Don’t get excited, I do have to go to gym in the morning, make breakfast, maybe do some light cleaning and get to work on time but I don’t need an alarm to make me get up nowadays. It all flows naturally, whether I fall asleep at 11pm or 2am, I no longer feel rushed to collect those 7-8 hrs of much needed rest before waking up, rushing through the pre-work routine, trying to get outta traffic quickly enough, deal 8-10 hrs of work, then back to the traffic, etc. I don’t ever want to go back to that. That tired all day feeling. That I’m never getting enough time to sleep because I’m locked into this alarm feeling.
I don’t want to go to the gym in the morning but I have a live-in fitness instructor and a kid who goes to ballet/gymnastics 4 times a week + has PE on Fridays (and I was working on her splits this evening so I know she silently hates me). Any excuses I have are null and void. I have a better chance of putting on my gym clothes, going somewhere for an hr and 30 mins, lightly spritzing my clothes with water and coming back home.
OH GAD OH.
I swear this was all my spin instructors in January.
Now that Carnival is in full swing, I can get a seat in class without the hassle.
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