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BEING JAMAICAN

Jamaican living in Jamaica

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I think Jamaica is one of the most interesting places to live… funny how I would say this and I have never lived anywhere else.

Oh well..

The culture here is really funny to me. I am going to list a few things that I find entertaining :

 Jamaican Taxis

Taking Jamaican taxi has got to be the most entertaining thing in life. The passengers talking about their personal life such as  who scamming who, they get real deep in their sex life, women and men not afraid to admit that they are giving their partners BUN (cheating) . You also have the religious and political talkers that I ignore.

Then you have the actual taxi men who knows how to entertain their passengers either by his driving, his music, by having Barry G on the radio and commentating  or just by what he is saying.

The taxi is usually like 3 in the front, including the driver of course! and  10 thousand in the back and the driver is still going to say  “ONE AND READY”

If you sit in the front seat it is more and likely on arrival to your destination you and the driver will be best friends at this point.

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    Jamaican Parties and Parking

In Jamaica if a party is being held in a community or a particular area, best believe my Jamaican people are going to maximize on this opportunity to hustle some money.

They will turn the road side and an empty lot into a parking space and CHARGE. They not even charging some small money that an actual parking lot going to charge  (which is usually $200.00) DEM A CHARGE LIKE $700.00 especially when foreigners are involved; and  you better pay that money if you want your vehicle to remain secured.

Jamaican Vendors 

Then you have the vendors.

What you want ?

 Credit?

Them have it!

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Them have it!

Cigarette? WEED?

Them have it!

Anything you want, them have it!

If them nuh have it them ago find it sell you!

I honestly sit and I observe my Jamaican people with pleasure. We are one set of marketers, we maximize on our resources and different opportunities to make some money. I believe as a country if we had the resources and money to invest in these people for their marketing ideas we would be better of as an island

Trust me on that one.

Smoking Weed (Marijuana)

Weed has been decriminalized, which means that we wont get charge for having small amounts of marijuana.

Jamaica has been sterotyped for our weed smoking and I can’t blame foreigners for asking the sterotypical question

“You smoke weed?”

The media portrays our weed smoking and I don’t think  we should be ashamed of it, because it is our culture, it is our people, it is us. Now get this straight not every Jamaican smokes weed. If you think every Jamaican smokes weed that is where you are WRONG!

But if I should give it a ration I would say for every ten (10) Jamaicans one (1) of them smokes marijuana. Jamaica is the type of country where you can smoke weed in front of the police and they don’t trouble you.

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With that being said we move on….

Jamaican Police Officers

Lawd havis mercy a weh mi fi start ya now?

They are one set of unruly individuals. I don’t know if unruly is even suitable…they just might be worst than unruly. Sad but true…

” One bad apple spoil the whole bunch” meaning not all police officers are corrupt, but the one corrupt officer make them all look bad.

The corrupt officers will stop a civilian and ask ” left or Right” now this left and right concept really means

“you wah mi write (right) a ticket?” or “you a go leff (left) some money”

enough about them!

Jamaican Street Side Food

MI SEH NTN NUH NICE SUH! 

Please bare in mind that this food might not be the cleanest food but we nuh care we LOVE street side food. As long as it taste GOOD and it CHEAP.

Of course you must know our JERK CHICKEN  aka PAN CHICKEN, ROAST YAM AND SALTFISH and you cannot forget the WOOD FYA GOAT and WHITE RICE (my favourite).

Then the traditional fried chicken, rice and peas wehevery cook shop will have!

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 Jamaican Music 

Dancehall and Reggae – Best music in the WORLD  hands down!

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The Beaches

Go google ” Jamaican Beaches” – that is exactly how it is, beautiful and calm

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Then of course you have THE PEOPLE. OUR LANGUAGE, OUR LIFESTYLE, OUR CULTURE.

I LOVE IT ALL!

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I am Human

Live life to the best of your ability. Avoid the negativity that is eating you alive.

The struggles I face, persons don’t think they are struggles but because I always laugh and always smiling I don’t know how to convince someone that I am not having a good day, not just a good day but I have not been having a good day for weeks now.

But I can’t…

I don’t know how to explain to someone after being the perky individual that I was that I really didn’t have a good week. And the sad part is no one would ever believe me. -_-

I sometimes think humans that I am close to, forget that I am actually human and can feel what they feel or experience what they experience . I kinda want to be away from all of that, I want people to know that I am NOT PERFECT and I definitely DO NOT HAVE A PERFECT LIFE.

If persons knew how often I cried, or how often I get sad they would  be shocked..

I don’t know why… but they would

I get questions like.. ” do you ever get sad?” or ” Do you ever get miserable?”

uhmm… yes..

The difference between myself and a lot of persons is that I do not allow it to get the best of me, I don’t allow it for me to NOT smile or for me to have a nasty attitude towards people. I am one of the nicest persons I know… I think if everyone had my attitude and well mannered attributes the World would be a better place. This is not self praise or this is not me being cocky but this is me being sure of myself and knowing the difference between negativity and positivity  and the way to handle both.

I must be doing a good job for someone to think my life is perfect ( see i look on that in a positive light), I must be doing something right..WRIGHT?

But I want for persons to see my imperfections because I am proud of who I am. I cry, I get sad, I think my life won’t work out, I have moments where this is the end of the world, I get upset, I get confused, I don’t always smile, I have sad faces, I eat junk food,  sometimes I am too lazy to get out of bed, I can spend the entire day in bed just crying, I have gone an entire day without brushing my teeth, I don’t always want to exercise.

YOU KNOW JUST HUMAN BEING STUFF..

I am Kris-Ann Wright and I am perfectly imperfect human being just trying to water her own grass and is too busy to notice anyone else’s.

 

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Before 2015 Ends.

December 5th 2015

@ 3:47 p.m

Hey, just here, missed me guys? lol

Okay here goes..

I am in my room just laying on my bed contemplating about life, wondering where life is going to lead me in a few years and also where is have brought me. Like I am literally just laying down on the right side of my bed with a bunch of school papers,pens, calculator, books, ipad and highlighters on the left side.

Can you picture me now?

Then I looked on my laptop and literally said “hey boo” and of course I know I have been so distant when it came to blogging, so I am like why not type my thoughts.

Sorry for not posting blogs but school and life has me so busy.

Anyways…

Although December is such a bitter sweet month for me because for one it its the time of the year where I can eat curry goat, oxtail and drink sorrel for one whole week or  maybe even 2 weeks straight! Courtesy of mi GRANNY! However is it also the time of the year that I lost the first man I ever loved, for some time it made me dark but for some reason God allowed me to grow into someone who really enjoys bettering herself and bettering others by having a positive impact on them.

Recently my favourite thing to say is

” Positive heart, mind, soul and body” with taking deep breaths in and out.

My year (2015) has been good so far not knocking no board just yet, would not want to jinx myself but so far…2015 has been good to me. I have been doing good in school, exercising and making life enjoyable even though I have had my fair shares of bad days where the tears seem to have zero chills and just run down my cheeks and I just let them until I build up enough courage to tell myself “get your shxt together”. I have met some beautiful, courageous and loving individuals also. One in particular and actually it was one of those friendships that started and honestly I thought it would eventually end and we would be nothing but strangers with a memory. But then God was like            ” gotch ya my child”  lol. Even up to this day I am still surprised we are so close! My new friend has made a great impact on my life and I honestly have a lot of respect for them ( I don’t even think they know the levels…lol) Anyone who teaches me, reasons with me and  has my best interest at heart ( or at least I think so) is a friend I would want in my life forever until God says when.

How did I get here…..( Years Before 2015)

They say you might know someone for 2 years and feel as if you know nothing about them and you can know someone for 2 months and feel as if you know everything, this is debatable. Over the years I have lost so many “friends” because of lies.. males and females. I have had so many lies told about me, so many that I don’t even care about the lies to my face about other situations but when someone goes as far to MAKE UP AN ENTIRE SERIES ABOUT YOUR LIFE, that hurts, the type of hurt that makes your heart beat extremely fast, the type of hurt where you feel your heart beating in your throat, the type of hurt that brings tears to your eyes, the type of hurt that makes you go without eating for days and I could go on…

In my first year of University, I got so skinny because I went on social media (facebook, twitter and instagram) EVERYDAY just to see what a particular set of girls had to say about me and of course who can forget about the BBM statuses! And my favourite one the BBM conversations where they would literally curse me out  because of lies that were told about me, I was being cursed out for something I had no idea about. Like literally I would ask God        ” What did I do to deserve this?”

Even though It was only a set of people against me I felt as if it was the entire world and with all the support I still felt down, nothing could uplift me.

My fav quote was when a girl said

” you neck should a get slash like goat” or ” she is so manly” or ” she think she cute?” and of course I could go on..

L.M.A.O  Good times!!

THIS IS NOT EVEN HALF OF THE STORY

ONE fine day I got up, MAD with the world and went on a mission deleted everybody from twitter, facebook and the gram and blocked who was to be blocked. I went on a mission to stop talking to everybody even my ONE friend that had my back. The best day was when I had a Samsung and it stopped working and for an entire year and I had no interest in getting a phone of my own but I had access to one, until I became a brand ambassador, I had a little peanut phone and then I upgraded to a digicel android.

Now my phone is my world,it is my life now along with instagram, twitter and newbie on the block snapchat lol

In my life a lot of things have occurred, a series of unfortunate events really and I DID NOT stoop down to those girls level. I ignored all the hateful comments, tweets and statuses I did not allow them to define who I am, I simply got the courage one day just to not to care about anything and just live my life. Also I was the centre of their world they ate, sleep, breath my name. I had to wonder if they were getting paid to stalk my social media pages then posting negative remarks.

I am extremely grateful and proud of myself  of the way I had handled my situation. I never once wish bad for anyone or schemed a plan to take revenge. I just simply ignored them and lived. This is when my fitness journey started, I use to run EVERY.SINGLE.MORNING to clear my mind and start my day on a positive note. I no longer run but I do work out and try to eat healthy. But because of so many lies that told about me, to me when someone lie it not such a big deal and I don’t want to have that mentality but for some reason I do. I honestly think it is in human nature to lie and it is!…I lie but if I know it is going ruin someone’s life (pretty extreme lol) or have a negative impact on them I try my best to avoid that situation and tell the truth. If I lie and it should back fire I ensure that I am the only one in front of the fan when the shxt hits it.

Lies I tell are usually related to my location and school work lol

So now we are here in 2015 and I want to thank those girls for doing what they did, because honestly I am who I am because of what I went thru for the first 2 years of my University life. And funny enough… nah lets not go in to that but you see  that thing call Karma, I believe in it.

Thanks for Reading.

I wont promise but I will try to make blog posts for the holidays. I love when I get comments from the handful of readers that I have.

Happy Holidays.

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Challenging Myself

There are too many countless times I have TRIED to challenge myself, telling myself that I am going get this thing done because I want it to be done. Just like everybody else I start this challenge off all excited, determined and just READY for action! For the first three days I am on a roll…

“Nobody can stop me, I got this!!!”  I would usually say to myself feeling proud and motivated.

Then look day four…

“where did my motivation and energy go?”

“okay I will continue tomorrow” the famous line I use on myself to feel better

And then suddenly only a couple days left until the month ends

” OKAY NEXT MONTH FOR SURE!” and then this never ending cycle continues.

OH LOOK new year comes, same things are said and actions cycled.

and then you are there wondering what happened to the young lady that said nothing can get in her way? you know the driven and motivated one. I want to be her 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 4 weeks a month, 12 months a year, 365 days annually. Yes I want to be her. 

Why is it so hard to keep a promise to yourself, yet you try extremely hard to keep promises to family and friends? Well maybe because you just know how being disappointed feels when the closest people make promises to you and let you down and you just really would not want them to feel that way.

Yet …you… yourself allow YOU to feel that way and the same feeling you are protecting others from is the same feeling you cause upon yourself.

Life is so strange and funny.

Well today, March 11, 2015, I was thinking that I need to challenge myself with anything possible, formulate a plan and stick to it and Keep the promise to myself, just like how I keep promises to other individuals.

I am writing this BLOG as a reminder that I need to put myself first in many situations, likewise, you should too.

Also when I finally do challenge myself and stick to whatever it is I can look back and read this and say, BIG UP TO MY 21 YEAR OLD SELF! she the real MVP.🙂

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10 Meaningless Things Guys Do That Make Girls Think They Like Them

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1. He likes your photos, repeatedly.

He likes your photo, not necessarily the girl in it. A Facebook or Instagram like is not the equivalent of an “I like you.” He’s most likely strolling through his newsfeed bored, and stops to notice that you look hot in your photo. It doesn’t take much effort to click a thumbs up on his computer screen.

2. He buys you a drink.

Most girls don’t mind when a guy buys them a drink, especially if he’s cute and we’re into him, but this is not a marriage proposal either. That vodka cranberry is more like a voucher for a dance or a kiss, than it is a promise of any kind of future relations.

3. He texts you…when he’s drunk.

Don’t read too far into the texts he is sending you at 2 am. They are more a reflection of…

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15 Signs You’re Trying To Get Your Shit Together But Like, It’s Hard

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1. You went to the grocery store and bought all healthy things, but then you got tired and hungry when you got home, so you ordered pizza. You’ll cook tomorrow, right?

2. You got all that spinach for all those green smoothies. You made one. You threw out the spinach after it turned into mush in the bottom drawer of your refrigerator. Nice!

3. You woke up this morning like, I’m going to the gym if it’s the last thing I do in my entire life! You didn’t go. You’ll get ‘em next time, champ.

4. Last weekend you were all, I’m never drinking again, that’s it, never, ever, ever, ever? Two days later, happy hour happened and now you’re just breaking promises to yourself.

5. Save money? Budget? What do these words mean?

6. If you get all your laundry done and put away within the…

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This Is How We Date Now

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We don’t commit now. We don’t see the point. They’ve always said there are so many fish in the sea, but never before has that sea of fish been right at our fingertips on OkCupid, Tinder, Grindr, Dattch, take your pick. We can order up a human being in the same way we can order up pad thai on Seamless. We think intimacy lies in a perfectly-executed string of emoji. We think effort is a “good morning” text. We say romance is dead, because maybe it is, but maybe we just need to reinvent it. Maybe romance in our modern age is putting the phone down long enough to look in each other’s eyes at dinner. Maybe romance is deleting Tinder off your phone after an incredible first date with someone. Maybe romance is still there, we just don’t know what it looks like now.

When we…

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