Lack of water has taught me how to be resourceful. It surprised me to find myself having to use containers of water to bathe with, something I never planned for, but I still survived. I was just fine, and still in love with Jamaica.
Anger, resentments, frustrations have been mixed with serenity, contentment and happiness. Some days, the mountains are my only solitary reminder that I am still in Jamaica. The heavy courseload, high-pressured environment, and overly competitive students are crowding my purpose for being on this island. Instead of laugh-lines on my face, […]
Visting Port Royal with friends and learning about it’s history. The best part was visiting the restaurant, Gloria’s: Fish soup for our appetizer, the second course was a large brown stewed fish on a platter with two slices of bammy on the side.
Now that I’ve been here for close to two months, Jamaica is slowly revealing its flaws to me. It wasn’t long that I accepted that some days I’ll have to bathe with cold water; but I did not anticipate having to bathe from a basin. This was not in the travel […]
Deciding to turn down my books, shut the laptop lid, and spend time with Jamaica so that I could go swim in the river.
Having to make the decision about studying for a subject I hadn’t grasp yet, or spending the day at the beach, since that was the reason I came to Jamaica, was a continuous mental battle, that left be dissatisfied- until I understood that my group was counting on me, and I didn’t want to fail.
The last few days have been nothing short of amazing. Jamaica is the only country I know that do community projects on labour day. And I certainly had my day jam packed with heavy labour.. I may have to take up painting as my trade with all the experience I […]
Settling in my campus residence and seeing that it was everything that I had imagined; balcony, surrounded by beautiful mountains, makes me content as I make Jamaica my home.
1. Ants: The ants are not my friend. They go everywhere.. in my clothes, my food, they bite me and crawl on my computer. I hear they chew electrical cords so I have to make sure my computer is safe. They make rows on the walls but I have no idea […]
Thoughts of going back to Jamaica to rekindle that initial experience, which went extremely well, was consuming m. Without knowledge about what I was going to do, I made up my mind that I had to go back.