Olive – ocox-#usa.net
Thursday, November 04, 1999 – 6:57 PM
Jamaica is where no country child can ever claim “hungry belly” because there is always fruit in season. Jamaica is Guinep, Plum, Apples, Nesberries, Mangoes, Pear (Avacado kind) – somebody seh bread van…..sell mi ah bag ah hooli bullah nuh (who miss bullah an pear?!?!?)
DEEDEE – jammn-#mediaone.net
Friday, November 05, 1999 – 10:29 AM
jamaica is… buying box dinner every friday evening at quick
bite and square one or at one of the local on the street. jamaica is going to dunn’s river falls and relax in the hot sun and cool
breeze and drink some red srtip beer and eat jerk chicken and playing in the street with your friends and
mostly of all the romance, every where you go in jamaica there is always romance.
jamaica is one of a kind and i love being a jamaican, it’s my culture and no matter where you are in the world and your a jamaican
do remember that there is no place like yard, jamaica.
Teisha ( St.Ann ) – mekalia-#mediaone.net
Saturday, November 06, 1999 – 10:59 AM
Jamaica to me is when christmas time come round and yuh guh
country and yuh fraid fi guh outside , because dem a tell yuh
duppy story bout who dead fram who nuh dead yet.
When easter cum and yuh a eat yuh bun and cheese and den inna di
evening yuh and yuh family guh a kite festival, and it tek yuh
a hour fi fine yuh fren dem , because a di crowd.
CAROL “WOODSTOCK” – jammn-#mediaone.net
Saturday, November 06, 1999 – 11:08 AM
jamaica is… to me back in dem school days in di country
wen mi grandmada, like on a wednesday, wen dem meat people
walk around wid dem puddin pan, pan dem head selling cow head
tripe and cow skin. so I always look forward man, wen I come
home from school that wednesday evening and I see dem fire stick out a door
I know dat mi grandmada done cook mi cowhead and rice and I just feel good you no man.
VICOLE GREGORY – PAMMYWEAR-#AOL.COM
Tuesday, November 09, 1999 – 5:49 PM
JAMAICA IS A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN REALIZE ALL YOUR INNER STREES. JAMAICA IS A LAND WHERE YOU CAN FEEL FREE TO ENJOY YOURSELF IN ANYWAY YOU WANT WITH ANY ONE CHRITICIZING YOU JAMAICA IS A LAND WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE FRESHES FISH AND BAMMY YOU EVER TEASTED IN YOUR LIFE. JAMAICA IS A LAND THAT IS CREATED IN IT’S ON BEAUTY AND SELF PEACE. JAMAICA IS A PARADISE OF IT’S OWN HER PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL HER ENVOIURMENT IS ALSO BEAUTIFUL. JAMAICA IS A LAND YOU WILL LOVE.
Olive Cox – ocox-#usa.net
Friday, November 12, 1999 – 11:46 AM
ah cyaan believe mi memba all dem tings…..ah gettin ole fi true – anybody else guilty???
Memba wen yu a come fram school and stop fi pick Mass John cherry off im cherry tree and dawg run yu dung.
Memba wen yu madda sen yu fi tek the clothes fram aff a di line but yu wait til night den yu fraid fi go by yuself.
Memba wen yu fraid fi go a shop by yuself a night because Miss Matty jus’ dead and yu tink yu might si her duppy.
Memba wen yu and yu frien dem decide seh unu a go run a boat, the biggest cart wheel dumplin yu eva si.
Memba wen coming fram school ina di rain and yu tek off yu shoes and walk barefoot all the way home a race board horse
inna di gutter water.
Memba wen dem use fi gi weh free milk powder and bulga rice a school, an’ yu play milk powder war all the way home.
Memba wen dem good rice and peas and chicken Sunday dinna with a nice refreshing glass a carrot juice.
Memba wen yu ‘ave roast breadfruit and ackee and salt fish breakfast jus’ barely a day afta yu Saturday Peas soup wid
cho-cho, turnip, carrot an’punkin.
Memba wen teacha beat yu because yu neva do yu homework.
Memba marning time wen yu reach a school jus in time fi devotion and yu betta mek sure yu ave yu hym book and yu bible, yu pleat dem betta in order and yu khaki well starch.
Memba dem good ole starch uniform ( coudda stan up by demself ) and yu nice shine brown or black shoes.
Memba when yu madda use fi seh “Go pick a switch mek a beat yu”.
Memba Christmas time wen everybody a mek a suit fi gran market night, mama stay up a bake cake, draw sorrell, cook curry goat, don’t figet the case a D&G soda and red stripe beer weh unda the bed.
Memba when a guinep seed fly dung yu throat and smaddy ‘ave fi lick yu back fi mek it fly back up.
Memba when yu swallow chewing gum & dem seh yu ago ded cause it ago tie up yu tripe.
Memba a come fram school and stap fi get the last piece a Miss Brown toeto and a suck suck.
Memba dem seh nuh buy nuh sky juice fram Mr. Tom because im ave sore foot.
Memba when dem seh nuh buy bun & cheeze from juicie cause him use di knife cut & clean him toenail.
Memba saving part a lunch money fi buy ice cream fram creamy weh come pan Sunday.
Memba a fling stone fi lick dung ginep and the stone bus yu bredda head.
Memba the peanut man…the jackfruit lady…the orange man…the drumpan man (jerky)?
Memba a play marble wid yu bredren dem.
Memba a go a bush wid yu fadda.
Memba a go undaneat the cellar fi the fowl egg.
Memba a jump rope wid yu frien dem….One two Beeny…lick im mek im feel eh, mek im know yu mean eh, yu mean eh, yu mean eh.
Memba a kick foot ball wid yu frien dem roun’ a ball grong.
Memba yu madda sen yu go a shop and yu sing the list all the way deh “one pint milk, one bread, 1 lb a flour. But wen yu reach deh, yu tell the shop keeper yu want “1 pint of bread ,1 pound of milk & a flour.
Memba when yu last yu madda money and yu fraid fi go back home because she might beat yu.
Memba settin up the cock dem fi fight.
Memba all dem good duppy story, and nancy story wi ‘ear growing up.
IF YU MEMBA ANY OF THIS, YU OLD FI TRUE!!!
AnnMarie – MOBaybeauty-#yahoo.com
Saturday, November 13, 1999 – 11:20 AM
shouting next door fi some sugar when yo run out, or askin if them a cook tonite
Tuesday, November 23, 1999 – 1:33 PM
Jamaica is the only place where people stop cursing when
they get to a church building and start again as soon as they pass
suzie – max_kitten1-#yahoo.com
Friday, November 26, 1999 – 11:50 AM
The sun is very hot, and you will be wearing a long sleve jeans jacket with a shirt
inside, a jeans pants, sweating away. and yet every thing irie. jamaica is where the fun can dun,
jamaica is the land of wood and water.
jamaica is my Home 🙂 smile.
Desmond Williams – zedikaya-#yahoo.com
Saturday, November 27, 1999 – 12:14 AM
where everyone pool together to “run a boat” with chicken-
back, theifin ackee and mommy cornmeal. Then run a contest
to see who can eat the the most “cartwheel” dumplin…
Stop act like yu nuh memba 🙂
– Dez (outa boo-yark)
Safi – snembh-#hotmail.com
Thursday, December 02, 1999 – 6:18 PM
Jamaica is where you bath in a bath pan outside and you learn fi soap up from yuh foot up. It’s where you leave home at 10 or 11 and go to Westwood where you meet the bestfriends you’ll ever have; even if you move a foreign and most of dem still live a yaad.
Jamaica is where the sunset or just cool breeze can give you hope for tomorrow,when you are feeling down.
And lastly,Jamaica is di only place whey yuh can go a funeral or weddin and get curry goat!-nuh whey nuh betta dan yaad!!
Jamaica…mi love yuh.
GINGERLEEDREAD – gingerleedread-#yahoo.com
Wednesday, December 08, 1999 – 2:41 PM
YARDIE BY BIRTH,AMERICAN BY CHOICE!
i an i memba unua go a bush wid yu fadda inna di dark, den di seaside ana dem good duppy story dem tell inna di early mornin bi de fire ana fried dumplin fe eat.
(mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!! WHAT MEMORIES!! WHAT LANGUAGE!!)
stacey – www.yahoo.com
Thursday, December 09, 1999 – 2:27 PM
jamaica is your loved ones will always be with you cause when they die they are burried in the yard in the cemetary with the rest of your dead family members
Andrea Bascoe – msbascoe-#bellsouth.net
Saturday, December 11, 1999 – 10:46 PM
JAMAICA IS red dirt on the bottom of your feet that doesn’t entirely wash off until you go for a swim in the sea.
JAMAICA IS heavy rain beating down on a zinc roof and lulling you to sleep
JAMAICA IS spending your entire summer holidays fishing for “janga” (huge crayfish) and diving off rocks in the nearby river.
JAMAICA IS sucking on a bright yellow suck-suck while walking home from school with your friends.
JAMAICA IS picking at the salt mackerel wrapped in brown paper bag that your mother sent you to buy from the little shop on the corner.
JAMAICA IS sitting in accounting class at St Hilda’s High School for girls and dreaming of a boy over at nearby York Castle High School.
Jamaica is where you see the same “mad man” in Ocho Rios you passed in Brown’s Town last week, only nobody knows how he got there because no bus driver will allow him on the bus.
JAMAICA is where parents send their young children to buy cigarettes and rum and beat the children to scorn if they are caught smoking or taking a sip of the forbidden beverage. Though, if your grandmother sees you make a face upon trying her beer and offers to add condensed milk to “add more taste,” that’s acceptable.
JAMAICA is where you had better not go for a visit if you have “nutten fi caan fram farin.”
JAMAICA is where people think nothing of pelting a dog with rocks. You would think it’s a national sport.
JAMAICA is where I once heard a frustrated mother say, “Bwoy, if yuh guh a sea an’ drown, mi a guh kill yuh!”
JAMAICA is where you can trepass on government land, build your dream house and then dare anyone to turn you in to the authorities.
JAMAICA is where I lived for fifteen and a half years and had never heard a gun shot nor knew what cocaine (or any of its derivatives) looked like. I know, that was 14 years ago…
Karen – Ameedis-#aol.com
Monday, December 13, 1999 – 2:20 AM
YUH SPEN OFF YUH BUS FARE BUY BIG LUNCH SUH YUH AFFI WALK HOME AND NUH MEK YUH MADDA REACH HOME BEFORE YUH
COCK UP A TEN AND SALAD A KICK..
can’t say – ispui7-#hotmail.com
Sunday, December 19, 1999 – 4:39 PM
Jamaica is a place where I spend time with my dad and share
fond memories. Jamaica is a special place where everybody is
friendly and the sun is always shining.
Nadeen – Nads24-#hotmail.com
Thursday, January 06, 2000 – 12:28 PM
Jamaica is the place of beautiful women and nice beaches, mountains and people.
Dawn Gibson – dawn.gibson-#suntrust.com
Tuesday, January 11, 2000 – 11:24 AM
Jamaica is, trying to get some place ask for directions and was told that it just round the corner man, when it’s 15 miles down the road. No problem man!
Meisha – Meish622-#hotmail.com
Wednesday, January 12, 2000 – 1:42 PM
Jamaica is waiting for tambrind time fi come round and, roll it up with sugar and rum and sell it a road side fi a little change…jamaica is using bamboo stick fi stick the plum tree ina june fi mek stew plum…yum ..yum…jamaica is eating bun and cheese and a bottle of erated water fi your lunch on a lazy day..
Yes ..jamaica is running dunga crossroad to miss Mavis shop fi listen to the music pon a satday nite and watching the young bwoys do the latest reggae dance moves, and getting up early the next mawnin fi ride inna pickup back, fi go a beach…Den we cookup up every meal possible and stay a beach all day long in the beautiful turquise water…and bawl when yu madda ready fi leave…
Jamaica is where the mad man them walk naked and talk to them self…and yu have no choice but to laugh at them…
Jamaica is where i was born ..and where i will forever love,return and never forget…
Lets get together and feel alright. A soon come Ja..
REMEMBARING THE FOLK SONG YU USE TO SING A BEECH…
ONE SUNDAY MAWNING SANDY GOA GULLY
SANDY BUCK HIM TOE AN START FI KEEKUP..(KICK UP)
KEEKUP SANDY KEEKUP …KEEKUP SANDY KEEKUP..ME LOVE THE GAME DEH
AND A WHE YU WHEN DEH? MEK YU NO GET NO TEA?
A WHE YU WHE DEA ?MEK YU NO GET NO TEA?
ANSWER-ME GOA GULLY…MEK ME NO GET NO TEA
AWHAT YU WHEN DE DO ?MEK YU NO GET NO TEA?
AWHAT YU WHEN DE DO? MEK YU NO GET NO TEA
ANSWER-NO WORRI BOUT THAT -NO WORRI CAU WHAT ME WHE DE DO WAS SWEETER THAN THE TEA
THOSE WERE THE DAYS GOING DOWN TO BLOODY BAY IN NEGRIL AND WALKING ON THE 7 MILE BEACH JUST PURE WHITE SAND AND SEE THROUGH WATA AND WATCHING MY COUSINS JUMPING OFF THE REEFS.
Leo Lamb – leojam-#bellsouth.net
Saturday, January 22, 2000 – 11:39 AM
Jamaica is a wondrous land
Formed and shaped by God’s own hand
It is the land of Wood and Water
Of Natty Dread and Irie Dawta.
Gary Gouldbourne – Marlongld-#aol.com
Saturday, January 22, 2000 – 1:08 PM
Jamaica is when you were in school and you can’t wait for summer holidays for school to close when the truth is that you couldn’t tell the difference between summer and winter holidays if it wasn’t for Christmas and New Years day (It’s always 80 degrees in the shades)
teneile – ten24-#yahoo.com
Sunday, January 23, 2000 – 5:06 PM
jamaica is the only place where wearing your school uniform to a dance is considered style.
Sunday, January 23, 2000 – 9:06 PM
where you can see your friend teeth from a far distance when you have not seen them for a long time, and you meet in the street it is where your friends will always ask you the question when are you comming home? you don’t miss yuh yawd?
Tuesday, January 25, 2000 – 2:50 PM
jamaica is where you can find breathtaking views and happiness in a yu back yard wid a orange.
Wednesday, January 26, 2000 – 4:00 PM
jamaica is tread fatta dan yu; maaga daag tun round bit yu..
Wednesday, May 4, 2004 – 2:02 PMJamaica is, “yuh dun know”, “cool nuh man”, “yow bredren” Jamaica is, “jus chill an watch di ride”