8-Year-Old Mabou Speaks 8 Languages & Plays 8 Instruments [VIDEO]

This Child is just awesome!

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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So celebrities and famous personalities from all across the globe have taken up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It has become social media’s latest trending topic. Celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Donnie McClurkin, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stephani, Justin … Continue reading

Jamaica Island A Boom

IAAF Sports Man and Woman of the Year: Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce

IAAF Sports Man and Woman of the Year: Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce

Well my readers, whenever the world “used” to hear of Jamaica, it was basically through a gun movie in a ghetto where guns and drugs and explicit language was being echoed. Or, folks would come and do video shoots of ghettos in Jamaica, the war ridden island that is poverty ridden and contaminated with crime. Thank God planes and ships existed so the world would know that Jamaica is far more than that. Yes, we do have our negatives (as do other countries) but our Island has beautiful beaches, great mountainsides, great wetlands, tasty recipes, a former Miss World, talented people, the IAAF Sports man and woman of the year amongst others….so stuff that nay sayers. Last night I watched with maximum pride as Tessanne ripped The Voice apart…oh my God, mi head, toe, all mi eye swell…mi waan cry, mi waan scream, but most of all, mi waan jump inna di TV and give Tessanne a real Jamaican big up for her performance. Then, to make matters better, who dat in the crowd supporting Tessanne? Yes mi dears, Usain “Lightening” Bolt himself, the man who every nation on earth want to touch, the man whe mek bride and groom run whe lef dem wedding f i go meet, the fastest man in the world (I say it without water in my mouth).

Tessanne Chin

Tessanne Chin

Mi seh Tessane just caressed Universal Studios with Gladys Knight’s “If I were your Woman” and I watched as the lyrics pulled and released Adam. Then what a bang! Chinta goodaz tek ova Tessanne and like Digicel, the performance ended with a boom chikka ching ching! Woii, fi mi Island a boom. Well, if anybody asks, to be in the line of these great Jamaican, yuh caan learn it, yuh caan study it, yuh haffi born inna it. Dem a go tiad fi si wi face…wi ago tek it to dem….chat bout!

Watch Tessanne Chin’s Top 10 Performance:

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“Love Languages”: The Secret Ingredient Behind Successful Relationships

I recentlylove lang listened to Christian counselor Gary Chapman speak on the different love languages that existed for each person. I then went online, took the test and found out that my love languages are “Acts of Service”, “Quality Time” and “Receiving Gifts”. The truth of the matter is, many times we feel unloved by our spouse or “our other half” because they do not know our love language. Maybe our other half feels the same way.

The question we tend to often ask is, How could he say I don’t love him/her when I buy gifts and spend quality time with him/her. The reality is that, maybe our loved one is a person who appreciates physical touch over all others that we have been doing. Fact is, we tend to be prone to showing others love by using our love language and that might not necessarily be appreciated. This may also be true for a child as well. Let’s explore the love languages as stated by Dr. Gary Chapman, some persons have one and some may have more:

Words of Affirmation:
Actions don’t always speak louder than words. If this is your love language, unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, “I love you,” are important—hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits skyward. Insults can leave you shattered and are not easily forgotten.

Quality Time:
In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says “I love you” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there—with the TV off, fork
and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby—makes your significant other feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful.

Receiving Gifts:
Don’t mistake this love language for materialism; the receiver of gifts thrives on the love, thoughtfulness, and effort behind the gift. If you speak this language, the perfect gift or gesture shows that you are known, you are cared for, and you are prized above whatever was sacrificed to bring the gift to you. A missed birthday, anniversary, or a hasty, thoughtless gift would be disastrous—so would the absence of everyday gestures.

Acts of Service:
Can vacuuming the floors really be an expression of love? Absolutely! Anything you do to ease the burden of responsibilities weighing on an Acts of Service person will speak
volumes. The words he or she most wants to hear are, “Let me do that for you.” Laziness, broken commitments, and making more work for them, tell those with this language their feelings don’t matter.

Physical Touch:
This language isn’t all about the bedroom. A person whose primary language is Physical Touch is, not surprisingly, very touchy. Hugs, pats on the back, holding hands, and thoughtful touches on the arm, shoulder, or face—they can all be ways to show excitement, concern, care, and love. Physical presence and accessibility are crucial, while neglect or abuse can be unforgivable and destructive.

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Discover Your love language or the love language of your spouse at:

http://www.5lovelanguages.com/

 

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Anti-Doping Findings Hitting the Last Nerve!

Anti-Doping Findings Hitting the Last Nerve!

Well people, I naa lie, the IAAF World Championships was good for me but, honestly, it could have been better, sweeter, more competitive and more entertaining had many of the big names apart from Usain and Shelle-Ann been there to compete. This all was made possible by WADA‘s “brilliant” findings of banned substance in athletes.

Honestly? No seriously? I know this may all be great news items for many media houses and bloggers to decorate their airwaves and sites that athletes such as Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson, Veronica Campbell-Brown and whoever else would not be able to compete in the world championships but for me, it is a bag of crap. I had to laugh when I was listening to commentators speak on what banned substances may be. It could be a cup of coffee that put caffeine in the blood, a pain rub, likkle cold medicine fi heavens sake!

WADA, I understand you want to prove to the world that you all are “working hard” and making “progress” in what you do best but I would be more impressed if this “great” body of people you employ could suggest or at least research and provide solutions to the problem. Noo sah, yuh telling me, I could be banned from athletics for two years for drinking a cup of coffee or rubbing a little cream on a pimple…come on WADA.

I would have celebrated more if you (a) provided a list of substances that are considered as “banned” and (b) tell what the substance is after testing is through. It all nice and dandy to put up names but get real, how many athletes are out there with even a first degree in medicine fi know what and what not to take…kmt.

Well WADA have said my part and I would suggest you take the foolishness of the “little man” and conform the advise of the “big” wise men you have on your team…Amen, so let it be.