site has been down for the past month, promises we made
for a "Christmas" Edition, people were expecting
at least a "New Years" edition, but Cmad
was now where to be found.
Cmad was to be found everywhere else but in front of his
computer. He was to be found in Pier 1 on Christmas
Night , in Anchorage on Boxing Night, Liming in de Vale
for Ole Years , in de big Hot '93 Pre-Carnival Fete at
the Anchorage, in de Savannah for de launch of "The
Vibe" CT 105FM Carnival Launch and in Pier 1 last
weekend for their anniversary
I'll be honest folks, ah was too dam busy enjoying
de season to update de site ! and for this I must apologize.
But, ah finally sit meh ass down and decided to update
it today. Now , to be totally honest , that is not the
only reason why I didn't update the site. There were times
where I sat down in front of the machine and nothing came
to mind ! I just had a bad case of writers block (or web
page designer's block , heheh !). Seriously folks, nothing
came to mind, and I knew that I had to come with a new
design for the site in the millennium( by the way
hope you folks like it).
days I toyed with all kinda ideas, looked at other sites
, and played around with colour schemes in an attempt
to come up with something original. If you ever
designed a site, a newsletter, or anything you will know
that it's sometimes hard to be original. The ideas just
don't come to you right away, it's a gradual process.
Anyway, I'm back now and I hope you all like the new look.
It was designed to be stylish but practical. I put all
the links to the different pages on a text banner instead
of a graphic to speed up the loading of the pages. Too
much graphics can really slow down a page. I also thought
that black text on a white background is easier to read
and hence the new colours. Anyway nuff technical stuff,
I just hope that you people like it.
in the site
think that last year I was trying too hard to provide
a site with daily content updates. So, this year I will
be updating the site once a week, and I will be soliciting
more contributions from you the viewers/readers. I'm offering
columns to people who want to add their own sections to
the site. You can get a regular posting like "Kaiser's
Korner" if you so desire. So , if you have and idea
for something interesting to put up on the site pease
let me know.
you can see from the main page, there will now be recurring
features on the site, including, News and Cmad's Observations
, and old favorites like Trini Beat and Kaiser's Korner.
I also have plans for a sports commentary page called
"Sports Digest" or something like that. It will
feature commentary from my Dad (hopefully, I haven't asked
him yet !) on sports issues of the day. I of course will
continue to write about issues of the day and do my best
to keep de foreign based trini's informed of the ongoings
here at home.
launching something big for carnival, actually a couple
of things well ! Firstly, as you may have noticed there
is no longer a "Camera Fund" link off the main
page, this is because funds have finally come to hand
for the camera and it will purchased in time for carnival
2000. As promised , this camera will be used to
show people exactly what dey missing if they not here
for carnival. I will be going deep into the heart of carnival
to show you the viewer what you really want to see ! This
won't be the edited stuff that you see on de Express and
Guardian, this will be like a Sunday Punch or worse !!!!
This is for men like Kaiser and dem, de real stuff !!!
so look out for it !!!
second idea I had was for a "live" web
cam on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. The camera
will be stationed on the balcony of my office , which
overlooks the Savannah, and will give a bird's eye view
of the proceedings. I have done it already and as such
I know what is involved. Some details still have to be
worked out though because I want it to be a 24-Hour
Cam on the net, but things look good, so look
out for it as well .
, in conclusion, I would just like to thank you all ,
from the bottom of my heart, for your support throughout
the past year. Thanks for the kudos and criticisms
for they have all helped to make this site into what it
& Happy New Year Everybody !
is a Stage.....
is a stage and we all have our parts to play" , we
all know the saying right ? Well I just think that some
of us play the part too well !!!
People in general
like to have their moment in the spotlight, their "15
minutes of Fame". Everybody at some point in time,
likes to have that one moment where everyone or someone
stands up and takes note of what we have to say. A
moment where we can get people to stop and think after we
have said something and most of all appreciate and admire
what we have said. The thing is that sometimes when these
moments come around some people tend to get a bit over dramatic,
and try to play out the scene as if it where and episode
of the Young and the Restless !!!
You ever met
someone who must always have the last word ? and who will
deliver those last words in such an over dramatic fashion
that it seems comical ? It may have been something very
serious that they were telling you, but they over dramatized
the situation so much that you end up laughing in their
face when you really shouldn't have. Then again, being Trinidadians
we laugh at everything so this doesn't help either !
I believe that
this "over acting" on our part is a direct effect
of movies and television. Shows like the Young and Restless
are responsible for this sort of behaviour ! In the Young
and Restless for example (not that I ever watch the show
! ), If one character , lets say a woman, has to tell her
man that she is pregnant or that she is seeing someone else
this usually takes the entire show ! This is because
of the excessive over acting, method pausing and doing dumb
things like looking out the window while talking to the
behaviour has now transcended the boundaries of movies and
television and become apart of our daily lives ! Recently
someone called me to tell me something on phone, it
was to express how they felt about something that I had
done, and the person took so dam long to say what they had
to say, and was so dramatic in saying it , that
all that was missing were the sounds of violins playing
in the background to complete the scene !!!
Now I know
that ah going to get licks for dis, but I find this "over
dramatization" is found mostly in women ! Most women,
not all, tend to take way to long to say something that
could have been said in 30 seconds !!! They go on and on
about this and that, telling you that their life story,
all in an attempt to get you to do something that
you aint gonna do anyway !!!!
let's just ease up on the daily dosage of soap operas and
over emotional romance novels. Let's try get to the point
alot sooner and by all means, please don't make every
moment and audition for a role on Young and Restless !!!
Life is really not that intense, lighten up