Thursday, April 19, 2012

Happy Easter

It' s been awhile since I've posted here. This is a tag just to let you know I'm still around and kicking. If
anyone still comes here, welcome to my world and please come on in. I promise to be more present with you
for the remainder of 2012. ttyl

Saturday, March 05, 2011

In the Meantime

Happy, happy Saturday greetings from the tropics.

If you are still visiting this little tropical corner of the blogosphere, this is just to inform you that the rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. LOL!

Yes, I have been browsing occasionally here and there, but have been pretty occupied otherwise with work and my family.

In the meantime, I hope everyone is doing well and that this new year has been treating you well.

Stop in here for a visit and let me know what are your latest accomplishments.



Tuesday, November 09, 2010

On the Right Track with The Fastest Woman In the World

Here is a poignant memory for most Belizeans. Marion Jones, the way she was in all her Olympian Glory carrying, nay waving aloft, the Belizean National Flag at a triumphant moment at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney Australia. 

That's the way she was before her complete and ultimate fall from grace after admitting to taking performance enhancing drugs and lying to the universe about this. She paid a high price for her dishonesty including a stay in a federal penitentiary for six months, being disbarred from her sport for life, and losing all the medals she won at the Sydney games. 

Well, this is not the end for Marion Jones who is now staging a comeback in the sport of basketball which is the second love of her life. She has also brought out a new book, On the Right Track (Simon and Schuster) in which she tells her story of coming to grips with the consequences of her actions. 

You may ask. Well, why does Belizegial care about this fallen star? The answer would be that in the tropics, we are proud to lay claim to her roots. You see, her mom (also named Marion) is from Belize. So, in our little corner of the world, the two Marions are a big deal to us. Bottomline is, we care what happens to Marion because in our lingo, 'she da fu we'. Translation, she belongs to us. 

We wish her all the best in her second career as a professional basketball player with the WNBA's Tusla Shock and will continue to follow her story onward. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010


The month of September is almost over and here in the tropics, life has been hectic for this blogger. This is the time of the year when school reopens, the national celebrations occur and the hurricanes come hither and tither.

We had a very worrying time this past week when it was predicted that Tropical depression "Matthew" was heading directly our way and it had the potential to develop into a hurricane when it reached our tiny jewel. Of course, we all made the necessary preparations. No one was sad, however, when the threatened storm veered away from us and a big sigh of relief was collectively heaved around here by everyone.

In other news from the tropics, a coffee table book entitled "Heavenly Belize" has been released in digital format. It is a captivating aerial view of beautiful Belize captured by Lithuanian photographer, Marius Jovaisa. The book includes photos of the Mayan Ruins, swamps, forests and the outlying islands which are native to our homeland by the sea. Please give the video a review and let me know what you think of this aerial marvel. If nothing else, you will agree that Belize is a land of lush beauty waiting to be explored by the adventurous at heart. Could that someone be you?

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Recently, I received this from Frannie, an online friend. This is so refreshing a view that I want to share with you...

In a large city in Australia , a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said, "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern,

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.) They have an active sex life, get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia.

Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex? Just look at them ... where is IT? Therefore, they don't have kids either. Not to mention, who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me: I want to be a whale.

P..S.. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a piece of chocolate with my friends.

With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.

Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, Good grief, look how smart I am!