Saturday, August 25, 2007

Images in the Aftermath of Hurricane Dean

San Pedro Ambergris Caye Island (clean up)

Corozal Free Zone

Corozal (Northern) District

Destroyed Papaya Crops

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hurricane Dean!

After sailing through calm seas for the past plus two years or so, our tiny tropical paradise is now facing its first real threat for this hurricane season.

At the moment, Hurricane Dean poses a nightmare of gigantic proportions for the Caribbean; in particular, for Jamaica, where it is forecasted to make landfall by tomorrow.

It is an extremely dangerous category four hurricane on the saffir-simpson hurricane scale. So please keep us in your prayers. We will be on tentherhooks until this storm passes through the Yucatan Peninsula.
I will post a further update when I can do so. Saludos.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Monday Offerings

Monday Offerings –

Locally what we have going on is Ultimate KTV on Channel 5. You would be amazed at the talent being displayed on this television show. When the show airs on Tuesday nights, I am always amazed at how our Belizeans, with very little or no formal training whatsoever in music, can really display length, depth and breadth when belting out their favorite karaoke tunes. Celine Dion songs are a perennial favorite *lol*. However, every now and then, someone will throw in a classic from Shirley Bassey or Otis Redding complete with costume and props. While we have a dearth of international cable television, the Ultimate KTV is produced locally and the participants all reside here in the tropics. So can you really blame us, if things come to a screeching halt every Tuesday night while we sit entranced in front of the telly watching our very own local stars?

For those of you who love the game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, I would like to take a moment to mark the passing on Sunday, August 11th, of the legendary television producer, Mr. Merv Griffin. He was the creator of both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and he even wrote the little thinking song which is aired every time a Jeopardy episode comes on. Mr. Griffin was 82 years old at the time of his passing and it is estimated that his net worth came close to US$1.6 billion dollars. His favorite epitaph was ‘Stay Tuned’. May he rest in peace. (Merv Griffin 1925-2007)

Saturday, August 04, 2007

The Paradoxical Commandments” by Kent M. Keith.

I recently visited Josie’s blog and read The Paradoxical Commandments. I don’t recall ever having read these before, so I copied and saved them for my further review. You know what? These commandments are so inspiring to me every time I read them. So here they are for you to appreciate as well. It is good to know that the Paradoxical Commandments still hold true and are standards which have endured through time and space. So here they are:

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish and ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building up may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do try to help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Here is one more that was added to the list by Josie herself:
People will say you don’t have the talent or ability to do something.
Do it anyway.

Whenever you have a moment, please do go over to visit Josie’s blog to find out more about her views on life and everything else and let her know that Belizegial sent you.