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YOU KNOW YOU ARE GETTING OLDER IF ...

You wore Bata crepe to school and bought Asham at the gate. (Give yourself an extra point, if you know what Asham was made of) You remember that the Lou and Ranny show used to come on at 7:00 PM on a Sunday ("Whey me flat boad ?") You know what the initials T. A. D. P. stand for. You had an exercise book with Queen Elizabeth and her husband on it, instead of a ring binder. You used to listen to Redifussion.

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You know who Tony Verity was. You can name more than two of the characters in a Jonkanoo band.

You didn't buy gigs, yo yo's, kites or slingshots in a store. You made them yourself.

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You know what Fanta and Nu Grape are.

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You know what a Woolsley, Humber and Zephyr are. You got a washout and worm medicine at the end of summer holidays. Your school graduation was called "prizegiving." You still call Norman Manley airport "Palisadoes."

You know what boxing title Bunny Grant held.

T RIVIA Questions: What is the Jamaican connection to the JaipurKnee, an affordable prosthetic knee ?

Answer: In 2009, Joel Sadler, who was only 25 years old, along with his American teammates Eric Thorsell, Ayo Roberts and Angelo Szychowski created an affordable artificial knee that is being used in India by thousands of amputees.


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C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 You still have a BOAC bag hidden somewhere in a closet. You remember when people used to go to the airport, and come back with a twang. You still go to the airport just to stand on the waving gallery. When you hear classical music on the radio you still ask: "Is who ded now?"

parent's stories. You still refer to any smooth stretch of road as "Barber Greene."

11 to 15: Getting up there, watch it!

You still use words like "bine" and "clyde" and know the difference between both.

16 to 19: You are very gray (Although you may be colouring/dyeing)

ANSWER KEY: If you answer yes to less than 5 you are a babe in the woods. 5 to 10 answers, you are listening to too many of your

All 20 or 21: You have Limacol and Bay Rum (maybe even a bottle of Ferrol) on the nightstand, and a chimmey under your bed

H ERE ARE 3 REASONS TO LOVE J AMAICA . Music This is an obvious one and it is needless to say that Jamaica is one rhythmic island where life beats to the sound of reggae, ska, dancehall, and much more… From old school icons to the newer generation to that guy who freestyles on the street corner, music is in pretty much everyone’s DNA. From my personal ex-

Whether it’s the classic ackee & saltfish, the local leafy green “callaloo”, the staple rice & peas or the addicting fried cornbread “festival”, Jamaican cuisine is food for the soul. Hearty, comforting and topped off with a generous sprinkle of sunshine, there is something for everyone- whether you are a meat lover, fish eater, vegetarian or

perience, the melodic energy is especially felt in Kingstonand if you take the time to explore, you’ll come across new talent such as The Tuff Gang, an up & coming reggae band who are currently producing some quality tunes! and since we are on the subject… have you heard the recent release “Iyah Walk” from popular artiste Chronixx ? Remember that you

can always keep up with the latest and greatest by tuning into Riddim Radio- no matter where you are

vegan… A favorite spots happens to be Kushite’s Vegetable Cuisine which offers an innovative approach to food “inspired by nature and infused by culture”.

every shade of sand (white, golden and even black!), aquamarine waters and the spectacularly lush Blue Mountains, there is a precious natural beauty in Jamaica. Laced throughout are stunning flowers such as hibiscus, ixora or ginger lilies blooming on the tweets of the various birds and twinkles of the nocturnal fireflies.

THE NATURE Beaches with

FRUITS –Soursop, otaheite apples, naseberry, starfruit, papaya or the beloved mango, there is an endless choice of colorful vitamin loaded gifts of nature.


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Winter 2014  

Jamaican American Club Newsletter

Winter 2014  

Jamaican American Club Newsletter

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