Found this great roundup of the recently concluded Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff). Great to see the films being appreciated, but even better to hear sound critical advice. Yes, our film-makers need to come from a more critical place, especially when making documentaries. We are presenting positive overviews right now, but I suspect as … Continue reading A Film Festival And A Dance Battle
Here we go in the New York Times again! This lovely little article about a Trinbagonian family cooking and living in New York has definitely captured the essence of us. We are no faded copy of any 'mother' country. Trinidad and Tobago is a blend of races and foods uniquely its own, and like all other … Continue reading The New York Times Is Loving Our Food!
It was no big deal though. Just a bit in their travel section about the new hiking trails we opened, but at least we were in their headline. Still, we tiny nations so seldom get into the news I was quite proud to see us listed there. Now, if only we could get this kind … Continue reading The New York Times Mentioned Trinidad and Tobago!
I just have to acknowledge that this past week has been a great one for the Caribbean when it comes to sport, and for my country, Trinidad and Tobago, particularly. First, to the Reggae Boyz for making it to the final of the Gold Cup against Mexico, a hearty congratulations. You had a magnificent tournament … Continue reading Caribbean Sporting Glory!
Some of you may have seen this clip of John Oliver calling out Jack Warner over the FIFA bribery scandal: Needless to say, it did not necessarily go over well with all the citizens of my country. Many of us are embarrassed by the whole Warner thing, and some people felt Oliver was using our own … Continue reading Trinbagonian Words And Phrases For the Expert Tourist
You've never heard of them? Well allow me to introduce you to them. I just had one of these last month, while I was out with my sister at one of our new favourite restaurants, Samurai. So I can tell you it's definitely available outside of California and New York. Also, they're right. It's helladelicious. … Continue reading Sushi-Burritos Taste Amazing!
It's Carnival time here again in Trinidad and Tobago and if you know me, you know I love to talk about my country's biggest festival. It literally sweeps everything from our mind and gets the body moving to the music. It's just one week away, with this Friday being Fantastic Friday and I'm looking forward … Continue reading Carnival Time Again
Hey! I've been a bit too tired this week to blog, but I thought I'd just make a little announcement. LEX TALIONIS is currently available for sale at RIK Bookstores Limited in Trinidad. I'm in my local bookstores! I know right? Crazy! Anyway, if you're a Trini, or you plan to be in Trinidad … Continue reading An Announcement for the Trinis
I have always been addicted to quotes and a good insult. Must be the Trini in me. We love to end an argument by just shutting it down. We even have a form of improv calypso that we call Extempo. It's two contestants getting on stage with no idea what the topic will be. The only know … Continue reading Good Quotes– A Brief Guide To Extempo Calypso And Some Epic Insults
If you are from Trinidad and Tobago, or you'll be in Trinidad on October 27th 2014, feel free to come on down to the Carnegie Library in San Fernando on Library Corner. I'll be holding a Meet and Greet session for Library Week from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. There will be other local authors there and … Continue reading I Have Upcoming Appearances for LEX TALIONIS So Come Join Me!