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At Berlin's Mercedes-Benz Fashion
Week earlier this month, designer
Kilian Kerner sent models down the
No Ifs runway rocking high-top afros
accessorized with thick, ropy braids.
The style, worn by both black and
white models, had fashion editors
buzzing in the audience (it's highly
unlikely that anyone remembered the
Time is up for Sasha Fierce,
Beyonce's purported alter ego and
face of the 2008 multi-Platinum
selling album "I Am... Sasha Fierce".
Speaking with Allure, the "Video
Phone" singer says Sasha and her
fierceness have served a purpose and
are no longer needed.
"The thing that's interesting is I don't
need Sasha Fierce anymore, because
I've grown and I'm now able to
merge the two," says Beyonce.
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in Jamaica. Jamaica is so
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Jamaica is a bloody gorgeous
place for a vacation! It is
not far from New York, but
far enough to get a tan and
not talk shop. Yes, darlings,
even I need a reprise from La
Mode. The Spa at Round Hill
Resort is a magical, calming
old world resort infused with
history and very chic Ralph
Lauren decor (Ralph has a
villa in Round Hill). With
its secluded beaches, villas
with private pools and exotic
aromatic gardens, it makes
you want to hide away forever.
One by one, all your worries
melt away. There's even an
"All About Me" spa treatment
for teens.... you're never too
young to destress, right?
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our third year..your
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h, it was a
performances, wonderful people, great food and
drink all in aid of the Bustamante Children' s
Hospital via the Shaggy Make A Difference
In addition to the concert, the night included
an auction of items such as designs from famed
Jamaican designer Carlton Brown, VIP tickets to
see the Black Eyed Peas, VIP Black Card for one
year from Fiction Lounge & Club, the Bailey' s
Red dress- worn by Kim Cattral of the hit HBO
series and PJM favourites- Sex and The City, an
autographed cricket ball from Courtney Walsh-
and not just any ball, the last of his lustrous
career! While the foundation worked to clean out
the pockets for charity, guests in the Platinum
lawn were served shrimp saladette including a
chiffonade of greens, Caribbean style with lemon
sorbet followed by chicken breast stuffed with
plantain mousse kissed with caramelized fruit
sauce on a bed of pumpkin risotto; the course de
la finale was a sinful dark chocolate gateau served
on a bed of rich rum infused cherry coulis.
Yet again, Shaggy and his team along with
what seemed like an army of volunteers from
organizations such as Scotia bank truly delivered
on every buck received.
For those of you who had to give from a far,
here' s a taste of the night. So let' s go!
THE RUN DOWN
1. Shaggy' s opening performance was
outstanding, highly charged with hits that had the
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all the "Sexy Ladies" screaming for more, on a night
like tonight he could do no wrong!
2. TOK was an explosive energy shifting gears into
overdrive! They gave a shutout to all the "artistestes"
(lol) who performed on that and paid their respects to
R&B greats like Joe and Boyz II Men with an acapella
impromptu selection followed by their anthem for
the masses- "Footprints" that was a heartfelt and
engaging choice dedicated to the children of Jamaica.
3. Alaine' s gave no "Ordinary Love" with a
captivating stage presence that was accentuated by her
elegant, almost Broadway-esque appeal with dancers in
tow. Guess blondes do have more fun!
4. "Solidarity" is synonymous with only one man....
Mykal Rose! He did "trash out" (a very good thing
in Jamaican fashion lingo for the tourists!) from dreads
to toe! Belting out such classics for all us "Real
Jamaicans" ...the pull up for Shoot Out" really got
the crowd riled. The people in the Silver area were on
their feet while the Diamond and Platinum-ites rocked
steady with cameras and camera phones out in full force
recording every moment, capturing all the movement
under the pulsating lights of the stage!
Barely into a handful of performances and the money' s
worth was already well received, hit after hit after hit!
5. Ding Dong brought, as they so aptly put it "The
longest holiday Jamaica ever had!" With dancers in
full force and a choir no less they had the whole crowd
in a "Summer Swing" because of course it' s just a
6. Cecile was a sweetheart, though not entirely
comfortable in the length of her dress or lack thereof,
she left no one "Waiting" and express from her
heart how she felt "honour to have started the year
like this." Of course not to be forgotten, she did a
dedication to all the wonderful men of Jamaica.
7. True as it may be "Time Tough" truly resonated
with the audience, and Toot' s fancy footwork would
rival any 18 year old and make James Brown proud!
Other wonderful flashbacks included the famed, "54-
Beautiful little Morgan seen here on stage with the
MCs raised $55,000 with the help of her mom towards
the charity. Which in itself was enough to melt your
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but then she had the crowd in a
full unison Awwwww" when
she took the time to wish her a
8. Move Out The Way! The Soca
King is here! Machel Montano!..
When Shaggy came on stage it
was a full frontal wining bonanza...
anybody ever seen Carnival in
Jamaica in January? Well you
missed that "Mad Bull Fever"
at King' s House!
After some belly full a laugh
comedic relief from Jamaica' s
best including Ity and FancyCat....
the show continued.
#9. Shaggy was absolute
perfection..with hits as "Strength
of A Woman" and "Bad Man No
Cry" before his long awaited duet
with Tessanne Chin on "Never
Let Me Go" !
# 10. Baby Cham' s entrance was
explosive a full roll out of classics!
Really 110%, all the "Vitamin
S" you could ever need...totally
in his element on stage with
Ghetto Story" !
He got Shaggy a little concerned
with his length of stay on stage.....
but like we say, on a night like that
night, Shaggy can do no wrong!
But Baby stick to the plan no man,
it' s for the kids after all.
Are you ready? Are you ready?....
#11 Queen Ifrica in a haute
couture by Ali Lue.....Are You
Ready? Are You Ready? Well
the people were fully ready and
welcomed the Montego Bay star!
#12. Baby Cham' s dancing
may have been liquid gold....
but Sanchez definitely had the
Midas touch and totally looked
the part as he delivered "Lift
Up My Hands" amongst
several other greats!
#13.....Lucky No.# 13..the
Docta' himself....The King of
Dancehall...Beenie Man.... He
was great! But Baby Trish stole
the show! Read more in the
#14. Mario wore an MJ inspired
shirt and ladies enjoyed his
# 15 El Shaddai...El Shaddai"
is no taxi service around here, it
is Busy Signal giving the ladies
"One More Night" and oh so
# 16. Joe....one word....one man....
one night! Give the man a night
in Jamaica! We need him back
one more time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!All by
himself.....make it happen and
I can assure you, there will be
more than money being thrown
on stage....but this crowd was
decent....for the most part!
#17 Was forgettable. After
flying all the way down here to
a big big show like Shaggy &
Friends....there are international
acts that have the nerve...
to urgh!!! Dare we say it lip-
synch, the Boyz II Men needed
to wheel and come again, cause
that Karaoke session was not
what the crowd expected at all....
the crowd eventually ended up
singing better than the group
itself......it was a sight to behold,
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all that sweat and fake emotion...with not a sound coming out the mouth. We should arrest artistes for
that just like we do when they use indecent language.
Nevertheless, as we say, Shaggy could do no wrong. He did a great thing that night, raising money for
a worthy cause and we support it and so should you every day that you can! Make your difference in
a child' s life today!!!!
Getting his perspective on the night, our new favourite photog, Roger Jones had to comment on the
Bounty incident that unfortunately had to overshadow his $250,000 pledge to the charity with Mavado
onstage that night.
"His appearance was a mere disruption to a well set performance by the other artistes. He needs
to conduct himself better when attending benefit shows such as this one- so as to not embarrass the
promoters and by extension himself.
Also the sound engineer needed to be more proactive in cutting the mics of such performers without
question when they behave in this manner.
There is a place and time for everything." R. Jones, Lead Photographer, Panache Jamaica
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and start
to your New Year. Alot has happened recently\
in the region, namely the major and de\ astatiinu
earthquake that shook Haiti to its core
As the world rallies to their side in their darkest
hour, I'd like to say thanks to Jamaica for its part
in leading the Caribbean response \\e are ourL
brothers keeper, and if the millions in support is
any testament, we know that rinus true
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So you have met the ONE. She is smart, loving and beautiful. You cannot imagine spending
another moment of your life without her, and you just cannot wait to see her wearing your ring
which is a symbol of your forever....
How do you let her know? How do you do that thing that makes even the boldest of men quiver,
just a bit, as they are overwhelmed by the feelings that this kind of love rouses and beckons you to
do. How do you ask her to be your wife?
You want it to be perfect; out of this world. You want to take her to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, sailing
in the Grenadines (or Pitons in St. Lucia), to the top of the Empire State Building in New York, on a
Safari in Africa, to a deserted island in Greece... No doubt that would be lovely, but rest assured
you can have that idyllic moment right where you are. You can take her to the top of Blue
Mountain, go to Lover's Leap at sunset, go sailing around the island, arrange dinner for two on a
secluded cay, picnic at Hollywell the earlier you go the more likely it is you will get the chance to
be alone, rent a villa in Treasure Beach and arrange for a saxophonist to play your favorite love
song. There is so much you can do, and should, to make the moment perfect for her, and for you.
U Working in this business of love has the perks of being privy to and part of some of the best love
stories you can imagine. My favorite stories are those that are imbued with special details about the
couple's love. That being said, I am sharing a favorite proposal story that I was privileged enough
to help create. She is 28 and a final year master's student. One of her secret passions is creative
writing. When they first met they discovered their love through playing with words. He is a 31 year
old marketer; ambitious, possessing quiet confidence. He loves this woman. They have known
each other for just over one year. One of their first dates was a drive along the coast of Jamaica.
They picked a random spot and sat under the shade of a tree. While there they picked up smooth
sea stones and made secret wishes and threw them into the ocean. That same day they
exchanged their very first "i love you".
Flash forward. He goes back to that same spot, makes one more secret wish and throws that
stone back into the ocean. He picks up some more stones and takes them with him. He picks her
up to head to the country for the weekend getaway they planned. On their second night, he takes
her on to the beach and reaches in his pocket for three of the stones, on which he has inscribed
their names, the date they first kissed and "i love you". She was moved to tears. It was a dreamy
night. On their last morning, they are in the water and he is holding her as they are being rocked by
the waves. He slowly lets her go and goes on bended knee, then turns her to face him and asks
"do you love me?", and without waiting for an answer pulls another stone which reads "marry me?"
and the next thing she sees is her ring beneath the water's surface sparkling in the sun.
And then, she said yes!
Your love is perfect and your engagement can be too.
aiesha panton is the owner and creative director of pussbackfoot ltd. pussbackfoot specialises
in creating personal.idyllic.wow events for the sophisticated. to contact aiesha, email her at
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n over 100 acres of lush green forest
nd 700 ft above the sea, Mystic
ining Restaurant and Bar offers you a
contemporary Caribbean culinary escape.
The Rainforest Sky Explorer, Bobsled
Jamaica, Zip Line Tranopy Tour and Mystic
Pavilion are exhilarating accouchements to
this wonderful jewel that is, the Mountain's best kept secret.
After the scenic ride up on the Sky Explorer, enjoy a cool
alcoholic or'virgin'original drinkfrom the bar on the mountain
top, where their award-winning bartender, Nesta James can
offer you his signature Nesta's Fizz, Mystic Sunset or take a
ride with the Caribbean Surf- a mix of Blue Curacao, Creme
de Banana, Coconut Rum and Pineapple Juice. Other usual
suspects include mojitos, the French Connection consisting
of Brandy and Amaretto over ice or the Pain Killer- Coruba
Rum, Coconut Cream, Pineapple and Orange Juice.
While you sip and relax, try one of the Mystic lunch specials
like the West Indian Chicken 'Burrito' served with spicy
callaloo and cheese dip. If something more 'green' is
more to your palette, take a order of Mystic's Signature
Tossed Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seed served with
grapefruit dressing. For dessert try a taste of home with
a slice of real Jamaican Fruit Cake after you have had the
mouth-watering St. Ann's Jerk Pork sandwich.
The beauty about Mystic Dining Restaurant & Bar, is not
only in the menu, spectacular view and scenery; but also
in its' staff. The warm, rich and engaging personality and
excellent service are fully embodied in Dwight Watkis,
Chef and Nordia Palmer, Pastry Chef. This can only of
course speak to the high quality of management by Mr.
Bernd Schumann and the collaborative efforts of the rest
of the outstanding staff.
The overall experience of the Mystic Dining, cannot
fully be described- you must experience it for yourself.
Whether it is the succulent, moist and flavourful explosion
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planning a party is always an expensive time
of the year and with the current recession
causing extra strain, why not bring your
J party indoors and save some cash this
December! There are no last orders at
Bme so you can entertain until the small hours.
If you plan to impress your guests, here are a few tips to
keep your stress levels down!
Plan, plan, plan! Preparation is key decide which
culinary delights to serve, whether it's a sit down
meal or nibbles and ask your guests for any dietary
requirements to save the embarrassment of not
catering for everyone's needs!
Choose a theme and stick to it decorate and
cook according to your chosen theme. If you don't
give yourself limits, shopping for decorations and
food will be far too tempting
Spread the word send out invitations with a
RSVP request by a specific date, it's a busy time
of year with people catching up with friends and
family, you don't want to be the only guest at your
Tantalizing tipples be sure to provide a wide
range of beverages including alcoholic and non-
There is nothing better than a fresh roast and ground coffee
towards the end of the evening. With the help of Douwe
Egberts' new Limited Edition coffees, Etienne's Signature
blends, you can treat your guests to a truly luxury
coffee and end the evening in style. Available in Vintage,
Smoky and Velvet blends you can delight any palate.
Douwe Egberts have an unrivalled heritage in the coffee
world and boast over 250 years of experience in making
truly exceptional coffee. Blending smooth, delicious
coffee is an art they have been perfecting since 1753.
Pull out all the stops and serve a festive Cinnamon Spice
that's sure to get your guests talking, per serving you'll
1 mug Douwe Egberts Etienne's Vintage blend (or
your preferred blend)
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with Latoya Jones
Shalom! I hope you all had a happy and peace-
ful Christmas. May the things that concern you be
brought to perfection in 2010. In this instalment of
the series, we'll be looking at some questions that a
few of you have submitted about your make up looks
for the festive season and beyond. We will return
to our regular scheduled programming once we've
addressed your makeup concerns. May peace, love
and joy be yours for the New Year.
Question: What colours would best fit an eve-
ning office party?
Answer: While there are no prescribed or pre ap-
proved colours for evening wear, generally speaking,
evening makeup tends to be bolder than your day
time look. A deep purple would make a nice substi-
tute for the typical black or slate in creating a Smokeyy
eye' effect and complements most skin tones. A good
h rule of thumb in creating makeup balance: pick one
9, area to accentuate and keep the rest of the face neu-
tral. If your eye makeup is dramatic, keep your lips
neutral and if you're planning to wear bold lip colour,
keep the eye makeup minimal.
Question: Should my eye shadow match my out-
fit or the colour of my eye?
Answer: Good question...while your makeup should
Sbe an overall complement to the clothes you are
wearing it is not necessary to match your makeup to
your clothes. In some cases, it could just spell over-
kill depending on the intensity of the colour you're try-
ing to match. You are better off using complementary
colours to accentuate the outfit but you can never go
,, wrong if the colours are centred on first complement-
.* ing the eye colour. Here's a little chart to help.
Question: I am someone who does not want to
spend a lot of time doing her make-up neither
do I want to wear a lot of make-up. What would
you say are the three make-up essentials?
Answer: WOW! Just three huh? Okay, here goes (i) I
would say invest in a really good foundation, one that
could even double as a concealer (stick foundations are
good for serving double duty), (ii) A really good mascara
and (iii) a tinted lip gloss to add a hint of colour. I think
those basic products would suffice for a 'nice-but-natu-
Question: Is there anything I can do to make my
make-up last throughout the day? Is retouching
the only option?
Answer: Oils (the ones produced naturally by
your skin) are usually the culprit behind why your
makeup seemingly disappears. Mattifying powders
to seal your makeup application and oil absorbing
sheets are great at removing oil but keeping your
makeup intact. They'll definitely reduce or eliminate
your touch-ups during the day.
Thanks for all the interesting questions. All the best for
the New Year!
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ALL ABOUT YOU
Make sure you design your own fashion statement! Each of
W us has our own likes, dislikes comfort zones, body shape &
size, and life styles.
Your friends comfort zone is a loose fit, maybe yours is
a very tailored or tight fit. I like turtle necks; you've got cleavage and like to
show it. Maybe you're a rancher and functional is important, or an office execu-
tive where a professional look is critical. Tweeds in and you hate tweed, then
don't buy tweed. Hot colors are in but your skin is washed out, then stick to the
colors that look good on you. Low rise pants are in but they aren't attractive on
you, then don't buy them.
It's all fine and dandy for the fashion world to tell us what is in, what we should
wear. But the bottom line is clothes that we buy and hang in the closet never to
be worn are a waste of our money. Don't feel pressured to stay with the trends.
Trends come and go. If you stick with your basics and then add a piece here and
there that fits the current fashions you'll be much better off.
When you feel good about how you look your confidence level jumps, you're
happier, and your positive energy flows around you.
Don't forget accessories can spice up any outfit. Denim can be very classy with
the right shoes and jewelry. Your black dress can become quite informal and
fun with the right jewelry or belt. Change the entire look of an outfit with your
accessories. Utilize your entire wardrobe by mixing and matching pieces, jew-
elry, shoes, and other accessories. The more jewelry you have the more looks
you can create.
You are in control of the impression you give to the world. What message are
For all your fashion questions and challenges please email the Fashion Expert
Patrice dacosta, Fashion Consultant (Services offered: personal shopping, clos-
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1. The Cheapest Is Not Always The Best
Ensure that you budget for the photography and videog-
raphy for your wedding. "The cake will go, the food will be
eaten....but the photos and the video are the only lasting
memory that will remain."
2. Location....Get To Know Places
Where would you like to do your photo session? Is there
a cost? Are reservations necessary. Try touring a site to
ensure you like the place and identify areas where you
want to take the shots.
3. Paparazzi Alert...you must have order in your church
Just as you are about to kiss...the pushing and shoving starts
the mad rush to capture that moment on a camera, a Black-
berry or a phone and load it up to Facebook! Everybody has
walked into your shot forcing your hired photog to now ask
that you do it again should he have missed it the first time.
Only the photographer is allowed to take photos inside.
Avoid the rush- it's your money!
4. Plan for extras..
Find out the exact details for your package and know what
you are getting. Remember to read your contract BEFORE
5. Get to know the photo crew
You do not want some guy turning up in the middle of the
service in a bright red T-Shirt and his equipment consisting
of a light bulb duct taped up on a pole. Inspect the equip-
ment and view samples. Even further ask for testimonials
from past clients.
6. "Lawd, how di light so brite!" Pictcha man get out
di way nuh!"
Your professional photographer is there because you paid
for a service...remember that and remind the guests too.
7. Specify where the photography starts
Please note that depending on whether it is the dress-
ing area or the church...these locations affect cost. If your
dressing area is in Old Harbour and your hairdresser is in
Portmore and the church service is at Stony Hill.....with
the reception at the Hilton....you better believe prices will
8. Photographers are human too...courtesy should be
A plate of food, a cup of water, a piece of cake never hurt
anyone. Think about it, they have been up from the wee
hours of the morning with you and working for hours
straight all day be nice.
9. Enquire of the transportation arrangements for
the photo crew.
You do not want to be at the reception, only to hear that
the photographer had to hitch a ride over.
For the photographers:
Dress for the occasion.
Walk with extra supplies and equipment.
Have a contract form and receipt book for all
Stick to the package chosen but be prepared to do
Remember you are there to do a job! Do not run
to the lotto stand while working.
Get your deposit before the event.
Know the "Do Not Cross" lines of the various loca-
tions. Some churches for example will reign fire if
they see you stand at their pulpit.
Ensure that you have proper transportation ar-
Keep your portfolio of samples current.
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It's a blazing day in blazed-up Port of Spain, 84
degrees in mid January, with only a cheer veil
of miasma stretching across the Beetham to the
Laventilian Hills. But this fine weather is much
comfort in land that can only be described as a
'perfect callaloo'. In only ah mixing and ah blending and
ah swizzling of politicians with ah dash of drama and
a quarter cup of cultures do you grasp the art, that is A
Trini. And out of such a 'cook up', a daughter of the is-
land arose; Sabrina Nadine Rosales.
Born and raised in Trinidad, this ambitious 20 year old
designer has a keen eye for art and detail along with the
aspects of a culture that she holds dear to her heart. She
believes that ones clothing should reflect who they are,
where they come from and who they would like to be.
Sabrina expresses that even in her early childhood she
has always had a great deal of innate-enthusiasm for her
clothes, in what she wore, in addition "customizing" it
to better reflect her pleasure.
Inspired by her mother and life long friend Donn Thomp-
son (who is a huge encouragement), at age 17 without any
formal training, Sabrina Rosales decided to start design-
ing her own clothing. Where she is materializing of the
bacchanal between, colors and fabrics with, interpreting
of textures and cuts. The chaos of it all that swam around
within her mind, with the intent of showcasing her own
line. Two years have passed and she has launched two
collections since. When asked at a recent showing, the
reasoning behind her collection, the not-too-shy-for-the-
press Rosales turns her head, raises a shoulder, smiles
and with a clapping from her eyelashes she says 'my col-
lections take you on a creative journey that is unparal-
leled in the world of fashion, mixing vintage styles with
my own current, cultural obsessions. The intent is to
produce hip, exuberant, original clothes and make it all
seem effortless.' Sabrina's clothes speak for themselves.
Each outfit is a unique piece of art that tells its own story
for itself and cannot be recreated. She says that the only
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one true rule in fashion is 'DON'T BE BORING'.
She emphasizes that one should always dress up and
dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend
in and in her clothes you'll never blend in.
As if the life and calling of a designer wasn't de-
manding enough, Sabrina Rosales also governs
a blog Trinidad Fashionista. In fact, it's one of the
most sort-after Blogs on the island, with a viewer-
ship from around the globe. On her blog she explains
her reasoning for starting was that she so much about
fashion, but didn't have an audience to talk about it
with until a friend, Michelle Franklin suggested she
should start writing a blog thus, Trinidad Fashionista
Blogging slowly became her ecstasy from which it
is an addiction she will not easily part from. "I abso-
lutely love it and I don't know what I would do if I
didn't have it, lol. It's a way for me to relieve stress.
I can do what I want, say what I want and not really
care too much about what people think. I live, eat,
sleep and breath fashion, it is my life and this blog is
about my life as a fashionista and all the things I like
or dislike and everything that is part of my fashion
world." -Sabrina Rosales. In a sense, it is The Al-
chemy of an artist, to blend and remake a world of
life where contradictions rule and the quest for new
ideologies are explored unabashedly; a world within
their world. So even if her slightly suppressed life
and her inflammatory talent might appear to cleave
hard against each other, it's the energy, the alchemy
within that gives her extraordinary range and control
of style. The proof is in her diverse and provocative
body of work whether in print or on the catwalk or on
her blog. A true Trinidad Fashionista.
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A s I write this, the days count
down to the end of 2009 and I
look back on this past year and
reflect... on the good, the bad,
the indifferent. The memories I would like
to keep, the ones I want to forget, the mis-
takes I made, the things I would have liked
to handle differently, what I loved about the
year and want to savour...
It is important not to dwell on the past,
but at the end of the day, we sometimes
ponder: what makes a moment
memorable? Is it up to us to decide
which ones we process as good or
bad? Which ones we allow to determine
our future decisions? If we were placed
in some of the same situations in the
upcoming years) how would we react
to it? Would we handle it differently
with the wisdom and experience of the
past? Or would we allow ourselves to
fall into the same 'traps' as before? It is
for us to decide and choose our lessons
in life. Like a wise friend once told me:
"sometimes God places people in your
life for a reason and sometimes the
devil does the same thing, it is up to us
to tell the difference and decide who we
allow to enter into our lives." I value this
piece of advice and though it is difficult
to take heed of this at all times (much
to the chagrin of my friend), one must
remember its worth when faced with
persons and situations we encounter
on a day-to-day basis.
Is it worth it to make these mistakes again
knowing the consequences and that you
could have avoided it? As the old folks
say: "Fool me once, shame on you, fool
me twice, shame on me!" I would love to
relive the good times and forget the bad
ones, but sometimes you have to take
things for what they're worth. Be cognizant
of it, tuck it away in the recesses of your
mind with a smile (whether good or bad)
and move on. Although something may
trigger the memory from time to time, we
handle it with grace because we have
dealt with it fully so that we won't let it
affect our present circumstance for we are
fully appreciative of the present moment
and all it brings.
So if I can take my own advice, I will live in
the moment, be totally aware of it, marvel
in it, for when it is gone it is truly gone
forever. Live without regrets or hang ups
about the past for whatever happened
in the past belongs there. The future
is ours to explore with a fresh and bold
outlook. Good things are in store for us
once we believe it. Positive vibrations
reap resplendent gains.. .this is the Law of
Attraction. No holding back, sit back and
enjoy the ride that is your life!
So as the sun sets on 2009, let us look
back with a smile for all it has brought to
our lives, the pleasanttimes and cherished
memories, the laughter, the joy, even
the sorrows and disappointments
for we must find a lesson in it. And
as we embark on this New Year
2010 let us look to it with hope for a
new tomorrow, a new horizon, new
possibilities to behold, brand new
memories, new joys, new friends and
good times to come. Let us expect
the disappointments and take it in
stride and learn the new lessons...
let it be our best year yet for all our
dreams to come true!
"Learn from yester-
day, live for today,
hope for tomorrow."
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