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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / An Invitement
« on: January 10, 2014, 10:29:47 AM »
Happy New year everyone!
Long time!

I will be in T&T to launch my two latest novels at:

NALIS
Friday, March 7
6:30pm

We kinda running out of room for everyone, the guest list is full. But if y'all want to come, meet yours truly, get the books, lime lil bit, I would be pleased and humble.
Otherwise, the books should be available through Paper Based Bookshop in Cascade and Metropolitan bookshop in POS

Walk good!
 ;D

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Santimanitay
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:14:31 PM »
Ready for me again?  ;D  :beermug:

The sequel to my last novel Across From Lapeyrouse, will be released on KINDLE in 2 weeks! The paperback will arrive shortly after.
Stay tuned...

yay yay!

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Thank you for the laughter and conversation in 2012!
Let's do it again.


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General Discussion / Petition against an Angostura ad
« on: November 28, 2012, 02:30:15 PM »
Please sign the petition against this ad by Angostura Limited:

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/angostura-limited-trinidad-tobago-remove-offensive-ad

I would also appreciate it if you copied and pasted this to your friends.

thank you,
QM

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / My latest Novel
« on: September 20, 2012, 05:40:13 PM »
My latest Novel
folks,
I have a new novel out on the shelves.
It is titled "Across from Lapeyrouse"

It is available:
On Amazon (worldwide) for KINDLE and in paperback

Barnes and Noble for NOOK and in paperback

personally autographed copies available at:
Commess University
(supplies running low for the paperback!)

also in Toronto at:
A Different Booklist

in Trinidad at:
Paper Based Bookshop
Reader's Bookshop
Tales 'N Treasures

Overview
Jeneva is growing into a startling beauty, but she's not your typical young girl; she's the youngest of the Savanoys, a high profile Trinidadian family. Her father is the chief of police; her mother: beautiful, talented, tormented and distant. Her protective older brother can't shield her from life's bruises if he can't deal with his own fears. And Jeneva herself is growing into a testing adulthood, full of uncertainty and sudden lust, shining moments and stifling tension.

Hers is a family with secrets, and they are not the only ones. Everyone wears masks as intriguing, as deceptive and as weighty as the elaborate masquerade costumes the Savanoy Carnival Group creates each year to compete in Trinidad's Dimanche Gras Competition. And as each secret is revealed, Jeneva faces difficult decisions, adventure, heart break and some seriously sizzling sex.

Author Nathalie Taghaboni deftly weaves the lives of her characters in and out of the pulsing Caribbean culture. The glorious street theatre that is Trinidad Carnival is a fitting backdrop for the drama that Jeneva seems to attract.


critical review:
Never before has carnival, sand, soca and sex met in such a combustible mixture! Across From Lapeyrouse conjures it all as we fall in love with Jeneva Marie, the queen of the bands. The Savanoy family lives large in the pages of this trail blazing work by a Trini expat. You can hear the twang and see the streets of Port of Spain and Toronto as the story unveils with brilliant style and shrewd story telling.

_______________

Hope you folks grab a copy and read. Let me know what you think! The book has its own facebook page or you can review it on Amazon/Barnes and Noble!

thank you

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Bourne Legacy
« on: August 12, 2012, 10:16:00 AM »
Went with the mister to see it last night.
*sigh*
I want a refund.  :banginghead:
the credits started running and I still waiting for the movie to start.  :pissedoff:

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / ite car talk time again
« on: May 14, 2012, 06:42:29 PM »
Time to lease again. I doh buy cars.

I had a Subaru Legacy and it was the WERSE-IST thing EVER!! :banginghead:
At the end of the lease I was SO blasted fed up, I jes hand them the key, buss a steupse and walked out.
So for now I am driving the mister car until I get the bad taste out meh mout.

so...go back in a Subaru? They have a sweet lil summ summ called the BRZ
or
the Hyundai Veloster?
The car I really want, I can't afford so ah does hush meh trap.
talk and gimme yuh advice.
 :beermug:

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Merry Christmas
« on: December 23, 2011, 09:48:44 AM »
dudes and dudettes!
From my home to yours!  ;D  :beermug:

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Colin Rickards
« on: November 26, 2011, 12:28:16 PM »
Those of you in Toronto may know him as a columnist with SHARE newspaper, Caribbean Camera and Pride.
He passed away early Friday morning from a heart attack.
Funeral is Dec 1 at Leaside Presbyterian, 3pm
visit www.caribbeancamera.ca for details.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Save yuh grocree money!
« on: October 14, 2011, 07:46:33 AM »
Ah coming wid a new book soon soon! It is a full length novel (dais why all yuh was hardly seeing me in here liming) wid one setta bacchanal but dis time...
I have written it under my real name, in the Queen's English. (bet all yuh din know ah could do dat!)  :heehee:

Ent it have a Nobel Peace Prize for Literary Commess? :wavetowel:

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Caribbean Restaurant for Sale
« on: August 15, 2011, 09:46:45 AM »
For those who know a good thing:
Roland's Caribbean Restaurant (Toronto, Canada) is up for sale. The owners are family friends. They are hoping to retire.
This place has been around over 30 years and has a great reputation.
Pass on the word please?

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Roti Lime wid QM
« on: July 20, 2011, 08:45:23 AM »
Private and exclusive invitation to everybody and dey tantie
Roti Lime wid Queen Macoomeh

When:    Caribana (TRADEMARK IN YUH PWEFFEN) Sunday, July 31st, 2011
Where:   Roland’s Restaurant – 2900 Eglinton Avenue East in Scarborough (Eglinton and McCowan)
Time:     2pm (Trinidad time) - until dey put we out
Why:     because we tired and we doh want to stay home and cook

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Robber Talk
« on: July 06, 2011, 11:51:13 AM »
this is what happens when I get idle...

New episode of See Nen Nen News LIVE
is now available!
See it on the website (www.SeeNenNenNews.com)
Or
We’re now on YOUTUBE!
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbCP9aLGb6Y&feature=autoshare)


TWEEEEET TWEEEET TWEEEET!

(for a transcript of the speech, send and akse for it.)

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Selling a Sigma lens
« on: June 22, 2011, 04:19:29 PM »
70-300mm F4-5.6
APO DG MACRO
like new

I was given another one so don't need two.
$130
comes in original carrying case with instruction pamphlet and lens hood.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/shops/storefront/index.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sellerID=A4PD83FDYP3TK

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Pan Running Wild
« on: June 18, 2011, 01:19:39 PM »
Hole dat!
Running some classics here..

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/k9GjwAMhq1M" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/k9GjwAMhq1M</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/PwsnQO6b9r8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/PwsnQO6b9r8</a>

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Hiring a panist
« on: June 15, 2011, 06:52:38 PM »
Would like to hire a panist for a private function I am hosting on Saturday, August 13th, 2011.
The venue is at Victoria Park and Eglinton in Scarborough (Toronto).
Time 7-9pm
Please send interested queries to macoomeh@hotmail.com
Serious inquiries only please. All others go get boof.  ;D

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Caribana Belongs to We
« on: June 10, 2011, 06:05:12 PM »
     I am aware the festival cannot run on sentiment or a sense of Diaspora Caribbean culture. However I do not believe I should be silent while my festival is appropriated and mis-branded.

     Whatever fight the Caribana Arts Group has with the Festival Management Committee and the City of Toronto will be heard in the court of law. I have no control there. I was a member of the Caribana Cultural Committee around 1989-1994 and saw the cronyism and ugliness and I laughed. I thought it was funny. I dismissed it as a few greedy, shortsighted people messing around with my one day jump-up. I will take the blame for not speaking louder against the mess that accompanied each festival over the later years when I developed a voice as a journalist in the community. I still did not fully grasp that it was more than a few greedy people and that my one day jump-up was turning over hundreds of millions of dollars to the various levels of governments, the hotels, the restaurants, the taxis and all who were at the trough.

     I feel raped when I think of the money the government hands over to the festival then turns around and claws back in fees for permits, police and other items so that what they boast of “giving” the festival is far far less than the reality. It means that I am wearing the Emperor’s New Clothes - even less than the beads and underwear that now pass for costumes.

     So, despite our world renowned reputation for having a carnival mentality and for being only intelligent enough to lime and drink, I am protesting the insult in this, my 44th Caribana – yes CARIBANA, festival.

     I am going to wear a shirt saying Caribana Belongs to We. It may do nothing more than earn me a dismissive glance from those who feel the dollar they give in sponsorship of my culture somehow gives them the right to own something that my ancestors created, but...

     If you wish to get a tee shirt, email me at Macoomeh@hotmail.com. The shirt will cost me about $6.40 to prepare. It will cost you $6.40 plus postage from the US. My profit is zero, my determination is 100%. I would like to get the shirt in your hands before the official festival launch date of July 12th. I would like you to wash and wear it everywhere you go this summer – every launch, every fete, every boat-ride. Wear it and when people ask, explain why. Write a letter to every newspaper in the city too please. You have a voice, use it for more than singing “Wotless”.

     Tell them call meh name. I go take de blame.

     I will order 10 shirts tomorrow - June 11th, 2011. Some large, some XL.

     The shirts will say "Caribana Belongs to We".

 

Let's see if we're really only about the party.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Pirates of the Caribbean
« on: June 02, 2011, 10:14:02 AM »
Pirates of the Caribbean
Our Father who has given us this art so that we could mash up Lakeshore Boulevard
Amen
Deliver to us this day an end to the strife and dem-say over the festival
Amen
Oh Merciful Father in this carnival season
When men commit treason
While most of us just want to whine
Bout de new name of we lime
And how de bank having a time
And treating we like slime, Lawd
Amen
But we are already familiar
And know is de same sh*it
With a new toilet paper
Amen

Well everybody wine waist
We coo-coo get laced
We cah save face

If you know what I mean
(all of dem is teef)
If you know what I mean
(pok-a-pok no beef)
If you know what I mean
(who is de lesser teef?)
Well if you know what I mean then scream

Ooh, CAG you lose me
Ooh, FMC, take win oui
OOOHH, Lord, watch the City
Grinning like gouti
July 30 wear yuh panty!

The new name can’t fit here
It makes me shed a tear
We can’t even volunteer
To save we own culture



************
Fine Print
This is (more or less) sung to David Rudder's tune "High Mas"
No attempt was made to teef the man's tune eh?

steupse

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Brother Valentino
« on: May 10, 2011, 07:25:05 AM »
Does anyone have a contact email, postal address or telephone number for Brother Valentino? Please inbox me.
Thanks!

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General Discussion / Marymount Manhattan
« on: April 09, 2011, 04:02:46 PM »
Anyone heard of or attended this school?

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Ah wotless!
« on: April 09, 2011, 12:48:59 PM »
Ah know it early but I telling all yuh in front!

Queen Macoomeh playing mas!

Caribana!
July 30th, 2011


All yuh come and play wid me nuh?

It go be real bacchanal We have we own section!

No bra and panty ting, we getting clawt for days!

We getting special group pricing!

Bring yuh chile, tantie, granny, uncle and two neighbour!

 
We getting treat like high sawatie guests in

Monsoon Wedding
(www.bitterlemonmas.com)

Brought by: Bitter Lemon Carnival
Band leader: Clarence Forde

When yuh call dem tell dem you belongings to de See Nen Nen Posse and dat you have vizay to play in we section.

Tell dem call meh name! I go take de blame!

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / A day in the life of the Queen...
« on: March 30, 2011, 01:14:58 PM »
I had to share this with all yuh…
I am sitting here like po-me-one, stun and confuse.
Hear de lyrics (please pardon de big people words eh? Doh let de chirren see)
_____________________________________________________

March 30th, 2011

Well I doh really know where to start nuh…

I just went up the road by a bakery. They have nice pastry and the chirren like it so I pass in to buy one or two. I looking in the glass case and the lady behind the counter come and ask if I need help. I say no thanks and order two of that and three of that and went to pay. The lady say “Oh that’s a nice accent, where are you from?” I say Trinidad. She say “Sweet! We Caribbean women have nice everythings, don’t we?” And she tell me she’s from Puerto Rico. I say “Nice!” and we buss a small laugh.

Ay Ay…
All in a sudden a next other lady pipe up.
“Y’all ain’t worth sh…!” and she flick a 2 inch acrylic nail in we face.
Me and my new best friend (let’s call her Rosita) look at each other then look back at the woman (let’s call her Poopsin). Hear she, “y’all fulla sh… Y’all just like y’alls sef and don’t care bout no body elses. Y’all just lil fu…ers.”
Well…my mout open catching flies but Rosita wasn’t backward. She throw two Spanish cuss in Poopsin face (she sounded JUST like Jennefer Lopez – but doh say I profiling eh?) then said in English. “Who you talking to B..ch?”
All I want is two bun and a pastry but I getting a matinee show free so I lean up on the glass case to listen. Poopsin open up she cake hole and leggo in Rosita tail with an opening aria of freshly squeezed verbal planass then added. “I had one of y’alls. Sweetest piece I ever had then she ups and left me to go back to her husband.
Well lawd I put down my bag and accepted the fact that I will be late getting back to work because I am not leaving this bakery for Thy Kingdom Come.
Poopsin start to cry. She apologize to we for taking out she frustrations on we but when she heard we talking, all the pain and heartache overcome her. She woman was from Antigua (she said Antiguana but I was in no condition to correct her). And Poopsin fell in love but the woman only used her to “test her skills” then went back to her husband and is now pregnant (I assumed it isn’t Poopsin’s child but these days you really can’t vouch for anyone eh?) Rosita hand Poopsin a napkin. Poopsin take it, blow in it and say she can’t buy anything now, she is too distraught and she left.
Rosita and I looked at each other again. We couldn’t laugh – that would be unkind, right? We couldn’t cry because the suddenness of Poopsin’s attack and retreat had we swaying.
I picked up my bag and left the bakery.

Ah done talk eh? Doh akse me nutting!

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Toronto book launch - Jan 23, 2011
« on: January 17, 2011, 10:48:57 AM »
HE SERVED HIS FELLOW MAN - The Life & Work of Andrew Thomas Carr
by Joslynne Carr Sealey
as culturally relevant to T&T as any book could be - our flora, fauna, mas, pan and people..


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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / ...and a Happy New Year!
« on: December 31, 2010, 08:50:03 AM »
2011...wow...we reach!

Take it light on the roads tonight, take yuh drink but don't get de police as a chaser.

See you on the other side!

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General Discussion / FYI
« on: December 31, 2010, 08:46:46 AM »
for travelers with infants, here is some useful information:
If you are traveling with an infant and run into severe airport emergencies/delays that cause you to run out of formula. Please note there are military facilities at most airports. Formula may be found there. Check with airport personel for assistance in getting food for your baby.
This would be for grave emergencies caused by the airlines not a matter of "ah fugget de chile bottle home".

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Stay tuned
« on: December 26, 2010, 04:04:08 PM »
Commess University is launching See Nen Nen News LIVE in January 2011!

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Jack of All Trades (DIY) / Sidings
« on: December 25, 2010, 02:33:43 PM »
Need to talk with someone about siding...any do-it-yuhselfers here in dat?

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Merry Christmas Thread
« on: December 20, 2010, 09:57:35 AM »
Merry Christmas folks!


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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Latest from Commess University
« on: November 29, 2010, 09:18:46 AM »
He Served His Fellow Man
Written by Joslynne Carr Sealey

See Details

HERE

http://www.commessuniversity.com/2010%20Projects/CarrSealeyFlyer.pdf
 
This book will be available for shipping in December 2010

limited release

Advanced ordering available at

orders@commessuniversity.com

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