Life in Slow Motion

November 27, 2007

Have you ever felt like things were happening, but the rate at which they occur seems to be somewhat forced? What I mean when I say forced is things which happen with ease are pretty much done by the time you start, yet everything else seems to drag on and on… Maybe it is my current melancholy or my sleep deprivation┬ábut I find these past few days are taking forever to finish.

On another note I am slightly obsessed with a new online show called ‘quarterlife’. I only started watching it today but I find it very intriguing and I caught myself engrossed in it wondering “Why doesn’t she just shut up?” Anyway, click here to see what I’m talking about.

By the way, my birthday fairly SUCKED this year, however I must thank one of my dearest friends for the lovely dinner and the surprised birthday greeting from the staff. Champers was great, thanks MiMi^_^


The Birthday Begins

November 25, 2007

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Ah, it’s finally here, the big day. Unfortunately, I shall be spending it working on a book review!

By the way- frig all of you who haven’t wished me happy birthday by now. Unless you were sleeping…

So… what have you all gotten me from The List


Aqua Del Mar: the Review

November 20, 2007

I know it’s late in coming and for that I apologise. However, I am now prepared to give you a run down of the happenings at Aqua Del Mar- the new club night in Barbados.

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Aqua Del Mar sets itself apart from the local party scene and night life because of not only its format but its location. Set in the beautiful decor of Aqua Restaurant and Lounge, it uses the reputation of this fine establishment to give the event some class as well as recognition.

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However, do not be quick to jump to the conclusion the event simply rests on the laurels of all that Aqua has aspired to, on the contrary, Sector 6 headed by DJ Carlos adds not takes away from the establishment and in culmination, turns it into a night that’s simply unforgettable.

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When I got there I was filled with a sense of anxious anticipation and excitement because I am familiar with the type of music that DJ Carlos is known for and I was anticipating that, however as far as turnout was concerned I was a bit disheartened by the OPA! days when few people showed up apart from the group I went with. Sector 6 is amazing however I sometimes think they’re overshadowed by the locations they choose.

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Having arrived there at 7:45 for a 7:30 start, I was met by staff and I believe one or two patrons who were even earlier than I was. I surveyed the downstairs and noticed all but three small tables were removed and a dance-floor was created by the vacant space, at the other end the DJ and Lighting booths with Light Pad behind the DJ. I thought, “Impressive, they went all out” and showed you don’t need a CLUB to have a Club Night.

Meanwhile, I was starving because on Sundays I usually eat at 12 then go out for a bite to eat later in the evening. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I saw the Aqua Del Mar menu! It wasn’t the full Aqua menu, which would make no sense seeing as how it’s a club night. Not to say the menu had on fries, far from. It had real food, but club food. I had a Spicy Chicken Quesadilla which was the BEST one I ever had, no lie. After I ate, I went upstairs to take a look around and upstairs was even better than downstairs. Lounge furniture, menus, a small bar… everything to give you a relaxed feel. What I liked most about it was the fact that the speakers were downstairs so if you wanted to sit and chat you could, without having to leave the establishment, yet you could still enjoy the music because of the open air setting.

The night progressed and more people started showing up. By this time my liquors were up and I was already a tad tipsy. The only down-point of the night was the fact that they didn’t have a cappuccino machine. Apart from that, I have no complaints. I went to get some coffee from Italia which is like 2 minutes walk away so it wasn’t a problem for me especially considering they give you bands so you won’t have to worry about getting stopped on the way back in to pay again. When I got back, I decided to try some dessert and had the Spiced Banana Spring Rolls with Caramel Coulis- one word, Amazing. Good food: Check!

The music was simply excellent and DJ Carlos played an amazing session. He really got the groove up and the people who now filled the place got their groove on, myself included. Although most of the music was new to me, it was such a good vibe you couldn’t HELP but dance to it especially after a few Absolut and cranberry juice! Good music: Check!

This was one of the best nights I had without my posse to MAKE me enjoy myself. I was impressed, not only by the decor but by the music and the crowd. I think anyone coming to Barbados who especially loves Dance music as well as good food and an ocean front setting should DEFINITELY check out Aqua Del Mar. Need directions? I got your back.

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The only request I have, Carlos, throw in a couple Top 40 Remixes, for those who are now getting into the club/dance/trance/techno circuit. It’s a soft landing I find.

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Click here for Episode 2!


Countdown to Aqua Del Mar

November 17, 2007

So the countdown is on to Aqua Del Mar tomorrow Sunday 18th November and yours truly is without a date! Well, by date I mean someone to go with. All of my friends are busy it seems. Who has things to do on a Sunday night? Siigh…

Anyone wanna be my date?


Jamaica: Guns, Votes and Money

November 15, 2007

This was a shocking piece of media that crossed the desk here and I felt compelled to share it with everyone.

Not many of you may know my stance on violence especially as it relates to Jamaica, but I think serious action needs to be taken. Sadly, I cannot say WHAT that action may be as every step I think of leads to greater complications and does not always work out to be feasible.

I bring to you, part 1. Click here.


Microsoft Windows Vista Downgrades to XP

November 15, 2007

If this isn’t the most awesome development in computer technology, I don’t know what is. Imagine getting an iPhone for Christmas then having to downgrade to a phone booth because it simply didn’t work. That’s the case for many users of Windows Vista. Let’s be honest, XP may have had its flaws…. okay so maybe that was the extent of my defense for it. All the talk, at LEAST it worked, however, the wonderful people at Microsoft developed a new Operating System which they marketed basically as being “the bestest OS like, EVER… and you want it cuz we took out the Start button and replaced it with a Windows symbol which is like way prettier!”

Right…

In the meantime, you can’t use such cumbersome things that you already possessed such as printers, scanners, faxes, wireless cards what have you but you know what, they were last season ANYWAY. Time to get new stuff! YAY! At least for new users they offer the option of getting a Windows XP ‘downgrade’… unfortunately it sorta only applies to certain versions of Vista.

Allow me to make a couple suggestions:

1. For those of you still within warranty I recommend a large magnet gently run down the outside by the hard drive, so as not to break the seal.

2. For those without a valid warranty and a few coppers to spare, that LOVELY little option called Format should rectify the problem. *Note- back up your info and purchase a GENUINE copy of Windows XP to install.*

3. Get a Mac.

Meanwhile, I am using Windows 2000. Anyone wanna buy me a Mac?


Youtube is Golden

November 14, 2007

Ah, ’tis the Youtube generation and aren’t we all reveling in it? I mean where else can you upload videos of yourself and become celebrities or see your favourite music videos that no longer show on MTV or VH1, and news, sports, comedy, etc. and be widely seen besides Youtube? The answer my friend is blowing in the wind (lol broke off into song there just now). Anyway, you HAVE to check out this video from the young Tina EC. I found it at first vexing, but I grew to love it as I am sure you will also:) Click here to see it, which you simply MUST.


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