FUCK OFF Christena!!

Posted: January 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

I haven’t written in a while. I have not. But tonight, I may have found an inspiration, however short-lived this inspiration, I hope I get out these few words before it expires….even as the keyboard responds to the pressure levied beneath my fingers I can feel the inspiration drifting but I shall write. Christena shan’t prevail.

I have come to develop a keen level of respect for a man I believe to be the saving grace of roots Reggae- Chronixx- a legend. Tonight my inspiration comes from the very fountain that birthed Chronixx’s inspiration to produce music; it is from that fountain that the exhilaration to push against the odds and tell Christena to fuck off, that Chronixx found his path to zion.

Chronixx in one of his tracks on his latest album, created for us a symbolic creature to whom we all can relate; a creature that represents our fears, our doubts, our insecurities, our perceived weaknesses, and our perceived shortcomings. While Other Rastafarians of this ital faith refer to this as ‘Babylon’, Chronixx makes a specific reference to ‘Christena’. Perhaps a long-time girlfriend that broke his heart…….perhaps she bought him a comb as a gift and insulted the very peninsula from which he projected himself to view the ocean of life……perhaps she fed him a pork sandwich under disguise…….frankly speaking I have not dialogued with the artiste to uncover the truth behind his disdain for the creature Christena, but, what I do know is that shi upset d Rasta…….from what I gather from the few lines of the Rasta’s rendition of the song, Christena apparently told the Rasta that he would not be successful at his expression of his vocal talent, but, alas! the artist is now a big shot! and so he has used that very talent to deliver nothing short of a stinging rebuke on Christena….JAH!!!!!!!!!!! Rastafiari!!!!!

Indeed I wrote this post partially for the theatrics, however, I primarily want every reader to take this page from Chronixx’s chapter…….we all have our Christena’s in life. That person/s who is so negative that they are always telling you how much your idea is more likely to fail than to succeed. Christenas come in many many forms…..in fact, some Christena’s are males with dicks and some are males with pussies….do not for a second think that Christena is generically a female…..”Christena” is the symbolic conduit through which Chronixx unveiled some of the devilish ways of humanity…….but regardless of the form in which this evil presents itself, you must be ready to disable the efforts of this evil!

There are those Christenas in your life who will always call themselves your ‘friend’ and will always seek to insert themselves in your life only to tell you how ‘unworkable your plan is……they always have an opinion on how you can “do it a better way” yet they are never willing to lift a finger to help even with their own suggestion on how you should lead your life. They are first to tell you that you are doing it the wrong way but never have any idea what the right way is; always tearing down and never building up- Pussyhole Christena dem!!!!

Don’t get me wrong….constructive criticisms are good but you must develop to capacity to decipher the difference between constructive criticisms and destructive criticisms….That process begins with a firm belief in self and confidence in one’s choices and beliefs, such that, no light wind can shift your sails when you have set focus. It is when you have lost your groundings and have a weak resolve that Christena can destabilize your efforts……It is when you do not believe win yourself that Christena can whisper negativity in your ears and dissuade you. One of the greatest gifts that you can give yourself is that of self-love and a firm belief in self……a belief firm enough to be able to identify the Christenas even when they present themselves in silk and sheep clothing, and a belief firm enough to tell Christena to fuck off when you have found him/her out.

**if your name is Christena i hope you are able to appreciate the Theatrical and literary use of the name…I mean no offense to anyone whose name is Christena**

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Focus on your own sh!t

Posted: January 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

Theatrical and exciting……….concise but rich with insight

Euranique R. Bailey

I’m sure we have all been inside of a public restroom. You know, the ones with the stalls?  You’ve probably been inside one in high school, at the movies, the mall or maybe on your dorm in college.

Most if not all of us have had to either release a load in one or even had the opportunity to be the person on the outside of the stall listening to the other person go. Have you ever noticed though, that when we enter a public restroom and someone is cutting the STINKEST piece… our first thought is never to leave?

You’ll probably bend your back and neck to see the person’s shoes just in case it’s someone you know or you’d probably listen for sounds if the shoes don’t provide enough information. Some persons will actually wait at the sink or in a corner to see who comes out. I don’t…

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For Those days when life is dead

Posted: January 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

It has been a while, I must admit, it has been a while since I’ve written a thing. To be honest, I have forgotten how to write…..Have a lost a desire to write? no I haven’t, have I found new likings or tastes? perhaps, has my server to write everyday been restored? I doubt that. what I am however certain of is that there are days when no matter how poor a writer you are and no matter how much you hate writing, when writing is the only thing you can do, you will write. Writing opens your soul in unimaginable ways. Writing can be a friend in the darkest trods of life, it can be the best companion, and most certainly, writing can be that beacon of hope on the days when life is just dead. self expression is a critical part of human interaction and survival and writing gives you the perfect platform to express yourself; it gives you an audience when the seats is empty and a pew when the congregation has gone home. it gives you listening ears even in this grizzly graveyard of life especially on those days when life is dead.

So, today I write. not because I want to be a better blogger, not because my desire for writing has been restored but because today, life is dead. Today I can do nothing else but write because if I do not, I will explode. Today I write because somewhere in the cosmos there is something listening, there is something that can change my circumstances and bid to my hearts desires; desires that even I am unable to comprehend because today, life is just dead.

My friends, I tell you that no matter how strong and mighty you are, there are these days; the days when you are so angry and you feel so defeated; days when you are thrown to your face by life; days when nothing seems to be friendly and all seems dark; the days when not even whiskey help.

There are times when you will be so broken in life and you are suppressed by feelings of anguish, betrayal and frustration. There are days that nobody will be able to speak to your soul except pen and paper- so just write. Write as the universe speaks to your soul; write even when your thoughts seem confused and jumbled; write even when words are short and our lips are heavy; even when your mind is caged by your insecurities and doubt, just write- today I write because life is dead today.

There is this poem that I like its called Desiderata. I think that it is the most beautiful thing ever written……I think you should read it, certainly it will speak to your soul. One of the most enchanting lines of this beautiful poem goes like this “Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here”. There are days when you are at your weakest, when you are inundated with feelings of despair, when you believe life to be an ungrateful, wicked, evil, and uncaring place but you must remain strong. there are days when life will be dead to you, days when you see no other option for recourse and happiness but you must remain strong and keep your hope alive; you must write, write like hell and inspire your mind and heart- put pen to paper and speak life into your space and watch life around you majestically rise with life and meaning.

Another very motivating line in this poem goes “and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the nosy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. with all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”………beautiful isn’t it? it sets the soul at peace in a very remarkable way- the power of writing

And even as I scribe these words I can feel the day resurrecting; I can feel pathetic fallacy grandstanding against my fears; I can feel the environment around my rising; I can now see the sun and it shines brighter than it did when I first started writing this piece; the paint on the wall is becoming less pale; yes, the grass is greener and the wind blows gently.

So today, even though life is dead, i will write; i will write life back into life

Winter is coming….and the JLP will have to face the heat of the election.

It has been a while since I have gotten the chance to sit and write a blog post, largely because the cost to survive and to sustain one’s self in this Jamaican economy is very costly and is an equally time-consuming and taxing arrangement. Today, I am moved to offer my contribution on the next general election. Let me be very clear from the onset, this blog post will not be filled with statistics and numbers and fancy indices and results from fancy World Bank and United Nations Reports. This post is very short and is anchored primarily in my opinion of the status quo; an opinion that is informed by observation of the social conundrum in which we exist as Jamaicans.

 

Is it too early to be talking about elections?

If you are of the belief that it is too early to be talking about elections then you are not well….you are simply unwell. And if you think that elections are a waste of time and we should not be talking about elections at all then you should be a slave!!! -_-…….our forefathers did not fight to grant us the right to political participation through adult suffrage for us to come and sit around and talk about “mi cyaa badda wid election”……if those of us who are “informed” enough to engage in political participation do not get up and participate then, in my opinion, we lose our right to criticize any political decision made by the government. One of the most difficult things to witness is to watch those who have never voted, who have never utilized avenues of political participation that are available to them, get up and say “that’s what/not what we voted you in for…..” when the only vote some of them have ever cast in their lives was a Rising Star vote….for the losing contestant……..ANYWAYS! The point I am making is that we must all participate in the political process in one way or the other so that our political exercises (such as elections) do not have to be so daunting when they come around.

 

It is not too early to be talking about elections. I believe that one of the main reasons we have an uninformed electorate is because as a society, we do not engender public discussions about elections early enough in order to disseminate information early enough and allow time for the electorate to validate information for themselves and to evaluate political candidates. When we wait until two months before elections to start talking about it, the electorate will only be consumed by the political noise, paid advertisements, and party jingles……none of which adds value to the quality of a vote.

 

On another note, I dare to agree that political discussions should be haled all year round because we should be constantly evaluating our political representatives so that when the election season arrives we are informed enough to vote, HOWEVER, we all know that the Jamaica political culture is set up in such a way that only a few of us study long ahead of the exam (election)……most of us are ‘swatters’, and we study the night before and most times do poorly on the exam (election) and end up selecting bad leaders in many cases. We don’t have to wait on the PM to announce the election dates for us to start talking about elections…. Elections happen even five years….do the math

 

 

The PNP and their issues  

I am not a pollster but I can tell you that the PNP will win the next election if all goes as it is still going. The PNP won’t win because of any good stewardship that they have displayed, but because the Jamaican people have nothing else to vote for- we will discuss this part later. Frankly speaking, the PNP has not performed as well as they should. They have failures in areas where there should be successes. On a more positive note, they have made minor progress in some areas of governance and truth be told, they have managed to hold the country from slipping into oblivion whilst even managing and correcting some of the woes of the previous administration. In addition, the PNP has recognized the value of youth in governance and the development process and has a cadre of young vibrant leaders in the party mainstream that are ready to carry on the party and that affords the party to connect better with many parts of the population.

 

The JLP- Not a good alternative

The Jamaica Labor Party……..smh. In a previous statement I indicated that the PNP will win because the Jamaican people have nothing else to vote for and it is true. The PNP will form the next government not necessarily because they will win….but more so because the JLP will lose. It is paradoxical but follow me. The JLP has constantly defeated itself and has consistently failed at proving to the Jamaican people that it is a better alternative. In their years of opposition, the laborites have a Satan-given gift of committing the same wrongs that they accuse the government of…they are always falling on their own swords. They accuse the Government of lack of accountability and transparency and 1. The leader of the opposition has a huge mansion that has attracted many conversations of money mismanagement and “shady business” 2. A similar situation ensued with the JDIP funds that went like unleaded fuel in a diesel engine with no real evidence and value for the money claimed to have been spent.

On another note, the opposition lambasts the government for poor leadership while having its party members sign undated resignation letters and using that as a cheap and immature avenue to unseat a sitting senator…….the JLP has failed to do its job well, it has not been a responsible enough opposition to prove to the Jamaican people that it can do better than the government of the day and so the leader will have to wait another term to get a chance at reading an inaugural address. Jamaica is a PNP country and that means that the JLP has to get ten halos while the PNP is wearing none, to win an election……that’s just the straight plain truth!

 

Feel free to comment below and lets start the discussion! 🙂

What Are You Afraid Of?

Posted: March 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

you can feel the genuineness in every word written here!!!! Amazing!

Euranique R. Bailey

Anyone that knows me well enough or has ever enjoyed a conversation with me would know that I LOVE to help others. I can be walking on the road and find a little boy or girl selling chocolates and I’ll pay for it all and send them home. I want to be able to do that without hurting my pocket.

Another dream of mine is to open a homeless shelter as well as an agency or organization for the elderly where instead of taking them in a home or hospice I can send nurses out to live with them so they can enjoy the benefits of a home or hospice in the space of their own home.

Now that you know my dreams let me tell you my fears.
A fear of mine is to not be able to do all those things. I fear that one day I will…

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MY FIVE SENSES RIGHT NOW

Posted: March 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

I have known this chica for about a million years now and every time i read one of her blog posts i feel like there is so much more about her that i need to know……..its always refreshing reading her posts….just so amazing and soothing!!!! Just beautiful

Euranique R. Bailey

I feel like Lucy writing this post.

Do you remember that scene in the movie when she was talking to her mom and she was talking about how she could feel her bones growing and how she tasted her mother’s milk in her mouth and all that jazz?

Yes, I feel like Lucy. It’s amazing all the things you notice when you sit still. I might do yoga just because of this.

Anyways let me get into it.

I SEE words running across the screen of my iPad,cushions,a couch, my grandmother’s wheelchair, a fake plant in the corner of the room, blue curtains.

I HEAR my fingers tapping my iPad, a clock ticking, Gibbs talking on NCIS, a baby crying, music playing (assuming that’s a club nearby). I hear the fridge doing whatever it is that it does. I hear a clicking sound, I don’t know what it is or…

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Twenty facts about me

Posted: March 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

Excellent……..Authentic……Grounded……..Inspiring……Tactful…….ATouchOf Class………..Captivating

Euranique R. Bailey

Next on my to do list for my 31 day blog challenge is to write 20 things about myself so here goes:

1) My name is Euranique R. Bailey
2) I love Trix
4) I am a university student
3) I am an only child
5) I lost both of my parents to cancer
6) I love to read but if the first page doesn’t grab me I won’t push it
7) I am not shy. I am far from shy. I am reserved. I am afraid of being misinterpreted. When I do voice my opinions I am told that I am harsh. I am not shy.
8) I love to cook but I hate doing the dishes
9) I could wear jeans and tshirts for the rest of my life
10) I love food. I love going to restaurants, I love cooking food, I like walking down the aisles…

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UWI Guild Elections; Apathy?

Posted: March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

“shhhhhhhh” was the sound coming from the Returning Officer  of the UWI Guild election, Mr. Jason McKenzie as he attempted to quiet the anxious masses and offer the preliminary findings of the 2014 Guild Elections. An aura of mixed emotions swept the room; some candidates pacing the floor in the heights of anxiety while others sat lazily by as though they had gotten word of their victory before hand, or, perhaps, even they themselves were apathetic to the political processes and only ran because they could run. Other candidates mounted themselves on chairs with their eyes red; as though they may had several smokes to calm their anxious nerves. I prefer however, to interpret those red eyes as evidence of the long sleepless nights they had throughout the two weeks of intense campaigning.

The returning Officer approached the rail barricading the very sterile vote-counting process from the anxious crowd, raised his head, and within 15 minutes, the Assembly Hall was booming with cheers of joy for the success of all the successful candidates. What was troubling however is that though the election was free and fear and free form fear, is that I was fearful. I was fearful that the victories may not have been representative of the UWI population at all. Preliminary results show that at most, only 17% of the University’s population voted in the elections and 17 seats uncontested. I am therefore left to ask myself the questions- what is the reason for this? Is it true that the students of UWI Mona are apathetic towards campus politics and student governance? With a population of over 17,000 students how is it that just over a thousand votes only, gives an individual the highest student post in the school- that of Guild president. What caused this low voter turnout???!!!!!

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THE APATHETIC UWI POPULACE

I will not play the hypocrite (at least not today) and behave as if I don’t  not know what is happening on the ground. UWI students have grown to dislike student governance on campus and have generally expressed their dissent towards the guild of students. This is particularly so due to the fact that many believe that the guild council is a bunch of “career students” who are in their respective posts to further their personal ends. Students generally do not feel a sense of attachment to the Guild neither do they believe that their needs are adequately represented by their student leaders. I am by no means attempting to be the mouthpiece of the masses, but, I have walked the streets and I have heard the cry of the students. In fact, I was a successful candidate in the elections and throughout my campaigning process almost every individual I spoke with across the entire campus, indicated the very sentiments mentioned above. Some made it clear that they will not vote just because of these very sentiments while some indicated that they would give it thought with hope of voting for a change.

 The Self-Defeating PRO (Oshane Reid) – Reinforcing the stereotype

Of the 17 uncontested seats, Mr. Oshane Reid took one. He currently serves as the Guild PRO and is now Vice-President elect. Though he ran unopposed in the elections, it was still required of him to offer a speech to the electorate. In delivering this ‘speech’, Mr. Reid not only made a mockery of himself but he made a mockery of the Guild Council, and, while he was at it, he spat in the face of the electorate. A shameful reality!!!!!. Being sure of his seat on the Guild Council, and not having a need to convince the electorate to vote for him, Mr. Reid approached the lectern with the heights of nonchalance and spoke to the electorate as though he was doing them a favor. His attitude and mannerism spoke in a very clear and loud language “I am running unopposed and I have the position already so I don’t give a f**k about what you all think”. This prompted one girl to utter “him don’t even get the position yet and look how him a behave, mi tell unu seh all dem want a wi vote enuh den dem doe business bout wi agen” another girl seconded “he hasn’t even officially gotten the post and he has spat in our faces already”. SHAME SHAME SHAME!!!!!! This was the same Oshane Reid that pour his heart out to the electorate with utmost humility when he vied for the post of PRO in the 2013 Guild election, and one year later, this is he! An arrogant…(I shall not say). Oshane is my friend, very good friend too, but I have to let the chips stay lay where they have fallen. He has done himself a great disservice and he needs to start by apologizing to every pelican.

THE GPA REQUIREMENT……..LOL SMH

The official date for the closure of nomination for Guild elections had to be extended due to the fact that persons had been nominated for posts who did not meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.0. When I heard that persons did not meet the GPA requirement I thought that the GPA requirement had moved to 3.0. There were seats that 8 persons were nominated for and all were rejected because of low GPA or financial clearance; hence extending the nomination period to accept new nominations.

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What this means is that many of our students are doing poorly academically and are still seeking to offer themselves for leadership posts…..this is madness! This is an academic institution and so academic performance comes first. If it is that you cannot fulfill the basic and primary task of being a student, why would you seek to take onto yourself other tasks??!! I laud the Guild Council for this initiative of enforcing the rule of a minimum of a 2.0 GPA as a requirement of eligibility of candidacy for any post in student government. While I do agree that there are some students who may not have a fancy GPA but make excellent leaders, I still maintain that it cannot be discredited that a 2.0 GPA is a minimum standard that every student leader should reach.

Well, the results are there, the Guild Council elect has been named let us see what they have to offer!

PEACE!

TheGovernorWillGovern

I presume that by now the populace has developed some semblance of trust and confidence in ‘The Governor’s’ words. I have made too many on point predictions and rational conclusions hence one can take my words seriously. I am by no stretch of the imagination equating myself to the Mayans but I do believe that I have made some good enough recommendations and predictions which have given me enough credibility to make this one other recommendation to all members of the world- GO TO HARDWINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You see, there is no two ways about this thing. HARDWINE is a classic event and the only of its kind. It has existed for years and has never been matched by any event within its scope of comparison. HARDWINE is an 11 year old event that has managed to reach an audience beyond the confines of the UWI Mona campus regardless of the fact that it is an event being put on by a relatively small group of well-thinking men who call themselves THE MIGHTY VETERANS. Certainly they must be ‘veterans’ to display such competence in hosting such a magnanimous event. I have never in my entire years of living seen a college hosted party being held at the Mass Camp. By that very fact we come to see that the event aguh shat nuh rass!!!

The event is being promoted extremely well. I was recently walking through the JFK airport in New York and I could not believe what I saw……..it was a HARDWINE flyer on the ground!!!! I was by no means shocked because the flyer was on the ground, I was socked because of the fact the HARDWINE managed to transcend borders. It passed immigration, it passed customs, it passed border controls, and certainly it has passed the standards of the Governor- HARDWINE is Global.

The promotion of the event saw the Veterans hosting their ‘Socarobics’ (Soca mixed with Aerobics) sessions where females were encouraged to come and get their bodies in shape for HARDWINE Free of cost. HARDWINE being the premier one night soca event on the UWI campus has managed to win the hearts of many patrons and to seal the deal, the Veterans have managed to source Barbadian Soca artist Lil Rick to the HARDWINE stage.

I do not intend to bore you with fancy words and rhetoric. All I have to say is that The Governor will be at HARDWINE hands down. If it is that you wish to see the Governor, come to HARDWINE. If you wish to know the face behind these blog posts, come to HARDWINE. I will commence the signing autographs at 9:00 promptly. WI Ready Fi Di Road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1