CHRISTMAS IN CHINA

Mi seh, yuh waah sih di place, Christmas nuff nuff inna China. In Tianjin where I live, in particular, signs of the festive season are everywhere… brilliantly lit trees, santa, reindeer, manger scenes, christmas carols, sales everywhere, and as usual nuff nuff people bout di place.

 

Well, I started off the season with a real Caribbean bang — a CARICOM holiday party filled with reggae, soca, zouk, curry goat, rice and peas, roti, and plenty plenty niceness! Hosted by the Guyanese Ambassador to China, Dr. David Dabydeen, the party brought regional folk together from all over China for a real dancehall/soca-filled night in the capital city Beijing.

 

Not only did I meet Jamaica’s Ambassador to China, Ralph Thomas, I also connected with other heads of missions, students, teachers, and businesspersons, from Barbados, Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica, St. Lucia, The Virgin Islands, etc.

 

So, wherever we are, we bring our culture with us… even in china we are making our mark!

 

Happy Holidays!

 A manger scene outside WalmartTianjin Christmas Yes, a suh wi dweet!Kerry-Ann Morris and Percival Darby with some wicked movesLatoya and Michael Stephenson were certainly enjoying themselvesKerry-Ann Morris with Jamaican Ambassador to China Ralph Thomas

Walt F.J. Goodridge

"Once upon a time, there was a Jamaican civil engineer living in New York who hated his job, followed his passion, started a sideline business publishing his own books, made enough money to quit his job, escaped the rat race, ran off to a tropical island in the South Pacific, and started a tourism business so he could give tours of the island to pretty girls every day....and live a nomadpreneur's dream life."

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