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!