Although I am not painting or dancing during Carnaval, I am having such a great time documenting it through pictures and video. For the longest I had spent Carnaval indoors behind the computer since the festivities always fall during newspaper deadline. Now that Ambergris Today is fully online, I don’t have the stress of deadlines and can come out to enjoy Carnaval even more.
My Traveling Feet take me to Mata Chica Belize, a posh resort five miles from San Pedro Town. Ambergris Today got invited yet again for a wonderful Room Service and Restaurant Review experience. Needless to say, I had another fantastic time vacationing in my own island home. Mata Chica is one of Ambergris Caye's premier resorts that has garnered many international awards and recognition.
It was really great to see the school children of the San Pedro Roman Catholic School so involved in Culture Day that was observed on Friday, February 25, 2011. Involving the children in activities such as this one teaches them to appreciate all the diverse cultures in our beautiful country.
I have to say that Wine de Vine has got me drinking more wine that I am used to. Never much of a wine drinker, now that I have been introduced to the fabulous Friday evenings at Wine de Vine, I am enjoying and learning more about the wonderful world of wines; there are so many flavors and textures to get to know.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the vivacious Rosalie Staines, host of the Oapn Paki talk show of Belize City on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at the Sunbreeze Hotel. Her visit to San Pedro coincides with the annual Boogie in Belize skydiving event as she had become an avid skydiver.
What Super Bowl? - My Super Bowl weekend activity was cancelled as WORK suddenly came up and Ambergris Today had to scramble and make some last minute changes to our schedules. Boy was I glad that I took work for the weekend. I had an amazing experience with two reviews, Room Service and Restaurant Review, at Tranquility Bay Resort.
Have you tried Elvi’s Kitchen new ‘Whole Chicken Fried Chicken’? Their famous friend chicken just got better! If you haven’t tried it yet you are definitely missing out on something good. Chef Jenny gave Ambergris Today a treat with one of the very first whole fried chickens that she had prepared. It’s a giant meal for the entire family as it feeds four people perfectly.
When you consult you hold a discussion with someone and you ask as well as seek advice from. A consultation is a process, sometimes long, sometimes short depending on the intensity of the topic and depending on what is at stake. Usually a consultation is held with stakeholders, or in other words with persons who will be affected.
As soon as January came around, the media in Belize could not wait to post the murder statistics of the past year. This week they splashed in their headlines the first murder of 2011. What has happened to the mainland media that they have come to glorify murder and crime so much in their headlines? Have they come to condition Belizeans to crave for such bad news and read the papers or tune in to the TV newscast just to see who the next murder victim is?
(Guest Editorial) Our Preferences are not right all the time. Many times we would like to do or have something or prefer an easy way around, but it is not necessarily the best thing to do because it lacks the worthiness of our principles. That is, if you have principles, of course. Here lies the wisdom of this saying. If our preferences are going against our principles, then think again.
It is impossible to make only one wish.It’s like trying to eat ten things from one dish.I wish for everyone- for you and for meHoping that Santa will just let it be. Oh how I wish that crime and violence will disappearWe don’t need them, not here and not even there.I wish for more peace, more friendliness, more love.I hope we are heard by the Powers from Above.
Baby Daniel is back to the Island, the place that saw him born, and while doctors had given him only a few days more to live some time ago, Baby Daniel has defied all the earthly and proven all the Godly. God says it in the Holy Bible (Matthew 7:7) “Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and the door will be open”
You know, it must be a human thing to complain but when you come to think of it, it really doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t make sense simply because it just doesn’t change things. The problem that you are complaining still remains there and if you are not careful it can even intensify if you become emotionally upset. We rather say, don’t complain. Look at the positive side of things.
Sometimes when things are not going too well and we get some criticism people tend to say, “I don’t care what others think of me or say about me.” But do they really mean it? It is very naïve to think that people can say negative things of you and you are not moved. It just doesn’t wrap.
Last week we wrote about the Price of Development and noted that all good projects for San Pedro do come with a price tag or in other words with some negative consequences. But fortunately for San Pedro, whether planned or unplanned, we have been able to retain some of our unique quaint features that make San Pedro a charming destination for tourists.
It has been said that everything has a price, even development. Development has been defined as expansion, promotion, enhancement, improvement and advancement. These words all imply something for the better and indeed it is but to the inexperienced or at times due to ignorance, it might appear as regression, demotion, deterioration or even problematic.
If someone were to ask you “Who are you?” what would you respond? Will you give your name or the position you hold like, “I am the Mayor, or the secretary or I am the owner of this business?” Or will you give your address, or description of yourself or your most appealing qualities? Perhaps if you ask me right now I would say that I am the Editor of this newspaper if at that moment the newspaper has something to boast of, which is usually the case. But that scenario could change. The truth is that this question has an infinite number of answers- those that are most important to you.