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So right around the corner from where I work there is this bakery that sells pastries and pies..and puffs. Yep puffs..these cute little pastry bread things filled with either cheese, tuna, or chicken.. (Cheese puffs are my favorite)..

Usually I try to avoid them, opting instead for my usual “coffee with milk please.” But sometimes, I like to indulge.. Here are some photos of some of the more “Trini” offerings..

Trini food

Cheese puffsters..my fav. aren't they just the cutest?

Trini food

Currant roll.. a pastry made with currants (similar to raisins..)

Trini food

Coconut roll and jam tart (never had a coconut roll..looks interesting..maybe a bit rich tho?)

Trini food

Spinach pies and fish pies..

I asked the cashier whether sales were down since it’s only 30 something days until Carnival  and everyone I know is on a “Carnival crash diet” which basically consists of not eating. Surprisingly she said, “No! Business is as usual! Same people come in everyday, order the same thing and never get fat!

Incredible..

Happy Saturday!

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I was warned that when I came back from Miami the gym would be packed with swarms of “birds”  preparing their bodies for Carnival – which is only, what? 40 something days away? And I mean, I don’t blame them.. Parading your body over a 2 day period for the whole world to see takes a considerable amount of..well..confidence.. Although Carnival does attract women of all colors, sizes, and shapes..

Anyway, as somebody who goes to the gym pretty frequently, I know first hand that it takes work to look like this..

Trini women Carnival

Gabrielle Walcott - the reigning Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe

Trini women Carnival

Trinidad's pride and joy - Anya Ayoung-Chee - Season 9 Project Runway Winner

Trini women Carnival

yep!

Trini women Carnival

Yep!

Trini women Carnival

Yep!

All photos by the talented Devinath

So, I prepared myself this week to deal with massive amounts of women all hot and sweaty to get on Kanye’s Work out plan..even the trainers warned me that it was about to get seriously out of control..

But to my surprise..it was the opposite..the gym was…empty!! (score!) Which left me to wonder, where are all of the women?!?

Women prepare their bodies for carnival in Trinidad

empty!!..but quite the view, huh. Best gym view ever.

Women prepare their bodies for carnival..

Seriously, where is everybody?

Maybe they’re still digesting their pastelles and Christmas ham? Who knows. But I’m loving it. 🙂

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Snapvideo Saturdays..

Funny, I was struggling for inspiration this week and chanced upon this incredible video about local surfer pro, Chris Dennis, who takes time out of his weekends to help teach underprivileged kids how to surf. Not only that, but he also uses this time to reinforce the importance of education. Before he allows the kids to jump in the water, he gives them books and magazines to read, and then questions them on the lessons and words they learnt that day – hence his saying “Fools can’t surf.”

To get as many kids in the water as he can, he collects broken boards and hand me downs which he then repairs with whatever materials he can get his hands on. He involves the kids in the process so that they learn to appreciate the boards and so that they play an active role in their hobby.

This is such an inspirational story that everyone should learn from.

It makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside..makes me want to do more to give back to the community.

Watch the video..you’ll be glad you did. 🙂

To donate boards or other surfing equipment, send an email to marcusgphotography@yahoo.com.

**Let’s not forget that it is the season of giving..what are you doing to give back this holiday season?**

Source: ban-d-wagonist

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I attended my first local art exhibition this past Thursday at the newly established Medulla Gallery on Fitt Street in Woodbrook. It was so refreshing to do something different and to see a more artistic/cultured side of the Trinidad I’ve been experiencing (been overdosing on the liming as of recent)..and I really hope to be attending more events like this in the future. If you hear of any art exhibits or cultural events happening in around POS, please do let me know!

In town? Pass by 37 Fitt Street and take in Lovelace’s ‘Studioswap.’ The exhibition is running until December 22nd.

I really wish I was capable of writing an insightful review of his work, but I better leave that up to the curator..

About the exhibit:

‘Conceived as an open studio event that takes place outside of Lovelace’s studio, Studio Swap will showcase many new, large-scale paintings, smaller works, and a projected piece. Lovelace’s new, large-scale paintings demonstrate the artist’s increased focus on the human body in various environments and situations. He has been using performance as part of his work process, executing and photographing specific actions, out of which he then develops his paintings. Short stop-motion films are also produced from these performances.

Parallel to his work with the body and movement, Lovelace has continued his long-standing series of Carnival and ‘Mas’ oriented paintings. A selection of the most recent of these works will also be presented. The artist has also been a fervent documenter of his works in progress as well as day-to-day life and moods in the studio, and a selection of these and other images will form part of the projected piece.’

About the artist:

Che Lovelace has had one-person exhibitions at Half Gallery, New York; the National Museum of Trinidad & Tobago; along with other Trinidad galleries. He recently showed at the 2011 Volta Art Fair in New York, represented by the Fine Arts Society Gallery, London. A selection of his portraits was recently exhibited at the Pertwee Anderson & Gold Gallery, London, UK. He has been included in exhibitions in Spain, Ecuador, Paris, Santo Domingo, and Curaçao, among other locations. In 1999 he was awarded the UNESCO-Aschberg Artist Bursary and he worked in London for several months under the auspices of INIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts), after which he completed artist’s residencies in Uganda and Venezuela. He studied painting at L’Ecole Regionale des Beaux Arts de la Martinique, (Regional School of Fine Art, Martinique).

Studioswap Che Lovelace

Studioswap by Che Lovelace

Medulla Gallery Fitt Street Trinidad

The entrance to Medulla Gallery..

Medulla Gallery

inside Medulla Gallery..

Che Lovelace

Che's work..

Che Lovelace Medulla Gallery

Projection on the wall outside of the gallery..

Che Lovelace Medulla Gallery

Che's work..

Che Lovelace Medulla Gallery

One of Che's paintings..

Che Lovelace Medulla Gallery

Che's work..

Che Lovelace Medulla Gallery

Che's work..

Che Lovelace Medulla Gallery

Che's work..

Che Lovelace Medualla Gallery

Che's work..

Che Lovelace Medulla Gallery

Attendees at the show..

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Erotic art week Trinidad

umm..

Erotic art week Trinidad

interesting..

Erotic art week Trinidad

Bohemia.."alternative" lounge

Erotic art week Trinidad

full view..

Erotic art week took place earlier this year..yet there are still reminders of it up on a wall DIRECTLY across from my job. I have to say, it provides quite a bit of comic relief after a long day’s work..

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Macrepe Beach Trinidad

Macrepe Beach Trinidad

Macrepe Beach Trinidad

Just a couple of photos of Macqeripe Beach..

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Cheers!

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Sugar Cane Trinidad

Sugar Cane for sale!

Took this one at the Maracas Bay lookout point.. 🙂

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