Food

Are you are foodie? Well I am,I love food,with me its the more the merrier and just like myself and many others we do not check the number of calories in there before we consume. Our motto is if it looks and taste good ,we should have it.

From cheesy Cheetos,moist chocolate cakes with thick frosting,baked, juicy chicken,mouth watering,finger licking,cheese dripping dishes,candies and meaty burgers you have me dribbling over here,you got me.:)

But what is the science of food,who taught man what to do and how to do it,what edible ingredients to add and to put less of to make the magic of food?

Food goes way back ,all the way to Jesus with the two loaves and five fishes,now was that fish raw,fried or cooked? lol How was the food prepared back then and who told them how to prepare it? Trial and error I guess.

I recall my mom amazing cooking I can still taste the hot soups,stew meats and provisions she prepared and my favorite: Callaloo, a soup like meal filled with green seasonings,dumplings,breadfruit and crab. I recall the struggles of breaking crab legs to find the meat and me and my siblings laughing at the mess we made while breaking the crab,what great memories.

Not to mention Christmas my favorite time of year,besides the caroling,decorating and gifts I look forward to the amazing food.The fruit cakes,sorrels,eggnog,wines,hams,turkeys,candies and the list goes on. Food I believe is a universal love language that knits families closer together.It resonates with sharing,giving,happiness and togetherness.

P. S I am currently exploring healthier food options though and I attempted at being a vegan for a month,but my taste buds got bored. So I am back at eating less meat with more vegetables.

Written by

Laurna Guiste

That one night..

It was about midnight and I was on my way home, coming from a night out with some friends in the town. Had a couple of shots and cocktails and I felt not drunk but nice.I was surprised but grateful that I got a bus heading my way at this hour.

There were five passengers on board a young couple,a middle aged man with a baby and a old lady. I sat near the old lady and the bus took off, I found it strange that a baby and an elderly were out this late,but who knows,they could be coming from the hospital I thought.

I shifted my body to the side, closed my eyes and decided to rest for about 10 minutes,I could hear the couple giggling and whispering in the back sit and the old lady seemed to be dozing off. The man was baby talking as he rocked the child in his arms.

I don’t know what happened but I was sound asleep when I heard a lady scream my name, so I startled and answered but by the look of everyone it wasn’t any of them. The couple were kissing now and the man was looking at me strangely before going back to playing with his child,the old lady was asleep.

I looked at the driver but couldn’t see his face because of the darkness,I shrugged and closed back my eyes. A few seconds into my rest I took the scent of something foul like decaying flesh,I covered my nose and realized the scent was getting stronger. I opened my eyes to realize the scent was emitting from the old lady next to me.

Flies came from nowhere and began surrounding her,my eyes widened as I pulled myself away from her and closer to the window. I opened the window to let some breeze in and for some reason outside was foggy,I literally thought we were in the clouds. I rubbed my eyes to make sure I wasn’t dreaming,but the clouds remained.

“All you not seeing that?” I yelled looking unto where the road supposed to be, but I could see no road,no houses,no street lights just fog. No one answered me and carried on like they were not even hearing me.

I reached out to the bus driver for there was no way he could see where he was going,but the driver’s sit was empty . The bus was driving smoothly however there was no one at the wheel. I screamed and panicked and told the others that they was no one driving but they didn’t seem to care.

Then the road became bumpy and shaky and I quickly flew upfront took control of the wheel and pressed on the brakes. The bus came to a halt and the doors automatically opened and I flew out,as soon as I hit the ground I realized I was at my village and the fog had cleared. Have a good night said the driver as he took off.

I was left shaking and confused,and up to this day no one believes me.

Written by

Laurna G

Review of the movie Maleficent Mistress of Evil.

So my niece and I went to see Maleficent..it’s Maleficent not magnificent yes got it,Maleficent II on Saturday October 19th at the Emerald theaters. Forgive me but I can’t recall what the first one was about so I appreciated the little re-cap at the beginning of the movie.

The proposal at the beginning is very touchy and emotional and sets the pace for a cliche fairy tale however when Maleficent shows up,played by Angelina Jolie,who I must say looks good,and I am happy for seeing her in a movie after a good break from the screen) you sense this is no fairy tale.

She brings a seriousness to the character and those high cheek bones,sharp eyes and deep collar bones keeps you looking. I admire her role as the wicked godmother who gets soft for her godchild.

Now the plot gets interesting when Michelle Pfeiffer steps in and plays a role I haven’t seen her in, a wicked Queen.I become tense at the dinner they get invited to and I agree when Maleficent gets angry and she steps back into her revengeful role of humans against creatures and once again her love for Aurora gets tested.

The fact that there are more like Maleficent is unpredictable and the war that happens has every reason to,it is acted out so well that you embrace the fairies and horned creatures and despise the humans for wanting to end their world.

This movie had me hating the villains and longing for their deaths which honestly takes a while.It keeps you longing for the end,because we have become a generation that’s kind of impatient.

The war scene is epic,emotionally exhausting but ends well. Angelina Jolie plays the part of a mother’s unconditional love for her child so perfectly that it causes her death.

I believe that’s the theme of this movie unconditional love and peace. Trust me it exhausts both meanings and brings the point across very accurately.

It keeps you interested and makes you angry but happy in the end.A must see for children but this is No fairy tale.

Written by Laurna G

I rate this movie 8.5 out of 10.

My Island

The trees were my caress and like the few here I considered myself blessed,

Being born in a land so free that you can walk the streets almost anytime,

Land of my birth,today gives you 41 and you’ve never looked so lovely,

Mother earth,

Your skirts holds the most glorious waterfalls, and miraculous lakes,

sprouting from the creaks of quakes,

Flora and Fauna and non poisonous snakes,

A land of fish broth and cocoa tea and stuff bakes,

Dominica,

A land of river vibes,sandy beaches and creole,

Where the kids run barefoot and enjoy ring games,

Though today its not the same,we still stand tall,

and we from time to time throw stones at Mango trees,

and we still board the bus packed up like cheese,

We still say Thank you Mam and please,

Dominica

a rear diamond in the sea,

A land of pure clean water and coconut trees,

An escape for the tourist to lime and enjoy the cool breeze

Dominica

My Island,

My country,

Written by

Laurna G

Bask in the Moment

Embrace this very moment,because tomorrow is not promised,

Enjoy here,right now

See,taste,feel

Engulf yourself in the minutes and the seconds as the day passes by

and the night says hi,

Bask in time,never be stagnant but flow with time,

Make the most of it

Be your best self in this moment

because all you have is now..

Wtitten by

Laurna G

Full Moon

Moonlight glistening against our skins

against our bare naked skins,

Absorbing the perfect glow,

Going with the flow,

Locking tongues,

tasting sweat,

feeling heat,

being swept off my feet

being held,

caressed and punished,

Feeling loved

Feeling your energy,your heart,

Becoming one,

Breaking free

underneath this full moon.

Written by

Laurna G

Watermelon

Juicy,succulent,sweet nectar

left in a plate on the veranda,

overlooking the harbor,

Sliced by my boyfriend,planted by him

Watermelon one of my favorite fruits

So watery,but delightful against my palettes,

quenching a light thirst,

A green and white exterior painted by nature’s angels

with an interior of juicy,red pulp,

with each crunchy bite,I feel a little more in love,

a little more in health,

I enjoy drinking that watermelon

watermelon..

Written by

Laurna G

Mental Health Day..in their eyes I’m a mad man

Feeling like a caged bird,trapped behind walls and bands of society,

I only want to be free,

Why do they scrutinize my actions,and make fun of my clothes,

Why when I talk to myself they respond with hate,

Why cant they just wait,wait on me to catch up to their idea of normal..

But then again I’m way passed that,

My life is a riddle,a cat in a hat,

As a matter of fact,their ways are boring,

Sticking to rules got me hazy and snoring,

I rather be me and dance in the rain,

Live in my mind,where I shut out the pain,

I don’t care,let them call me crazy,

Let them seek out a cure,

Put me to sleep,but when the moon is up,

I’ll be back for sure,

So go ahead and clean out my dementia,

Go on pretend to care,and stare in lost hope,

at a man who appears to lost his mind,

but in this cage,I’ve found me,

I’ve found time

I’ve found mine,

Can you show me thine?

Written by

Laurna G

Written in light of Mental Health Day