Another mini post

image-50ec0199aac911d9 I had a wonderful birthday quite above my expectations. Firstly I am really grateful to all the people who took the time to just wish me a happy birthday. Some did it on Facebook, some via text message, many called ( thankfully not too early) , people like Milo and my brother Vic who wrote me on this blog and, of course, my colleagues at work and my friends who spent time with me last evening. I don’t like my birthdays and my Mum tells me as a child I once had a crying fit and refused to attend my own birthday party – that explains many things.

As much as I hate the sign of another step towards the graveyard ( not that I have any fear of death – I don’t – I am a journalist) the thought that anyone would be sweet enough to send me a greeting makes me rather misty.

I read and produced news on my birthday and it was nice being around colleagues I love. Earlier on I ran to the supermarket and bought a lot of liquor and after the news I ordered a ridiculous amount of Chinese food considering I only expected about 8 people to show up. Who knew that a 1/4 portion served two? I now have a fridge full of leftover food. My few close friends and other came over and we had a few short but bonhomie and wine filled hours. Alvin had to open Sky so he and Binky had to leave at 10:30 but it was still wonderful having them. After that, because I had to work the next day, all the rest dispersed but one The two of us ended up popping into Sky as Alvin had forgotten his float at my place so we spent a quiet hour there before leaving.

All in all a really wonderful birthday and a reminded that growing older is not in itself a bad thing. I have made many great friends over the years and I seem to have the capacity to add another one to the list every now and then. Pity I can’t look like I did when the photo for this entry was taken.

And Milo thanks for the referral on my WALL-E review from your blog. I was wondering why I saw a big spike in hits. May I return the favour by suggesting everyone learn something about honesty in blogging and read your blog … The Year Zero.

I admire his willingness to bare his soul. It pleases my journalistic heart.


2 Comments to “Another mini post”

  1. Liking the pic!

    Glad you had a good birthday and no worries re: the referral. You were doing me a favour as you’d already written up a good review! 😛

  2. Hi,
    my name is Imi and i was searching for the email-adress of the Sky Bar… thats how i found you… well, I also found a blog about the Sky Bar, but I think they posted a wrong email adress… so maybe you can help me: I´m living and studiying Cultural Anthropology in Berlin, Germany. I´m going to stay in Port of Spain from the end of January til the middle of March because I?m going to write my thesis for University about Carnival and especially about the Carnival in Trinidad. For that rason I will do research and I´m still looking for a band or some people who might be interested in answering me some questions or just talk to me about the whole “carnival phenomena”.
    Since carnival was in the beginning a very special time during which people could behave totally different to what they were normally allowed to I´m looking especially for a band which is not only about partying but maybe has some political concerns. I was also told that homosexuality is still not “allowed” according to law in Trinidad so it would be really interesting for me to talk to some homosexual people who are involved in the Carnival. Martin Schmidt, a man from Berlin who stayed in Port of Spain during the Carnival 2007, told me just to write an email to the Sky Bar. And I´m supposed to send his regards to Alvin Klein and everybody else at the Sky Bar…
    I hope you can help me! Best regards, Imi

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