Monday, February 28, 2005
Friday, February 25, 2005
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Decided to divert from my usual stuff based on a special request. So here goes.
Onandi Lowe was born on 2 December 1974. He emerged as a member of the Jamaica National Team - The Reggae Boyz in 1995. Lowe has proven himself as an all-rounder on the field and was a member of the Jamaican contingent to World Cup Competition in France. Under the direction of former technical director Rene Simoes it was said that Lowe would become one of the best sweepers in Jamaica and one of the finest worldwide.
Lowe's ability to play as defense, midfield and striker has branded him as an all around talented player.
Nandi, as he is popularly known has had stints at several football clubs both at home and abroad. These include: Rushden & Diamonds FC, Kansas City Wizards, Arnett Gardens and Port Vale. He has attracted the attention of other internationally renowned clubs such as Arsenal in the English 1st Division League.
His career has not been without its share of ups and downs. His early career was blotted with incidents of violent physical retaliation for hard tackles against him sometimes resulting in his spending many games on the sideline, having been issued with red cards. This sort of high strung behaviour spilled over into his professional career and more recently he has had a brush with the law that saw him brought up on drug related charges. He was arrested on April 14, 2004. He was cleared of all charges last week as is now free to continue his career.
Over the years Nandi has earned the nickname "Big Man" probably because of his 6'3" 200lb frame that towers an imposing image on the field of play. A past student of Dunoon Technical High School, Lowe despises incompetent referees and negative comments and enjoys music by several artistes. He lists his ideal mate as needing to be smart, intelligent, possessing a sense of humour and a well toned body.
I am not a football fanatic so my views may conflict with others but I stand by them. It has long since been my opinion that Onandi Lowe is a talented player. I am however, of the opinion that talent alone is not enough. Thankfully (some may say) that I am not the person in charge of team selection or Mr. Lowe would have long since been dropped. I firmly believe that one must adhere to a code of conduct when one represents your country at events. Mr. Lowe has stepped out of that box on too many an occasion. If you are an imposing player then one should expect to be the target of many a team, but in the same breath I believe that the management of those incidents is the responsibility of the game referee. No player has the right to take the rules into their own hands. In doing so you disgrace an entire nation. I do hope that Mr. Lowe has matured. I am uncertain if he will ever again represent Jamaica but I do hope that he has learned from his experiences.
I don't think he is married, so Kami might still have a chance if she ever gets to Jamaica. You might have to fight off the girlfriend(s) though. Sunshine, not sure if he's your type. Sorry Mel and Camp, you are spoken for already.
Monday, February 21, 2005
Friday, February 18, 2005
Thursday, February 17, 2005
This dress was in today's daily newspaper. I was wondering if any of the ladies in the blogging crew would want to try making this and then actually wearing it. Maybe a photo or two for the rest of us less brave folks. Mel, Kami, Sunshine, Fyr....any takers?
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Monday, February 14, 2005
Today is traditionally celebrated as Valentine's Day and is recognized as a day for love. Happy Valentine's Day to you all. May your dreams of true love and happiness be realised.
There are may different types of love but I will focus on just three because I think we can all fit ourselves into one of these three categories or the other. Eros, Phillio and Agape.
Eros is described as erotic love and the best example is the love that one feels for a spouse or significant other. It is that love that begins with the attraction of one person to another and develops into long term relationships. It also has the ability to transform itself and sustain other types of love.
Phillio is the type of love that a family member feels for another. It is sometimes described as brotherly love. Even if we have never experienced eros most of us can relate to the love of family or family members. It is proported that this type of love is the love that closest describes the love existing between platonic friends although I have read where it is seperated into another category in the expanded format.
The last type is the type that I relate to and I hope you can too. That is Agape. Agape is often described as the love of God. This is the type of love that we experience when we go to church or when we pray. Some peoplesay that they have never experienced Agape although they are involved in church. My response is that you aren't looking hard enough. Agape exists in the air we breathe, the fact that you are reading my ramblings right now. It exists in the beautiful things we see around us, the sky, trees, birds, the rain even the harsh weather that we experience from time to time. Without question Agape is the most evident form of love and guess what....it is there for the taking.
For those of you who say you don't have a significant other, I say to you that you do. God calls himself your Valentine, not just today, but every day that you are alive. It is for you to accept that love, given always and freely even when we reject it.
So whether it be Eros, Phillio or Agape you all fall into one of those categories. So you are all my Valentine in some way or the other.
Have a great day.
Friday, February 11, 2005
Thursday, February 10, 2005
Here is the story of the couple. Boy, everybody who commented seemed to be "delighted" at the wedding plans. I never see so much delighted in one article yet. Read here.
Not my best looking post but I may scare some people back to reality. Right Dr.D. and Mad Bull?