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Learn to speak Jamaican Patois!

 

Did you know you can learn to speak Jamaican Patois?

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Learn to speak Jamaican Patois

Here are 7 Questions to know if this program is right for you

  1. Would you or did you ever visit Jamaica?black-couple-kissing (2)
  2. Do you ever hear Jamaican people talking amongst themselves and feel left out… but deep down you would like to join them?
  3. Do you ever listen to Reggae music and wonder what the artist is saying?
  4. Do you love the sound of the Jamaican Accent and twang?
  5. Do you feel confident enough to speak Jamaican but just need a little help with the pronunciation?
  6. Do you wish you could understand 100 when all Jamaican people speak to you?
  7. Do like to hang around Jamaican people and listen to the lingo

If you answered Yes to these questions the speak Jamaican program may be right for you. Here are some examples of Jamaican Patois from the program.

Words beginning with B

Jamaican Language

  1. Baan- Born. A weh ya baan? (Where were you born?)
  2. Baby madda– Mother of a child.
  3. Babylon (bah-bee-lon)- A Rasta word for the police and the corrupt system.
  4. Backside (bok-side)- Refers to someone else’s self, expressed towards another person. A rude way to refer to someone. Move yu backside. (Move your self).
  5. Badda (bad-da)- Bother. Naa Badda mi. (Don’t bother me.)
    Bad like yaz- Expression for saying something is really cool.
  6. Bad man/bwoy– Criminal type guy. A really bad individual. Bad man no flee. (Gangsters don’t run away.) Dat a bad bwoy. (That is a gangster.)
  7. Bag juice– The cheapest fruit punch money can buy.
  8. Bait (be-it)- Scoundrel, punk, scum, and these types of people. Ooman naa like bait. (Women don’t like punks.)Marley-Natural
  9. Bald head– A Rasta label for one who is too caught up with the evil system—Babylon. Also is anyone who is a non-dreadlocks; usually white people.
  10. Bandu– A hair band worn by women.
    Bandulu (ban-doo-loo)- criminal; crooked activity; also means a fake passport/visa.
  11. Bare (beer)- Only. Is bare pickney yahso. (There’s only children here.)
    Bash, Bashy- This is a popular slang term that means cool, awesome, nice stuff, ECT.
  12. Bashment- A great event or happening; dancehall; party. Also the same as bashy above. Dem bashment gyal. (They are girls who like to party.). Wi gwaan hab a bashment time. (We are going to have a great time.)
  13. Batty– Primarily means butt; also signals to homosexuals. ‘Im a battyman. (He is gay).
  14. Beg– To ask; also means to beg. Di man dem beg fa jooks. (The men beg for sex.)
  15. Big up– This is a popular term for saying what’s up and a gesture of tribute. Big up uno dem. (Praise to all of them).
  16. Bill- A basic Jamaican $100 bill. Worth just over two U.S. dollars.
  17. Blessed- A Rasta word; blessing(s).
  18. Bling– Flashy and expensive; necklace or chain. Look pon mi bling. (Look at my chain).
  19. Bloodclot– Strong curse word.
  20. Bloodfire (blud-fiah)- Hell.
  21. Blouse an skirts– Politcally correct version of the curse word bumboclot.
  22. Bly- Favor or chance. Mi mus get a bly. (I must get a chance.) Usually referring to driving on the road.
  23. Bobo dread– A certain sect of Rastas that wear turbans and carry brooms to signify cleansiness. They are of the Bobo Shanti order and are true followers of Prince Emmanuel.
  24. Bodderation (bod-da-ray-shun)- A comical version of “Bother.”
  25. Bokkle (bok-el)- Bottle.
  26. Boots- Condoms; also shoes.
  27. Bout– About. Naa worry bout it. (Don’t worry about it).
  28. Bow– to perform oral sex; mostly on a woman.
  29. Box- To fight and punch. She box ‘im face. (She punched his face.)
  30. Bredda– Brother.images
  31. Bredren– Fellow friends and collegues; brothers in unity.
  32. Browning– Complementing a black person of light skin, and good complexion.
  33. Bruk– Broke, broken, break. Nuh bruk it. (Don’t break it).
  34. Brukout- A climax of pure energy and excitement; to act unruly. Usually at a party.
  35. Buck- To accidentally bump into; to meet by chance.
  36. Bud– Bird.
  37. Buddy– Male genital.
  38. Bumboclot- King of curse words.bob marley
  39. Bun- To get cheated on; also burn, kill, and to smoke. She gi ‘im bun ka im bun whole heap a herb. (She cheated on him because he smokes a whole heap of herb.) Di Rasta dem say, “Bun dung queer!” (The Rastas say, “Burn down (kill) the queers!”)
  40. Bupps– Financially providing for a woman. She bupps im out. ‘Im her bupps. (She played him for money. He is her sugar daddy).
  41. Bush weed– A term for rendering poor quality herb.
  42. Buss- To bust; like to bust a move; burst out; unruly.

 

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How to Be a True Rastafari

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religionForget Religion!

More and more people are coming to the light of Jah Rastafari. That is good, because we are in a very sensitive time. This time and your choice of spirituality will determine your spiritual destiny. If you plan to approach Rastafari the same way you approach religion – Forget it! They are not the same. All religion is corrupt anyway.  If you approach Rastafari as a Religion and not as an awareness or way of life…you will miss the light and truth of Rastafari.

Rastafari is 3 things very simple….

  • The truth of Mankind
  • Truth of Self
  • Truth of Jah (God)

Not complicated not religion, no set prayer times….Just follow your heart.

 

Accept and Love our Leaders

martin luther kingIf you want to be a true Rastafari you will have to love and accept our leaders the same way we do. Rasta Salute Marcus malcolm-xGarvey, King Selassie I, Bob Marley, Malcolm X and many more Leaders in the Movement for black Rights and Freedoms. We hang their photos in our homes and teach our children about the progress they made for our rights to walk free today.

Incorporate Spirituality into your Life

I always call Rastafari “my spirituality.” Do things that feel good. Light incents and light candles, just because it feels good. Air out your home, and keep it clean. Rasta love to burn some Nag Champa.

 

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  4. Why do Rasta cover their hair?
  5. What is  Your Rasta Name
  6. How to Keep a Rasta happy
  7. Rastafari Rules for Women

Natural Living

Rasta lives natural. When I was my hair I let the air dry it. Even though my locks are heavy when wet, I never use a blow dryer. I use tea tree oil to clean my home, and I always use natural deodorant, and do my best to avoid wearing perfumes.

Love the Black Nation

black man black womanAll Rasta have a deep love for the black Nation. If he is Rasta and does not love the black nation, he has disrespected his Covenant. The Black Identity is the apex of the Rastafari way of life. We have a black God, we know Jesus Christ, or Yeshua was indeed black, and we celebrate African Culture in just about everything we do – daily. The black nation is Rastafari – Rastafari is the black nation.

 

 

 

 

 

Love King Selassie and Empress Menen

king selasse with empress menenLove King Selassie I and Empress Menen. King Selassie I was crowned in 1930 in Ethiopia as King. His wife Empress Menen was Crowned the same time. There for we give just as much respect to the two of them equally. We know King Selassie I was sent here to protect Africa. Rasta are born to love King Selassie I and Empress Menen.

 

 

 

Hang your Lion of Judah Flag

rastafari jamaican flag, lion of judah flagThe lion of Judah Flag with its red yellow and green with the lion is the ultimate symbol of Rastafari. The lion represents King Selassie I and the Red Yellow and Green represents African. Together they are Rastafari. Keywords of this beautiful flag are.

  • Love
  • Strength
  • Spirit
  • Victory
  • Royalty
  • Hope
  • Pride
  • Unity
  • Jah

As you can see to hang this flag in your home shows the world that you represent the truth of the God of all mankind. Jah- Ras – Tafari.

Grown your Natty and be proud

black jesusGrow your natty dreadlocks crown and be proud! Let me be honest, when you first begin this journey as Rasta, it wont be easy. But as time goes on, it gets easier. People will look down on you…but for some reason the longer your locks get the less they stare….weird. Dreadlocks symbolize the same thing as the Lion of Judah flag, the only difference is that the symbol is now on your head instead of hanging on the wall. Oh Jah we love you so.

Buy Red Yellow and Green Everything

Rasta people love Red Yellow and Green. We have just about 1 of everything in Red yellow and green. Rasta hats, Rasta scarfs, Rasta jewelry, Rasta t- shirts, Rasta Towels, Rasta clocks, I have seen it all. Usually if we cannot get it in Red yellow and green we want it with the Kings face on it. I love that I could love my spirituality so much. Jah is so good to me. You don’t even know the extent of it. Jah – Rastafari, King Selassie I. I – I.

Thanks for reading….Do not forget to check my book “How to become a Rasta.” Jah Rastafari

Rastafari Jewelry necklaces (hand made beaded)

Rastafari beaded necklace
Hand made beaded Jamaican Rasta necklace. Big and bold African red yellow and green. 25 mm wood beads.

 

Hand beaded Rastafari statement necklace. with bold colors beaded this neclace is about 16 ijnches long. I just love it. see it on etsy
Hand beaded Rastafari statement necklace. with bold colors beaded this neclace is about 16 ijnches long. I just love it. see it on etsy
Jamaican colored beaded necklace with bling cross
I love this necklace is it is stunning on.

I have a Marcus Garvey colored one too. I have to post the pic. The colors are red green and black with silver plated beads and white filler wood beads.

Jamaican Men Stereotypes

sexy jamaican mandating Jamaican men… whats it like?

Jamaican men are just like any other guy. Only they are Jamaican. If you have never been with a Jamaican man before then it will be something different and perhaps exciting. Dont let his sexy accent fool you. He is like every other guy out there. True the Jamaican man has a nice sexy accent, but you must remember he is only human. He is not the Jamaican version of  a Greek God. It is easy for women to feel this way around them, when they are not used to them.

Are all Jamaican guys users?

No, not all Jamaican men use all women, and some Jamaican men only use certain women because they know they can. Many Jamaican men have been raised with a very strict set of values and morals, that they don’t intend to ignore.

Are they all good in bed?

Not every Jamaican man is good in bed. Some are some are not, just like any other man of any nationality. Jamaican men have a reputation for being Kings in the bedroom…Most are…but not all.

Do all Jamaican men ask women for money?

A Jamaican man has never asked me for money a day in my life…but perhaps if he was dating you he might do it. Every Jamaican man is different depending on the woman in question. In Jamaican Culture it is ok for the man to ask his woman for some time…but if they have only Just met…and do not live together or have a children together, then it is considered not ok.

Jamaican men work too you know….!

Many Jamaican men have jobs just like everybody else and so there is no need to ask for money. I know Jamaica is considered a third world country, but a lot

are all jamaican men promiscuous
Jamaican men sure are sexy

of people in Jamaica work too. So, not every Jamaican man is out to make a quick buck off a woman….!

Do all Jamaican men date white women?

Not every Jamaican man dates white women, but some do….Jamaican men can love and date whoever they want. I know some Jamaican men who date white women exclusively, I know one Jamaican man who dates both black and white women, and I know a few who choose to date just black women…its the personal choice and preference of the Jamaican man.

Are all Jamaican men well endowed?

Many Jamaican men are well endowed. I as a woman have no explanation for this…except to say…Jamaica itself is blessed, and therefore the people are also blessed. Keep in mind for some this may be uncomfortable…LOL. So, being in a relationship with a well endowed Jamaican man is not always a Joy. Trust me!

 

 

 

 

What is Rastafari? 10 Points


king selassie empress menenWhat is Rastafari?

  1. King Selassie I
  2. Celebration of African Culture
  3. Gratitude
  4. Rastafari is a faith of Gratitude
  5. Resist Satan’s Temptations.
  6. Truth of God (Jah)
  7. Order
  8. Unity
  9. Forward and positive
  10. Love

 

King Selassie I of Ethiopia

 

King Selassie I is what Jesus Christ is to Christianity. Yes, King Selassie I was a devout Christian, but Jah has his way and Jah has his reasons. Rastas are Rasta for a reason and Rasta are Rasta with a purpose. I give thanks for the life and works of King Selassie I every day. When I think of him…I think of him as an everlasting friend and my personal Savior. Many Rasta feel this way too.

Celebration of Africa

Celebration of African Culture. Rastafari is a celebration of African and Caribbeanmalcolm-x Culture. As Rasta we celebrate every day by wearing Ethiopian colors, wearing Rasta Jewelry of natural fibers, burning incense in honor of those who walked before us. This includes Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King etc. and eating clean earth foods, such as yam, potatoes, and greens. Rastafari love African history, culture and literature too.

Gratitude for What you Have

In Rastafari, to wake up every morning and allow your self to curse is a Sin. As Rasta we are grateful for all that we have the big and the small. Every morning when you wake up you should say, thank you Jah for my bed, thank you Jah for a good nights sleep, and thank you Jah for another day.

 

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Resist Satan

As Rasta we avoid temptations of Satan. This includes, porn, cigarettes, bars nightclubs, Lust etc. We live our lives in a way that is pleasing to the Most High Jah, and keep a tight reign on our thoughts at all times. Rasta knows all unclean behavior stems from our thinking. Keep it clean my beauties.

The Truth of Jah

Rastas know the truth about God. We are born with it. It is our Job to educate the black jesus, rastaman, praying rastapeople and guide them into living a life that reflects the life God wants for all of us. Rasta knows God is really Jah and that Jah is the light and truth of all the world. He has rules….he is not a God of slackness, Jah is God, the only God of truth, cleanliness, Zion and purity.

 

An “Inborn” Concept

Many people of the west view Rastafari as a Religion. That makes sense…many are not used to an inborn concept such as Rastafari. The truth is Rasta are born that way. They have the rules for living, loving, eating and worship, already written on our hearts at birth. Rastafari is a spirituality of the heart not a religion. That is why there are not that many Rastafari around,. Although many can be found in the Caribbean and Africa.

The Order of Rastafari

Rastafari is a faith of order. This can be taken figuratively and literally. In Rastafari there is a way of doing just about everything. The other way Rastafari have an order is to follow in the foot steps of King Selassie I and Empress Menen. They are our Role Models. To go against the order is to disrespect the faith. This includes but is not limited to….not swearing, having your own income, having one mate as opposed to more than one sexual partner. The order of Rastafari is written on the heart of every Rasta, man, woman and child.

Unity

Rastafari is Unity of all humanity. As Rasta because we are a spirituality of peace, we would like to see all nations come together in love and harmony. Rastafari knows that the earth was made for all and that all men are equal, but that some of us want to live from the ego and do not respect other. Unity is the Answer to many of the worlds problems.

Always forward…

As Rasta we are forward thinking and positive. I am having a hard time with this lately but, I know it is the right thing. Life is too short to dwell on the past and think negative. As Rasta we look forward to the future, and try to keep positive. Babylon is a hard place for a person who wants to live righteous and clean. Keep the mind and Jah, take time to meditate and keep trodding on.

Love



To Rasta, love makes life better. Through love we get happiness, understanding, unity, peace, respect, honor support….Rastafari know all good things for all people come from love. We need more love in the world. Rastafari is the rasta dating and marriagerighteous way of life.

 

Blessed. Rastafari.

 

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How to Cook Curried Goat w/ Rice & Peas

 I will soon have a jamaican recipes e-book available on amazon.com but for now here is one of the hottest dishes in Jamaican Culture

How to Cook Rice and Peas

You will need…..

½ pound dried red peas (kidney beans) or small red beans (1 cup)

6 – 8 cups coconut milk

1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

2 whole scallions, crushed

2 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 ½ tgeaspoons dried

2 cups of uncooked long grain white rice

2 teaspoon salt

How to Prepare…

step 1

Wash the beans thoroughly and place them in  a medium-sized saucepan with the coconut milk, black pepper, scallions and thyme.

step 2

Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 – 2 hours, or until the beans are almost tender (adding water as needed to keep the beans covered, in the water)

step 3

Remove the thyme if using whole sprigs and scallions.

Add the rice and salt.

(If necessary, add more water so that the liquid is 1 inch above the rice.)

step 4

Bring the rice and peas to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

step 5

Fluff the rice with a fork. The grains of rice should easily separate and not be mushy.

Voila! Your Rice and Peas are ready!

How to Cook Curried Goat

 

You will need…

2 tablespoons oil

1 ½  lbs (700g) goat, cut into small cubes (buy it cut already its easier)

3 large onions, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons curry powder

2 large potatoes, diced

2 ripe tomatoes, diced

3 cups (750 ml) chicken stock

1 tablespoon wine vinegar

½  teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1 bay leaf

step 1

Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, and brown the meat in batches. Remove the meat with slotted spoon and set aside.

Saute the onions and garlic in the drippings until soft but not brown, takes about 5 minutes

step 2

Stir int he curry powder and potatoes, and cook for about 3 minutes to release the curry flavour.

Step 3

Add the tomato, stock, vinegar, salt and paprika. Return the meat to the pan, cover an simmer for 1 ½ hous. Add ½ ci^(125 ml) water if the mixture become too dry. add the bay leaf and cook for 30 minutes more until the meat is tender. Remove the bay leaf and serve with plain rice or Rice and peas.

Blessed Love. Enjoy!

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Just rambling negativity

rasta lion
rasta lion, lion of judah, rastafari

Just talking all kinds of nonsense. Jah Jah is the light. Unforturnetly I have disappointed him. I have also pleased him. I represent no one else. Because of my relationship,  Babylon and me do not get along. Many people have turned against me because I refuse not to speak the truth from my perspective. I dont like dishonety. If you are what you are, be who you are but dont call it something else…because you want people to see your coruption in a positive light.

If you want to be a prostitute. Be the best prostitue in the land. But dont go to church every other Sunday and pretend like you love Jah. I am just understanding that I have a different mind than most people. Can you believe all this time, I really thought people knew what I do but just wanted to deny it. Now I know I see the world very different than others. No wonder much of what I have to say is met with silence. I already know the songs I make I cannot sing infront of just anybody. I cant wait to live in Jamaica, and be surrounded by peple who understand me….Rastafari people I am talking about.

I am a Rastafari woman. A very rare thing. I am only now starting to see my self as special. Jah is my everything. I love life – when I am in Jamaica. Life in Canada Toronto here for me is Not so great. Wow. I only realized that now. However Jah make it a lot easier, when I keep his commandments and show love regardless of my own disappointments in society.

I recently met a Jamaican girl. Every comment she gave me was physical. Things like this frustrate me. Life is more than the physical. Does nothing else matter to her. Its just men and dressing up? Man…I realize Jah is only important to me….not to many…at all.

Hmm lets see which one of my songs can I share…ok here is my latest one…I only have the course though

 

 “Looking in my face”

You are dying to get into my mind

Jah Jah know I am not of your kind

You keep on looking in my face

wondering what I am doing in your place

My spirituality spans all time

My natty dreadlocks confuse your kind

You keep on looking in my face

wondering what I am doing in this place

This is how I feel when I go out and my locks are not covered. I have certain people who are dying to get into my mind. But they cant! Jah gave me a gift and no matter how much they try…they will never have what I have nor will they understand my mind.

I am not as angry as I used to be not living in Jamaica yet. But I will get there. I dont want anybody to even mention the word Canada to me. Oh boy. I am sorry.

Here is antoher song…

“Back a Yard”

Life in Babylon is so hard

Every day I pray

Me soon go back a yard

Me miss me Granny House

And me Grandfada Farm

Di likkle breeze blowing through the window

even though it did warm.

Me did have me likkle friend dem

Whe me play wid a mornin

Dem neva did care

seh me come from one place called foreign.

Jah is love, Jah is truth. Only Jah can set me free and give me the everlasting peace I seek in this life and the next. Love and Blessings to all.

Jah – Rastafari.