Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 16th 2013 Contents B6
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, May 16, 2013
Allyuh good? Yuh miss meh? I dey.
A year older. 36 yes! Sounds so old.
I remember when my Mom was in
her thirties, when I was a little girl.
To me then she was such a grown up.
I don t feel like a grown up. Not now.
A very good friend of mine recently
told me that I need my own sitcom.
Or I am a sitcom. Doh want tuh mis-
quote quote meh padnah nah.
I digress. I will admit that I am pretty
interesting and you won t be bored if
you re out with me on de Avenue. Is
kicks whole night. So yeah, ah feelin
It got me thinking though. What
would meh sitcom be about? Me of
course. But what else? Most sitcoms
have main plots and several subplots.
It would have to be set in Trinidad and
Tobago, of course.
Allyuh know I am all about meh
country. I m happy with my career
staying as it is. Working for a leading
advertising agency, columnist at a lead-
ing newspaper and don t forget, mother
and wife! Friend, sister, daughter, grand
daughter...oh gad oye!
I ve had a fascination with having a
morning radio show here in Trinidad
for a few years now. I just feel that I
have a lot to say and not in the usually
way that most say it. How was that
relative again? Ok I remember. So I feel
that I m a bit of a busy body. Know ah
little about a lot. Have an answer for
everything. Like the sound of my voice.
Always want to get involved in this
and that. I feel I want more emphasis
on that in meh sitcom than exists now
in meh real life. Is my sitcom, aye aye.
Ah could do what ah want.
So ah would have ah nanny for de
boy and ah driver and ah house on de
beach. Wham allyuh jealous? Me too
So apart from de comedy of me with
meh heavy dialect, seeing me at work
with meh all-over-de-place self and
the overall hilarity that is me and my
view on life, each episode will have me
chasing some cause or other in the
Whether it be the restoration and
preservation of the Magnificent Seven
around de Savannah or organising tours
to see the flight of the Scarlet Ibis in
the Caroni Swamp, it would be great
way to show the country and the world
(let s face it, I ll be international pretty
soon!) to see our country and its chal-
lenges. Who knows might lead to solu-
Ah doh really watch TV yuh know.
I don t have cable in my house. For
wha? I watch what I want online. I pay
for content that I want. And it s viewed
on my laptop (I m a Mac, in case you re
wondering) or on my phone.
And honestly, I ve missed out on a
lot of good TV. Doh worry ah catchin
up. When I moved to London, I didn t
have a television for like the first three
For what? To sit down in a country,
that I have never lived before, and watch
reality show after reality show? When
ah could be out living meh own life?
Doh geh meh wrong, I love TV, just as
much as I love cake. But doesn t mean
it s good for me to have it as much as
I want it, which is every five minutes.
Talking about cake. In meh sitcom,
I would also touch on things that pissing
meh off. Tings dat happen tuh meh
frens, meh boy, de husband etc. Well
ah could start dat all now. One ah meh
fren. We grew up in the same neigh-
bourhood. So ah know she. Aye aye.
My girl study she books and went and
learn how tuh cook. Aye aye. Then she
decide she going to make cakes.
Well I eh have tuh tell allyuh, she
start tuh make cake fadda! Eeeeeef
allyuh see cakes. Check she out nah---
The Brown Box. Not to be mistaken
with Brown Box (no "The"). Steups.
Which brings me to my closing point.
Well one of them! So apparently, some-
body making cakes eeen an inside out
cake box, tuh get ah brown box and
like dey imitating meh fren.
Fuss ting, when ah fus land, meh girl
bring meh some cupcakes from The
Brown Box and let me tell yuh, the boy
lucky he is meh flesh and blood. But
udder dan he, ah wasn t sharing. So
box or no box, ah sure ah would be
able to taste he cakes fake.
Secondly, according to the Global
Language Monitor, there are 1,013,913
words in the English Language alone.
And with more than 6,900 distinct
languages in the world, mankind could-
n t find ah word fuh he cake business
Nobody eh saying yuh cyan make
cake but seriously? Yuh drop de "the"
and yuh feel yuh in business? Steups.
Every day we should try to be our-
selves and no one else. It s our life. Our
sitcom. No one else s.
So if yuh want amazing cake, go to
THE Brown Box and if you want to live
your life as best as you can, be you.
Ah is ah sitcom
BACK FOR GOOD
Michelle A Eng Leang
So apart from de comedy of me with meh heavy dialect,
seeing me at work with meh all-over-de-place self and the
overall hilarity that is me and my view on life, each episode
will have me chasing some cause or other in the country.
Members of BP
of their calypso
Sunday at the
Pan yard, Coffee
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