Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 3rd 2013 Contents My name is Kurlene
Joseph and I work in a
blu-ray DVD store.
I grew up from
small, from baby, in
Morvant. But recently
moved down to Carenage.
My mom grew up
with a schoolmate
named Kurlene and she
so love the name, she
say she will name any daughter she had, "Kur-
lene." And she had me. I like the name. Not too
many people has it, and it s spelled totally different
to everybody else own.
I live two minutes walk from the sea. But I
don t go swimming. I s be so tired. I work from
Monday to Saturday and the only time I have is Sun-
day and that is time to rest. Working hours is long
I have three brothers and I m the first and
only girl. But I m not that spoiled.
I was Catholic but now I m a Spiritual Baptist.
But I go to Catholic church, too.
I believe in the afterlife and hope I ll go to Heaven.
For better. Because, down here right now, all
the violence, all the crime, is like we in Hell!
It ent even 50 per cent love any more. Which mean
it have more hate than love. It s very sad.
Growing up in Morvant, how we grew up was
nice: to ourselves. We don t meddle with anyone.
We grew up home, play with we brother and sister.
And so it been our whole life.
What change Morvant is, a certain portion
of the older heads wasn t on the right path and
the younger ones was following. And everyone
feel they was bad. Who badder than who and who
ent badder than who. So badness became a thing to
be, until it wasn t making no sense. And everyone
just died down. But I had done left Morvant already
by that time. Long time.
Right now, Morvant is like a ghost town. It
much more better now, but I still wouldn t go back
I have no children but I want just
one in the future. I don t mind a boy
but I prefer a girl.
How I grew up, mom and dad
separated, things I wanted for
school and stuff, it was kinda hard.
So I start working since I was 16:
school/work, school/work, until work
overpowered school and I left school
in form four.
I don t regret anything in life I
did, I just move forward and open
my eyes for the better. So I ll say I
don t regret leaving school before doing
going to start the course in June, pleas-
ing the Lord.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, June 3, 2013
SALE BY MORTGAGEE
OFFERS ARE INVITED FOR THE FOLLOWING
10 Acres of freehold agricultural land situate off
Barker Trace, Arena Road, San Raphael.
1. The property is being sold "as is" without any
responsibility of the vendor to provide statutory
approvals, surveying data or warranty on its suit
ability for use for any purpose.
2. The property is being sold subject to any existing
tenancies or encroachments however formed.
Telephone Nos. 662-4020/4286
Officer #70 Ext. 5433
SEND SEALED BIDS TO:
The Properties Officer
Sale No. 15/2013
#34 Southern Main Road, Curepe or
P.O Box 72, Port-of-Spain
Bids must follow the guidelines herein given to
ensure that they are duly considered
BIDS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 3.00 P.M
ON 2013 JUNE 17TH.
No late bids will be accepted
Unsuitable bids will not be acknowledged
The mortgagee does not bind itself to accept the
highest or any offer. The property will be sold sub-
ject to all rates, taxes and other outgoings that may
be due at the time of the sale. 0524014
As told to BC PIRES
TRINI TO D BONE
Land of the Holy Ghosts I ve been plenty times in the sea in Carenage
but I don t reach home and go in the sea and
take a splash. I s reach home and bathe and go to
I have a tattoo on my hand with the name,
"Fabian" my deceased boyfriend s name. He
got shoot in St Augustine. He died, it will be two
years ago, on June 11, two days before my birthday.
He was 30. He died in the hospital some hours after
he got shot. I didn t get to see him. Is still make me
sad. He was my boy for about four years. But life
Fabian was my first experience of death and
oh my gosh! I don t want to experience it again.
Is like the younger generation now just feel
they badder than everybody. They not respectful
to women. They like they was dropped from a tree.
How you carry bout yourself is how people
will treat you. Is bad enough young men call
women "bitch." I don t use that word about
myself. I m not a dog. And I don t see women
who refer to themselves as "bitches" and "hos" as
ladies or women. They still have a "child" or a "girl"
mentality, to use those words about themselves. You
can t call me those words.
At work, I multitask: I deal with customers,
burn, do graphics, mostly everything. The best
part of the job must be the pay. Since I m 16, I
in the same job. Only one job I ever did was different.
So is the same thing over-and-over.
A Trini is free-spirited and full of joy and
happiness. I just love being a Trini.
Trinidad is a very special place to be. We a r e
blessed and sacred.
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