Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 9th 2013 Contents My name is Juliette Teixeira and
I m a bookkeeper.
I m from Petit Valley. All my life.
I grew up alone, as an only child. It
I m single at the moment but I
want a family. I ve reached that age.
I d like to have two children. Push come
to shove, three, but, in this day and age,
I think two is the maximum.
I was a kind of a tomboy. I didn t
blossom until after I left Bishops .
I never liked maths. But I was
always good with numbers. I guess
I got it from my mother. She s been
in the bank 31 years. And she was the
same way: got pulled into it. She s not
a trained accountant either, but we re
just good with numbers.
I HAVE TO take part in Carnival.
Have to, have to, have to. I play in
two different bands, Monday and
Tuesday, both bands on both days.
My office is on Tragarete Road so, after
I cross the stage with (one band), I ll
run in my office, throw on (the other)
costume and try to find them on the
road. My other girlfriend does the same
thing. She actually crossed the stage
twice last year. I can t do that!
It s shameful to say I ve been
smoking since I was 14. But a pack
lasts me a week. So that s not so bad.
But I know I have to stop.
I cook a lot, any and everything.
I ll cook a whole Sunday lunch and
I don t even eat it. I have to call friends
over to spend the day and eat. I might
eat, like, three hours later. I just like to
cook. That s my relaxation. I can cook
lemon chicken. My grandfather is half-
Chinese, half-Portuguese. But I don t
really like Chinese food.
I was never a sports person but
I go to an all-female gym near my
office three times a week. The only
other thing you might catch me doing,
sports-wise, is paddle-boarding.
I was raised Roman Catholic. I
believe there s a God and an afterlife.
I m not a churchgoer but I know there s
good and there s evil and you have to
end up somewhere. I try not to believe
there s a Hell.
Nobody s ever seen God, nobody
don t know if he black, if he
Monday, December 9, 2013 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
SAFAR 1435 A.H.
• Safar is the second (2nd.) month of the Islamic calendar which literally
means "Empty". During this month the houses used to be empty and
deserted because the ban on going to war in the month of Muharram
came to an end and everyone proceeded towards the battlefield.
The Month of Safar During the Days of Ignorance:
The Muhaddithîn have recorded many of the superstitions harbored by the Arabs
during the Days of Ignorance, one of which is mentioned below:
According to some, the month of Safar flanked by Muharram and Rabi al Awwal
is full of calamities and misfortune.
With the "perfection of Islam" and the teachings of Sayyadina Rasûlullah
(Salla Allahu Ta'ala alayh wa Sallam), all evil and incorrect beliefs common in pre-
Islamic times were discarded.
New Moon for the month of SAFAR 1435 A.H.
The Anjuman Sunnat ul Jamaat Association (ASJA) wishes to advise that we are
in the month of Safar 1435 A.H. presently.
Imam Raffaic Mohamed
Chairman Moon Sighting Committee
TRINI TO D BONE
As Told to BC Pires
Live yuh life like yuh playing mas
white...The only thing you could do is hope. And try
and live the best life you can live.
I lived in Antigua for about five years but I m
not sure I d do small island again. It s good to get
away from time-to-time but I really like being in
I was a Carib Girl for, like, two years, in the
years of Tricia Lee and Yolande and Rebecca
Ferreira and all of them. That s how I ended up in
Antigua: I met somebody, and left. (Carib Girls founder-
manager) Pixie (du Coudray) wasn t impressed at all.
My job entails basic accounting, all the books,
of two companies. I worked at my company on
and off for a few years, since I was 18, back-
and-forth. I went to London to do my make-
up course and, when I came back home, I just
ended up staying with them. I never took on the
make-up. And I don t know if it s because they realised
I m good with money but I did (some important)
accounts on my own, and when the accountant found
another job, I just ended up taking her place. (My
bosses) told me their accounts are way better now
than years ago. I never trained as an accountant. I
just did CXCs.
I work better when no one s in the office. That s
why I go in early or stay late. If other people are
in the office, I put my headphones on. With people
talking, the jabbering... Conversation takes away my
The best thing about my job is the staff. The
worst thing is the deadlines. I ve caught myself
crying a couple times because I couldn t make a dead-
line. I used to beat up about it a lot, and fuss and cry
and break down. But I think I ve gotten a lot better
as I ve got older.
A Trini is a big callaloo of culture.
I will feel happy in other places but there s no
place like my home, Trinidad & Tobago.
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