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My name is Mr Endar Deosingh
and I dehydrate calaloo.
My first name is E-n-d-a-r, not I-
n-dar. That s a specialty: they make
one like that and, after, the mould
was broken. My wife Chitra was a
Deonarine formerly. We from Nelson
I reside Freeport all my life. And
I don t think I going anywhere else
in the future. Born and grow up with
grandparents and so on. I have one
boy and one girl. Still under the same
roof with me in Freeport. They not
married yet, so no grands yet.
I come from the old school: pitch-
ing marble; tying trap in the savannah
for fellas to fall down. Breaking from
school and hiding in the gru-gru patch.
That s me there.
We pioneered the junior sec system
in Freeport. A system is just as good
as the people who implement it. But,
somewhere along the line, the junior
sec system became stigmatised. I con-
sider I came from a prestige school:
I am prestigious all the way. Who feel-
ing otherwise, too bad for them.
I m Hindu by faith.
They say that, when you getting
bald in front, you have plenty money.
And when it going right to the back
like mine, you feel you have plenty
When it have prayers, that is curry
to the max!
Each family will have their little
sessions and we go across. Then they
come by us. Then we go by the next
one. Is too numerous family to men-
tion. And people who live close by,
even if they not immediate, they in
the fold, too. So that is how the thing
I am not a cookist. I s a eatist! I m
vegetarian but I like all foods.
California has legalised marijuana
and they are selling it in tablet form
and they have a problem: they find
they re getting exceptionally long lines
at the pharmacies!
The longer you live, the shorter life
My father was a cane farmer. Drink
a lot of booze. I used to drink but not
scotch: Forres Park (puncheon rum)
or nothing, boy: pure super! The acid
test was to light it on the counter: if
it ain t light, is, hey, barman, what
you mixing here? You start to cuss!
But I let go drinking bout 20 years
If you don t live with some of the
moments of your past, then you is a
nothing. You will still have to retool
and relearn. Right now, you are a
product of your past. Hundreds of
years walking to this moment.
Sad to say, it have a lot of politics
in West Indies cricket. The Australian
team doing yoga. The West Indian
team running down hos.
It ent look so but I m a primary
school teacher. I teach physical edu-
cation to the kids. Chaguanas Primary
School is one of the best in the island,
the onliest school that got one, two,
three [in the SEA exam] three years
aback. The teacher responsible, Ms
Leela Kissoon, was one of my class-
mate in Teacher s College.
We have been dehydrating calaloo
for the last three-and-a-half, four
years but we didn t start dry so. Our
original startup was karaile kuchela,
mango kuchela, pickled eggplant. We
had bodi, pickled chicken and fish but
we eliminated all of them except
tamarind sauce. The market just not
ready for them thing yet. You just can t
keep spending money: my pocket have
a bottom. And a hole, too!
TRINI TO D BONE
My wife Chitra is the brainchild behind it. She
do all the fancy work. I am more of the "Go-and-
We chose calaloo because is indigenous and
plentiful year-round. I could FedEx a ten-pack
now-for-now. With the real bush, who going to
pay for that weight?
The best thing about dehydrating calaloo is it
is a new concept. There s no bad side but it have
some down sides, like when you have to source
material, prices could fluctuate.
A Trini is somebody like me, who have a deep
sense of pride towards his Mother Country. If you
are a Trini and you adopting some other foreign
cultures, we go sign your papers and ship you out.
I am a West Indian: an East Indian born in the
West Indies is a West Indian. We take the best part
of our East Indian lineage but I don t think there
is anything in India I would really want. I can t
trade my homeland for nowhere else. Trinidad and
Tobago is my Mother Country. And don t put no
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Callaloo dry so!
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