It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas with lights, trimmings, decorations, Santa hats, trees, carols, shopping and of course ham, cake and sorrel to complete the yuletide festivities. With tonnes of parties, dinners and family gatherings to attend, our schedule during the season is usually full but for a few dedicated souls, the reason behind the season has not been forgotten. When we remove the commercialized part of it, Christmas is supposed to be about giving and for some individuals, that remains what it truly is about.
Nothing can prepare you for the sights, sounds and yes the aroma that is Coronation Market. Jamaica’s largest food market, Coronation or ‘Curry’ for short, is viewed as instrumental in facilitating the ongoing trade and business in the heart of the city.
Superstitions. Not the kind that Stevie Wonder sang about but the home grown variety that leave normal sensible individuals doing seemingly crazy acts all in the name of customs that usually have no logical bearing or reason except that it was what their grannies or old folk used to advise them from dem a pickney.
We all know the old saying ‘Good friends better than pocket money’ which speaks to the value of real friends being absolutely priceless. Yes we have colleagues and associates, but then we have those ‘ride or die’, bonafide friends that if we call them crying that tou caught your man cheating on you, they would go cuss him out properly and then head over with a gallon of ice cream to sit around watching ‘Waiting to Exhale’ while calling him every nasty name in the book!