Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WWW.FLAMPRO.COM aka THEGUDWORD- Early 80s flow..

Early 80s flow





Men at work - Who can it be now




Men at Work - Land Down Under




Duran Duran - Hungry like a Wolf.




Paul Hard Castle - Rainforest





Paul Hardcastle - 19





Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax

Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WWW.FLAMPRO.COM AKA THEGUDWORD Inner peace.

This my first day back to my reality, sitting in my cubicle drinking coffee enjoying the greetings by co workers who say that they have missed me. It always feels good to be somewhere that everybody knows your name. Even though the temperature in New York is a zero Fahrenheit (or 32 Celsius just to keep the British Caribbean flow going) the warmth that the sun suntanned my skinned with is keeping my body warm #gomelanin. I am refreshed and relaxed and ready to conquer the world. Of course i went over my budget and so bill wont be paid on time. But hey it was worth it all. The sense of inner peace that i feel right now, is something i hope you all have a chance to expierence.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WWW.FLAMPRO.COM aka THEGUDWORD- Flight of the Birds of Paradise

Well I am sitting in the airport in barbados about to depart and i am not happy about it. Everyone needs a little fun in the sun. I am glad the Queen Dutchess and i had a relaxing trip and i got to hit the beach twice everyday even this morning before we left. Thank You Barbados!!

WWW.FLAMPRO.COM aka THEGUDWORD- Another Day in Paradise!!!!! Harrisons cave

12 hours left on our journey. 12 hours before the accent switches from British Caribbean to Brooklyn Italiano. I am walking down a road in the gutter at times because some of the beach houses start at the curb, and leave no room for sidewalk. Even though Barbadian drivers are experts at at driving during low light conditions, it is still hair raising when the sound of a rumbling motor and squealing air brakes are creeping up behind you, knowing that one foot over or one slip of the wheel and the person walking becomes the walking dead...splat!!!








We had the chance to go and visit a nation treasure of Barbados Harrison's Cave

This natural cave is 16 stories into the earth, i tried to channel my inner Chilean Miner as we drove deeper and deeper into the caverns. It was a beautiful field trip and amazing thing to experience especially when they turn off all of the lights and all you can see is nothing, complete and utter darkness. It was hot and damp but the stalactites and stalagmites were really breath taking.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

WWW.FLAMPRO.COM aka THEGUDWORD- Women Weather Weed..Welcome to Barbados 2

7;26 pm and all i can wonder about is what my cell phone bill will look like, and what part of my body that i will have to sell  to pay it off.  Very long and beautiful day. After our dip in the crystal clear sea water we left Hastings and head towards Bridgetown, Barbados We decided to pass the first bus stop or cab stand and walk up highway 7 so i could snap some photos.  Even though the sun had its high beams on we just trekked and snapped up every little beautiful scene that we saw.



The walk revealed a magical pastel world that was a mix of British 1700's and modern design. Its like walking though a really old town that has wi-fi and cable. As car zoomed by these very small roads not built with these many vehicles in mind, you could here hip-hops' influence as songs like Kanyes -"runaway"  of Barbados' own Rhinanna came out the speakers.  




The one thing i love about this place, is that there is still a level of innocence and purity seldom found in todays society. The officers dont have weapons, if your lost you will be able to find someone to help you. Dont get me wrong there are ASSHOLES (shout out to the bus driver who didn't tell me to get off , even though i asked where a certain stop was, and i had only gotten on two stops before! Big shout to the helpful lady who rang the bell and let me know that the dumb bus driver went past my stop....) 






10:00 am 12/10/2010
Just got back from a earl dip in the ocean as my lady kicked me out this morning to  get her nails done from the traveling manicurist Keisha Corbin @keishacorbs (women will always work out a manicure and pedicure SMH even in barbados) for the ladies that read my blog she got MINX nails 











Another day in the ocean and the sun.  I spent yesterday evening with my grandmother, she has such a lively spirit even though these are her golden years. It has been at least eight years since i visited last (fail on my part)...She got too meet Ms.Grape Dutchess which completes the cycle just in case she doesn't make my wedding whenever/where-ever that will be.  She lives in "Deacons Farm" and the best description i could give would be a "tropical 40 projects" without the crackheads. Its difficult to describe that its the ghetto even though i am sure the average income in the neighborhood has to be at poverty level. Everyone seem to be nice but you can feel the element of criminality when you drive by and see boys hanging out doing nothing looking for trouble. But hey every where its the same thing. When i was younger i thought this has to be the most gangster place on the Island. Last night i was corrected...I went though a hood called "Nelson" and that was the closest thing to the old "5th ward" in New Orleans that i have seen. My tour guide through the hood was a Dred so i knew i had the powers of Jah on my side. So i didn't worry about getting jacked, hopefully i can go back and get some photos for you. (420 = Jam 420= Vinny) 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

WWW.FLAMPRO.COM aka THEGUDWORD- Salt Water hold the Taffy...



Day 3 @home, thats what most Bajan transplants call Barbados when they are in the states, or are returning to the country. For me its my little slice of peace and tranquility in my mega world of madness.  I just got off the beach and its only about 8:30am, i would jut be walking into my stinking job trying to figure out what relaxation methods' to use to soothe away the  annoyance of my co-workers. But that is where i digress, I could care less whats going on in my office at the moment.  *eats Bake wonders if the sea ate his sandman*

Im about to head to Bridgetown see whats popping in the capital of the city. My and my adventure partner Ms.Grape Dutches will try to find some trouble to get into.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WWW.FLAMPRO.COM aka THEGUDWORD- Women Weather Weed..Welcome to Barbados!!




Off on another trip. Barbados the island paradise. Its been about 8 years since i have been here and it is just as beautiful. Some people go to Mecca for spiritual revival. This is my personal temple of peace. When i left NY it was in the 30 and flurries...I could not have been happier to step of the flight onto the tarmac and there be 88 degree heat burning me. The familiar smell of Palm trees and sugarcane waifed under my nose as we drove through the "Pretty Streets" as my Godmother calls the trip from the airport. I walked the strip on the south shore last night so i can get lay of the land, but i didn't really do much besides get a great nights sleep, and was prodded awake by sun rays the strength of lasers peeking into my window to say hello. Its time to hit a beach and get a "sea bath".


6pm 25 celsius my time,just woke up from a Caesars salad, flying fish sandwich, Ju-Cee fueled coma..after spending two beautiful hours on the beach, I couldn't be luckier!  There is allot of new development and allot skeletons of old resorts that have died.  Its time to figure out what Gud food to eat tonight!