Christ­mas was de­press­ing

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Lawd, me late, but nonethe­less #HAPPYNEWYEAR to all a unuh! I wish you all the best for the year ahead. Don’t #OD on any­thing, but try to be mod­er­ate in ev­ery­thing you do, and re­mem­ber only your best is good enough, so give up pro­cras­ti­nat­ing this year.

I can’t help but point out how sad and de­press­ing Christ­mas has be­come in Ja­maica. Agree or dis­agree? Oh well, it doesn’t carry the same mea­sures it used to once have.

As a young child, I looked for­ward to this hol­i­day. Not be­cause me used to get gifts, but just be­cause ev­ery­where used to look clean and fresh.

Roads were clean, peo­ple would paint up their houses, hang some kind of pep­per lights or dec­o­ra­tions. Fam­i­lies and friends got to­gether, while love and warmth filled the air.

The roads were filled with peo­ple. Grow­ing up over the years, I’ve watch as Christ­mas just turns into an­other day to a lot of peo­ple. No one cares any longer.

Dat, or di coun­try’s econ­omy so bad peo­ple can’t af­ford to show care? Noth­ing not even ‘grand’ about grand mar­ket again. LOL! No, but se­ri­ously. It bad.

One Tues­day night, I went to Ja­cob’s Place at Kings Plaza, where they had live show per­for­mances.

It was barely any­thing but that. I watched as the MC tried to lift the crowd’s spirit and they tried, but, my God, they were like a dead log.

She even had them singing but it was like rais­ing the dead.

On top of that, the per­form­ers weren’t ‘hot’, so that didn’t help the sit­u­a­tion any. She tried to pump life into them un­til she gave up hope.

Nah lie, though, she her­self was spunky, en­er­getic and full of vibe. The crowd liked her too, but they were just in som­bre mood – like some­one had passed.

She, too, shared how dis­grun­tled she was as she asked them what hap­pened to their Christ­mas spirit!

The main per­former for the night was the high­light of my night. He was as dull as they come, and wah mek it worse, him swear him is ‘IT’.

He lacked stage­craft and al­though he tried to dress up his ap­pear­ance, it was just stiff.

Mind you, him have a very nice voice, but in this day and age of ex­cite­ment, he def­i­nitely needed some juice!

Boy bye! Cho! Unuh walk good till next week yah! Sta­gr­gos­

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