Wednesday, March 26, 2014

OOTD: Family Funday

My outfit for the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North's Family Funday was simple & I think elegant. I paired an oversize shirt with a comfortable pair of shorts with my most trusted D'NexStep Sling Baby and a cute shoulder bag I got as a birthday gift from a friend. 

Top: Maxie's Department Store, Portmore
Shorts: Bought from a family friend
Sandals: D'NexStep 
Bag: Gift

Watch: Geneva, Kim's, York Plaza (A gift)
Arm Candy: Brit Bran, Bargain Mall, Clock Tower Plaza
Sandals: D'NexStep Sling Baby

Thanks for Stopping By!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Shanny's Weekend Musings: March 7-9, 2014

My weekends are usually filled with alot of adventures so I decided to blog about my musings. Here is a recap of my weekend trods:

Friday: Bacchanal Opening night at Mas Camp. 
I am a socaphile...I ADMIT IT. I love the gyrating and wukking up my body, so it was a no brainer that last weekend I would venture to Mas Camp for the start of the Bacchanal season.
DJ Smoke, DJ Sanjay & DJ Richie Ras played all my favourite soca tunes which kept me feteing all night long. 

$900 JMD well spent! Appleton Genesis & Pure Country Orange Juice had me feeling nice!

My band says I am LEGAL!!!
Saturday: Emancipation Park & Cafe Delight
Some down time with friends is always a necessary part of anyones life & I am no different. My Saturday evening began with a one hour walking around Emancipation Park with a dear friend of mine. Emancipation Park is a 7-Acres park in New Kingston. More information can be found on it at It was refreshing to sit in the park and watch the wedding parties and families having picnics. Living in the city can sometimes feel rushed, so places like Emancipation Park gives a rather serene break from it all.

In the night, I met some Rotaract friends for a lyme at Cafe Delite on Haining Road. It was a nice chill vibe  & much needed chance to share laughs with some great people.

My Rotaract Family

Sunday: Kingston City Run & Rotary Club of St. Andrew North Family Funday

Myself, My Mom & some members of my New Kingston Rotaract Family participated in the Kingston City Run. Our participation kickstarted out Celebration of World Rotaract Week (March 9-15). This year the run's charity focus was on providing sustainable support to the Homeless in Kingston & Jamaica, Event though I walked most of the race, I am proud I finished and supported the cause. Here is my time:

Place: 1013   Bin #: 1657 Shana Reid   Gun Time: 55:35   Class Place: SF18-29  150/188   Gender Place: 483 Pace/Km 9:56   Chip Time: 54:15 

The Team

Thank God I can
I am a winner not matter what!

In the afternoon, I went to Hayfield in Ewarton, St. Catherine for the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North Family Funday. It was a refreshing experience and I can't wait for next year. Food, rides, fun activities & liquor galore! It was a big family picnic with games, rides & lots of food.

I haven't been in a bouce about for ages!

Me & Viv on the train

I love swings!
That was my weekend and I enjoyed every second of it!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Happy World Rotaract Day!!!!

If you know me you know Rotaract is the love my life! Today commemorates 46 years of the greatness that is Rotaract!!! So for a special day like today, I had to dedicate a blog post to Rotaract & my NKRC family.

A Rotaract club is a Rotary club-sponsored organization of young adults ages 18 to 30, whose 
purpose is to provide opportunity for them to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist 
them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, 
and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of 
friendship and service, and whose goals are:

a) To develop professional and leadership skills;

b) To emphasize respect for the rights of others, and to promote ethical standards and the 
dignity of all useful occupations;

c) To provide opportunities for young people to address the needs and concerns of the 
community and our world;

d) To provide opportunities for working in cooperation with sponsor Rotary clubs;

e) To motivate young people for eventual membership in Rotary.

Last year, my club created a Membership Video to promote Rotaract & my club The Rotaract Club of New Kingston:

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

“A night of Upliftment”: @ExodusPoetryJa & 13th Street Promotions Open Mic Series


“A night of Upliftment”, Exodus Poetry’s very first show of our Open Mic series, featuring Harold Davis. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Red Bones Blues CafĂ©, 1 Argyle Road, Kgn 10.
Come and enjoy the talent of young and upcoming poets and singers; there will also be a walk up open mic segment so come and share your poetry as well. Don’t be shy! 

Come unwind after a hectic work day! Bring a friend, have a drink, sit back and let you mind be taken away on the wings of the words our poets will spit.

Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and showtime is 8:00 p.m. Admission is ONLY $400
You will not be disappointed!
No dress code so come right after work or school. 

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