June 30, 2014 Obara Meji 52Comment

 

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This past Saturday, after I had made two posts, one about my dreams and one on L. W. de Laurence, which we discussed, I later made a comment on the post of the Dream Post  about what was going on in my head. There was a music playing in my head, a song called Young Girl, By American singer Gary Puckett. I decided spontaneously to put the link into the comment box as to let you all into my head at that very moment and follow it up with reggae artist Cocoa Tea’s song 18 and Older. I never gave thought to it, other than I was having fun all by my lonesome, and as usual with me I wanted to share the fun. Soon as I did it, my lovely fun loving blogger Ty, joined me and between the two of us we began to post links to all kinds of music and Mth along with others (Mr. Nile, Kudos to you, great selector!), joined us. We had so much fun, oceans apart and within our our own space, but we came together on the blog and it felt as if we were all together playing music, dancing, laughing and just over all bugging out, I loved it 

I love fun, jokes and laughter. Give me jokes all day every day, I encourage it and I must admit, for one to be around me Obara Meji, you must  be prepared for the same, as I know and am certain that I will make you laugh out of your clothes, falling on to the ground even, I am that funny, there is no denying it. My mother, whenever she told a story, became animated and would often act out the parts of each character she told the story of, voice, mannerisms and all, my father is in a class by himself when it comes to being a comedian. My children, I am happy to say, were born with great sense of humor and are natural comedians  and together we are a source of delight to each other. When it comes to a choice in whatever movie I want to watch, comedy is always a first choice for me.

We live in a world where there are so many things happening around us, we are faced everyday with decisions, challenges, fears among other things, how wonderful is our creator to give us laughter. The brain calls for it, as it calls for food and sex, the brain calls for laughter and fun. Our spirit encourages it, how terrible the world be if no one laughed. If there was no fun? Just imagine an all serious world for a second, it is a hard thing even to imagine. For us to be able to handle stress we must find laughter and fun, we must find joy and hold court with it, we must!. It is an  important health benefit to laugh, to find your joy and source it. Having fun should be a priority to all who wants to ensure a great quality of life along with good or better health, keeping stress and depression at bay.

Laughter extends our lives, and it also brings us closer together. If you want to know if you have found your soul mate or one of, it is very easy. If you have met a person who it is easy to laugh and have fun with, someone who makes you happy, no matter if  at times they do something to piss you off or vice versa, no grudges are held and you continue to enjoy each other through thick and thin, you have definitely found your soul mate or one of. Know also that Laughter is an antidote to fear, our greatest enemy, and that Laughter is stronger than fear, it really is. Fear runs and hide when laughter shows up and if laughter is kept around fear eventually disappears. Laughter breaks the ice in the company of strangers or friends or during awkward moments. Laughter breaks the Ice and allows people to relax and take a load off.  It allows people with stiff upper lips, ( people considered too formal) to be themselves, to remove their girdles and breathe! Laughter is good for you, It helps release endorphins in the body which act as a natural painkiller; laughter also improves our immune systems. It can be more effective than medicine.

Laughter connects us with the divine. A child within a few months of being born, smiles and laughs as a way of communication. Laughter is a gift from God. Laughter is Universal, it is found in every group around the world, it is a language on all on its own. From a chuckle to a giggle, to a booming outburst, laughter connects with everyone and is very contagious. Two strangers can share in its magnificence, and a great love connection can be and has been formed because of it. Laughter is a glue which keeps many relationships together. Laughter is the power that assist us through hard times, it raises energy and bring forth good and positive vibrations. This week  as usual I sat by myself and rummaged through my head for nostalgic memories of my time growing up in Jamaica.  There, while rummaging,  I conjured up the memory of Mr. Fergie, the neighborhood drunk. Mr. Fergie was an old man, hair white, all of it, and he was always drunk. I do not recall Mr. Fergie ever behaving sober, but he was as funny as can be, everything Mr. Fergie said had people rolling on the ground, unfortunately we all found joy and laughter from someone who obviously was in pain emotionally to have gotten to a point in his life where he was labeled the neighborhood drunk. Then there was shoey, our local shoe maker, who was sober during the days but would get drunk at nights and took to a soap box to tell jokes the likes of which Richard Pryor could not compete with, needless to say while remembering these people, I rolled with laughter, which later prompted me to began selecting music on the blog and having a great time on Saturday.

My message to you today is exactly as the title states, it is important to laugh, have fun and find your joy. I do understand the need to address the issues which belongs to life as we progress, but we must find time to enjoy our lives, here on earth amid chaos and problems. I have provided below some very funny characters!. R.I. P Rasheed, I am sure you are in heaven givng angels there tons of Jokes.

 

 

Ẹní bá mọ inú rò, á mọ ọpẹ́ ẹ́ dá. / 
Whoever can reason well, will know how to remain ever grateful.,,,,Yoruba Proverb! 

[Maintain a heart and an attitude of gratitude.]

 

All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love….Obara Meji!

 

 

 

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MTH
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Lailbella a wey yu dey? Yu betta come good enno, caw Sky Juice sey him naah gi yu nuh dub cause yu doan jew him nuh respect….

MTH
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Lalibella mi juss guh buy my suit a town…Dah show down caan miss mi.

MTH
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Laibella mi caan bi bias, di range ova rover comment hav mi weak…LOL…

MTH
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Laibella mi sorry boss, sorry fi leggo yu chune….Laibella yu duss loose di clash cause all now yu nuh bad like Glama Wayne or Rory… F yu nuh know who dem is, a betta yu pack up yu jum pan dem a flee…

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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@MTH, premature talk dat, I grew up listening to Glamma Wayne and Rory–just ensure that you are here on Saturday 🙂

MTH
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Today in International Reggae Day. How mi fi chuss an mi nuh certain…

MTH
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Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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MTH, I am not pleased with you right about now 🙁

I was saving that Papa Levi song for Saturday. That is one of the best dancehall songs of all time and I intentionally withheld it for that reason…

You know your music!!!

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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Den nuh mus [Bounty Killer’s vintage voice:

Cutty Ranks Stur Mars PNP Rally 1986

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Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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I remember how deadly Cutty Ranks was, You’ve got to see that video clip of him doing his thing at a PNP rally in the early to mid 80’s

MTH
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Lalibella (seriously) when you say I was built for this, was that from Chi-Ching Ching or a juss your words..Caw if yu all know Chi-Ching Ching den yu a gwan….Teach, gwan guh look fi Cutty Ranks an mek him buil yu a chune, pan mi nozzle a soun bwoy waan fi dead come hitch up pan mi nozzle…

MTH
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Bum wah diss? bum what dat???? Teach, yu soun vicious….DJ yu own chune….Juggle diss yah a herb man juggling…Sugar Minott. Unno hol dat…

MTH
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Not seeing Lalibella comment, but Teach me and u is fren…but mi know Laibella plan fi yu…Mi si si dung a arrows studio a mek dub-plate…Teach doan run guh inna nuh clash wid out yu dub, mek mi a guh guh ova Jammy’s…Teach caan sey mi neva did a warn yu, oh God mi telll…Feva dis yah one yah name feva…

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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“..Jammys yuh kill anybody, well yes, I come to town to murder sound. Sound boy a go under ground, under ground, a sound boy a go under ground…” Ninjaman.

Obara, as weh Ninjaman seh, “Anything test dead…” I was built for this, I am so ready and awaiting for this Saturday!!!

Ty
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Lol…

Here is my joke… Me hubby going outside this morning…we have plants by wi doorway…one of them had a pupa on it…hubby say what a big pupa, a must one moth, make we get rid of it… It going to eat up we plant…so him get a stick and try scrape. It off the plant…den we see two red antennae just pop out…hear hubby, Ty, you try…when me try, di antennae dem get longer….and it retract it back in…we ended up leave it…only to look it up and is a butterfly pupa…so we will get a butterfly soon from it…

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Nite ES mi luv laffffff loud too big dutty laff mi buss more time. Mi did enjoy saturday lol tru mine nuh post right mi watch, laff, buss a blank, n wooooiieee. I love my ES family, each person brings something to the post. It is always valuable to read anothers thoughts on a subject.

Obara meji
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Obara meji

Bubblezzzzz!!!

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Obaraaaaaaaaaa lol

MTH
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Toy, wad up?

toy7318
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You know I love to listen to children and babies laugh. It is the most innocent sound

toy7318
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I didn’t know Rasheed passed away where have I been.

MTH
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Teach you are so correct with this post…If you can manage to laugh in these harsh financial times, that is a feat…So many people world over can not find any joy…

MTH
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When I was growing up a bare Big Bwoy Stories did a run di place…YU nuh know none?

Obara Meji
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Obara Meji

Ty soon come bun dun de place wid dem, ah bet

MTH
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Poor Little Billy…

MTH
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People f unno a guh post jokes, mek sure unno rate it fuss. Like BDJA (big dutty joke ahead)…

MTH
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Teach mi a guh prisps yu sumting..Memba a juss between me and you…Mi juss si Laibella dung a Arrows Strew-di-ho (studio) an buil Dub Plate…Him a plan fi cum shell di place Saturday…

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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Yuh better know, I had some rather potent opponents, I had to do a lot of work! To be honest, I would love to re-visit Saturday’s musical efforts–but this time, we should segments base on genre and the different sub-genres: culture, lovers rock, rude boy, references from around the world and such!!!

Ty
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Grung…mr Niles draw some chuuune pon Saturday…I was like wow!

MTH
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Jamaicans are in a class all by ourselves…I am amazed at times the ease with which my people make friends. We go to clinic and right a way we strike up conversations with strangers and with in minutes we are laughing and talking and giving jokes. They are now termed ‘mi frennn’. So one of the new ‘frens’ has to go to the bathroom so she says, ‘mi fren mi a guh pee-pee watch mi bag fi mi yu hear’..

Teach bus one a your joke dem nuh…Lawks mi waan laugh today to…

MTH
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Saturday was great for me too. While I have always respected Ty, I saw her in a new light. She was fun and some songs she drew…Now I cant stop picturing her doing the tick tock…Respect Ty…

Out-a-order Nunu (caah mi know sey yu can tek joke) bout shi a guh fi grandfada old clothes fi come a wi bashment dance…All now shi nuh come back….. Bubblez farwud inna di dance but di Robert ffrench lik har an shi did haffi run….

Now Mr. Lalibela…Him forward an buil a vibes and while mi respect his very deep comments, I saw a lively side to him…Teach a did boss..Teach use one Robert Ffrench and dun di place..But a nuh nutten..

Bloggers and mi teach, I love you with all my heart…That’s why when I come on, I try to give a joke…Run di track!!!!

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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MTH, I am super lively, I promise :). I am very stoic so my in my physical demeanor; however, I am the most jovial person you will ever meet. I really had a blast on Saturday–I am saved the link to a lot of those songs.

I likewise leaned a great deal about you all on Saturday the same!!!

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