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home-remedies

When I was a little girl living in Jamaica my mother who worked at the University of the West Indies Hospital, hardly ever took us there, or any Doctors office, other than for our regular shots and check up, we hardly visited the Doctor, but then again we were hardly ever sick. Two of my sisters had asthma, but my mother and the elders in the community attended to them most often and it was rare that my mother took any on them to the hospital. When I had a fever my mother would give me ‘bush tea’, and rub me down with rubbing alcohol (wet me up, while I shivered), then cover me up from head to toe for me to “sweat” it out, and It worked. If I had a cold she would rub my chest and back with vicks vapor rub and place some under my nose which would allow me to breathe and when tomorrow came I was ok.

 

I was speaking to my friend the other day and mentioned to them that I thought it best when our parents used home remedies to care for us, as in using lime and blue and a cork, (yes a cork, lol, Jamaican people ah de bes) to fix the dreaded ring worm, my friend said “ok, but which one was the better choice, going to the pharmacy or going through the torture of getting the lime rubbed on the area affected by the ring worm until the skin breaks which is painful”, this is done along with the “blue” which is now crushed into powder and added to the affected area, then corked with the bottle stopper from a D&G bottle (de one wid de rough edges) and that is done to trap the ring worm so that it would not spread to other areas as it is highly contagious. My friend concluded that a simple trip to the pharmacy was best, and while it may be so, for convenience sake and to spare the child some torture, I argued about the warnings and side effects which may come with a ‘simple” topical solution.

 

Dare I say Modernization has ruined the world as oppose to traditional culture? In some instances I think so, although I am sure I will meet much argument. Things of olden days I believe were better than how de ting set up nowadays (things of now). Gone are the days when the grandmothers and grandfathers took care of us with their wisdom of  homeopathic cures. Traditional culture, if understood in a broad sense, indicates all human activities such as religion, philosophy, moral standards, laws, politics, economic, society, history, literature and art, such as have been preserved, learned and transmitted in a given community or group over a long period of time. The parents, or grand parents will teach the upcoming youths/generation all which they have been taught and the cycle continues, to cure, help and assist. In Nigeria and I suppose All of Africa going to the “Bush” to source remedies for almost anything still happens as we speak, and in Jamaica land of my birth this also still happens, although many like to say, “Lawd go to de pharmacy, which bush?, these are modern times!”. but never throw out the baby with the bath water, ah doe even know if this proverb fits here, I just like it and have been itching to use it, oonuh doe mind me! de poor baby, lol

This Is what is known as Bisi in Jamaica Obi Kola nut in Africa, and it is used for removing poison among other things. There is  a post here on this blog dedicated to Obi Kola Nut.

Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis)This is sinkle (spelling, aldoe patois spell henny way) bible otherwise known as the Aloe vera plant, there are many medicinal uses for this plant and I have even used it as instructed by spirit along with another plant to help a lady remove what was seen on her ovary, which worried the doctors who ordered an biopsy, the woman was given the medicine prepared by me and the gone back to the doctor for another examination which turned up nothing, it has been fifteen years now and all is clear for her. I have used this plant, when I had digestive problems, for menstrual problems for others for my daughters eczema among other things, while the taste is dreadful the cures which this plant can perform is unimaginable and the list is very long.

Fever Grass used as the name suggests, for high fever and headaches among other things.

 Cerasee bush used against diabetes, a blood cleanser, for cramps, headaches, high blood pressure and lung cancer among other things

 I do not know the Jamaican name of this, if you do pray tell, but in Africa (Yoruba land), it is called Jiwene (Ji-weh-ni_ or Jinwinini , other wise called Copper leaf, beef  steak, used for skin rashes, constipation among other things

 

 Abora, abora in Yoruba or Devils Horse whip, the leaves and roots are used for stomach dis orders, abortion, diarrhea, skin diseases Malaria, venereal diseases among other things

This is Ginger, and the uses are many, other than used as a delicious tea, one of many teas given to Jamaican children and people in general, “fi buss off de lickle gas off yuh stomach”, lol, ginger has so many uses, and it is so delicious in your cooked foods. It is good for colds, belly ache,(for belly ache, you must drink or sip it while hot), if you can stand to chew it raw it removes the most severe colds and it is also used for upset stomach among other things.

 Called Arokeke Godogbo in Yoruba Land, or Adenia, the leaves and bark are used for Hypertension, nervous disorder, stress coughs, gonorrhea among other things

The list is plenty and we will be visiting these topic again and again so let us leave some for now, although if any of you want to add to the list, find the picture then copy and paste and tell us about it, knowledge is key and each on teach one.

I am sure you have noticed that after each plant I described I added “among other things”, I did not hide myself from any of you here on this site, I told you all in another post that I love juju work, good Juju work, also I am a spiritualist and a traditionalist, so while we as practitioners of our craft use these herbs and plants to heal, we also use it to work Juju, for the assistance for all who come for help, for example

Red Dracena, or Peregun in Yoruba Land, is used as Juju work for many things but if it prepared a certain way it will protect you from unwanted spirits entering your home.

Known as leaf of life and if you know how to use it, it will bring money, lots of it…

 

Alligator Pepper, or  Atare in Yoruba land, we initiates chew the seeds, for a man he will chew a certain nunber and for a woman so will she, this peps up  Ase (ah-shay) ones ase, (enforces power of command), and it is used to prepare lots of Juju work, again all these can be used for good or bad, but here whenever I Obara Meji point toward something it is always to be used for good as that is the road I walk!…or unless oonuh frig wid me and get me bringle, den oonuh wi si how wata walk guh ah pumkin gut…lmaoooooo just kidding, lolo! a little fun is better than quarrel!

There are so many things out in nature to assist us in what to do and how to heal, and how to stave off illness. My Padrino gave me a joke a long tome ago, this story may not be keeping in theme of this post, but it is in a round about kind of way and also sometimes mi head tek mi, so please bare with me.

Padrino told me that when he was a little boy in Cuba, times were so hard that his family barely had food. The suffering was so much that one night his father came home with some chains and told him a boy of eight years old not to sleep because he had to follow the father to the grave yard (I love theses stories). Padrino said he almost pissed himself, but this was the work his father did (he was an Obeah man), so he was used to his father doing odd things, and bringing a young Padrino along was a way of training the boy, although Padrino said he wished he had kept him out of it, those were his thoughts back then. I too involve my girls, when I am doing juju work or anything spiritual or traditional, also, they must learn these things from me, so that in life they will never be fooled by anyone, their mother was no ordinary woman!

That night around 1 am, Padrino and his father went to the cemetery, he said at the gate they stopped and he was instructed to remove all his clothes, (hehehe, this is correct, I will explain to you later why this is so), Padrino did as he was told and Daddy Padrino also removed his clothes. Daddy Padrino then dropped some coins at the gate and proceeded to go in, he told his son, to walk straight ahead and not to look about, as he held Padrino’s hand, while he wrapped the chains around the shoulder of his free hand. My padrino said they walked around in the dark for a bit, he was unsure why, but he suspected that his dad was looking for a particular grave, and when he found it, he steadied his son and told him not to fear. The father went to the head of the grave and began a long prayer while rattling the chains and moving it in a certain motion which Padrino could hardly see, (but the noise the chains made he have never forgotten), as it was pitch black and the only light was that of a waning moon and of the stars.

He did not remember much of what daddy Padrino said, but he remembered this much. His father called  a name , possibly belonging to the spirit buried there, and told the spirit in no uncertain terms, and in a commanding voice, that he and his wife and children were suffering and it should not be so, as he daddy Padrino had did all  he was supposed to do in keeping the order in the family and if the spirit did not get up now and attend to him and his family in ways of providing for them, then he, daddy Padrino would not attend to them any longer, then he dropped the chain a number of times according to my Padrino, on the grave he then spewed some rum from his mouth onto the grave and dropped some coins and left. The walked backwards out of the cemetery which was a very hard thing to do. My Padrino said from that day, they never went hungry again, he said that Daddy padrino had so many costumers that he even had to hire assistance, Daddy Padrino lived past 107 year old, his mother lived 12o and my Padrino lived over a 100 years old.

I do not know why I threw this story in, but it felt right to share it.

As Usual I will pause here to honor my Padrino….My sweet Padrino, I honor you today and every day, here is a story you told me when you were here in your physical body on this earth plane, during a time when I was with you almost every day, oh how I love you!  I have shared this story while honoring your name, and your memory and in turn some of  who will read this story will also share it and so on, I was your student sir, and here I am teaching and sharing things which you taught me, I love you always, keep watch over me  and my family as I know you do, I have never forgotten you sir and I never will.

We need to visit the days of our fore-parents and do some lifestyle changes, we need to not conform or roll with the punches with everything that is suggested we do through advertisements and all, but as a people who are on a path, and you are on a path, from you are reading this blog, you are set aside from everyday folks. We should go back to the days when our parents or grandparents,planned carefully before they made a meal, once per month Mojo herb (this was a herb used in Jamaica as a laxative) would be prepared for us as wash out, we would be given bush medicine for worms, and we were not given “drinks” or as it is called in Africa “Mineral”  sodas to drink but for special occasions. My father would wake us up in the mornings and give us a scald egg and after that he would peel an orange for us, then we would have our breakfast. In Jamaica Breakfast was a must, and it was accompanied by hot tea, which we could not refuse. We were encouraged to eat fruits and when my mother boiled banana she called us and gave us a cup of the water to drink, for the Iron. If we had a splinter in the foot, mama would scrape the banana skin and put kerosene oil on it then use calico cloth to tie it on the wound with the splinter, when morning came the splinter would be drawn out as was evident on the cloth. So many remedies, so many uses of natural things, we need to bring back the Old time sing ting (something, for the none patois speakers, lol).

We need to think about these things especially for our children and our health and the preservation of culture as stated above. I wrote about the use of the rhythm method which I wrote about last night and thought to myself (while chuckling) do Jamaican men especially have the discipline to do this, “no shade at them”, but to “pull out” at the sweetest time, when the rain start fall, and girl begin to bawl, she not thinking about sending telegram or making a phone call while de “hammer ah tear dung har wall, (for the none patois speakers, this line is of a song which I am sure many will get!) but to be disciplined and withdraw before climaxing, how admirable for those who can do this. Please bloggers, add to this post and let us keep the knowledge coming.

Thank you blogger  Ty for your contribution to yesterdays post, I would like you to give us as much as you can, so glad to have you here as you have so much knowledge and nuh mention yuh very sensible husband, what ah team you both must make, the heavens have been kind to you both, can you imagine the super kids you both produced, an de lilly gal whey cyann wait fi come, I love your family, God Bless, big up yuh self mi fambo, Yw, I am so blessed to have ALL of you here with me, unity is strength, and God is Good OOre Yeye Osun OOOO!!

Domgoa, I did not miss your contributions as well, big up yuh self!

 

Àdánìkànrìn ejò ló ńjẹ ọmọ ejò níyà. /
It’s penchant for moving alone is what exposes the snake to life-threatening risks…….Yoruba Proverb! 
[Isolation is unwise]

 

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

 

 

 

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Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago

Howdy fam! How unoo ?

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
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Nunu boo!! Happy Friday! I’m here catching up. How ya feeling now mami??

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
6 years ago

Hey Ty love n light to ur hubby, yu and ur boys 🙂

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
Reply to  kiabubblez

thank you Kiab…same to you sweetie

TGIF

Love and light to everyone who comes here, even the peepers…

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago

Happy Friday Mommy O! Happy Friday all my other sweeties! Loads of Love & Light to you alllll. I stepped out the other day with intentions to return but life threw me a few lemons of which mi tek mek a piece a lemonade de! suh mi jus done quench mi turs’ de now and plz to all belch it offa mi chess. RESILIENCY me seh!! Anyways, mek I go ketch up from where I last left off. A soon return my sweeties just wanted to say thanks for the constant tag teaming of love, light, prayer and hope that… Read more »

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
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More love and light Yazzy…

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
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Thanks my sweetie Ty! More love and light to you, Yw and your fam.

Mi still a read..soon come

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
6 years ago
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Yazzy Yaz love and light to yu mama Happy Friday!!!

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  kiabubblez

Kia boooo!! Thanks! More love and light to you my sweetie! Happy Friday!

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

AMH, things good heading to great.LOL

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
6 years ago

Ekaso my family glad to see yu AMH M Obara Ty great post neva know so much root exist.

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Morning AMH. I know I am having a great day, thus far…

AMH
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AMH
6 years ago
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Hold on tight sweet M it will only get better!

AMH
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AMH
6 years ago

Good Morning Lovely Fam. Hope everyone having a splendid day!!

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

LOL!!!

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Ok cool. Your bloggers are decent people. Wi naah guh over dweet…

Sex always gets people’s attention.

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Shawnyrob and Domgoa respect…

Yu know mi always si ppl a talk ways to build yu sex drive, wah happen to ppl who naah duh, and want these to reduce….

Teach, mi girl mi dey yah caan wait fi the new post…Fambo have a great day….

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Greetings my fambo. What a way unno get wey last night. What a trip dung memory lane…Mek all a wi gi Teach a clap. Teach thank you as inspite of everything, you allowed us to laugh, we shelled it, right down to the chimmy and egg holder… Ty tamrind bush can be used for spots i.e. chicken pox etc. Boil it and bathe with it… My dad used get any bush at all he saw and made tea. My mom was worried that he would poision us. I remember once I asked him the name of the bush he used… Read more »

shawnyrob1
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6 years ago

This article reminds me of my childhood , my other used to take animal fat ,vinegar and honey and boil it up and give it to us to sweat out cold , she called it tallow, boy did that stuff work…so many home remedies from back in the day…Big up bush medicine!

Obara meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  shawnyrob1

Big up bush medicine Shawnyrob!!!!

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara meji

Morning everyone….

Today I thank Oludamare for you all…I give praises to my teachers and pray that them and their families recieve blessings…Obara thank you for this forum to share our love and knowledge…May we continue to share, unite, and pass on the wealth of our ancestors…I emplore that Baba Obatala come to our planet’s aide…we need to continue to pray for our earth and its people…

One love, alafia…

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Alafia Ty, aseeee

shawnyrob1
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6 years ago

Nice work Obara , ,Ty we cherish your valuable input….Iba Osain baba ewe! Iba ori ewe!!

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
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Thank you Shawnyrob…

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago

Arite goodly people mi guh drink this cup a cawnmeal and mek it sekkle an guh sleep. Thank yuh for the memories and have a good night.

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
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Sleep well Nunu, I am heading to bed too

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago

I don’t know that one either Ty

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
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Bush calla loo better than any callaloo or spinach you can ever eat…so flavorful and not much seasoning needed…

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

Who know bush callaloo? Wat a sainting sweet?

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
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Ever had the fruit from the cersie plant?

The Indians call it Karily and the Chinese call it fuga…

You can simply suck the red stuff off the seeds…it is sweet…

Also after removing seeds the fruit is stuffed with seasoned mince then it is either fried, boiled or baked…then sliced and eaten…

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago

Oh my goodness Ty! Mi and my brother use to give the neighbor a headache caws wi use to pick his flowers and drink the nectar out of it, lol

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
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Bees sting me on my lip due to dat same plant…lol…

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Neva had it Ty

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

many sea weeds are used by jcans..not sure of their names…

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Me tuh , and eat de pollen from de hibiscus plant

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

alright more herbs…going to look for pic…
– aphrodisiacs: medina, yohimbe, strong back
– energy: samson or bee bush
– love: love bush or vervine…used for juju…

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

Remember wid guinea hen weed, you have to boil it wid the roots…

http://youtu.be/JhfP0reWS38

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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And mi love de love bush ei si

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

good teas are:
for colds…jack in the bush, guinea hen weed
for diabetes….guava buds
for enhanced sex drive ram goat dash
for worms…pawpaw seeds

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

who remember rose apple?…it love to grow by the river and is very refreshing on a hot day…

who used to pick the small flowers from the pinkish peachish plant and suck out di nectar?

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago

I remember the shame old lady, that use to preoccupy me as a likkle pickney caws mi did haffi touch all a dem fi watch dem close up, lol

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Yuh si how MTH bad?

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara meji

What yuh talking bout teach, wha M galang wid up top?

Obara meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Obara meji

M and de adverts dem Nu

Shell Ty, shell

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

hey Domgoa…

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

who remember putting annato seeds in your oil and use it fi cook run down…lawd mi mouth a water…

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Ah love annotto

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Mi tuh Nunu lol

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

me still use seven seas codliver oil tablet every now and then… so good for your hair, skin, cholesterol and has lots of vitamin D

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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De internet ah give problem, yes Ty as gwine Mek yuh know, de juju haffi appen

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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De internet ah give problem, yes Ty as gwine Mek yuh know, de juju haffi appen caws mi shop ah manhattennn!

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

who remember rubbing donkey eye on concrete and run down your cousin fi burn dem wid it?

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

– who mema shame old lady plant?… you touch the leaves and it close
– who memba duppy gun shot plant?…you drop the pods in water and it pops open with noise

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

whose navel tring plant under a fruit tree?

Domgoa
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Domgoa
6 years ago

Thanks for the shout out Obara, you made me smile. I learned from this post, as a shamanic practitioner i do desire to learn about the flora and fauna. The picture of the mortar and pestle prompted me to want one, along with a book knowledge of plants that I’ve seen online. For i am a spiritual man who believes in all natural medicine. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcBnaA3LpZ4&w=420&h=315%5D

It is such a disgrace what is happening to Amazon rainforest.

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Domgoa

Hey Domgoa

Domgoa
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Domgoa
6 years ago
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Hi NuNu.

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

grung…

my grandmother was a herbalist and still is…i do not talk with her much anymore but she know plants well

– i learnt a lot along the way and always willing to share…i will look up the pics of some plants and post…

– many have to be used in combination, as some are enhancers…
– pure vitamin E oil rubbed on fresh scars will make them flat and heal often without the scar…

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

lol….me have 2 plant outside if you need some leaves…lol

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Domgoa greetings!!

Ty I use shame mi lady in Juju work, court case, lolol

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara meji

nuff a it grow a mi son school…call me when you need a supply…me hope dem no weed it out…lol…when school start back i am going to try ketch a piece and grow it too..

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

– any citrus tree in your yard….especially orange… brings money…
– my grandfather would say, any house with a breadfruit tree will never be hungry..

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Tenk yuh fi tell mi lol

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

– when your plants not doing well…talk to them and bury a penny in the soil, they will perk up for you…
– bisi is wonderful…good for so many things….remember not to drink it more than once a month and that not to drink it right before you do a blood test…it will make the blood test perfect…
– eating orange as your grandparents did when they gave you was done to wish your longe life and prosperity…they also gave a silent prayer and did a chant with it..lol

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
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Yes my grandpa planted orange trees on the roof of his house and he’d peel them and give each of us one when we visited

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Dats why mi ask lol caws mi use it nufffff, lolol

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Students Professor Ty in dah buildingggg!

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

– the gum or stick white goo from pawpaw leaf good for tooth ache
– bonsai trees must also be outside, never inside your house
– who remember the plant name tuna, it is a cacti, that you use on your hair as a conditioner..

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Ah straight Tuna mi use Pon mi hair

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Go inna it Tyyyyyyyyu, I love it!

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

– we grow ginger and lemon grass now…
– Joseph coat good fi have planted outside your house, fi run duppy
– croton plant should NEVER be in your house…only outside..

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Why croton nuffi inside Ty?

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
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if you do not know what you are doing, it will cause contention…it is a plant used for nuff juju…

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago

Man I’ve missed out on so much, I wish I could ask her questions and learn more about my ancestory

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
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she gave you the best gift of all… a strong will and spirit…she is with you NuNu

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

lawd a sorry i missed this interaction earlier…cho

– tamarind bush boiled and bathe wid good fi rash, fever rash, and even measles
– who remember orange wid glucose pon top a sports day fi energy?
– bathing wid baking soda in water good fi clear up eczema
– once a monthe grandma would give me congealed norwegian codliver oil with a tip of eucalyptus oil…I had no colds
– fresh urine poured on jellyfish bite cures the sting and heal the wound

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Keep dem coming Tyyyyyy, mi cudden wait fi yuh come shell

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago

Ty wi coulda distant cousin yes, lol, I wish I could speak kromanti the old maroon language have you ever seen the doc on youtube?

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
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yes i have seen him…the also speak kikango too…

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

hey Nunu, the maroons are special…big up grandma…we maybe family Nunu

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

Hey everyone, missed you all…still catching up from vacation at work… Thank you Obara. For everything…this post I love…it brings back such warm and fuzzy memories…. Padrino, we salute you and honor you…we know you are proud of Obara Meji…we thank you for protecting her, teaching and loving her…. I had a egg holder too…mine was silver, used to love the silver baby spoon more than anything else… I used to eat raw eggs a lot…my grandmother had a fowl coup with a door at the back where you would take out the eggs daily in the morning… We would… Read more »

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
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Yes Ty! Yuh know bout my grandma mother was a maroon suh a mussi that’s where shi get it from

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
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Yes Ty! Yuh know bout my grandma mother was a maroon tuh, suh a mussi that’s where shi get it from

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago

Unoo memba di one bredda pon di bicycle wid di cartoon box of ice cream attached to the back wid wires a bawl out creamy! Creamy!, ice cream cake! Ice cream cake! Dat time deh a 50 cents fi a cone, mi always get the orange

Cami
6 years ago

Me soon return. Obara, MTH and NuNu, thanks for the interaction onu give me brain energy fi go back go do research. Be back

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Ok Cam

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NuNu
6 years ago

Yes Cami, lol couldn’t say nutty buddy as a child with a straight face!

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

As an adult it even sound kinkier…lol

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

lol…remember nutty buddy? from me likkle bit de name bothered me…lol I have eaten them less than 10xs because the ice cream never too up to par.

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

who’s kidko, O?

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

lolol, poor thing get burn. Hair dresser mussy did just a learn fi use it.

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Observation deck! I loved observation deck for reason beside fi fass…and it was fi de KISKO MAN! Fi some reason me get more kisko fi eat up de than any way else. Dem busy a fass and chat till dem nu notice sey kisko man ova sell dem kiski…lol

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Kisko…bout kiski…lol

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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Mi memba waving gallery but was the train for me and my family! When the train pass through the community wi run and wave. Or put the 25 cents on the tracks suh the train wheels roll ova it.

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

I’ll get you one. Moose or Midge could have gone if anything.

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MTH
6 years ago

Nutten neva di a gwan fi unno if unno neva guh a Alpha Bazzar or KC May Fair…Unno neva hat if unno neva guh Coconut Park and Hope Zoo…

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

The last 2 I remember. There’s a picture in somebody album (lol) of me on the hope garden train. My best school trip was to Air Jamaica. If had lived in Jamaica when me did a turn adult I would have worked for Air Jamaica and saved it from its faith…I loved it that much.

Cami
6 years ago

Who remembers the disney socks dem? They were long white socks with a block of color at the knee area wid a disney character on them. Those were my church or going out socks. School socks were navy blue fi match the uniform. Ribbons match the blouse- gingham or plain white and me Hush puppies.

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MTH
6 years ago

Yu neva hat if yu hear neva jherri curls…

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NuNu
6 years ago
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Fi mi jerry curl did tun up! Di front curl and puff up and den di back cut shawt and di miggle ketch up an dwn yuh tie it wid yuh school ribbon and gel dung di “baby” hair dem lol, …but if yuh dare run out a curl activator a di most horrible looking ting

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

NuNu was a “wet head” lolololllllllllllllllllllll just messing wid you. I wanted jerri curl so bad…lol but mums veto that and de hair dresser helped to veto it to.

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NuNu
6 years ago
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Yes Cami!!! When mi come outta hairdressa chair mi bawl suh till mi almost get an asthma attack. Di ooman butcher mi hair!!

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Me like the feeling when me teeth cut de thread…lol I swear I could hear it.

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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

My poor mother haffi continue deh burn di ends a my ribbon almost everyday by time mi reach home a soso strings inna mi hair

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MTH
6 years ago

Teach mi naah follow yu wid di lass comment…Nunu mi love ribbon is a shame. Little M wears ribbons to school now. Big M had to wear it as well.

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

British press say so…mussy did a save a gay friend life and get shot. Me HAVE FI OWN DAT. If a true yu want one?

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago

Unoo use to wear ribbon guh a school?

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Nappy woie

Obara meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Obara meji

Ah doe know it read M

Obara meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Obara meji

My mother use to fix the medicines and bury dem in de ground

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

Most certainly. Red with silver threading or Plain Navy blue. The white with the metallic threading was dress up ribbon.

Me mum bought them by the yards because I always pull dem out put inna next pickney hair or chew pon de ends.

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MTH
6 years ago

Is a yellow chimmy mi did have to…

Di whole a unno inna a gwan like unno shape good…but unno nuh shape good ef unno neva used to weay nappy..

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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Di nappy dem!!!! Wid di big ole pin dem, mi use to sarry fi mi grandma when shi haffi wash mi bredda nappy dem, lol den shi guh accidentally siddung pon one, lawk a mi

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

I had a thing for those pins because of the colors on the head. Dem stick hot bad.

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Unoo use to wear ribbon guh a school?

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago

Yesss M!!!! Mi did have a yellow plastic chimmy unda mi bed!!!

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Maxfield park uniform wS blue so fi mi ribbon dem did blue yuh, lol

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MTH
6 years ago

Cami, just saw your advice for Little M… Mek a tell yu, Little M is not really a sweets person and she stay away from perfume etc..I will keep her away from scented lotion. Mi a guh tek yu advice…

Day nice eeh!!! Teach get wey to rass!!!

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NuNu
6 years ago

Unoo memba mango seed dolly? Di likkle string string dem a did the hair, mi bubbles dem couldn’t hol’ but every clip mi got mi put een deh, lol

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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MTH, memba de dread ful task of carrying out de Tinkin piss pot, nuffi menahan wash it outtttt, sass crisse man!

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

DWLN…….what ‘cute’ dollys you had….lolollllllllll

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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Cami please nuh laugh afta mi mango dolly caws when mi done fix har up not even Barbie hot suh…lol

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MTH
6 years ago

Hands up, if yu used to use chimmy…

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Sey feh to O finga fuss…lol

Me had me own plastic chimmys, then yu had the enamel pail by the backroom door fi night calls. Chimmy dump and rinse and tun dung before face wash. Then later in the morning after kitchen clean dem get a dettol washing, dry and put back in the house before midday.

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MTH
6 years ago

Easer Nunu? Really? A rubba yu use to call it…Nuh badda show off bout eraser…

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Lol, M no sah mi get eena habit fi seh eraser caws when mi ask fi rubba people seh no it’s eraser they call rubber condom

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Eeeh hin MTH, rub a and when ah pen yuh just spit Pon de run a and de pen rub out while tearing up de book, lol

Obara meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Obara meji

Cami oonuh sey Feh, ah bet oonuh ah ketch back de riddim to mi finga, lol

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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara meji

Lol, Obara yuh know how much book mi destroy suh!

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Nunu infant school was Miss Mavis Basic School or Sister Donna Basic School.

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago

Unoo memba school exercise book? Big line and likkle line book, and dem cut the book eena two suh it can serve yuh. All the pencil cut eena two and yuh always want the piece wid the eraser

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

Basic school pickney get dem book cut and pencil bruk inna 2. My granny try me so and de one time she neva do it again!

I bawl, drop a grung and bawl nose naught cause my mother never 1/2 a book me yet. poor likkle gran pick me up and gi me wata think me did ago have fits and gi me me whola book, brush me off and send me off to school vex still. lolol

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MTH
6 years ago

Blood seed, inna tun ova…Mi juss si sey Cami did gane inna di hall. Puss juck..

Cami
6 years ago

Obara, not writing slate…that a slab a granite…lol. Oh gosh a some really poor people pickney use to carry dat come a primary school. De one dem whey live up a mountain and usually have ole people fi parents.

Me slate was that plastic school use with the little chalk board in the middle, clock and 2 rows of beads on a piece of wire to learn to count and subtract.

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NuNu
6 years ago
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Lol, Cami mi memba di bead dem, and sometimes yuh get eena trouble fi pop off di bead dem play wid.lol

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MTH
6 years ago

Teach yu nuh memba di quench aid ad? Nunu dem lunch kit dem was di boss!!!!

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Darn O, thanks fi remind me. I think they killed off Archie last week. I have to go to the comic store this weekend!

My childhood summers in Portmore (1978-79) were spent reading Archie on the veranda and on the beach (Fort Clarence).

We use to leave country and go to Hellshire wid de big pot a rice and peas, french fry chicken, gravey and block a ice go have Sunday outtings.

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Yes fi mi special bowl did red tuh! And one yellow big up plastic cup, gawd bless di drop a drinks yuh get een deh an it warm caws no ice nuh guh een deh. If yuh lucky yuh might get one shave ice wid all the colours mix up eena di clear plastic bag wid a straw

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

lolol…I remember my school cook dem. I only ate one a dem food and it was the bulgar and chicken back…lol

De next one she did ole and crawny and har dumpling dem look like buss wheel. I never eat har food. I boarded with a teacher at teachers cottage so me eat yard food. Dat crawny oman dumpling dem de big boy dem use and play footsie.

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NuNu
6 years ago

Smaddy tie M!!!! Lol, M yuh deh kill mi oooo. Who memba infant school lunch. Stew peas an white rice inna di color plastic bowl and a cup a quench aide!!!!!

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MTH
6 years ago

Cami and Teach si Alan Magnus here:- Hole chune…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od2TI7cDW1M

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Played that over 5xs. Thanks MTH never heard, it love it.

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Lol, u know wha….

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Doan ramp widmi…

Obara meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Yes Cami dem cut de book lol

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
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Bloodcleet…di ad dem…u know me know di whole quench aide ad word fi word…lol

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Nunu cuk nat brush and res polish and good energy! Lol

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Grung @ slate

Obara meji
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6 years ago
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Grung @ slate

Ah what what’s Nunu?

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara meji

Yuh stay deh! Mi nuh dat young mi memba nuff tings!!!!lol

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MTH
6 years ago

Neva seet!!! Unno hole diss unda unno blouses and skirt…Memory lane….

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

lolol, me 40 add year old cousin stop inna har late 20s…it was her true friend…lol an ode to the finger…dwln

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MTH
6 years ago

Cami mi si your pull up (dat mean yu agree fi pay fi di money pull up)…Teach mi a wait pan your pull up mek mi buss it inna di big Thursday yah…(Unno tink mi ramp wid people? A shellings)…

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

IF YU COULD SEE MY FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWWWWW SHUCKS! MTH yu are wickedly GOOD!

Yu should a jus fling Ring Ding inna it to…lol

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MTH
6 years ago

Woiieeeeee mi private area….Teach a me fi pay yu fi datone…Nunu use to crass up!!!! If a laugh inna di big government office….

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Yu and me brother wid de skin feel up…lol Up to today me nu like him siddung nex to me. Him just start pull/pinch pon me upper arm.

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

lol, me know a veranda man. Me had to bathe at noon and at 6 a evening time. Once me bathe a veranda me stuck pon or pon de door steps. Usually me go inna hall go fas wid de buffet things or a read or play (Lady bug books) wid me slate.

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NuNu
6 years ago
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Teach!!! A wha dat!!!!! Lolol

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MTH
6 years ago

Teach, Cami unno guh piss a gwine post a link an unno muss piss up unno self when unno watch. Nunu was a baby suh shi might nuh memba…

Teach an Cami mek sure unno have unno money cause it a guh call fi money pull up…Who waan seet, sey pull up!!!!

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Pull it Up!

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Me a talk bout de one dem whey sail afta me when we come a foreign…lololol Me use to clean dem to and ooopps bruk it if a all one whey did get tek up fi sail afta me.