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I’m an optimist. A true the-glass-is-always-half-fullist. No matter what people say, ah love meh country. That’s why I left all that was available to me in London and returned. I knew it was going to be hard and that people are just waiting to pounce on me if I even allude to regretting my decision and say “Eh heh! Ah tell yuh so. Go back where yuh come from!” Thing is, I come from here. Apart from this column, I try to be a serious journalist and in my assignment travels, I meet so many people who are in awe that I returned, as if living in the place you were born is alien. Ever so often, I’m surprised by a positive reaction to my return. Some people actually understand and applaud me for giving up the life I had in London. I applaud myself everyday and try to find the silver lining in every bad experience that comes my way. Traffic. Can’t get away from that in Port-of-Spain unless you own a stargate. The other day it took me and Hugo (the van, allyuh should know he by now) almost an hour to get from Mucurapo Road to St Vincent Street Cuss? Complain? Get flustered? Nah. Blackberry time. BBM. A bit of Twitter. Responded to some e-mails. Macoed a bit on Facebook. Looked at some pictures of the boy. I did a bit of cleaning too. The boy is a little messy in the car nah. So found a plastic bag under my seat and just picked up some bits and pieces. Then I cleaned out my handbag a little, did some receipt sorting. Was quite a productive hour actually.
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