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VI Calypso Competition

Friday, April 29th, 2005

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After the 4 am J’ouvert, I was pretty beat. Came home and zonked out. I’ve been trying to get some scenic shots to add to the prior entries but it has been overcast for most of the day. Soooo, I hung around the house and did the bum thing. One of the sideline activities for Carnival is the VI Calypso Competition. Haven’t really listene to any professional Calypso so it sounded interesting.
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J’ouvert

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

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4:00 a.m. BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Actually, it wasn’t too bad waking up. I was actually happy it was time to get up, its not like I had to go to work. Working sucks. Why do people work. If I had to wake up at 4:00 am to go to work, I would be on the verge of mass depression. Even though the official start time was 4:00 am, I am a long enough resident to understand “Island Time.” I figured 4 means 5 so I worked it out to hit it around 5. Headed down to the Waterfront and noticed the lack of people. Now there were people walking around and there was decent traffic, but nowhere close to what I would consider a lot based on something as large as Carnival. Well, my “Island Time” still needs to be dialed in. Although the crowds increased there was still no dancing or even any music. We just sat there and sat there saying “good morning” to a few people I knew. Around 7:30 the music kicked on, finally. Now an added benefit to island life is the surprise rain storms. As soon as the music started, it was like a rain switch turned on. We got drenched but it only added to the fire. It was cool when a rainbow popped up. Anybody who plans on doing the J’ouvert, let me clue you in on some helpful hints.
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St. Thomas Carnival 2005

Thursday, April 28th, 2005
parade.JPG What good timing for taking a vacation before I quit my job. I get to go to Carnival. Usually when I am working, the job comes first. Two hurricanes, Office Max ... [Continue reading this entry]

Virgin Islands the Steverspective

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
panorama st 1.jpg Since I have a week left at work and then a free month of rent, I guess I will use the time to practice my blogging skills by writing about ... [Continue reading this entry]

What am I doing

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005
Old Steve- Christmas 200(?) I phone home “Merry Christmas, oh yea I moved, here’s my new address.” In regards to vacation, my last few have involved driving Key West to Miami (MIA) heading over to the Interntional departure area and picking ... [Continue reading this entry]

Now about me…

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005
CUBA PASSPORT.jpg Good morning/afternoon/night (it’s a Virgin Island thing.) My name is Steven Kazuo Nakano. Currently I live in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. I’m 37 years old and a third ... [Continue reading this entry]

Bio

Monday, April 25th, 2005
Copy of a 002 a-1.jpg Instead of a bio about me (I'm sure you'll get enough about "me" in the upcoming year), I would like to just dedicate this space to ... [Continue reading this entry]