Scratchie\’s World

School Done!!! Other stuff in life to write about now….

What Next?

We have a new government and we seem to have gotten most of the election queries out of the way. The new government has settled in and I will not say how they are doing since 1 month in office is way too short to give them a fighting chance to do anything except surveying the mess that they are now charged with cleaning up. Frankly speaking I’m not gonna hold my breath. Seems that they will be holding to their promise of returning school fees paid for all students in primary and high schools. Question is “When?” What I do notice is that the new set of ministers appear to be hands on and I’ll let you know if that continues.

I’ve started playing badminton again. I never knew that there were so many muscles in the body that could cause serious pain. I recognize vividly that my competitive days are over. Strictly recreational badminton for for me. ūüėÄ (not that I was very competitive to begin with)

Well it would seem that my status at school is finalized. All grades have now been entered and I am slated to graduate on 3 November. I did the necessary¬†registrations yesterday and will go back up to campus to complete the process later in the week.¬†I thought that this semester was my worst at school¬†but final results didn’t affect my GPA too badly at all. All in all I’m quite pleased with the results. It seems so strange after going up there for so long and slaving through classes and assignments that I’ve finally completed the course. It was so weird to be up there looking about putting the place behind me. I couldn’t help but feel relieved that it’s over and feeling a little¬†sorry for those students who still have to deal with the whole school thing.

In all honesty, I enjoyed my time at university. The work was rough and there were some challenges but in a very twisted way the enjoyment came from dealing with those challenges. ¬†My topic is What’s next? The answer…I have no idea. I know that I do not want to enroll in a Masters programme. Initially I wanted to do a hybrid degree with focus on the IT side of HR so maybe now is a good time to take on the IT challenge. I’m considering some career specific programmes maybe I’ll go study networking. Any suggestions? There must be something out there for a computer focused HR person to study.

N.B. I had promised to post some photos of my trip. I’m having a little problem locating my cable for the camera. ūüė¶ I hope I haven’t left it in NY. As soon as I find it (or heaven forbid, have it sent to me) I’ll post them.

A little Jamaican Humour for you all:

The National Poetry Contest had come down to two, a

Yale graduate and a Jamaican Rastaman.


They were given a word, and then allowed two minutes

to study the word and come up with a poem that

contained the word.


The word they were given was “Timbuktu”.


First to recite his poem was the Yale graduate.


He stepped to the microphone and said:


Slowly across the desert sand,


trekked a lonely caravan;

Men on camels two by two,


Destination –¬†¬†Timbuktu.


The crowd went crazy!


No way could the Rastaman top that, they thought.


The Rastaman calmly made his way to the microphone

and recited:


Me and Tim a huntin’ went.


Met three whores in a pop up tent.


They was three, and we was two,

so I bucked one, and Timbuktu.



Till I come back this way, take care.



October 2, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. well congrats on finishin up the degree. i say take a few months off, study your options thoroughly before reembarking on the journey.
    and dont give up on the badminton, a few outings will get you back into shape

    Comment by jdid | October 2, 2007 | Reply

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Congrats on your upcoming graduation.

    Comment by Jamaican Dawta | October 3, 2007 | Reply

  3. Welcome. Stop by again anytime.

    Comment by scratchie | October 3, 2007 | Reply

  4. So my yute, when next we ‘buck’ (pun on your joke) up, I can buy you a graduation drink! Congrats.

    Know that joke well, just that I know it told from a slightly different slant.

    Comment by Dr. D. | October 3, 2007 | Reply

  5. just do some IT … it will work itself out. Timbuktu… timbuktree… timbukfor… tim will buk more … WTF .. yow mi gone yaw…

    Comment by bobby | October 3, 2007 | Reply

  6. Congratulations, Scratchie. Admirable how U balanced work, family (parenting, et al) and school. Jdid’s got a point: tour de buffet a bit, B4 U choose what U’ll next bite into.

    Comment by Melody | October 3, 2007 | Reply

  7. My yute, I am so proud of you. When I did my stint, no kids were in the picture, so while I have an idea of what you went through, I still can’t truly fathom the stuff you went thru. All I can say now is, “BIG UP!”. As some said earlier, take your time before making a studying plunge again.
    Consider self employment too…. if you can find your niche, that can be very rewarding. At the same time, these are words from one who has not yet found his niche to exploit, so take what I say with a grain of salt. Again, big up Sir Scratchie! Bless! ūüôā

    Comment by mad bull | October 3, 2007 | Reply

  8. Congratulations!! A family and studying is hard work – kudos!

    That poem is filled literary superiority…No lie! I can see so many subtleties that suggests much deeper thought!


    Comment by The Dutch Pot | October 4, 2007 | Reply

  9. Congratzzzzzz again..I know you would miss school..I knew it:)

    Comment by kami | October 7, 2007 | Reply

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