Helen - the Germaican (German Jamaican)

by Helen
(Naumburg, Germany)

I have found your web page by chance - I am excited! You did a good job! I'm a passionate admirer of your beautiful island. No, I was never there. Don't travel at all.

It started harmlessly. A friend visited the USA and I asked for an email address to improve my English skills. I got an address.
Years later, I learned WHO was my penpal: a former Jamaican singer!

I became curious about his music and about this little island.

I started to learn everything about reggae, mento, ska, rock steady and, and, and. If you want to understand reggae lyrics, you must also know Jamaican patois. This is quite difficult for an old German lady, lol, so I struggle with dictionaries and grammar books.

I know almost more about the Jamaican history than about the German history. Hahaha, if you ask a German, he would say Pocomania is a new Japanese cartoon, a Rasta is a junkie and Science is something what you can learn at the university.

Nevertheless I still know so little and I hope to learn much more!

Meanwhile I love this distant island and I live there in my dreams.

Wellesley's Note:
Wow! So hearty to hear from you Helen. Welcome to the family my friend, the MIJ family. We certainly feel the passion. Please continue to share the love and keep us posted with Jamaican happenings from your side, as much as we continue to keep you connected to your dream island -Jamaica. Love and Thnx.

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Jun 01, 2012
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Helen - one more Jamaican
by: cheryl

Hello Helen - am happy that you are happy in acquiring your new status 'Germaican' :)

you should also find out about the history of German labourers who came here in the 18th century to present day - you will find that very interesting - who knows you may have some ancestors :)

Continue to enjoy being one of us :)

Regards,

cheryl

Jun 01, 2012
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I know how u feel
by: Gemma-sue

Helen, it is so nice to hear of your love for Jamaica. I too love the island. From a young age the sounds of reggae music filled my childhood home.

My mother who is part native indian and white loved reggae. My white father also enjoyed the music. It wasn't until I was a little older did I realise my love for reggae and Jamaica. My aunt married a Jamaican and I was the only niece to feel at home around jamaicans.

At 19 I met a jamaican boy in my hometown, we dated and almost 2 years later we married. I started to cook the food (I do everything from chicken foot to curried goat) I played all the music and I visited family in jamaica.

The island is beautiful and a place I would live. I've already looked for accommodation to purchase. I love the island so much that for my 10th wedding anniversary next year I am hoping to renew my vows in ocho Rios.

Jamaica is a fun place, with a beautiful landscape and beautiful people. If there wasn't so much unneccessary violence the island would be paradise. Big up jamaica the little island with a big personality.

May 03, 2012
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Thank you Wellesley!
by: Anonymous

I am happy that I am now a "Germaican"! What a nice word. Hope to meet many interesting people here.
One Love
Helen

May 02, 2012
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I would like to write to Helun
by: Rachael Graham

When I was living in England I taught English as other Language to none English speakers, 'I wouldn't mind Helen getting in touch with me. It's nice to know she live here in her dreams, I kept dreaming that I came home many times and couldn't find my passport to go back to England. Now I am home God is good.
www.rachaelgraham.com

Thanks Wes
God Bless

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