Category: Jamaica

10 Years on YouTube

Ten years ago I uploaded my first video to YouTube. Like any YouTuber that has ever YouTubed, it is of course… an embarrassing video. In...

How to Love a Jamaican

The written word is a powerful thing. The now cliche Edward Bulwer-Lytton quote that “The pen is mightier than the sword” is well known by...

Pre-launch Log

I’m sitting here in the darkness tired; the last few weeks have been a blur and almost nothing has happened or felt like I imagined...

Kingston to Ama-cho

So there I was sitting in the barber chair trimming my mini fro when the phone rings. It’s the Japanese Embassy! I’m congratulated told to...

My 1st Genealogy Report

I recently paid to have a Genealogy report done on myself. For a long time, I wanted to learn more about my family and those...

Japanese Calendar Festival 2017

The Annual Japanese Calendar Festival returned in 2017 at a new venue; the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. I attended with my family as its...

Protoje – Blood Money: Lyrics and Video

“This song is so socially relevant, people connect to it on first listen. It’s speaking about things that are collectively on all of our minds,...

Best of Jamaipanese.com from 2016

Time continues to move quickly! 2016 has come and gone and I would say it was a good year for me. I managed to achieve...