Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Pig bladders and devils

its the time of year when its permitted to hit people with pig bladders.......carnival month most cities have their own unique way of doing things....

Friday, 13 February 2009

Dominican Life

I have no commentary about these pictures they just made me
Here is the link to my other pictures

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Did Benjamin Press Your Button ?

Well I just finished watching this "rather too long" film and was wondering what others thought about all the fuss about it .I mean we got the gist of it in the first half hour ie person born old /gets younger then we wait for a long time to see what happens at the end .

The special affects at the beginning were well done and the film was in general a well made film, but somehow I just wanted to giving the leading lady a good slap.

There was a large period where Brad didnt seem to get any younger then suddenly he was a child again then the film ended and we didnt really connect with any character or learn anything - overall I would probably have enjoyed it more if it hadnt been hyped as a better film than it actually was

Dont even get me started on "revolutionary road" lol

Anyway to keep this thread Domincan Republic related here are some films about the Dominican Republic that I enjoyed despite their obvious faults (IE time of the butterflys being remarkable in the fact there didnt seem to be any Dominicans in it lol)

In the time of the butterflys

The feast of the goat


Cambio/Change Up

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

While Australia Burns

Here in the Dominican Republic we have had rain almost every day for over a month and exceedingly heavy rain for the last two weeks

Fortunately I live on a hill, but a lot of Domincans in the lower lying areas have had their homes flooded with loss of life near the rivers.

The rains seem to be never ending at the moment, although we have been told better weather is on the way by Thursday (fingers crossed)

If you are coming to the Dominican Republic on holiday please try to pack a few little extras which can be donated to various places .......things such as childrens clothes, shoes school equipment and such like is appreciated anytime, but especially now. You can find out where to donate these things by going to and asking where there is a local collecting areas