Gladfiseeyu Jamaica

It's been about 7 years since my last trip to the motherland, and this was the saddest.

We miss you Grandma G!

This is the first thing you see after going through immigration. Smiles were on our faces.


This was the first time I was at Grandma's house with my little cousins who are now taller than me! Uncle Steve was showing us how to make necklaces from the flowers off Grandma's property.

We hit up Linstead Market for some spices.

Purple scotch bonnets? YIKES

This is Jamar. His grandmudda sold us corn. 

The KFC in Jamaica is so good. It might seem odd, but this is usually a request to go to when we are on the island.

$500 JA = $5 USD

$1000 JA = $10 USD

Lengi has worked for my grandma for over 15 years, if you need a coconut, he'll cut it for you (with a machete) ASAP.

On the day of my Grandma's funeral I found out she has 4 peacocks on the property! 

My little cousins were feeding dog food to the peacocks.

Sugar cane selfie! 

My Dad loves ice cream! There were 16 orders of ice cream cones, Dad was the first to get served, I was one of the last. 

Pretty cool to see Usain Bolt at the airport running to his gate just like the rest of us.

Mona and I were stoked to go to the supermarket in Jamaica and bring home JA snacks from our childhood back to America.

For Easter weekend I drove up to the Boston area with my cousin and his family. We were very close to running out of gas. This was a victory picture.

We saw lots of reenactments since Patriot's Day was right around the corner.

We stayed at my cousin-in-law's Mom's house, her name is Grammie! at one point Grammie parked the car as I was with the older girls, I got a phone call -- "Hi Grammie, where are you?".. "I'm on the side where the British are retreating" .. "Okay, I'll see you soon"

Just hanging out in a Boston bar with my cousin and this gnome

The gnome was saying the right things 

I got in trouble for having my phone out when it was time to eat. It's hard to explain my need to instagram this delicious crab benedict to an 8 year old.

My cousin's kids are sweetie pies!

I hid the Easter eggs around the yard and it was the youngest daughter to find the eggs on the beamer doors!

Brandon said I could drive the porsche. It was a little fun, but mostly terrifying. 

Jackie got us tickets to the American Comedy Awards. We saw Amy Poehler take a selfie with the cast of HBO’s VEEP. Hannibal Buress was schmoozing with Bill Hader. Key & Peele were so handsome in their suit and ties. Sir Patrick Stewart is hysterical and loves viral videos as much as we do.

Chris Rock presented Bill Cosby with the Johnny Carson Award. Craig Robinson was the music director and kept us dancing in our black tie dress code.

Jackie texted me about a STREET FAIR by her apt!

I just love any excuse to eat corn. 

I had a candy apple for the first time! I was raised by Jamaicans, there are a lot of American things I am still JUST experiencing. Anyways it tasted like candy..and an apple.. I get it.


Barrymore, soup dumplings, rotting out, paint it black, reggie and the full effect, i am the avalanche, korean food, and mad SO CAL LOVE

I saw Julia Gulia at B&N 

Jackie and I had Valentine's Dinner at a place called "The Shady Lady" 

I introduced Jackie to soup dumplings at one of my favorite Chinatown spots, her reaction "Your culture is so delicious" - the next night she took me to Little Italy for her culture's dinner.

Ileana and I caught up on each other's lives over korean fried chicken and spicy noodles. I gotta take my BK darling to Queens soon.

We didn't buy this gem, but it was under consideration.

I see you Invader

Reggie and the Full Effect!!!! All the lyrics came back so easily

Elena prefaced this "I got a new record, don't be jealous"

My cousin Kameeka and I met up at Shake Shack in the Grand Central Terminal 

Rotting Out's singer had short shorts on and no front teeth. Gnarly front man!

I met up with Greg and Tommy at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. It was all our first times at this warehouse that had bars, arcade, "cool" brooklyn shopping vendors, mini golf, gourmet food spots and a venue space.

We came to the bazaar to see a free Paint It Black show!

Margaritas in cactus glass time! We found a new delicious happy hour spot. Shrimp tacos were A+

This girl gets it

This shirt is vintage now :/

Something about this dumb graffiti had me rollin laughing.

Bae caught me dancing

Celeste was visiting from Canada!! Internet friend becomes IRL friend!

Turntable Mad for Chicken --- we got the korean fried chicken, potato twister and pork belly salad

I Am The Avalanche released a new album, played at Webster Hall. so good.. always

I went out to LA/OC to visit some homies. This became my life for 4 days.

Baby carriers are so much fun! Angela's babies are so sweetums.

Albatros used to be open 24 hours, but then there were stabbings and now they have normal hours / we can't have nice things. The carne asada burrito and fish taco are the truth. 

This little princess was my #1 motivator of the trip! Evelyn is 4 months old and such a good baby. Barely cries unless she's hungry or wants to be held. Mad chill baby

I was Candy Crushing with Mason and kept hearing Jackson say "quarters are my eyes .. quarters are my eyes" and then I look up to see this.

Now that In-N-Out is a novelty since I'm never on the west coast, I completely forgot that I hate animal style fries/their fries in general. I tried the secret chilis on my burger and it was too hot for me. I think Shake Shack might be winning the debate. However In-N-Out workers remain the nicest in the fast food game.

Morgan was trying to take my nail polish off.. whatever works to keep him from screaming

The Marilyn Mon Roll was A++++++++

We did the ole friendship switcheroo where Angela and Danny meet up to swop me! Danny and Uhnet took me to Donut Friend, the Donut shop owned by producer Mark Trombino. AWESOME place that I read about before .. my donut was "The Starting Lime" A++++++++++++++

Danny and Uhnet's rooftop is so sweet. There is a doggy park (in addition to other dope amenities). I got to meet their new puppy Max.

Typical korean maneuver to have a happy face in their technical design :) this was for one of the burners at Korean BBQ

They did the cooking for us! I've done KBBQ before and we did the cooking... but this was nice.

Thanks for the puppy kisses Max!

Caught bae driving to Huntington Beach. See you on the east coast soon brotha!

Andrew looked up this place in Huntington Beach called Kelly's Donuts and Burgers that had pastrami breakfast burritos!

The blueberry cronut was OUTSTANDING A+++++++++++++++++++ The counter boy was very sweet, ALL the boys of Orange County are very sweet.

We stopped for Costco gas and I hopped out to capture this beautiful display of ice plants.

Gold watches and tigers.. baby swag y'all

I love watching these kids grow. They put up with my photo ideas and silly stories. "Hold my hand like this and don't smile" -- "why felicia?" -- "NO SMILING" ---- I'll forever be their asian nanny! 

My baby mamas sometimes forget to paint their toes because they have little mouths to feed and so I will paint them for you!! This was my first parking lot pedi, but for real doe, I care about your toes gf.

Thanks to Evelyn, Morgan, Jackson, Mason, Angela, Andrew, Danny and Uhnet for making this Southern California trip a success! I love you guys!!


Mexican street corn, homies, Knick's game, TLC, and Super Bowl Blvd

MexiBBQ in Astoria has one of the most delicious Mexican Street Corns ever. If you want to experience it, let me know, I will go there with you any day of the week.

Ran into Neil in Brooklyn at the Teen Agers show. I'm trying to collect as many pictures of us for Brody so in 20 years when he understands what life is, he'll know how chill his godparents are.

Cop that new Teen Agers jam from Anchorless Records!

Almost had an altercation with Rick about our matching flannel.

Greg is back in NYC!



Biggest box of Jordans I ever did see. NYC is wild, always got that new, bigger exclusive.

I took my sister to experience the mexican street corn at MexiBBQ. SHE LOVED IT

I've reached the ELITE status on Yelp! It might not mean much to you, but on a geeky yelp level, this rules.

yeee hawwwwwwwwwwww. we see you carmelo! we see you metta world peace! we see you angry dunk chandler! Jackie and I laughed so hard when we saw Kris Humphries on the court. 

Jackie, my Knicks game partner in crime.

Madison Square Garden is a lot more smaller/intimate than you think.

I got tix to see TLC at VH1's Super Bowl Blitz concert series. I casually asked Jackie "Sooo after work do you want to see TLC tonight?" We ended up being a part of the opening intro with Nick Cannon and a drum line??? He's really small in person.

Teleported to 1996 and lost our damn minds. Thank you VH1! We had a blast!

T-Boz and Chili are still sooooooooo sexy and cool. Brought out all the hits, and at the end "This goes out to forever.." MEANT TO BE!~~

A guy on the subway asked if he liked the Broncos....nah

Since the Super Bowl is next door in New Jersey, the NFL took over Times Square/Broadway for Super Bowl Boulevard. For 4 days Super Bowl Boulevard was filled with football events, meetngreets with players, and a 60 foot Toboggan Run (part fun, part terrifying). 


goodbye 2013, hello 2014

Quite often the Empire State Building changes colors. Rasta color night was right before Thanksgiving.

Mona and I have never been to a crawfish boil-- try something new as they say -- WELP we learned very quickly we don't like crawfish, and popping off their little heads from their weird little bodies isn't fun. The shrimp and other stuff was good. will def be back to THE BOIL

The StubHub TicketOak is a FLIRT

Scott came to NYC and another internet friend became IRL friend. I think we clocked 10 years of internet friendship? Cheers to 10 more!

Bless her heart

Buddah be trippin

Snow in NYC is beautiful and then it sucks. sucks sucks sucks.

At Jackie's work event drinkin free champagne. Door girl asked if I was on the list, I said nah and she let me in #useless

Papaya Dog on the menu

right before he asked my sister to marry him!!

He proposed on the Top of Rockefeller center! I was up there taking incognito pictures of the engagement.

Leonard sent me a replica SF giants championship ring!! HOOOO WEEEEEEEEEEE

We found our dear SF friend Beard Papa in NYC. It was good to see this bearded fool.

Uniqlo tree oh Uniqlo tree, how lovely are your branches.

Jeff always gets in this position THINKING I'm going to give him a belly rub. nah lil cat, keep dreaming

When my Dad picked me up at the Ft.Lauderdale airport, he immediately handed me this jerk pork/chicken mix! 

The frontface camera on the iPad is really amazing

The Walmart McDonalds in West Palm Beach is Star Wars themed.

She started wedding dress shopping. THIS IS NOT THE DRESS

It's really exhausting but very magical -- THIS IS NOT THE DRESS

1 dozen Jamaican Beef Patties (8 mild, 4 hot) Mmmmm...this is my childhood

Got to spend time with Kiersten and Brody in South Florida!

Even Publix's twitter is a pleasure.

I just want to document this family all the time. They are so beautiful.

I wrote a song for Brody.

Eric has the best mugs/glassware

My godson is the sweetest white angel baby this side of the Mississippi.

He already has a collection of postcards from me. I'm that crazy auntie who will send snailmail for all of his life.

My sister got down on one knee and asked me to be her Maid of Honor. I SAID YES!!!!!!!!

I mean, I didn't have a choice. When I came out the womb in 1988, 4 year old Monalisa looked at me and said "there's my maid of honor" -- had this title locked down for years.

moscato + cupcakes with strawberries in the middle? COME ON Y'ALL

We went to Schnipper's Quality Kitchen, very enjoyable. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


RUDE - New project series

perf gif, thanks buzzfeedThe RUDE series all started when my sister was on a phone conference for a really long time, and I was being neglected. As the little sister, I had to act out. Was it inappropriate because I love my sister? Maybe, but a series was a born with the juxtaposition of things/people I like and a middle finger. 

Some things I actually don't like, for instance Houston airport, Alex Rodriguez, Jackie's cat. 

My sister thinks middle fingers are rude. I hope you enjoy. RUDE

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