Thursday, March 21, 2013

Movie Night Pick - The Dark Knight


As you can see, I'm more a fan of the Joker than Batman in this movie. Actually he is the main reason I bought the DVD, but the reason The Dark Knight was listed as a Movie Night Pick is the first scene. Don't remember the scene? Well this should give you a reminder:

It's sad that Heath Ledger died, he was a great actor as he was able to pull this character off so well that you saw pass the fact that it was Heath Ledger, you saw the Joker and the Joker drove this movie.

What I'm loving:
  • The action, they went all out with the action;
  • The Joker
  • Morgan Freeman, cool with strong moral ethics; I loved how he handled the worker who was going to snitch
  • The vehicles were sexy;
  • The Joker's humour;
Check out the trailer below 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Five Tips For Bus Travel In Antigua

Although the amount of registered vehicles in Antigua is in the tens of thousands, a lot of people still depend on public transportation to travel around Antigua. Below are five tips to keep in mind on you next journey by bus:
  1. Always allow extra time for travel. Depending on your final destination, give yourself at least 30 minutes of travel time. This will include walking to the bus stop, waiting for the bus, traveling by bus and walking to your final destination. Nothing is worse than arriving late because you underestimated the time it will take to get there.
  2. Upon enter a bus, greet the passengers and the bus driver with a "Good morning" "Good afternoon" or "Good evening" This is out of common decency and respect for your fellow passengers. It also shows that you still possess the manners you mama taught you.
  3. Keep your music to yourself. Although the speaker quality on the latest cellular phones have gotten better, it doesn't mean you have to share your music with your fellow passengers. The only person who has the right to blast their music in a bus is the bus driver and sometimes his selections are questionable. Your personal choice of music is just that - personal - so use ear buds.
  4. Use ear buds instead of headphones. Although big, chunky headphones are fashionable right now, it's better to travel with ear buds. Ear buds are lighter and take up less space and it is easier to have only one in your ear as opposed to the chunky headphones. You should always be aware of your surroundings as you never know when something will happen and you would have to act quickly. This would be near impossible if you can't hear.
  5. When in doubt give the bus driver a little more than the bus fare. For short trips you can give him $3 and for longer ones $4 (during the day) when you are not absolutely sure of the bus fare. It's better to have them give you back change than have the whole bus waiting for you to pull out extra change.
For many people living in Antigua, traveling by bus is a necessity. It is their only way of getting to and from work and/or school. It also gives individuals a sense of freedom and independence as they don't have to depend on family and friends to drive them around.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Best & The Worst

Everyone in Antigua has had an encounter with the buses that make up our public transportation system. Be it through being a passenger or by sharing the road with them as a driver. Some of these encounters have been great and some have been worst that awful. Because of this, Bus Stop Antigua presents The Best and The Worst.

We invite nominations for the best and worst buses on the roads of Antigua. This will lead to voting online and from the votes, we will identify the best and worst buses in Antigua and the runner ups.

Nominations start on March 15, 2013 and end on March 31, 2013. Voting will start on April 1, 2013 and end on April 15, 2013. For more information, visit The Best & The Worst page.

So if you have a bus that you love or always travel on, nominate it. If there is a bus you will never travel on, nominate it. And if you have a great or awful experience on a bus, post it on our FaceBook page,

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Antigua on YouTube


There is no denying it, with the help of the internet small island folk have an opportunity of showing their talents on the world stage. One way of doing this is through YouTube. According to YouTube,

Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
So who is on YouTube from the small island nation of Antigua & Barbuda? Here is a brief list of Antiguan YouTubers:
This is just a short list and there are even more. Do you know an Antiguan YouTuber? Send me their name and a link to add to the list. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Movie Night Pick - Fast Five

Out of all the Fast & the Furious films, I have only seen two from start to finish, The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift and Fast Five. I will be honest, I did like both movies but I liked Fast Five more. Actually the only thing I liked about Tokyo Drift was the Asian guy who was in the original movies. I know I should be hating on these movies because the portray women as eye candy with the shortest and tightest of clothing, but then the male eye candy makes of for it.

What I find funny is the way that these characters come back to life, the Asian guy died in Tokyo Drift, but there he was healthy and cool in Fast Five. Then in the new movie the Girl Fight chica comes back to life after dying in the Fast and the Furious 4. I can't wait to see what spin they put on her death because in this movie they acknowledged that she was dead.

Anyhoo, back to this movie night pick:

What I'm loving:
  • The action, they went all out with the action;
  • The actors, partly for their acting, partly for their je ne sait quoi;
  • The cars, I won't even go into them because I would need a whole post;
  • The twist in the story line, it kept the movie going;
  • The scenes of Brazil, which was both gritty and beautiful;
Check out the trailer below:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Golden Moments

Growing up, my family only had ABS, Antigua & Barbuda Broadcasting Station, and although I was able to still find something to watch, one of my memories of that station is the Benson & Hedges 555 Commercials. It's amazing I never picked up the desire to smoke, LOL. That is one of the funny things about life, 25 years ago there would be commercials for cigarettes and now you can't smoke in buildings and packs of cigarettes display warning labels that cover half of the package. It's also amazing that people still smoke despite those warnings.

Forgive me I meander a lot. I mentioned the Benson & Hedges commercial because it had a woman coming out of the ocean, bathed in golds and browns. Then a couple months ago, my sis and I were at the beach, and the sun was setting. In that moment our little patch of paradise became a Benson & Hedges commercial. Sometimes life imitates art and we just have to stop and enjoy that moment in time because there is no guarantee that you will have it again.

I couldn't find the exact 555 commercial, but here are a couple I found on YouTube