I am Dancing Abroad before I Dance a Yard Thanks to GT Network

The blog title is my own play on a Jamaican proverb I grew up hearing.

Learn fi dance a yaad before yuh dance abraad.
TRANSLATION:Learn to dance at home before you dance abroad.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Try perfecting a skill in private before displaying it in public.

Well being my unruly self (like my hair) I had to dance abroad before I danced at home & I have to thank GT Network based in Trinidad & Tobago for that one dance.



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#ShannyVal: Carnival in Jamaica (Beach Jouvert)

I know Jamaica Carnival ended more than a month ago but I had so much work on my plate, I didn’t have the time to really sit down & do my experience justice in a blog post. Finally, my work load has eased & I am able to share the joy that was my Carnival Week!


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My Sugarplum Box Experience

The word Carnival is what sold me on subscribing to my first Sugarplum box. I don’t even remember how I actually discovered this service but I am so glad I did. I am also very happy that my first subscription box EVER was Caribbean based.

This box was a collaboration between Sugarplum box (which based is Jamaica) & TabancaBox (which is based in Trinidad & Tobago).

I ordered my box in February & was given a month to pay. After payments delivery was done about 2 week after (only because of the long holiday weekend).

Prior to delivery, I received email updates about the status of my delivery.

Delivery was very easy! The box was literally delivered at my office door.

Now to my box! Unfortunately I didn’t remember to snap a pic with my box but I was just too excited to open it.

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What A Gyal Love Soca: My I Love Soca Boxing Day 2015 Experience

At the start of December, I had made the decision that I was not going to party at all for the rest of the year, however, I changed my mind when my friend Francine told me she wanted to go to I Love Soca.

This was my second I Love Soca & so my preparation was much better than my last. We actually brought a small igloo this time!


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I’m Featured on 13thStreetPromotions!


In November, I was given the pleasure of collaborating with the award winning Entertainment blog 13thStreetPromotions.com on a weekly feature called Mixtape Rave.

Mixtape Rave is where I share mixtapes across all genres that I have been enjoying over the past week.

If you are a mixtape lover like me you will enjoy this feature!

Check out Week 1, Week 2 , Week 3Week 4, Week 5 & Week 6!

Feel free to share with me your favourite mixtapes & show the DJs & Artistes featured some love!


Peace & Love