JCI WorldCongress in India

In a few hours I will start my journey to Bharat desh, India, Land of half of my ancestors…… :). It should be about a hundred years ago that my mother’s grandparents (adji & adja) came to Suriname; to seek a better future in what they thought would be the Land of Shri Ram.

So they set foot on ground many years ago, worked very hard, and had a fulfilling live here in Suriname. From my mother’s side I’m the third generation born in Suriname. From my father’s side I’m also third generation in Suriname, from an immigrant from China. (So mainly my ancestors are both from India & China).

And so in about 24 hours from now I will set foot on ground in the place my great-grandparents came from, to be part of a very interesting and promising event.

I will participate with the JCI World Congress in New Delhi, India, this will be my second World Congress. This year I was selected as Head Trainer for one of the JCI Presenter courses which will be organized, Assistant Trainer for JCI Admin, and I will also be conducting one of my own seminars. The most exciting news for me will be that this will help me to achieve one very important goal I’ve set for myself within JCI, to be ITF by the end of 2008. 

I am all excited about this trip, and looking forward to a very successful trip. I am planning to enjoy my stay in India and of course to enjoy meeting my friends from all over the World, making new friends, and of course…see what business opportunities will be there for me this time…….


Jamaica – Land of Springs

Out of Many, One People
Jamaica is amongst the countries I’ve always wanted to visit. And just like the law of attractions says, if you want something bad (or good :)) enough, you will eventually get it. And yes, tomorrow I will travel to Trinidad (the country I consider to be my second home in the Carribean), and Tuesday  I will set foot on the “Land of Springs”.

Jamaica has been on top of my list thanks to some of the biggest music idols i’ve had in my life, including Bob Marley, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Shabba Ranks, Shaggy and Sean Paul. If a country can produce so many top world artists, there must be something very special about it.
So i’m glad to be visiting Jamaica, smell tha aire, feel the vibe and get inspirated. Who knows what artistic talents of mine will appear when I walk on the Jamaican ground.

I am visiting Jamaica on invitation of JCI West Indies, who are organizing their National Convention in Sunset Grande, Jamaica. This is one of the wonderful opportunities I have as JCI Trainer. I will be heading the team, consisting of my friends Wayne Cadogan from Barbados and David Knight from Jamaica, that will conduct the JCI Presenter training on October the 15th. This will be the second time I work with Wayne & David, and I just know that this time I will enjoy it as much as I did last year in St Vincent & the Grenadines.

Jamaica, A here me a come!