- hello Jordana Thomas
- Username: jordanaferial
- In response to: "What was the comfort food you enjoyed most growing up?" Pickled mango chow from Trinidad
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- My Ancestors' Stories
The record keepers in Trinidad burnt down many years ago. My family has tried to do extensive genealogy but this has hindered us.
My mother's father was of Chinese descent, but we don't know if he was born there. He met his wife in Trinidad.
She is mixed race, a spattering from different small islands (and at some points we believed European latin) and she also has native blood of the people who settled on the islands first (Caribbean version of American Indians)
My grandfather was born in India, Kerala. His ancestors were of Syrian descent and were part of the St Thomas Christians some of you may have heard of. A quick search of google has found me this. http://www.ananthapuri.com/kerala-history.asp?page=christian This is probably the most boring thing I know about my grandad. I only met him once.
My grandmother is a bag of confusion. Brown skin, orange hair and green eyes, her grandparents were predominantly white. French and German descent is all we know for definite and we figure her Creole background may be to do with the mixing pot that is Trinidad. She met my grandad in England. They had 7 kids before getting divorced. My grandad was the youngest of 7, and in Indian tradition it meant that he was the heir of his family. He left that and ran away, travelling the world- returning after a failed marriage and 7 kids to re-settle (without his would be passed on wealth and masses of land) in Kerala.
If I could change anything about these four people, it would be that I could be the same age as them in their younger years- especially my grandad.
- Would I Live Forever? Well yes...but how?
If all goes to plan as stated by the Mormon church, then I would have no problem with this answer. As it goes I have some issues that are stopping me from being able to be one of the people who, when the chaos starts, will be able to breathe a little better than the others.
As a short introduction; my biggest and greatest fear is death. Bloody ridiculous. It's like having arachnaphobia, which I also have. Gutted. My fear of death outweighs my fear of spiders. If I was in my own room 101, I would pretend the room was full of spiders. Not full of machines to ensure my death.
Last half of this introduction, I am a drifiting member of the church I stated above. I have no problems with this religion, infact if I could choose what Christian religion I could choose to believe due to it's generosity, beliefs and fun factor- it would be this church. However, I have had my own problems with members of the church which push me away, have a big problem coming to terms with an organised religion (which is hypocritical of me as Jesus is organisation) and am well on my way to marrying someone who is not and never will be a member. And deep down I want and don't want him to be involved in this church.
Now, mormons don't believe in hell, nor do they believe that if you aren't a member of their church you won't get into heaven. If you're a good person, devoid of any religion, I've heard it said you will get a lot higher in terms of Celestial Glory than actual members. I like that about this church- no fear of the end.
Sigh... now some more background. (Mostly) all Christian religions believe that in the last days when Jesus comes back , the Earth will be covered in fire and the evil will burn. Mormons read this as people who know how they should be but aren't necessarily doing it. Read evil as lazy...kinda. When this happens (if, if you are insistant on reading your own beliefs into this) I'm gone, that's it.
Death and then an eternity searching for someone that I won't find, although it's said to be a beautiful place- I'm sure for me- it'll be my version of hell.
After this, the good members and non members will live on the Earth. People will not suffer death but will be changed in the "twinkling of an eye." Beautiful. Probably doesn't make sense. Here is something that might explain.
"Elijah, like Enoch, was translated without seeing death. He was taken up into heaven which represents the paradise of God. He was removed from the pain of this fallen world into the bliss and joy of paradise."
That's what I want, which won't happen due to the choices I can't help but make.
I'd never live forever if everyone else still had to die. But I really, really don't want to go through death.
Religion lesson and fear thoughts over.
- 5 Things I'm Looking Forward to This Week
Going Home to my sleeping Boyfriend
Playing on my Xbox
Falling asleep while my cat licks my face
Going Green- e'ryday this week.
My Birthday...I guess
Only one I could elaborate on. Turning 24 this weekend, full week of birthdays and celebrating starting (kinda) with my boyfriends and ending with my 3rd Birthday Outing. Have arranged a week of cheap going out for all my friends, only bummer is that it's predicted to snow on my birthday. Meaning cold, which is sucky for me... but also means I am forced indoors to enjoy the warmth which I wouldn't complain against. The week after is the one I'm looking forward to the most. Everyone important can make that one over my Birthday-day, so no complaints. My only tiny incy slight....sorrow/annoyance....no the word is imperceptibly peeved-ed-ness, is that my mum couldn't find me a hat I've always wanted back from California.
I have everything else I could possibly need/desire at this moment in time anyway with my Xbox, iPhone, Kitten and Boyfriend (order as you wish.) Even got an iPad on the way!