Stephanie Lyew, Youthlink Writer
Jamaica 50th Word of the Week
This word is used to describe someone's weak behaviour or matters that are considered mediocre or inferior.
Quote of the week
"Rowing harder doesn't help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction." - Kenichi Ohmae (corporate strategist)
Joke of the week
A journalist interviewed a doctor of a mental hospital.
Journalist: "How do you determine whether to admit a patient or not?"
Doctor: "Well, we first fill a bathtub with water to the top. Then give a teaspoon, a glass and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub."
Journalist: "Obviously, a normal person would use a bucket because it's bigger!"
Doctor: "No! A normal person would pull the drain plug."
Admit this idiot in Ward No 21!
Discussion topic of the week
Is it possible to be in love with more than one person?
Tina Wilson: A person can't be in love with two persons at once. A person may feel that he or she is, but that person needs to search deep within to make a decision. People often confuse 'love' with being 'in love' - big difference. The key point to consider is that if a person is, in fact, deeply and truly in love with one person, he or she wouldn't have time to consider someone else.
Yannick Chin: No, because there will always be one who will acquire the title of boyfriend or girlfriend; no one can be in love with two persons [at one time] unless he or she is giving each equal attention to each. My advice would be to let go of one because if it continues, someone will get hurt in the end. Situations like this always lead to a person feeling betrayed and heartbroken. One must choose and invest the time to get to know a person and then true love can be possible.
Roshe McLean: I don't believe a person can be 'deeply in love' with two persons at the same time. That person would have to sit down and think it through; weigh the positives and the negatives. Maybe one person has the qualities preferred or both individuals equally spark an interest, but it is unhealthy to seek the qualities of one person but still search to fill the gap.
Suzette Hart: No, it's not possible to be in love with two persons at the same time. A person can, however, be 'in love' with one person and love another. When a person first meets someone, there is a lot of excitement. Because of that 'good' feeling, judgement and true feelings get clouded, leading him or her to think that's being in love when sometimes it is just lust; one can grow to care a lot for that person and that's where love comes in.
Picture of the week
Of course, something so sweet as a Bombay mango cannot be resisted, not even by this family of bees. With so many mangoes around this season, we'll find mango honey, perhaps?