Blog Moved!

Posted in General, Mauritius, Me, Uncategorized, World on October 12, 2009 by Amilcar V

Hey there!
This is just to inform you that I, MetroBoy, have a new blog.
It’s on http://metrolife7.blogspot.com

The reasons why I moved to that blog are detailed in the post “About Blog”

Hope to see you there — all articles which had been posted on this blog have been shared to my new blog!

xoxo

MetroBoy, the self-proclaimed metrosexual King!

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Posted in Uncategorized on August 20, 2009 by Amilcar V

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This is it…

Posted in World with tags , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Amilcar V

This is it…Michael is no more since June 25 2009 and today, the World has officially and universally made the greatest tribute ever to Michael Jackson through the memorial ceremony at the Staple Center where Michael had been rehearsing only two weeks ago.

Many things have been said tonight, some a bit too late maybe.  I personally believe that this World-wide demonstration of love would have been much more profitable to MJ had it been made to him when he was still alive.  It is the best reward, he could have received – people showing him they love him after all what had been said and what had happen.

Tonight, was a very intense, moving and deep memorial ceremony, of which I selected a moment which I think was the most intense and significant.  This is it – Paris, Michael’s daughter few words so deep of meaning to her father and to the bunch of haters.

The creepy weirdo MJ, whom was thought to ill-treat his kids, whom many have said to be having a negative influence on his kids has been praised by the innocence and truth of Paris.  This is it – indeed, we have seen it, we heard it, as any child would have put it of a loving parent: “daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine“.

It does not seem we need to worry for the children, they seem pretty safe and emotionally secure with the Jackson troupe.

This is it, we love you Michael
R.I.P.

M3trOBoY

L’hommage de Maurice à Michael Jackson

Posted in Mauritius with tags , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2009 by Amilcar V

Dimanche dernier, le 5 Juillet, l’île Maurice rendait hommage au roi de la Pop, Michael Jackson, au Front de  Mer du Caudan.  Un évènement qui a attiré beaucoup de personnes – 2,000 selon le quotidien l’express et 4,000 selon les dires de Jacques Maunick en direct sur les quatre stations radios de l’île, lors de cet après-midi de vibrant hommage à MJ.

Vibrant, je peux le dire et pour cause, j’y étais – parmi ces milliers de gens – tous ou presque tous partageaient ce sentiment commun de tristesse suite au décès de cette star, déchue bien avant sa mort.  C’était ce sentiment commun qui animait la foule qui a rendu cet hommage si fort en émotions – des sourires et des larmes pour beaucoup.

Cette forte émotion nous ferait presque oublier l’irrespirable et énorme égo de Jacques dans lequel je me trouvais.  A quelques mètres de M. Maunick, j’avais effectivement presque l’impression de suffoquer à certains moments tant son goitre d’autosatisfaction m’horripilait.

Dans un élan et une intonation de ‘meeting’ politique, il entonne des tirades de ‘moi-je’ – « sans moi pas ti pou ena tou sa la ! » – comprenez que sans lui, il n’y aurait pas eu cet événement.  Il est tout à fait juste de dire que M. Maunick a eu là une brillante idée qu’est de donner l’occasion aux Mauriciens de rendre hommage à une star et d’une certaine manière, faire leur deuil.  Mais, il s’est aussi offert l’occasion de redorer son image, du moins d’essayer de se l’auto-glorifier !

Hommage à MJ Caudan

De plus, il n’a pas pu s’empêcher de saisir la moindre occasion pour descendre les animateurs qui l’entouraient plus bas que terre – les reprenant dès qu’il jugeait qu’ils étaient hors sujet ou les interrompant aussitôt qu’il en avait assez entendu, allant jusqu’à faire des dédaigneux mouvements de tête lorsque les animateurs avaient la parole ; du moins, ce fut le cas quand Ben Javed, animateur pour Radio One, avait le micro.

A un moment néanmoins, Guillaume Domingue de Radio Plus, ose reprendre Jacques Maunick après que ce dernier l’ait interrompu pour rectifier l’information donnée par Guillaume – et là, je prends enfin une bouffée d’air frais, je respire !

Pendant presque tout l’après-midi, J. Maunick était obsédé par l’attroupement se trouvant à côté et devant la tente d’où il officiait allant sous-entendre à un moment que le service de sécurité du Caudan ne faisait pas correctement son travail rien que parce que celui-ci a pris quelques minutes avant de courir vers lui, pour faire reculer ces personnes gênant tant M. Maunick. 

Il est même aller jusque affirmer que du côté de l’écran où se trouvaient ses personnes, il y avait un grand danger d’électrocution, rien que pour les faire bouger.  Il faut peut-être préciser que pour m’être rendu des deux côtés de l’écran un peu plus tard, il n’y avait aucune différence visible et il ne semblait pas y avoir de câbles à hautes tension  – sans doute un trouble d’acuité visuel de ma part !

Je dois dire que pour ma part, j’ai noté un excellent travail du service de sécurité – il n’y a pas eu de place pour des dérapages, ceux dans un état second étaient vite emporté loin de nous.  Mais sans doute mon appréciation est moins objective que celle de M. Maunick. 🙂

Du reste, on notera un manque déplorable de documentation sur Michael Jackson de la part des différents animateurs.  Ils nous ont tous vendu les mêmes discours – la revotion musicale, artistique et technologique de Michael à travers ‘Thriller’ et le moonwalk.  Le paroxisme de ‘l’apeupreisme‘ est atteint lorsque Guillaume Domingue s’exclame sur la grandeur du chanteur ayant eu l’incroyable idée « de créer le moonwalk » ! 

Il ne nous a jamais été caché, à ce que je sache, que le ‘moonwalk’ était une danse des rues, certes peu connue dans les autres milieux, que Michael Jackson a voulu apprendre, demandant au chorégraphe Jeffrey Daniel de la lui enseigner.  Michael perfectionne alors les pas et s’approprie la danse qu’il fait découvrir au monde entier.  Ce manque de préparation est d’autant plus pitoyable lorsqu’on sait qu’il suffit de taper Michael Jackson sur un moteur de recherche pour avoir des dizaines de biographies, dont il n’y a qu’à faire la synthèse.

 

13 ans et MJ dans l'âme!

Comme dit plus tôt, l’émotion universelle a atténué cet égo démusré et démesurable et ces faux-pas.  Des merveilleux clips ont été projetés alors que des sosies dansaient au milieu de l’esplanade.  Parmi eux, se trouvaient des danseurs un peu gauches, d’autres très bons et un jeune garçon de treize ans qui a ébloui la foule par son talent de danseur à la Michael Jackson – les vêtements, le style, l’attitude – tout y était.  La troupe du ‘Dance Fever’ nous a aussi présentée  une danse sur la chanson ‘Blood on the Dance Floor’.

La soirée s’est terminée par une merveilleuse surprise de Jacques Maunick et son équipe : un karaoké de ‘We Are The World’, entonné par toute la foule.  Je pouvais quitter le Caudan et respirer de nouveau, un air certes pollué chimiquement, mais purifié des orgueils et des égos ! 😉

Getting married in front of strangers?

Posted in General, Me with tags , , , , on July 5, 2009 by Amilcar V

Did it ever happen to you to go at a wedding ceremony or after-wedding cocktail/dinner without knowing the married couple at all?  Well, then you must know what it feels like discovering their happiness on that day, seeing all the other people you don’t know either and being generally focused on the food – the only thing you knew would be present.  But I got to ponder and go a bit further than the above description of ‘what it feels like’.

The thought of it first struck me a few months ago, when I was invited to wedding’s eve prayers and dinner.  The fact is that I didn’t know that person at all and I felt this ‘alienation’ as I got in the hall and that my eyes met hers.  It was just like ‘ok, nice to meet you’ and that was just totally weird

I just thought what was going on in her bride mind, seeing most surely loads of people she doesn’t know on the occasion of the wedding.  The poor girl was just there, sitting and watching a catwalk of people whom she hadn’t seen before rejoicing on her wedding.

“Am I getting married in front of a ‘bunch’ of strangers?”

There you go, the word is said: STRANGERS!  At first thought, I found that ‘submissive attitude’ towards the guests awkward.  I mean, after all, it’s your wedding, your D-day, isn’t it?

But then, I realized that in some way, a marriage is just making public what is already happening in the private, it is officialising feelings and a relationship.  In this view, why not having many people in, celebrating and congratulating?  Be it the family of your parents’ or uncles’/aunts’ colleagues whom they didn’t beforehand know themselves.

In fact, when I once went congratulating the newly married, their thank you seemed to me so true, so sincere.  It’s very far from the random thank you we give or receive everyday, it was a real one as if they really meant it – to each and every person congratulating them.  And it got me thinking: “but are my ‘congratulations’ sincere?”  It indeed wasn’t as deep of meaning as their thank you seemed to be, though I had no reason not to be happy that these two people I first saw, getting married.

What was strikingly in it all, was that they were grateful t the wishes of happiness to everyone who came to them, they were just accepting all the good energy.  That may be what wedding is all about – accepting the blessing of others on your relationship

 

This pondering did broaden my mind, though I still believe it’s a question of personality and choice to have a crowd, among which stands many strangers, or a warm and intimate group of people invited at your wedding.  As long as it is a choice of both persons in the couple and not an imposed decision by one or another, or just to please the parents or in-laws, then both choices can be very positive indeed.

Michael Jackson’s death – where are our humane values?

Posted in World with tags , , , , , on June 26, 2009 by Amilcar V

I was totally in a shock when, at 2 a.m this morning, I received a text telling me Michael Jackson died after a cardiac arrest…

Later this morning, as I logged on the internet, all my information, article, video searches were of course completely focused on Michael Jackson’s death.  And I read things which just got me totally irritated! – adding to my stupor of waking up learning the death of THE King of Pop.  A huge number of people seem to be happy of Michael’s death!

The reasons for their happiness about it all aren’t very difficult to figure out – he was a “pedophile”, an “insane” guy, “creepy” etc. I even thought of pasting some of the more shocking and insulting comments I found but immediately realized it wouldn’t serve my purpose. I can’t understand AT ALL how people can be blissed-out (that’s the word) on a human being’s death.  I mean, seriously, whoever one might have been, said, thought, done, he is human.  What have we turned into?? Completely stupid beings deprived of emotional maturity and humane values?!

     I think it in fact is the case and I just learnt it the hard way, reading all these stuffs this morning.  People lack something very important in the society’s and self  development, which is called empathy!  At no time, they seem to have thought that Michael Jackson had a family, weeping over his death.  We are in a 21st century, without humane values and proud of it.  These people just seem really glad to be able to voice out and share their contentment at the death of Michael.   

     I precise that, in no way, one should support pedophilia, and this is certainly NOT what I am doing here.  I am just talking of the disappearance of a human life, whatever the deeds of that person were.  When, moreover, I wonder how many of our 6 billion people can say not having enjoyed any of Michael Jackson’s song.  That guy did have talent, he did contribute to humanity.  His songs were always messages of love and peace to the whole World – he surely doesn’t deserve hatred on the day of his death!

Where are we people going to? One can understand the sadistic pleasure found in reality shows where we all know fake drama happens.  But that does not mean that real life is a reality show to be taken as lay-critics in front of our television set!  When will we reach the quota of stupid things said without consideration of others? Is there a limit? Could anyone just help me out of this- I wonder…where are we going to