About frizzle fowl

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Hello you,

Welcome to my blog!

Based on my own clumsy life experiences, this little semi-biographical commentary is dedicated to parental subject matter and social observations.

I am an educator and entrepreneur by profession, a wife by preference, and a mother of two vivacious little boys by occupation. I grew up as a semi-spoiled child with not a clue about how to cook or do a single household chore, and, by the budding age of twenty-three, had unwittingly thrown myself into wonderfully chaotic mommyhood.

Why the name Frizzlefowl you say?

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Well for one, it describes my notorious and hopelessly untamed hair—a crazy, sparse, stringy mop-thing on my head; the product of centuries of racial inter-breeding from members of every contributing ethnic clan to Trinidad’s history…a “callalloo” they call me, a gal whose “frizzle-fowl” hair epitomises the Caribbean melting pot.

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On a deeper note, this is one of my nicknames coined by those who know me best as it also describes my persona. When I was younger, I wanted to be everything, and now that I’m older, I still want to be everything! A personal goal  is to be a jack-of-all trades and master of all. And understandably, in this pursuit—I’m always busy, always ruffled, a bit unorthodox and a whole bit nutty.

In Caribbean lexicon, the term “fowl” is usually used to mean a hen; the female chicken. Stand-outish qualities of these popularly eaten poultry is that they protect and fuss about their chicks. I identify with this cluckish characteristic through my own strong maternal love for my pickneys (both biological and surrogate) and a strong sense of communal responsibility. I loathe injustice and oppression and am a fierce protector of the outcasts and the more vulnerable groups in our society. Progression is an ideal that is highly prized by your truly, and I love to challenge archaic systems that stink of stagnation. My ultimate life goal is to be utilised as a vessel for God’s works, and I aspire to become a world changer. Mind you, with all these noble intentions I have no real detailed plan—I just wing it as it comes.

In the end all, I hope that my musings (coupled with my chronic comic misadventures) will provide you with entertaining and thought-provoking good reads that would encourage, refresh, and fire you up to face all the doo-doo life throws at you.

Thank you and I warmly encourage your feedback.

Sincerely,

Janeen Rita Poon Kwong-Glenn

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