This is Shandean™

I realize this should probably have been my first blog post, but it’s better late than never right? Let me introduce myself. I am Shandean, affectionately called Shan by friends and family members. I love to write, read and share. My website has since evolved into my branding space, featuring pieces for both work and as…

100 Subscribers! 

This may not be a lot to some, but for me, considering I’ve been at this less than a year, I’m pretty hyped up that this many people actually care what I write. I’ve realized so much potential and opportunities that owning my blog carried my way. I’ve learned so much about this online world…

FOOD: Tamarind Continental 

It’s weird, I have been to the Tamarind Indian Cuisine restaurant in Liguanea a number of times, possibly the China Max Chinese restaurant beside it as well but somehow managed to not have noticed the extension Tamarind Continental. How I missed that there is a third restaurant in that tiny space is beyond me. We…

The Meaning of Friendship 

When I was about 18, I lost a friend that I had loved like a sister due to one most basic girl code reasons that I had thought shouldn’t take place, a guy. 

‘Ownership’ above ‘Equal Rights’?

Hey there folks, it’s T(Tea/Trina) time! This week’s banter is again on a dancehall controversial subject. Dexta Daps and his short film, effectively erasing all thoughts and attention from the ‘Equal Rights’ hallabaloo, squashing its reign. Thursday night, Mieann asked if we’d seen the Dexta Daps short film. We hadn’t and JoJo made reference to Dexta as the ‘Jamaican Trey…

Oral Sex Still a Controversy? How?!

Hi, guys, Trina here. Shan’s given me free reign (well, as much as she can and still maintain we are both ladies) tonight. I urge you to go get the biggest tea cup you can find because I’m coming for souls tonight! So if you’re underaged turn back now. If you are archaic, better leave…

The Liebster Award

Let me first thank both Renegade Expressions and Rochelle over on Adventures From Elle for nominating me for this award. It’s certainly always a nice feeling when the blogs you enjoy, enjoy yours just as much. Let me also say, that they are two of my 11 bloggers. I wonder if that means I get to answer 22 questions?…

Storytime: The Time My Husband Beat Me!

​ No, no. This post isn’t about a black eye. It’s a funny recollection of a situation my husband and I went through, around the time we first moved in together. It started when I had 3 courses to finish my degree. We weren’t married at the time, and I decided that I didn’t want…

Cleaning Make-Up Brushes

This morning I went to put some make-up on, you know, in one of those ‘just because’ moods. However, I was stopped cold in my tracks looking at the condition of my favourite foundation brush. It couldn’t ‘rerk’, so I abandoned ship and decided to clean them. Unfortunately, though, I was already halfway through the…

Dream Date, Marriage & Sex

Someday, my husband will take me to Napa Valley or some Tuscany Vineyard for a surprise picnic with grapes, cheese, wine and smooches…

Becoming Mother: 6 Months Update

I had my daughter 6 months go today. WOW! Just… wow! Already I have found myself several times over looking at pics from the day (night) she was born. She changed, grown so much. Will it always be this fast? My heart might not be able to take this.  I love this kid so much! It’s…

Un-Invited Pt 3.

The killer’s rage was not to be mistaken. The eerie body bag nearby shocked and confused the cleanup team.