Moods are contagiousI kept thinking about the terminology of 'vibes'. It always sounds like bullshit coming out of my mouth. At the same time its a concept without equivalent, that gets at something important. I'm very much a bad vibes merchant myself. But I found Jamaica to very much have good vibes. Actually that good vibes seemed to be something that your man on the street was committed to creating, between people. Shallow analysis I know but that's all I've got, these very subjective impressions. I don't know the truth but it seems possible that the whole vibes terminology is something that came to the UK with Jamaicans, I guess someone will have written about that at some point.
In what culture are sizable female asses not valorized?Arses were very much in my face. I saw someone taking a photo of thier massive arse in a thong, like a selfie. And beyond that one incident there were a lot of small things that suggested that big arses are valorised. I know I should already be aware of this kind of thing, but it's the best example I've seen of that whole idea that sexuality, specifically what's attractive and what's not, is culturally created.