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Stephanie Lyew, Youthlink Writer

Quote of the week

"Eschew the monumental. Shun the epic. All the guys who can giant great big pictures can paint great small ones." - Ernest Miller Hemingway (American author and journalist) 

BB aware tip

The Woman Inc Crisis Centre at 4 Ellesmere Road, Kingston 10, provides support for individuals that require counselling; the office is open to the public Mondays to Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. However, there is a 24-hour counselling hotline. Individuals who are afraid to visit a counsellor in person are urged to call the Woman Inc Crisis Centre at (876) 929-2997 and speak to someone who can advise you on a solution or step-by-step way to deal with any emotional matters. 

Joke of the week

Two men were contracted to paint a small community church. Being very frugal, they pinched and scraped to spend the absolute minimum on material. Then, when they were only halfway through the job, they determined that they did not, after all, have enough paint to complete the job.
Not wishing to spend any more money if they didn't absolutely have to, they decided they would just dilute the water-based paint they were using so that it would last longer. They did this a couple more times before they finished, which caused striping on the church as the paint got lighter each time it was thinned.

The painters had just about gotten to thetop of the steeple, when, all of a sudden, the sky darkened, and the rain started pour down. As the paint streamed down the sides of the church, a voice boomed from the heavens, "Repaint, you thinners! Repaint and thin no more!"


Discussion topic

If it happened to snow in Jamaica, what is the first thing you'd do?

(A) Go outside, make snow angels and start a snowball fight with friends. 45%
(B) Call family and friends (because that would be the end of the world). 20%
(C) Nothing, stay wrapped up warm in the comfort of my home. 11% 

Pic of the week

Residents of Mesa, Arizona, have been posting photos of their backyards in awe of the snow, appearing as though someone painted on the flakes on lawns and windowsills. O'Neil Douse, one of Youthlink's supporters, sent us this photo of the city that usually experiences 325 sunny days a year.

Send in your pic of the week via Blackberry Messenger, just add Youthlink to your contact list PIN: 26FAC265. 

Are you a high-school student who wants you and your friends' picture in the Youthlink? Add us with the BB PIN: 2A32BA0C and start sending your photos!