We control things, things do not control us
We are in control of our own destiny
Patois: It nuh matta wah dem duh, wi run tings, tings nuh run wi
English: It doesn't matter what they do, we are in control of our own destiny
Patois: Lidung pan yuh bak
English: Lay down on your back
Nothing is going on for me / I am not doing anything
Patois: Mi nuh deh pan nutten suh mi deh cum ova
English: Nothing is going on for me so I'm coming over
An expression used to wish good fortune and a good trip on departing travelers.
Patois: Walk good and memba fi call mi wen yuh reach
English: Take care and remember to call me when you have arrived
Whether it be 'bless', or a variation such as 'bless up' or 'blessings', or ‘highly blessed’, some Jamaicans generally greet each other in a way that says that they wish the other person peace, abundance and rest in all they do.
Patois: Bless bredda, how yuh feel todeh?
English: Greetings brother, how are you feeling today?