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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I've moved!!

Hi all!!
I am back on the blogging wagon, but I've decided to move over to Wordpress. I'd love if you stopped by to check me out, and maybe stay awhile. I look forward to seeing you all!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

"Now I'm off singing karaoke, further than I've ever been"

Sept 22

The coworkers and I took a beach break and brought the kids and the girls along. It was really hot that day, I guess everyone had the same idea as us. We dined on grilled red snapper and fried plantains and quenched our thirsts with ice cold homemade cherry juice and Prestige (Haitian National beer). Good times!

Although every cook has her own special technique, most Haitian fish, meat and poultry are marinated in delish spices that include citrus, adobo, parsley, scotch bonnet peppers and garlic.

Grilled fish on the beach.

Loving the neon and black & white print on my bikini 

It wasn't until I was working on this post that I realized that I was drinking around children. It is so common in many households that I thought nothing of it, but now that I'm back in the States, I feel a little uncomfortable about it.

I <3 sunsets

The HUMONGOUS lobster that the coworkers bought. I'm not into shellfish, so I didn't partake but it smelled delish, the juices were sloshing all over the plate.

Bikini top: H&M; Bikini bottom: Wet Seal

Sunday, January 29, 2012

"I go back to black"

Sept 20

I took my sissy to the beach with me today.  I think I was rewarding her for something, but I forgot what. I treated her to some lobster, because she has never had it before. She didn't like it is my way of putting it nicely.

Black & white never get old

 The beach is one of my favorite places, the water soothes me

I made her eat every bite, I do not waste food

 My meal of grilled red snapper and fried plantains was delicious

Tank top: F21; Shorts: H&M; Bikini: Wet Seal; Sandals: Target

Saturday, January 28, 2012

"I'll put a flower in your hair"

Sept 15
PauP (La Boule), Haiti

I finally met my 21st century pen pal (more like Twitter pal). Her name is Maureen and I've been following her on Twitter ever since I joined.  She was in the process of moving back to Haiti after having lived in New York for over half her life.  I lived through her experiences in Haiti vicariously.  I have often toyed with the idea of moving back home.  She lives near the capital, which is about 3 hours (without traffic) from me.  I spent the weekend at her house.  She and her mom were such wonderful hostesses.

Sherry moved back to Haiti as well

We met up with her friends for pizza, drinks and music.

Rum Sour (the unofficial official drink)

Pizza was delicious

I don't remember the name of my drink but it was great.

Jeans: JC Penny; Top: Marshalls

Friday, January 27, 2012

"You know that I'm no good"

Sept 14
Jacmel, Hait (Lakou Nouyok)

Went out for fried food and beer with the coworkers.  As usual, I was the "over dressed" one.  This outfit was a lot more out there than I realized prior to walking out of the door (that's always the case it seems). 

I love this top and although I never used to like shorts, they come in handy in Haiti's heat. Top it off with a neon pink bra and attention getting bright pink lips and we've got an outfit.

This is the view during the day.

Top: Marshalls; Shorts: Wet Seal

Thursday, January 26, 2012

"Uhh my dearest darling, I'm offering you my heart"

Sep 9
Jacmel, Haiti

Yes I take pictures of myself while sitting on the back of a moto (mini motorcycle, quickest form of transportation in Haiti; my fave outside of walking)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell"

Sept 3
Jacmel, Haiti

I love finding new restaurants.  Food is a big part of my life.  I love meeting up with friends and catching up over a good meal.  However I don't have any qualms about dining alone if friends are not available.  My hometown does not have many 'nice' restaurants, more like takeout places.  If one is looking for fine dining, a hotel is usually the go to place.      

This is the Hotel Florita.

The vines were so charming and the natural decor was so rustic that I couldn't help but love it.

I was enamored with their courtyard.

If not for the schizo mosquitoes, I would have stayed outside longer.

Let's not forget my meal.
Avocado/tomato/green bean salad = DELICIOUS

Grilled red snapper, fried plantains, rice (not pictured)

Dress: H&M; Sandals: Spring