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Things to do to “feel” more Haitian!!!!….Is this you? Because pitite..sure looks like me…lol….1. Eat soup joumou……..and other authentically Haitian foods (some of which I actually don’t like as much as I pretend to like akra, yam, akasan, and boiled eggs + salty fish+ beets for Easter. Sorry grandma..but don’t worry, I’ll still clean my plate when I come visit. :))….2. Prioritize what holiday January 1st really represents…Haitian Independence Day > New Years Day….3. Kiss people on the cheeks…….even if they don’t seem like the cheek-kissing type, and especially if they’ve openly identified themselves as Haitian…..4. Say “Sak pase????!!!”………sure it’s a little blan to do since there are other more common phrases Haitians actually use to greet each other, but nothing quite saysHaitian like “sak pase?! n'ap boule!”…..5. Use l'huile mascreti (castor oil)…for….everything…….what doesn’t this wonder oil work for?! Good for headaches, hair growth, digestion, toe fungus? (Ew). Yup….6. Boil tea when I’m sick…….what else would I do when I’m sick?…7. Use my Haitian 5th sense……..which is the ability to identify Haitians instantly. If you’re Haitian, you definitely have this gift too….8. Greet everyone I suspect to be Haitian (and try to be their friend)……..naturally once I’ve identified you as Haitian, I just have to try and get to know you. Automatic cool points…9. Prepare all food and drinks the Haitian way…….What’s rice pudding without carnation milk and anise? What’s tuna fish without hot sauce, salt, pepper and lemon? What’s lemonade without vanilla essence? What’s ANY savory dish without MAGGI? And why is Haitian bread so darn good?….10. Speak Cr-English (Creole + English mixed together)……..as an homage to my Haitian family, I sometimes speak Cr-English with my fellow Haitian youths and say things like, “Look at that dress, girl! Li bien nice!” or “Partner pa’m! Can I get those notes from Anatomy class, tanpri?”. And naturally, insert the words “mezanmi!” or “woy!” whenever necessary.11. Get dressed the Haitian way…….You know…put on your under-garments first, THEN do your hair, THEN do your makeup, THEN put your dress on at the very end of the process, right before you go out…12. Talk about the revolution (and most other Haitian historical events) like I was there…….sometimes I catch people giving me the side-eye when I say things like “Giiiirl, you don’t even know. January 1, 1804 was such a POWERFUL day. My dude Toussaint L'Ouverture was like…‘listen UP blan!’…..”.13. Listen to kompa music……14. Refer to Haiti as “home” when people ask me where I am from…….just because my passport says I’m American doesn’t mean anything and you can’t tell me nothing! 15. Say “It’s a Haitian thing”…….16. Replace people’s names with terms of endearment……..everyone is “doudou” “chouchou”, “tootoo”, “booboo”, “cherie”, or “darliiing”.17. Support the claims that 50% of all black celebrities are Haitian….18. Keep a Haitian flag in my car……and of course it’s wrapped around the head of my chair! Duhhhh.19. Defend Haiti at all costs…20. Show an absurd amount of love to Haitians…….no exceptions and by any means necessary.; ) #ayiti #haiti #zoedup #teamhaiti #laughter #jokes #beautiful #love #me #phoenixrose360 #phoenixrefined

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“The Complexe Royale Oasis is a mega center that recently opened in Petion-Ville on December 12th 2012. It was projected to open in 2010, but the extensive damages the Earthquake did to the country’s economy and infrastructures, prevented it from respecting it’s opening date. The Complexe Oasis, is the biggest complex of its kind in Haiti. The 7 stories building houses a luxurious 132 rooms 5 star hotel, a bank, nice upscale boutiques and restaurant, serving the finest of Haitian Cuisine as well as foreign ones of course, and needless to say many other great amenities are also offered. The cost of this ambitious project was U$29 million.” #ayiti #teamhaiti #haiti #haitianphoenix #haitiopenforbusiness #vacation #beaches #caribbean #tourism #usa #wealth #igers #instagram #instamood #instatalk #iphonesia #independence #webstagram #statigram #picoftheday #photooftheday #phoenixrose360 #nofilter #sakpasse #beautiful #me #love

Three months after the earthquake, the Vietnamese carried off Haiti’s national telephone company Teleco for a pittance. Now the Dutch are making off with the national brewery. But this is the culmination of a long process of ripping off Haiti while calling it “poor.”
Haiti’s national flour mill and state cement companies were forced to privatize in 1997 and then shut down. Soon the fact that we milled our own flour, made our own construction materials, and ran our own phone company and brewery will be forgotten, and more NGOs will flock into the country to teach us ignoramuses about the wheel. If the disaster capitalists who are coming for the fire sales in the midst of infinite Haitian misery are despicable, the Haitian officials who make these deals for a cut of the transactions are far worse.
Forget the fixed elections, Clinton’s posturing, the swaggering of U.N. soldiers, and all the rest. If anyone still doubts Haiti’s loss of sovereignty, the fact that our country no longer makes its own beer ought to confirm it. I’m not sure whether the flag is designed first or the beer is brewed, but an unstated requirement for being a country is one or more national beers. We’ve got some serious fixing to do.
Dady Chery, Editor

Prestige: one of the world’s finest beers, previously brewed by the Brasserie Nationale d'Haiti (SBPR)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Dutch brewer Heineken NV says it will increase its stake in the dominant beer company in Haiti to 95 percent. Heineken says it already owned nearly 23 percent of Brasserie Nationale d’Haiti SA, known as Brana. The Dutch company says it sees room for growth in Haiti with the country’s increasing economic and political stability. Spokesman John-Paul Schuirink said that Brana has 90 percent of Haiti’s beer market with its Prestige brand and license to produce Guiness.
Beer consumption in Haiti is about 1.3 liters per capita, compared to 45 liters in the neighboring Dominican Republic and 20 liters in nearby Puerto Rico.“ courtesy of dadychery.com #ayiti #haiti #teamhaiti #beer #heineken #dutch #beer #bestoftheday #phoenixrose360 #phoenixrefined #photooftheday #picoftheday #beautiful #me #love #truth #sakpasse #nofilter #igers #instagood #instamood #webstagram #statigram #westindian #caribbean

Was in the park over the weekend…and saw this filmmaker shooting, so we asked him what it was about…he told us that he was filming a short on this Shakespeare’s 56th sonnet.. #beautiful #poetry #love #me #instagram #instamood #instagood #instalove #instagramhub #phoenixrose360 #bestoftheday #picoftheday #photooftheday