Haïti: Never Forgotten

 

Photograph by FREDERICK DUPOUX

Today marks one year since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti, the land on which I was born.  The vibrant colorful island, full of life & love, that still runs through my veins to this day.

This post is in remembrance of those who needless lost their lives, for those who lost their families, their friends, their homes.  This post is for my family, who was in Port-au-Prince at the time and made it out visibly shaken, but grateful to be alive.

There’s a proverb that goes “with many hands, the burden isn’t heavy”.  I truly believe that with people putting their heart and energy (unselfishly) into the reconstruction, Haiti will not only prevail but prosper.

Sincere acknowledgement & appreciation goes to Pastor Amos Myrtil with the Duvivier Project, a sustainable farm initiative in Plaisance, Haiti and also to Randy Mont-Renaud of If Pigs Could Fly for the work being done in Mon Bouton.

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MINGLE: 2 for 1 Lunch or Dinner at Panama Hatties

This post is brought to you by the letter “C” for Coupon.  Panama Hatties, located at 11511 Ellison Wilson Rd, North Palm Beach, FL is celebrating its 25th anniversary.  From now until January 31st, purchase one of the following items and get a second one FREE (equal or lesser value). Coupon must be presented.

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♪ WHAT WOULD YOU DO-OOO FOR A… CUCUMBER? ♫

Digital art by YANNICK DE SMET

Sit down boys & girls, it’s story time.

Once upon a time, in what is now Myanmar, there was a young man named Theinhko, the son of Sale Ngahkwe.  At 25 years old, he ascended the throne.  One day, as he was fleeing from battle exhausted and thirsty, he “deebo“-ed a cucumber from a farmer’s field at which point he met his demise.

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MINGLE: MEDIEVAL ENGLISH ALABASTER SCULPTURES

Now until January 16th at The Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery, view “sixty beautifully carved alabaster panels and free-standing figures that were displayed in the homes, chapels, and churches of both aristocratic and non-aristocratic Christians in the 15th and 16th centuries.”

Admission is free to members and children fourteen and under. All others, $5.

The Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.fourarts.org or call (561) 655-7226

MINGLE: Doo Wop Lovers

The Coasters - Getty Images

I happen to have a thing for Doo Wop, a yearning that I’ve sorta kinda ignored since I haven’t found many venues locally where I can sate that craving.  Until now, babies… until now.  Hope you guys enjoy, thank me later & Happy New Year.

WHO: The Cadillacs, The Cleftones, The Harptones and the Coasters!!!

WHEN: Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 7PM

WHERE: FAU Auditorium in Boca Raton

Tickets are $40, $50 and $60 dollars.  To purchase tickets call 1-800-564-9539 or visit www.TheParamountDaysinBoca.com

2010 in review – Thank you!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

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HELLO, MY NAME IS RAMBUTAN

Photograph by ALEX MORALES

So after work today, I headed to the Vietnamese market in order to pick up some soy sauce for Singapore noodles I was planning on having for dinner. Upon reaching the register, I noticed there were some fuzzy little balls at the counter. The cashier told me that they’re called Rambutan & were priced a little over $5 per pound so I purchased a handful to try out.

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