Saturday, December 24, 2011

What I love about sundays (Part 2)

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The crossing from the popular market in Petion-Ville usually takes forever and a day but surprisingly on that Sunday evening it appear to be less chaotic. After we left the chaotic road behind, I was so excited to see the road that used to lead me to my secondary school; College Antillais, located in Nerette. Although we didn't go deeper to the zone, I was curious to see the face of the school that held the last chapter of my childhood. It's with a heart full of regret that I accept that the school closed its door due to the events of the earthquakes and to other that have been left unknown. After a short amount of time reminiscing, we arrived at the hotel and I was blown away by this big little jewel. I got out from my power purse my gear to start shooting everything and anything that spotted my eyes to later on share and print for my personal collection.  I've grown sick and tired of having people seeing Haiti in its broken stardom whether it was before or after the earthquake so my best way to market my country was to take the pleasure and shoot beautiful places as much as I could. Throughout my shooting Kell and I I went further inside of the hotel lobby where a mini fair was being held. There was a booth for make-up with professional make-up artists, clothing items, fashion accessories. Kell and I did some shopping at the fair but she however went further down with shopping more than I did. After our session of shopping inside Kell and I quickly grew bored of the lobby and we went on a explorations tour to visit the hotel while Tobbie and his friend were just among other people.There were parties within parties in the vast outdoors. Tourists and natives were enjoying that tropical breeze offered by Haiti whether they were inside or out of the pool with their fancy drinks and cigarettes along their reach. We sneak in to a wedding reception party held a couple of distance from the pool where that party theme was similar to the one of the Royal wedding that happened a month or two earlier than the party. Along that reception, Kel; who's an architect with a fine taste for interior design showed me one of the room that she designed for another part of the hotel that we didn't have access to go inside personally. Bummer! I thought because I wanted to see her work closely but afar was better than nothing.
 After the guys were done with their meetings, it was unfortunately time to go back home and leave the Hotel behind. Tobbie may have saw my fake frown when we were about to leave and so he treated all of us to go eat pizza which made this pizza lover girl nothing but happy.

Memories After that great evening spent with the fantastic three (I am the fourth one haha) I was greeted by a little girl who ran out to me, shouting my name and threw her arms at me. Oh Lord this day was getting better because I was meeting Cousin Dorice for the first time. My little cousin Dorice is that energetic, confident, strong opiniated eight years old. She made me talk up a storm on our first official meeting but I was still happy to finally meet this little Missy. Then later on as the evening was slowly turning to night, cousin Dorice and her father said their goodbyes and I went back inside of the room to seat back my heels. That same night was also Tobbie's and Rodney (the twins) mom's birthday. Kell as their adoptive strong sister insisted that they threw a birthday party for their mother even if it was at the last minute...since the guys did too much of procrastination preparing that event. We were once again in the move to go out to buy last minutes party stuff so I went back in the room to change my little black dress for a lighter fabric short dress with ballet flat and hope in with the crew in case they needed my help...and because it was always great to be in the company of my new friends. As we were riding to leave our street Tobbie stopped by to get his twin to get in the care to help and make the crowd merrier. It was certainly last minute preparations but Kell made planning it so easy but leading and planning event were one of her to domain so we all got the orders of what to do from her. Our quick destination ahead was to that sweet but large bakery called "Epi D'or" located not too far from our house. "Epi D'or" can be compared to the popularity of Starbucks with a bigger space, broad option for deli sandwiches, specialty in all type of sweets, pizza, chicken nuggtes and ect...All four of us arrived embracing a large and noisy crowd. People were moving, eating and chit chatting,there were lovebirds present for their dates and such but really the crowd didn't surprise me considering it was a Sunday Evening. Tobbie and Kel had too much options on their hands as they were trying to narrow down things that were sweet at their mother's taste. The task became so broad that they decided to go further in the bakery while Rodney and I were standing in the big line in front of the register. I was very found of Rodney to this day I can't remember for the life of me what was our duty. I just remembered the start of something that would intrigue me for the rest of the trip...

To be continued.
It's All Love

Sophie :)


6 comments:

Chic Therapy said...

great pictures

Notes On Autumn Leaves said...

Thank youuu :)

Sincerely Mally said...

New follower! great read and i love the images you post!

Megan said...

Beautiful photos!!

Sophie with her Illustrations said...

Thank you soo much ladies :)

Ms. Geek Goddess said...

I love how you paint a better picture of Haiti because the media made it seem like it was is such despair. The fair with the professional makeovers sounded like lots of fun as did the whole entire night! I would love to go to Epi D's! Sounds like my kind of place and now that I think about it, it sort of reminds me of a place that we have out this way! Great post! :)