Gelee Beach Gelee Beach is the longest and most romantic stretch of sand in Haiti, with fishing boats bobbing on the horizon and the sweet smell of coconuts in the air. A number of excellent seafood restaurants offer daily deals nearby, and during August the place is packed with enthusiastic dancers and musicians for the Fete... Continue Reading →
Dear Qui Talks, Someone recently asked me "how do I stay on a high from life everyday?" Answer: "Just be present and grateful everyday!" Doesn't make sense? Well read on... First, I want to explain the difference between happy and joy. Happiness is on the outer layer. It can be easily taken away by either... Continue Reading →
Dear Qui Talks, One day, I woke up and realize that I stop living. I remember back in high school when I enjoyed every moment of my life. I did not need any alcohol or any cannabis for me to enjoy anything that happened. I actually felt alive! I felt like I was actually enjoying... Continue Reading →
A student balances on stones as she crosses sewage water on her way to class in Cite Soleil on Nov. 21. — Dieu Nalio Chery / AP
A girl walks through the Lycée Alexandre Pétion in Haiti’s capital. The city’s oldest high school was almost destroyed in the earthquake. All photographs: Corentin Fohlen/Divergence
Dear Qui Talks, They say life is short so start living now. There are many factors to life being short. One of the main factors is life unexpected surprises (death, pregnancy, sickness.) Another main factor is that we do not start living life until a late age, so we complain about life being short. Life... Continue Reading →
In this factory in Port-au-Prince, workers are making the first wholly Haitian digital tablet. Manufacturer Sûrtab is one of the few companies to fully exploit the skills and motivation of local workers, and salaries here are three times higher than normal. Demand for the tablet is rising, especially from African countries.
Dear Qui Talks, Majority of us are stuck in a life where we dwell on what others have and/or may be doing. Then we compare it to our lives and what we don't have. We seem to never compare it to what you already have. (Stop rolling your eyes! You know it's true!) We know we... Continue Reading →