Category Archives: Proverbs

Ibi Zimmerman sailing his micro-boat in the salinja di Boka Samí.

628. Curaçao’s Patient Champion: Ibi Zimmerman

“B’a kere k’e mosa ta keda ku su kasa si e no ta stimé? E ta bai buska un otro homber ku ta karisiéle mané e ke! (…) Mester hasi tur kos ku amor… si no tin amor p’e kos,

Ibi Zimmerman sailing his micro-boat in the salinja di Boka Samí.

628. Curaçao’s Patient Champion: Ibi Zimmerman

“B’a kere k’e mosa ta keda ku su kasa si e no ta stimé? E ta bai buska un otro homber ku ta karisiéle mané e ke! (…) Mester hasi tur kos ku amor… si no tin amor p’e kos,

You'll reap what you sow.

666. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 7)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

You'll reap what you sow.

666. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 7)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

Monkeys know which tree to climb.

717. Sketches of Curacao Wisdom (Part 6)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

Monkeys know which tree to climb.

717. Sketches of Curacao Wisdom (Part 6)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

The knife is the only one who understands the heart of the watermelon / Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches

733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

The knife is the only one who understands the heart of the watermelon / Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches

733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

766. Our Proverbial Cats (Gran Marcha 2013)

Our imagination runs wild when it comes to cats… We have over 90 (!) proverbs related to pushi (cats) and only 60 or so related to kachó (dogs). Needless to say, Grupo Premium – Caché’s ‘proverbial cats’ took us by

766. Our Proverbial Cats (Gran Marcha 2013)

Our imagination runs wild when it comes to cats… We have over 90 (!) proverbs related to pushi (cats) and only 60 or so related to kachó (dogs). Needless to say, Grupo Premium – Caché’s ‘proverbial cats’ took us by

Better to exile the cow for turning into a calf (One would rather die than start all over again)

787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

Better to exile the cow for turning into a calf (One would rather die than start all over again)

787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

Dog-tired ("tongue out")

824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

Dog-tired ("tongue out")

824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

Bad people distrust their own shadow.

844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

Bad people distrust their own shadow.

844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

You look like hot Shon Kochi... i.e. you're always in a hurry.

860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 1)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

You look like hot Shon Kochi... i.e. you're always in a hurry.

860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 1)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

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895. Our Multi-Functional Kalbas (Calabash)

We grow two types: Kalbas di mondi (wild) and Kalbas di kunuku (field). Kalbas di kunuku has the larger fruit of the two. The branches are certifiably crazy and point in all different directions.  The fruits, Kalbas in Papiamentu, are

Kalbas_HofiPachiCola_2

895. Our Multi-Functional Kalbas (Calabash)

We grow two types: Kalbas di mondi (wild) and Kalbas di kunuku (field). Kalbas di kunuku has the larger fruit of the two. The branches are certifiably crazy and point in all different directions.  The fruits, Kalbas in Papiamentu, are

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898. Zakinzá, zakinzá. Karpinté ta mas cu rey (Carpenter above King)

Karpinté bieu ta “midi dos biaha pa bo zag un biaha” (An experienced carpenter “measures twice in order to saw but once”) Our (grand)mothers’ would rock us back and forth to this children’s song: Carpinté ta mas cu Rey (Carpenter

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898. Zakinzá, zakinzá. Karpinté ta mas cu rey (Carpenter above King)

Karpinté bieu ta “midi dos biaha pa bo zag un biaha” (An experienced carpenter “measures twice in order to saw but once”) Our (grand)mothers’ would rock us back and forth to this children’s song: Carpinté ta mas cu Rey (Carpenter

Photo by Kimberley Douglas.

901. Our Awesome Warawara (Bird of Prey)

Haiku in Papiamentu Pa warawara karni fresku o stinki tur ta pa kome. To the bird of prey fresh or putrid meat – are  all sustenance. By Elis Juliana   Ora buriku muri, ta warawara ta hasi fiesta (When the

Photo by Kimberley Douglas.

901. Our Awesome Warawara (Bird of Prey)

Haiku in Papiamentu Pa warawara karni fresku o stinki tur ta pa kome. To the bird of prey fresh or putrid meat – are  all sustenance. By Elis Juliana   Ora buriku muri, ta warawara ta hasi fiesta (When the

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914. Awesome Chubatu (Billy Goat)

“Ora kabritu yega Punda, oló di chubatu ta mata.” When the goat reaches Punda, the stench of billy goat kills. It’s not the gay coat that makes the gentleman. [Climbing in social status makes one snobby] Source: 2000 Proverbio i

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914. Awesome Chubatu (Billy Goat)

“Ora kabritu yega Punda, oló di chubatu ta mata.” When the goat reaches Punda, the stench of billy goat kills. It’s not the gay coat that makes the gentleman. [Climbing in social status makes one snobby] Source: 2000 Proverbio i

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949. On Love in Papiamentu (Part 1)

Pret’i wowo = [Black of my eye; pupil] Apple of my eye Amor bieu no sa frusa = Old love never [corrodes] dies Amor den berans ta yu sin mama [Love in recession is like a child without a mother]

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949. On Love in Papiamentu (Part 1)

Pret’i wowo = [Black of my eye; pupil] Apple of my eye Amor bieu no sa frusa = Old love never [corrodes] dies Amor den berans ta yu sin mama [Love in recession is like a child without a mother]