Category Archives: Remember?

617. Curaçao’s Universal Beauties

Miss Curaçao, Curaçao’s national female beauty pageant, was founded in 1963 and has sent various stunningly beautiful contestants to the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. Sample our awesome European – South American – West African melting pot by taking a look at some of our

617. Curaçao’s Universal Beauties

Miss Curaçao, Curaçao’s national female beauty pageant, was founded in 1963 and has sent various stunningly beautiful contestants to the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. Sample our awesome European – South American – West African melting pot by taking a look at some of our

642. Curaçao’s Beloved Musician Rudy Plaate

Curaçao’s singer/songwriter/composer Rudy Plaate has composed over 400 songs over the course of his career, his genres range from waltz and tumba to mazurka, and the vast majority of his compositions profess deep love and admiration for his ‘island muse’ in her

642. Curaçao’s Beloved Musician Rudy Plaate

Curaçao’s singer/songwriter/composer Rudy Plaate has composed over 400 songs over the course of his career, his genres range from waltz and tumba to mazurka, and the vast majority of his compositions profess deep love and admiration for his ‘island muse’ in her

673. Curaçao’s YouTube Celeb Captain Alex Alberto

Written by Jeroen Jansen. Translated by Carolina Gomes-Casseres. Our beloved Alex Alberto (qepd) passed away on July 5, 2013. He was a colorful man, a man who always had a story to tell. If you care to read his stories, simply

673. Curaçao’s YouTube Celeb Captain Alex Alberto

Written by Jeroen Jansen. Translated by Carolina Gomes-Casseres. Our beloved Alex Alberto (qepd) passed away on July 5, 2013. He was a colorful man, a man who always had a story to tell. If you care to read his stories, simply

725. Curaçao Hospitality in a Nutshell

  Most yu’i Kòrsou, particularly on the western side of the island, are avid peanut growers. Tradition has it that hosts would offer their guests handfuls of ‘pinda pa kaminda’ (peanuts for the road), so as to hold them over as they journey back to

725. Curaçao Hospitality in a Nutshell

  Most yu’i Kòrsou, particularly on the western side of the island, are avid peanut growers. Tradition has it that hosts would offer their guests handfuls of ‘pinda pa kaminda’ (peanuts for the road), so as to hold them over as they journey back to

741. Curaçao’s Olympic Medalist Swimmer

“No doubt the best black swimmer of the 70′s was Enith Brigitha of Curaçao. She was the first black swimmer to win an Olympic medal.” – Christian Berger, A Short History of Black Swimming: The 70s Enith Brigitha (5/5/2011) “Knowing everything

741. Curaçao’s Olympic Medalist Swimmer

“No doubt the best black swimmer of the 70′s was Enith Brigitha of Curaçao. She was the first black swimmer to win an Olympic medal.” – Christian Berger, A Short History of Black Swimming: The 70s Enith Brigitha (5/5/2011) “Knowing everything

755. Curaçao’s Carnival in the Sky

We spend most of our childhood running around outdoors, soaking up the sun and cherishing life’s simple pleasures: flying kites (fli, ironically pron: flee), spinning tops (trom), filling our dad’s socks with marbles (ninichi, pron: neeneechee) and dominating the gutter in front of our classrooms during school

755. Curaçao’s Carnival in the Sky

We spend most of our childhood running around outdoors, soaking up the sun and cherishing life’s simple pleasures: flying kites (fli, ironically pron: flee), spinning tops (trom), filling our dad’s socks with marbles (ninichi, pron: neeneechee) and dominating the gutter in front of our classrooms during school

788. Curaçao’s Teduki Returns Better Than Ever

‘Teduki’ stems from the Dutch ‘theedoek’ and is typically a patterned dishtowel. Curaçao’s version is a single-layered quilt of recycled remnant fabric from old clothing and head scarves patched together by our resourceful mothers, grandmothers, aunts and yayas (beloved nannies). Its seams stitched

788. Curaçao’s Teduki Returns Better Than Ever

‘Teduki’ stems from the Dutch ‘theedoek’ and is typically a patterned dishtowel. Curaçao’s version is a single-layered quilt of recycled remnant fabric from old clothing and head scarves patched together by our resourceful mothers, grandmothers, aunts and yayas (beloved nannies). Its seams stitched