Posts Tagged: Aftan Schoonen

636. ‘P’ for Papiamentu and …

Here are some of 1000 Awesome Things about Curaçao‘s Facebook fans’ favorite Papiamentu words that start with the letter ‘P’: pèkèpèkè = sticky palu = wood, tree, pole, lumber palufriu (literally: cold stick) = posicle pishiporko (pron. peesheeporko, literally: ‘pig’s pee’) =

636. ‘P’ for Papiamentu and …

Here are some of 1000 Awesome Things about Curaçao‘s Facebook fans’ favorite Papiamentu words that start with the letter ‘P’: pèkèpèkè = sticky palu = wood, tree, pole, lumber palufriu (literally: cold stick) = posicle pishiporko (pron. peesheeporko, literally: ‘pig’s pee’) =

645. ‘1000 Awesome Things about Curaçao’ goes to School!

My close friend and frequent blog contributor, Aftan Schoonen, was kind enough to send this blog to her colleagues at the International School of Curaçao last year. Soon after two awesome fifth grade teachers, Mr. Kummins and Ms. Kay, decided to hop on

645. ‘1000 Awesome Things about Curaçao’ goes to School!

My close friend and frequent blog contributor, Aftan Schoonen, was kind enough to send this blog to her colleagues at the International School of Curaçao last year. Soon after two awesome fifth grade teachers, Mr. Kummins and Ms. Kay, decided to hop on

739. Feliz Pasku di Resurekshon! With Love from Curaçao (Part 1)

NO SWIMMING on Good Friday! Or you might turn into a fish…* Soulful home-cooking on the ‘konfó’ (krioyo BBQ) seen all over the island! (Tutu, black-eyed pea mush, in the making) Good Friday = Piská Hasá ku Funchi i Tutu! (but this plate

739. Feliz Pasku di Resurekshon! With Love from Curaçao (Part 1)

NO SWIMMING on Good Friday! Or you might turn into a fish…* Soulful home-cooking on the ‘konfó’ (krioyo BBQ) seen all over the island! (Tutu, black-eyed pea mush, in the making) Good Friday = Piská Hasá ku Funchi i Tutu! (but this plate

755. Kuaresma (Lent) = 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. Kuaresma (Lent) = 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

777. We Lock-in Front-Row Seats to Our Carnival Parade

Our Carnival is a long-standing 6-week all-island-consuming celebration at the beginning of each year. We kick things off with our 4-day musical extravaganza, Festival di Tumba (this year’s winner, Tin Wowo Riba Bo – All Eyes On You by the

777. We Lock-in Front-Row Seats to Our Carnival Parade

Our Carnival is a long-standing 6-week all-island-consuming celebration at the beginning of each year. We kick things off with our 4-day musical extravaganza, Festival di Tumba (this year’s winner, Tin Wowo Riba Bo – All Eyes On You by the

786. Even Our Horses Heart Carnival!

Our culture is notoriously inclusive, so when Carnival season hits, our whole island is invited to multiple parties (children, teen, adult as well as Banda Bou road marches – full schedule here)… And we certainly can’t abandon our beloved horses

786. Even Our Horses Heart Carnival!

Our culture is notoriously inclusive, so when Carnival season hits, our whole island is invited to multiple parties (children, teen, adult as well as Banda Bou road marches – full schedule here)… And we certainly can’t abandon our beloved horses

823. Ko’i Lechi (Milk Things a.k.a Milk Fudge)

Ingredients: 1 can (14 – 1/2 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 2 1/2 cups confectioner’s  sugar 2 1/2 cups powdered whole milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vanilla Mix all ingredients together. Add food coloring of choice. Knead until smooth. Shape

823. Ko’i Lechi (Milk Things a.k.a Milk Fudge)

Ingredients: 1 can (14 – 1/2 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 2 1/2 cups confectioner’s  sugar 2 1/2 cups powdered whole milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vanilla Mix all ingredients together. Add food coloring of choice. Knead until smooth. Shape