Posts Tagged: Clifford Goilo

897. Curaçao Got Back

“Tuuuuuur esei ta dibo?!” = Is aaaaall that yours?! “No saka mi pòrtret!” = Don’t take my picture! “Asina chinès a muri” = That’s how a Chinese man died “Hesusei, no ta bista!” = Jesus hey, that’s no sight (for sore

897. Curaçao Got Back

“Tuuuuuur esei ta dibo?!” = Is aaaaall that yours?! “No saka mi pòrtret!” = Don’t take my picture! “Asina chinès a muri” = That’s how a Chinese man died “Hesusei, no ta bista!” = Jesus hey, that’s no sight (for sore

901. Curaçao’s Warawara

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 donkey

901. Curaçao’s Warawara

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 donkey

923. Curaçao’s Kuenta i Tambú

I’ve lived in the US for the past 12 years, most recently in Manhattan. Though I often hear Spanish and Dutch on the street, I hardly ever hear Papiamentu… My native language. I’m not that surprised; Papiamentu is only spoken

923. Curaçao’s Kuenta i Tambú

I’ve lived in the US for the past 12 years, most recently in Manhattan. Though I often hear Spanish and Dutch on the street, I hardly ever hear Papiamentu… My native language. I’m not that surprised; Papiamentu is only spoken

924. Curaçao Hairdos

Mullet + “Maton” (Killer) = MULTON Awesome!

924. Curaçao Hairdos

Mullet + “Maton” (Killer) = MULTON Awesome!

949. Love in Papiamentu

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]

949. Love in Papiamentu

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]

960. Chupabèbè “Suck and Drink” by Curaçao’s Kuenta i Tambú

  Chupabèbè lollipop made of burnt sugar syrup in animal shape (chicken is a favorite) Chupabèbè’s hard shell melts into a gooey syrup that you have to “drink” (swallow) while you suck. NO biting! (Unless you enjoy visiting your dentist)

960. Chupabèbè “Suck and Drink” by Curaçao’s Kuenta i Tambú

  Chupabèbè lollipop made of burnt sugar syrup in animal shape (chicken is a favorite) Chupabèbè’s hard shell melts into a gooey syrup that you have to “drink” (swallow) while you suck. NO biting! (Unless you enjoy visiting your dentist)

970. Papia Awesome Dictionary (Part 1)

Búbè = Idiot Badabada = Sh*t Show Djòdjò = Enjoying Chulo = Great, Handsome Bululú = Problem, Confusion Ronkalèlè = Tail for kite that makes (too much) noise Pòtò pòtò = Hefty Lali lali = Weak (sauce) Chòria = Too

970. Papia Awesome Dictionary (Part 1)

Búbè = Idiot Badabada = Sh*t Show Djòdjò = Enjoying Chulo = Great, Handsome Bululú = Problem, Confusion Ronkalèlè = Tail for kite that makes (too much) noise Pòtò pòtò = Hefty Lali lali = Weak (sauce) Chòria = Too