Posts Tagged: Elizabeth Francisco

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’) =

748. Female Head Art: Lensu di Kabes

Our Lensu di Kabes (headscarf) is a fascinating African tradition nearly extinct due to modern hair straightening and relaxing techniques (who’d voluntarily cover up their expensive hairdos?!)  But back in the 19th and 20th century, Lensu di Kabes would communicate a woman’s story,

748. Female Head Art: Lensu di Kabes

Our Lensu di Kabes (headscarf) is a fascinating African tradition nearly extinct due to modern hair straightening and relaxing techniques (who’d voluntarily cover up their expensive hairdos?!)  But back in the 19th and 20th century, Lensu di Kabes would communicate a woman’s story,

846. English Movies Dubbed in Spanish!

Mostly on Venevisión, our most popular Venezuelan import. Allow me to explain. These are English movies. Loosely interpreted in dubbed Spanish. Sometimes with loosely interpreted English subtitles. Bruce Weeellis es duro de matar en su cine millionario, Arma Mortal… Remember?!

846. English Movies Dubbed in Spanish!

Mostly on Venevisión, our most popular Venezuelan import. Allow me to explain. These are English movies. Loosely interpreted in dubbed Spanish. Sometimes with loosely interpreted English subtitles. Bruce Weeellis es duro de matar en su cine millionario, Arma Mortal… Remember?!

876. Papia Awesome Lifesaver!

You want zürkol, mayonès, mòster òf kètsup on your hòdòk ? Just grab them from the frishidère! If your Mènèdjer finds you rilèksing at the kòmpuiter, he’ll say “no chèlèlè na ofisina!” Don’t be no ñèñè, go wear a strèplès

876. Papia Awesome Lifesaver!

You want zürkol, mayonès, mòster òf kètsup on your hòdòk ? Just grab them from the frishidère! If your Mènèdjer finds you rilèksing at the kòmpuiter, he’ll say “no chèlèlè na ofisina!” Don’t be no ñèñè, go wear a strèplès

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

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

907. “Blous” yourself against Evil Eye

We buy these little packets filled with blous (blue powder) at the drugstore. Many mothers rub blous under their newborns’ feet to protect them against Oyada (Evil Eye). Others rub blous in their hair, between their buttocks. Some even shower

907. “Blous” yourself against Evil Eye

We buy these little packets filled with blous (blue powder) at the drugstore. Many mothers rub blous under their newborns’ feet to protect them against Oyada (Evil Eye). Others rub blous in their hair, between their buttocks. Some even shower

929. We love / hate Sarantonio (Saint Anthony)

Saint Anthony is the most popular saint on Curacao. Commonly known as “Sarantonio” or “Toni”, his image or statue is richly decorated with fruits, bread and sometimes even bottles of Rum. He tends to over-promise and under-deliver and likes  to

929. We love / hate Sarantonio (Saint Anthony)

Saint Anthony is the most popular saint on Curacao. Commonly known as “Sarantonio” or “Toni”, his image or statue is richly decorated with fruits, bread and sometimes even bottles of Rum. He tends to over-promise and under-deliver and likes  to