Posts Tagged: Mark Griffith

772. Curaçao Baseball Hero: Hensley Meulens

I’ve never been great at memorizing baseball stats, but I can tell you that Hensley Meulens (45) is the first major league baseball player from Curaçao and he played from 1989 to 2000. It’s not a coincidence that baseball has trumped soccer as Curaçao’s

772. Curaçao Baseball Hero: Hensley Meulens

I’ve never been great at memorizing baseball stats, but I can tell you that Hensley Meulens (45) is the first major league baseball player from Curaçao and he played from 1989 to 2000. It’s not a coincidence that baseball has trumped soccer as Curaçao’s

776. Quadrilingual Signs

Most yu’i Kòrsou have a natural inclination for speaking multiple languages and they tend to switch between 2-3 languages, several times a day: Dutch at school / work, Papiamentu outside of school / work (but also sometimes at work), Spanish and

776. Quadrilingual Signs

Most yu’i Kòrsou have a natural inclination for speaking multiple languages and they tend to switch between 2-3 languages, several times a day: Dutch at school / work, Papiamentu outside of school / work (but also sometimes at work), Spanish and

809. Curaçao’s New Year’s Superstition

In my Gomes Casseres family, we leap over burning incense on December 31. Don’t ask. Show up around 7:30 – 8 pm half-tipsy, sometimes full-tipsy from all-day roadside day time new year’s eve parties. Jump over the smoky pan filled with

809. Curaçao’s New Year’s Superstition

In my Gomes Casseres family, we leap over burning incense on December 31. Don’t ask. Show up around 7:30 – 8 pm half-tipsy, sometimes full-tipsy from all-day roadside day time new year’s eve parties. Jump over the smoky pan filled with

907. Curaçao’s Evil Eye Protection

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. Curaçao’s Evil Eye Protection

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

932. Psssssstttttttt…

 Psssstttttttt… like a snake. Psssssttttt…. like you have to pee really badly. And then once he has her attention, he follows it up with: “… hey Duuuushi!” “Tantu karni i ami ku hamber!” (translation: “all that juicy meat… and I’m

932. Psssssstttttttt…

 Psssstttttttt… like a snake. Psssssttttt…. like you have to pee really badly. And then once he has her attention, he follows it up with: “… hey Duuuushi!” “Tantu karni i ami ku hamber!” (translation: “all that juicy meat… and I’m

964. Curaçao’s Miracle Water

We’ll let you in on a little secret… We use all-natural, organic Agua Maravilla (Witch Hazel) to treat pretty much EVERYTHING. It’s truly a MARAVILLA! Just pour Agua Maravilla in some cotton and treat affected area. Heals headaches, cuts, bruises,

964. Curaçao’s Miracle Water

We’ll let you in on a little secret… We use all-natural, organic Agua Maravilla (Witch Hazel) to treat pretty much EVERYTHING. It’s truly a MARAVILLA! Just pour Agua Maravilla in some cotton and treat affected area. Heals headaches, cuts, bruises,

966. Curaçao’s Shimaruku

Shimaruku is our most resilient and popular wild fruit tree. Its fruit’s degree of sour depends on the amount of rain it gets. Red Shimarukus tend to taste better than orange, just sayin’. All-Natural Sour Patch Kids. Awesome. Use a

966. Curaçao’s Shimaruku

Shimaruku is our most resilient and popular wild fruit tree. Its fruit’s degree of sour depends on the amount of rain it gets. Red Shimarukus tend to taste better than orange, just sayin’. All-Natural Sour Patch Kids. Awesome. Use a