Posts Tagged: Monique Gomes Casseres

713. Orange Kingdom

April 30, 2013 marked a particularly historic day for the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Willem Alexander of the House of Orange-Nassau became our first king in 123 years as his mother, Queen Beatrix — the third successive Dutch queen to abdicate — ended her 33-year

713. Orange Kingdom

April 30, 2013 marked a particularly historic day for the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Willem Alexander of the House of Orange-Nassau became our first king in 123 years as his mother, Queen Beatrix — the third successive Dutch queen to abdicate — ended her 33-year

730. Curaçao’s Thanksgiving Parade

Our annual harvest festival, Seú, dates back to the 17th century when slaves would gather together in the kunuku (countryside) to pick the harvest at the end of growing season. A good harvest consisted of sorghum stalks, pumpkins, peanuts, watermelons, cucumbers, peppers, and other vegetables. Some

730. Curaçao’s Thanksgiving Parade

Our annual harvest festival, Seú, dates back to the 17th century when slaves would gather together in the kunuku (countryside) to pick the harvest at the end of growing season. A good harvest consisted of sorghum stalks, pumpkins, peanuts, watermelons, cucumbers, peppers, and other vegetables. Some

731. Curaçao Drought

“Our nature is rugged… rough… and not just around the edges. Her charm lies in her resilience. She is what she is. She resembles our temperament… authentic, but not always welcoming.” – Writer, poet, painter, Curaçao culture fiend, Philip A. Rademaker

731. Curaçao Drought

“Our nature is rugged… rough… and not just around the edges. Her charm lies in her resilience. She is what she is. She resembles our temperament… authentic, but not always welcoming.” – Writer, poet, painter, Curaçao culture fiend, Philip A. Rademaker

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

757. Writer and Performer Nydia Ecury

TANKATAN Muhé ta fuerte, no preokupá. Bala di elastik. Bent’abou bula lanta buska konsuelo den trabou i otro soketadanan igual; bula lanta bolbe kanta bida su kansion, sigui balia na su kadans. Dal laga lembe! Hisa pushi tira riba kachó,

757. Writer and Performer Nydia Ecury

TANKATAN Muhé ta fuerte, no preokupá. Bala di elastik. Bent’abou bula lanta buska konsuelo den trabou i otro soketadanan igual; bula lanta bolbe kanta bida su kansion, sigui balia na su kadans. Dal laga lembe! Hisa pushi tira riba kachó,

768. Carnival di Banda Bou

Carnival di Banda Bou, our mom-and-pop version of Carnival is my personal favorite. Wholesome and homemade not cluttered with sponsorships and ads — one big happy family parading in front of each others’ houses decked out in pretty costumes.

768. Carnival di Banda Bou

Carnival di Banda Bou, our mom-and-pop version of Carnival is my personal favorite. Wholesome and homemade not cluttered with sponsorships and ads — one big happy family parading in front of each others’ houses decked out in pretty costumes.

785. Curaçao’s Obsession with Dutch Royalty

Our fine boss lady, Queen Beatrix (75), just announced that she’ll be abdicating the throne after 33 years… ending 123 years of female throne domination… just so my childhood crush, Prince Willem Alexander, can become King on Koninginnedag (world famous

785. Curaçao’s Obsession with Dutch Royalty

Our fine boss lady, Queen Beatrix (75), just announced that she’ll be abdicating the throne after 33 years… ending 123 years of female throne domination… just so my childhood crush, Prince Willem Alexander, can become King on Koninginnedag (world famous