Posts Tagged: Monique Gomes Casseres

713. We ALL Match on Queen’s Day (April 30)

And 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

713. We ALL Match on Queen’s Day (April 30)

And 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

730. Our Awesome Thanksgiving Parade: Seú

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. Our Awesome Thanksgiving Parade: Seú

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. Drought in our Nature

“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. Drought in our Nature

“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. 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

757. In Celebration of International Mother Language Day…

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. In Celebration of International Mother Language Day…

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. Best of Carnival di Banda Bou 2012/2013

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. Best of Carnival di Banda Bou 2012/2013

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. Our 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. Our 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