Posts Tagged: Selwyn de Wind

665. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 3)

You’ve mastered the Chiiieeeeew You’re late because it was raining… a few hours ago You don’t mess with ‘Djo libra’ (direct translation: ‘God help me / you’, meaning: vehemently against / absolutely not) You know what it means to have ‘djimpi’,

665. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 3)

You’ve mastered the Chiiieeeeew You’re late because it was raining… a few hours ago You don’t mess with ‘Djo libra’ (direct translation: ‘God help me / you’, meaning: vehemently against / absolutely not) You know what it means to have ‘djimpi’,

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

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