Posts Tagged: Yolanda Wiel

604. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 6)

You automatically wiggle your hips and upper-body (even when seated) upon hearing the first sounds of a tambú, tumba, merengue, salsa, reaggeaton, etc You make appointments at 3 when you want to start at 4   You get insulted and

604. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 6)

You automatically wiggle your hips and upper-body (even when seated) upon hearing the first sounds of a tambú, tumba, merengue, salsa, reaggeaton, etc You make appointments at 3 when you want to start at 4   You get insulted and

622. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 5)

You’ve mastered the (many) meanings of ‘konyo’ and use it in both positive and negative sense (mostly positive of course!) You don’t flinch when you see women out and about with rollers in their hair A car honks at you,

622. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 5)

You’ve mastered the (many) meanings of ‘konyo’ and use it in both positive and negative sense (mostly positive of course!) You don’t flinch when you see women out and about with rollers in their hair A car honks at you,

651. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 4)

You know some tourists have seen more of the island than you have… and you’re okay with that You ‘do redu’ (= gossip) too… and consider it ‘networking’ You’ve stayed up past midnight to stand on the street and watch

651. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 4)

You know some tourists have seen more of the island than you have… and you’re okay with that You ‘do redu’ (= gossip) too… and consider it ‘networking’ You’ve stayed up past midnight to stand on the street and watch

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’,

695. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 2)

You forgot someone’s name? Just call them ‘Dushi’…! You’re not surprised when you get ‘bon pasku’ weeks after Christmas… You order Polar ‘ku kup di eis’ (= with a cup of ice) You understand that ‘don’t drink and drive’ means

695. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 2)

You forgot someone’s name? Just call them ‘Dushi’…! You’re not surprised when you get ‘bon pasku’ weeks after Christmas… You order Polar ‘ku kup di eis’ (= with a cup of ice) You understand that ‘don’t drink and drive’ means

706. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 1)

You end sentences with ‘swa’ (= brother-in-law)… You classify the level of nastiness by the length of your ‘chéééééé..!‘ Your friends call you to see why you’re taking so long, you tell them “mi ta yegando!” (=I’m so close), even

706. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 1)

You end sentences with ‘swa’ (= brother-in-law)… You classify the level of nastiness by the length of your ‘chéééééé..!‘ Your friends call you to see why you’re taking so long, you tell them “mi ta yegando!” (=I’m so close), even