HumanHints, today ‘Learn To Laugh’ Part 1 – Laughter and Play

Learn how to make yourself laugh at will. This is a powerful technique that it is easier than you might think. We’re supposed to play thru life, but as adults, we think that doing is the only way to get thru life. The fundamental energy of playing and doing is completely different. When we do, we try to control. When we play, we allow Universal Grace into our lives.

Tourist Kids Give Back To Aruba Kids Enjoy protecting Aruba’s Reefs by creating awareness with our Save the Reefs Bracelet Program

page-02Malmok – Aruba’s Marine Park Foundation in cooperation with the island’s popular water sports operators, Jolly Pirates have implemented an especially worthy “Protect the Reefs bracelet” program.

The simple concept of a set of three awareness bracelets has been initiated to develop more reef care awareness and educational programs on the island.

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster July 28th, 2014

page-05RAIN SONG & DANCE. Bachata super star Romeo Santos broke the long spell of drought on Aruba, delivering a deluge of much-needed rain water on the night of his performance. My friends who bought the $400.- concert ticket report finding shelter under tables, and soaking their butts in three- inch of muddy water. Some opted to squeeze, all five of them, into a Port-A Potty, for a full hour. The American heartthrob came on stage at 2:30pm, and gave the wet and wild crowd a decent lip-syncing show!  According to Diario editor Nilton Lacle, we’ve had a long string of washed out concerts over the years, which made them ever-so-memorable.  

Sadia Futa Celebrates her 10th Anniversary at Caribbean Palm Village Resort

Sadia (1)Noord – Her name pops up at every Employee of Month Award Ceremony, as she has been nominated and also won the coveted title a number of times. She also regularly collects Shining Star Awards and Extra Mile Awards for her impeccable performance at the reservations department, taking care of guests and owners requests and needs.

Aruba Releases Venezuelan Diplomat Sought by US

Hugo Carvaja arubaAruba government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country’s consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor. Aruba authorities had argued previously that Hugo Carvajal, a former military intelligence chief, didn’t have immunity from arrest because he had yet to be accredited by the Netherlands, which manages the foreign affairs of its former colony that sits off the coast of Venezuela.

Fusion, Tapas, Wine & Piano Bar is proud of its Trip Advisor Award of Excellence

Fusion Trip Adv (1)Palm Beach – The charming lounge at the Alhambra Casino & Shops has just been recognized as one of the best establishments on the island, as it was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites.

The  continuous efforts made by Fusion’s team and the consistency in preparing and presenting  exceptionally high-quality tapas, dinner specials and cocktails combined with professional and personalized service earned Fusion its important first international recognition.

Burton and Sharon Sorensen honored at the Divi Phoenix

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Second Quarter Awards at La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino Recognize Excellence

MC speech april2014 02Eagle Beach – During a special lunch celebration at La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino, members of management lauded associates, supervisors and teams, nominated for exceptional performance during April, May & June of 2014.

The nominees of the month of April took center stage at the conference room and were individually praised for their dedication and loyalty by their direct supervisors.

HumanHints, today ‘External Forces’

Self awareness is the ultimate personal power. When you know your self, you become more aware of external forces forces acting on you. Your genuine self is the only baseline reference point by which we can measure external forces. When an external force acts on you, you can feel it. It is blissful at best and infuriating at worst. Your reaction to an external force depends on if you’re aligned with it.

Today is Monday, July 28, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.

Thomas a Kempis, German theologian (1380-1471)Thought For Today:

Verily, when the day of judgment comes, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done – Thomas a Kempis, German theologian (1380-1471).

Max and Lynn Levin honored at the Paradise Beach Villas

Max and Lynn Levin honored at the Paradise Beach Villas 00Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple, whom are loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the Paradise Beach Villas as Ambassadors of Goodwill. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for 20 or more consecutive years.

The honorees were Mr. Max and Mrs. Lynn Levin from Leland NC. Max and Lynn are loyal members of the Paradise Beach Villas and they love Aruba very much because of the friendly people, the climate, beaches, restaurants, fishing, shopping and being on Aruba and staying at the Paradise is like being home for them. 

Development relations between Venezuela and The Netherlands

Venezuela arubaARUBA - There are some serious developments now in the diplomatic conflict between the South American country and The Netherlands. Venezuela prohibits all aircrafts from The Netherlands, Aruba and Curacao to fly in their aerial space. The Venezuela Government gives order to their State Oil Company PDVSA to stop supplying oil products to Curacao. This information is developing and is extra official. Insel Air is not allowed to transport passengers to Venezuela. InselAir requests the Venezuelan Government to send aircrafts to come pick them up.

Real Estate Miriam answers all

Real Estate Miriam answers all- 26 juliAsk Real Estate expert Miriam Engeln anything about properties in ARUBA, such as how to invest in real estate, how to maximize occupancy in vacation properties, rental income tips, constructing a house, home exchange, house flipping, retire-/ moving to ARUBA and so on.

This week’s question by Anabelle Baker: How do I sell my house?

Aeropuerto Internacionl Reina Beatrix in Aruba: OPENED FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL

final-logo-new-layoutORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) confirms that the airport of Aruba is opened for business as usual. Supposedly there are rumors circulating giving the erroneous information that Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix would be closed. This information is not correct. All flights are being normally processed.

Honoring at Holiday Inn

Honoring at Holiday Inn 02David Leon & Sandi Restino from Ontario, Canada were honored as Distinguished Visitors after returning to Aruba for 10 consecutive years.

The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for more than 10 consecutive years.

Papillon’s mussels arrived again!

Mossel papillon 2014 artikel aangepastThe mussels that are served in the weekends of July and August at Papillon restaurant in The Village are bursting with taste, fleshy and sumptuous.

Flown in from Zeeland in the south of Holland, they are still dripping sea water, so to speak. Early last month the first mussel crop was allowed to be picked and the verdict from the experts was that it was of excellent quality, even though the temperature of the water has not been as favorable as other years.

Today is Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year.

Aeschylus, Greek playwright (525 BC - 456 BC)Thought For Today:

Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny – Aeschylus, Greek playwright (525 BC – 456 BC).

 

Fun in the Sun at Windie’s Summer Camp

Rona 0Eagle Beach – With one cycle concluded, the next one is shaping up nicely for Windie’s Fun in The Sun Summer Camp, starting Monday, July 28th. The five-day program is filled with activities such swimming in the semi-Olympic pool at Aqua Windie’s and well-supervised visits to Eagle Beach.

Also planned, excursions to Reina Beatrix Airport and the Aruba Port Authority on board the party bus, arts and crafts,  a live demonstration by the K-9  police team who will showcase the incredible ability and intelligence of their canine professionals and an educational session with the ambulance team. A visit to the local water plant, WEB, and the TV station are also on the camp’s busy and entertaining agenda.

Special guests honored at the Playa Linda Beach Resort

Playa Linda 01ARUBA – Recently, the following guests were  honored as an Ambassador of goodwill for the island of Aruba after returning to our island for more than 20 consecutive years: Steven & Ilana Ginsberg, Ken & Harold Heller and also Paul & Ronni Ginsberg.

The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for between 10 and 20 years consecutive.

Great cocktails for Leanna and Randy at Fishes and More

Great cocktails for LeannaARUBA – Leanna and Randy from Massachusetts, USA, are sad: they discovered their favorite restaurant on the island on the evening before they had to fly home again. The 21-year olds found out about Fishes and More Restaurant when the concierge at their hotel recommended it.

When they tasted their first cocktails, they were in heaven; the pork schnitzel did wonders as well, by the way.

Housekeeping Supervisor Lidia Jose completes 25 years at Caribbean Palm Village Resort

SONY DSCPalm Beach – Lidia Jose celebrated her twenty-five year career at the Caribbean Palm Village Resort, at a special luncheon, hosted by management at the Asian Bistro on Palm Beach.

Interim General Manager Astrid Muller supported by members of management thanked Lidia for her many contributions as a housekeeping supervisor and wished her many more years of good health and active service at the resort.

Guests of the week at Bugaloe!

Guests of the week at BugaloePalm Beach - This week Ryan Gallagher and Talia Defazio from Utica, New York were back in Aruba again! They enjoyed their time at the beach bar Bugaloe like they do every year. They have been coming to Aruba for 6 years and are not planning to change their holiday destination any time soon. Ryan and Talia like to spend time in the sun during the day but in the evening you can always find them at the Palm Pier Bar enjoying some food and exotic cocktails.

Jolly Pirates wins the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Awarded

Jolly Pirates 04Jolly Pirates Cruises remain the top choice among island visitors.

The 2014 Certificate of Excellence award, from the world’s largest Travel site, Trip Advisor is given to  the team at Jolly Pirates.

HADICURARI – The prestigious Trip Advisor honor, rewarded for excellence in Hospitality is presented to top companies around the globe like the Jolly Pirates which consistently garner outstanding traveler reviews on the popular Trip Advisor website.

Loyal visitors honored at the Divi Phoenix

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the Divi Phoenix Beach Resort, as Distinguished Visitors. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for 10 to 19 consecutive years.

HumanHints, today ‘Learn To Laugh’ Part 3 – Overcoming The Body

Yesterday we discussed laughter as a way to get your self out of despair. Today we’ll continue our discussion. Getting your self out of despair might be the hardest thing you’ve ever done, because the body loves the sensation of despair and it wants to hold onto it. Your body and logical mind will do everything in their power to keep you feeling your own personal Human Hell. The alternative is to remain in extreme misery, even though you consciously know how to get out.

Today is Friday, July 25, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

Woody Allen, U.S. actor, comedian, film director and producer (1935-)Thought For Today:

I am at two with nature – Woody Allen, U.S. actor, comedian, film director and producer (1935-).

 

Frank at Sand Bar

Frank at Sand Bar 00Palm Beach – Last Friday the 18th of July formed the kickoff of the first FRANK event at the Sandbar in Aruba. Sandbar, which has officially started operating under Brickell Bay Beach Club & Spa Boutique Hotel since July 1st,  has initiated the Friday Afternoon Drink, the so called FRANK at SAND. This happy hour from 5 until 7 PM is to provide local professionals and tourists a classy, upscale and Caribbean Chic venue with very reasonably priced drinks, open air seating with shading, music provided by a DJ and free snacks.

A couple of guests attending the first FRANK were interviewed:

Talk show host Humberto Tan enjoys breakfast at CILO City Lounge

Humberto TanDutch talk show host Humberto Tan visited CILO City Lounge last Wednesday. Mr. Tan, who is a jack-of-all-trades, greatly enjoyed his breakfast of scrambled eggs at the popular harborview, dowtown restaurant. He complimented the staff on the restaurant’s menu and the nicely written blackboard with daily specials.

At Sopranos piano bar the spotlight on a lovely New Jersey bikers couple

Sopranos piano barARUBA – Rob and Michelle have been coming to Aruba forever: they love the island and they spend their holiday preferably here in the company of their teenage son and daughter.

The two have a great hobby: biking! The sense of freedom that biking offers, is priceless.

Loyal visitors honored at the Costa Linda Beach Resort

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitor of Aruba, at the Costa Linda Beach Resort, as Ambassadors of Goodwill. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for 20 or more consecutive years.

Ruth Hudgins Jackson honored at Casa del Mar

Casa del MarRecently, Ms. Marouska Heyliger honored Mrs. Ruth Hudgins Jackson, resident of Laurel, Maryland with the Goodwill Ambassador certificate in the name of the Aruba Tourism Authority. The event which commemorates her 23rd  consecutive visit to the island was held at the Casa del Mar Beach Resort.

Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

Olive Schreiner, South African author and feminist (1855-1920)Thought For Today:

My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad – Olive Schreiner, South African author and feminist (1855-1920).

Aruban Flowers cast to the sea in tribute of Flt #17 victims

Aruban Flowers 00EAGLE BEACH – Both locals and tourists came out in numbers and various times during the sunset last evening to throw locally grown flowers into the ocean as a tribute to the victims and families of the Malaysian Flt #17 that was apparently shot down by missiles.  Nearly 200 of the victims were Dutch nationals and some personally known to locals here on Aruba and our sister island Curacao, who is morning the loss of one of their own who died in the crash.

People all around the world are shocked by this tragedy that touches the hearts and souls of most everyone no matter where they are from and that is why many made a silent prayer at sunset while gently tossing flowers from the shores of Aruba yesterday.

Chris and Heather Zirke honored at the Marriott Surf Club

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple whom are loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the Marriott Surf Club, as Distinguished visitors.  The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for 10 to 19 consecutive years.

World Cup star Dirk Kuyt at Papillon Restaurant

Dirk Kuyt 2014Dirk Kuyt, whose performances during the World Cup Soccer matches in Brazil were most impressive, is on Aruba. Better yet, he has been spotted at lovely Papillon Restaurant in The Village, one of his favorite restaurants on the island. Dirk and his family are enjoying  their holiday these days before going back to work in Turkey.

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