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.

Hugs and kisses for Audrey Gage, the flower lady at Salt & Pepper

Hugs and kisses for Audrey Gage 01Today it is time for big hugs and kisses for Mrs. Audrey Gage, the lady who can be found at Salt & Pepper Restaurant every morning. Audrey is a much-liked, lovely woman, who brings flowers from her garden to decorate her breakfast table at the restaurant; that is why she is called the Flower Lady. Her positive vibes and smiling face are very welcoming and Audrey knows many regulars at the popular restaurant in the Arawak Garden by name.

Jessica Maduro is Employee of the Month at Salt & Pepper Restaurant

Jessica MaduroThe lovely girl with the biggest smile in the picture is Jessica Maduro, a great colleague and super waitress at Salt & Pepper Restaurant in the Arawak Garden. Jessica is always in a good mood, is helpful and ready to pitch in when extra support is needed. So reasons enough to put her in the spotlight and make her Employee of the Month at Salt & Pepper.

BUCUTI’s LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY SHOWCASED AT COASTAL TOURISM SYMPOSIUM

Symposium for InnovatorsEAGLE BEACH – 150 experts gathered in Grenada last week to examine a topic Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts has been a leader in for decades, sustainable tourism. The Caribbean Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism, which was the first of this kind in the region, served as a platform for industry leaders to share their thoughts and visions on innovative coastal tourism models including what they have accomplished to date and what opportunities lie ahead.

A full house for De Suikertuin’s terrific Vegetarian Evening

juli 2014 043It was a full house last Saturday evening at Restaurant De Suikertuin in the Wilhelminastraat, when its Vegetarian Evening with guest chef Rodney Theysen was held. As promised, the palate and taste buds  of the sixty guests went into overdrive. The lovely restaurant was filled to the max, yet it was not overcrowded. Chef Rodney had everything under control and the tasty dishes were much appreciated.

Today is Wednesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2014. There are 161 days left in the year.

Jean Baptiste Massillon, French clergyman (1663-1742)Thought For Today:

To be proud and inaccessible is to be timid and weak – Jean Baptiste Massillon, French clergyman (1663-1742).

 

Treasure box found at De Palm Island

Proposal DPI 00Oranjestad, July 2014Chris Parillo and Heather Lavell found a treasure box on the ocean floor while snorkeling at De Palm Island.

Little did Heather know that her boyfriend, with the assistance of the staff at De Palm Island, had purposely put the treasure box amongst the coral where he knew they would be snorkeling. What was to be an ordinary day of enjoying all that De Palm Island has to offer such as banana boat rides, waterslides, all-inclusive food & beverage, snorkeling and more, turned out to be a very special moment for Heather. Upon discovering the treasure box Heather was at first hesitant to pick it up.

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster July 21st, 2014

Bati Bleki, July 20th, 2014RENT A CHEF. Chef Bas Kuurstra, who worked for 5 years for Taste of Belgium as executive chef, and before that chef and sous chef at Scandals and Ventanas del Mar, is now on the verge of starting his own company called Rent a Chef, gourmet chef services. He provides personal and private chef services, cooking at home for a dinner party or showing up once a week to make up to 5 days of family meals, to stock the freezer or fridge, so that dinner may always be ready, whenever you are! Bas can cook a special upscale 3 to 8 course menu, in the comfort of our home on special occasions. I love that idea. Look him up on FB.

Taittinger, the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Champagne and Romar Trading Company, entertain island dignitaries at Texas De Brazil

TDB Taittinger (10)Palm Beach – Wine Artist Clive Faustin welcomed champagne lovers to Lounge Rouge at Texas de Brazil for the relaunch of Taittinger Champagne, a 2014 FIFA sponsor. The group of distinguished bankers, doctors, and hospitality professionals enjoyed a unique tasting of three distinctly different champagnes, conducted by Faustin and his crew at Romar Trading Company, assisted by Ruchen Coffie, a member of Texas de Brazil management.

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