Today is Tuesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2014. There are 127 days left in the year

Virginia Woolf, English author and critic (1882-1941)Thought for Today:

Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded – Virginia Woolf, English author and critic (1882-1941).

 

HumanHints, today ‘Compassion’

human_hints_logoYesterday we discussed commitment. We said that both commitment and compassion are necessary for manifestation. Without commitment you’ll get distracted from your path, usually without even knowing it. Today we’ll discuss compassion, and what it means to our personal journey. Compassion is deep awareness and sympathy for other’s feelings and emotions. When people share feelings, their energy resonates and empowers everyone.

Sunbelt Realty Dash wins Budget Marine Cup in thrilling Aruba International Regatta

International Regatta Aruba 02Aruba International Regatta veteran(s) Sunbelt Realty Dash with captain Remco van Dortmondt won the coveted Budget Marine Cup in the sixth edition of this event. 28 teams competed for the award during the regatta weekend of August 16 and 17 at Surfside Beach and in the harbour of  Oranjestad, Aruba.
Despite the strong winds that required a lot from the teams, not only to win the races but also to keep safe, participants enjoyed the most successful edition of this regatta ever. The challenging sailing conditions in combination with great ambiance on shore and a beautiful self built boat exposition made sure that hundreds of sailing enthusiasts had, as one participant from Curacao called it : “A weekend I’ll never forget”.

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster August 25th, 2014

Bati Bleki, Aug 24th, 2014THE SHALOM BODY & SOUL SPA. Located at the Alhambra Casino & Shops, under new management, the spa is a great asset to the complex. For the opening on Thursday, they had a nice spread pampering a small, intimate crowd, so I decided to give them a try, incognito. I met super-friendly owner, receptionist and waxing specialist Yessenia Arends, who assigned my aesthetician Jessica Albus Richardon, consequently giving me a great mani-padi. The salon boasts separate manicure, pedicure and massage areas, all clean and comfortable, and offers clients a refreshing drink, including champagne, while their body parts are being maintained.

Mr. Edmund Meadus honored at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort

??????????Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice gentleman who is a loyal and friendly visitor of Aruba, at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort 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.

Café the Plaza is ready for a Fantastic Restaurant Week

cdeprestweek2014The buzz is getting stronger every day on the island: the Restaurant Week is coming! That means that the six Aruba Wine and Dine restaurants are offering a three-course menu for just AWG. 45,– (or AWG. 25,– with 1000 Fun Miles). An incredible deal that will tickle your taste buds and won’t hurt your purse at all.

FCCA Announces 2014 Children’s Essay Contest Winners

FCCA Announces 2014 Children's Essay Contest WinnersThe Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 FCCA Children’s Essay Competition. The competition invites students from schools around the Caribbean and Latin America to submit essays on the interplay of their destination and the cruise industry, and then awards the students and schools to help further their education.

Loyal visitors honored at the Marriott Surf Club

??????????Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the Marriott Surf Club as Distinguished Visitors. The symbolic honorary titles are 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.

Three lovely ladies at Salt & Pepper Restaurant

Three lovely ladiesARUBA – Three lovely ladies at one of the tables of Salt & Pepper Restaurant in the Arawak Garden – reason enough for a photo with just a fraction of the extensive salt & pepper shakers collection in the background. They are Cindy Keaton (53), Kaylan Whiticker (19) and Jenna Keaton (22), all from Nashville, Tennessee.

HumanHints, today ‘Commitment’

human_hints_logoAlong the journey toward our goals, it is important to possess commitment and express compassion. When you approach your life with commitment and compassion, there will be no stopping you in your pursuits, and you will learn to be easy on yourself. Lets start with commitment.  To commit means to become attached. A commitment is a binding agreement. When we commit an act, we are bound to it. We cannot take it back. When we make a commitment, we are bound to not go back on our word.

Today is Monday, August 25, the 237th day of 2014. There are 128 days left in the year

Bertrand Russell, English mathematician and philosopher (1872-1970)Thought For Today:

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness – Bertrand Russell, English mathematician and philosopher (1872-1970).

Having coordinated her 250th wedding at the Radisson Lisa Dammerman, is a Wedding Planner Extraordinaire!

IMG_Page-02Palm Beach – In the Summer of 2010, when destination weddings started becoming increasingly popular Lisa came on board at the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa, as the dedicated wedding specialist, making all the difference for couples about the tie the knot in the tropics, reducing the stress of dealing with vendors across long distance phone lines, and navigating the decor and catering fields effortlessly to produce seamless, true dream functions at the resort.

Fast forward to August of 2014, this week’s romantic wedding celebration of Stephanie Moretti and Richard Nelson marked Lisa Dammerman’s 250th wedding, coordinated at her beloved resort.

9 things before Moving Abroad

Miriam- Moving abroadAs seen on www.arubaconnections.blogspot.com

With the joy of the internet allowing us to explore the world from the comfort of our own home and dreaming about visiting far tropical sunny places; it seems that more and more of us are actually planning on moving abroad at least for a few years in a bid to broaden our horizons and experience different cultures and ways of life.

De Palm Tours enjoys Amazonia Hospitality

DPT (21)Palm Beach - As we are always busy in the high season, says Warren Stanley, General Manager De Palm Corporation, we decided to go out for community dinner with all our drivers, operations, maintenance and reservations people midyear, delivering Christmas in July, and Amazonia lends itself perfectly to everybody’s taste and appetite. 

Deloitte Dutch Caribbean hosts a business event at Fort Zoutman

Deloitte 02Oranjestad – The historic fort in the heart of Oranjestad served as backdrop for a much-enjoyed client-appreciation event combined with the official introduction of the new Deloitte Dutch Caribbean constellation of Audit, Consulting, Enterprise Risk Services, Financial Consulting and Tax experts. Partners Michael Leo van Romondt and Julian Lopez Ramirez warmly welcomed guests to Fort Zoutman’s courtyard where guests enjoyed bottomless cocktails and butler passed hors d’oeuvres while networking and socializing in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Celebrate Birthday Pancakes!

aruba  dinner 2ARUBA – Diana’s Pancakes Place is a popular kids birthday party venue, for locals and tourists alike. The delicious Happy Smiley Pancakes are served with a variety of toppings so the kids can decorate and create their own masterpiece.
This birthday girl is named Celine and although her actual birthday was July 17th, she celebrated after the summer vacation so all her friends could attend.

HumanHints, today ‘Your Energy Signature’

human_hints_logoWe talk a lot about our daily actions, thoughts, emotions and decisions, which make up our awareness. What do you focus on? What energy occupies your mind and consumes your time each day?

Your focus and awareness create your Personal Energy Signature, which is transmitted into all forms of energetic expression. Your energy travels to infinity, and it affects all vibrational energies in three dimensions and beyond.

Today is Saturday, August 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year

Today is SaturdayThought For Today:

Friendship is honey – but don’t eat it all – Moroccan proverb.

 

From August 27 – September 3 At MooMba the name Restaurant Week takes on a whole new meaning

moombarestweek2014 03A sumptuous three-course dinner for just AWG. 45,– per person sounds too good to be true. It gets even better when this person has a Fun Miles card with 1000 miles on it, because then the price is just AWG. 25,–.  Read on and get excited: the Restaurant Week should not be missed at any price. The event is from August 27 till September 3.

The Restaurant Week is an initiative of the Aruba Wine And Dine (AWD) group. The six restaurants of AWD include Salt & Pepper, Tango Argentine Grill, Fishes & More, Hadicurari, MooMba and Café the Plaza are offering three-course dinners at an almost ridiculously low price, showcasing the restaurants and allowing the chefs to wow their clientele.

Aunt Val and niece Mary Anne love the carpaccio at Fishes & More

Aunt Val and niece Mary AnneARUBA – Friends had told Val Stunja and her niece Mary Anne about a great restaurant in the Arawak Garden a few years back. It was called Fishes & More. Once they tried the freshly caught grouper the two were sold; add to that the attentive ministrations of manager Alex and Fishes & More was a sure stop during their holiday.

Cesar and Marina Perez Rossi honored at the La Cabana Resort

??????????ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple  whom are loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba, as Ambassadors of Goodwill, at the La Cabana Beach Resort. 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.

Loyal visitors honored at the La Cabana Resort

??????????Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the La Cabana Resort as Distinguished Visitors and Ambassadors of Goodwill. The symbolic honorary titles are presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for 10 to 19 and 20 or more consecutive years.

A fabulous dinner for liking and sharing Papillon Restaurant

Share and like article 2014The Like & Share event that Papillon Restaurant in the Village put on Facebook, has been a great success. Everyone who liked & shared a photo was one of the contenders for the big prize: a dinner for two with a bottle of Chablis at Papillon, which is considered one of Aruba’s top restaurants.

Manager Tina van Mal, chef Michael van Dorst and supervisor Lizzy Jansen did the drawing, as can be seen in the photo.

Trop Club and Casino is the place to be this weekend

Trop casino 1PALM BEACH – The Trop Club and Casino is gearing up for a fun action-packed weekend, kicking off with Friday’s 5pm Bingo Tournament. Offering $1,500 in cash prizes, the bingo games will be hosted by singer Jemina and a local celebrity bingo host.

Visitors are then invited to stick around after bingo for the Drinkin with Lincoln Happy Hour.

HumanHints, today ‘Train Your Brain and Transform Your Life’

human_hints_logoThe Universe reflects your energy back to you. To change your life, change your energy. To change your energy, change your perspective, Your attitudes about the details of your life determine the tone of your daily existence. Your attitudes generate your emotions, which are reflected back to you in your life.

An attitude is an automatic emotional reaction. Think of a person or situation that gives you bad feelings, or imagine something that you don’t like to do. Feel the automatic emotional response within your body. There is a definite change within your Being, when a bad attitude takes over.

Today is Friday, August 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year

Sydney J. Harris, American journalist (1917-1986)Thought For Today:

Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases, money makes counterfeit men. – Sydney J. Harris, American journalist (1917-1986).

 

Cosy Cotton Blues Band @ Café The Old Dutch

Cosy Cotton Blues Band 02ARUBA – Formed in 1986, the members had played previously in Dutch bluesbands. The Cosy Cotton band toured in Holland, Belgium and Germany, and accompanied many American blues players on tour all over  Europe.The band played at many important Blues and jazz festivals, on the same bill with big names as BB King, Ray Charles, Robert Cray, The Blues Brothers Band, Johnny Adams, Chaka Kahn and many others.

The 5th anniversary party at CILO City Lounge will be great!

Feestweekend cilo fotoCILO City Lounge is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month. Time flies, doesn’t it? The great harbor view restaurant in downtown Oranjestad does not wish this momentous event to go by unnoticed, so an entire party weekend has been planned for the last weekend of the month. Everybody is invited!

Regulars at Sopranos Pianobar

Sopranos PianobarARUBA – Michael, Jamie, Katie, & Matt from New Jersey / New York are one of our regulars at Sopranos Pianobar.  Parents timeshare owners has been coming here for years, 1st time they spent night at Sopranos they enjoy it and spent the rest of the vacation nights for us.

Now their back again on One Happy Island and back to their favorite night spot.

Tango Argentine Grill wants to surprise you during the fantastic Restaurant Week

Tangorestweek2014 01A sumptuous three-course dinner for just AWG. 45,– per person sounds too good to be true. It gets even better when this person has a Fun Miles card with 1000 miles on it, because then the price is just AWG. 25,–.  Read on and get excited: the Restaurant Week should not be missed at any price. The event is from August 27 till September 3.

Club di Movimiento Summer Course Dance Show case

Summer Course 03ARUBA – Club di Movimiento Aruba, dance school situated in Bubali, Noord wants to congratulate all the summer course dance students for their achievements during the 4 weeks of Dance Summer Camp.

Last Friday, Club di Movimiento successfully ended the 4 weeks Dance Summer Camp with a Show case performance where students from age 2 to 16 years old showed a variety of dance styles such as; Creative Movement, Classical Ballet, Contemporary-Modern, Tap, Jazz and Aruban Folklore.

HumanHints, today ‘The Absolute Mentality’

The physical world is constantly trying to seduce us into absolutes.  Our Ego, Bless its Protective Purpose, likes to see things in black and white, but physical existence is anything but simple and straightforward. Start to become aware of when you and others speak in absolutes.  It has to be this way, it can’t be that way.  You either agree or disagree.  There is no middle ground. 

Today is Thursday, August 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year

Theodor Fontane, German author (1819-1898).Thought For Today:

Happiness, it seems to me, consists of two things: first, in being where you belong, and second – and best – in comfortably going through everyday life, that is, having had a good night’s sleep and not being hurt by new shoes – Theodor Fontane, German author (1819-1898).

Salt & Pepper Restaurant is ready for a fantastic Restaurant Week

saltpepperrestweek2014 00Tapas and more for just AWG. 45,–

ARUBA – A sumptuous three-course dinner for just AWG. 45,– per person sounds too good to be true. It gets even better when this person has a Fun Miles card with 1000 miles on it, because then the price is just AWG. 25,–.  Read on and get excited: the Restaurant Week should not be missed at any price. The event is from August 27 till September 3.

The Restaurant Week is an initiative of the Aruba Wine And Dine (AWD) group.

On vacation with medication – an article by Heidi Marchena, pharmacist at Botica di Servicio

ARUBA - Planning a vacation usually includes a thorough check of the travel requirements such as flight, lodgings, passport, maybe a needed visa or preventive shots, etc. Something easily overlooked and forgotten is to make preparations for needed prescription medication, with the risk of turning the vacation into a nightmare. Prior to departure a few steps can be taken to eliminate future problems.

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