HumanHints, today ‘Potential Pitfalls of Becoming Self-Aware’

Life doesn’t always seem like a joyous occasion, especially when we’re on the road to enlightenment. Becoming fully self-aware means seeing all of your self, including the parts of your self that you never knew were there. Seeing your own automatic expressions can be disconcerting, but it can also provide huge opportunities for personal growth.

Today is Friday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2014. There are 96 days left in the year

George Santayana, American philosopher (born 1863, died this date in 1952)Thought for Today: “A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.” – George Santayana, American philosopher (born 1863, died this date in 1952).

Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United States secretary of state; John Jay, the first chief justice; Edmund Randolph, the first attorney general.

Matt Boland Joins Divi Resorts as Regional Executive Chef Aruba’s Top Chef Heads to Divi

Matt Boland Joins Divi Resorts as Regional Executive Chef 00ARUBA – Matt Boland, a veteran and culinary star of the Aruba hospitality industry, has joined Divi Resorts as regional executive chef. Boland is in charge of food and beverage operations for the company’s more than twenty restaurants at its properties in Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, St. Croix and St. Maarten. Boland is the first to hold this new position for Divi Resorts, and he is tasked with creating new menus, conceptualizing future restaurant ideas and unifying standards of culinary excellence. He also will be expanding “pureocean,” Divi’s proprietary restaurant brand, in key locations. He reports to Marco Galaverna, president and chief operating officer of Divi Resorts.

Community Project 2014 World Tourism Day – Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Colegio Hilario Angela

World Tourism DayCommunity Project 2014 World Tourism Day – Thursday, September 25, 2014

We would like to invite you to attend a special program

La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino is organizing at our adopted school, Colegio Hilario Angela.

A warm ‘We’ll be back!’ from Anita and Pauline at Fishes & More Restaurant

Fishes & More RestaurantARUBA – Pauline Ittluson and Anita Barnes from Union, NJ, and Surf City, happened to read about Fishes & More restaurant in the Arawak Garden in one of Aruba’s local papers and they decided to give the popular restaurant a try. The two are here on vacation and to celebrate a birthday, so reasons enough to take a seat on the terrace of the cozy Arawak plaza, which is studded with restaurants, a cocktail bar and which has nightly live music.

One Happy Event Suzy Vrolijk’s Wine Traveling Birthday at Taste of Belgium was a blast

Suzy's bday 2014ARUBA – Friends gathered at Taste of Belgium in the Palm Beach Plaza Mall past weekend to celebrate Suzy’s 50th birthday. This momentous occasion deserved a special treat, so Suzy had organized a food & wine pairing, which she called Suzy’s Wine Traveling Birthday and guess what: guests were more than a little bit happy at the end of the tour!

Tapas is what Tammi and William like most at Salt & Pepper

Tapas is what Tammi and WilliamARUBA – They come for the tapas, but they are also crazy about Lenny, who is their favorite bartender at Salt & Pepper Restaurant in the Arawak Garden: Tammi Carta and William Hale are surely enjoying life and especially their holiday on Aruba. The two are from Halifax, Pennsylvania and they are spending lots of time in their rental villa in Sabana Liber and on the beaches.

From September 24 to October 8, 2014: Temporary Airport Offices building entrance

final-logo-new-layoutORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) who manages Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix is always working to enhance the airport. It is for this that AAA announces that due to construction works the access to the airport tower building where the AAA offices are located will be temporary relocated to West Wing Entrance at stairs across Cinnabon and Mello Bar.

HumanHints, today ‘Love Is Unity’

Love is fourth dimensional energy that holds together the physical realm. Love is the force that holds the three dimensional Universe together. Love is Unity Consciousness, the knowledge that we are all little pieces of the same Unified Source. When someone wants to join with another, they say they are In Love. They feel a desire to combine with another in order to experience Unity in physical Separation.

Today is Thursday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2014. There are 97 days left in the year.

Elisabeth Marbury, American writer (1856-1933)Thought for Today: ”The richer your friends, the more they will cost you.” – Elisabeth Marbury, American writer (1856-1933).

Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 25, 1789, the first United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. (Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.)

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino hosts annual ATCA 2014 tourism conference

RLIFE-SEPT2014---0ORANJESTAD – During the past week ATCA annual tourism conference was held at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. This year the conference was attended by representatives in the tourism industry from all around the world.

A total of 70 travel partners within the North American market, including airlines, travel wholesalers and online travel sites visited Aruba for this conference. During the intense days the participants came together to strategize, brainstorm, network, and receive updates on Aruba’s tourism product. Besides this the conference organized by the Aruba Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Tourism offered the delegates a full menu of events, tourism fairs and other activities throughout this week.

ARUBA MARRIOTT RESORT & STELLARIS CASINO HOSTED THE ANNUAL TOURISM CONFERENCE OF ARUBA

ATCA Marketplace 2 (Tom Calame Complex GM with tour operators and stakeholders)PALM BEACH – The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino recently hosted the Annual Tourism Conference of Aruba (ATCA) Marketplace and luncheon where approximately 100 tour operators and key stakeholders attended and met with one another to discuss future plans and business relationships.

Each year the Aruba Tourism Authority (A.T.A.) together with the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association (AHATA) brings together a group of tour operators from the North American market to experience the product of Aruba and meet with different key stakeholders within Aruba’s tourism industry.

Last Week to participate with Wiki Loves Monuments Aruba 2014

Wiki Loves Monuments Aruba 2014ARUBA – On september 1st started the photography competition Wiki Loves Monuments.

The competition is being organized in 37 countries simultaneously. Aruba is the smallest country organizing Wiki Loves Monuments for the second time to share our beautiful monuments with the world.

“Recognition and service are key” Amuse Bistro welcomes its new manager Christiaan Hoogland

Amuse BistroARUBA – Do you already know Amuse Bistro, tucked charmingly away on the driveway in front of the Playa Linda Beach Resort? Its Carte Blanche 3- or 5-course menu, a surprise dinner during which owner/chef Patrick van der Donk shows off his skills, is absolutely fabulous. Amuse Bistro serves French-inspired cuisine, from French classics with a dash of Arubian flair, to gourmet creations such as scargots, tenderloin and duck liver, Boeuf Bourguignon, crème brûlée and more.

HumanHints, today ‘Enlightenment and Emotion’ Part 2

Yesterday, we discussed how Students of Enlightenment might better deal with our intensely emotional lives. What do we do when three-dimensional crap happens? What do we do when our emotions swallow us whole and threaten to obliterate our existence? What do we do on a daily basis, when there is no end in sight to our monotonous yet uncertain existence?

Today is Wednesday, September 24, the 267th day of 2014. There are 98 days left in the year

Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher (1632-1677)Thought For Today:

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear – Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher (1632-1677).

 

NEW TRAVEL AWARD NAMES THE TOP HOTELS FOR FAMILIES

page-02Family Vacation Critic awards over 400 family-friendly hotels, based on expert and consumer feedback

In its first annual hotel awards, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, Family Vacation Critic, has released a list of the top hotels for families. Over 400 hotels received the honor of “Family Vacation Critic Favorite,” out of more than 3,500 hotels recommended on the site.
The awards are based on reviews from the site’s editors and community of family travelers.

Saying Thank You for Continued Loyalty The Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa Entertains Corporate Clients

Corporate Thanks (7)Palm Beach – With Christmas about 90 days away, the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa rolled out its red carpet for an unforgettable reception, designed to entertain and delight corporate decision-makers.

Chef Hector Espinosa and his culinary team presented an array of beautiful dishes, appetizers, main courses and desserts selected off the 2014 holiday menus, served as samplers to the elegant local crowd.

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.

Dunkin’ Donuts Announces First Global Coffee Day Celebration for Monday, September 29

DUNKIN' DONUTS HOT LOGODunkin’ Donuts invites guests across Latin America and Aruba to enjoy a free small hot or iced coffee with any food purchase

Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chains, today announced a special deal for coffee lovers across Latin America and the Caribbean. On Monday, September 29, participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across the region will offer guests a free small hot or iced coffee (while supplies last) with any food purchase in honor of the brand’s first Global Coffee Day celebration. Certain restrictions apply by country. See store for details.

Regular guests at Papillon Restaurant get a special Mojito birthday treat.

Papillon RestaurantAlmost every weekend Papillon restaurant is lucky to have one of the nicest families of Aruba for dinner. The moment they come in and greet all the staff with a friendly smile they get served right away a Moijito for each member of the family.

This past weekend daughter and father were both celebrating their birthdays.

From 10:00 pm to 6:00 am: Road east of airport will be partly closed on Tuesday night

final-logo-new-layoutORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) hereby informs that tomorrow night (Tuesday night September 23, 2014 to Wednesday morning September 24, 2014), ELMAR NV will be executing trenching works on the Simeon Antonio road across Golden Dragon Restaurant  (Chinese Restaurant, east of Solar parking lot) located in front of the airport.

Today is Tuesday, September 23, the 266th day of 2014. There are 99 days left in the year

George Orwell (Eric Blair), British author (1903-1950)Thought For Today:

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it – George Orwell (Eric Blair), British author (1903-1950).

HumanHints, today ‘Enlightenment and Emotion’ Part 1

It is one thing to have a logical understanding of the Human condition. On a certain level, our mind can accept that we are pieces of Infinite Spirit expressing in three-dimensional limitation. We can reason that our thoughts, emotions and actions create our lives. It is logically understandable, that our external world is a reflection of what is inside us.

KUKOO KUNUKU SERVES UP FUN AND LAUGHTER IN ARUBA

page-02Born out of the dreams of a couple who escaped south for the winter and never left, Kukoo Kunuku is the place on Aruba to find great food and make fun memories with the people around you.

Kukoo Kunuku offers party bus tours and other adventures that take guests on a whirlwind tour of some of Aruba’s best sites as well as fun places where they can relax and grab a drink. Kukoo Kunuku is staffed by an eclectic mix of valued employees as diverse and interesting as Aruba itself.
Their motto speaks for itself and is echoed by the experiences of taking a tour with them-”The perfect way for the old and the reckless and the young and the restless to spend an evening in Paradise.”

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster September 22nd, 2014

page-05CASA ALISTAIRE, SAVANETA. One of my local media celebrity friends celebrated her birthday at Casa Alistaire in Savaneta this weekend. The reason her name shall remain unknown is that she only invited a handful of people instead of the usual armies, so to avoid dark feelings of rejection, her name shall remain secret! The historic house hangs over the water, surrounded by a rustic wooden deck,  overlooking the Savaneta lagoon. It doesn’t get more spectacular than that. The artistic owner filled the residence with chic bric-a-brac, for an eclectic, bohemian, comfy interior with lots of inviting places to just flop, snooze or day dream. Within walking distance to Zeerover’s and the Flying Fishbone, residents of Casa Alistaire are guaranteed an epicurean experience.

Tsunami will perform for the first time at the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

Tsunami Caribbean Sea Jazz FestivalARUBA – Tsunami, consisting of 13 Aruban musicians, is one of the most well known bands on the island. The unique blend of Latin, Caribbean and local influences combined with the focus on live instrumentation and their high-energy performance has propelled Tsunami to great levels of success.

Aruba’s popular 30-man brass band D2U365, which existed from 1994-2003 gave birth to a very promising band: Tsunami.

Food and water risks – an article by Heidi Marchena, pharmacist at Botica di Servicio

Botica di Servicio ArubaARUBA - When traveling abroad, it is most likely contaminated water and food that possibly can make you sick and cause disease rather than the potential mosquito bites. Many of the infectious diseases start with the contamination of food and water, but these can also be transmitted by fecal-oral exposure. As these bacteria, viruses and parasites are shed in human stools, and if the proper hygiene is not in place this can lead to contaminated surfaces, which in turn by a mere touch can translate into contracting a disease.

Two new lawyers VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne 02With the admittance to the bar of junior associate Vincent Abbing and the employment of associate Godelieve Wesselingh, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has expanded with both a starting and an experienced attorney. Vincent Abbing was sworn in by the Common Court of Justice of Curaçao, Aruba, and St. Maarten and of Bonaire, Statia, and Saba on Tuesday 9 September 2014.

Salt & Pepper can’t get enough of Yvonne, Hein and Katinka

Salt & PepperARUBA – Salt & Pepper Restaurant in the Arawak Garden is always a lively place, but more so when Yvonne, Hein and their daughter Katinka come in for dinner. Yvonne, a kindergarten teacher at a local school and Hein, who works at a printing firm are regulars: they come to Salt & Pepper for the great tapas. Whenever daughter Katinka can join them, she does.

HumanHints, today ‘Doubt – Friend or Foe’

human_hints_logoDoubt is a natural part of effort. When you feel Doubt, it is helpful to examine it, thank it and release it. When you welcome your doubt and use it appropriately, it will become a powerful and unique tool at your disposal. If you don’t use your own Doubt to your advantage, it will ultimately defeat you.

Today is Monday, September 22, the 265th day of 2014.There are 100 days left in the year

D.H. Lawrence, English author (1885-1930)Thought For Today:

The autumn always gets me badly, as it breaks into colors. I want to go south, where there is no autumn, where the cold doesn’t crouch over one like a snow-leopard waiting to pounce – D.H. Lawrence, English author (1885-1930).

ARUBA IS READY FOR THE 8TH CARIBBEAN SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL IN ARUBA

Aruba is Ready 00As we are getting closer to October Aruba is getting ready to host the 8th annual Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival at the Renaissance Festival Plaza. Locals as well as International visitors have geared up their plans to be concentrated around both days of the festival.

The Purple Entertainment Group has started to transform the Renaisance Marketplace area into a massive festival site. We are talking about the building of three stages for the more than 20 perform artists.

How Much Do I Have to Save to Buy a Home?

How Much Do I Have to Save to Buy a HomeAs seen on Aruba real estate blog; www.arubaconnections.blogspot.com

The first thing to understand about buying a property is that you do not need to have all the cash saved up in order to make your purchase.

The good news is that there are banks out there who will lend as much as 95 percent of the purchase price of your home, at very favorable interest rates. And the banks are willing to spread out the payments over a long period of time, so that you can afford the house you want.

Aruba Bank “The Traveling Blood Bag”

aruba bankARUBA – Blood bank of Aruba would like to recruit donors under the customers who visit our bank (ages 18 – 65). During the four week period a board with 4 blood bags, application cards and a poster with instructions will be placed in the lobby of our Aruba Bank Camacuri and Hato Branch.

The Traveling Bag has already been placed at CMB, RBC, is currently at Banco di Caribe and will be placed at Aruba Bank Branch.

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