Today is Friday, October 10, the 283rd day of 2014. There are 82 days left in the year.

Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and dramatist (1856-1900)Thought For Today:

At every single moment of one’s life one is what one is going to be no less than what one has been – Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and dramatist (1856-1900).

 

Aruba Motorcycle Tours is a new adventure to the beautiful island Aruba

Page-02Aruba Motorcycle Tours is a new adventure to the beautiful island Aruba. The owners Arjen Hof and Lucienne Hof-Kalis have been living on Aruba with their kids for more then 15 years. Arjen started working on Harley Davidsons when he was just 17 years old and well known on the island for being THE HARLEY-DOCTOR. After working for the local Harley dealer for…

13 years he spread his wings and started his own shop in 2011 “ THE BIKE CLINIC”.

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.

Raymond and Elizabeth Beauregard honored at the Paradise Beach Villas

??????????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 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.

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 distinguished Visitors and 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 10 to 19 and 20 or more consecutive years.

Ambrose cops bronze medal at Junior Caribbean cycling c/ships

Alonzo AmbroseAlonzo Ambrose placed third in the 92km road race during last weekend’s Caribbean Junior Cycling championships in Suriname.

His podium finish ensured that Guyana’s six-member team returned home with a medal.

Guyana’s Michael Anthony and Stephano Husbands placed seventh and ninth respectively in the event which was won by Trinidad and Tobago’s Akil Campbell who also won the time trial event.

HumanHints, today ‘Heart Protector Sensation’ Part 2

Heart protector naturally wants to open, where we feel unity with what we see as separate. It will open fully if it is not checked. We cannot exist in the illusion of separation with a fully open heart protector. We must be hurt from time to time so heart protector doesn’t open fully. Getting hurt is a built-in safety mechanism of the physical realm.

Today is Thursday, October 9, the 282nd day of 2014. There are 83 days left in the year.

Alexandre Dumas, French author (1824-1895)Thought For Today:

All generalizations are dangerous, even this one – attributed to the son of Alexandre Dumas, French author (1824-1895).

 

Aruba Aloe keeps demonstrating their commitment to animals’ welfare by their ongoing support to Aruba Animal Rights

Page-02Oranjestad, Aruba – 6 October 2014: Aruba Aloe was the first merchant to hand over a check to Aruba Animal Rights (ARA) last Saturday as they launched their latest campaign.

Aruba Aloe does not test on animals and has been supporting ARA for a year now by putting collect boxes for the non-profit in their stores. This action called ‘Loose change, good change’ helps raise awareness and funds for ARA’s work.

Heineken fans enjoyed an open air Cities Adventure at Rietveld Academy.

Page-03Carefully selected Men of the World arrived Saturday night at Rietveld Academy to embark on a unique Heineken adventure. With the signature Heineken green lights seen from afar and lighting up every corner guests enjoyed a worldly voyage of six vibrant cities in one place. A one of a kind scenery, live acoustic music by Us3 and premium Heineken Cities gifts were handed out to the Heineken fans just for being awesome.

Rest assured the Heineken Adventures are not over yet!

Honoring at Costa Linda Beach Resort

Honoring at Costa Linda Beach Resort 02ARUBA – Recently, Ms. Marouska Heyliger honored William & Janice Worters, with the Distinguished Visitors certificate in the name of the Aruba Tourism Authority. The event which commemorates the couple’s 13th  consecutive visit to the island was held at the Costa Linda Beach Resort. The couple love coming back to the island for the Weather, Food and People.

The facts you have to know about blood pressure – an article by Heidi Marchena, pharmacist at Botica di Servicio

Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of arteries. The blood pressure is recorded as two numbers, the systolic pressure ( as the heart beats) and the diastolic pressure ( as the heart relaxes between the beats). The systolic  number is always mentioned first. Normal blood pressure is less than 120 mmHG ( systolic) and less than 80 mmHG ( dia-stolic). Blood pressure rises and falls during the day.

Southwest to launch first international route from Houston early

SouthwestSouthwest is able to launch the Aruba route early because the island is a “pre-clearance” location, the Chronicle reports. Because U.S. border agents process passengers in Aruba before they board their plane to Houston, those passengers are able to land at Hobby’s domestic terminal, according to the Chronicle.

Aruba was one of the international destinations Southwest announced it was adding earlier this year.

15 Million Caribbean People Have Reliable Internet Access

15 Million Caribbean People Have Reliable Internet AccessCARIBBEAN – More than 15 million people in the Caribbean had reliable Internet access by the end of 2013, representing 35% of the 43 million people living in the region.

Caribbean Internet users represent 0.66% of the world’s total Internet users.

HumanHints, today ‘Heart Protector Sensation’ Part 1

Humans have a spherical protective sack around the heart, which modern medicine calls the Pericardium. Of course modern science stops at the physical, and does not consider the energetic purpose of what Ancient Chinese Medicine calls the Heart Protector. On an energetic level, the Heart Protector saves us from becoming too vulnerable to heartbreak. When we fall in love, our heart protector opens.

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2014. There are 84 days left in the year.

Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (1875-1961)Thought for Today: “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (1875-1961).

Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1914, the World War I song “Keep the Home Fires Burning,” by Ivor Novello and Lena Guilbert Ford, was first published in London under the title “Till the Boys Come Home.”

ARUBA MARRIOTT INVITES INTERNATIONAL PRESS TO EXPERIENCE ARUBA “ADULT PLAYTIME”

ARUBA MARRIOTT 00PALM BEACH, ARUBA (October, 2) – Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino recently invited a group of five US journalists to visit Aruba to explore some fun island “adult playtime”.

The press trip initiated with a fun class of Beach Tennis by Red Sail Sports at Moomba Beach with professional Beach Tennis player Cado de Lannoy, where the journalists learned the basics of Beach Tennis while playing a competition with each other at the end. Afterwards, it was time for some fun in the sun on the Afternoon Delight Catamaran Sail with De Palm Tours. Snorkeling at the Antilla shipwreck and Arashi Beach was sure some great highlight of the press trip.

CANDY DULFER COOL DOWN PARTY AT CASIBARI CAFÉ OCTOBER 8th

candy arubaARUBA – Candy Dulfer (45) is a popular Dutch smooth jazz alto saxophonist. She started to play saxophone at the age of six. Her debut album Saxuality (1990) received a Grammy Award nomination. She has performed and recorded songs with renowned musicians, such as her father, famous saxophonist Hans Dulfer, Prince, Dave Stewart, Pink Floyd, Van Morrison and Maceo Parker.

Dancing to Connect: World-Renowned Dance Teaching Artist Sean Scantlebury Visiting Curaçao

Anjola Toro-0005The United States Consulate General Curaçao is proud to co-sponsor with Dance Curacao the visit this week of renowned dancer, choreographer, and teacher Sean Scantlebury of the New York-based Battery Dance Company.

Sean, a member of Battery Dance Company since 2003, is a performer and teacher who is adept in modern dance, ballet, and hip-hop.

Guests honored at Divi Phoenix

Guest honored at Divi Phoenix 02ARUBA – Recently, Ms. Marouska Heyliger honored Eric and Roberta Blomquist, with the Distinguished Visitors certificate in the name of the Aruba Tourism Authority. The event which commemorates the couple’s 11th  consecutive visit to the island was held at the Divi Phoenix Beach Resort. The couple love coming back to the island for the Beach, Food and People.

HumanHints, today ‘Develop Compassion’

To become enlightened is to become aware of your self. The more we can see our selves, the more we come to understand our relation to the illusion. Understanding how we relate to the illusion is to understand our reactions and motivations. We don’t want to see our selves because when we do, we become consciously responsible for our selves.

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 7, the 280th day of 2014. There are 85 days left in the year.

Walter Gropius, German-American architect (1883-1969)Thought for Today: “If your contribution has been vital, there will always be somebody to pick up where you left off, and that will be your claim to immortality.” – Walter Gropius, German-American architect (1883-1969).

Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 7, 1954, Marian Anderson became the first black singer hired by the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York. (Anderson made her Met debut in January 1955 playing the role of Ulrica in Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera.”)

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival 2014 Aruba SEA JAZZED all weekend

aruba (01)aruba (00)ORANJESTAD – The 8th Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival was held this last weekend with a great line up.

The years festival attracted some 8,000 local and international visitors who enjoyed a total of 20 high quality jazz acts, combo’s and bands. From the new location at Renaissance Festival Plaza to the varied line-up, indoor art gallery and cozy Food Court – it was all a great success.

The Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival is inspired by Paul Acket, the creator of the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands, and the well-known Aruba Jazz & Latin Music Festival, which took place from 1986 till 2001. Aruba really enjoyed the success of this festival and continues the tradition to have a similar festival take place over and over again.

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster October 6th, 2014

Page-05MONUMENTS REVISITED FOR THE 4th TIME. Our courthouse complex and the adjacent plaza on Emanstraat are now a source of national pride. ArchiDesign under the direction of Orlando Hoevertsz restored the building to its colonial grandeur and beautifully connected a second contemporary office building to its backside, to service our judicial needs in the next decades. We visited the maximum security courtroom. It has a unique old water cistern under the floor, nicely lit and on display through tempered glass. It’s a very special feature. I understand that Yvonne Webb-Kock, Paseo Monumental IV committee president, also the diligent director of the Monumentenbureau was so excited to see how well the cistern was worked into the overall design, that she dropped her cell phone into the watery pit.

ARUBA SAYS ‘MASHA DANKI’ TO LOYAL VISITORS OF LA QUINTA

Aruba Says Masha Danki La Quinta 04Oranjestad – Recently Darlien S. de Cuba of Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of devoted visitors as ‘Distinguished Visitors’ and ‘Goodwill Ambassadors’.

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 a number of consecutive years.

Honoring at Marriott Resort

Honoring at Marriott Resort 02Art and Debbie DePompei were recently honored as Distinguished Visitors due to their 12th  consecutive visit to Aruba. Ms. Marouska Heyliger representing the Aruba Tourism Authority conducted the ceremony which was held at the Marriott Resort. According to the couple, they love the friendly people and the warm weather.

Aruba Says “Masha Danki” at Paradise Beach Villas to loyal visitors

Aruba Says Masha Danki 01Recently Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honored a group of loyal and friends as Distinguished Visitors of Aruba.

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 (Distinguished Visitors) and 20 or more consecutive years (Goodwill Ambassadors)

HumanHints, today ‘Acting From Emotion’

Life is fragile. The tiniest change in any given condition can destroy what we thought was a solid foundation. In the moments when our security crumbles around us, it is important to realize that we aren’t thinking like we normally do. Different external conditions trigger different hormones, which make us think, act and feel differently.

Today is Monday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2014. There are 86 days left in the year.

Andy Warhol, American painter (1928-1987)Thought for Today: “The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.” – Andy Warhol, American painter (1928-1987).

Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 6, 1939, in a speech to the Reichstag, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler spoke of his plans to reorder the ethnic layout of Europe – a plan which would entail settling the “Jewish problem.”

Aruba Say’s “Masha Danki”

Page-02ARUBA – Recently Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honored a loyal as Distinguished Visitors of Aruba.

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 (Distinguished) and 20 or more consecutive years (Goodwill Ambassadors)

The honorees are Mr. Vincent and Mrs. Eleanor Smarelli resident of Miler Place New York

All the honorees are loyal members of the Holiday Inn and they love Aruba very much.

Paul and Karen Pizzo are the lucky winners of a week stay at Playa Linda Beach Resort, Aruba’s #1 TimeShare resort located on Aruba’s Palm Beach.

Paul and Karen Pizzo are the lucky winners of a week stay at Playa Linda Beach ResortARUBA – They participated in a raffle offered by T.H.Palm & Company, Caribbean Queen and Caribbean Clothing Co. With a purchase at any of these stores you get a chance to enter the raffle and win a free round trip to Aruba for two, get a week’s stay at Playa Linda Beach Resort and $200 worth of shopping at their stores.

Paul and Karen come to our island for many years already. They usually visit during the month of July, with a big group of 4 families, in total 25+ people.

World Animal Day

World Animal DayARUBA – Today at World Animal Day we are invited to sell our merchandize (and make some money for the donkeys) at Kooyman. I think we will bring Igor instead of Ban Ban. Ban Ban doesn’t like it anymore….. So I will be an early bird to collect all the stuff and we will start selling calendars,plush, mugs, pens, donkey-milk-soap, key rings, magnets, christmas ornaments and other donkey stuff from 10 am till 1 pm. See you then!

Van Houten & Werre were honored at the Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort

Van Houten & Werre were honored at the Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort 03Recently, Donald & Bonnie Were and James & Christine Van Houten were  honored as an Distinguished visitors  after returning to Aruba for more than 10 years 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 between 10 and 20 years consecutive.

Funny Real Estate Quotes

Funny Real Estate Quotes“Real estate is the best investment on earth, however, when the music stops playing, which happens occasionally, don’t be the one left without a chair.”

Miriam has been writing about and selling Real Estate in ARUBA, since the year 2004 on this lovely sunny island.

 

Today is Saturday, October 4, the 277th day of 2014. There are 88 days left in the year.

Lord Acton, English historian (1834-1902)Thought For Today:

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end — Lord Acton, English historian (1834-1902).

 

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