Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Master! (#AtoZChallenge 2015)

Master!
/MAHS-tehrr/


In Curaçao, anything good is dushi--food, people, good times. But if it's beyond good, approaching the extraordinary, then it's master.

(Give that E a full second, and roll the R. Yes. Ei ta palu!)


You're at the Kokomo Full Moon party and you run into some friends.
"Hey, how's it going?"
"Hopi master, swa*!"
(English: F*ckin'-A)
*more on swa for S day



Your contractor finally found the tile your couldn't get anywhere to finish your floor? "Master!"
(English: F*ckin'-A)

Your friend calls to tell you she just landed her dream job? "Hey, hopi master!"
(English: F*ckin'-A)

You've been introduced to the owner of the island's best, trendiest restaurant and he offers to host your birthday party next week--for free.
"Wow! Master!"
(English: F*ckin'-A)

A beach with facilities (and, presumably, toilet paper)?
"Hopi master!"

Today's bonus (more of a gift, really):

milager
[mee-LAH-gehr]

The title of the short-story collection in the giveaway includes this word. Yep. It's that easy :)

10 comments :

  1. Watched the video - great fun! Milager? FULL MOON!!
    (And I found an email link YAY!!)

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    1. Aw, shucks, Susan... Nope, milager isn't full moon. Sorry if I led you off-track with the video--but I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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  2. Ah, I love your theme! I don't know anything about Curaçao, aside from their blue beverage, so I'm excited to learn more about the language and island from your blog. :)

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    1. You're not alone, Laura... Before I came here I didn't even know the island existed :) I'm glad you're enjoying the posts! Maybe one day you can come visit ;)

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  3. Interesting! Thanks for the lesson, Guilie. Learnt something new today! :)

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    1. Glad to hear it, Shilpa! And thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. I love this one. Too bad I'm horrible at rolling R's. :(

    BTW, I used "hopi laf" on my teenage daughter (in reference to a game on her phone that looked truly "laf".) She gave me one of those looks that teenage girls give, but I'm willing to bet she'll be using the phrase soon. :)

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    1. Wow, Chuck! That's totally MASTER! Wouldn't it be cool if a couple of weeks from now all these teenagers start saying "hopi laf, man" -- and you're the one that started it all. Your daughter will have to admit she has one cool dad :D

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    1. YES! Miracle is correctomundo! Brava, Sabina!

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