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NO POLITICS: ONLY NUDE PHOTOGRAPHS

When I placed this picture on Facebook I promised I would post a few more photos of the shoot in my blog, as they all show nipples and I don’t want to be banned from Facebook, especially during these exciting times that the 30,000 sealed indictments are being unsealed and the most notorious sex trafficking paedophiles are being rounded up.


HOPE

Often the last photo turns out the best. This was the last shot Sari Erdos took, and it is one of my favourites. I’ve called that photograph HOPE. To me it shows the little girl inside of me; a scared child; feeling worthless and hopeless. It also shows the woman inside of me; a vulnerable but strong warrior, fighting for justice and hopeful for the future.


ISIS

This photo reminds me of the Egyptian goddess Isis, the patron saint of women, mothers and children. The children. How appropriate.


BALANCE

This was the first shot of the session. I’ve called that photograph BALANCE. In the year 2000 I received my first taste of yoga in India and I’ve been practising yoga ever since. Yoga has saved my life. It has saved me from drowning in depression. It has saved me from debilitating panic and anxiety attacks. I always tell my yoga students that the strong body is nothing but a bonus. But a nice bonus indeed. Looking closer at the photo I realized that the right side of my face is covered in scars. No need to explain how they got there. They are part of who I am.


LITTLE FLOWER

I’ve called this photograph LITTLE FLOWER. It’s the title of a song I’m working on. The lyrics are coming along, but the melody will take a little longer.


LAUGHTER

Sometimes people ask me if I miss my country, Holland. No, I don’t. It’s a country I never really felt home for the simple reason that I dance too wild and I laugh too loud for the Dutch folks.

The rest of the photographs are called SEDUCTION.


SEDUCTION

Not only have we’ve been creative in the photography department, the past few months we’ve worked very hard in creating a video about El Jardin’s ‘Noche de Divas’. Many times before we’ve worked with Martin Wetheril, the Australian videographer. It was a wonderfully creative collaboration again.

Here’s the video Martin made for the Amarte Maroma Project, some 4 years ago..

Here’s the trailer of the documentary Martin created 6 years ago.

And here is the full documentary called ‘To sing for your Supper’. I know it’s a little long for today’s attention span, but still wanted to include the video.

This time Martin and I worked very closely together. Because he didn’t really knew any of the songs, he handed me every single clip he filmed. I then categorized over one hundred videos from six different shows and subsequently returned the exact footage and sequence to Martin.

The first video gives a general promotion of our show, with 5 different performers. The second video has more of a documentary element in it, as it shows many behind the scenes footage. I must admit I’m really proud with the result. I’ve been able to create a beautiful stage with a specific style of music and matching dresses. Not to mention the many talented performers who have walked into our restaurant for an audition.

We took a little break, but restaurant El Jardin will open it’s doors again on Monday June 4.


OPENING JUNE 4.

Friday June 8 we’ll continue with our ‘Noche de Divas’, introducing Miss Vronze, a possible new diva who is auditioning for a spot on our stage.


NOCHE DE DIVAS FRIDAY JUNE 8

No politics? Well, at this moment I only have one message: Follow the Q Phenomenon.


Q PHENOMENON

The writing is on the wall. It is time to stand up for what you believe in. Time is up. Let’s put an end to government corruption together. Follow the white rabbit to the Great Awakening. You are the storm and the storm has arrived.


THE STORM

If you are in the know about the Q Phenomenon, I don’t need to explain more. You probably have your citizen journalist sources, like YouAreFreeTV or our all time favourite Jordan Sather from DestroyingTheIllusion. For obvious reasons the Google Gestapo has terminated his YouTube channel for misleading content. Still, his and our voice will not be silenced. Not this time.

I found a very recent interview with Jordan Sather from the channel of Economy of World. Jordan gives a clear explanation of his view on QAnon and the geo political state of this planet, at this very moment.

TRUST THE PLAN.

WHERE WE GO ONE WE GO ALL.

GODSPEED.

PRINCE, PAUL & THE PANAMA PAPERS

The news that Prince has died at the age of 57 shocked the world, including myself. That afternoon I put on the song Purple Rain, turned the volume really loud at our restaurant El Jardin, and instantly it started to rain like crazy. I cried my eyes out.

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Immediately after seeing the movie Purple Rain – I was 19 years old at that time – I broke up with my boyfriend. He was a wonderful and kind man, but there was one very important part missing in our relationship: unadulterated lustful sex. Thankfully I’ve found my own rock star who is able to keep up with my insatiable appetite for sex… Honza.

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Honza never understood why millions of women felt sexually attracted to this midget.  “Honey,” I said, “He gave us the promise of receiving the best sex. Ever.”

Prince spoke critically about the power of the music industry , about chemtrails , and about the power of the Illuminati.

Now we all know that the dark Cabal , the ruling Elite, doesn’t take criticism easily, especially from influential people who have a large following.

Prince’s last message on his Instagram account was disturbing, to say the least:

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JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE SAFE

Controversy surrounded Prince, who gave few interviews and kept his life private. That he became a Jehovah witness was one of the most surprising facts. Reportedly he was in need of a double hip replacement surgery, but his faith prevented him from having one, forcing him to take heavy pain medication from which he reportedly overdosed.

I’m not sure if we’ll ever find out the truth. As I always say:

Question everything!

Nevertheless, we’ve lost a musical genius, and even more importantly, a great humanitarian.

What’s my favourite Prince song? I truly have no idea. There are so many. But for now I’ll say Cream, as I will sing this song during our Prince tribute at ‘Noche de Divas’ this coming Friday.

Talking about songs, recently I’ve added a Dutch song to my repertoire because I wanted to sing this song to my mother when she was visiting me in January. I rarely kept it dry singing this song. Recently I’ve dedicated this song to a very dear friend of mine, who’s campaigning for a Dutch organisation called ‘Free a Girl’.

This video has a long intro. I start singing at 4.44.

This organization is committed to freeing young girls from forced prostitution in brothels, mostly in Asia. In the past 7 years they’ve been able to free 3.735 girls and placed them in rehabilitation programs.

Of course I felt inspired to see what we could do here in Mexico and I started a little research. The results are alarming. Child sexual exploitation is a serious problem in Mexico with an estimated 20,000 children being victim of this industry, and the Riviera Maya is an important tourist destination for sex offenders with minors. Mexico is also one of the most corrupt countries in the world, and anyone trying to expose this corruption is easily silenced. Of course there are several Mexican organisations that are involved in ending these atrocities, nevertheless it will be challenging.

But there might be a connection from an unexpected corner of the world, namely the Dutch ambassador of Unicef.

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Paul van Vliet is a famous musician, actor and cabaret performer from the same city, and the same neighbourhood, as where I grew up as a little girl, The Hague. Paul was a personal friend of my father and I remember being invited backstage after one of his performances.

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In December last year Honza and I watched a documentary about his life, created by his daughter in honour of his 80th birthday. To this day Paul still performs.

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Both Honza and I were so touched by this intimate portrait that I felt compelled to write him a long letter. His manager informed me that he had received the letter and that I was on his list of correspondence. It wasn’t until I had sent him that beautiful Dutch cabaret song I had dedicated to my friend’s campaign ‘Free a Girl’, before he finally responded. He was glad I hadn’t given up and had sent him that song which he thought I sang beautifully. Yes, he did remember that little girl from back then, and that he had no idea I had turned into such a gorgeous woman. Whenever I would find myself in Holland he would love to meet with me and talk about my life, back then and now. Small chance I’ll be going to Holland anytime soon, but the connection has been made.

I have set an intention to help these poor children. How, when and where will show itself.

The last thing I want to mention to you that caught my attention are the Panama Papers

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The Panama Papers are an unprecedented leak of 11.5m files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The records were obtained from an anonymous source by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The ICIJ then shared them with a large network of international partners, including the Guardian and the BBC.

Sounds great. Finally we can jail all those tax dodgers. But let’s first take a look at the ones who funded this research. You guessed it right; Goldman Sachs and the Rockefellers are one of the Cabal members who made sure that some enemies were immediately taken out. The 1st one was the Prime Minister of Iceland. Wasn’t he the one who oversaw the jailing of 29 bankers? And why are no American companies mentioned?

An army of internet journalists has already unraveled and flushed the “false flag” operation known as the Panama Toilet Papers.

And I suggest you read more about it here.  

As I keep saying: Question everything!

El Jardin's 1st Year Anniversary Invitation

Can you believe it?

This coming Wednesday March the 16th El Jardin is celebrating its 1st year anniversary!

Needless to say that we’re throwing a big party with a large free Mexican buffet and DJ Greco will join us for some dance tunes.

You know we like our parties early and you know where to find us.

Fiesta

We’re happy to share with you that  El Jardin is doing well.

From Tripadvisor we have been receiving (almost) nothing but 5 star reviews. Here’s a nice one titled:

“A PERFECT ANTIDOTE TO FIFTH AVENUE”

Great food, charming hosts and an oasis in the busyness of downtown Playa del Carmen. El Jardin, located behind thick stone walls and amidst towering palms, a tricking stream and small gardens is an extraordinary treat. The food is fresh, delicious, well-portioned, but the real treat is the live music on Friday evenings. Paula, one of your hosts at El Jardin has a stunning voice and repertoire–ranging from blues, to Jazz to soft rock and sentimental favourites. She also mentors local singers and regularly features local divas and the occasional divo. A night to remember and repeat.

We also receive much clientele from the site www.everythingplayadelcarmen.com.

Seth, the owner of that site, is a big fan and recently he even taped a short video.

We were also featured in a video made for PlayaPalms Condos and this clip gives a nice impression of our Noche de Divas, and some of our food styles. Yes, when the video was taped it was cold, hence the turtleneck.

Another big event in the history of El Jardin was the recording of an episode of Chef Rick Bayless’ ‘One Plate at the Time’, one time winner of Top Chef. On a Friday morning a crew of 16 people entered El Jardin and set up their stage in the kitchen of our Funky House. At the end of the day we received a signed copy of one of Rick’s cookbooks and in return he received a copy of my yoga DVD.

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Guess what? He’s an avid yoga practitioner

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He has a great sense of humour too.

Here’s a 1.30 minute ‘behind the scenes’ video clip of that specific day. They’ve edited it in such a way that it appears I’ve completely ruined Chef Rick Bayless’ recordings with singing Edith Piaf in the background.

All in all it was a great experience, but the only thing that we were rather disappointed with was the fact that the production team never told us that they would be entering our property with a professional production team to film an episode of a very famous chef. They booked our airbnb ‘Funky House downtown Playa’ without mentioning what is was intended for. Both Honza and I have had experience in the film production business, and we both know that a contract is presented before hand, and not after the filming. We also know that the price for a location is slightly more than an economic airbnb. In short; we felt cheated. And no matter how famous you are, this is simply not done. Period.

 

Blue Avian, one of the 5 races of the Sphere Being Alliance

Blue Avian, one of the 5 races of the Sphere Being Alliance

Last but not least – and I’ve mentioned this before – I want to bring to your attention again that Honza was visited by hundreds of extra terrestrial sphere beings last year.

In one of my previous blogs I’ve posted a video that gives a good impression how these sphere beings look like. If you’ve missed it, here’s the video:

Within the Sphere Being Alliance there are 5 different races.  The actual sphere beings are one these races, and so are the Blue Avians, of which I have placed an image. The Sphere Being Alliance is playing a very important role in the current transition process of planet Earth moving from a ‘war zone’ into a free, thriving and peaceful planet.

If you’ve missed the documentary Thrive, here’s another chance.

The technology to heal every single person from any imaginary disease is at our fingertips. So is the technology to clean our water, our air and the earth crust. And so is the technology to free ourselves from the control of the petrol industry and subsequently the financial tyranny of which we have been slaves.

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So where is all this technology? As you may very well know, I’ve been studying these matters for many, many years. Countless books I’ve read, and Honza and I have been following certain scientist, journalists and bloggers  for many years. A little over a year ago we started reading about whistle-blowers who – with fear of their own lives – were reporting about Secret Space Programs; Colonies on the moon, Mars and other locations that had been operating since the ‘50s.

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The reason why these space programs were secret is because without this knowledge we could be controlled much easier.

Don’t you think you have a right to know where your taxpayer money went?

Don’t you think you have a right to know what kind of technology they have developed with your money?

Don’t you think you have a right to access to that technology, for which you paid?

Don’t you think it’s time to ask questions?

You know you’re too smart and too intelligent not to start asking questions.

Many of your questions will be answered in the following article, which gives an insightful overview of the history of this solar system, and the history of the Secret Space Programs, and which role you can play in the liberation of this planet. Here’s a link to that article. It takes about 2 hours to read.

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 Don’t you think it’s time to reclaim your freedom?

Remember… you are part of the solution.

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It’s time for full Disclosure!

 

PAULA & HONZA'S NEW YEARS WISH TO YOU

It’s been a few months since I wrote a blog. Why? There simply wasn’t alot to write about.

El Jardin survived the slowest months of the year. This period gave us the opportunity to add a few artistic details to our decor.

Before

Before

After

After

Close up

Close up

Other side of the bar

Other side of the bar

Kitchen with a selection of decorations

Kitchen with a selection of decorations

The decorations at the entrance you're familiar with.

The decorations at the entrance you’re familiar with.

Now with the addition of a sign and a menu of the entrance door.

Now with the addition of a sign and a menu of the entrance door.

Our new sign

Our big new outdoor sign

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Our new menus.

Our new breakfast menu

The rest of the menu.

And here are a few artistic mobiles created by the Dutch artist Anna Liz Spann.

Mobile created by the Dutch artist Anna Liz Spann

2 Mobiles hanging at the stage

This period also gave us the time to find the right people to strengthen our team.

Anna, Marce, Carlos and Emiliano in the background with his sister helping him out.

Anna, Marce, Carlos and Emiliano in the background with his sister helping him out.

Chef Emiliano is now assisted by Elvis, who is expecting his first daughter this coming January.

Emiliano & Oscar

Emiliano & Elvis

Our waitress Anna is now assisted by Oscar, a young yoga teacher who knows how to charm the ladies, and who blended  just perfectly in our family with his quirky sense of humor, and like Anna; an equally original sense of clothing.

Anna & Oscar

Anna & Oscar

Nevertheless, El Jardin’s ‘Noche de Divas’ has been an ongoing success throughout the low season. Divas have left our stage; new divas have appeared, and surprisingly talented I might say.

I always love to sing classical repertoire with the talented soprano Victoria Carpio

Daniel Villareal made his debut last Friday and we’re planning many more duets.

Feliz Navidad was a great song to get everybody in the Christmas mood. But so was Eartha Kitt’s famous ‘Santa Baby’. I feel sorry I don’t get to sing it until next year. Ni modo.

Then a blogger called Janicita posted a video and wrote the following about last Friday: “In Playa Del Carmen, while you can enjoy readily the sun, sea and sand, there is not much of an arts and culture scene in this beach town. But one night, what a surprise discovery of live jazz and cabaret in a magical garden! Janicita is proud to present to you the ‘Divas of El Jardin”, live every Friday evening from 7-9pm!”

The only thing that disturbed our peace was the arrival of our new neighbours. When we signed the lease we accepted the fact that during the winter months a retired Canadian couple would stall their motor in our patio. Canadians and a motorbike; what’s not to like? Except when that bike doesn’t have 2 wheels, but 5. And… when it comes with a Spiderman design. And…  when those 2 Canadians refuse to speak English, because they are from Quebec. We peacefully ignore and avoid each other.

Spiderman vehicle

Spiderman vehicle.

Spiderman in full glory.

Spiderman in full glory.

Pedal in the shape of spiderweb.

Pedal in the shape of spiderweb.

We're not sure of Jesus believes in Spiderman.

We’re not sure of Jesus believes in Spiderman.

Talking about Jesus, it’s the time of year where we celebrate Christmas with our loved ones. We hope you are all having a wonderful time during these festive days, filled with joy and laughter.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Making my husband beautiful

Applying the final touches.

You look so beautiful.

You look so beautiful.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Not only do we want to wish you Merry Christmas.

We also have a wish for you for the New Year:

BE HAPPY!!!

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And we have another wish for you for the New Year:

RECLAIM YOUR FREEDOM!

It’s time that you free yourselves from the shackles of this prison planet. It’s time for Disclosure. It’s time that you demand the truth from your governments. The truth about historical and ongoing visitations from highly intelligent extra terrestrial races. And the truth about extensive Secret Space Programs where every imaginable technology is available; technologies that can help us heal our planet and heal ourselves.

For many of you this all may sound strange (to put it mildly) but I have been studying this material for well over 20 years. The evidence out there on the Internet is overwhelming.

The website of David Wilcock, called www.divinecosmos.com, is an example of one that Honza and I have been following for a long time, and we’ve read all his books. He’s a brilliant researcher, lecturer and author, and the reincarnation of Edgar Cayce, the sleeping prophet.

Another website of interest is www.spherebeingalliance.com, where you can find more information on the Secret Space Programs and the Sphere Beings that have visited Honza earlier this year.

For people who are relatively new to all this matter there is an excellent video that takes you through the rabbit hole from the start in a visually very clear way.

This planet and humanity is going through a very difficult time. But realise that we are part of the solution. And the 1st step towards a peaceful world is knowing the truth. The truth about who you are, where you came from and why you are here. Give yourself some time to inform yourselves. Please.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Life after Amarte – What's next?

Let me be blunt. Moving all your personal belongings in one single day and storing them in 3 different locations is not an easy thing. The details over why it was crucial to move everything in one single day I will divulge in my next book. And then, moving our tired selves to 3 different house sitting addresses over the next 3 weeks wasn’t effortless either, and that’s putting it mild.

But finally we’ve found a temporary sanctuary of peace and tranquility for two entire months. As dog lovers we were even more thrilled when we found out that this safe haven came with 2 gorgeous canines; a white King Poodle and a brown mix of some undetermined race. The owners of the house – old Playa friends – had recently renovated their home-to-be, but for the summer they had planned to spend some fun time their 2 young children in Canada, visiting family and summer camps, so for the both of us it was a win-win situation.

This is Jelly. She likes to pose, as you can see.

This is Jelly. She likes to pose, as you can see.

This is Ritva. As soon as I took the picture she tried to pose like Jelly.

This is Ritva. As soon as I took the picture she tried to pose like Jelly.

After one week the pressure pump broke down, so the faucets and showerheads produced nothing more than a few drops of water. Since the owner had insisted that we use his maintenance guy (and we are the kind of people who respect those wishes), we hopefully waited 3 weeks before we finally decided it was due time for our own Star Condos guy to buy $51 Pesos (some 4 dollars) worth of material and fix the problem temporarily.

Sure, we used the garden hose to wash ourselves, because it was connected to the street and had normal pressure. It actually made us feel as if we were vacationing on a camping site. A refreshing shower next to a banana tree while waving to your friendly Mexican neighbours, I think there are worse things in life.

Our temporary shower under the banana tree.

Our temporary shower under the banana tree.

We moved into this house on the famous day that went into the Mexican history as: “No era Penal.” If you don’t care about soccer, like us, you have no idea what that phrase stands for, but for some reason we had been caught by the World Cup fever this one year, so this is what it was about. http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28082629

That morning we went dressed in orange pants and green shirts to watch the game. It was close to 11 o’clock in the morning.

Dressed for the Mexican Dutch soccer game. May the best win!

Dressed for the Mexican Dutch soccer game. May the best win!

Three minutes before the game started a police officer screwed of the plates of my Beetle that was parked perfectly in front of the Dirty Martini, but nevertheless along an illegal yellow curb and gave me a ticket. No matter how much I pleaded and proudly showed my green Mexican shirt, it was to no use. How could I expect anything else from a female cop? In fumes I drove home and changed my shirt to an orange one. Guess what? We won!

We Won! That will teach them to give me a ticket!

We Won! That will teach them to give me a ticket!

Party at Zenzi!

Party at Zenzi!

As an author I’m always looking for a good story, and when you see the humor in any given situation it gives enough juice for a funny twist on any chapter. Honza and I thought of a couple of funny before and after pictures.

Pool Before

Pool Before

Pool After

Pool After

The road to our house Before

The road to our home Before

The road to our home After

The road to our home After

So now, after one month of relative rest, it looks like we’re getting our life back on track.

We’re teaching the morning yoga classes at Palapa Suuk from Monday to Friday 10.30 to 11.30.

One of my old students telling me how happy she is that her favourite teacher is back.

Catching up with one of my old students.

We’ve been able to score ourselves a regular gig at La Cantina 38; every Tuesday I sing my favourite Mexican Boleros.

La Cantina 38

La Cantina 38

Singing Besame Mucho

Singing Besame Mucho

Honza filmed everything and I’m in the process of creating a video for my YouTube channel, but iMovie received an update, so this will take me some time.

AND… We’re preparing ourselves to open a restaurant!

Where…? What…? How…?

Next time!