27 February 2017

Trevor Noah's 'Born a Crime'


A good friend told me that I should really REALLY read the book Born a Crime. So I did because of the second REALLY. You don’t understand… whenever somebody from South Africa tells you really REALLY, they really mean REALLY.

17 July 2016

To the moon & stars, infinity x infinity



Ever since I was a little girl, the moon and the stars have always fascinated me. There is something magical about the darkness, a clear sky, shiny stars and bright moon. Looking up above in the middle of the night is one of my favourite things to do. I often get lost in thought when I look up at the sky.

25 April 2016

Soundtrack of my life




Music is a universal language. It often expresses feelings, thoughts and emotions that words cannot expres. This gave me an idea to start a project with my students and the outcome of it overwhelmed my heart in an unexpected way.

24 March 2016

24/7 news



For the last 19 months, I have been trying to avoid the news as much as I can. This is not always possible, since there is so much happening in our world. I talked about it in class with my students yesterday and it gave me a lot to think about.

27 January 2016

Low battery…




Trying to wrap your mind around what is going on in the world is really exhausting. I haven’t watched the news for the last eighteen months and yet I know that the world is pretty messed up at the moment. I try to focus on what is happening around me and what I can conclude is that everybody is leading a pretty busy and hectic life.

13 January 2016

Insomnia



Ever since I was a child, I never needed much sleep. When I entered the teenage years, sleeping became a problem and the term insomnia entered my life and it never left. Not being able to sleep every once in a while is something different than having insomnia. It is a mistake often made.

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