30 December 2010
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13 December 2010
I’ve already mentioned that I absolutely love the holiday season in my previous blogs. In between Sinterklaas and Christmas I always have a couple of SinterKerst/KerstKlaas celebrations with different groups of friends. Yesterday I had one with my ONVZ-crew which turned out to be another great and fun get together.
11 December 2010
Jennifer is a participant of the Dutch show The Voice of Holland. Ever since the battle (second round of the programme) people have been bashing her online and in the media. Somehow nerves seem to get to her during the live shows, but she manages to get through the rounds because of the votes by the people.
05 December 2010
My dream car is a Mini Cooper (blue metallic just like the photo). Whenever somebody asks me what I want to have (for my birthday, Christmas or in general), my standard answer is always: ‘a blue Mini Cooper, but an Audi TT convertible is fine too’. I never got what I’ve asked for, until now...
02 December 2010
01 December 2010
Whenever we see the red ribbon HIV/AIDS crosses our minds for a second and we just carry on with our lives. December 1st is the day that we take more than a few seconds to think about it because it's World AIDS Day.
30 November 2010
|I've loved winter eversince I was a kid|
I can enjoy sitting in the sun, but I absolutely love wondering around when it’s snowing. It’s not that I’m a huge fan of cold, but I sure do like snow. Now that winter has hit the Netherlands, I’m as happy as a kid!
22 November 2010
21 November 2010
18 November 2010
17 November 2010
16 November 2010
|War is not the answer|
This year is the 30th anniversary of the first Vietnamese boat people arriving in the Netherlands. The journey of a Vietnamese boat refugee is rarely spoken about, but it’s a journey that means a whole lot for my generation.
|Apple's original logo|
You’re either a Apple person or you are not. I know many people who have everything that is Apple related and they get rather upset when you’re not such a fan of Apple yourself. It’s like a kind of cult that I just don’t get.
15 November 2010
14 November 2010
Today is the birthday of my godchild Gia-Hân (aka Noa). Children grow up so fast, she is five already. Besides from being my godchild, she is also one of my younger nieces. Having a godparent is pretty normal for a Christian, but what does it mean to be a godparent?
13 November 2010
The holiday season is just around the corner, but in my opinion it’s better to call it the shopping season. I know many people who like to shop, some of them even love it and could add the term ‘shop a holic’ to themselves. I myself am no stranger to shopping and I can perfectly contain myself from spending excessively (if I have to).
12 November 2010
Today is one of those days with huge ups and downs for me. I started the day dreading it and thought that it would never end. But as I the day proceeded, it wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be. This reminds me that I have to embrace every aspect of life, because that’s just the way life works.
11 November 2010
|© Dr. Tim Lowenstein|
I don’t know anybody who doesn’t like music. The extend of love for music defers individually of course. Nevertheless, I can’t help and wonder why music is so important for so many people? In the end it’s just a sound with rhythm that often has words.