Tuesday, 18 February 2014

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Working-life is interesting. In the mornings I go downhill and in the evenings uphill. We start and end at the same time everyday. Maybe such strict routine will be good for a change.
If I manage to hit people on a nearly-empty snowhill, how am I supposed to cycle through Amsterdam?

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

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Today I said my living-in-Eindhoven-life goodbye and hopefully for good. I couldn't be happier.
Of course there are things I will miss because I got used to them, like the cats that said hi to me when I came home, or how I got to know when my supermarket had cheesetastings* or how the lady from the photostore finally memorized my name and order (best accomplishment to be honest). I could probably go on for a while here. These small things you get used to and feel happy for knowing.
But these things were mostly important to me because there is nothing else to Eindhoven. And I also know that you will find your routines in any place as long as you spend enough time there. I already know where to get cheesetastings in Amsterdam, and I'll make sure to make enough pictures for the guys at the photostore to know my name soon, and the cats won't be a problem either, so I'm guessing I'm going to feel familiar in no time.


* Cheesetastings. This is a very Dutch thing probably, because Dutchies like cheese and free things. The thing is mostly that I never buy cheese because it is always too much for me and too expensive, but I love myself a taste of cheese every now and then and the free samples always give you just enough to satisfy the need.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

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Long time no see here. Somehow life was incredibly busy the last weeks. On the moments I didn't have to work for school, I tried to stay away from any "computer work" as much as possible. Cooking, baking, looking for houses and an awful lot of knitting.

Many things are changing. I'm starting my internship soon and with that comes a move to Amsterdam and I'll never have to live in Eindhoven again. Can't wait. 

Thursday, 12 December 2013

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Knitting, working and travelling. These days when the mornings are cold, misty and calm, I long to travel to empty lands again. Just two more weeks.
Not so long ago, a "schooltrip" to empty parts of the Netherlands, organizing, cleaning and sleeping in prisonbeds. The building used to be an office, so the heater would turn off at 6, it made it feel a bit more like camping. Indoor wintercamping. 

Friday, 22 November 2013

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11 years ago on this day, I become 11.
This 22nd of November, I became 22.
It is a nice number so it will be a good year.

(and now that we are looking back, we all know what happened 50 years ago of course. Or actually we dont. there was a competition who got the best story of what he or she was doing 50 years ago on this day. i wonder if we are also going to do that for 9/11 so many years from now.. It's a bit strange, don't you think? Anyway..)

Saturday, 2 November 2013

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The remains of a breakfast, the murder of a fly and an uniform of sorts.

Friday, 25 October 2013

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One can't really go wrong with dead-animal-museums, not with this girl at least. But I have to say that the one in Berlin has done the most supurb job.
In most museums it's just dead animals behind glass, with little plates that tell you their funny latin names. Berlin took it a bit further and shows you the cruelty of those cute flapping fellas. A mumbird feeds her babybirds another babybird she just killed, owls who just killed a magpie look at you like you're next, a sad little sparrow lays bleeding in the gutter of a Berlin sidewalk next to some gum and cigarette butts, a shark hangs wrinkled-up in a glassjar because no-one bothered to make him look nice.. And as a highlight of it all, they had a gorialla with my name. Can you get me any more excited? I don't think so.