Saturday, November 26, 2005


Why do we assume all creatures need oxygen to live?

Yesterday marked my son's tenth birthday...

Friday, November 11, 2005

Sint Maarten

Today parts of the country celebrated the feast of "Sint Maarten". It's all about thinking of the poor and sharing what you've got. Children go past the houses with homemade lanterns and are sometimes dressed up. They sing songs and demand from the inhabitants that they share some of their wealth in the form of a bit of candy or a tiny sum of money. People who refuse to give something are subjected to namecalling through songs. Earlier this evening I had my daughter on the phone and it took her over twenty minutes to sum up the candy she and her sister had obtained. Just now I returned from picking up my son from the house of a friend with whom he had stalked the streets. They're happy. And so am I...

Your Seduction Style: Au Natural

You rank up there with your seduction skills, though you might not know it.
That's because you're a natural at seduction. You don't realize your power!
The root of your natural seduction power: your innocence and optimism.

You're the type of person who happily plays around and creates a unique little world.
Little do you know that your personal paradise is so appealing that it sucks people in.
You find joy in everything - so is it any surprise that people find joy in you?

You bring back the inner child in everyone you meet with your sincere and spontaneous ways.
Your childlike (but not childish) behavior also inspires others to care for you.
As a result, those who you befriend and date tend to be incredibly loyal to you.

Saturday, November 05, 2005


Most people already knew it but now it is a scientific fact, proven by Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein: Having materialistic goals may lead to dissatisfaction with life and even to mental disorders such as paranoia. People who spend their money on experiences rather than objects are happier overall. Nice.

I second that because although being an actor at The Amsterdam Dungeon does not pay all that much, I'm now much happier than when I was a bookkeeper and made almost twice as much. And thanks to my new job I got to take my kids to Sealife Scheveningen where they explain a lot about life in the Northsea. Entertaining as well as educational. On top of that I've got a great bunch of colleagues and a boss who actually listens to the people from the workfloor. And to be honest: I just love scaring the wits out of German tourists...;-)