Monthly Archives: August 2011

Strong Accent

Lately I have become very aware of the accent I use when speaking Dutch. There is nothing wrong with the accent itself. It is very clear, strong and well articulated. As accents go it is a very good accent. If I had to give it a score between 1 and 10 it would be at least an 9, maybe an 9.5. However, if I was forced to make one criticism it would be that it […]

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Stuart Smash!!

“I HATE YOU!” Amongst my friends I have a reputation of being a very calm and polite person. “YOU ARE HOPELESS!” Most of them do not even believe I am capable of getting angry. “WHY CAN’T YOU DO ANYTHING RIGHT?!” And in a way they are right. It takes a lot to get me angry. “I HATE YOU SO MUCH!” A lot… “YOU BLOODY USLESS ITALIAN PLUMBER!” I am by no means a xenophobe or […]

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The Gallery Of Glasses

It seems as if old age has finally caught up with me and I find myself in need of glasses. The optician told me so. I could let myself feel down about this but no! I have decided that I will embrace my eye sight assisted future (if lack of depth perception allows me to) and use it to reinvent myself! Glasses give me the opportunity for a new look and a fresh start. But […]

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Amsterdam Gay Pride Parade Miscommunication

Gay Pride Parade Amsterdam

Amsterdam Gay Pride is a city wide celebration of homosexuality that takes place every year on the first weekend of August. I like to think of it as a celebration of sexuality in all its forms. It’s a time when everyone can come together and celebrate that it’s ok to be different and that love, no matter what form it takes, is still love. The main event of the celebrations is the Amsterdam Gay Pride […]

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