Archive | August, 2010

How could that lady be so funny?

30 Aug

Brigitte: GOOD EVENING MIDDELBUG! HOW ARE YOU?

Audience: FINE!

Brigitte: ARE YOU WET?

Audience: YES!

Birgitte: DID YOU HAVE DINNER?

Audience: YES!

Brigitte: WHAT DID YOU EAT?

Audience: chicken, salad, chips, soup, pasta, stampot (noise)

She is hilarious. It happened that I won a ticket for her concert without even knowing who she was. Well, she is Brigitte Kaandorp and I attended her concert last night at Zeeland Nazomer Festival in Middelburg.  The rain and the wind were not any obstacles for the audience and obviously everybody entertained. So did I!

Brigitte Kaandorp, Nazomer Festival 2010

Brigitte Kaandorp, Nazomer Festival 2010

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The Beginning of the Senior Year

30 Aug

Here it is the beginning of the academic year.  I am already a senior at Roosevelt Academy,  and I almost overslept for my first class at 13:45.  What a start. It could have been funny.

Anyways, I had Lifespan and Developmental Psychology with Mrs Wiese. It is not the first course I take with her because I followed Abnormal and Clinical Psychology before and I had some concerns about the assessment methods. Luckily she changed that. It is not the only reason I am looking forward to study the changes and con stances in the development of humans.  My interest throughout the course would be the on going debate about the nature versus nurture. While investigating the problem, I would like to  focus on the influence of culture on the development of individuals.  My classmates look interested in the field and everybody has some different ideas about future specialization and research.

Another good point today is that I am not at work and I have the time to be again with all my housemates. We did shopping and we are going to have a house dinner. I missed the moments together during the summer.  I am happy to socialize with students again.

I have three more classes this semester: Advanced Cultural Studies, New Issues in Contemporary Sociology and Introduction to Global Studies. I am looking forward to the first two, but I do not know what to expect from the Global Studies.  Soon I will share my experience.

OK,  I stop because I am about to have dinner.

The Magic of Her Voice

16 Aug

I was stunned! I thrilled with joy while I was listening to that incredible voice.  And NO, she is not a Jamaican, but a cute Belgian young woman who performs awesome live music!

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My Imagined Life on a Dutch Barge

15 Aug

Have you ever imagined yourself living in a floating house? What would your life be?I quested myself yesterday when I passed again by Londonsekaai where I always see a number of barges down in the canal.

A line of Dutch barges, Middelburg, the Netherlands

A line of Dutch barges, Middelburg, the Netherlands

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