Dutch mourning mh17


The land of wooden shoes and tulips is in a national state of mourning.

After long tormenting days of waiting; Today the unidentified bodies of our Dutch relatives, neighbors, friends, co-workers and other fellow Dutchmen are “flown home” from the Ukraine.

Once again we are all reminded of how fragile life is. We are all reminded that what happened to the victims of the MH17 plane, could have happened to any of us. How unexpected death can be. How foolishness can cost hundreds, thousands of lives everyday. And for what?

There are still a lot of unanswered questions about what happened to the  plane. There is a lot of anger and sadness. It is hot and sunny, but the streets are so quiet that you could hear a needle drop. Almost every household here has it’s TV tuned into the news; where we all get to see the still nameless coffins being carried out of the airplanes.


List of casualties of MH17

Who ever is responsible will pay, according to Prime Minister Mark Rutte. For the first time in his career, I actually have respect for the way he handled the situation. Despite the fact that it took almost a week to be able to get our dead flown to the land of wooden shoes. But the first focus is to have our dead beloved fellow Dutch and other people who were on that plane identified…

May God give those left behind comfort and strength during these days of mourning.

RIP to the victims of mh17.


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Tropical weather in the land of wooden shoes?

Hooray for summer break; with the bored children terrorizing the neighborhood with their loud screeching and the annoying bugs that invite themselves to hang out around your salad.

We had no real winter and the summer kicked in with a stutter here in the land of wooden shoes and tulips. But the weather forecasts have warned that the upcoming days are going to be of a tropical climate.

I’ve finished my medical treatment yesterday. No more popping pills. And next week I’ll see the doctor again, so he can see my progress. I must say I can’t really tell myself whether I’ve progressed or not. I still feel the same, look the same. Haven’t turned blue, so that’s good. Just got to stay away from the sun as much as possible. Which is going to be a piece of pie with this nice and hot sunny weather…

It’s so friggin hot…. Good thing I always keep my fridge stuffed with lots and loads of frozen smurfs and cheap Ben&Jerry’s frosted yoghurt rip offs. My rabbits are being taken care of as well. Each rabbit has its own private air blower. You should see them; chilling out in the cool breezes of this electronic wind maker.

I think I’m going to treat myself on some coffee with a frozen smurf now, and chill out with my rabbits in the cool breezes of the electronic wind maker.

Hillsong – No Other Name

On the 1st of July Hillsong Worship, previously known as Hillsong United came out with a brand new powerful worship album titled No Other Name. They boldly took over Times Square’s digital billboards in New York City on Thursday, April 24, 2014, by promoting Jesus and their latest worship album. Talk about devotion :)

I for one love all the work they have done in the past 3 decades. This new album of theirs is going to be on auto-repeat by yours truly and I am definitely going to introduce a few of their new songs to my own church.

Have a blessed Sunday and may you have a wonderful week. God is good.


Linkin Park is coming to Amsterdam!

This sure is a fun year for concerts! Backstreet Boys were in Amsterdam in Spring (March 30th, 2014), Papa Roach have a show in Utrecht in Summer (August 28th, 2014) and Linkin Park will play in Amsterdam in Autumn (November 7th, 2014). Now if only Eminem would come to the land of wooden shoes too this year, that would be AWESOME! Then my wishlist is complete, when it comes to seeing my favorite people live on stage, in one single year :)

I was so psyched when I read the announcement on Facebook; Linkin Park is coming to Amsterdam! So I logged into the ticketmaster site, in the hopes to be able to get myself a decent front row ticket. But the site was SOOO busy I was put on hold for 30 minutes. And the moment I was finally able to look through the tickets; all the good ones were sold out.

But I’m not giving up hope. There are Ticket Scammers out there, who buy concert tickets in a bulk and resell the tickets for twice sometimes trice the price. They want to put a stop to it, but the ticket scamming has been going on for decades…

And then there’s the chance of people not being able to go to the concert anymore, because of whatever issue and put their ticket on sale right before the concert date. So there’s still hope…

I want to see those guys live soooo bad it hurts.



Still not blue

Well. It’s been 3 weeks since I started my new medication. My skin hasn’t magically turned blue yet. I’ve tried to avoid the sun as much as possible, just like the doctor ordered. Thank God for shades, long trench coats and hoodies. And lots and lots and loads of sunscreen. Heck no, it doesn’t look scary at all in the middle of a sunny day; a dark hooded figure walking around in the shades.

Summer is going to be so much fun, I cannot wait to go to the beach dressed up like a hooded troll…




I’m craving smurfs…

You know what? Those doctors sure have funny ideas, medicating their patients with drugs that doesn’t allow them to be in the sun… It’s quite hard to stay out of the sun during summer! Especially when you have business to attend to. Guess I’ll just be smurfin’  out. Speaking of smurfs, I’ve been craving smurf ice cream all day. Guess I better go put on loads of sunscreen, throw on some blankets and run to the store.