10 avril 2008

Insomnia in the midst of spring...

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. Henry David Thoreau I have satiated myself on dozens websites today. Nothing to do at work except tranlating the official website of the company from Dutch to English, the office is empty of sound, a sleepless space where strive a gentle hum of keyboard notes,... [Lire la suite]
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04 août 2007

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.

06:30 AM,Windmills, Red bricks, edged roofs, black and white shaved sheep's shadows printed over the sky who seem to worship the sunrise in a city of angel like manner; their heads turned toward the big disk, or lamas too to my dismay, as I drive to work in the mornings. The setting is lovely, the hotels are comfortable and I am adjusting relatively fast to this new stage. The small village where I am based is lying on the West side of the Ijsselmer, the biggest artificial lake of Holland. At night I go walking along the... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2007

“To have another language is to posses a second soul.” Charlemagne

I admit I have a headache, my mouth hurts but I did read and translate the first two pages of the Ugly duckling or as they say around here,  '' Het Kleine Lelijke Eendje'' pronounced in English/French phonetic '' Hét Kline Layleuke Heendhyeu''. Estelle 1 point!!!!!!!!
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10 juillet 2007

Farmhouse living

Our office is a shelter of green foliage, rose bushes ensnarling walls and fences, birds nesting everywhere and rooster and peacoks cokoodledoing and quirking allday long. An animal sanctuary lays 400 metres away composed of  birds, goats and bambis, it is a pleasure for me to drive past it everyday. Occasionally I give up my lunch apple to feed the deers after work and love gazing into their dark eyes while they fearfully tear pieces of it away from my hand. Any occasion, passing an exam, having your birthday,... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2007

Reality bites

Last night was yet another birthday, I felt like staying home, watching the stars come out but I took my car and drove in town to stay over in my friend's flat; her being away for the week-end and all. Met new people, will do the same tonight, coming out of my shell, first steps of my 29th year. I hope for this  year as an under 30 to be like that film, my favorite of all times, Reality Bites, caustic, full of sarcastic philosophical questions and unridden truths, yet, simple and fair.        Back... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2007

Twins

Reminder of 2 girls, one german the other french, 2 videos involving heavy subtitles, a difficult dutch audio system and a long long night....
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16 mars 2007

An inconvenient truth

Saw THE AlGore film last night. The film is basically free at the main cinema in Groningen. The reason behind a generous act coming out of knowhere from the city is that the dutch prime themselves in making a difference  and desire as many citizen as possible to be aware of the problem. I reckon that would never have happened in France...the free ticket I mean, the growing environmental awareness might be there hidden.Anyway, I was a little disappointed, I am not sure what I expected, grandeur, more flashing images maybe showing... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2007

Claudi

Met a wonderwoman, well girl and went along for a crazy week-end where stripes were obligatory to celebrate her b'day. At last the pics to memorate a long evening of beer, wine, food, dance and mxi of dutch/german/english.... GO
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13 mars 2006

Snowy week-end

So what happened on saturday??? We simply went to the restaurant fujiyama, and I recommand it, delicious fish platters fried in front of you, fresh tasty sashimi and tempuras, mouth watering miso soup with tofu and sea lettuce, lobster, cod, sea bass, squid, we had it all... Well we didn't manage half of what was planned, typical of us but for a valid reason this time. We spent, exactly, watch in hands, 4 and half hours eating at the japanese restaurant which lead to us missing our movie and strolling around town in a snow... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2006

Groningen

Tomorrow I have planned us a little tour to the closest city: Groningen in Holland. So far we should head after lunchtime, have a small walk in the center looking for a decent microphone for my videocamera, stroll, relax, sit in the sun (if we are lucky), windowshop for all those bits we can't find here in Weener and then go to eat Japanese, a real japanese!!! and go to the cinema, to see a dark SF movie, based on an anime TV serie from the 90's:AEON FLUX, starring Charlize Theron in VO yeah, not dubbed like all german films. Long... [Lire la suite]
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