Yay! We're finally going!
Thursday, December 27, 2007

All ready to go! I packed my bag and cleaned my house. I went over to my Dad's for dinner and it was great seeing him. In a measly 4,5 hours my mom will be honking the horn and beckoning me to get my flat ass down so I better get some Z's. B and I got into a big fight this afternoon but luckily we patched things up. Seems like we always do.

I'm satisfied and tired and I'll be back in about a month or so. Take care, y'all!

Happy newyear in advance! :-)

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Right on time
Monday, December 24, 2007

B and I only had our tickets (and our shots!) and booked no hotel. We tried to find a cool one that wouldn't make us file for bankruptcy after checking out. So, now we finally found one, just in time! It's the Prince Palace Hotel. The first thing I'm gonna do is take a dive into that pool! We're only gonna be staying in Bangkok for four nights and then we're off to Hanoi. We don't have a hotel there either so, maybe instead of just sitting here with my runny nose (all that cycling in the cold has given me a damn cold!) I'll just go check out Vietnamese hotels.

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It would be easier if I'd been a golddigger
Sunday, December 23, 2007

Downer: I got my last student loan "payment" this month. I'm up to my flat ass in student debt. I don't know how I'm gonna pay all that money back, I don't even know what to do when I come back from this vacation. I'm no longer a kid!

Upper: I'm pretty sure that if I'll keep working 'till I'm 88, I can pay it off.


Grumpy girlfriends and the best present!!!

Went out for drinks yesterday night. Emily has stopped smoking reefers and one of the results is that she's got her chagrin on. Ugh. She said to me (out of nowhere!:
Emily: "I find it suspicious that you're always in a relationship"
me (baffled and sort of jokingly): "Yep, I can't be alone"
Emily: "I'm not judging you but you are always in a relationship"
me: "Why would you judge me, I'm happy"

Nigga whut? I kept being nice after this because I understand where she's coming from but djeez. Act normal, will ya?!

It was a nice night altogether and Crissy and I finished by eating large quantities of croque monsieur at 4 am. We had great conversation and I spent the night on her couch. I love my friends! Even though they can be grumpy ond act weird when they're trying to lay off the yayo.

I got this amazing present from B for finalizing my thesis: an IPOD!!!! I've wanted one for such a long time but for some reason I kept buying clothes when I had money to spend. When he gave it to me I couldn't take it home 'cause he still had to put music on it for us to listen to when we're on vacation. So in a short while I can listen to every tune I like at all times!!

I'm still in my robe with my hair all wet so I have to get a move on, I'm gonna have dinner at Karolyn's place. I hope y'all have a nice weekend!

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Stingy mofo
Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I looked at the backpack in broad daylight and it was even worse than I thought/hoped it was. Guess were going to hit the track& trail store for the last time this weekend for my very own, spic and muhafuckin' span backpack! It's so irrational how I spend and spend on shit I really don't need, very non-practical shizzle. But when I really do need something like a backpack, I get all avaricious. God, I'm so glad I've seen the light on this one.

Just came home from the movies with martin, we went to see My Blueberry night. It sucked! It sucked lots and lots of ass! It was shot beautifully, really cool vision but the story was BAD. I did like Natalie Portman, she was very credible. I say: don't see. Maybe just for the pics. On VCR/DVD or at a friend's house when you don't have anything to talk about.

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I'm almost no longer a student that's weird
Monday, December 17, 2007

It's 01:29 and I'm printing my thesis. It's finished. I don't know what to think of it, I'm just glad it's over and done with. Well, I'm not even really glad right now just tired. It's been a long time since I've been up this late working on school. But this may very well be the last time, at least for a while, too. I hope not, I hope to do lots of more studying in the future. It was fun. It was a trip.

I'm gonna miss the professors and doctors the most. They were very cool to me. Their intelligence was incredibly soothing. I'm gonna miss the buildings too. Some really old and grand and other brand new and very futuristic. The gardens, oh how wonderful they were.

I feel a bit empty right now. I went to dinner at my fake mom's house. She's the mother of my best friend in high school. She let me borrow her backpack for my vacation. It's a bit more mildewy than I thought but I don't wanna buy a new one, maybe this is the only time I'm gonna go on a backpack vacation and then the pack'll just sit 'n rot here. I wanna use that money for other things.

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Last thing I buy in 2007 in this country
Sunday, December 16, 2007

Since I really wanted another bag and buy B a shirt I ordered these two:

I really dig this shit.


Weird profession

This was a very different sunday than usual. I went to Cris' work, she works at a home for old mentally disabled folks. They live in a house with 25 people and they have 8 caregivers. There are people with Down syndrome, people with very strong autism and folks with other stuff going on that I don't know about. Sometimes Cris has to work the night shift and then she has to sleep there. We usually call eachother when she has one of those nightshifts. That wouldn't be for me, you are the only caregiver there with all those people.

They had a pre-Christmas celebration-thing, with food and drinks and open for family too. The food tasted weird. I helped out with drinks, food and dishes. It's so weird, it's a whole different world all on itself.

After that we went to decorate her Christmas tree but we ate and smoked some hay and forgot all about the tree.


He ain't no fraud, I don't care what they say
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lately, I've been tuning into the Discovery Channel more frequently than I used to. And I'm watching far less movies than before. I don't know what caused that. Anyhow, I'm becoming a big fan of this guy named Bear Grylls. Have you seen him? He has this show called Born Survivor where he goes into the depts of the amazone or into the desert of (South?) Africa or Alaska. Then he's dropped there with nothing, no food or tent and he has to live on what he can dig up in the wilderness. His mission is to find civilisation.

In that African episode, he discovers a fairly fresh carcass of a zebra who had been killed by lions and he rips up a piece of neck and chows down.

It's unbelievable. The guy's got survival skills galore, he was with the British SAS force and had climbed the Himalaya at age 23. One out of six people who try to climb that bad mofo die during the attempt. It's brutal. I love that show!!!

Plus, he's very easy on the eye;-)

There's a bit of controversy around the shows 'cause people have claimed that he's fake and isn't actually lost. Who cares? It's about what he does there and what he knows!! He gives all these very useful pointers like, if you're in Africa and you don't have any water you can drink the liquid out of an elephant's freshly dumped dump. His digestive system does something so that it's almost sterile or something. What more could we, viewers, ask for?

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Nice to meet ya, my name is Greaseball
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My hair is seriously fucked up. I've stopped taking birthcontroll pills a month or two ago and my hair has been so greasy ever since. I wash my hair in the evening, around 22:00 and the next morning, at 9:00 it's greasy already. What the hell's up with that?! I read on some website that it's normal and that your body has to go through the hormonal changes.

So I just got home from work and had to take a shower because I'm having a small goodbye dinner for my friend who's moving to the Caribbean. And I do not want to sit in a restaurant lookin' like Brandon muhafuckin' Davis.

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Why do I bother?
Monday, December 10, 2007

I've just spent too much time unsuccesfully searching the internet for a nice autobiography to read during our vacation. I refuse to search any longer. Good autobiographies will come to me when the time is right.

Let the time come soon, damnit!!!


I've got to stop believing in ghosts
Sunday, December 9, 2007

I was in my house cooking. When I finished I turned off the stove and took the pans and pots from the stove and went into the living room. I walked back into the kitchen only to find out the fires were on again! I put them out and thought "I swear I'd put them out when I finished cooking". Then I walked out again and when I came back the stove was on again! All four pits!
I frantically started turning them off but they kept going on again. I was so scared because I knew there were strange entities at work here, and my house was haunted for real!

Then, I woke up at around 6 am, scared out of my mind. I didn't dare to go to sleep and started reading instead. As I was reading, it hit me. One persona in my book just went to live in a haunted house. There isn't any writing about ghosts yet, but it did mention the haunted state it is in. My brain is fucking me/itself up sometimes.


The good Samaritan, I'm not
Saturday, December 8, 2007

On a light(er) note, I (well B and I) have been invited to two Christmas eve dinner parties by both Karolyn and Marianne. Karolyn's guestlist is not so appealing but she asked me first. Marianne's will have more grandeur and more people I'd like to spend Christmas with. What are these, grown-up-playground-like hassles? The best thing to do is not go to either one of the dinner parties, I think.

Oh, gone are the days when I'd just do whatever the hell I pleased and not take any other people's feelings in consideration. Some days I long for that but I know, I know, it's no good to live my life that way. Or maybe they're not gone altogether....

B's ill. He thinks it's from the shots we got yesterday. I was not feeling well a few weeks ago and B didn't come to take care of me. I thought I held no grudge, that I understood. I did. But now that he's ill I haven't offered to go down to his place and act a nurse. That's what I'd normally do but it turns out I'm not grudgeless. It doesn't help that I have a bit of a hangover, Kim and I went to a birthday and the opening of a club in the city after sushi. The club sucked ass. Maybe I'll feel more like Nightingale this evening or tomorrow morning.


Good quote good people?

Learn To Say "No" To The Good So You Can Say "Yes" To The Best

I read about a woman named Theresa Duncan this morning. She was a writer, filmmaker and pioneer in the world of video-games who focused on discovering and finding things rather than going in for the kill. She had a partner with whom she was together for 12 years. A week after she committed suicide by taking painkillers and chasing them with bourbon, he walked into the ocean and was found the next day, laying dead on the beach. I believe she was this really talented, smart woman but people who know her say she was paranoid. According to Theresa she was under threat by Scientologists, among others. I don't know but she seemed fierce to me.

esprit d'escalier


I know, this is totally not important
Friday, December 7, 2007

I find this so weird. I've had the same jeans-size for years. But, lately I've grown out of a bunch of them which sucks 'cause they were great. But all great things must come to an end, I understand how it works. But, when I buy new pants, it turns out I still have the same size as the old one. And a few weeks ago I bought two pairs in a bigger size and they are too big for my flat ass. They look stupid and mom-like. Not that there aren't any cool moms out there (my mom's pretty cool) but... you know what I'm talking about.

So due to my pants shortage, I'm sitting here in my robe, next to the heater which I'd put on far too hot so that the pants that just came out of the washingmachine can dry on them. I'm meeting Kim for a sushi dinner in an hour. I should call to tell her I'm running late.

Have nice weekend, y'all!


Had to post this
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Aaaw, aren't they cute?! I love her dress. And I prefer him without a shirt but this'll do, for now;-)


Cold and wet

It's raining cats and dogs these days and I don't like it. I hate it when my jeans are wet and my legs are freezing. I really need a pair of rainpants. But you know what I do like? Coming home, just to drop my wet clothes immediately and change into sweats. Drinking tea and eating french toast, although I didn't do the tea-bit today because my waterboiler keeps short circuiting. Hmmm.... it's like a reward:-D

We're gonna get our shots tomorrow morning so that we won't get typhus and hepatitus-a-to-z. I don't like needles but for me, it is exhilirating. Only three weeks to go!
I know, this is how I finish almost all my posts but I'm just too happy about taking a vacation! It's been more than a year ago, I'm just going bonkers. I cannot help myself.

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Is stuff really necessary?
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I'd really like to buy myself some slippers, pyama's, underwear and this:

I know, it's just a trashcan. But I've been eyeing one of these for quite some time now and I think I'll be buying one for myself this Christmas. The trash-can I use now was my mom's and it's really a sight for non-sore eyes. And enough's enough. The day that I finish my thesis for real I'm gonna order this! It won't be long!


Spongie reggae

B, three uncles and I went to the Black Uhuru concert yesterday, they were very good! But we went to the Alpha Blondy concert just last week so it was a bit of a reggae-concert overkill;-) Still, we are lucky that they come and visit us in our little country. We had Chuck's 40th birthday on monday and two birthdays last weekend. I lost track of the amount of alcohol-units I've consumed. This weekend's Fatty's birthday too, one of B's friends. Life's a party, isn't it?!

Still, only 2 weeks and 2 days and then I will be jobless again! Hurrah! And then Christmas followed by a much needed and deserved vacation. It doesn't get any better than that!

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Friend of my friend
Sunday, December 2, 2007

One of B's best friends, who lives in Bangkok and who we're going to visit this month has been picking a fight with me, via B, these last couple of weeks. He emailed me once about the issue and called B about it. Then I send him a very nice email to smooth everything over and to just drop it because I want to have fun when we're there. And then he emailed me again to tell me what he thinks about the issue and emailing words in my mouth. I HATE it when someone doesn't ask for my opinion or view and just jump to conclusions like it's nothing.
I didn't respond.

The issue isn't important enough for me to have an email dicussion over it. So I emailed my wish to stop talking about it and to have a nice 4 days together. I hope he's with me on this.

It makes me appreciate my own friends more, that's for sure!


That could've worked out not so positive
Saturday, December 1, 2007

Oh, I really wanted to share this with y'all.
Last weekend I went barhopping with the girls. At 1:00 I noticed a guy with a complete lack of pigment aka an albino coming in. Albino's have fascinated me all my life. How would it feel like, if you can't ever sunbathe?
I wanted to ask him if it would be ok if I took a pic with him but I didn't dare. That would be a very wrong thing to do. I saw that he was with some people but he didn't really stand in his circle. More like a close outsider.

So, two hours later I had consumed (more than) enough alcohol and I found the balls to approach him. It turned out that his name is Mike and he's this very clever 20-year old who studies bio-chemics at a technical uni near me. We talked for quite a while and he was happy to take a picture with me. I introduced him to my friends and then we went our seperate ways. We never discussed his albinism but just stupid things people talk about when they're in a bar. I'll never delete his picture from my phone!


Yes, I already have 3 grey hairs...THREE!

This is how I know I'm getting old. There were days, months, years when I could sleep 'till 13:00 on weekends, possibly 14:00, if I went out the night before. And when I finally woke up, I'd still be half asleep and not worth a damn.
And now, at age 26? I woke up at 9:00, hopped out, made my tea and did laundry. After that I ironed. What the hell's happening with me?!?!

I had a good week, except for being sick, the first half. I went with two uncles and B to the Alpha Blondy concert. It was great! We had lots of laughs, I love hanging out with family, especially at cool places like concerts. We also went to a late night diner. Next tuesday were gonna go to the Black Uhuru concert together and hang out some more!

It's my Dad's birthday today. He's 51 now. He doesn't look nor act old.
It's also Marianne's 27th birthday. So after eating cake and hanging out with my Islamic and very cool old man, I'm gonna hop on my bike to celebrate with a shitload of preppy "kids" and drink large quantities of alcohol.
Oh, and B's picking me up later to have lunch together. This should be a fun weekend!

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This is me. 32-year old, mother of 1 and living in Europe. Going through life with one hell of a man, lots of love for my family and a pretty tight circle of mismatched friends. Very self-confident even though I don't know what the fuck I'm doing! (more)