The Young & Old

Age. What is age? How do you define age?
Can you guess a person’s age by looking at him/her?
Can you guess a person’s age by his/her wisdom?
Can you guess a person’s age by his/her experience?

My technical age, based on my time of birth, following the Western calendar, is about 23 years, 11 months, 24 days and about 18 hours (if I calculated it correctly).

My physical age (okay, this might not be the correct term. Maybe it’s just appearance… some people are shocked when I say my age. They usually suspect something like 18-19.

My mental age. Hmm, this is a hard one. Sometimes I feel wiser (in a few aspects at least) than some of the people my age. Sometimes I admire others who are much wiser.
Hmm, mental age doesn’t exclusively cover wisdom. Maybe I should base this on the age of people I can connect to. I have a lot of friends who are a few to many years younger than me, and I can hang around fine with them. I have older friends up to 5-6 years older too, but somehow I guess I relatively hang around more with the younger ones. The friends my own age? Hmm, maybe I need more friends around my own age. So we could discuss similar problems (like quarter-life crisis, hehe).

What other types of age are there… The longing-for age? Hehe.
I often want to be a few years younger again. Start over my phase after high school. Sometimes I don’t feel my age, and want myself to act more like my age. Older. Wiser. Maybe be taken more seriously. I don’t know.

Maybe it’s not about age anymore. It’s life.

The wonders of nature
The wonders of nature
Canon PowerShot G3     230mm     1/400s     f/4.0    


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The wonders of nature

I love nature. Look at the contrast of the upcoming spring, while it’s still winter. The freezing flower.

It’s still cold and it freezes during the night. Past few days it’s been snowing too. Some flowers, mostly these daffodils, have been coming up. Unfortunately a little too early, because this frost isn’t too good for them.

[Edit] PS, the song Hillsong – Jesus Lover Of My Soul song rules. [Edit: Replaced standard sized picture with a bigger version.]

Hotmail = blockmail

I seriously hate Hotmail. I don’t use it myself, but a lot of people I know use Hotmail.

And, seriously, I suspect that its spam filter blocks half of my mails. Because I hardly ever get replies when I send mail to people with Hotmail accounts. And I love mail~

A worldwide meeting place

I have this “greetings” page on my site, where I “greet” all of my family and friends. Yes, yes, I know I need to update it some time again. Anyway, this greetings page also has a side effect, and in this case it’s a good one.

On monday, I received an e-mail from someone (in the States, I think), who was searching for a friend. She found the name of her friend through a search engine on my greetings page. So I forwarded the mail to her, our mutual friend.

Now appearantly, these two friends have known each other from when they were young, in Jakarta, Indonesia. And one is in the United States, and one is here, in the Netherlands. Pretty cool stuff, eh? My greeting page and InspireLight.net crosses all continents :)

And this is not the first time this happened. There’s been like 3-4 times people looking for lost friends. One time it wasn’t the person they were looking for, but the other times it was.

Winter
Winter
Canon PowerShot G3     230mm     1/50s     f/2.2    


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Winter

It was snowing for a while just now, but at this moment it’s sunny again. This winter is been weird. I think the weather has been weird altogether, globally.

Troubles

Important notice: The server that InspireLight.net was residing on, was hacked on 24 February 2004.

I restored everything as best as I could. I hope everything works with their sites, as well as my own site. Please notify me if there are any errors on InspireLight.net.

Plugs again for my hostees, who were affected as well, MissyMiss, Cezanne (new layout!), Verbiage.

Thank you.

A bunch of ducks
A bunch of ducks
Canon PowerShot G3     922mm     1/100s     f/4.0    


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A bunch of ducks

I took this picture last Saturday.

Big duck
People hang around, but appearantly ducks hang around together too. And when you’re cold, you try to put your hands in your pocket, and put a shawl around your neck… You can see it’s cold in this picture: the ducks have their heads warmly pressed against their bodies. Brrr.

The life of a flower at night
The life of a flower at night
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The life of a flower at night

I did this a couple of years ago, and I’ll do it again. And for some reason, the street lights happened to be out last night, so it was pitch black outside. And I just had to go out and make pictures, because with the extra darkness, it’s extra special.

It’s still winter, the temperature at night is just below 0C. At day time it’s around 5C. Most of these daffodils (Dutch: Narcissen) are still closed, but will open up soon.

End of technical difficulties?

I think my website is online again, after another down-time. This time they were moving everything to a better location (but took longer “than expected.” But, I’m back.

Hello?

Is everyone still there?

I’ll try posting regular entries tomorrow :P

FBI confiscated the servers?

I noticed my site was down, and when I asked what was going on, I got the following reply:

Approximately 12:00 A.M. EST Feb. 20th 2004:
We have 3 servers down which is out of our hands unfortunately.
This is because of a scandalous crime ring that has now been caught. [..]

They took advantage of our instant account creation and we did not catch them in time to delete their accounts. However, the FBI tracked down their next locations (our servers unfortunately) and they came in and confiscated the servers until approximately 10:00 A.M. EST, Feb 20th 2004. No data will be touched of yours, but they needed to take the drives to analyze all data to track them and prosecute them. In a way, we have helped take down another ignorant scheme on the Internet, but it is also going to hurt both you and us. We cannot begin to express how unfortunate this is and how so much evil does exist, we wish this had not happened at all.

Be assured we are in direct contact with them and cooperating to the fullest extent to get the servers back up as soon as possible. We are also willingly cooperating with them so these culprits get prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

The fortunate aspect is that this is being done in non-business hours for over 90% of our clients. Your full cooperation is greatly appreciated. We require that you relay this information to anyone else that you know also on the server your account is on.

We can not express how much your cooperation in this disaster is needed.
We sincerely thank you.

Pretty serious, eh? With the FBI involved and all…

But, after a down time of about 16 hours, my site is up again! Yay! Go visit my three hostees and leave messages here and there just for the heck of it.

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Shooting pictures since around 2001, professional photographer since 2005. Contact Kenneth Kwee for photography projects in The Netherlands, including weddings. Connect to Kenneth Kwee on LinkedIn.

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