Respect versus confidence – Part 2
Respect versus confidence – Part 2
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Respect versus confidence – Part 2

Another random picture from my own picture “library.” I love looking for those perspectives in images or in what I take pictures of. It truly just adds that third dimension. This particular picture was taken in August, 2003, in a subway in Toronto. Here in the Netherlands, we have subways (underground, metro) as well, but only in some bigger cities. Myself, I mostly rely on trains.

Respect versus confidence – Part 2

First off, thanks everyone for your comments. Yin: Thanks for the (big) comments. I love it when people give their view of things, that’s why I enabled those comments in the first place :). I think only very few people in this world expect others to look up to them. But for the others, us, I think it’s a good thing to sometimes realize that others respect us too. Hmm, now that I wrote this, I think this can also be used in a different way: you could be an example for other people. And that doesn’t always have to be a conscious thing, or being a big example, but being just the way you are. In turn that’s how we respect or admire other people: because they are just themselves in all the things they do. I guess this similar as what Carolyn said. We think they’re great, because they just are. They are just them.

Marz wrote: “Perhaps your admiration for people is also in a sense an exhibit of your humility, [..]” Well, often know how good or how bad I am at things. See also this entry, where I list all my talents. Like I know that my graphic design, programming, musical abilities are pretty good. So I’m not humble in those area’s. Maybe I’m humble in the more emotional sense. I don’t know.

Thanks for the comments, compliments and views :) susan, Caitlin, Michelle, Hauke, jenn, jenny, Stacy, Tiffany, Hotaru, Keren.

Devin wrote: “[..] There’s gotta be someone out there that is so perfect, he/she can only be imperfect next to God. [..]” To me, that’s my view of a love. Hopefully, I will view my future love as just this. In my eyes, she is perfect. Perfect, with all her imperfections. This, including marc‘s comment brings me to the aspect that I forgot to write about in my last entry.

Respect versus confidence in love

If I see a girl as “perfect [with all her imperfections],” then how would I feel about myself? If I fall in love with someone, and that love isn’t [yet] returned, how would I see that person? If I utterly admire her, how would I be compaired? I would probably see myself as way out of her league. It is just hard to be able to comprehend that that girl might think the same of me.

It just wouldn’t make sense.

But… sometimes when I see couples and they ask each other why they like each other, they often just say something like everything and nothing. Because they are just who they are, and they love each other for who they are. Because they’re perfect in each other’s eyes.

This concludes this fairy tale for today.

Respect versus confidence
Respect versus confidence
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Respect versus confidence

This is yet another picture that I once took from my school. It’s the roof of the main hall. I love it when people design buildings which are asymmetrical. I love it with other things too, like cellphones, clothing and layouts. Sometimes symmetrical is heaven sent, but sometimes it’s just boring.

Respect versus confidence

I love all my friends and family. And I feel that I almost always look up to them. I see the good sides of the personalities, and I admire them, I admire the specialties of each one. Of each of you.

Like some know how to talk, how to keep a conversation up and interesting. Or someone’s intelligence or experience. Someone’s creativity, their skills in graphic design or creating layouts. How someone could have such persistence, motivation. Someone’s musical or athletic abilities. Or how someone always smiles. Someone’s faith in God…

But sometimes, I feel that I look up to people too much. Not in a bad way ofcourse, but sometimes I just think that I don’t belong or fit with everyone else. That I need to look up to myself too sometimes. I mean, I love all those I know, but sometimes I don’t realize that some might look up to me too. That they might admire me for some things too. That I have things to be proud of myself.

Meh
Meh
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Meh

Yep, sometimes I just don’t know what to post anymore. I just can’t keep up with all those interesting posts. So here’s just an empty, crappy one.

Oh, giving presentations is not good for your health, trust me. I always get nervous like crazy and stumble over my words. But fortunately, I managed to survive the presentation yesterday. Anyway, I prefer to sing solo in public than to give a presentation for 15 minutes. *Shudder*

For everyone who left comments on this entry (“Experience in dating and relationships”) thank you. dee, marc, Kelly, Gabi, gurge, Tiffany, monzie, seline, carolyn, Michelle, ZhiWen, Gideon. echa: I agree, education is important in this part of life. It’s investing for life in the future. Building experience intellectually.

Yes, I watch it too
Yes, I watch it too



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Yes, I watch it too

 
TV Show
Finalists
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My favorites, female
 
My favorites, male
 
First show
Backstage
Judges
 
 
 
Hosts
 
Duration
Website
The Netherlands
Idols
Marlies
Maud
Ron
JK
Boris
Irma
Erik
Alice
Meike
Robin

 
 
Irma
Maud, Marlies
Boris
Ron
2.4 Million viewers
Blue room
Henkjan Smits
Eric van Tijn
Jerney Kaagman
Edwin Jansen
Reinout Oerlemans
Tooske Breugem
3 hours in 1 night
idols.nl
United States
American Idol
Amy Adams
Camile Velasco
Diane DeGarmo
Fantasia Barrino
George Huff
Jasmine Trias
Jennifer Hudson
John Stevens
Jon Peter Lewis
La Toya London
Leah LaBelle
Matthew Rogers
Jasmine Trias
Diana DeGarmo
Matthew Rogers
George Huff
18 million votes
Red room
Simon Cowell
Paula Abdul
Randy Jackson
 
Ryan Seacrest
 
3 hours over 2 days
idolonfox.com

I love singing myself. And I love following this hype. I also hear it when people sing off-tune, and often agree with the comments of the judges. My favorite (Dutch) Idols finalist is Irma, her voice has such power, it’s amazing. Todays performance of the Dutch public’s favorites (Boris, Marlies, Maud) were all below expectations, but Irma’s was better than before. She’s just great :).

My favorite American Idol finalist is Jasmine. Personally, I didn’t think her singing of “inseperable” wasn’t that perfect, but other parts of her song were amazing. And, she’s just really charming. So, for those of you who (can) follow Idols / American Idol, who are your favorites?

Experience in dating and relationships
Experience in dating and relationships
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Experience in dating and relationships

Whenever I don’t know what to write, I just skip a day of blogging, or I post a random picture. Like this one, when it was snowing 3 weeks ago. Anway, I already know what to write now, so scroll down after these… Thanks for your comments in last entry: Emily, Echa, Tiffany, Carolyn, Maureen, Ivy, Hikari, Stacy, Hotaru, Sharon, Sarah, Elphaba, Devin, ZhiWen.

dee: Yes, it’s an Indonesian calendar, hehe. JKOO: Yes, the circled numbers belong to the Chinese calendar. Marc: Well, like everything, I guess we have to make the most of what we have (or what we look like).

Experience in dating and relationships

Most of you people already know this of me. I would never date just for a fling. Dating, dumping, dating, breaking up, flirting… what’s the use? It only results in heartbreak and pain. Some people call it fun. Yeah, right. What’s so fun about it? It’s especially no fun if you get older and look back on it.

Then, is it for experience?

I do often ponder, if I would have a girlfriend, what would I do? How would we spend time together? About what would we talk together? Would it matter what common or uncommon interests we have?

I don’t have any experience in having a girlfriend. When I watch those romance movies or tv-series, I often get a feeling that there are some unwritten rules to it. Like the path to getting to know eachother, asking someone out on a date, and go from there. I somethings think that I should get some experience. So that I won’t look stupid when I actually do ask someone out on a date. So that I would know what people actually do on dates. How do you get that experience? By going on dates and practice that way?

I sometimes have the urge to date. I sometimes meet girls that I would want to date. But that’s just out of my impatience: if I take a moment to really think about it, then I know that it just wouldn’t work out for a real, long-term relationship. Which is the real thing I want.

Back to experience. In the end I think that dating is a natural thing. It doesn’t have to conform to something you see on tv (pick her up, have dinner, go to the movies, watch stars, bring her back; although it’s ofcourse not a bad thing at all if your date happens to look like this). I think dating, and being in a relationship in general, should be flowing naturally. Every relationship is unique.

I do want experience. And I will build that experience with that one love.

Together.

As the days go by, I follow
As the days go by, I follow
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As the days go by, I follow

In last entry, dee said I look fresher with the shorter hair. And I do. But sometimes, I just want something different. I think I now am in a phase where I want to be recognised even more. I want to be taken more seriously.

I don’t really care about if people guess I’m older. If they guess my age younger, sure. But I’m just not a teenager anymore. Not 18-19 anymore. Another reason is maybe love. In a way, I’m a bit afraid that girls my own age don’t notice me, because I might look younger than I am. But then again, I have no idea what girls are thinking.

Smile
I’m smiling on the picture in the previous entry. In one way, I guess I want people to remember me with my smile. Although, people who know me better, know that I don’t smile that much. I’m thinking and pondering too much about love and life to smile all the time.

Echa: The sketches for the two vector drawings were made with pencil on paper, then scanned in, traced in Illustrator. One was also colored in Illustrator, the one on the right was colored using Photoshop. Thanks Keren, Tiffany for the photogenic compliments. Thanks for commenting Carolyn, Hauke, Jenny, Sonia, Ping.

See more pictures? I updated my About Me page. Including a new picture. One where I’m not smiling.

A Comical Look
A Comical Look



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A Comical Look

Dee asked in last entry why I look so different in the picture of this entry. Well, I’m trying to let my hair grow a little bit longer than before. So here’s another picture, just taken myself, hehe. Carolyn and Sarah say I’m photogenic too. Haha, thanks.

I always buy CD’s when I really really like them. Hauke: Nope, I’ve never heard about SpineShank. Sammy: Yeah, and when you have the actual CD, you can flip through the booklet, hehe. Van: Canada rocks ;P. Ping: The soundtracks I have are Grease, Shindler’s List, Braveheart. That’s it, I think. Yvonne: Tori Amos rocks indeed. I almost have all her albums. I need to get the Librarian one… Thanks for commenting too: Echa,
Devin.

In the image: Those two (vector) drawings, I did those almost 3 years ago. It’s been a long time since I’ve been drawing. I guess I don’t feel like it anymore. There’s so many other things to do.

Fefe Dobson’s album
Fefe Dobson’s album



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Fefe Dobson’s album

If it wasn’t for internet and mp3′s, I probably would never have bought this CD.
* On 1 March, I heard Fefe Dobson’s Everything song on Internet radio.
* On the same day, I downloaded the mp3.
* On 5 March, I downloaded the album on mp3.
* On the same day, I visited her website.
* I also went to the shop to search for her CD, but it wasn’t being sold anywhere.
* On 7 March, I ordered the album.
* Today, I picked it up from the store.

Fefe Dobson is from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Her singles are called Take Me Away, Bye Bye Boyfriend and Everything (then again, not in the Netherlands at least). Her album is untitled (or just called Fefe Dobson). The internet store I ordered it from, classified it as R&B. Haha. Nah, it’s rock, thank you. MTV says it sound like Avril Lavigne, Lillix, Michelle Branch. Go to her website for audio and clips.

Albums that I still want: Tori AmosTales of a Librarian. 戴佩妮 Penny TaiSo Penny‧好佩妮 and 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai城堡 Castle.

This makes me wonder what the last album was I bought. Probably Michelle Branch‘s Hotel Paper, last August. The one before that… Fallen from Evanescence. What’s on your lists?

PS: I wish I was more photogenic :P

Name-Started Alphabetical Link List
Name-Started Alphabetical Link List
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Name-Started Alphabetical Link List

Okay, everyone with websites, this is the time to redo your link page. First, read on.

Almost all link lists are always aphabetically sorted. Which is not a bad way to sort it. But, I always tend to click on the first links first. So if the name, nickname or url starts with “A” it always gets more hits than other links at the bottom of the list. Because, not everyone will always go through all the links. Just a a few. Just the top.

So, I updated my links page. All links are alphabetically sorted, but I started the sort with the first letter of my first name Kenneth: K. Now, if everyone of you would do the same, then all the links lists will be displayed a little more fair :).

So sort your links alphabetically, and make it start with the letter of your name (first name, last name, nickname, favorite letter…) and add my link ;). Recently added links: Ketsugi, Rozette, Sarah, Carolyn, Emily, Grace, Ivy.

[Edit] Another method is that people could alphabetically sort links from Z back to A. But then again, some people sort by length. Or don’t sort at all, hehe. Added: Iviane, Rhiana.

My head goes thump thump
My head goes thump thump
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My head goes thump thump

Eegh, I haven’t been feeling too good the past few days. I even had some pain killers. I need to eat well. And eat my vitamins properly. I’m a good kid! Now, where did I stash all the herbal stuff (oh wait, I don’t have that) and Chinese teas.

And how come, every time I have some food or chocolate entry, people comment like crazy?

Thanks for all the tips and recipes! Oh, for some people: it was mie as in the famous Indo Mie super mie. It’s Indonesian! So it’s not らめん ramen, which is Japanese. Go Indo Mie! :) And, strictly said, when I hear “noodle soup,” I think about something Chinese. So, noodles, mie and ramen are all different things to me :).

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