Packing for the Indonesia trip
Packing for the Indonesia trip
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Packing for the Indonesia trip

I started to pack a little for my trip to Indonesia: anti-mosquito stuff, my passport, sun lotion.

It’s been 20 years since I last visited Indonesia. Back then, I was 4 years old and at that time my grandparents still lived there. But now my grandma lives in Canada and I don’t have any close relatives there anymore, which explains why I haven’t gone to Indonesia for a long time. I guess I only remember my grandma’s house slightly.

For those who are in Indonesia

What would you recommend me to see or to do?

I’m really excited to go, we’re going to see all sorts of places. My schedule is (I hope I sorted out the schedule correctly):
08-09 Jul: Amsterdam –> Jakarta –> Denpasar (Bali)
09-15 Jul: Bali
15-20 Jul: Malang
    21 Jul: Semarang
22-24 Jul: Bandung
25 jul-02 Aug: Jakarta;
02-03 Aug: Jakarta –> Amsterdam

I’m not sure if I’ll have time to meet up with anyone of you, but maybe :). Drop me a message, hehe.

For those who are not in Indonesia

If you were to go to Indonesia, what would you go see or do?

Echa: Thanks! Rachel: Well, like I said, I hardly remember anything either. So it’ll feel like it’s the first time, for me. Brenda: Yeah, the beaches are first on the schedule, hehe. Michelle: I will :) Maureen: Yeah, I have all sorts of stuff for if I get a stomach ache or anything. And I have no idea if those two are on the route. But we’ll see :) Stacy: I will be taking tons of pictures. I have (digital) space for about 500 pictures a day, which should be more than enough, haha. Linda: Thanks! Liz: Well, one of the reasons is that I don’t have any close relatives there anymore… Diana: Yep, I hope using Autan will help against the mosquitos… Kelly: Scared of what? Carolyn: Heh, have fun there! Neno: Bedankt! Jaja, ik neem ook oleh2 mee, hehe. Cathryn: It’ll be hot indeed, while it’s still so cold here… ZhiWen: K’heb alleen weinig reacties :) Maar ja, ik zie wel. Ik weet ook niet of ik tijd heb om mensen te ontmoeten, want ik ben ook afhankelijk van m’n reisgenoten. Andi: Ten years ago? Ahh, you still have time :) hehe.

Class
Class
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Class

Random post. This is my Chinese school class (me, Kit, Me-Ai, Lieke, David, Joel), taken last Saturday on the last day of school. This is actually half my class, the other half are all oldies (as in parents/grandparents). I’m the oldest one of this young group :(.

More pictures: 13 June and 26 June.

Thanks for commenting: Kiel Liz Kelly Chelsea chibi~chan jen jen hazel Cezanne Tiffany Carolyn Rachel echa marc gurge jen jen Rache
Replies: Liz: Indeed, if there were only oldies, it wouldn’t be as much fun. ZhiWen: Voor de verandering sta ik erop, ja. En inderdaad, die jongste gozer is heel goed, haha. Andi: It’d be boring if it wasn’t diverse, right?

The world and love
The world and love
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The world and love

The world and war

The current top 5 articles on CNN are, 1: “Sorrow, outrage over hostage death,” 2: “Alleged al-Zarqawi tape threatens Iraqi leader,” 3: “Iran official: Sailors to be freed,” 4: “U.S. makes move at NK nuke talks,” 5: “Lawyer alleges Saddam abuse.”

Does the world learn from history? I think not. In our highly advanced society, we are still at war. Apparantly, the two world wars were still not enough. The Gulf War, Iraq. North Korea. Israel and Palestine. And all those other places I don’t even know of…

The world and power

The Netherlands. A lot of people think the former minister president Kok did a good job. And yes, if you are going to spend lots of money, of course people will say they did a good job. The next government broke because of a new party who had an urge for power. They loved media attention and loved to win. But in the end, they did it for themselves, not for us. The current government is trying to fix up all the messes. But with that first government spending lots of money, this one has to run a tight ship. Of course people are complaining.

The United States. Pretty much the same thing happened. Clinton spends a lot of money. To the people, he’s often considered as a good president. Then Bush comes. Okay, so he’s not too good either, but he also has to Clinton’s mess to clean up.

Indonesia. Oh, God, I hope the elections in July will go well. I hope the constant rioting and whatnot will cease one time. At least, it’s all I hear, here in the media.

The world and its money

I’m not sure how long we can call this world a people’s world. Nothing is about you anymore. Nothing is about me anymore. Nothing is about us anymore. Information Age? After the Industrial Age and the Modern Age people call this the Information Age.

It should be called the Money Age.

Where everything is about companies. About attracting clients and customers. About sueing people. About advertising everywhere and anywhere. About profits. About everything depending on economy.

The world and love

The world shouldn’t revolve around war. The world shouldn’t revolve around fighting, hate, lies, power, money, deceit, jealousy.

1 Corinthians 13:2 says: “If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would I be? And if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, without love I would be no good to anybody.”

The world should revolve around love.

And I intend to find it.

Reactions

Liz: I took this picture in the garden of my parents’ house. Kelly: Well said. It also says we’re in the end of days… Hazel: That’s life, indeed. Human life. I might need a follow-up for this rant, hehe. I’ll react some more, later. Cezanne: Which planet did you have in mind? hehe. Yeah, “us” needing to have proudness is one of the causes… Rachel: Sorry, I don’t know the name of the flower/plant. Jen Jen: Ahh, it’s comforting to know it’s safe.

Mirrored
Mirrored
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Mirrored

Sometimes I feel like a blurry reflection. Or just like a bad reflection. Or hazy and up high in the sky, like yesterday’s photo. Or I just feel invisible, ghosting around with no one seeing me. Or with people seeing me, but never noticing me. Or I just don’t feel to useful.

I mean, what on earth could I possibly compliment to this world? To my friends? To you people? Would all of the Internet be still the Internet, with or without my site? Oh well. Enjoy today’s photo.

Thanks: Hauke jen jen cathryn Diana angela echa Chelsea Kelly. Replies: Kelly: Yes, I am Spiderman. Don’t tell anyone, though. Jenn: Thanks for your compliment. Liz: Haha, there would be lots left to talk about. But, thanks. Michelle: Yes. Smile. You, too.

Uncommon clouds
Uncommon clouds
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Uncommon clouds

This time not the stereotype fluffy clouds. Not a sunset with a yellow-orange-purple-red sky and clouds either. Just this view of clouds that looks like a silk haze covering our skies.

Hauke: Bored, perhaps… Jen Jen: Butter? That’s an interesting association. Cathryn: I’m glad it doesn’t stink like cigarette smoke, hehe. Diana: Same here. Angela: I have no idea either :).

At the waterside
At the waterside
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At the waterside

On the right side, you see a bird and her chicks. And on the left side you see random trash floating in the water. What’s up with that?

Commentors: echa Keren Iviane Andi Rache rick Kelly Ksusha. New link: Yuki. Echa: I took this picture in front of my building in The Hague, last Wednesday.

Insides
Insides
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Insides

I recently was adding another hard drive to my computer. But while doing that, I broke one of my cables, and I was lacking another one. So I had a bunch of stuff that I couldn’t connect, so I couldn’t use that. Two days ago I got new cables, so everything is plugged in and working now.

The insides of my computer really looks like a mess. But at least everything is working properly now. I also have tons of cables that are connected on the outside of my computer. That’s a mess too. Oh, well, as long as everthing works.

Thanks: echa seline Andi hazel jen jen Liz vicky Devin angela Karen Chelsea Gideon Leony

The strength of nature
The strength of nature
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The strength of nature

Behind you see a few encaged bushes that were neatly planted there by the city. The ground in front of the bushes should’ve been clean. But instead, there’s some sorts of weed growing. And it’s all over the place. It looked pretty funny to me.

Even small things of nature have such power to grow everywhere. Let alone the big things of nature: wind, water, earth, fire… Or even bigger things: life. And even bigger: love :). God bless you all!

Thanks for feedback: Liz Marijn Emily echa Kelly Andi.

Echa: It’s the green things sprouting out from the ground :). They’re actually 10-15cm in height. Seline: Thanks! I’m glad you enjoy the photos :). Gideon: Yes, that was taken near Den Haag HS. Echa: PS: Weed = onkruid.

Bananas
Bananas
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Bananas

My parents gave me some cash last week. Including this 100.000 bill. It would look really weird having it in my wallet, next to some 5, 10 and 20 bills that I have in there. And I just calculated it: Apparantly 100,000.00 IDR (Indonesia Rupiahs) equals 8.74609 EUR (10.6349 USD).

But with the 8.75 EUR, I wonder what you can buy with this amount of money in the different countries around the world.

What if there was another local currency called Bananas. I wonder how many Bananas I would get for 8.75 here in the Netherlands, in the Americas, Africa, or Asia and Australia…

Plugs

I have a new hostee: Andi. Go visit her new site!
Yay for all the commentors! angela echa Paige Ivy ZhiWen Rache Cezanne ping Liz Devin.

Europe / Do or would you vote?
Europe / Do or would you vote?
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Europe / Do or would you vote?

“Those who think further, know no boundaries (borders).” [Borders, as in country borders within Europe. Yes, some lame slogan they made up for the European Parliament vote thing.]

Yesterday was the vote in the Netherlands for the European Parliament. A couple of weeks back, I took a “quiz” on which party to vote for. It showed the different parties, based on my opinion on some European matters and politics. The first party that showed up was a small one (and I usually vote for them, so that showed me the quiz wasn’t all bogus). So I decided to vote for the second, bigger, party that showed up.

I went to the voting place around 5 or 6pm, and there weren’t any people there waiting at all. I guess people don’t want to use their voice of opinion.

A lot of people refuse to vote. I think that’s dumb. Those people who refuse to vote are usually against the whole Europe thing. But even so, they should just vote blank or something.

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