Taken: 9:55am, 27 December 2004, Maassluis, The Netherlands. The morning after Tweede Kerstdag (Second Christmas Day) there was a layer of snow up on our rooftops. Not like the measly snow of Christmas, but more, MORE. But past few days, the sky hasn’t been that clear anymore. Cloudy, rain, fog…
The between-Christmas-and-New-Year’s party last night was awesome. Much food was eaten, many pictures were taken, much dances were danced, a few songs were sang, a great time was had. Last night’s party pictures:
Plugs: Vicky dice Hotaru
Answers: Tiffany, aline: I actually have no idea what it is. shinrin, Saffe, dice: I actually have been in a Toronto winter a few years ago. So I do know what snow and cold is (I know there are colder places than Toronto, but at least I can say I’ve been to Canada, many times). Aravis, rache: Happy new year to you too!
Taken: 25 December 2004, Uithoorn, The Netherlands. The season holidays should be called the Food Holidays. Food at Christmas, food at new year’s eve. And in a couple of hours I’ll have a get together with friends for a between-Christmas-and-New-Year’s. We’ll eat there too.
Thanks for commenting: Hotaru Vicky Michelle
Taken: 25 December 2004, Schiphol, The Netherlands.
The band of Santas was really good. Their Santa bandleader was singing through a megaphone. They even had a tree with them. And guess what, the tree moved! And it contained one of the santas’ accomplices! The tree was really multifunctional. It could move, stand up, dance, open up and reveal a Santa, and it can boo and scare people too, hehe.
Anyway… CNN changed their headline from “Asia Tsunamis” to “Tsunami Disaster.” The footage of the people crying for their lost ones are just heartbreaking. Nature can be so incredibly beautiful, nature can be so incredibly devastating… I also noticed that the military in Indonesia were shipping out Indo Mie. Yay for instant noodles!
Plug! Hotaru Cezanne Michelle
Taken: 25 December 2004. So it was only for a couple of 100 meters and it lasted for less than a minute, but it snowed here in the Netherlands on Christmas. Thanks everyone for your Christmas wishes through your cards, e-mails, sms messages and other wishes!
After a midterm on Thursday and the last test of this calendar year on Friday, I could finally took some rest and peace in church. I didn’t go to the church I normally attend on Christmas eve. Nah, I wasn’t rebelling, but I just joined my parents and my sister who wanted to go there.
I sincerely don’t like candles in not-well-constructed cardboard paper. When the molten candle wax melts, it just goes through the hole in the cardboard and well, it falls on your hands. It kinda hurts. And guess what was handed out on this Christmas eve? I already peeled off the wax off my fingers, but I still have some candle wax on my shoe now. Aside from the candles, it was a lovely night. It’s nice seeing lots of friends again. So, hi again, everyone from VEMK, DCF and others!
Christmas at Michelle and Jonathan’s was nice too, as always. I think spending Christmas there is turning into a tradition. (A nice tradition, don’t worry).
PS: Let’s pray for everyone affected by the tsunamis in Asia.
Taken: half an hour ago. I wanted to post a picture of a christmas tree, but we don’t have one here. But I have these nice decorative lights. They’re so pretty.
Have a nice christmas, everyone!
Take care. God bless.
Taken: 20 December 2004, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Love is beautiful
Beautiful as a rainbow
so colorful and clean
Beautiful as a rainbow
Beautiful as the stars
so clear and bright
Beautiful as the stars
Written 18 November 2004.
Crud. All my posts are pretty depressive and all. It makes me look really depressive and thus unattractive. Which does me no good. No good at all. I should smile. Yes. That’s better. I look much happier now. I’m a girl magnet already.
Thanks for commenting: Kiki: Yeah, I kinda remember. Maybe. Where’d you/your blog go? Vicky: Thanks! dice: Yep, I’ll try. maureen: I can’t say I’ve seen that movie… echa: You okay? hehe Cezanne: Sure, save it. Keren: Aww? Karen: Thanks! Matti: Thanks! shinrin: Note that the pictures and the text in my posts are often totally unrelated. hehe.
I’ve never really been able to make pictures of rain. I blame it on my camera, it’s too slow, like most regular digital photocameras. If you do try to make a picture of rain, it will look like some haze instead. But here’s a picture of rain anyway, the window helped me.
Had an awesome (early) Christmas celebration last Saturday. You know: food, friends. The only bad thing about it was that we were home at 3am, and that church started at 10am. The christmas service in church was awesome too, by the way.
- Lambertus Christmas pictures.
Thanks: Aravis Karen Keren Grace dice Leanne Saffe Michelle
Taken: 12 December 2004, Westland, The Netherlands. This picture was taken just after midnight, on Saturday night into Sunday. The yellow light comes from the greenhouses (Dutch: kassen; warenhuizen), where vegetables are grown.
I guess this light accounts for a lot of the light pollution here. When it’s night, in some areas, you can see this eerie yellow light illuminating the sky while it should be dark. The lights of the greenhouses are not on everyday though.
I haven’t seen stars out lately anyway.
Taken: 11 December 2004, Maassluis, The Netherlands.
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The blurry part are indeed some leaves submerged in water (in the lid of a water barrel). But the picture is only party about the submerged leaves. Its focus is on the bare tree that is reflected in the water.
So what’s a good place to meet up with friends,
what are good places to meet new friends?
I sometimes go with my parents to their “old people” events.
Nope, not many people my age at all.
Then what about clubs or parties or asian parties?
I don’t like all the smoking there. People shouldn’t smoke.
Or the beer. I think I had like 1 beer in all of past 4 years.
But there are usually so many pretty girls there.
I kinda like it here, at home. It’s nice and warm.
With the music I like. With my guitar or a book.
Or a comic book. Calvin & Hobbes are awesome.
And with my computer and Internet.
Friendster and Hi5 are interesting.
But no, you can’t really meet people there.
I’ve just got to go out and play.
Breathe some fresh air.
Hang out more with friends.
After midterms, maybe.