September 27, 2007

Wir sind Helden - Endlich ein Grund zur Panik

New! Music!

Finally some new music to keep me entertained:

* Wir Sind Helden - tomorrow at Paradiso (see above)

* Broken Social Scene - the mail delivered the latest cd by one of their main people today. yay!

September 19, 2007


Funny how I can't think of anything interesting to blog about when things are going well.

I'll try to improve on this soon.

September 12, 2007


Things are good. I think I'll like this job (and am scared I have expectations that are much too hight).

For now though, I'm being overwhelmed with lots of information and trainings and so on, but it's all good. Getting to know lots of new people but they seem fun.

But, there's good stuff ahead:

tomorrow - an event on Indonesian human rights
friday - great night out in Amsterdam. yay.
saturday - a taiko-gig! so cool, I'm going to be so homesick for Japan after that.
sunday - the homesickness will continue after meeting one of my friends from Osaka (if she'll confirm....!).

Yay ((*^-^*))

September 10, 2007

Counting down

Well, not really anymore. Only one more sleep: I start the new job tomorrow. Yay!

The last two weeks have been really good, not having to worry about hardly anything anymore. And I can't believe that as of tomorrow I'm yet again in a new office but this time it should more or less be for real.

I'm trying to stop myself from looking at it as the start of a new life. It really isn't. It's possibly an improvement of one part of life. But there's so much going on all of a sudden that it does feel as if I'm starting something completely new and different right now because it's all happening at the same time.

Very strange. But very good. Can't wait for whatever else is around the corner!

September 09, 2007


Another highlight of the last weekend was Friday night - a delicious dinner with four good friends.

Originally, the plan was a pretty decadent night out. Well, okay. It still kind of was. We just had dinner at a restaurant with only one Michelin-star instead of three.

We walked into Koriander at 7:30pm. We walked out again at 1am. Great evening of amazing food (we had a surprise-menu: the best parts for me were the white bean soup with sole (I think?), the main course of duck breast (sp?), lots of cheese, and so on....), good conversation, lovely atmosphere - good stuff.

So, now we'll have to start thinking of what restaurant to try out next year....

St Nyk

de grote kerk van Sint Nicolaasga, 13u, 08-09-2007!
Originally uploaded by macchi.

One of the highlights of the past weekend: the church in Sint Nicolaasga.

September 06, 2007


So I finally managed to get a semi-new laptop. Yay!

My old one was dying and this new one is fast and spiffy. Great stuff. Except that I am already stuck with stuff that I need to install on here. Argh. Why can't things like these ever work the easy way, and the way I expect it too.

At least my old one is still working for now which means I can do all the fast internet stuff on here for now, and am not completely out of the loop with everything else that I still have on my old one. Am too impatient thought. I want everything to work NOW.


September 04, 2007


I was just reading this article in Time about Haruki Murakami. One of my favourite writers but as I was reading I realized I haven't read any of his latest books. Mostly my own fault actually. I have this hang-up about wanting to read books in their original language if at all possible. Which in Japanese still is possible except that it's just becoming too tiresome so I don't bother anymore.

Bad Machi. I have a whole shelf of Japanese books, half of which still need to be read, including this very cool sounding book by the other Murakami: Ryu.

The Time-magazine hints that Murakami's next title would be about Japanese nationalism... could be very interesting. I'd love to read his take on it.

I should really let go of that rule huh...


Stories will follow, but for now a preview of shots from Bulgaria. With of course the rest viewable here.