Only in Nederland ;)

Yesterday, I did some shopping and ran some errands, all the while enoying being back home: I rode my bike through glass, there’s garbage everywhere, I don’t have to look […]


As this week progresses, I’m starting to make plans for when I return to Eindhoven. So, I’ve sent out some e-mails, amongst them a request to participate in a workshop. […]


I’m halfway my internship! I’ll be back home in one month and four weeks exactly ๐Ÿ™‚

I think I’ve been writing quite a lot so far, but it’s slowly becoming more difficult to write down what I’m doing. Edit: Okay, I’ve written a huge page again, never mind.

Life in Japan just continues and I’m getting to know some people that I hope to meet again sometime, maybe in The Netherlands, maybe somewhere else. What is most interesting is to see how people deal with Japan: Everyone responds differently to Japanese culture. Yesterday, I described it to someone in a way that I thought was quite nice, so I’m going to repeat that here.

Kyoto: Best described as a mix of … well.. stuff

So, where was I…

Last Wednesday I attended an elementary Japanese class. This was another great opportunity to meet new people, I’ve met Kin, a Vietnamese girl who sat next to me, Pattma from .. Korea I think – I’ll ask her later – and Hรฉlรจn from France, whose boyfriend I share my office with. The teacher didn’t speak much English herself (To be honest, I think young kids in the Netherlands would be able to compete with her), but it was enough. The class consisted of a lot of embarrassed laughter, mainly by said teacher (a little bit as if she’s embarrassed that that’s the way her country works) and in the end she asked us to introduce ourselves, which resulted in even more laughter because the Japanese pronunciation of some names is very different. For example Sylvia from Canada, had to repeat her name about ten times before the teacher got it. She then explained that Japanese doesn’t have a ‘v’ and also doesn’t have loose consonants. Sylvia would, in Japanese, be written and pronounced as Sirubia. The class mainly focussed on some basic hirgana and katakana (two of the used alphabets) and some sentences we could use in daily life.

Time fail

Okay, so the time in Japan is not 9 hours later, but 7 hours later. Which means that today I need to stay awake for two more hours than I thought I would have to. Sander suggested I could also just go to bed at the time I planned, and tomorrow (that is, Wednesday) I’ll go to bed at the right time.

Some other things people have asked me:

Looping Louie / Stef Stuntpiloot!

As of today, I’m the proud and happy owner of Looping Louie or, as the game is called in Dutch, Stef Stuntpiloot ๐Ÿ˜€ On the first of April there’s a […]

We haz teh intarwebz

Internet is working, all my stuff is moved, almost all Sander’s stuff is moved, yay! Also, the introduction week has just passed here at the Eindhoven University of Technology. You […]

Update March 16th 2008

Changed the layout, update on my activities and about to commit a story.The layout of this Geeklog is the greenery theme, though now slightly adapted with new picture and red […]


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