Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ticks on the calender

August is coming. It’s the middle of the year and coincidentally the middle of my ski season. The ski season has been pretty average so far, but my year has been great.

January brought the end of slaving away on a farm in Australia, just to be able to renew my visa. Symbolically I threw out the clothes I’d been wearing for three months.

February brought an awesome trip through the outback. I saw places and met people I will never forget.

March brought me home to my family and gave me a trip to the Austrian Alps. Hopefully this is the first of many.

April brought my birthday and a new trip to unknown territory. I made my way into the jungles of Borneo where my eyes met a whole new world.

May was a bit of a tough one. Although spent in good company, it was a month of frustrations.

June brought me back to the snow. Another year, another ski season. However, we are still waiting for the big snowfall.

Then came July, my bank account got a boost and I did a few snow dances that paid off.

What’s next? That’s the question. My mind is spinning around ideas like a washing machine. There are so many options and so many wishes. Like a mathematician I am trying to combine them into a well thought of plan. The thing with plans is just this: they change. I guess we’ll have to wait for the end of year update to be sure.

This post is inspired by the daily prompt: State of your year.

Hide and seek

Sometimes I work in areas where I only have internet access occasionally. What a breather! Ok, it can be inconvenient. No blogging, no keeping track of your photos or what your friends are up to.

But there is an upside to all of this. These days it is like you’re handicapped without internet. How often do you hear the sentence: didn’t you check your email? Without internet you just don’t know what’s going on. This means no worries. Nobody to haunt you with questions you don’t want to answer.

Without internet and mobile phone coverage you can finally have a bit of freedom. You are finally detached from everyone who thinks they can’t live without you. It is a true holiday in which you don’t have to think about work, school or any other dramas. It is the one chance to escape, without obligations.

This blog is inspired by the daily prompt.

Bring on the books

After studying for several years I decided to go travelling. It was something I’ve always known I’d do, but wasn’t ready for after secondary school. So my parents spent thousands on my education and now I am not even using it. If I ever want to get back in business I’ll have to pick up another book.

And I want to. I want to learn some more. There is just so much I want to learn about. I have a bachelor in media and entertainment management and I am sure I would enjoy working in that industry. I am interested in a lot more than one aspect of it though. I’d like to work in film or television, but would also enjoy learning more about photography or events.

Besides that, I am considering a master degree in journalism. Ideally I’d combine journalism with film or television. But then there is always that other interest in the background; tourism. I’ve enjoyed working in tourism and could see myself working in this sector in the future as well. Oh, the options…

The only thing I know is that I am not done travelling yet. For now, education can wait. It might not be the best thing for my CV. Experience taught me that most people don’t like a resume that shows several interests. Or maybe I’ve been applying to the wrong companies. Anyway, If there is one thing my resume will show, it’s that I’m enjoying life and I am not about to give that up.

This post is inspired by the daily prompt: Back to School

My closest friend is sitting next to me. She shuffles uncomfortably on the bench. What is up with her? She’s been acting strangely lately. It’s almost as if she’s avoiding me. My calls are rarely answered and when answered cut short. I’ve known her since we were kids. We share everything together. I know her better than anyone in the world, and that is why I immediately sense something is wrong.

She is avoiding eye contact and the conversation is not flowing like it usually is. I don’t think we’ve ever been so quiet. So I just stare in the distance. I know her. I know it will come out. For minutes we just sit there together, each occupied by our own thoughts. Then it comes: “Last weekend I slept with Jay.” We share everything together. Apparently now also boyfriends.

This post is inspired by the daily prompt.

Once upon a time

Visit the brand new eye-opening exhibition Twenty-thirteen. Twenty-thirteen brings you back in time 100 years and lets you experience the everyday life of millions of people.

This was a time where people followed each other’s every move. As soon as something happened, the word would be spread on an intricate network designed to connect people. Not a single photo of a beautiful lunch went to waste. Take a look at the personal computer, a big step towards the wealth of technology we know now. Try talking to your friends on a so-called smart phone, an item carried around all over the world.

Why not join us in the theatre for old-fashioned 2D experience of watching pop idol, a show in which talent was meant to be discovered to keep the population entertained. Or take a ride in our simulator to experience what it was like to drive a car. In our digital photo studio you can dress up in the fashion of thirteen.

The options are endless. Do drop by and find yourself in a world unknown and like no other. This interactive experience is suited for the whole family. Don’t miss out. Tune in and visit. Like they said in twenty-thirteen: we are looking forward to welcoming you.

This is written as part of the daily prompt: from the collection of the artist.

Skip dinner, give me desert

If a restaurant were to name something after you, what would it be? Describe it.

The restaurant is decorated in Mediterranean style. The tables look neat, lined with rows of cutlery. I am honored to have a dish named after me. I can’t wait to taste it and rush through the first few courses. Finally we arrive at the desert, my desert.

When I bring the spoon to my mouth I can smell the sweetness before I even taste it. In my mouth the chocolate explodes and mixes with the cake. This one has it all; sweetness, freshness and a surprising texture. It is my little piece of heaven.

Cooking up a character

Stir 200g of perfectionism, 75g of curiosity and 250g of perseverance with a sweet tooth. In a different bowl, mix some organisation with some dreams and phantasy. Stir through the mix. Add a hint of sarcasm, then sift some laughs and gently mix through. Finish with a big lot of emotions.

Fumble with your T-shirt until a hole starts appearing. Flavour with knitting needles, ski’s, a pen and a camera. Garnish with a cute dress, a variety of earrings and funky glasses.

Tastes best in a good steps workout.

Note: after preparing take a quick photo. Product will only last for several hours before changing. Keep at room temperature.