Acculturation is a two way process

De film van Sander Burger vormt woensdag in een van de lokalen van de Brede Bossche School Boschveld het vertrekpunt van een gespreksbijeenkomst. Ouders met uiteenlopende roots zitten in een kring om de vertoonde beelden samen te analyseren.

After rain comes the sun

Almost every day I am faced with a realisation that life is very much like the Dutch weather. One moment it is 30 degree Celsius with a bright sun, blue sky making the world look like it is celebrating life and I am invited. So I join the party in bright summer clothes, bask in […]

Knowledge multiplies when shared

  ‘Writing a book’,  was among the list of things a person should have done in life, according to a sagacious person from the East. I was about ten years of age when I came across these wise words. And for no apparent reason, this point struck me the most. “Why a book?” was the […]

Listen and you shall hear

“That’s it! The answer I have been searching for….!” I think excitedly as I listen to  a friend or a mere acquaintance or someone I just bumped into at a business meeting. Whereas that person is not even aware of my search for an answer or let alone what the subject matter of my question […]

No man is an island

“A strange question may be, but is it possible that people other than a Dutch ask for help more easily than a Dutch?” An acquaintance (from a Dutch origin) asked me recently. Not a strange question at all, because it is an observation of mine too. Coming from a ‘collective cultural society’ where ‘asking for […]

Charity begins at home

A saying that I have always heard since childhood. The interpretation of which at that moment was simple, in order to assist other people or the world, you should first begin by helping your own family members in need. As I walked the Earth for many years and gained more experience in life I realised […]