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.
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 […]
“We should start going for swimming lessons.” “Yeah, it will be fun. I also want to join swimming classes…” Since a few years, I have been having this sort of enthusiastic conversation with my friends which always end up without any step further. And the same thing happened after a month of my arrival […]
‘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 […]
“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 […]
The first thing I noticed when I strolled through the streets of Kathmandu was the fact that a lot of people came up to talk to me. Conversing with a stranger, just for fun.
“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 […]
Being a Dutch tenor (singer) I am used to the fact that there is usually a pin drop silence from the audience while a concert is in progress. And one is expected to stay seated during the performance and visiting the toilet is also restricted to the interval only. I recently visited East China (region […]
Hi guys, Here is something I would like to share with you all. Something that you can implement and something that works, no matter which part of the globe or culture you find yourself in. I have developed a healthy addiction to HASFIT (Hart and Soul for Fitness). For the last couple of years I […]
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 […]