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Koi No Yokan

When I look at the sun setting,
I think of you,
and our beginning.

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The Netherlands

This post is an ode to the Netherlands and Dutch people. The Netherlands is one of my favourite countries in the world. When I was at college, I noticed when young Anglophones (that is, Brits and US Americans) talked about the Netherlands, the conversation seemed to turn on Amsterdam, weed, tulips, canals, and red light districts/prostitutes. 430 more words


Three Dutch Cities, Three Faces of the Netherlands

During our month in the Hague, we took a few side day trips to other Dutch cities: Groningen, Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

The Netherlands is a small country. 1,606 more words


all sentiment is right

There are things that come back to me, quick and unannounced, like jump cuts. Or perhaps I am the one thrown back. The scene cuts and I am thrown into the past, or into the world I’d rather be in. 209 more words

Royal Amsterdam once again

High on my list this Summer was a visit to Amsterdam. On 3 September 2016 I didn’t manage to do everything I wanted, but that wasn’t such a big deal. 337 more words

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Dutch Jenever Week - Day 6: Zuidam Korenwijn 14yo 1999/2013 Oloroso Sherry (38%, Special #3, Cask #1649 & 1650, 491 bottles)

On the sixth day, God created… This actually is the last review I’m writing for this series of Dutch Jenevers. To be honest, I almost never write reviews in the order of publication. 635 more words


#1808 - One Month


One month went by very fast.

Yesterday morning, my parents went back to Indonesia after visiting me in Europe during my sabbatical month. They arrived a few days before… 573 more words

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