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I write about all the random and less random things that come to my mind. Ramblings, long and short, on identity, culture, arts, travel and more.

Just wait and see, and then I did not

A funny little thing as I grow older, is that my concept of time feels somewhat warped. Either things are going really slow or really fast, there seems to be no inbetween anymore. I either feel like I am 11 or 88. Becoming 30 is weird. Of course when you are not 30, right up […]

More small things I miss about China

Nostalgia only gets worse the further you get from when things took place. Granted, it has only been half a year since I moved back to the Netherlands. It is probably a mix of being afraid I am stuck somewhere I tried to escape and being asked about China a lot (I am an expert […]

The 8 different stages of moving

So this has been the sixth time I moved. There were some special circumstances, like the extreme heat during the actual move (not advised to do these activities when it is 36 degrees), but otherwise it was business as usual. Phase 1: Fantasies about possible futures It all starts with a dream. Either out of […]

So please help me God

Okay, I am not religious, but a couple of days ago I had an experience which could have easily turned me to God. I know I live in a bubble, most of us do. We hang out with people we like, who think like we do, because otherwise we would not be able to spend […]

Taking a shot at my retirement hobbies

The past months were quiet, literally and figuratively. While looking for a new job and being in the second lockdown since the beginning of this year, I had a lot of free time and not many places to go to. So like all of the other, seemingly hypermotivated people, I took a shot at some […]

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This is me

I’m a millennial, internationally minded and somewhat motivated blogger who has lots of thoughts to write down.