Monday, August 28, 2006

My First DVD

This weekend I bought my first full-length movie DVD: Metropolis (1927). I will not have time to see it this week, but I almost can not wait to put it on.

I own two other DVD's, but not with movies. One is the first season of Making Fiends, which I bought myself, the other is the Animatrix, which I received as a birthday present a couple of years ago.

Which was your first DVD movie?

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Our hosts

During our stay in Berlin, trynen and I were attended amicably at all times by Andreas and Lena, making it a very pleasant stay. They did their best to pretend to like us and we did our best to behave. ;o)

Thank you for a wonderful weekend in Berlin! Please drink our beer before it turns bad!

In Berlin!

Berlin is great fun! You do not believe us? Go see for yourself!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Stem cells

Sunday, August 20, 2006


Trynen visited this weekend. Yesterday we went to Arnhem to watch the festivities of Rio an de Rijn, but after the parade the rainy weather chased us back to Nijmegen and straight into the videoshop Cinematheek. So we watched a few movies:

Friday, August 18, 2006

New home

Yesterday I went to yet another kijkavond to inspect a room and talk with potential future housemates, and this time it was a success! The room is very nice: new floor, newly painted, bigger than anywhere I have lived in Nijmegen so far, there is a garden to the house, shared kitchen, bathroom and toilets, and four great housemates.
At the moment the room is completely empty, and I will take some time to move, as I will have to acquire some basic furniture first...

Drawing by Pallavi

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


I now hold a masters degree in Bioinformatics. Congratulations to me! (and thanks to my family for arranging a nice reception at the university after the defense and thanks to all my friends who made it there or sent me greetings)

When I make it home to Nijmegen I will have a quiet evening at home, to delve in the satisfaction of having no pressing deadline. Ahh...

Friday, August 11, 2006

Last minute preparations

This Monday, in only three days time, it will be time for me to defend my master's thesis at my home university. Unfortunately, this weekend a whole bunch of my friends happen to be in Amsterdam, so I cannot help myself but take some time off this evening to hang out and have fun.
I am certain already that I will not be able to finish my presentation today, but Saturday I will be on the flight to Copenhagen, so in effect, the last preparations for my defense I will have to do on Sunday.
That is life. Busy and Wonderful.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

... then we take Berlin!

My friend trynen and I have planned a visit to Berlin!
Yes, there will be billboard warnings to cars and cyclists throughout the centre of Berlin to keep traffic out of town, mothers will not let their children play outside, and the after-effects will be seen and known for years to come -- Berlin will not be a safe place to be in the weekend of August 26th to 27th!

Friday, August 04, 2006


Image courtesy: Chris Madden, image protected by copyright

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Out of tea

Can you imagine... I am out of tea! It is rather funny if you knew how much tea (and how many kinds of tea) I left behind last time I left Denmark. No worries, Simon Levelt are open till 9pm on Thursdays.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Making Fiends Art Contest

Remember to participate in the 2006 Making Fiends Art Contest!