Monday, December 07, 2009

Gedichten van Sinterklaas

Last year, i was in Singapore and received some gifts from Netherlands.

This year, i spent it with H's family.. and got presents. On top of some money, a breadbox and chocolates, i got a gedicht(poem) composed by H, to accompany my gift.
Sinterklaas heeft gehoord wat jou is overkomen
Je mooie fiets is door dieven meegenomen
Je had hiervan wel veel verdriet maar op slot stond hij niet
Inmiddels staat er weer een nieuw rijwiel onder het afdak
Maar Sinterklaas zag dat er nog steeds iets onbrak
Met dit kado is je stalen ros weer helemaal compleet
En kun je door Boxtel rijden zoals je vroeger deed

Sinterklaas heard what happened to you
Your beautiful bike was stolen by thieves
You could have prevented the crime, but you didn't lock your bike
Now in the shed stand a new ride
But Sinterklaas says there is something missing
With this present, all is complete
You can ride through Boxtel like you previously did.

Gazelle by you.

With a new fietstas by you.

Monday, November 02, 2009

After frost.. comes autumn

I thought that autumn was over where the frost appeared. Boy was i wrong. Can't blame me, for it is my first autumn here.

So after the frost, we had some rain, and then, a whole week of brilliant weather. Sunny and dry. It was really lovely to see the fall colours.

At first it was greenish still..

Then the colours just popped out! Same place, just 1 week later

Amazing huh?

We also took a weekend out to Veluwe.. and walked in the reserve, as well as to visit the Kröller-Müller Museum museum. The outdoor sulpture garden was awesome.. and they have the most fantastic collection of Van Goghs too. It's so different to see a Van Gogh in person. The colours and paint are so 3D that can't be reproduced in a print.

On a sad note, my bike got stolen. Sigh.. I really like my bike.. and am so upset that it is stolen.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's getting cold...

Been over 6 months since i've been here. looking back.. the time just flew pass.. and now it's getting cold already. I took out all of my winter clothes, my giant coat. Bought a couple of new sweaters, ski gloves and ski jacket. It's kind crazy how cold it can gets. Overnight.. we got frost..

And i didn't even put up my summer travel pictures. :P

School is going really well. The private lessons that I'm taking is really enjoyable. I learn lots and was able to advance for A1- to A2 for my dutch.. and i'm really pleased. Though due to my fast advancement, my vocabulary is not as good as it should be, but there is nothing much that i can except to read more and learn more words.

Had enjoy picking chestnuts in the forest and making braised chicken with chestnuts.. Yummy.

And making vietnamese popiah too.

And i'm really please how my pictures turned out..

I love these pictures.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I love black eye peas

Been busy with tennis, lessons, and planting.


love the black eye peas..

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Greatest flower parade ever

Summer is almost over, and my holidays is ending. However, just before the cold weather sets in, i had the opportunity to visit one of the nicest flower parade, not that i have see many. There's quite a few in Netherlands and the well-known ones are:

Bloemencorso Bollenstreek

Bloemencorso Zundert

Bloemencorso Lichtenvoorde

Last weekend was the flower parade in Zundert. Held every 1st sunday of the year, floats are build using dahlias.

I almost didn't get to make it cos H was hangover from the previous night's party. And i thought that he didn't feel good enough to go. But despite of his headache, he went ahead anyway. He did spend most of the time sloughing in his chair (which i'm so glad that he brought).

Waiting by you.

The outside air and sun did him good though!

And the first floats arrived.. and they were massive! Over 2.5 stories high!

Huskies by you.

Doggy by you.

The details are amazing!

Dirt bikers by you.

Dirt bikers by you.

Dirt bikers by you.

Medival riders by you.

Medival riders by you.

Up close by you.

Zundert FLower Parade by you.

Here's the SeaDevil

Get me out of here! by you.

3rd Prize winner

This is called the Last Escape.

The last escape by you.

Zundert FLower Parade by you.

It was H's favorite and it came in 2nd in the competition.

My favorite and 1st prize winner.

Love the rhino by you.

Made of curves by you.

Up close by you.

Zundert FLower Parade by you.

I love how they only used a few colours to come up with the abstract, yet realistic looking rhino!

I can't wait til next year.

Meanwhile, hold on, i'm still doing up my summer vacation pictures!