The Call of the Void

I'm sure we've all experienced it, I know I have. That niggling voice in the back of your head while driving at high speeds reminding you that just one twist of your arm would be enough to end it all. Or that rush you get when looking down a tall building or cliff that really [...]

Stockholm: DreamLeague, Chai Lattes & Dogs with Coats

Last week I visited Stockholm for the first time. Largely due to the fact that my sister was working DreamLeague, so I could crash in her room and save greatly on costs. It was, all in all, great fun, and Stockholm has definitely gotten a warm (or should I say freezing cold!) place in my [...]

A Fly’s Demise

Autumn! I had almost forgotten what it was like. For weeks we were in a sort of mild summer-aftermath where I didn’t feel the need to wear long sleeves, a scarf, or mittens. Well, that time has been and gone. We’ve now thoroughly entered the realm of harsh winds, rain, and early darkness. With the [...]

Ode to Cheese

This is going to sound very stereotypical of me, a Dutch person raving about cheese, but I feel like it might offer some insight for people not from The Netherlands, just how much we Dutchies like cheese. I don't speak for the entire population, but I am sure a lot of Dutch people can relate. [...]

TS: On Muffins and Cupcakes

A view on the difference between muffins and cupcakes as depicted by Wauro: There is a difference between a cupcake and a muffin. Cupcake dough is shitty. Only the icing is good. With a muffin, the dough is awesome even without shitty icing. When you make cupcakes, but don't put icing on them, this does [...]

We’re going up! Aaaaand down.

It has occurred to me that I probably spend a significant amount of time in my life standing in and waiting on elevators. When I was a student, I lived on the 8th floor of a student apartment building, (though they were definitely not apartments, they were rooms). That elevator, like the building, was old [...]

Submechanophobia

Last week I found out that my previously unnamed fear has a name, as well as a subreddit. Submechanophobia: The irrational fear of man made objects underwater. In the past, whenever someone would ask me to name something I was really scared of, I would, for some reason, always come back to the idea of [...]

Seattle

I came back last week from spending two weeks in Seattle, Washington. This was my first time visiting a major US city. The space needle: Walking around in downtown Seattle felt strange, in a way. I guess because I only know US cities from movies and TV series, I felt as if I was walking [...]

And So It Begins

Watership Down is one of my favorite books. There was a time where, when asked, I would tell people this was my favorite book ever. I have since learned that I cannot have a favorite book, because basically my favorite book is whichever great book I just finished. I'm okay with this. I found myself [...]

OV Chipcard

In The Netherlands we have this awesome public transport pass called the OV Chipcard. You need it for pretty much all types of public transport, and I use it daily on my travels to and fro Amsterdam. It requires you to check in at your departure location and check out again at your destination. If [...]