As a kid I loved anything Disney, Marvel or DC related. I was also very fond of anime series like Spider-Man, X-Men, Dragonball, Pokemon, Battletech or Gundam. When it came to movies, the ones that stuck with me were James Bond, Home Alone, Star Wars and anything Van Damme, Schwarzenegger or Stallone. However there was this one Disney movie that was dear to me: Aladdin.Continue reading
My identity crisis
I’m still a bit shocked… trying to put to words of what I’ve just saw. But let me first try to begin at the beginning. On the podcast Fake Doctors Real Friends (episode 403) Zach Braff suggested everyone to watch Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself. After seeing it, I just had to write something straight away… because what I’m feeling is so profound.Continue reading
My personal grief
What is grief, if not love, persevering?The Vision
From episode 8 of the series WandaVision. Trying to console Wanda about the losses she had to endure, Vision tries to give words to what ‘grief’ might be to a person. In doing so he puts in words a feeling I’ve had difficulties formulating in the past.
My hill to climb
For there is always light,Amanda Gorman
If only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it
From her poem titled “The Hill We Climb”, which she has bestowed upon us yesterday, during the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Words to live by, words to echo throughout the world. Never let darkness come over you, always look for the light and never ever give up.
The world at times feels on fire and when it trickles down to my daily (work) life, I tend to rewatch old YouTube movies to lift my spirits. One of those movies is the TED talk by Simon Sinek about what inspires people.Continue reading
My personal astrophysicist
Due to COVID lockdown here in the Netherlands, we can’t go to the gym, so I’ve been walking outside at least 1 hour a day. I usually listen to podcasts, especially Fake Doctors Real Friends, but that is at best only 2 times a week. After trying other podcasts I have come to the conclusion, why not go through my backlog of books?Continue reading
My Tibetan temple
My Christmas Woman
In the style of Billy Mack’s ‘Christmas is all around’, I give you my very own holiday rendition!
Corona is still around us, You can feel it in your bones. Coughing and not tasting, But still glued to your phones! There are no blockbusters in any cinema, So on Christmas, start streaming won’t ya?Continue reading
My Shanghai night
My ticking timebomb
You don’t have to find out you are dying to start living.Zach Sobiech
In the movie Clouds (Disney+), Zach mentions this quote a couple of times. My thoughts on the movie will be up some time later, but couldn’t resist posting this quote.
I often have conversations with friends and family about what makes them tick, what makes them happy and what steps to take to pursue it. Finding your bliss will often help in living a (fulfilled) life.