Le homework time

Thank god it’s Friday! That’s what almost everyone is thinking right now. Not me. This Friday night means homework night for me. However, I did some preparations to make it more likely for me to survive tonight.

Le food (and other stuff)

I have to do so much that I barely know where to begin. So I decided to make a little Checklist, behold!
[ ] design report “Elle eten”
[ ] grit
[X] eat grapes
[ ] read portal guide
[X] eat pizza
[ ] start the portal assignments
[ ] write a reflextion report
[ ] e-mail Jopie
[ ] drink a beer
[ ] immersive space concept
[ ] world design

I think that’ll be all for tonight, wish me luck!

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Posted by on November 25, 2011 in Blog


Drawn Magazine

One of the courses this term involved developing our own magazine. We had to come up with a subject and create a whole brand around it.

My brand became Drawn, a magazine focused on every aspect of illustrating. Drawn is supposed to inspire and inform both the professionals as the amateurs.

You can check Drawn out for yourself, just click here

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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Blog, Design, photography, Web


Time Out

I guess you’ve noticed that there’ve been no new posts since last summer. If you don’t, there haven’t been any. There is an explanation for that. I’ve started a new education program last September at the Hogeschool Arnhem & Nijmegen (HAN) called Communication & Multimedia Design.

I’ve been busy though, blogging stuff. It’s just that we have to keep up our blogging with our schoolwork at a blog we had to create start of term. If you are interested in my schoolwork you can view it at my schoolblog;

I will be blogging here again soon, do not worry!

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Posted by on September 28, 2011 in Blog


Stam goes Normandië

This year our group decided to locate our campsite at the Normandy coastline. Sainte Marie du Mont has a very kind Mayor, he welcomed us with a smile and gave us one of his pastures to put up our tents. We even were allowed to use his neatly cut firewood for our campfire all week! The campsite was great, thank you mister Mayor!

We’ve done and seen loads of stuff in Normandy! Mostly World War II related, but that stuff is really fascinating so it didn’t bother us at all! We’ve been to Utah Beach, seen it’s museum and our last afternoon we went swimming in the same waters the American soldiers fought their way into France. That idea spooked us a bit, but it was a nice day never the less. We’ve also seen Omaha Beach and it’s museum, which looked a lot like Utha Beach.

We’ve also visited Pointe du Hoc, which is located between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. Pointe du Hoc used to be occupied by the Germans, they had build quite a few bunkers on a rather small patch of land there. They also had build huge canons there which could reach Utah and Omaha Beach with quite a precision, especially for that time considering the technology back then. It was a priority to take out those canons as soon as possible so the Americans formed a special unit to accomplish this dangerous task. Most of them didn’t even make it to the top of the cliff.

Later that week we went to Gold Beach, where the British troops landed. Here you could still see enormous boulders lying at the horizon. These boulders are the remains of an American make-shift harbor to get supplies to the troops. We’ve also been to a special 360 degrees cinema. We entered a circular room with cinema projection screens all around us. Suddenly all around us started to show scraps of video material which was actually shot during the war! Sounds of chaos, gunfight, explosions and war surrounded us completely. I actually started to feel confused and a wee bit frightened.

War brings death. Therefore we visited the German, English and American war cemeteries. Each of them more impressive than the other. The English one actually made me cry. Every stone there carried a message of the people the soldier left behind, some of them where heartbreaking.

Ofcourse we also did other stuff. We cooked together and made fun around the fire. We drank wine and beer and talked and laughed till late. We also visited villages, went swimming and we’ve played lasergame in Caen. I know there’s a lot I’m forgetting right now, but we enjoyed ourselves. That’s what’s important!

I can’t wait till next year!

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Posted by on August 19, 2011 in Scouting


My mum’s old scarf

Mum found an old tube scarf of hers wile going though the junk we’ve collected in our garage over the years. She thought it was an ugly scarf and put it aside. I, on the other hand, thought it had potential and sneaked it out of the garage. I examened it a bit and discovered quite a lot of possibilities. Some quite rediculus I must say. Anyway.. I’m rather font of this scarf now, he’s mine!

It can become a dress

It can be a Bolero if it wants

It can be a nice hood, I like this one best

And it can be used as a scarf, you didn’t see that one coming did yah

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Posted by on August 18, 2011 in Blog


Mom’s 50th birthday

Last month my mom, Betty, turned 50! It would be a shame not to make a fuzz about it, so we did! My aunts had an huge poster with old photo’s of my mom scattered all over the place. They also had multiple miniature versions of the huge poster which they littered the house with. At first mom didn’t really know what to make of it but appreciated it anyway 😀 We also surprised my mom with 3 Sarah-dolls in the front yard, banners and all! One of her friends, one of the neighbors and one of Luuc, dad and me. She really liked it!

Mom helt a celebration the next weekend at Gieling. There were over the 50 guests, I lost count. The mood was high, the band where awesome and I was the photographer! Her colleagues had prepared a song and everyone danced. It was a great evening! I really enjoyed myself, and I think my mom did too!

Happy 50th birthday mom!

My mom turned 50 last month and this is the damage we inflicted while celebrating it!

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Posted by on July 20, 2011 in Blog


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2

I spend my entire childhood waiting. Waiting for J.K. Rowling to finish the next book, after that waiting for the translators to finish the Dutch version. Then came the movies. Still waiting for the next and the next and the next. I’ve collected the entire English and the Dutch works of J.K. Rowling, the VCR of the first two films, all the DVD’s, “Tales of Beetle the Bard” and “het groot Harry Potter toverwoorden boek”. I also ordered the replica wand of Hermione a few days ago. I’m anxiously awaiting it’s arrival!

But everything has it’s ending, and after more then 10 years Harry Potter did too. It’s not only the end of a serie, it’s the end of a generation. Yes we are the Harry Potter generation!

Afke and I wanted to do something kinda special. Together we spent almost 14 hours on the couch, staring at the TV. We saw all the Harry Potter movies! It was awesome! Following we went to Arnhem to (finally) watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2! It was such an awesome, kick ass, funny and exciting film! My favorite by far, I absolutely loved it!
McGonagall is definitely my new hero!

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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Blog