Funny sign in Singapore

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Having lunch at a food court normally doesn’t cause you to giggle. But if you’re a Dutchman at the ION Food Court in Singapore there are plenty giggles to be had at the expense of Chinese business owners.

I just couldn’t help myself when I read the name of one restaurants name and just cracked up: Balestier Bak Kut Teh. Now if you’re not a Dutch speaker you won’t catch the Bak Kut reference which translates as “box of cunt”: not something to associate a restaurant with, but oh so sophomorishly funny.

A song for grandma Tromp

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Recently my uncle Theo requested a song on the radio for grandma Tromp.

Although the song uncle Theo requested was not to exactly to my taste (bleh when it comes to most Dutch music) the song had great sentimental value anyway. Below is the recording of his message and the song he requested (Danny de Munk – “Een bloemetje voor jou”), all in Dutch of course.

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It was very sweet of him and a great way to say thanks for the great support she is for so many of us. Uncle Theo went on to say how through all the tough times in her life his mother has always been cheerful and optimistic. All of her 10 remainging children (of 12), 22 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren wish her all the best.

This blog has been resurrected!

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After having left my personal website to rot for the last 9 years (!) I’ve decided to breathe fresh air into this site.

First order of business is to get a spanking new WordPress MU 2.8 instance up and running and it seems to be working very well.

Stay tuned as I will soon find my voice and start writing again!