Archive for June, 2013

QOTD June 30 2013

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Christina Rossetti: “Silence is more musical than any song.”

Awakenings festival

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

After the rock experience last week (courtesy of Mr. Bruce Springsteen 😉 ), it is time for something completely different today: the Awakenings festival, techno dance, woohooooo!! I love diversity!! 😉
Dance and joy and most of all: live life and be fully awake!!

QOTD June 29 2013

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

L. M. Montgomery: “I don’t want to talk as much. It’s nicer to think dear, pretty thoughts and keep them in one’s heart, like treasures. I don’t like to have them laughed at or wondered over.”

QOTD June 28 2013

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Ilya Prigogine: “The future is uncertain…but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity.”

QOTD June 27 2013

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

J. K. Rowling: “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you’ve failed by default.”

QOTD June 26 2013

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The Dhammapada: “Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.”

25 years ago…NL European Champions Football!!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Today exactly 25 years ago the Dutch won the 1988 European Football Championship, ‘our’ first and only time to win a major football tournament (and no, we *do not* mention the 2nd places in the 1974, 1978 and 2010 World Cup finals!)…NL beat Russia 2-0 and the whole country went crrrrraaaaazy (in a good way 😉 ), do you remember where you celebrated it?

The Euro 88 championship was the only major football tournament that ended without a single sending-off, goalless draw, nor any knockout matches going to extra time or penalties…pretty special. Also special (fan-friggin-tastic!!) was the second goal in the final, Marco van Basten scored one of the greatest goals in the history of the European Championships:


QOTD June 25 2013

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Agnes Repplier: “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”

A daily workout that works

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Well, well, who wouldn’t like to do something that: de-stresses, is a great form of exercise, lowers high blood pressure, builds your immunity, makes you look younger, gives you a healthy heart, reliefs pain, builds trust and intimacy, lowers chances of cancer, strengthens pelvic muscles, protects your prostate, induces sleep, gives more regular periods, prevents erectile dysfunctions, makes you live longer and improves the health of your semen????

Curious what this ‘wonder’ exercise is all about??

Check it out at or!! 😉

QOTD June 24 2013

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Bob Dylan: “When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it – don’t back down and don’t give up – then you’re going to mystify a lot of folks.”


Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

A supermoon is a term created and defined by Richard Nolle: …when a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, moon and sun are all in a line, with moon in its nearest approach to Earth.

Tonight there will be a moon meeting this criteria and, it is even more special as the moon will be the closest and largest full moon of this whole year (out of three supermoon 2013 – May, June and July). That makes tonight the most SUPER of the supermoons!!

Ha, werewolves unite! 😉

QOTD June 23 2013

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Whitney Young: “The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.”

The Boss in concert!

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

After three days working with the power of men in my ‘Men Strength’ workshop, I can’t think of a better way to close it than with some masculine rock music: Bruce Springsteen in concert tonight, The Boss on stage yay!!!

QOTD June 22 2013

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Oprah Winfrey: “As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.”

QOTD June 21 2013

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Bible: “Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

QOTD June 20 2013

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Aine Belton: “Perhaps the greatest freedom is to be free of the opinion of others.”

Men Strength

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

I try to make one journey every month, and this months trip will be a journey into me; I am starting a three day workshop ‘Men Strength’ (‘Mannenkracht’) today.

‘a man is born three times:
once from his mother
once from his father
and finally from his deepest inner being’

The workshop is going to be intense though has been described as the most beautiful gift a man can give himself…I am looking forward!

QOTD June 19 2013

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Walt Whitman: “The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.”

QOTD June 18 2013

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Meg Cabot: “In order for people to be happy, sometimes they have to take risks. It’s true these risks can put them in danger of being hurt.”

iOS 7 Beta is IN! ;)

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Ha! After Apple showed off its upcoming iOS 7 last week , I couldn’t wait the 3-4 months before the release; I am a sucker for design and it looks SO good! 😉
So, I enrolled myself as an iOS developer (!) and downloaded and installed the iOS 7 Beta! I have it running for 3 days now and despite some small glitches (it is beta software afterall), I LOVE it! The design is stunning, it runs very smooth on my iPhone 5 and has some handy features that make the overall experience a big step forward.
It feels very mature already and just needs some polishing before it can be released, most likely alongside the new iPhone 5S (and perhaps another killer feature that Apple holds up its sleeve 😉 ).
I am able to add up to 100 iDevices as an iOS developer to ‘my’ iOS 7 Beta program, so send me an email if you want it too!

PS. I wrote this post on my iOS 7 iPhone on 3G as my Internet provider ‘decided’ today to screw up the upgrade of my internet connection which leaves me without internet this week…aarrgghhh!! (Luckily I am off to NL tomorrow 😉 )