Archive for December, 2013

Turning the page of time

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Today is that unique and special day in the year when one day makes a whole year difference; we turn the imaginary page of time tonight and after celebrating it we wake up in a brand New Year. By then, page 2013 of the ‘book of life and the world’ has been completely written, and we have stored all experiences of the past year in it.

The year of 2013 has been a year completely different as any other year; not filled with work as all those years before, an amazing year with a lot of quality time to really BE with Misha, some fantastic trips exploring the world, letting go of past and getting to know the present and future possibilities…it was not always easy but I feel balanced in the end.

It is good to know that all the 2013 experiences are stored in a safe place; in my heart and memory…I can always look back, laugh, cry, read and learn if needed, and…without regrets!

Writing things down and then turning the page of time also means that things can be put to rest…it is a good moment to go on and look forwards towards everything that future offers, 2014 here I come!!

Time…o-so relative…I wish everyone a splendid life in the Now, filling each moment with unconditional love, and sharing it…

QOTD December 31 2013

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Hasidic Saying: “Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.”

QOTD December 30 2013

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Rebecca Beard: “The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know.”

QOTD December 29 2013

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Diana Spencer: “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

Year in flights

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Today was my last flight of 2013!

Despite not working in 2013 I did fly as much as any other year (or actually, even more!) and had some great destinations; it all started in January with a vacation in sunny Curaçao and was soon followed with a citytrip to magical Marrakech in February. It took until August&September before I made the biggest trip of all; Peru&Bolivia…what an amazing experience that was, in my heart…goodddd times!

All of the other months I have been in NL at least once and made in total 27 one-way flights between OSL and AMS (including one unplanned re-route OSL-Paris?!?-AMS).

What can I say, I love to fly! (and yes, it has been enough for this year 😉 )

QOTD December 28 2013

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Ruth Benedict: “The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good.”

QOTD December 2013

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Steven Conrad: “You gotta dream? You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it, period.”

QOTD December 26 2013

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Jean Paul Richter: “Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.”

QOTD December 25 2013

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Henry Moore: “One never knows what each day is going to bring. The important thing is to be open and ready for it.”

Zalig Kerstfeest / God Jul / Merry Christmas, also for cats…

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Xmas is all about Light, Warmth and LOVE for one another and today I was able to share some of mine with an animal in need; a little cat (pussycat it turned out, her name is ‘Snoes’! 😉 ) got stuck behind city walls and has been trying to get back up (for days it seemed) without success…glad I/we passed by and heard her meowing…HAPPY that I was able to save her, especially on this Xmas Day!

Merry Xmas y’all!

 

 

 

Xmas in times of Google, Facebook and Twitter

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

We all know the challenges Joseph and Mary had, tonight some 2013 orzo years ago…what if they lived in our age? This is the modern Story of Nativity; Christmas in times of Google, Facebook and Twitter! 😉

 

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QOTD December 24 2013

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

H. Norman Schwarzkopf: “You can’t help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.”

‘Wrong’ yet genius answers

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

What to do if you don’t know the answer to a test question? You come up with a answer which is ‘wrong’ according to the teacher (but how much does he/she know?), yet simply genius by thinking out-of-the-box (and really reading the question as-is).

Check out the 38 Test Answers That Are 100% Wrong But Totally Genius At The Same Time…pretty good stuff! 😉

 

QOTD December 22 2013

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Gloria Swanson: “Never say never, for if you live long enough, chances are you will not be able to abide by its restrictions. Never is a long, undependable time, and life is too full of rich possibilities to have restrictions placed upon it.”

Global Orgasm Day…yay! ;)

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Globalorgasm.org: “This is the 8th year of the Global Orgasm for World Peace, held annually on the December Solstice & New Year. Millions of satistfied people around the world have participated, saying Yes! to World Peace in their own special way. Through links with the Noosphere Project at Princeton University, and more recently The Center for Subtle Activism, the Global O has been able to contribute in a unique way to the new sciences of the collective mind. We ask that you vote for a brighter future with your orgasm. Use it to pray for Peace. With you will be millions of people around the world.”

The symbol below is not just a symbol for the Global O, but an ancient emblem representing our shared basic nature. One of wisdom, compassion, wholeness & bliss. Imagine it, and peace on earth, you dedicate your orgasms.

Are you in?? 😉

QOTD December 21 2013

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Haddon W. Robinson: “What worries you masters you.”

Song of the Day: The Boys are Back in Town

Friday, December 20th, 2013

There can be one and only one Song of the Day for a day (/days) like this…I know, I know, the blogpost title gave it away and yes indeed; please enjoy Thin Lizzy with The Boys are Back in Town…ha, we’ll be partying ’till we drop in Oslo tonight, TGIF!!! 😉

Interestingly enough, this song is not the happy-pappy-party-song you would think it is…nah, it turns out the song was inspired by both Manchester United supporters and a Manchurian wildbunch called the Quality Street Gang uhhhh?! The message of the song should be pretty universal, for street gangs! (“If the boys want to fight, you’d better let them”)

Oh well, whatever the initial inspiration for the song, I just like the vibe and find it very applicable for this weekend! 😉

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QOTD December 20 2013

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Epictetus: “If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase.”

Robbert in Norway

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Yayyy, Robbert is IN DA HOUSE!! (first time in 2013! 😉 ) That means this weekend will be filled with gaming, talking, drinking, laughing, some more gaming, having fun going out and enjoying the beauty of Oslo (by night mostly 😉 )…it’s gonna be exhausting and…I LOVE it! W00t!!

QOTD December 19 2013

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Hugh Macleod: “The less you can live on, the more chance your idea will succeed. This is true even after you’ve ‘made it’.”