Archive for May, 2015

A bit of Parkfeest to end the weekend

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Oof, it has been a pretty slow day after a fan-friggin-tastic FLYING DUTCH event yesterday!! What a party, Dutch DJs truly rule the dance scene!! 🙂 The weather was surprisingly good @ FD as the sun overruled all of the predicted rain, yay! The wetness from above counters today though; ray ray rain at the last day of Parkfeest bluhhh.

Oh well, dressed in rain ponchos we will survive (and mostly enjoy!) the last evening @ Parkfeest, as always, heaps of fun with friends, bands on stage and some occasional beers! 🙂

QOTD May 31 2015

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Eric Schmidt: “Success is really about being ready for the good opportunities that come before you. It’s not to have a detailed plan of everything that you’re going to do. You can’t plan innovation or inspiration, but you can be ready for it, and when you see it, you can jump on it.”


The Flying Dutch

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Another day, another party! 🙂

Today you can find me dancing at The Flying Dutch dance festival where ten of top Dutch DJs in the world will play in three different cities around the country. How you ask? Well, in style obviously. 🙂 Following a carefully crafted timetable, the DJs will circulate between cities by way of helicopter, woohoo!

On stage: Mike Mago, Yellow Claw, Oliver Heldens, Nicky Romero, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Showtek, Hardwell, W&W, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and best of ‘m all: Armin van Buuren!

Dance ’till you drop baby yeahhhh!

QOTD May 30 2015

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Paul Klee: “A single day is enough to make us a little larger.”


Parkfeest 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015

End of May, time to open the festival season 🙂 and it doesn’t come as a surprise that this year’s first festival is Parkfeest in Oosterhout once more! As it is my fifth time in a row here, I think it is safe to call it a tradition, one I like!

It won’t be a whole weekend at Parkfeest though; I will dance my ass off with the best Dutch DJ’s at The Flying Dutch dance festival (Amsterdam edition) tomorrow (woohoo! 🙂 ).

Still, I am much looking forward to Parkfeest (tonight and Sunday), starting with a coverband/80’s night and performances of U2NL, Letz Zeppelin and Bryan Adams Tribute. Wind and rain is also on the program, traditions are to be kept, ha! 🙂

QOTD May 29 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Victor Borge: “A smile is the shortest distance between two people.”


QOTD May 28 2015

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Carl Jung: “Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.”


QOTD May 27 2015

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Derek Sivers: “I love that sometimes we need to go to the opposite side of the world to realize assumptions that we didn’t even know we had and realize that the opposite may also be true.”


QOTD May 26 2015

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Oprah Winfrey: “Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.”


QOTD May 25 2015

Monday, May 25th, 2015

David P. Mikkelson: “The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience.”


QOTD May 24 2015

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Robert Bresson: “Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.”


QOTD May 23 2015

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Robert Service: “Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.”


QOTD May 22 2015

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Epicurus: “The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.”


QOTD May 21 2015

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Hugh Macleod: “If you’re creative, if you can think independently, if you can articulate passion, if you can override the fear of being wrong, then your company needs you now more than it ever did. And now your company can no longer afford to pretend that isn’t the case.”


QOTD May 20 2015

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Ann Richards: “There is a lot more to life than just struggling to make money.”


QOTD May 19 2015

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Indira Gandhi: “We must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”


QOTD May 18 2015

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Colin Powell: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”


QOTD May 17 2015

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Wilfred A. Peterson: “The secret of greatness is simple: do better work than any other man in your field – and keep on doing it.”


Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Today, May 17 (‘syttende mai’) Norway celebrates its Constitution; a nationwide party day, so GRATULERER MED DAGEN Norge (Congratulations Norway)!!

But, it is windy, rainy and just +4C (brrr!) so most of the needed/wanted ingredients for a great outdoor party are unfortunately somewhere else. 🙁 Oh well, we will make the best out of it; we just came back from the traditional ‘barnetoget’ (Childrens’ Parade) in the village centre in which Misha and his kindergarten friends participated, and are about to go to Oslo for a traditional norwegian shrimp dinner in Cafe Amsterdam yummm.

As every year, it is really nice to see everyone dressed up (and holding a Norwegian flag in hand)…ha, the Vikings won’t be stopped by some shitty weather on their national day, woohoo! 🙂


QOTD May 16 2015

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Sir Winston Churchill: “Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”