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Leander

Karaoke night at work

This week of nightshifts sure flies by fast! Tonight is the final night! I just got home and I actually need to sleep, but I’m not really that tired. Work was fun! We watched the movie ‘Something New’, which is a nice romantic comedy about a black girl who falls for her gardner, a white guy! We didn’t finish it though, but I got to borrow it from Rosemarie. I have to copy it for myself. I will do that before I go to sleep.

The rest of the nightshift we did some old fashion karaoke. Yes, Rosemarie has her own karaoke machine thingy that you plug to the television. It is so cool! We sang the night away. It was so much fun! She will bring it again tonight, so we are gonna kick some ass. For an audience we don’t have! But who cares!

I really wanna have that karaoke machine as well. That would be cool!

Leander

What the bleep do we know

Two nights ago I saw a very interesting movie together with Martine during the nightshift. The movie is called ‘What The Bleep Do We Know!?’. It’s a movie/documentary about discovering endless possibilities for altering your everyday realities. I highly recommend the people who are interested in this subject to see it! I was in total awe.

Synopsis [from What The Bleep]:

WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW?! is a new type of film. It is part documentary, part story, and part elaborate and inspiring visual effects and animations. The protagonist, Amanda, played by Marlee Matlin, finds herself in a fantastic Alice in Wonderland experience when her daily, uninspired life literally begins to unravel, revealing the uncertain world of the quantum field hidden behind what we consider to be our normal, waking reality.

She is literally plunged into a swirl of chaotic occurrences, while the characters she encounters on this odyssey reveal the deeper, hidden knowledge she doesn’t even realize she has asked for. Like every hero, Amanda is thrown into crisis, questioning the fundamental premises of her life – that the reality she has believed in about how men are, how relationships with others should be, and how her emotions are affecting her work isn’t reality at all!

As Amanda learns to relax into the experience, she conquers her fears, gains wisdom, and wins the keys to the great secrets of the ages, all in the most entertaining way. She is then no longer the victim of circumstances, but she is on the way to being the creative force in her life. Her life will never be the same.

The fourteen top scientists and mystics interviewed in documentary style serve as a modern day Greek Chorus. In an artful filmic dance, their ideas are woven together as a tapestry of truth. The thoughts and words of one member of the chorus blend into those of the next, adding further emphasis to the film’s underlying concept of the interconnectedness of all things.

The chorus members act as hosts who live outside of the story, and from this Olympian view, comment on the actions of the characters below. They are also there to introduce the Great Questions framed by both science and religion, which divides the film into a series of acts. Through the course of the film, the distinction between science and religion becomes increasingly blurred, since we realize that, in essence, both science and religion describe the same phenomena.

The film employs animation to realize the radical knowledge that modern science has unearthed in recent years. Powerful cinematic sequences explore the inner-workings of the human brain. Quirky animation introduces us to the smallest form of consciousness in the body – the cell. Dazzling visuals reinforce the film’s message in an exciting, powerful way. Done with humor, precision, and irreverence, these scenes are only part of what makes this film unique in the history of cinema, and a true box-office winner.

Leander

Busy yet boring week

I know it has been a long time since I have shared some shit here! Sorry for the lack of boring stories! I have been busy with work and being lazy. Work this week is such a pain in the ass! So fucking busy, it’s just madness! When I come home from work I just wanna chill. I am off this weekend so I have time to share my boring stories. In the mean time I just wanted to let you know that I am still alive.

Also counting the days to my holiday! Eight days to go and I am flying to Suriname, South America, to see my loving family! I can’t wait to see my Nana again! It will be great! Hope you are doing well!

Leander

Exhausting day at work

Today was a very hectic and exhausting day at work. There is even more snow than yesterday! It feels like a white Christmas. It’s nice. But enough already. I went to work this moment and while I was waiting for my train in Delft I got a message from Soraya, who started at 7am, saying that I should prepare myself because there are 115 calls waiting. I was like freaking out! Because of the snow, all the flights from Amsterdam were delayed! I even worked over time today. I nearly worked for 12 hours! The maximum calls waiting I saw was nearly 200! Not fun! I am so tired!

Tomorrow I was supposed to start at 9am, but they asked me if I could start earlier. First they asked me if I can start at 5am. I was like: Squeeze me? I don’t think so! No way I will have 4 hours of sleep and then go back to work. No fucking way! So instead I start at 7am. Still early, but you know. I am too good for this world.

So! Jenny is in Amsterdam tonight. I will meet up with her tomorrow after work. It’s been a while since I have seen her crazy ass. Should be fun. Okay, I am gonna go. I am tired! Ciao!

Leander

All the snow

What can I say? Almost the whole country is white! Yes, that’s right! It’s snowing here in Holland! It has been snowing today non stop! It’s unbelievable! Luckily I was at work this morning on time. Work was busy! Back to back calls as there were many flights cancelled and delayed. At one point I got all tired of talking!

I was off at 5:30pm and I had to walk to the station. There was a lot of snow! Almost over my ankles! It was a Kodak moment, but that’s that! It all looked so nice, but I have had enough! Rosemarie called me at 9:30pm and she asked me to guess how many calls waiting there was. I was guessing between 20 and thirty, like it was the whole day. Well not! There were 70 calls waiting! I was like: Oh Dear Lord! That has got to be a pain in the ass. Especially when you see the displays which show how many people are waiting. And it is blinking red! Totally annoying! I am glad I didn’t had to work in the evening! I would be so frickin’ pissed!

Tomorrow I think I will catch one train earlier. Just to be on the safe side! Don’t feel like getting up one half hour earlier, but oh well. I will survive! I am off to bed now. I am tired. Still from the night shifts I had the past weekend. Anyway!

Leander

White chicks

It’s been a while! I am at work right and it is 5:30am. Yes, in the morning! I have night shifts this weekend. Three nights in a row, working from 11 o’clock in the evening until 7 o’clock the next morning. Show me the bloody money! It’s fun in the nigh tshift. I am having it together with Melody. I brought along two DVD’s. Absolutely Fabulous and White Chicks. AbFab didn’t work because I bought the DVD in Los Angeles last year, and it doesn’t work on the DVD player at work. So we watched White Chicks and we have been laughing our asses off! I think that movie is brilliant and totally hilarious. If you haven’t seen it yet, go out and rent it or buy it or whatever. It is so my kind of humor. Me and Melody have been crying our asses off from laughing! It’s a movie you can see more than just one time. Funny!

Two hours to go and I can go home. I am starting to get tired. I didn’t get the chance to get some sleep yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday I went to the city to got my passport picture taken. It’s so hideous. I didn’t get much sleep the night before. My eyes were so puffy! And also I look so chubby! I’m telling you passport pictures are the worst ones! For real! Anyway, I am gonna wrap it up here now. One and a half hours to go! I am pleased that this night at work it was not busy at all! And I hope the following two nights will be the same. Peace out!

Leander

Just got paid

I have been living like a poor guy for the last two weeks. I was so happy this morning when I found out that I got my pay check for this month! Money does make life easier doesn’t it? I already paid a lot of bills. Phone bill was 160 Euro’s! Quite alot. I also paid my healthcare insurance. And I still have some money to spare for this month. But I have to take it slowly. I am going to Los Angeles for one week next month.

That’s right! I just got off the phone with Northwest and I requested two tickets for me and Soraya! We will fly out on the 21st of March and return on the 28th of March. I am so excited! I can’t wait! It will be great. So you know, I have to save money for my trip. It is a good thing that we get paid again two days later while we are there. Always a plus.

Today I am off from work. And tomorrow as well. Tonight I am going to Amsterdam. Gonna have a couple of drinks with Soraya. I spoke with Martine this morning and she might join us as well, but she isn’t sure yet. We are gonna go for cocktails at The Arc in Amsterdam. Looking forward to that! But again, I have a budget.

This weekend I have to work. I have three night shift from Friday until Sunday! Thinking about the cash! It’s been a while since I have had night shift. So I am looking forward to it again. It will be nice! I have my night shift together with Melody. She’s fabulously funny!

Well, nothing else is new. I will be back soon! Hope you are doing okay!

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