24 August 2010

When I Grow Up ...

...I want to be a nurse.

We have just finished eating our dinner. During our dinner my son asked what is an astronaut. Does he earn good? Yes, he earns much money answered my husband. You should be very smart, he added. On the other hand my daughter asked how about a nurse. How much does a nurse earn? Not much, I answered. I want to be a nurse or doctor when I grow up, uttered my daughter clearly. She is fascinated with the doctor's or nurse's uniforms. She asked me if I could buy a nursing uniform for her. I do not know where to buy the medical uniforms for kids. So I surfed on the net to look for kids' uniforms. I found lots of web shops like Blue Sky Scrubs. They have lots of choices from nursing uniforms and medical scrubs to kid's uniforms.
She liked it when I showed her the uniforms for kids. This is perfect for any child who wants to play like nurses. The uniforms for kids are available in ceil blue. Any child will enjoy wearing this blue sky uniform as they play.
It is now a dream and 15 years from now is the reality. How I wish to see her in a medical uniform working in the most prestigious hospital in the city. I hope she can pursue her dream.


23 August 2010

FuNnY MonDaY...Marriage Quotes

There was a man who said, "I never knew what happiness was until I got married...and then it was too late!"

Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock.

They say when a man holds a woman's hand before marriage, it is love; after marriage, it is self-defense.

When a newly married man looks happy, we know why. But when a ten-year married man looks happy, we wonder why.

There was this lover who said that he would go through hell for her. They got married, and now he is going through hell.


20 August 2010

Decorative And Functional Venetian Blinds

Two weeks ago the blinds of my daughter's bedroom window was damaged. You can pull them up but you cannot close the slats.
When we bought our house last year we took over the window blinds. The colors are already dull. You can see that they are already old. It is difficult to buy the blinds because they are customized. The windows are small and wide. Thus we need to order the blinds because of the size.
So, I am surfing on the net for a good quality blinds and I found these venetian blinds. Venetian blinds are the perfect blinds for my daughter's window. They create a modern and beautiful effect in her bedroom. You can choose from 90 colors across a variety of slat widths to customize your window. They are decorative, functional and available in various colours like sky blue, mulberry, gold dust and more. A perfect solution for any type of space be it your office or home window. Your room will look clean and spacious. They will give you complete control over the amount of sun light that comes into the room. These venetian blinds which are made of high quality aluminum offer style and light control at great prices.
The perfect choice for my daughter's window.


19 August 2010

What Do You Mean by "DUTCH TREAT"?

Have you heard these terms GOING DUTCH AND DUTCH TREAT?
Before I am going to share the meaning of these terms, I want to know first how much you know about social behavior.

What do you mean by "Dutch Treat"?
What do you mean by "Going Dutch"?
Do you use these terms?

In my next post I will share to you the meaning of these Dutch etiquette.


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14 August 2010

Wanna Hear A Dutch Song?

van Nick en Simon

Van wit verander jij opeens naar zwart
en je buien gaan van droog naar boos
naar soms opeens een lange regenboog
je breekt en heelt en breekt opnieuw mijn hart
op je zoektocht naar wat groener gras
besef jij dat ik net iets groener was

groen van jaloezie jij niet
dat jij alleen mij daarom niet verliest
mij daarom niet verliest

maar als ik in je ogen kijk
dan zie ik elke keer een ander
wanneer doe jij eens wat water bij de wijn?
want als ik in je ogen kijk
dan ben je elke keer veranderd
ik wil ook weer eens een keer gelukkig zijn

ik haal mijn schouders op voor wat jij zegt
er veranderd niets aan wat ik voel
maar ik wil weten wat je nou bedoelt
je lacht en huilt en lacht als ik jou zie
vandaag ben ik je grootste vriend
maar morgen heb ik jou weer niet verdiend

Niet dat jij me nooit ziet staan
maar leg me uit, waar kom je toch vandaan?
waar kom je toch vandaan?

Want als ik in je ogen kijk
dan zie ik elke keer een ander
wanneer doe jij eens wat water bij de wijn?
want als ik in je ogen kijk
dan ben je elke keer veranderd
ik wil ook weer eens een keer gelukkig zijn

ik wil de echte jij een keer zien staan
dus zet je masker af en kijk me aan
want je kunt niet meer verliezen
je kunt niet meer verliezen dan mij

als ik in je ogen kijk
dan zie ik elke keer een ander
wanneer doe jij eens wat water bij de wijn
want als ik in je ogen kijk
dan ben je elke keer veranderd
ik wil ook weer eens een keer gelukkig zijn
want als ik in je ogen kijk
dan ben je elke keer veranderd
ik wil ook weer eens een keer gelukkig zijn


09 August 2010

FuNny MonDaY... The Butcher

A woman walks into the butcher shop just before closing. She says, "Thank Heavens I've made it in time! Have you any turkey?" The butcher opens his fridge and takes out his only turkey, and plops it onto the scale. It weighs 4 1/2 pounds.

"Ah, haven't you anything bigger?" the woman inquires. The butcher returns the turkey to the fridge, takes it out again, and plops it onto the scale, only this time, he keeps his thumb on the turkey. The scale shows 7 1/4 pounds.

"Marvelous!" says the woman. "I'll have both of them please."


08 August 2010


Na regen komt zonneschijn.
means After the rain, the sun will shine./Every cloud has a silver lining.


05 August 2010

A Quote from a Dutch Biologist, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

“Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.”

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek quotes (Dutch Biologist, 1632-1723)

CARING IS SHARING. He cared for the future that is why he documented everything to share his knowledge to all hoping that we may learn something from his discoveries.


04 August 2010

Sjoelen, a Dutch Game

Annabel, Kevin and with some other kids played sjoelen during the birthday party of my friend's son. They really had fun. Every time the disks passed through a 4-point gate, they yelled that the entire neighborhood could hear their yell.
Sjoelen is one of the Dutch games. It can be played inside or outside. Sjoelen is played on a wooden bin (the sjoelbak) with wooden disks. At the end of the bin, there are four gates with small openings where the disks/stones just fit through. In general, players take turns sliding, or "shuffling," the stones to the opposite end of the board with four gates, trying to score points. If all stones are thrown, the stones which do not go through the gates should be taken back. These stones/disks are then for the second and third turn. After three turns, the points are counted. Every gate has a corresponding point like 1, 2, 3 and 4. For example, a stone that passed through in a 3-point gate then the score is 3 points.
The right rule is that the stones in its entire must pass through the opening. There are different rules in playing this game. The players must decide which stones gain points. But there are also official rules in playing this game. The game is often played at home with family and friends. There are many variations in playing sjoelen or shuffleboard (in English term).


About this Blog

I make this blog for foreigners who will live in this country, THE NETHERLANDS. Foreigners who are engaged or married they have to learn a lot of things about their new home like the culture, architectures, landscape, government, dikes etc. Especially the Dutch language which is very important in their social life. It is very difficult if they cannot communicate with other people. Most people speak Dutch, only few speaks English.
For visitors and readers, this will give you an idea what this country is. This small country ranks no. 5 in the economic stability in EUROPE. Their architectures like palaces, castles, dikes, ports (air and sea) are amazing.
Their culture is very interesting.

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