For such a small country, the Dutch have a rich selection of stereotypes and symbols draw from when creating nationalistic costumes. Cows, clogs, tulips, triangular bonnets and of course mass-manufactured orange bric-a-brac: there was no shortage of choices to express Dutch pride. I had picked up a t-shirt at the squat advertising Snoopy’s Holland Party [...]
Last weekend my parents came to visit me, officially marking the half-way point of my exchange. Along with them came my aunt and uncle visiting from Georgia. Together we did one thing I had been waiting for since the second day I was in the country, when I saw it for the first time.
Despite all the Adbusters talk of my teen years, I have never actually been a protest. Well, unless you count that time in first year when I covered a protest an increase in Ontario tuition fees for The Eyeopener. Which I don’t. Real protests have picket signs. And flyers saying things like “You need to [...]
Originally I had planned to post two video from the Amsterdam Bibliotheek but wasn’t able to figure out how to show both without messing up my layout. I mentioned I’m a little behind on my coding ability yes? But it seems from the comments some people are misconstruing my thoughts about the OAB vs the [...]
When I was 13, I was sure that I wanted to be a website designer. The word “blog” didn’t exist at the time and I was way ahead of the coding-skill curve for a pre-teen in the late 90s. But time and the dream passed and consequently my meager coding ability was antiquated in the [...]