Thursday, August 31, 2006
Rick, Fede & Martijn
Nice Rick! (For all our viewers, make sure you click to enlarge the image to read the card.)
Jubin in interview outfit. With those clothes, he would pass for a genuine realestate broker in Amsterdam!
Diederik & Chris
The dinner table!
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
6.45am: reaching the Belgium border
And for a change, the sun is shining in Belgium, creating a rainbow with the Dutch rain clouds
No way, never knew my imperium owned it's own hotel! Got to talk to my business controller...
Not bad, my 45 euro a night, 2 star hotel room came with a pretty decent view!
Groote Markt in Brussels
More Groote Markt images (by day)
And by night..
Never skip an opportunity to have lunch with old classmates!
Sunday, August 27, 2006
A sneak peak of an OR dressing room, nothing special here; not build-in bar, massage room, bubble bath, or TV; just rubber boots, lockers and OR clothes
Yeah, that is me, second on the left. Maybe not, but half of the time i look like that.
Sun rise in Amsterdam (Hotel L'Europe) on the one day it did not rain this week.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Barcelona has beaten Espanyol in both legs of the Supercopa, 0-1 and 3-0 adding a new title in this season, which frankly don't like that much being a Valencia supporter.... But let's leave that for another discussion... For those that didn't know, most of Espanyol's supporters are from Sarria neighbourhood. It happens that my apartment is located in the very beginning of Sarria neigbourhood and what a suprise, my apartment is close where Espanyol old stadium used to be and that now has been converted into a square sorrounded by nice buildings. So, to follow wiht traditions, Espanyol supporters meet around this neighbourhood to cheer for their team or celebrate that have win a title or beat Barça. Even tonite that they have lost against
Barça, this is what I have in front of my apartment.... 4 mossos de esquadra vans with police around and 2 more in the roundabout.
Can't post the pic today, damm uploading that gives error!
I wonder what would have happened if Espanyol would have won the match!
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Our vegetable garden producing in full force!
Besides vegetables and fruits, also eggs!
My attempt to be artistic
Our latest family addition, meet Midas, almost 2 months old.
Midas playing with leaves.
You cannot leave France without buying cheese!
After restructuring its debt, the canal tunnel is still open; or should I say "Tunnel Sous La Manche."
You know when you are back in Holland when you see these along the highway!
The band across the pond.
Other onlookers enjoying the sun!
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Jobs in Spain are not that bad.... I joined E&Y last June and there haven't been that many incoming projects into the company, so basically, I have been sitting around for most of the time.....still I got few days as vacation and went to Greece.
Heleanna, thanks for all the recommendations... I love Greece!! Even it was hot (35 degrees at 11am), I really enjoyed the country.
Went to most of the archeological sites, enjoyed life in Athens, beach... and the food!!! specially the food!! Floris you would love Greek feta cheese!!!!
Here are some pics from the trip:
I would like to have beaches in Spain with such crystal water!
Today, back to reality: back to work and a project is waiting for me!!! right now I can say that I'm happy, maybe in few days when I'm working my ass off, I'll probably will regret this...
JP hope you're recovering!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
I have actually not technically started working, but I am struggling quite a bit to study for my FSA exam, main reason being my brain having been switched off since the 2nd term of the 1st year. I actually did pass the first part of the exam, Regulations, and I have another exciting challenge (sarcastic, i repeat) on friday, where is all about yields, whether net or gross, flat or running. Life's beautiful!!!And saturday off to NYC for 7 weeks........
Monday, August 14, 2006
Playing American football on the Museum Plein
Finnaly caught one...
Lunch with the biggest burger in Amsterdam at Cafe Berkhout, near the Heineken Experience museum. Yes, i did finish that one.. and yes, i did feel sick.. and yes, did not eat for 2 days afterwards..
Tim working on his Guinnes World Record Burger
A nice living room plant as gift; featuring a IESE coffee mug in the background. The orange pot is not shown, but part of the package!
View from his terrace
Saturday, August 12, 2006
The canal festival banners on the Herengracht by night
Cornelia, Sophie and Martijn
With Sophie on the back of my bike; waiting for an open bridge at 3 am in the morning!