Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Sunday In Leiden

Before Tim and Revan arrive, I took a day trip to Leiden, the city where I once attended Law School and became familiar with the inner workings of ERs.




A Sunday In Amsterdam

After a slow start of the weekend, it ended with a bang; Tim & Revan were in town for a couple drinks, followed by a Japanese dinner!


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Slimbridge, Bristol

It took me almost a week to post, time which was used to recover from a wedding of my fraternity friend in England. How to sum up the weekend? Easy; castles, two canal crossing per Euro Tunnel, a wedding, no funeral, 1700km of driving, bad English food, plenty of drinks and a hole in my wallet.









Monday, July 09, 2007

Urk

Urk? You might have never heard of this town, no surprise there, yet it's one of those pitoreque fishing towns in Holland. Volendam, Marken, then you have Urk. A nice Sunday side trip under the umbrella of "tourist in your own country."







Saturday, July 07, 2007

Saving The World

Not so long ago, before I joined IESE, my colleagues and I tried to make the world a safer place. Terrorism was a hot item and so were tech savvy people claiming to have discovered the holy grail of computer ingenuity to solve security problems. Our effort did not go unnoticed as you can see in the following news clip from 2003. One of my 42 claims to fame; standing in the background and pressing the barco's "on" button:

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Concert Time: Scissor Sisters

I agree, quite the change in concert types when compared to my previous audio escapades. Nonetheless, you got to trust Jubin's taste, occasionally... Together with an extremely colorful and drunken crowd of disco music lovers, we watched Groove Armada's opening act, followed by the Scissor Sisters at the Westergas Fabriek in Amsterdam. Fortunately the rain was kept to the last 20 second of the concert so the lead singer could gradually strip throughout the evening program. And Jubin was right, it was a great concert!














Sunday, July 01, 2007

StadsSpelen

The day of the "city games" in Amsterdam. No polevault or javelin throwing on the Dam Square, but hip-hop dance offs, drum band competitions, street soccer and skateboard ramps. All competitions were played while local tunes were playing in the background and folks were njoying a lunch!