My mind, my thoughts, my words

What we hear is subjective

We hear what we want to hear and what we expect to hear. What am I referring to? Not just the meaning of what is said (semantics: matters especially when we … Continue reading

05/07/2015 · Leave a comment

New Zealand’s City Slogans

When you travel around New Zealand you will soon notice that several places try to increase tourism through town branding. Plenty of towns try to make themselves sound appealing even … Continue reading

20/03/2014 · Leave a comment

The Sandfly Song (Video)

Whilst on my exchange year in New Zealand I walked part of the Te Araroa Trail. As you will figure out quickly when you’re outdoors in New Zealand in Summer, … Continue reading

15/01/2014 · Leave a comment

Into the Wild

Following my previous post liberty; I’m about to have my long sought-after adventure. Contrary to what I usually like to do – plan everything way in advance, I didn’t plan … Continue reading

10/11/2012 · 1 Comment

Half Time

Four months at the other end of the world. I must say, I still haven’t seen a lot of the country (been to Rangitoto, Coromandel Peninsula including Hot Water Beach, and the West Coast … Continue reading

08/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Few consonants and mixed up vowels

Kia ora! On one of our first days here at the University of Auckland (NZ) we had a Maori welcome: a haka (war dance) and a Maori greeting us in … Continue reading

15/07/2012 · Leave a comment