Something completely different today. Here's a little poem of the Doodle I relate the most to: Skeptical Valentino He isn't positive or negative But he will ask you for an alternative. It's never a yes or a no But he will ask you "How so?" You can tell him the exact amount But he… Continue reading (Children’s) poem about being Skeptical
I never intended for my colleagues to find out that my boyfriend was working for the same company. But somehow, these things never stay secret. Luckily it was a large company, so that made it difficult for them to recognize him. Although, some knew him vaguely. The minute this was shouted out all over the… Continue reading What does your partner think of your blog?
The one time my parents damaged my trust is when the my duck toy was put in the washing machine. Although it could probably use a shower, I told the specifically not to. By washing him, I felt like he would lose the magic, comforting spell he had over me. As any 7 year old,… Continue reading Trust
The one day I would like to disappear from earth is on my birthday. Luckily today is not that day. But, it is my boyfriend's birthday. Since he has a couple of years long tradition of going on vacation in October, he "surprisingly" does like this day. When I ask him what he would like… Continue reading Bithdays
Ah, Fall seasons. The time when all the hipsters are sipping their Pumpkin Spice Latte. Wearing their skinny pants and oversized glasses. 14 year olds who think they're drinking coffee, but actually are only consuming calories. I started drinking coffee by the age of 16 when I was visiting my grandparents in Bosnia. The usual… Continue reading Does the type of coffee you drink say something about your personality?
I used to think that being in love meant holding hands each time you left the house to show everyone else you're a couple. Saying "I love you" at least 10 times a day. Cuddling until you fall asleep. This might have been the case in the beginning of the relationship, but being more than… Continue reading What is love?
We went to a hockey yesterday. If was the perfect excuse for me to buy a foam finger, pretend I'm angry when the New York Rangers scored and keep on fixing my hair in case the kiss cam would record towards us. The atmosphere is amazing and even though I am not a big sport's… Continue reading Childhood dreams
He and me don’t have the same taste in music. I can’t necessarily blame him. Backstreet boys is not everyone’s thing 😉 But we do invite each other to explore different music tastes. He collects LPs and recently got home with an R.E.M. record. I thought I only knew of their songs, “Losing my religion”.… Continue reading First judgements
My birthday is in the month of July, which was always the perfect excuse for my parents to gift me useful things such as school supplies. By the time I finished 3rd grade of high school we were informed to buy a more advanced and quite expensive graphic calculator for the next year. Obviously that… Continue reading Recharging the battery
In Dutch we have a saying: "After rain comes sunshine". I always had a complex relationship with this phrase. First of all, if I take it too literally (and I am that kind of person 😉 ): I actually don't like sunshine at all, except for that one week of holidays at the sea. Rain suits… Continue reading My pessimistic heart
Today, apparently, it is the 2 months anniversary of my blog - balloons. I'm not ready to write a "blog advice" blog, but there are some remarkable things I've noticed which are worth mentioning. The blog which got the most likes, I guess that's how we measure popularity , was the one I wrote at… Continue reading 2 months of blogging – learnings
Simple phrases like "Have a fun trip", "Sweet dreams" and "Have a good day" we say without thinking. Unfortunately, I think think too much about them. Your interpretation of "fun", "sweet" and "good" for sure are much different than mine. Let's take an example of "Have a fun trip". For most people my age that… Continue reading Expectations
The worst advice I've ever got, was "If I were you, I would definitely consider it". If you were me? Or, if you were in my position? And, consider it? There's that word again. Some people are too proud to ask for advice, the "I can figure it out on my own" type of people.… Continue reading Advice
A friend is of mine is one of those lucky ducks. She would participate in a radio, facebook or newspaper contest randomly and what do you know, she simply wins. Not very large things, but still, free t-shirts or tickets to a concert are always a nice surprise. This is not me. I often times… Continue reading Gambling
Why do we, woman, wear make-up? About 99% of the females would step up and answer this with "I'm not doing it for anyone, but myself". Yet we also feel the need to post a "no filter, zero make-up" picture on social media with text "here's to being vulnerable"? Why do we stay just 3 minutes… Continue reading Compliments
Does it really? I am one those people who wakes up with a very dry mouth. Naturally every word I speak makes me sound like a frog on acid. I simply need some time to develop a regular tone. To not sound like a creep, I usually smile to people in the morning. Because, you… Continue reading A smile says more than a thousand words
Christmas, New Year's eve, Easter. All holidays we loved as a kid. We got loads of presents. We got to stay up late. We got to seek for chocolate eggs and eat them. Somehow, when you grow up, they seem to be a lot less fun. You have to visit your family, you have visit… Continue reading Hello, Halloween
Both my parents used to smoke for different reasons. My dad just wanted to be part of the cool kids. My mum started smoking when she started working. Smoking breaks were not deducted from the 8 hour working day, so anything for a few extra breaks. As soon as they decided they wanted to have… Continue reading Smoker’s interaction
During my commute to work and home, I'd be usually with my headphones on. During the pause when one song switched to another, I heard an older lady saying to her friend "That looks like a nice girl, I bet she is listening to classic music". Unless Dr. Dree ft. Snoop Dog is classic, I didn't… Continue reading Does your appearance say something about your taste of music?
One of those stupid, common question is "Would you rather be deaf or blind?" I usually would refuse to answer a question like that, but it got me thinking yesterday when I re-watched "Doubt". **Which is a great movie staring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams and will stimulate some brain activity!** The… Continue reading Gossiping
The first time I shouted out I wanted to be a boy was around the age of 12. It was on that day that I officially became a "woman" and was surprised by humongous pains and discomfort. I asked my dad if he also had to deal with this on a monthly basis. He laughed,… Continue reading Today’s youth
I read an article about a teenager who was addicted to drugs for years. After many tries, he has now been clean for a year. He is being applaud for his performance. He is invited to high schools to present himself as a role model. He even got to meet the president. Role model ha? The… Continue reading Recognition
The first vacation I took without my parents, was to London, with a couple of friends. Two guys, two girls. We must have been all around 17 years old and were pretty excited about the trip, especially because we also planned our first night out ever. Yes, we were a bunch of Goody-good kids. We… Continue reading There’s a Dutch man asking for Coke
I was just scrolling through the newest pop hits. Little Mix suddenly decided to become Latinas, which feels unnatural. Even worse, is the newest hair style of mr. 1D boy, Zayn, who bleached his hair to paper white. (On this picture, he reminds me a bit of my cousin who decided to give up his… Continue reading Back to the roots
I was raised in a country where "Freedom of Speech" is a very natural occasion. We are allowed to throw our honest opinion out in the open air. I never made much use of this privilege, however. And I will be "honest" with you, I am a bit skeptical. Freedom of Speech is often abused… Continue reading Honesty
I haven't been traveling much around the world as I would like too. However, I have been very lucky to meet expats within one silly hostel in Denmark where I lived in for 4 (!) years. I ate Iranian halve, was taught how to make the best Italian Tiramisu, was introduced to Polish Vodka, Belgian… Continue reading Culture thing
This morning, I got a poem from AnElephantCant based on my Emotion Doodles! Thank you so much for that! It is simply too sweet to be sitting in just my mailbox. I decided to make drawing to what he has written and like to shared it with you, P.S. Make sure you follow AnElephantCant since he offers great… Continue reading Emotion Doodles poem collab
My best friend in primary school started a a new hobby every 6 months or so. She was raised in an intelligent and wealthy family. Her dad was a bank director, her mum a doctor, both her sister were in good universities and she always had the best grades at school. Failure was not option… Continue reading Failure
So I reached 300 followers! Wow. Now, I am going to be honest, one of them is me. That's right, I am following myself 😉 Now, I searched for "followers" in the Readers section and I saw a lot of posts of people who have achieved 500+ followers in the same amount of time that… Continue reading A big big thank you to my 300 followers!
Some years back, I was at a course together with a colleague. We were waiting for some time for the teacher, when the receptionist told us "The teacher is gonna get late", she informed us. Now in all honest, she pronounced "late" a bit like "laid". Of course my colleague, the joker, couldn't just not raise… Continue reading When English is not your first language
Why did we as a child felt a desperate need to become an adult? What seemed so fun about it? For a girl the initial Adult Moment, is often considered to be the first "monthly party". My mum might have thought it was a magical moment, but all I remember was a huge amount of… Continue reading Way to adulthood
"Forgiveness means no more feeling the need to take revenge". "Forgiveness means closure" . They say. So what does that entail? That you will be able to tightly hug the "enemy"? I have been bullied, made fun for as long as I can remember. However, since things are going quite well, one could say I… Continue reading Forgiveness
When I just started to work at the office I was told that working from home was not a problem. For a high sensitive person like me, this was super exciting. Based on my first impression of the department, I knew I wouldn't work efficiently if I'd be here everyday. The lighting was yellow and… Continue reading Trust – at the work floor
I've lived on my own for a long time and have been always fine with it, until I noticed how much better I function in a team. Today, the boyfriend is on a business trip abroad. It doesn't happen often, but being alone for even a day, feels unusual. (Especially if the day before you… Continue reading A day on my own
You wouldn't believe this could actually happen to anyone, but let me tell you a story 😉 One day, in primary school, I was ready to walk from school to home. Suddenly I heard my friend behind me shout "Andrea! Watch out!" Before I knew it, a crow had landed on my head, stayed there… Continue reading My spirit animal (apparently)
Hello mr. Zebra, let me take your multi colored coat.
I just had a walk on the beach and couldn't help but capture this. Did someone read my previous post about Feminism and completely misunderstood me? 😉
I used to do Yoga. Not the "get into the tiger position" type of yoga. It was a meditation of some sort, maybe even therapy. One day we got the assignment to draw Mandala. The teacher gave us the best quality paper and nicest colors to draw with. It was art heaven. After one hour… Continue reading letting go
When I started university, I was the youngest one in class. All other classmates had a pre-education in Engineering and thus, were 4 years older and smarter than me. The teachers gradually adjusted their teaching style to a bit more advanced. It was hard for me to keep up. I had to study a lot… Continue reading Explain this to me like I’m a six year old
Home made Pizza bagels 😉 Does this already exist or did I just invented something new? P.S. One plain bagel, to keep it "Healthy".
When I was younger, my parents used to be very impressed. Not by my performances though. They knew that when ever I would start something, I'd work hard to achieve good results. When my friend would get a 7 out of 10 at an exam, it seemed to be more worth than my 8. I… Continue reading What are you impressed by?
The idea for this blog was supplied to me by Robert who asked me "what is your favorite perk of being different?". Excellent Question. He is the first who mentioned anything my blog's name. And other than in the "About" page, I haven't really said anything about the topic either, other than hoping you guys would find… Continue reading Why I feel “different”
There will be a lot of annoying questions during your job interview. Sometimes even rude. Since I have been dealing with this for quite a bit, I’d like to share my experiences with you and give you my best advice. 1. What are your strengths? This question I would divide in two parts: general and… Continue reading Job Interview Questions advice
For years women have been underestimated. Luckily some strong females have improved a lot for us living in the 21st century. Yet, still on today's days, women get paid less, don't get to management positions as easy and are expected to stay home when children "suddenly" pop-up. But, is it really only men who are… Continue reading Feminism
If you have difficulties making new friends, like I have, please keep on reading. Sometimes you don't have to be an extrovert or super talkative. Sometimes unfortunate incidents can lead to happy friendships. I have lived in a youth hostel for 4 years with many other expats who also worked in Denmark. Here are some… Continue reading How I met some of my friends
Gluttony. One of the 7 deadly sins. Why do we sometimes eat more than necessary? For sure not because of our body functions as one of a Camel! Most of our over-consumption is related to stress. I have noticed it myself. A couple of years back I felt very happy. The job was good. I… Continue reading How I lost 10 kg in just one day
As a child, we all want grow up. Not following the rules of your parents. Be king of your own castle. And as one classmate once mention "Dance around naked in your own private space". This one evening, I was home alone and decided it was time for some pamper time. I started a warm bath… Continue reading What is freedom (3)
Have you ever found yourself in the position regretting something you weren't picky enough about? Your house? Your job? That expensive piece of clothing? The guy who hears wedding bells after a couple of dates meanwhile you're trying find how to get rid of him in a friendly way? And, have you ever punched a… Continue reading Is it OK to be picky?
Why is the text we type on out computer black but the most common inkt for a pen is blue?
I got this question once at school. Back then I was too much influenced by common sayings and responded immediately with "This should never be the case. A team is supposed to work together". At work I learned quickly that this wasn't the case. There was a team, yes. But once a promotion of the… Continue reading Is there an “I” in Team?
We were out in the nature yesterday. One of the attractions was a lookout point which promised an amazing view over the entire park. However, to get there, you had climb up a quite steady, steep hill. For someone who didn't exercise for 1 year this might be a challenge. Not to mention a warm… Continue reading Was the view worth the climb?
Pictures of our trip so far. We went to Algonquin park in Onotario and hoped to spot moose today. But noooooo, the diva’s didn’t want to come out 😑 Tomorrow another try 💪