Movies, again

A few years ago, I tried to watch some movies. I failed. Now I’m trying again. I’ve got about 70 to go. First up, The Matrix (and watching the entire trilogy, as per my first goal.) I’m also aiming to read 100 books this year. And sleep at some point. We shall see.

The Word Expat

“How do you describe yourself – an expat, lovepat, immigrant, international etc ?” It’s one of the questions on the Dutch News’ 10 Questions interview. It’s also a question I occasionally get asked. Expat, short for expatriate, has a long and sometimes problematic history. The word comes from the Latin terms ex (“out of”) and … [Read more…]

Hickey

I have a confession. I have a hickey. Actually I have several hickies. I don’t know how this happened. Ok, I know exactly how this happened and I enjoyed every minute of it. But, as I stared into the mirror and was overcome by a mixture of horror and shame, I wondered why hickies are … [Read more…]