woensdag 29 september 2010


Before you start thinking that I put some strange gibberish in my blog-title, let me explain what it means. NaNoWriMo means National Novel Writing Month. This is every year in November, allthough it is not exactly national; people all over the world know it and do it. In this month, in exactly 30 days, people try to write a novel of at least 50,000 words.
Some months ago I heard of NaNoWriMo, and I was really attracted to the idea, allthough I doubted I could write a novel in such a short period. This week I decided to try at least - I wanted to be writer since I was a child, and I noticed the last years I really need something to help my motivation. So I won't have much time to read and such in the month November, but it might be well to do. And great to do, since it is a good way to meet people; once a week the novel-writing people meet to write together.

zondag 26 september 2010

Letter to Clarissa

Dear Clarissa,

Yesterday I have been to the 'lappenmarkt' in Utrecht with my sister and mother. In the morning it was a fine day indeed, however, it was rather cold, and later it has rained several times. Off course I had forgotten my coat, so I was soaking wet when I came home. The pieces of cloth I bought are very nice. I will use the pink ones to make cushions for my fiancé's house, then it will look a little more comfortable. I'm not sure what to make with the rest of it yet, I would like to make a nice purse which I saw on the internet last friday. I am not sure about that yet, for I cannot sew very well on the sewing machine, and am not sure if it might be too difficult for the moment. Perhaps I should start to practise with something more easy.

Yours faithfully,


vrijdag 24 september 2010

Friday 24th September 2010

This morning I woke early, with the plan to walk to the bus at 9.45 am. I had to be at school at 10.30 am. At once it struck me that I should leave half an hour sooner to be there in time, which was not possible anymore. Luckily I got a lift, and was here before the start of the lesson.

In a minute I will work on an editorial essay for the subject 'Muckraking Media'. It is astonishing to notice, attending this subject, how media is designed to influence the people. Just last week we learned how movies and series are shown on the televion in order to get us watching while the commercials are broadcasted (no one would watch when there'd be only commercials, except the people who already watch the tellsell time). Or: did you know, while in Europe every media was sceptic about the proof that Iraq had mass-weapons, the US media all praised the strong evidence, telling that nothing could debunk it, and that war was inevitable because of these mass weapons?

I have to go and do some work by now. Have a nice day, and thank you for reading my first blog-post.