WhatisAngieuptoMondays: I had quite a productive weekend.

Hello, new readers and readers who have stuck around with me for some time until now, good evening and welcome. How was your weekend? Was your weekend as productive as mine? Honestly, my weekend has been quite productive if I do say so myself. More  productive than it has ever been in a long time. Not to mention, I am now working as an au pair (YAY!) and after that job I had to travel by train to attend volleyball practice on late Friday afternoon in preparation for the sports day occurring the next day.

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A North Sea Round Town Festival Performance by Vangelis Sopamena!

Hey y’all! Is everyone doing alright? The weather has been great lately especially considering how indecisiveness Dutch weather can be sometimes. 🙂

Anyway, Thursday evening I attended the performance of my good singer/ songwriter friend, Vangelis Sopamena, in the chillest and most relaxed lounge I have ever been in. The performance was in line with North Sea Round Town Festival that I briefly mentioned in one of my previous blog post (Exploring Rotterdam on a Lazy Sunday Afternoon) that has been taking place for the past few weeks in Rotterdam. Continue reading

Exploring Rotterdam on a lazy Sunday afternoon

Hello everyone! 😀 Did you all have a nice Sunday? I sure did!

Sunday afternoon I had a great time spending with my good singer/ song writer friend of mine, Vangelis (please visit and like his Facebook page to give him some love) in the city of Rotterdam. We met up at the Central Station and walked to a fancy looking restaurant, La Buvette, where live music was being performed by a promising Dutch Jazz singer/ song writer Maya Christina accompanied with her band. The atmosphere was really relaxing and cozy and the music that played was quite enjoyable. We ordered a little lunch and took some pictures and just enjoyed the comfy restaurant atmosphere.

Furthermore, (unknown to me) the jazz performance was a performance done for the North Sea Round Town that is currently going on in Rotterdam. This is an event that will be occurring this and next week where musicians will be performing for free around Rotterdam until the final night where popular musicians/ singers from all over the world (I think) will be attending. And of course that particular night must be paid for by the attendees. Or so I was told. I do not know anything about it, so I cannot really go much in detail about it…

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We later walked around and my friend took me to see The Markthal that I have personally never heard of but apparently it is quite a popular building. Which rock have I been living under, lol… The Markethal was quite a huge building  with nice art of fruit and vegetables drawn on the ceiling. It was a type of market venue that had a variety of restaurants and shops inside. It was quite impressive. I do not think I have seen anything like it. Once inside my friend showed me around the building and we went into a restaurant to sip on some nice coconut cendol as we watched people walk below us and chatted away. It was a nice experience.

Anyway, I just wanted to share a little something about myself since I do not do this so often. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to also show me some love by liking and following me on my social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus). Take care!

 

 

 

The girl who wanted to be white…

Hey there. It’s finally Friday (well almost early Saturday morning)! Hurray! Well, anyway… Though the year had just started is pretty much already mid-February. Time flies! No kidding. Before we turn around and blink it will be the end of the year again. Gosh!

Anyway, I can imagine that almost everyone knows that the month of February is Black History Month, right?  Today is my Writing Related Fridays and I wanted to share a poem to commemorate that, although it ends somewhat sadly. I believe it also resonates well with my post from yesterday where I wrote that black people should also be proud of their blackness. You have nothing to be ashamed about. You were (and all humans were) made beautifully regardless of what anyone else says and we should stand proud. Continue reading

Breastfeeding vs. Being Sexy in Public

Goede Avond iedereen, good evening everyone! How has your week been so far? I do hope fine. Well, today is another Wednesday and therefore means another opinionated post.

Anyway, I came across a video while scrolling down on my news feed on Facebook. In this video a social experiment done with regards to women breastfeeding verses a women dressing scantly and revealing some boob. Who would have thought that the simple act of breast feeding could get so many people riled up compared to dressing scantily? It is so ridiculous  that I have to laugh at how dumb some people are. Take a look at the video below. Continue reading