cloud_wolf: rearshot of robin!damian, batgirl!steph and red robin!tim (Default)
(Crossposting this from Dreamwidth as a test. Username is the same.)

Just posting to say that the Clinical Logic people in my uni are idiots. If you want us to make the assignment on your site and hand it in, you should send us messages so we know it's there.

Anyway, busy few days. A run down:
  • April 31 was Queen's day which turned out to be a disaster (Warning, don't watch if you don't want to see people, well, dying). Basically, some man wanted to hit the bus with the royal family (he didn't) and hit a few people watching the parade. Nobody really knows why he did it because he died. A mystery. Almost all the planned parties have been cancelled except the one in Amsterdam because it would've been impossible. In the meanwhile, lots of mourning and panicking has been going on for the seven people who died. I don't think that's going to stop soon.

  • And May 1 was Labour Day so my parents went to Amsterdam for the annual party/protest/thingy. Workers of the world unite!

  • Oh, and today it's May 4, which is the day of Remembrance of the Dead on which Dutch people remember all the Dutch victims of the second World War (and of wars and peacekeeping missions after). Around 8 'o clock everyone is silent for 2 minutes. It's supposed to be a free day, but apparently uni students don't count. :|

  • And tomorrow it's May 5, which is Liberation Day on which we celebrate the fact that we're, well, free (liberation of Nazi Germany). National holiday. Huge festivals throughout the country. Did I mention that I have to stay in uni until half past seven? Why yes, I am bitter. >:(

  • P.S. LOL, Berlusconi. This is what you get when you play sugardaddy and let some 18 year old model call you "papi".
    cloud_wolf: rearshot of robin!damian, batgirl!steph and red robin!tim (kate bush)
    Christmas holidays are obvious over and this means that the orchestra compositions for the next season are revealed. And it's so awesome: Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.
    Some reasons why:
    2) Romeo and Juliet! I looove this play and I love how Prokofiev puts all the drama in his music. I know, I know, it's overrated but I don't love it because it's a lovestory (though I love the Knights of Summer theme this play has) but because of the drama. Mercutio, Tybalt, the sense of loss, etc.
    3) I actually learned something: It's a violine solo (plural is violini soli?) because violin is masculine in Italian. But it's a viola sola (plural is viole sole?) because viola is feminine. I personally think this is awesome. And not just because we violas are finally getting a damn solo.

    I mean, who DOESN'T know the Dance of the Knights (Montagues and Capulets)? (famous part starts at 1:35) It isn't the signature tune for the Soviet Era for nothing. And the other acts in the suites are really beautiful too, but you can only find the Dance of the Knights on YouTube :/

    But! I'm also sad we're not doing number 7: The Death of Tybalt (awesome dramatic PWNAGE starts around 2:34) No seriously, this is music worthy of Tybalt. Nobody does cello and copper like the Russians.

    Also, I really like the fact that the Netherlands is in a iceskating mania right now. Really, it's awesome to have a lot of actual natural ice (Last time was 1997! Dude!). But the cold isn't helping my cold. Still, ice skating :D

    LOL Belgium

    Oct. 4th, 2008 06:31 pm
    cloud_wolf: rearshot of robin!damian, batgirl!steph and red robin!tim (watchmen)
    So, you probably don't know this but there's a lot of shit going down in the Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg). Basically the Belgians are all very angry about the fact that the Dutch government bought up all the Dutch Fortis assets to get Fortis out of trouble (Fortis is Belgium's pride bank, it got into a lot of trouble because they overdid themselves buying the biggest Dutch bank. And now there's all this with the recession.). All the Dutchies are gleeful. So this has pretty much developed into Dutch-Belgian pissing contest number 134252. And I know this is facetious but I can't help but LOL. You should see some of the headlines ("Great Belgian Bank Dead!" "The Dutch cheekily take over Fortis!")
    Oh Belgium, I think there are some other things you should worry about (Seriously, almost two years and still no coalition? Geez). Me and my dad have a bet about how long it'll take till it splits into Flanders and Wallonia. Let me tell you, we're not optimistic.

    Cut for that one meme. Tagged by deeplyunhip )
    cloud_wolf: rearshot of robin!damian, batgirl!steph and red robin!tim (Default)
    You people might or might not have heard about the Eurovision Song festival. It's an absolutely camptastic songcontest where each European country (except Italy, the smart bastards) send a music act to represent their country. I've been watching it since I was seven years old (My first was the last time Britain actually won/got high scores, LOL. ETA: OMG I just discovered it was Katrina and the Waves! Awesome!) and it's rather noticable to EVERYONE that the music sucks more than ever (so so badly, yet I keep on watching. It's like a trainwreck. Some examples: The horror that was Azerbaijan last year (It's an angel and a devil singing in a highpitched voice). W00t, I mean, just look at that. Spain was pretty lulzy, but so bad And if you want just plain bad without lulz here's Germany.)

    Which is why I liked the fact that Anouk, a Dutch singer of great reknown, decided she might give it a try. This is Anouk with my favourite song, Nobody's Wife:

    Not bad, eh?
    Western European countries have been complaining that OMG the Eastcommies have been cheating by voting on each other, and that's why countries like Great Britain, The Netherlands and Germany always lose. Yeah right, IF THIS IS WHAT'S GOING TO COME WE FUCKING DESERVE IT *headdesk*: Meet the horror that is Toppers in Concert, our contestant.

    It's going to be delicious to see them get zero point (though they'll probably scrounge some points together for their ginormous shows). I wonder what horrors other countries will cook up for us.
    cloud_wolf: rearshot of robin!damian, batgirl!steph and red robin!tim (daniel the new dream)
    My personality type: the reliable realist

    Am I surprised? Not really. I used to think that me and my parents were really idealistic (because of, y'know, them being pinkocommies) but then I realised that it's just what we want in theory. We know what to expect in real life.

    Also. Eurosoccer. Ahahaha! So the Netherlands-Italy ended up in 3-0 (WTF?) and now, seriously the whole of Rotterdam is just happy. Like, really really happy. (It helps that the sun is shining). And ORANGE OMG. Seriously, all the streets are decked in so much orange, it hurts the eyes. O_O

    Also, Netherlands-France is on my birthday. Woe. Now I'm sure nobody is going to remember it. :(

    Edit: So now we can't even send money to Iran. Jesus, it's for my grandmother's rent, not for some terrorist. And plz, stupid bank, if you're not doing any deals with Iranian banks (and haven't done so in two years), at least have the smarts to put it on your site. Grah!


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