Sunday, October 5, 2014

Waar is de chocolade?

Hello people! I know I am supposed to be writing about my exciting life in Amsterdam but sometimes life is not so exciting and adventurous all the time. I guess I have fallen into a routine and to be honest I kind of like having a routine even if that sounds strange to some of you. Obviously, I don't like waking up early every day and Mondays have become again my least favorite day of the week, but on the other hand that's life. Also my Dutch has been improving in one way or another and I finally can understand a bit what is going on around me...until of course they start talking really fast and then I am lost again.

Gladly I have the six year old at home telling me how to improve my pronunciation in Dutch. He is a pretty good teacher actually. I truly believe that learning a language from children can happen a lot faster than normally. Also the two year old has been saying lately "Ik ben superman" (I am superman) so now I also know how to say "Ik ben niet Karoliina, Ik ben superman!". Useful phrases you need to know in everyday life!

Talking about everyday life, it has become some sort of routine for my hostfather to buy chocolate once the kids are in bed. Then he ends up buying three different kinds and we compare which one is the best. Now he keeps giving me chocolate and I don't know what to do with it! No wonder why my clothes feel tighter lately...damn!

As when it comes to chocolate this weekend we had more than enough! We celebrated Joppe's sixth birthday and of course I made a Donald Duck themed chocolate cake...yes, more chocolate!
All the kids where so hyper after eating all this sweet stuff but we had them under control...or at least we tried. As long as all the kids went back home alive and tired that's a good sign of a good party.

Also I noticed that I haven't taken so many pictures while I have been here, so me and Laura went around Amsterdam to take some pictures of the city, which turned out to be a bit of a disaster since there were people everywhere blocking the view. I kind of hate walking in the city center during the weekend because you can barely walk through the crowd...ugh, what a difficult life I have! :P
 My salsa buddy Laura :)
I just can't get enough of the canals!

 I have been trying to take a picture of Iamsterdam without people for a while now but it's pretty hopeless.
 You realize that you have been in a place for a while when you start to see people you know on the street...what a strange feeling! I had that happening a couple of times and I never really thought that would happen in such a big city like Amsterdam.

I have also been starting to feel that autumn is getting closer and closer. To be honest I love autumn, but when I was cycling in the rain yesterday, I realized what I should be expecting for the months to come! Thanks rain for ruining my Saturday night by the way... -_-

Hopefully I will get some sun in Greece next week! Looking forward to go back home and eat some Greek food again :D

Tot snel!


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