Short Animation Movies – The Animated Five, #1

I love watching short animation movies. They are entertaining and perfect if you don’t have much time. Besides that, they are lovely and very creative, and often have a hidden message. I really appreciate the work and effort artists have put in those movies to tell their stories. Since I really love and admire animated art work I’m planning to share weekly 5 short animation movies you definitely should watch! I will do this for the coming 10 weeks. The past week I have watched 5 great short animation movies I really enjoyed and want to share them with you, enjoy!

The Present

A Tale of Momentum & Inertia

Blind Spot

Minions – Illumination

Lily And The Snowman

Please leave a comment and let me know which movie is your favorite. Feel free to share your favorite animation movies.

Cheers!

10 of the most awesome cinemas in the world

As some of you know I’m a big movie fan, I really love and enjoy watching movies. Most cinemas however are quite standard, only a select few are really able to give you this unique and unforgettable experience! So here is my top 10 list of the most awesome cinemas in the world!

#1 Hot Tube Cinema, London

Hot Tube Cinema, London

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How ‘cool’ is this, watching a good movie in a hot tube!

#2 Rooftop Cinema, Melbourne, Australia

Rooftop Cinema, Melbourne, Australia

rooftopcinema.com.au

Watching movies on a rooftop with your friends, how awesome is that!

#3 Sci-fi Dine-in Theater, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Just wow, I really would love to watch movies in this drive-in themed cinema!

#4 Nokia Ultra Screen, Bangkok, Thailand

Nokia Ultra Screen, Bangkok, Thailand

Nokia Ultra Screen, Bangkok, Thailand

Definitely want to go this cinema some day! They have free snacks AND you can get a foot massage.

#5 Cine de Chef, Seoul, Korea

Cine de Chef, Seoul, Korea

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I would like to go to this cinema some day! It’s a luxury cinema where you can first have your dinner and afterwards relax watching a movie.

#6 Blitz Megaplex, Jakarta, Indonesia

Blitz Megaplex, Jakarta, Indonesia

Blitz Megaplex, Jakarta, Indonesia

I went to this cinema with my girlfriend. We went to the one inside Grand Indonesia. It was an amazing and romantic experience, I can really recommend anyone!

#7 Electric Cinema, London, England

Electric Cinema with double beds

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Beautiful styled cinema with beds located in the front. I would love to go here!

#8 Tuschinski Amsterdam

Tuschinski Amsterdam

I went to this cinema several times, it’s a beautiful Art Deco cinema. They play the latest movies and the theater is located in the center of Amsterdam.

#9 Urania National Film Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

Beautiful cinema and location for watching a movie with your date.

#10 Ugc De Brouckere Grand Eldorado, Brussels, Belgium

UGC de Brouckere Grand Eldorado, Brussels, Belgium

Ugc De Brouckere Grand Eldorado, Brussels, Belgium

I lived in Belgium for about two years, I can’t believe I have missed this cinema!

I hope you enjoyed my list! Some of the cinemas I haven’t visited yet, they are still on my wishlist. If you have any suggestions please let me know!

Cheers!

Top 20 Similar Dutch Words Used In Bahasa Indonesia

Selamat datang!

Some now and then when I talk with my Indonesian girlfriend (Maria) we discover some new words that are similar in both languages. Initially, we react surprised but at the same time we enjoy those special moments since they, despite our long-distance-relationship, make us feel even more connected. Let me share our top 20 of words we have discovered so far.

Top 20 loan words (Dutch-Bahasa Indonesia-Meaning)

  1. Bank – Bank – Bank
  2. Bioscoop – Bioskop – Cinema
  3. Politie – Polisi – Police
  4. Pienter/intelligent – Pienter – Intelligent
  5. Boek – Buku – Book
  6. Dokter – dokter – Doctor
  7. Hallo – Halo – Hello
  8. Kost (More a Belgian word) – Kos – Room rental
  9. Lamp – Lampu – Lamp
  10. Gratis – Gratis – Free
  11. Motorfiets – Motor – Motor
  12. Oom – Om – Uncle
  13. Oma – Oma – Grandma
  14. Oranje – Oranye – Orange
  15. Rok – Rok – Skirt
  16. Roken – Rokok – Smoking
  17. Seks – Seks – Sex
  18. Sinterklaas – Sinterklas* – Santa Claus
  19. Thee – Teh – Tea
  20. Visie – Visi – Vision

* I didn’t expect that they have this word in Indonesia, since they don’t really celebrate Sinterklaas in Indonesia (please correct me if I’m wrong).

There are plenty more loanwords, for those who are interested you can find them here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_loanwords_in_Indonesian#From_Dutch.

Please let me know what your favorite loanword is. Just let me know if you think a special word is missing. Also feel free to share more interesting similarities between Indonesia and the Netherlands.

Dadah!

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Becoming more active in blogging

Hi there,

Welcome on my blog! After a long time I decided it’s time to become more active again. I haven’t been active for a while. Over the past years many things have changed and I gained many interesting experiences. I think that as a person I have definitely grown, yet there is still room for more growth!

Growing seed

Recently I noticed something interesting. When I talk to my friends they are all happy to listen to my stories, advice, feedback and experiences. In return I love hearing their experiences and stories. A couple of months ago one of my close friends suggested me to start writing more about my life, my interest in cultures, food and travel. Back then I didn’t realize it yet, but she was actually nourishing one of my seeds that was growing in my subconscious mind. For privacy reasons I’m not going to mention her name, but basically she told me indirectly what my close friends were telling me:

“Please share more about your life!”

Fast forward

The past weeks I have been listening to inspiring podcasts like Michael Hyatt and John Corcoran. In one of the podcasts Michael was persisting that anyone who wants to be a leader and inspire others that you should become an active blogger. You have to lead by example. This really resonated with me. I was already being active on twitter, but haven’t been active in blogging yet. In addition to being inspired by podcasts, my girlfriend suggested me to write something on my blog.

So here I am!

Great, I know I want to blog, but what should I share? I am thinking about posting every one or two weeks about the following topics:

  • Travel in Europe and Asia
  • Weekly summaries of my favorite links I shared on twitter
  • Food
  • Health
  • Cultures
  • Music with beautiful lyrics
  • Long distance relationship experiences and tips
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Online courses
  • Coding tips and tutorials
  • Etc..

Please let me know if you think there is a topic missing. With my blog posts I really hope to inspire and help others. If you are interested feel free to connect with me on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Cheers!

Your life is a gift. Now go make it count!

DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Hello! The Sky People have sent us a message… that they can take whatever they want.
That no one can stop them.

Well, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People… that they caWell, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People… that they cnnot take whatever they want! And that this… this is our land!

“My commute is extremely short. Just 20 steps across the apartment to my office overlooking Butler St. Sometimes when I’m feeling fancy, I’ll walk 2 blocks down the street for coffee first. Either way, it’s very convenient.”
John Doe – Someone famous in Source Title

Feels good to be right all the time.

Feels good to be right all the time.

You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People… that they caWell, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come.

Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them!

  • You fly now, with me;
  • My brothers! Sisters;
  • And we will show the Sky People.;
  • That they cnnot take whatever they want.

You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People… that they caWell, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come.

GIRL DOLOR SIT AMET

Hello! The Sky People have sent us a message… that they can take whatever they want.
That no one can stop them.

Well, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People… that they caWell, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People… that they cnnot take whatever they want! And that this… this is our land!

HOW IPSUM PROJECT

Hello! The Sky People have sent us a message… that they can take whatever they want.
That no one can stop them.

Well, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People… that they caWell, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People… that they cnnot take whatever they want! And that this… this is our land!

“My commute is extremely short. Just 20 steps across the apartment to my office overlooking Butler St. Sometimes when I’m feeling fancy, I’ll walk 2 blocks down the street for coffee first. Either way, it’s very convenient.”

URBAN IPSUM PROJECT WEB DOLOR SIT AMET

You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People… that they caWell, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come.

Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them!

  • You fly now, with me;
  • My brothers! Sisters;
  • And we will show the Sky People.;
  • That they cnnot take whatever they want.

You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People… that they caWell, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come.