Saturday, December 27, 2008

It's Kwistmus!

explanation of the title of this post: that's what my sister said the whooole time


- What time is it? -


- 'It's Kwistmus time!!' -


- With one Bonbon to share with the whooole family! (Just kiddin'...) -


- And then it was time to go back to Amsterdam -


- Goodby boring Ede. It was okay to see you again. But I love my parents who are still living in this lil-nothing-special-to-do-getting-bored-and-getting-violent-very-easily-town and it was good to see them again. -


- Hello Amsterdam. I love you. -

24 comments:

Sarah said...

great post! Nice atmosphere in these photos. The one of the man (who is it?) walking is just seriously awesome!

Rita said...

I don't know if you meant to be funny, but your captions made me laugh the entire time, hahaha "With one Bonbon to share with the whooole family!" You're crazy, hehehe.

And also, I guess it was funny to me because I can relate so well, I mean, I love my family and being with them, but they live in this small-ish town, with barely anything to do, and I'm already thinking "NEW YORK. I. Need. New York. NOW."

Good thing LA is very close, though :P

By the way, I loove the second picture, and yes, the bonbon picture, too! :D

♥ fashion chalet said...

This place is so beautiful. :) Thanks for the song recommendation. Luckily I got an iTunes giftcard and am planning to download lots of new 'tunes! :)

xx

Ausrine said...

I love the picture of the sparkler. Amsterdam is beautiful! I love the fact that you never see a large car/SUV in Europe; it seems much more efficient!

-A

Jack Daniel said...

Aww, thanks all!!

@ Sarah, it's me walking in the middle of the road while I was waiting for the bus. I put the camera on the road and made a picture with a timer. :)

@ Rita, uhm...meant to be funny? Naaaah. :P I'd long for NYC too if I would be living there. I miss the city. I can't imagine actually living there. I'd probably never leave the city. Many Amsterdam people hardly leave this city because you can practically do (and buy) everything here. :)

@ Fashion Chalet: I'm also addicted to 'Sébastian Tellier'!

@ Ausrine: Well, we do have large cars/SUV's over here! Although, I've lived in Sweden and they really LOVE oldtimers. It's insane how many people own an oldtimer over there.

STEFANIE said...

haha, well merry Kwistmus!
I should visit Amsterdam some time, I've never been there!
Oh and you like Sébastien Tellier? Me too! I'm going to a show in February yaaay ^-^

Dominica said...

Can understand that you're always glad to go to the big city again...
I guess A'dam is comparable to Antwerp.
I always feel like an alien when I'm in these little 'dorpjes' - you see the difference in attitude, fashion and the looking at the world and it's problems...

I always like going to A'dam too...I just love the houses and the 'grachten'...

"happie kwistmas"-time to you too ...

Antonia said...

gorgeous pics! hope you had a fabulous xmas!

Renée Sturme said...

die uitspraak is zeker vanwege de 'nieuwe' coca-cola reclame, of niet? ik heb helaas ook elke keer de drang om precies getimed "it's christmas!" te zeggen... die man zegt dat dan ook zo irritant!

was gisteren nog even op de keizersgracht, gezellig :) volgende week zaterdag nog meer huisjes bekijken in amsterdam (niet voor mezelf, ik heb nou geen 700.000, maar daar zijn voelt altijd goed).

Evelyn said...

I love the 2nd one! It's great!!
It's good you can visit your parents sometimes and go back to your lovely city- Amsterdam. I stay with my parents all the time in HK, just find yours life is great to have time in a great and wonderful city in NY and AMS.

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

Je BOKEH skills rocken wel de pan uit he. ;)

Merry Christmas :)

Was vandaag inderdaad fuckin mooie dag, ik was dan ook van plan om fotos van people te gaan schieten. Belt me moeder om 12.00 "Hoi Dennis, we zijn in Amsterdam. VERRASSING".

Daar ging me hele planning dus en de rest van de dag speelde ik gids.

Morgen re-try

Jack Daniel said...

@ The Man: ik weet nou ongeveer hoe je die Bokeh dingen moet krijgen...het lukt niet altijd, maar het heeft in ieder geval te maken met die focus-points. (Niet op automatisch zetten, maar op 1 punt richten...zorgen voor lichtjes op de achtergrond. En drukken maar!) :)

Renée Sturme said...

Dan weet ik dat ook weer :)

SPACESHIP COMMANDER said...

Nice pictures. I hate nothing-special-to-do-getting-bored-and-getting-violent-very-easily-towns though..

Jack Daniel said...

@ Renée...shhh! Alleen voor de Dutchie's onder ons. :P

@ Spaceship commander: my neighbourhood was once a very violent neighbourhood. And our 'the place to be' in the center (just this little square with a few bars) was the first ever in The Netherlands which had camera's hanging all over the place to ease down all the agressive drunken people. It became more peaceful because everyone knew they were being watched. Haha.
But right now, my parents live in a very, very, peaceful neighbourhood with many young kids. :)

jaime said...

LOVE the photography! your pictures are all so amazing and they look so professional :)

Josefin said...

hey, it's me who wanted to know what camera u use!
/josefin

Shini said...

goodness, I'd live in Amsteram if ever I had the choice.. nice photos! :D

leflassh. said...

thanks for the green tea link!!
i love greeen teaa. its my fave.
and yes those other cobra photos were from australia :)

karl's sweet child said...

i miss amsterdam.. have i told you that i used to live in rotterdam and my great great grandmother was from holland.. duhh!

Morgan said...

Amsterdam looks gorgeous. I'd love to go !
What kind of camera do you use ?
I love the quality.

SPACESHIP COMMANDER said...

The DJ had a really nasty attitude.. ugh. Thanks =) I like your blog as well. Just wish I could post more pics on mine, but I just realized Ive lost my camera.

geri said...

i want to be there!

Joanna Goddard said...

oh so beautiful!