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R.i.P Raja

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

02-01-2010, a few weeks short of becoming 16 years:
The cat that could meow on command, usually only when hungry.

Behold, one unique movie capture (none other in the world exists, You can’t hear my giving the command, as it’s 5 percent audio and 95 percent facial cue.):

Whawt ?

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Yesterday I wrote a complaint about the irritating radio commercial from Yacht, where I explained that besides the obvious reasons, my main reason was how they made up their own pronunciation of their own freakin’ name. With the obvious English “a Randstad company” byline, they’re trying to emphasize an international image, but why the hell don’t you pronounce it in proper English ? (\’yät\ instead of \’yo:t\)
Now, I don’t mind a company making a fool out of itself, it’s just that now some kids might think they’ve learned a new word, and will be using the wrong pronunciation for the rest of their lives.

Here’s their response:

Geachte heer, mevrouw,

Gisteravond ontvingen wij uw e-mail. Er ontbreekt een telefoonnummer, zodat we geen persoonlijk contact met u kunnen opnemen.
Uit uw bericht maak ik op dat u moeite heeft met hoe het woord Yacht in de commercial wordt uitgesproken. Wij hebben hier meerdere reacties op gekregen en zullen hier nog meer aandacht aan besteden bij het opnemen van volgende commercials.

Mocht u nog vragen of opmerkingen hebben dan kunt u uiteraard contact met ons opnemen.

Met vriendelijke groet

Manager Marketing & Communicatie

Yacht Group Nederland


Friday, August 13th, 2010

If I were them (they even have a website since 1996), I would’ve sued Apple without a blink of an eye.


Free and “Free”

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Lots of free and “free” software and games to be found on the Android market.

Google Ads

I don’t mind though, if you want this Android phone from me, your only chance is still to pry out of my rigor mortis cold dead hands.


Sunday, July 11th, 2010

This is how ice tea looks like after an hour in the freezer. Bet you couldn’t have predicted that…

ice tea


Saturday, July 10th, 2010

This is the biggest most badass Dutch flag I’ve ever seen.

Dutch flag

Probably means we’re gonna be World Champion !

Fighting back

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Here are my current stats, after a week of vacation, I’m working hard to be on my way back into the resp. 1, 1.5 and 3 percentile ranks.
css stats


Thursday, June 17th, 2010


Who what where ?

Off I go…

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

No more ash spewing Eyjafllalalala volcano, and Bangkok (my overlay) is quiet too (or every was has been beat to death and there’s no one to report it back to the world), so my flight tonight is safe !
So Taipei, here I come …
…straight into the annual rain season.

Wrong mix

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Tropicana also released a limited summer edition juice, in the flavor Orange/Watermelon. I like most fruit juices, as long as they taste sweet and fruity, but this particular mix, is quite ew eew eeew. It’s a watery non-sweet non-fruity stale drink. Maybe they used the wrong watermelons, or the choice of watermelon is to blame in the first place, in any case, avoid this at all cost.

To Yum or not to Yum

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

The Summer is upon us, and what better way to spend it stuffing your stomach full of new yummy goodness. Here are a few new things to try:

Lay’s Pepperoni Limited Edition:
I think this one is from the user suggested flavor contest. It’s a nice idea, the scent when opening the package and the first few bites do indeed remind of a shallow Pepperoni flavor, but ultimately, it just tastes some kinda salty. Not too special, so it’s okay it’s just a limited edition.

Lay’s Honey Mustard Limited Edition:
Another new flavor mix, and there’s a slight mustard hint in some bites. The honey part is harder to find. But even then, it’s not that great a mix, and tastes more like chemicals than real mustard. A big misser here.

Lay’s Sensations Mexican Peppers & Cream:
Actually tastes likes normal Paprika. The flavor only comes up in some bites, but it’s nothing too special.

Magnum Essense:
Not sure if it’s really new, but it’s just an ice cream bar, with plain ol’ ice cream and an extra middle bar of chocolate. It doesn’t stack up to the Magnum Classic, as that has better chocolate and real vanilla ice cream.

Magnum Gold:
Not a gold medal winner, as the outside gold, is just white chocolate (not really chocolate to begin with, imho), and the inside is plain ice cream with only a bit of caramel swirls. It’s sweat, but it lacks depth.

Ola Cornetto Engima Chocolate:

What always seems an impossibility, Ola finally got the idea we’ve all been waiting for. Ice cream cone where the flavor goes all the inside and way down. This chocolate flavor though, it’s the sugar kinda, and not that chocolaty. The nuts on top aren’t crunchy either. It’s a miss here, can’t recommend it over a “normal” Cornetto.


Ola Cornetto Engima Raspberry:
Finally a winner, marred by the fact that the raspberry sauce is probably authentic, but too badly, not filtered. You will have to swallow the small raspberry pits all the way through. But the crunchy sweetness and full fruity flavor makes this one the addictive snack for this summer.

Strange day

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Here I’m up all night waiting to see any planes coming in for a landing at Frankfurt Airport, on a normal Saturday morning. Where the hell are they ?

Frankfurt Airport

So after some more waiting, off to make some other pics.


The blue balloon asks “Why not”. Well, how about “because it’s freakin’ ugly!”???

totally full

And then off to home with a car filled from bottom to top (extra passengers, extra luggage), as I didn’t expect to bring anything back (as it was supposed to be a normal drop-off).

So, next available seats back to Taipei, Saturday. Thank you Iceland !


Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Who’s the funny pants who needed to remind me about this ?

Half Aygo


Friday, November 27th, 2009

Is it blasphemy if I win this match ?
Hawaii shirt or not, I somehow recognize this dude!



Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Why is it so hard these days, even for the bigger brands, to make comfortable clothing ? Today I had to remove not one, not two, but three prickly labels from a Levi’s shirt.

Levi shirt

If wasn’t for my newly razor-sharp reordered Victorinox knife and my surgical skills, I might have damaged the shirt. Is it really that hard to make soft fabric labels ?