Happy Moon cake day..

4 10 2017

Cloudy and rainy, I will not see the moon, but I still got a couple of old delicious moon cakes, 月饼, that must be enough for my own celebration of the day!

Today it is the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节, zhōngqiū jié), or so called Moon Cake festival 🙂

A few years ago I got this nice video from a Chinese Aikido friend:

…and I add the memories from my second year in China, when I could really enjoy the moon (in 2010 it had been quite cloudy and rainy!):

Happy mid-autumn festival

From the top: moon cake 月饼, the moon on Hefei, 中 (中秋=mid-autumn)

中秋节快乐!!
Zhōngqiū jié kuàilè! !

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Thing do not always go as one would hope!

23 01 2017

Thanks to Stefan for the funny link and the great time in Dusseldorf 🙂





Sweet Monday!

31 10 2016

Monday can start in a completely different way when you got a colleague who is baking such great cakes!

sweet monday

peanut cheese cake





44+1- happy Aikido birthday to me!

7 07 2016

Special treat for my birthday yesterday night at Aikido practice at Aikido Amsterdam dojo: I hope it represents the introduction of a tradition developed in Norway.

What better way for Aikido people to celebrate their birthday on the mats receiving Aikido “hugs” in forms of throws and techniques by the fellow aikidokas?

I cannot think of a better way to show Aikido love 🙂

Aikido Amsterdam

Aikido Amsterdam – birthday treat

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A nice Sunday

29 02 2016

Friends, good food, great weather, blue sky, light and shadows and color and contrasts and bike: a real day in Amsterdam life style!

A Sunday in Amsterdam

what a day!

A Sunday in Amsterdam

waiting for the spring

A Sunday in Amsterdam

biking around

A Sunday in Amsterdam

Italian lunch.. hands ready… go!

A Sunday in Amsterdam

sun scares the clouds away

A Sunday in Amsterdam

the corner view





Bohemian kick off!

12 01 2016

An Aiki-brother from my time in Stavanger has set out along his predestined path: music at professional level! Already when I met him, his life was a mix of playing, working in music shops, and Aikido.. and he has always worked in intriguing projects, starting now a new one, with a band called Bohem, who is releasing the first album and start an exciting new adventure!

bass on fire

..and images and sounds are already available for a first great taste…

The Caravan Song:

..but this live session gave me goosebumps, maybe because I know the place where it has been recorded or maybe because it reminded me of many nights spent talking about everything, eating, drinking and enjoying music..

Let it Burn (Live studio session):

 

short tough steps before flying on water

 
(Fantastic picture that gave me great vibes by Damian, the Bearded Butler!)





100 years of beauty

23 12 2015

Video suggested by a beautiful Russian friend.. I have to post it here, as a celebration of beauty and make up!

My favorites: 2010 and 1960 (I had exactly the same hat for the 1960 version.. a pity I don’t find it anymore!!).. 1960 the best! (love the long hairs)

My friend liked best 1920 and 2010.. I admit, 1920 reminded me of her, so I “have to” like it as well 😛