Lifestyle

The ultimate winter-is-approaching emergency kit

Once October comes around, my mood seems to disappear together with the sunlight. This happens every year, and I’m very much aware of the fact that I’m so easily affected by the days getting shorter and the weather getting colder. However, being aware of this yearly occurrence doesn’t really keep it from happening. ‘What does?’ […]

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Disability | Studies

“Lily, je hoort hier niet”

Toen ik begon met mijn bachelor Kunstmatige Intelligentie zag ik mezelf leren, groeien en afstuderen. Ik dacht een pad naar een prachtige toekomst te bewandelen en ik verwachtte daar met volle teugen van te genieten. Ik dacht dat ik me welkom en thuis zou voelen in de gebouwen van de universiteit en onbezorgd studie gerelateerde […]

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Travel

Rough seas and rough scenery

Rolling onboard of the ferry in Rotterdam I had no concerns other than hoping my cabin had a window with a nice view, but the seas turned out to be rougher than expected. What was supposed to be a calm and refreshing night en route to Hull, where our road trip adventure through the UK […]

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Disability | Studies

(Rolstoel) Vriendelijkheid van de Universiteit Utrecht

10 September 2018 Universiteit Utrecht Domplein 29 3512 JE Utrecht Aan wie dit leest, Ondanks eerdere onzekerheid of ik verder mocht studeren i.v.m. het niet voldoen aan het gestelde aantal punten voor mijn Bindend Studie Advies, ben ik afgelopen week toch begonnen aan mijn tweede jaar van de Bsc Kunstmatige Intelligentie aan deze mooie universiteit. […]

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Disability | Lifestyle | Travel

The duo takes Pinkpop

As a result of some recent events I’d like to write a word or two about the big Duo Birthday Adventure I experienced with Dewi not so long ago. My little sis turned 18 – aka not so little anymore – last May and for her birthday I gave her a ticket for Pinkpop festival. […]

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Disability | Lifestyle | Studies

One final sprint*

I’m by no means a genius and daily feel like an imposter at the university more than I like to admit. I sit there amongst people that are used to hacking their school library’s computers for fun during breaks, and then there’s me: big smiles and thoroughly proud that I managed to bluff my way […]

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Disability | Lifestyle | Travel

La Différence

I woke up to this view and had café au lait and pain au chocolat as breakfast for the past 3 days. This Saturday I found myself fastened and strapped down in a big white van; the perfect ingredient to a brilliant thriller. Instead of heading to a serial killer’s basement I was heading to the beautiful […]

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Lifestyle

Hypothesis: positivity can be regarded a photon

A couple of days ago I studied the eyes looking back at me in the mirror and decided that the girl on the other side was in serious need of a peptalk. I found a spot in my room with a semi-functioning wifi connection, FaceTimed my best friend in Far Far Away Land, and ordered the desired beverage. Désirée […]

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Lifestyle

What do you want to be when you grow up?

In elementary school you were instantly cool if you had one of these friends-books, which you’d give to your friends to either 1) have them – or rather: their mothers with great handwriting and an arsenal of stickers – fill out for you or 2) never receive back. One of the questions was usually “what do […]

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