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My ex- favorite pizza

<b>My ex- favorite pizza</b><p>Crispy bottom, soft mozzarella, spicy gorgonzola, sweet pear. This pizza truly is a feast. Since the discovery of the Contadina at my local pizzeria, the rest of the menu has become irrelevant. I recommend the Contadina wholeheartedly to others and they also become addicted. Yes, this definitely is my favorite pizza. Once seated at the table I would immediately order: La Contadina.<p>I’m guessing pizza for many people is in their top 10, maybe top 5 favorite things to eat. One …

Am I a stubborn monkey!?

“What! eight, that’s really too much”<br>“Bananas are healthy”<br>“Sure, one maybe, but not that many, too much sugars.”<br>“Healthy sugars. Some people eat around thirty a day!”<p>With horror she looked at my banana stash. On a good day about 5 to 6 bunches. A necessity. For a continuous supply of brown speckled, super sweet bananas, you have to buy them in time to let them ripen some more from what the supermarket considers ripe.<p><b>Fruit eaters</b><p>When I discovered fruit eaters like Freelee, Kristina en Megan I …

About art

“Live!: A History of Art for Artists, Animators and Gamers” (and everybody else) is an offering from the Californian Institute of Arts on Coursera. It started the end of February and I’m enjoying it more and more.<p>One of the topics on visueye is ‘art’ and so the first sketchbook assignment put me to work straight away and asked: what is art? What is it to you and how do you feel the world looks at art?<p><b>With ease or a struggle</b><p>To be frank, I still need to think about the definition. Or maybe it’s …

Philomena

<b>Philomena</b><p>The thoughts I’d like to share after watching the movie are about the workings of chance encounters, the dilemma of secrets, the weak and stupid and the power of forgiving.<p><b>Chances and dilemmas</b><p>Martin meets the daughter of Philomena at a party. A chance encounter that leads Martin to postpone the idea of writing about Russian literature and instead help search and write about Philomena’s quest. Without knowing, Martin has met Philomena’s son years before and through the few memories he …

About movies

I have always loved movies.<p>Even if the acting is shallow, the screenplay predictable and the scenography boring, I watch till the end. There’s always some entertainment value. Most of all I guess I just love stepping into the story as an observer, empathizing with one or more of the characters, imagining what it would be like and many times just grateful I’m not in their shoes!<p>On this blog I want to share the movies I’ve watched. Today I saw Philomena and found it difficult to write something …

Growing pains

Growing hurts! Just as we wrapped up the session, my coach summarized what I was feeling and experiencing .. because of .. growth.<p><b>To please or disappoint</b><p>Three weeks had past and I didn’t fulfill the assignment she left me with. Right from the start, it felt wrong. I didn’t say anything at the time, because I also thought it would work out. I had made an agreement with somebody, my coach, surely that would count for something.<p>Wauw!, just writing this down made me realize how much I depend on the …