Highlights of March

11 Highlights of March

March was a pretty special month. It was the month where I celebrated my “official 1 year anniversary in America” (I arrived on the 3d of March in 2015) and where we applied for an H1B visum so I can stay in the States. It also came with quite some insecurities…   1. Getting to  know the inside of a computer…

Gluten free banana bread (easy & low in sugar)

So this one day I found 3 overripe bananas in the office. I was just on a gluten free quest and had bought gluten free flour, so I felt like a winner when I discovered this recipe that hardly has sugar in it. However the mixture based on the original recipe turned out way too moist, so I started adding…

Done is better than perfect

The fear of posting this

I slid my phone over to Laurence, sitting across of me on a train. On the screen was the post about the sudden death of my grandmother. She carefully carved out 3 minutes of her trip to California to read it. Her fingers swiped down on the little screen. After those minutes she looked at me with tears in her eyes. One of…

Never wait

Never wait. Dedication to my grandmother.

My grandmother died an hour ago. She passed away in the hospital, while I was arranging flying to Belgium to see her a last time before it was too late. I guess that’s life’s way of saying ‘never wait’. My grandmother was 87 and had a good life, but boy how I wished I could have had that last glass of port…

15 highlights of december

15 Highlights of December

1. Receiving my first birth card from a Belgian friend My first friend close to me got a baby boy and sent me a birth card all the way to San francisco. I was touched to finally receive my first birth card. 2. Little splurge in buying winter coats because it was 7 degrees one day One day it was 7…

How are you doing?

Why I love ‘How Are You Doing?’

“How are you doing?” I am fond of this question. From the door (wo)man to the supermarket employee to the Lyft driver to the random person waiting at the same red light. No matter who’s asking, I absolutely love this question. But some people believe that no one answers that question honestly no one listens to or cares about the answer and therefor ‘How are you…

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