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Blog: How I met your mother
When I met the mom of my roommate from Panama I offered her my hand to shake, but she unexpectedly hugged and squeezed me, placing a big kiss on both my cheeks. Then she took tons ...
Blog: You reap what you sow
The statue of De Zaaier should be standing in front of the Forum, and replace that ridiculous bling-bling-stainless-steel-McDonalds-type W.
Blog: An open letter to the chairman/woman
Here's a sentence no student ever said: ‘I really want a desk job, so I can sit on my arse all day long.’
Blog: Small is Beautiful
When I first came to Wageningen, I was impressed to say the least. The Forum, a spectacular piece of architecture, plenty of well-functioning computers, modern lecture rooms and ve...
'It's great that Wageningen is so international, but people do not integrate.' It’s a common complaint isn’t it? The Greek stick together like the 300 at the Thermopylae, the Spani...
Blog: Getting to San Marco Square
Venice has been the setting of some of the best New Year’s Eves of my life. Every time my friends and I promise ourselves will be on San Marco square at midnight, together with tho...
Blog: Your own award
Yeah, the world is unfair, but it is great to have a small incentive for teachers to take time off from the hard knock life, the publish-or-perish, and share knowledge in an outsta...
Blog: Pointless acts of rebelliousness
I’d love to tell you some of the cross cultural gossip I overheard last night, but I promised my floor mates not to relay their stories about sex in this blog. I shall keep my prom...
Blog: Paint it over
‘You should paint your bike over. How about a zebra pattern?’ remarks a Dutch friend, pointing at my black old-fashioned ‘grandma bike’. ‘Why?’ I inquire. He explains with flawless...
Aid and trade go hand in hand
Do trade projects help increase food security? In the case of the Kenyan potato industry, the answer may be yes.