Culture Shock. part 1

Transition I can’t deny it anymore. Within 10 days we move out of Qatar to the Netherlands. 
We’re in transition mode; The household is being divided in; what’s going to ‘suit case’, ‘freight container’ and ‘what to be sold’; The heart is out of the house, it’s not a home anymore; Everybody is agitated and … More Culture Shock. part 1

Souq

  Yesterday we were on the souq. (The souq is a traditional version of a shopping mall or a market hall.) In ‘our’ souq we’ve got a ‘pet’ section. “And oh my heart broke”. The way these poor birds and animals are being treated; In the heat, in to small cages, animals which aren’t pets or … More Souq

Dutch elections

Last week the Dutch (people from the Netherlands) elected their parlement. Being Dutch, I hardly dared to look at the outcome the next day. I was so afraid for the shock in case one of the right winged parties would have won; Like the shock of Brexit, like the shock of Trump. The shock that … More Dutch elections

Trust

Last week I wrote about fear. But writing about fear made me realise that fear also has got everything to do with trust. Fear is a lack of trust; a trust that ‘it will be alright’. In many ways I’m very privileged; I come from a society where I can trust the health system, police … More Trust

American elections Don’t click away; this is maybe the most intercultural Feel Good blog I wrote.

American elections I never thought I’m going to write something about politics, elections, let alone the american elections. But from a multi cultural point of view I’m almost obliged to write something about the outcome of the American elections.
 Truth is, I was shocked. But why was I so shocked? First of all, I believe … More American elections Don’t click away; this is maybe the most intercultural Feel Good blog I wrote.