Favourite football songs | Part one

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Football is a lifestyle. It’s not just a game of 90 minutes. It’s about passion and devotion. It’s about heroes and tribes. Loyalty, commitment and faith. That’s what football is all about in my opinion and music is an integral part of it. In this series I want to talk about the best football songs (in my opinion) and why I think they are amazing. Here are the first five Continue reading

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Classics: Dial M for Murder (1954)

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I love watching films and I’m always keen to discover new films. But the notion of discovering new films usually is connected to film who have been filmed recently, but that’s not really what I mean. I also love to discover films from the past, the so-called classics. One of my favourites is Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder. This post may contain spoilers, so y’know. Continue reading

Quality times with coffee

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Sometimes I feel like the world is so fast paced, that I’m being lived rather than living my life. I think it’s quite important to regularly have some time to reflect on our lives and have some quality time with our loved ones. Recently I’ve been subject to the importance of such quality time and I’m starting to appreciate that more and more. Well let me rephrase that. I’m always appreciative of quality time, but now I’ve started to appreciate coffee more. It makes it better. Continue reading

Why When we were kings (1996) is such a good documentary

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My dad, my uncles and other male figures of previous generations always talked about seeing the boxing in the sixties and seventies. Getting up early in the morning to see the fights in the US. I never understood, because boxing nowadays doesn’t appeal to me. But then I saw the documentary When We Were Kings (1996) and I’m not going to lie, it was very emotional. I was emotional.  Continue reading

The wonderful world of Descartes

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When I was 14 years old, I was sitting in a classroom listening to some teacher rambling on a Dutch past tense and somethign rather interesting caught my eye. There was this big poster saying “Corgito ergo sum”. I knew a little latin, but my attention was moslty caught by football at that time. Let’s be honest, it still is. It was a quote by the philosopher Rene Descartes and I knew nothing about the man, except that he sounds like someone who would make cards. 10 years later I would be confronted with the blessing that’s called philosophy and I finally got to know Descartes.  Continue reading