“Well, well, well.  Soooo, you’ve discovered Jenga have ye?  You crazy kids today, with your video games and your FIFA 2008.  Why don’t you get off your lazy behinds and play some real games, like Bingo or Blind Man’s Bluff.  If you wanna stack wood, why don’t cha go play in the forest and get Grandpa some firewood eh?  Lazy, the lotta ya!  Wikipedia says that it is a game of physical and mental skill ya say?  I’ll give you a damn good wikipediaing!  Get back here!”*

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With a hippie vibe and an endless assortment of satay, curry, coffee, and churros, we wandered the depths of Oosterpark as the celebration which was the Amsterdam Roots FestivalRead the rest of this entry »

Hakima (Whiplash)

May 31, 2010

A sign posted on a brick wall searching for Hakima near Noordermarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Hakima (Whiplash), please, contact Carlos urgently.

I’ve been looking for you every possible way.  I left a note with my contact details in the place where we met.

There hasn’t been a single day when I haven’t thought of you.

Found at Noordermarkt, Amsterdam – May 29, 2010.