Today is Father’s Day. Like Mother’s Day, children and spouses show their love today with breakfast in bed, gifts and cards. My daughter will prepare a Father’s Day lunch for her dad. Why lunch? Because he is now (I’m writing this in the morning) playing his weekly soccer tournament. He can’t play soccer with a full tummy.
My eleven years old daughter and I have been following the updates about the NSA scandal closely. We discussed about it when it came out last week-end. She asked me what it really meant for us as active internet users. I told her people presumed about the spying but had no slightest idea how big it was. After it came out, it seemed like the presumption has been confirmed. What Snowden leaked was shocking to some extent that major brands like Google, Facebook, Skype, YouTube and many more provide an entry at their backdoor to NSA for gaining the information.
This month is the 8th anniversary of this blog, my online home. I have been blogging from 2003 in Friendster. Two years later somewhere in June I switched to blogspot (the Friendster blogposts were unfortunately not migrated) hence the established date of this blog. In 2008 I migrated it here.
Imagine a pop up garden on the top of a city parking lot! This is an exact description of Roof garden Arnhem.
Kasteel Doorwerth is located 16 km up west from where I live. It takes 20 minutes ride by car. This castle was my husband’s playground when he was a child. He grew up in the village of Doorwerth, which is only 2 km from this castle.
Two weeks ago I went to Paris with my mother and two aunts who are visiting me now. I lost count how many time I come to this city. Some friends of mine live there which makes it easier for me to give the city a visit. And being a self-declared Francophil I really love this city of light as it offers many things I am interested in: good food, art, beautiful architecture/city scenes to capture and of course the melodious language itself. In this chain post about Paris visit I posted a thread about a hidden gem last week.