Sonsbeek ’16: transACTION
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Sonsbeek ’16: transACTION

Last week after work I visited SONSBEEK ’16: transACTION with two friends of mine. SONSBEEK ’16: transACTION is a public art exhibition mainly located in the similarly called park Sonsbeek, Arnhem. The park shows 45 installations from 22 artists of several countries. Besides this there are workshops and giant murals spread downtown Arnhem. This 11th … Continue reading

Hoor isn’t whore
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Hoor isn’t whore

Let me teach you one peculiar Dutch expression. The Dutches love to use the word hoor. Like these words maar, toch, wel, eens, even and nou, hoor is a modal particle. A modal particle is a word that is used in speech to convey extra emphasis or emotion, without any real grammatical function. A modal particle can soften what you’re saying, for example, … Continue reading

Catatan di Hari Sumpah Pemuda
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Catatan di Hari Sumpah Pemuda

Orang Indonesia pasti hafal Sumpah Pemuda, salah satu peristiwa yang menyulut nasionalisme dibawah jajahan Belanda. Sumpah hasil kongres Pemoeda tahun 1928 ini akhirnya sukses mengantar negara kita tercinta ke proklamasi kemerdekaan bulan Agustus 1945.  Banner ini karya Ery Bagas Ini dia sumpah yang singkat tapi sarat dan kuat maknanya: Pertama: Kami poetra dan poetri Indonesia, … Continue reading

MM: Parijs
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MM: Parijs

Parijs is Dutch spelling for Paris, the French capital. The well-known talented singer from Suriname, Kenny B released this single last Friday. It is fresh from the press. Mostly Kenny B sings in English. However Parijs is sung in Dutch and French. The lyrics tells a story about a Dutch man who stumbles upon a girl … Continue reading