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Watch your breath at Sunrise Rock

Imagine starting your day 8 am at Ibiza’s Sunrise Rock with a breathtaking view, as the sun is emerging from the sea… After that inspiring view follows a variety of yoga activities at an amazing location just 3 minutes from the sea, with food across the day that even non-veggies fight for. All this provided by Afke and her Angels in a both professional and spiritual way. For me it has opened windows I can’t remember I experienced before.
Isn’t there anything that can be improved about the retreat? Well, the rooms are sort of OK, but hey, I looked for an inspiring mat to place my head on, not a 5-star pillow ;-)

Jonathan Jeremiah’s magic moment

Goosebumps (kippenvel) from Jonathan Jeremiah’s concert today at Paradiso Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam North. A fantastic experience in the coziness of a small parc with just a 1,000 fans. Magic…

Changing perspective

Does living in a village versus living in a city affect one’s perspective on things, on life? Not sure there has been any scientific research done on that topic, but there must be a significant difference as the lifestyle in a city is very different from a village. I’ll be experiencing that shortly, as I’m moving into the heart of Amsterdam this week, trading a great street view in Naarden for a fantastic Amsterdam canal view.

Under construction…

Watch the return of the Pink Panther ;-) This blog visually no longer reflects the identity of the author! The current template was meant to be a temporary solution after a WordPress update no longer supported the design I started with. I’ll be back,soon :-)

The world is flat, a visa can be helpful…

At this very hour I am supposed to be up in the sky, 30.000 feet, on my way to India, but I am not…
“Can I have your visa please?” struck me by lightning. @#*%!
For almost three years now, my company Qelp has been working closely with one, subsequently two business partners in India. For some people it’s hard to believe that we work together successfully, while we have never met in person. We do meet in cyberspace, some weeks even on a daily basis including weekends.

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Neighbours and friends

On Friday evening we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Erik & Hillie’s place. Only two weeks left before they will move to their new house with a view something like this. There’s no reason to expect Friday’s strawberries dessert will be our last course together, hopefully :-) We’ll continue “Demmeren” every first Thursday of the month with the other guys. “Next time Demmeren in Brussels?” Erik suggested on our way out. Be careful Erik, your quotes now become public…
There’s a saying in Dutch “Better a good neighbour, than a remote friend”. We are going to prove this saying to be wrong. And, we’re sort of still neighbours at 15 kilometers distance only.

Dot.com meets dot.net

We did not meet in cyberspace, but in zoo Dierenpark Amersfoort this Sunday, sort of in the middle between the villages where we each live. We met through the Internet since we are both holding a domain containing our last name: www.deelman.net (Bert) and www.deelman.com (me). It was quite funny to meet another Deelman as it’s quite a small family and we do did not have any direct ties. Sort of like the excitement of an Internet date I guess? Well, we each brought our kids to the zoo as ice breakers. We both share an interest in blogging, anything related to technology and Internet, we both measure approximately 2 meters and we are both interested in acquiring www.deelman.nl which is still unused. Perhaps we should create a Deelman foundation (or business ;-) for that domain, offering each Deelman in the Netherlands to have his or her own email address and blog space…

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