Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lil'Bro is here!

He's here!

Job, my little brother (21... so not REALLY little) has arrived here in Adelaide. Unfortunately we were a little too late to catch him right out of the gate (6:30am, enough said) but we skidded around the corner just as he walked out. And I have to admit: he hasn't changed one bit! Completely the same as I had left him :).

He was of course a bit knackered and had bloodshot and saggy eyes, but his spirits were soaring and smiles all over. In an effort to keep him awake, I dragged him all across town and into the Adelaide Hills to see the vista from Mt Lofty and pet the roos and koalas in, you guessed it, Cleland! But he couldn't keep his eyes open for one more minute, so he is sleeping now. Unfortunately for him, I will have to rudely awake him around 6:30pm, because we are going out for dinner and he needs to get into the day rhythm here anyway. But I'm sure that after a good and happy meal with Liam, Tara and Aki, his bed will feel even more welcoming and a well deserved rest awaits him :)

Tomorrow a new day, with some beach viewing (in the cold..) some shopping and a meet-up with the Dutch neighbours (and of course a big night out!)

Photos will be coming up, but since my own laptop is no more, I have to juggle with electronics and wires and shit, so hang on a bit.

No word from my supervisor still, so that is still a very gray and uncertain topic, but I hope my supervisor will be in contact today, we shall see.

Still, the good times are here!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The fun starts from 1:45 (Dutch)

(thanks Spunk)

Work-wank, don't you just love that word?

O M G!

Still, the new GQ had an interview with a doctor who argued that if men are under high pressure and stress, a wank on the job could be beneficial to relieve it a bit, but yeah... leaving your evidence or 'attributes' behind - yikes!

Monday, June 18, 2007

HOWTO: piss off your supervisor

Try to forward a feedback email she sent to you with some added complaints about her to a friend, but instead reply it to the supervisor in question...


A U T C H ! !

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Gotye - Heart's a Mess

Gotye is Wally DeBacker (His ancestors must be Dutch), a guy from Melbourne making very special and interesting music. This song is from his album Like Drawing Blood and it is absolutely captivating - both the clip and the song itself!

Your reputation preceeds you, Mr. van den Akker.

I'm in demand.

Not only with the boys (and the girls as Aki keeps pointing out to me) but apparently also for jobs! Since I will be graduated when I get home (hopefully) it will also be time to step out of uni life and into the real world where Arbeit spass macht!

So to make a good start I made an online cv on where everyone with a little computer knowledge posts his cv. Just to scan what kind of jobs are available, what it pays, where they are located and if they give me the idea: "He, this could actually be nice!" I found many jobs in London and the rest of England which matched my profile, in Nederland a couple, but no so many. After browsing these jobs I didn't give it much thought, until two days ago I suddenly received an email from a company in Rotterdam. They wanted to know if I was interested in talking about a possible position as eLearning Project Consultant (How cool does that sound! ;) within their company. The job description was vague, but looking at what they do with elearning I think it could suit me. I think it will involve a lot of different clients and projects all over Nederland, maybe even international - if that is the case I will say YES immediately.

So just a few days after I get back I will be having a job interview with them and who knows! I guess fate is telling me that it is time to come home.