24 Dec


” Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”
These are the words of Buddha who inspired me this year.

It’s was not an easy year for me, but I’ve learned a lot from it.  I’ve always been excited when the new year is coming closer. How bad it may have been, for the new year, I’m always hopeful and optimistic.

Every year, I make a list of things I want to do in the new year. I call it the Law of Actions. But this will be the first time in many years, I am not going to make this list, because I already know that 2013 will be the year of many changes. I’ve also mentioned those expected changes in my previous blog. Because I feel more will change, I will not make my list “Law of Actions”. A few months ao, I finally started working out, but not regularly. In the new year I will try to go more often. I will also try to get me to fit into the school system. I am quite demanding and then have high expectations, but unfortunately that doesn’t work. The last I will try to do, because I’m naturally demanding.

In 2013 I’ll leave it for what it will be and will also try to get the best of it.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! <3,



Getting ready

22 Oct


A new year, 2013, is not so far anymore. Just three months left for the new year.  I already started to think about my New Year intends…I think that year is going to be my Act of year or year of ACTION! Many things are going to happen in  2013.

First of all, on my 26th birthday, It will be one year of working as a teacher. Quite special for me, because in my opinion, it’s not an easy job. During this year, I’ve experienced so many things and faced many problems. But I must say that I’m lucky to have pleasant and helpful colleagues and the rest of the school team. It’s always a pleasure to have a good conversation. Since I need to help with another subject, Dutch, in three classes (now, two classes), it is not always easy to prepare for two subjects in the little time I have. Also, there were some unpleasant moments with the pupils that have affected me emotionally. Sometimes I could not easily handle the situation, because things were new for me. And that’s why I’m saying that for so far the school has been a learning experience for me.

And then, there were some ups and downs in the personal life. But you learn from it. Of the two cases that touched me the most, I’ve learned to be patient. It is sometimes necessary to let things leave as they are. And to acquiesce in the situation as it could not be otherwise. Should I say: go with the flow? Not that I’m happy with these changes, but we should accept it. What is yours, will come back.

2013 will be the year for changes, as I said before. Moving to a new place, not my kinda place, but I’m sure a more peaceful place with more spaces (I’m not talking about privacy) and another environment. But I’m going to miss this neighbourhood….Image

2013 will be the year, if all goes well, of welcoming a new member in the family.

2013 will be the year in which I’ll have a bigger wardrobe..(oh, yes!)

2013 will be the year in which I’m going to cook more.Hopefully…not sure…

2013 will be the year in which I’ll take Spanish lessons.

That’s all what I’ve thought about for so far. More will come!

But first, I’m getting ready for the month of many celebrations: December!!! And for 21.12.12Image

In Dutch we have a saying: “Ook al is de leugen zo snel, de waarheid achterhaalt het wel! (Though the lie’s so fast, the truth will overtake it at the end)”



Children At Work

28 May Taken at a local orphanage
Taken at a local orphanage

This picture was posted before on my photoblog, titled The Orphanage

I’ve been spending some more time on Flickr. And then I discovered works of many good photographers from which I could learn something, but there is one photographer who’s done a great job and that’s why I want to share the link here on my personal blog,

According to his profile on Flickr, Mio Cade is an International Consultant for NGOs from Singapore. He’s taken many pictures of working children. I’ve seen pictures of working children in Cambodia. This photographer asks people for donation for these children. The pictures are very touching. I cannot share a specific favorite picture that was taken by him because there are many of them. Every shot has its own story.

I’ve been aware of the child labor in Cambodia, but this was the first time to view this. And I know that there are friends who will tell me that even in Suriname we see children at work. This is true! But I’m sure that I’ve never seen these kind of work done by children as the ones I’ve seen on this blog.

So, here’s the link to the photostream of Mio Cade: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramdiboy/

And here’s a favorite quote about child labor by Kofi Anan, the previous Secretary of General U.N.:

“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace.”

Thank You,


On This Day

13 May


They say…

… That mothers are their daughter’s rolemodel

Yes, it’s true, you are my own great rolemodel

You’re the strongest person on earth I’ve ever known

You can face any difficulty

You’re a multitasker

And you spread love all the time

You pray for everyone in need

… That one good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters

Yes, that’s also true, because you’re the best teacher I’d ever have

Since the day I was born

You taught me everything to become a good human being

You taught me eating with the spoon, brushing my teeth, combing my hair

You taught me counting on my fingers

You taught me the a,b,c,d,….

You taught me writing the essential letters

You taught me writing my own name

And also how to draw

…She’s her daughter’s best friend

You’re not only my best friend, but also the greatest inspiration, advisor, well-wisher,

And someone that could sacrifice everything anytime for her family

… A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give

But I say that a mother’s the most beautiful gift, the greatest blessing, one could have in her life

And someday, I want to become a MOM like you! ❤


– Kavita Jiawan

The Mother's Day Gift to my Mom this year

Mother’s Day Gift To My Mom


A New Life

1 Apr

noticed it while walking trough the historical city of Paramaribo
I’m just posting something. It’s been a long time since I wrote a new blog.
I’d finally graduate in december 2011. The presentation of my thesis was not really satisfying, but I graduated. I’m happy it’s over after 2 years of fighting. At the same time, I was called for a vacancy. So I’m in now as the new History teacher at a Secundary School. Happy to be there. But it’s not easy to get along with this pupils.

Ok, I didn’t do a lot with the photography, but I’ve a few photos which I wanted to post!!!

in the city

For You

28 Feb

Some meaningful words on this day!

People so seldom say I love you

then it’s either too late or love goes

when I tell you I love you

doesn’t mean I know you’ll never go

that I wish I didn’t have to…

— Author Unknown


You know that you are in love when the hardest thing to do is say good-bye,
— Author Unknown

Divali- Festival of Lights

22 Oct

October 2009

On the 26th of October, Divali (Deepavali) will be celebrated by every Hindu. Even I’m going to celebrate this day, but today, the shop where I work at, started selling Divali-items from India. All those Dia’s (oil lamps) in different models. But I won’t talk about what I sell in the store.

Divali, also known as Deepavali, is the festival for lights which has been celebrated for several reasons, occuring between mid October- mid November. For many Hindus, Divali’s the most important festival . Even in Suriname, Divali is one of the most important festivals. And last year, this day will be a national day for every Surinamese.



Divali is also a day for preparing sweets (if you’re home) and eating vegetarian food on that day. We start eating vegetarian food 3 days before Divali, but some started with Navratrie (which is a month before Divali).

Since the last few years (5years), Divali’s been fun but I also get tired a lot. There’s a lot of work like cleaning the house and also working in the shop till the Divali day. But on every Divali, I make sure that some Divali-shots are taken. I really enjoy doing that! So, I’ll be sharing some of my Divali shots. I don’t have a lot Divali photos anymore, because last year, on Divali-day, my external harddrive crashed, so I lost every photo.  Luckily, I had my photos of that day, saved on my CF-card.

Because I’m really tired today, I have to leave you now, but keep enjoying my photos (and feel free to send me feedback).

Subh Divali (Happy Divali)

This is one of the photos I lost last year when I had a harddrive crash. But I had ;posted this one on of my personal profiles, so I'd save it.