A Rough Guide to Not-Being An Annoying Tourist in Amsterdam

There are not many things I hate in this world. Although there may be quite some things I cannot stand, I try to be an emotional pacifist on a daily basis. Unfortunately, people do things that make me lose my inner Ghandi. That doesn’t mean I punch people, but sometimes I really, really want to.Continue reading “A Rough Guide to Not-Being An Annoying Tourist in Amsterdam”

Passionately Curious – Why You Should Never Kiss A Shark

Science is pretty damn awesome. For starters, it’s proven rather good at providing us with all kinds of nifty stuff: like the electronic device you might be reading this on, or the breakfast you had this morning, or the beer you drank way too much of last night. Probably, some of you are screaming atContinue reading “Passionately Curious – Why You Should Never Kiss A Shark”

On Authors In Focus 1

“Authors in Focus 1” is a six-credit course on Oscar Wilde’s novel, plays, short stories, and mostly his mysterious personal life. Last week, the main reading was a selection of Wilde’s short stories. In class, whilst we were fervently discussing and analyzing the reasoning behind the choices made in the stories and how these choicesContinue reading “On Authors In Focus 1”

Introduction to the Deep Dark World of Cyberpunk Fiction

My academic year started on a rather chaotic note. Four days before the first semester was to start, I realised I hadn’t enrolled in any courses. Thankfully I ended up managing to enroll in whatever courses caught my eye (that is, in my 1-second glance of hurry-up-hysteria). Consequently, I found myself stranded in a classroomContinue reading “Introduction to the Deep Dark World of Cyberpunk Fiction”