Facts about me – List number three

This is not really a list about a special topic like fears and artists. This list contains just random facts about me that most likely will come back in other lists as well.

Fact 1 – Strawberries are good for my mood. I don’t know if it works with any type of fruit, but when I feel down or cranky, just give me some strawberries. It’s like the sun in side of me starts shining again. So give me strawberries and you get a happy Sam in return.

Fact 2 – One thing I fear the most are spiders. When I see one I get goose bumps all over my body, I start to sweat and my eyes get teary. Horrible.

Fact 3 – When I die, I want to be buried. I don’t want to be cremated or anything, just buried. I want a nice stone, preferably heart shaped.

Fact 4 – I am a massive Potterhead. I love Harry Potter. The movies, the books, everything. I would love to go to the studios and the theme park. Who is willing to accompany me?

Fact 5 – I love writing. I always bring some pen and paper with me, where ever I go. Luckily we’ve got phones nowadays, so if I forget my pen and paper, it’s not really a problem anymore. But I do this ever since I was a kid. Even in my early days I used to come up with little stories about nothing and everything.

Fact 6 – I love music. I listen to it all the time and I love buying CDs. I don’t download online, I sometimes even rip it off of YouTube. But if I really like an artist, I buy the album. There’s a song or artist for every mood.

Fact 7 – Reading helps me escape from the real world. I love the way you can visit a whole other world, just by turning the page. A world that’s yours and where you won’t be disturbed.

Fact 8 – Visiting concerts is the best way for me to get rid of any bad emotions. Just sing along to the songs, dance and have a good time. It keeps me going for a while.

Fact 9 – I stand up for myself and my friends. If I don’t like what someone says about me or my friends, I’ll say something about it. I’m not just a puppet on a string you can just play with.

Fact 10 – I can’t stand it when people are late or when they don’t keep a promise.

Fact 11 – I don’t call people friends just like that. It’s takes a while. In the meantime, you’ll just be someone I know.

Fact 12 – I am very easily distracted.

Fact 13 – I love my bed. We have a very good relationship.

Fact 14 – I have two brothers and a dog. My father is my neighbour.

Fact 15 – I cry very easily. When someone’s crying on TV, or when I’m reading a story. Even if it’s a good audition on some kind of talent show.

Fact 16 – One day I want to publish a book.

So, how does it feel to get to know me a little bit better?

Much love,

Sam

Dreams

Dreams are weird things, if you ask me. They can be beautiful, scary, sometimes even worrying.

I often dream about my biggest phobia actually. Spiders and insects. It’s awful! A few weeks ago I dreamt about moving. So I was cleaning my kitchen and as I emptied a bucket in the sink, a worm appeared. But when I wanted to take it out, it grew bigger and got stuck. I tried to pull it out, but it ripped and all this blue gross stuff came out of it. At that point my alarm went off. Lucky me.

But how do dreams work? I know they don’t always mean what you think. There is a whole other explanation to them. So is your brain sending you a message to watch out and be careful or to enjoy life while you can? But then again, why wouldn’t it just show you what it’s trying to say? Why these nightmares and weird stories?

Life already isn’t simple, why does our brain have to make it even harder?

And what if you forget what you dreamt and it actually had a really big message for you? An important message that you forgot.

Could it be some kind of test? But them still, who do we have to prove right? And does it really need to be done while sleeping? Seriously, I don’t want to worry or think about my dreams like this. I just want to sleep.

What are your thoughts on dreams?

Much love,

Sam

Favourite Artists – List number two

I thought this would be the perfict time for one of my lists, as it’s been a while since I posted the first one. As you can see from the title, this list will be about my favourite artists. It won’t be in a particular order, just randomly put together. This is because I don’t have a real favourite, just a few that I love. So, let’s go.

Adam Lambert – I saw him live once, in Amsterdam. It was such a good show! Heavenly. His voice is so good! I can’t wait for him to come back to promote his second album Trespassing.

30 Seconds To Mars– The boys were in Holland a few years ago, in 2010 I believe? I went to see them with a friend and we were really close to the stage. But it was a hot day and it was very muggy inside the venue. So when Jared told us to come closer to the stage by all taking three steps forward, I said to my friend that I couldn’t really breath and that I would meet her again after the gig at the bar. I wanted her to enjoy this show, as I was actually there for her, she infected me with her fan-ness. But people wouldn’t let me get through and then I collapsed. It got to hot and there wasn’t enough fresh air, so someone took me to the first aid spot, which happened to be backstage. There I sat against the wall, heavily breathing and drinking some water. Not able to act only a little bit normal. And then a wild Jared appeared. He looked at me, looked at the first aid lady, looked back at me and then again back to the lady. He said; “Make sure she doesn’t come after me.”
I hated him for that, I was there because of him. He made me miss the rest of the show and he didn’t even bother to ask if I was doing OK. I really didn’t like that. But next time they are in Holland again, I will be going to the show. I want to see their entire show. Cause who can be mad at someone as beautiful as Jared Leto?

Destine – Great and lovely boys from Holland, chasing their dream. Five lads that got together to make some music and are now taking the world by storm. Gigs in Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, England and Asia. Recording with James Paul Wisner in the States! They’re so nice and I love their music.

Katy Perry – I love her style and her songs, she’s just amazing. And she may not always be as pitch perfect, but she’s cool and she’s a great performer.

Jedward – These two boys are  so much fun. I got to meet them when they were in Holland a few months ago and they were so nice. Genuinely good guys.

Olly Murs – X-Factor 2009 runner up. His music is great, his moves are cool and his voice is amazing!

Kensington – Five guys from Holland with music that makes you think they’re from the UK, or something. It’s indirock from Holland and the guys are super nice! Check them out!

Joe McElderry – The winner of X-Factor 2009. His first album was all poppy and I loved it. After that he entered ‘From popstar to opera star’ and released two albums with classic opera songs. I don’t really like those, but I’m still hoping he will go back to releasing pop songs.

Only Seven Left – Another Dutch band. Really cool. They’ve released two albums and the current singer is their third, best and hopefully last.

Ed Sheeran – His songs are lovely. Just him and his guitar and it makes me so calm.

One Direction – Yes, I am a Directioner. I’m not a hysterical and passionate one, but I do like their music. They seem like five really good lads who are always having fun while living their dream. I would love to meet them one day.

Ok, so that’s it. It’s not all the artist I like, it’s just my ten favourites. Again, just randomly ordered. And please don’t judge me? I know my music taste sucks, haha.

Much love,

Sam

England photo’s

Family trip to England with my brother

Last week I spent my days in England with my family. It was very nice to see them all again and hang out with them. During this trip, I documented everything we did. So here are my notes, not played with or edited, just the way I wrote them while I was there. Enjoy.

10-07-2012 / Tuesday

Right at this moment, I am in an airplane. I always said I was too scared to fly, as I’ve seen the movies and documentaries. But this is the moment. I am actually about to fly for the first time and Ihave to say; I am not even that nervous. Well, not yet. We’re still on the ground, not even moving. Danny is nowhere near me. He’s seated a few rows in front of me, as there weren’t two seats next to each other available anymore.

When I got on the plane, it was so hot and humid. Luckily the plane people turned on the air-conditioning. I believe we’re about to take off. The safety procedures are being showed by the airhostess.

Oh dear, we’re moving now. We’re going backwards, what? Oh, it was turning around. We’re waiting to leave now. I have to say, my tummy starts aching.

Here we go.

This is weird. The pressure keeps changing and my ears are popping all the time. It sucks. My head is spinning and my eyes keep rolling around in their sockets. I’m so dizzy and I am feeling a bit sick.
Adam Lambert ft. Queen on my iPod, it makes me calm down a bit, though. 

The flight attendant is selling cigarettes. Why? You’re not even allowed to smoke on the plane. It makes no sense.

The pilot is telling us that we’re flying about four hundred miles an hour! As if it is nothing.

It feels as if I’ve not even been up in the air for fifteen minutes, but they’re already telling us to buckle up as we’re about to land. As if I would unbuckle my seatbelt.

England is beautiful from up high. The fields, the little villages. It’s a bit surreal actually. I’m up so high. Weird, but beautiful.

Landing was awful! It feels like you’re actually crashing onto the ground. A big bang and you’re down, but I’m happy to be down. London, here I come.

-later that day-

My uncle, Pete, is great. He loves art and has a dragon for a pet. Eddy the pet lizard. Or actually, it’s a dinosaur. There’s a crop circle on the wall in his living room. Looks good!

Danny’s got a bed downstairs in the second living room. I got the guestroom. The walls are mint green with framed paintings on them. The room is filled with a double bed, some shelves with books, a commode and a chair. I think the book thing runs in the family. My mom has a lot of books, my dad does too and now my uncle. I’m getting there as I’ve got two crates filled with books.

 July 11th 2012 / Wednesday

Day two in England. I just woke up and I’m already showered. I’m downstairs eating my breakfast, waiting for my brother so I can charge my phone, as he’s got the adapter.

Eddy is awake and it’s staring at me. Oh god, there’s a grasshopper in his tank. Is it even a grasshopper? It’s crawling, not hopping. Oh well.

Me and my brother will be visiting our grandparents today and the sun is shining, although, I know I shouldn’t say that out loud. We all know what happens if I do. Stupid mother nature.

-later today-

The only downside of today was the fact that my shoes are soaked. Told you about the weather and not saying it out loud…

But apart from all the rain, it was a good day. We spent it with our grandparents and Nico, our niece. I got to meet her daughter, Isla, for the first time. She’s so sweet and funny. John’s a cool bloke as well, he’s Isla’s father and Nico’s boyfriend.

A big downpoint of England so far apart from the rain? The toilets. They hate me. I just can’t get them to flush.

12-07-2012 / Thursday

Don’t get me wrong. The bed is great, the pillows are lovely and it’s nice and quiet outside. But there is so much light coming in trough the curtains. It’s 8am now and I am already not able to get back to sleep anymore.
But if I look at it from the Brightside; the sun is shining! It even feels hot from what I can tell from my open window and there’s not even a cloud in the sky. Let’s hope it stays like this.

-later this day-

We went sightseeing in Gravesend, looking for the Pocahontas statue. I knew it was there, I’ve seen it when I was a kid. I took a picture with it so I could put the two together and look at how much I’ve changed.

This day was a total shopping spree. I bought the Hunger Games trilogy and Danny got Michael McIntyre´s autobiography. We continued our shopping tour in Bluewater shopping centre in Greenhithe. There I bought three cds and my brother got himself two new t-shirts. I also found the onesies I was looking for, but they were 150 pounds, so I’ll just order them online.

Also, we went to the Apple store to get some Wi-Fi and there I met Ed Sheeran’s brother. He wasn’t really his brother, but they sure did look alike. I told him and he said he heard that a lot, but he wasn’t sure if he should take it as a compliment. So I said he should and now my brother thinks I was flirting with him. Can’t you give someone a compliment anymore these days?

The night was simple. We met Pete down at the pub just after six for a few drinks and Danny and I played a game of pool. I totally kicked his but! Well, actually I didn’t, but I did win. He just shot the black ball in the wrong hole. That’s how I mostly win from my friends as well.

Friday 13th

Oh dear, not really a lucky day, I guess?  Well, for most people that is. We didn’t really have anything bad happening to us. We went for lunch with my grandparents and did some more shopping. I bought another book(Pay it forward), sue me. We went for a walk in the park and after that we played a few games of card; banker, put&take and bonk.

At night we went to a pub with Nico, John, Isla and John’s other daughter Niamph. We even got to meet Becky. She’s Nico’s halfsister, but not really our niece, I believe. And at one point she asked me how I met Danny. So I told her he’s my brother, you should’ve seen her face. Priceless. She honestly thought I was his girlfriend!

Saturday July  14th 2012

Today we went to Rochester with Pete, Nico, John and the kids. I really wanted to go there, as it’s the place where Charles Dickens lived, and because there’s an old castle. John, Niamph and I went all the way up and the even saw the evil monster that haunted it!

In Rochester was this beautiful cathedral and down in the crypt Nico and I tried to lift a loose stone from the ground, because we wanted to see what was underneath it. And we did! But it was a really heavy stone, so when we had it up, it slipped out of our hands and you could hear a really big bang. So we just hoped no one had heard it and we just casually finished our round through the cathedral, acting like nothing had happened.

We saw the chalet Charles Dickens had actually lived in and where he has written five of his novels. I don’t know which ones, but I still got myself a little souvenir. I thought, it’s a Charles Dickens town, so I have to get one of his books. So I ended up buying Oliver Twist in England’s biggest second-hand bookshop. A Dickens book from a Dickens town.

July 15th / Sunday

Or should I say Monday, as it is 0:10, right now. It’s weird. Time goes by so unbelievably fast. We’re at the airport right now and our trip to England is as good as over. We’re flying back in just six hours.

We’ve spent our last day with the entire family at the Dartford Festival, so we could say our goodbyes properly. We even ran into our nephew Stephen. We didn’t recognize each other as it’s been so long. I should really visit my English family more often.

Waiting, reading and a bit more waiting. That will be my night.

– – –

The flight back wasn’t actually that bad. I didn’t get sick, my ears didn’t pop and I had a seat next to the window. I took some pictures and I even fell asleep sometimes, as I hadn’t slept the night before. I just didn’t want to sleep, I wanted to enjoy the view from above the clouds. It was beautiful.

I absolutely loved this trip and I honestly think I should visit them more often. I love my family and I love England. It’s my second home.

Much Love,

Sam

Moving sucks

How much stuff can one person own? I don’t know, but I own a lot!

I’m temporarily moving for my internship on the other side of the country. And it sucks. I literally have fourteen boxed in storage and I brought a fully loaded car back home.It took me a full day to pack and clean and another day to actually move and I would like to thank my mom for helping me do this.

I wish I’d never had to do this ever again, but that is definitely not the case, so I guess I’ll just leave some things packed and keep my room as clean as can be. I know I won’t, but it’s a good thought.

The weird thing actually is, that there are people in the world who move every week or month. Must be horrible. Although.. I do think they don’t have much things they’re attached to. But still… don’t they miss their friends? The memories that were made in a place they’re leaving. It must hurt. And I think I will struggle when I’m leaving Drachten for the rest of my life. That won’t happen the upcoming two years, but still. The thought of it makes me want to cry.

You know, this actually made me think of my lists. Moving will definitely be on my hate list.

Much love,

Sam