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Ask a stranger if they can think of anything that they are grateful for today
Go for a run outside
Ask a stranger for a compliment.
Spend one day without using any internet and any screens.
So no phones, laptop, etc. E-reader for reading books is allowed
Make a song and ask a stranger if you can sing your new song to them
Keep your distance!
I ran 5 km in 21 minutes
To be exact, I used RunKeeper, an app that lets you track your running activity. According to the app, I ran a distance of 5.01 km at a time of 20:58. As a matter of scale, this means I ran at a pace of 4:11 min/km. Not bad, in my opinion.
I literally went to a park with some guys smoking weed and they were so high that when I asked them to draw me a tre they took an A3 size sheet and drew a giant tree
A Matrix manual
I wrote this article where people are introduced to Matrix and how they can join it.
I have used it as a manual that people can follow. Hopefully, I can make a video as well so that people can follow that guide as well!
Getting used to the new NL corona rules
Today, I was going to the supermarket to get the ingredients for dinner. I didn't know what I was going to make yet, and hoped I'd make a decision in the supermarket - which I did! My roommate and I ate falafel pita with vegan yogurt and a paprika salad. It tasted pretty good!
However, with these new corona regulations in the Netherlands, supermarkets are now advised to demand face masks in the supermarkets. To my surprise, the supermarket I went to, didn't have that rule yet! Nevertheless, I decided to complete this challenge by going to the supermarket with a face mask.
I was trying to see if I could find a pattern, (Perhaps only elder people refuse to wear a mask?) but I couldn't really spot anything. Both people who did and didn't wear masks, were old, young, single, together, and I couldn't find anything that mostly separated the two.
For a second, I thought about asking someone without a mask why they weren't wearing one. I thought this could be a bit too confrontational for them and could end up in an argument, so I didn't dare to do it. Perhaps I'll do it another time - I can see it become really uncomfortable if there's a lot of other people not wearing masks either.
I gave my neighbour a toy gun
We had a BLAST playing games all night! It was pretty great.
The final score was as follows:
13 - 9
Unfortunately, I wasn't the one who won. It was my neighbour who completely DESTROYED me. :(
Edit: Okay, this isn't entirely true, since my neighbour didn't actually feel like playing with a toy gun. :( I needed this post as filler for a video, however. The link to the video will be coming soon!
Bugging my neighbour to say hi
This morning, I walked up to my neighbour and knocked on their door. They said they had some sugar in the kitchen, and that I could get some. But then I didn't take any!
The neighbour uses Disfort as well, so perhaps they'll find this post later these days. If so, hi neighbour!
If not, I guess it'll remain a mystery to them why I asked for salt, but then didn't take any at all.
not only my hair was messy... I was still wearing my pyjamas and a old oversized jacket. It felt good not to care at all how people see you:)
We actually did this yesterday evening, without knowing the challenge! But I think it still counts. Maybe we even deserve bonus points? *winkwink*
Ik eet, ik eet wat jij niet eet...
I kind of cheated for this challenge as it is not me but 2 other guys who are making the podcast, they interviewed me for an episode :))
Together with 3 fellow students, I am designing an app where you can find information about uncommon edible parts of vegetables and fruits and how to prepare these in a dish. We would like to increase awareness concerning the edibility of private household waste. The app-users would ideally reconsider their food habits and norms ex. Why not eat the broccoli stem, cauliflower leaves or banana peel?
(creating an app is expensive and time consuming and I am excited that this podcast can potentially help us find an
I am incredibly grateful for this friend, she has such a peaceful heart and she really means a lot to me <33 For a while I avoided close contact as I was scared to be too nostalgic and I would realise how much I miss her wonderful attitude. Atm I have more time and energy and I am really happy to get back in touch with her. One day (sometime after corona) we will meet again and hopefully share new experiences together.
I wrote a rap song and sang it online
I am currently writing my own rap song, and I asked a stranger on Discord if they could rate it and give me their opinion. They liked it, and gave me some great tips!
They also gave me an interesting Czech tongue twister that I'm going to attempt all by myself in the following few weeks:
Tři sta třicet tři stříbrných stříkaček stříkalo přes tři sta třicet tři stříbrných střech.
It sounds really cool! It's difficult to pronounce though. We'll see how it goes!
Personally, I have no interest at all in a career but I think it is useful to provide the possibility for other people to learn how to start a SUSTAINABLE career. Unfortunately, the event can not take place at de Ceuvel where the lovely staff was so enthusiastic to work with us :) maybe next year when in person events feel safe again :D
Online improv event with 7 people!
I organized an online improvisation theatre event/lesson for the team of Student Meditation (it's the student association that I am a part of) and it was the greatest improv event that the Student Meditation team had ever experienced
Sending feedback to discover a bug
While I was busy administrating the website, I noticed that some of the feedback didn't arrive fully! It seems like there was a bug there.
Hence I had an actual reason to give me and my team some feedback: we had a BUG to fix.
It currently isn't fixed completely, but we're looking into it. Nevertheless, your feedback is still welcome!
uit het oog maar niet uit het hart <3
I was so happy to contact my friend today and we had a very nice conversation. I realized I miss her wisdom <33 when we live closer again in the future I hope to spent more time with her because I think we learn alot from each other and we grow from the amazing conversations we have :))))))
plants are life
Op een plantenmarkt heb ik een workshop gevolgd waarbij we plantenhouders leerde maken met touw. Je moet heel simpele macramé-knoopjes maken en dan kan je zelf allemaal verschillende patronen bedenken. Het is super cool omdat je met deze simpele vaardigheid heel veel kan doen! Ik heb ondertussen twee houders gemaakt en die hangen heel mooi in mijn kamer:) Als ik er nog veel maak kan ik ze aan iedereen cadeau gaan doen met plantjes erin want plantjes zijn leuk!!!
Het is trouwens de perfecte bezigheid voor tijdens saaie hoorcolleges, zo heb ik het gevoel dat ik toch nog iets nuttig doe tijdens die colleges...
Het beste aan deze workshop waren de super lieve mensen die ik heb leren kennen <333
Desk victory in the rain
I woke up early this morning after a terrible night of sleep and I decided to go for a walk in the rain. On the way I saw a beautiful desk standing right next to the dumpsters. I carried it home, luckily two stangers helped me along the way.
I will put the desk on my balkony with many plants on top :) This way the plants can catch more sunlight (which can be quite a challenge during these rainy days :o)
Ik heb IEDEREEN die een like gegeven heeft, een like gegeven.
Likes voor jullie ALLEMAAL!!!!!!
Geef mij nu ook like pls, ik wil famous zijn.
If you read this, then you are one of those awesome people who actually click on posts to check them out. You are all the best!
Ik heb Arlette een like gegeven omdat zij Mark een like had gegeven omdat hij iemand een like heeft gegeven.
Maintain your friendships :)
I hadn't spoken to one of my (most talented) friends in quite a while. :(
This challenge reminded me to reach out to him and tell him that I appreciate his insane creativity!
Try to not maintain your valuable friendships, especially in these tough times!
I thanked my friend for having my back
I've had some tough times the past weeks, and I told my friend I appreciated that they were around to help me out. :)
Uit het niets ontstond een lied. Als passagiers in voertuigen, kunnen zonnebloemen soms ongelukjes veroorzaken. Desalniettemin blijven ze fleurig, zonnig, en blij.
I gave a pill to my neighbor!!!
I wanted to complete a challenge, so I asked my neighbor if they needed some vitamin B-12. And here we are :)