Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thinking of all of you as we celebrate Thanksgiving in the States. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

How are you guys?

I attended my friends' wedding party today. The bride and groom lived in York while I did. They started dating when we lived there! For the party, one of my York friends visited Japan (Some of you might have met her before at sushi party in my place). She reminds me of you. What are you doing these days? Are you enjoying your life??
As for me, I work hard enough as a Japanese workaholic. I might change a job later (I need more rest), but will stay here to save money for London reunion. I'm looking forward to seeing you all again xxx

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Not quite Fuglish

This reminded me of Gildas and the Fuglish obsession:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I've changed the blog settings

No more junk comments! Now, only members of the blog can comment. If you need me to re-add you to the blog, send me an email or let me know on facebook :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

So, What Are You Up To?

I'm only familiar with what a handful of the Fulfordians are doing these days, and even that info may be out-of-date now. So who is still at Uni, who's working (and what are you doing), and where are you?

I'm in Chicago still. Same job in insurance. No Europe trip for me this summer, unfortunately, but I'm taking German classes again here in Chicago.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Got my password back

Guys!!! u must believe I'm pretty dumb cause I forgot my password to the blog almost 4 years ago and I've only got it back just now. Yeap...u're right, I'm pretty stupid but I hope u still love me the way I am :P
In any case I've been faithfully following what u say all this time, always carried u in my heart lol

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Winter Olympics

Is anyone else following the Winter Olympics? Reminds me of my second month in York learning about snowboard cross, speedskating, and how much the Dutch love speedskating.

Erik, it seems the Dutch have a large presence in speedskating but not much of one in short track. Why is this the case?

Four years ago we were sitting in the lounge (or lobby, family room -what did we call it?). Remember the Top Gear Winter Olympics specials? The Mini ski-jump and racing the bobsled were my favorites.

And of course we ended our stay in York with the World Cup. Can't wait!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Mini-Reunion wrap up

Hey all, Just wanted to post some pics from the time in Rome. Most of these are already in a facebook album. Some highlights of the trip were sharing all the old Fulford stories, spilling sacred beer on the table, drinking some amazing wine and standing a little too long in tourist lines. I think for the little time we had together it was very fun. I suggested a less tourist oriented trip next time (maybe a beach). Ines wants a meet up in Spain which I would love. All the girls got to meet my fiance Saman (I didn't know I would have one when planning the trip) and Chiara got to tutor Saman on a little Italian. I miss you all so much already!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

I'm thankful for my time in York. I didn't get to do as much as I wanted to do, and I didn't meet many Brits who lived outside the house, but my time in York was six months well-spent.

Do your countries have large Thanksgiving festivals or holidays? Ours has become so popular and secular because it serves a purpose in the American foundation story. And that story involves Erik's hometown of Leiden!

For those of you meeting next month, have fun. I'll be back soon enough - Europe hasn't seen the last of me =)

Monday, November 02, 2009

Where's David?

For Sasha:

And Erik, your cousin was spotted nearby!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy All Hallows Eve!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Back in Merry Ol' England

I've been back in York for just over a week now. It seems very odd being back. You wouldn't recognise parts of the city, as they're continuing to redevelop it. Half the shops have changed, as well. My MA course starts next week. It will be interesting to see how hard I'll have to work.

What is everyone else up to?

Hope to see you in Rome!

Monday, September 07, 2009


Hello Fulford!

I will be coming to Italy from Dec. 21-30. If you haven't gotten the e-mail already this is your warning that plans for a mini-reunion are underway. Chiara will be near Rome and from the last set of e-mails it seemed that Rome was the city most people wanted to go too. Please e-mail everyone if you can come and tell us all what days you are free! Ciao!


Saturday, August 01, 2009

Blast from the past

I just bought a new laptop so I'm emptying out my old one's memory onto my external drive. Anyway, I re-found all the old house pictures. I'm putting some of the house dinner here (at least the ones I can show in public) and some on facebook - I may make more then one album depending on what I find. Sorry if there not the best pics but these were the ones with the most people.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer and thesis

Hello there, my dear Fulfordians!

As an answer to David's post, a short update on my situation. At the moment I am working on my master thesis. (It is about the amateur ideal in cycling and speed skating in the Netherlands between 1880 and 1914. I can imagine your reaction:"Bly me! That does sound interesting!") This will keep me busy the whole summer, since I am behind schedule a bit. I have only finished my papers for the winter semester this week...
Anyway, you will not be surprised to hear that besides working on my thesis I still cycle a lot. I have actually won a real race this year in May. So that is good news. Shortly afterwards I crashed, but my injuries were not really serious so I have had a good season so far. In August I have the national time trial championships and I hope to do well.

Me as winner of the District Championships time trial of Zuid-Holland 2009! ("He's pretty..." "Yeah, pretty ... ugly!")

I will be leaving for France this weekend. Sterre and I will both be working on our thesis, but in a more relaxing and vacation-like environment. We will go, for one week, to the rural Cevennes area and the last week we will go to Aix-en-Provence for the mediterranean feel!
So, I am doing pretty well and in september my life will be turned upside-down since then I have to start looking for a job, or better: finding a job... I will post when something is new!

Adios amigos!