Filipinos and foreigners alike were treated to the heavenly voices of the Loboc Children’s Choir in The Netherlands for three nights in a row. They performed in Hoofddorp on Wednesday evening, The Hague on Thursday and Venlo on Friday. The 22-song repertoire is part of a series of fund-raising concerts which will culminate in Spain where they are to take part in the Certamen Coral de Tolosa competition from October 29 to November 1.Read More
1999 Eskrima World Champion Leonora Stroeven strives to promote the art of eskrima throughout the world by offering free workshops such as these. She shares the love for the Filipino martial art with husband and Doce Pares Eskrima World Concept Founder Frans Stroeven.Read More
“Doe maar gewoon dan doe je al gek genoeg” is a famous Dutch line which roughly means, “Just act normal, that’s crazy enough” implying how prim and proper the Dutch are in many occasions. I have to say, living in The Netherlands for three years now, most of the Dutch I know do indeed act normally. Meaning: civilized. The non-civilized ones are usually scoffed at. However, I cannot say the same with the Dutch behavior when it comes to football. The national game sketches a very different picture of the Dutch. The usual folksy, unassuming nature turns into a jubilant even rowdy crowd! Not to mention — orange.Read More
Holland woke up with a gasp today. Millie Boele is finally found. That gasp immediately turned into grief. Millie was not found alive.
If you live in the Netherlands, you probably are aware of what I am talking about. If you do not live here, I will tell you what it is all about. Millie is a 12-year-old girl who went missing on the evening of March 10. After six days of search, with the involvement of her neighbours in Dordrecht, she was found dead, buried in the garden of another neighbour. Two houses away from where she used to live.Read More