by Peter on Jul 26th 2014

Watching the happy faces of the German players after they had won the World Cup, I thought back to my childhood. Once I had dreams of being in their place, enjoying the emotions that they had been experiencing. I too had wanted to be a World Champion, to score...

by Peter on Jul 22nd 2014

I don’t know what it is with music, but it has a very interesting effect on your emotions. Some songs can uplift you, some others can make you feel down, some can make you think, and some have the effect of pumping you up. I often listen to songs to try to...

by Peter on Jul 20th 2014

You weren’t born with a silver spoon in your mouth. You did not start off with the advantages that some others have. You ain’t no Brody Jenner, with his face, his money and his time… Should you just give up on life? That ain’t the way to...

by Peter on Jul 15th 2014

If you could be perfect, who would you be? Answering this rhetorical question can tell you a lot about yourself, your values and your goals. Just imagine in an ideal situation, how would you want to look like, what would you want to know, how would you like to...

by Peter on Jul 15th 2014

You know who will always love you in sickness and in health? Think about it! Wait for it…wait for it… A dog! A dog is always happy to see you. When you come home from work, cranky and miserable, the dog is always there to greet you, really happy...

by Peter on Jul 13th 2014

Today I got to my parent’s house. I live far away from them, so visit just a few times a year. The scale at my house is broken, so I wasn’t really aware of my weight. I thought I had actually lost weight, as I had not really been eating right and my...

by Peter on Jul 11th 2014

I spent a year living in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The first day when I arrived I had to go the bathroom. I went in, found the urinals and unzipped. Then I noticed a very unusual thing. The urinals seemed to be a lot higher than what I am used to. I am above...

by Peter on Jul 9th 2014

“We don’t have a room for you and the entire city is booked out,” said the hotel manager as I stood across from him, clutching papers in my right hand and looking around nervously. I grew angry and worried: “But I made a reservation. Here...

by Peter on Jul 8th 2014

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond...

by Peter on Jul 7th 2014

There is an old Czech saying: “the more languages you know, the more times you are human.” It’s true, learning foreign languages lets you expand your horizons and see things from different perspectives. More importantly, it lets you connect to...