Monday, 20 August 2012

Nokta reads... 07/2012

We had 39°C non stop the past few Days.
And let me tell you, I was stupid enough to go outside shopping in this heat.
-Anyone else out there, who felt like they were going to melt to death?

Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit (A Brief History of Time) - Stephen Hawking
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
Nice to read. But there were a few pages which he should have left out, but I'm not the only reader to whom he has directed this book, right?
Quite okay.

Salammbô (Salambô) - Gustave Flaubert
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Fight of the Carthaginians against the Barbarians & the Eaters of unclean Food(Les "Mangeurs-de-choses-immondes").
Love & hate. Superstition and what you have not.
There were moments where I adored Flaubert's love of rich & extensive descriptions, but even more moments in which I just found it annoying. :Ᵽ

Herrenhaus – Oper mit einem Prolog und drei Akten (Mannerhouse: A Play In A Prologue And Four Acts) - Thomas Wolfe
★★★★★★★☆☆☆
War, racism, delusions, and what else was considered good manners back in those days.
Reminded me a bit of "Gone With the Wind" and "North and South", which my mother used to watch when I was a child.
It was a good read, albeit too brief.
(the last one I did read via e-book, so no pic)

On a slightly other note, it seems like I did catch a cold, or at least a sore throat, in the middle of this heat wave. Must be the Ventilators in my Flat & the A/C's everywhere I go.
But I'm okay with it, I haven't had a cold or flu in over 18 Months. So I guess, this will be a brief thing.

Yours,
Nokta

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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Over a year...

Grapefruit & scrambled eggs with small smoked Tofu cubes.
(My breakfast this morning)

Today I looked at the calendar & realised, that I have been dieting for a full year and two weeks now. :)
And with success

Measurements (difference)
I 'lost'...
...6cm at the chest
...8cm at the waist
...9cm at the stomach
...6cm hips
...3cm upper arms
...2cm upper legs
...2cm calf
...and at a few other places that I won't mention here.

Sorry, but I just had to make this quick update to encourage myself a bit more to slim down further & gain more muscles. *wheee*

30 minutes of exercise a day(right after waking up)... 7 days a week... even when feeling unwell.
Half a grapefruit & 2 scrambled eggs afterwards.
1.5 litre of water minimum a day.
4 to 5 smaller meals.
Using my big dog as a barbell. (which he totally hates)

Okay, I am happy now & might be able to sleep.

Yours,
Nokta

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Hmm... I always wanted to have a holiday on another planet! :Đ

Monday, 6 August 2012

Whatever Ayşe wants...

My mother likes to go shopping in Venlo, Netherlands. Minimum once a Year.
So now that she went through surgery in spring this year & everything went well, she told me in no certain terms that this time it was my turn to come with her.

Knowing that I was ahead on my freelance comission list, I took a day off from my bosses(me, myself & I) & went with her.
Totally forgetting in the process that since she has to use crutches now, it will be me who has to carry all the shopping bags.
Now me being the intelligent pack mule that I am, I took a shopping trolley with me & two backpacks.

And at the end of the day, my Mother was happy.
(Father as well, since we brought him home his fave sweet from the Netherlands. No, not his wife... Vla!) :D


Here is Il Duce al-akbar Ayşe in front of the entry of Venlo's train station, before she commands me around the place. She's a third cousin-in-law six times removed of Asias Elton John. ;)
Notice the Limburg Museum far behind her. (ochre coloured building)

Supreme Leader gave me a 5 minute break, which I used to capture the Stadhuis (City hall [Renaissance]).
It was barely 11 o'clock in the late morning but DPD still managed to sneak into the picture. :S

After many stomach rumbling hours of shopping I persuaded her to get some Frietjes met Mayo *yum* at the newest (to me) Frieterie... which I paid for.

Later on I found the "Theater De Masspoort". Führer Ayşe said that if I was a good little boy Girl this time, next time she might conquer it for me.

Finally, aftter I was sweating profusely from carryıng around the heavy load, she was graceful enough to allow me, to invite her for the bestest ice-cream of the city.
Sorry, I was going to show the yumminess, too, but it was most splendiferous... and by the time I had thought of the camera only our bowls were left.
Da Paulo Ijs has the greatest Gelato to ever land on my tastebuds, but the people working there are so rude it's almost not funny anymore.

So, that was it.
I wish you a great start to the new week & if you ever have been to Venlo, or anywhere else in the Netherlands, tell me.
Also, I was going to snap more images, but I always had one eye thrown at my mother. :(

Yours,
Nokta

P.S.: Ooh, I forgot to show you my newest mug, which I bought there. Go here to take a look at the youngest member of my collection.

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