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In exactly 2 weeks, we’re off to Asia. I’m getting more and more excited, wondering how Luna will react to being so long away from home… and me too, first time without my papa! who was always in Bali when I was there. If any problems, he would arrange everything to solve them. This time it will be different, but now that I speak the language better, I’ll think I’ll manage, if not, well that would be my KARMA then (East Bali way of thinking)

I just booked a flight Bali -Thailand too!
21 July we’ll fly for 2 weeks to Bangkok, and we’ll travel around a bit too.
We will meet Jazz there and his (new) gf. He will show us around, since he’s there for quite some time now, he knows what are must-sees there.

Yesterday I called my friend Jacky. She lives in Bali with her son and it was soooo good to hear her voice, we were both trying to understand each other, but the connection was so bad we ended up with sending txt messages. It was fun to hear her laughing though.

The renovation of our room is finished now, so I can start cleaning there.
I had to go out last night to buy a new vacuum cleaner > ours broke down at the moment we most needed it!
This was vacuum cleaner number 4 in 3 years!! Can you believe the shit they build these days, just to keep economies going?
My first vacuum cleaner was at least 15 years old, was given for free to me and I got rid of it just because the iron robot was too big and heavy for me… I wish I never done that. They don’t make stuff anymore like they used to do.
well, I hope my new dust sucking baby will live longer and stronger :)

Oh jeah… look at the nice grave our Butcher has:

butchers resting place

Close up of his present for the eternal hunting fields, some body stole it already, now there is a statue of a cat at that place (present of Marcia)

butchers resting place 

see you on the other side?

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 If there is another side. and animal spirit and human spirit reunite, I will have a couple of animals waiting for me.

 One of them is Butcher. He just died in my arms, he woke me up (to say goodbye?) and 20 min. later he stopped breathing. What a relief… he was in pain for too long, that’s for sure. But we had a big dilemma with putting Butcher to sleep, secretly hoping he would be OK some day… now he is.



sorry liefie dat we niet dapper genoeg waren je uit je lijden te verlossen

flower child's cat

lazy Butch


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It’s been a couple of months now that Jazz lives in Thailand. He’s having a good time, new country, new girlfriend. I really have to get used to the new girlfriend part though… we loved Qiong his Chinese girlfriend so much. But of course he must follow his heart, and mamma must take a step back and stop thinking about daughters in law and stop thinking every gf will be a new daughter, haha.
Anyway, he’s having a great time, because of the crisis, they only work 4 days a week: so 3 days per week left to spend sightseeing with the girlfriends. Not a bad way at all to spend 6 months Thailand.

Over here we start feeling the crisis also, I’ve got less work and every month the money seems to vaporize. Still, not complaining, I realize we still belong to the wealthiest people on earth, but not the happiest!
When Luna and I will be in Bali (in 1 month & 3 weeks we are leaving!), we will have to live on a very tight budget, it will be fun!
Oh, I’m so looking fore ward to our 4 months Bali *sigh*., but I think I mention that in every post inhere :)
Francois found himself at the artist section of Gretch guitars!!
Next to names like Django Reinhardt, Brian Setzer and George Harrison, not bad at all huh?
He was so happy when he found out, and I’m so happy for him!
Bang bang bazooka has a new drummer now, and for the first time in years I like what I’m hearing when I listen to the rehearsal tapes.
10 may they will do the last gig with Rene and the first gig with Marc, the new drummer. Too bad I have to miss that party, but I doubt I’ll be actually missing it, while grilling my fresh caught fish at the beach.

got some money?

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if you got some money in your pocket
won’t you come with me
 for I know a little bar
the right place to be
we’ll booze some tequila’s
forget our broken souls
sing the empty bottle blues again
’till morning-glory calls
so put your money in your pocket
because I am having none
come on, lets drive into the night
and try to have some fun



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Woke up feeling so down this morning…that rarely happens to me.
Yesterday my youngest kid had her graduation, and she did NOT want me (and her dad) to be there.
I was very very disappointed, cried all afternoon, and did not speak to her when she returned home…
Now, after a night sleep I should forgive her and go on with life, but it is still eating me. I am angry with her and sooo sad she denied us to witness her FIRST official milestone. When I think of all the worries she has put us through, to keep her in school, I just can’t help to feel hurt.
Bad feeling GO AWAY!

First months of 2009

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OMG! It’s already halfway February…
2 1/2 months before we leave to Bali again.
Luna passed her school examines this month, so she is sure she can come along with me.

The first test she failed (because of her attitude, hihi), so the second test she tried her best to put her ego aside, and pass :)

Jazz left for 6 months to Thailand for his final scholarship (?).
My clever boy decided to do a boxing match few days before take off… AND managed to break his hand.

 bokser (2)
So now he’s in Thailand with a plastered right hand, but he’s doing ok and enjoying the Thai experience for as far as I understood.
We make every 2 days cheap calls to Thailand to see how he’s doing, but he doesn’t have internet in his appartment yet, so I have not seen any photo’s yet. I’m curious.

Oyeah, old news, but a picture of my tatto with colors:

tattoo-color (8) 
my sweet Ganesha guiding me where ever I go…

My seahorse, the only male anymal that gives birth to babies… my father was hoping for a son when I was born :)

tattoo-color (4) 
My Lotusses, symbolizing the connections with my family and loved ones.