Tuesday, in the first train again to Delft

  • Posted on: 17 April 2007
  • By: lucas

Yesterday I worked in Eindhoven. It was Hannah's first day at her new school. She really did well. I was so proud of her: when we walked in the classroom the teacher already started. All the children were sitting in a circle. She introduced Hannah and asked her to choose an empty chair. Hannah walked promptly to her seat of choice and sat down as if it was the most normal thing in the world. When asked about her age she replied without hesitation: "4 jaar". We (Fran and I) stood at the door a bit not knowing what to do (the introduction wasn't flawless, the head teacher was not present), but when we left Hannah remained calm and in her chair. A boy whose mother left a few minutes earlier was bawling furiously and had to be put in the hall to calm down.

Hopefully today goes as well as yesterday and that Hannah feels at home in her new school.

In the weekend the weather was very good for the time of year. Last Sunday was the hottest April day since reckoning. Saturday we had a little bbq, I bought some steaks originally from South-America (not Argentina, I forgot the name of the country) from the AH. They were not as good as you would get in a decent steakhouse but nonetheless, quite good. Sunday we went to a Turkish Kermes in the north of Eindhoven: http://www.oaseonline.nl/ . Very nice food and other Turkish information. After lunch there we went to the Splinter (some info: http://www.dse.nl/node/view/916 ). But Hannah was not in the right mood so we left after half an hour and went back home.
We rented the movie: "Babel" http://www.paramountvantage.com/babel/ very impressive ! it reminded me a bit of Syriana ( http://syrianamovie.warnerbros.com/ starring: George Clooney (!)) multiple stories who look like separate storylines but cross eachother in unexpected ways.

Borat (rented last Saturday) was nice but not as witty as I hoped. There's always a fine line between vulgarity and wit / sarcasm. Anyway I had a few good laughs, Franny didn't like it too much.