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  • Maarten

    On the verge of a new month... I give you october!

    While I'm eating plants and excited to see if next month I'll be tranforming a catholic convent or reforming the eductation system, I'll share with you how I experienced giving for a month! Which was challenging in it's own way...

     

    Nina G
    Nina G
    November 30 2012  | LoveUnlove

    Have you seen the movie 'Pay it forward'; that movie is a great example of giving (only the end is a little bit sad). Really, you should see it!

    Verena
    Verena
    November 30 2012  | LoveUnlove

    Yes, you are such a hippie, but an adorable one ;)!

    Now I come to think of it, I think being called a hippie is somehow "hip" again nowadays, don't know why :)

    Maarten
    Maarten
    November 30 2012  | LoveUnlove

    @Nina G, yes! Beautiful movie! Don't remember the sad ending anymore, maybe it's time for a refresh.

    @Verena, hehehehe, yeah. Being a hippie is hip. Just don't tell Cartman: http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/103809/hippie-infestation

    Verena
    Verena
    December 1 2012  | Maarten loves thisLoveUnlove

    Won't tell him ;) It's too late anyway: the college-know-it-all hippies have long since taken over, hahaha!

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  • Maarten

    Help! What did I give?

    Last month was a great month, because my challenge was to experience giving! After a couple of days I realised that to be able to experience giving, it was best to keep it small, for instance a smile, visit, website (more about that here). I also noticed I couldn't really experience giving when I was busy filming/photographing it. So I didn't!!

     

    Which leaves me without any material to show after this month.

     

    Can you help me with that?

    If you remember I gave you something last month, could you make a picture of it? And if it wasn't something physical - a smile, hug, talk, helping hand, visit etc - a picture of yourself? A short description (4 words or something) will help clearify what the gift was :-)

     

    For instance:

     

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    What did I receive this month?

    The possibility to give :-)

     

     

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    You can send them to my email, if you want to make a super short video, send if over WeTransfer.

     

    Gratefully forever...

     

    M

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  • Alynda

    Hey Maarten, good luck with your challenge during november! If you need any help or recipes, feel free to visit my site http://www.deplantaardigekeuken.nl or to contact me :)

    Maarten
    Maarten
    November 1 2012  | LoveUnlove

    Thanks for the tip!! I'm thinking to invite people (who have more experience with being vegan) this month to cook together with me. Would you feel like ones?

    Alynda
    Alynda
    November 2 2012  | LoveUnlove

    Yeah sure sounds like fun! I live in Den Haag, where you at? There's a vegan Halloween potluck tomorrow night in Utrecht by the way... will be fun, with a lot of good vegan food! https://www.facebook.com/events/285698088205928/?fref=ts

    Maarten
    Maarten
    November 2 2012  | LoveUnlove

    Yeah, I heard about that. But I'm not in NL for a couple of days so I won't make it :-( Pity cause it sounds really nice!!

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  • Hans van Dam

    It takes a few weeksand than the addiction for cheese and other things is over. Cheese has an opiate-like effect on humans, which is a bit hard. Don't worry, you'll survive. :)
    That's why:
    http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/blogs/thenextgreatgeneration/2012/04/culinarily_curious_addicted_to.html

    Maarten
    Maarten
    November 1 2012  | LoveUnlove

    Thanks Hans, interesting read...

    Verena
    Verena
    November 1 2012  | LoveUnlove

    Ahaaa, so it's the opiate-effect then ;) Well, I'm hooked, can eat less of the stuff, but to go cold turkey? Glad I don't have to :)! Good luck Maarten, I'll try to remember about the cookbook next saturday!

    Hans van Dam
    Hans van Dam
    November 2 2012  | LoveUnlove

    Hi Verena, cold turkey is not vegetarian, hahaha
    I think the effect is not that heavy. For me it was just 3 weeks (I think) looking at cheese with the thought that I would like a piece and than it was over. Running a pancakehouse here in Karise (DK) I used to pick the small left overs of the cheese, after cutting, and put them in my mouth.
    About 4 weeks, after I was free for cheese, I tried that again, just for fun, I can tell you, it was such a horrible greasy taste in my mouth, I really can not understand that I have been eating that stuff. So artificial... and the cheese it selv, is known as a good special Danish Havarti.

    So, no turkeys, don't worry. :)

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  • Maarten

    A hangout with food

    For those of you without plans for upcoming wednesday evening. There will be a Hangout at my place! Everybody is invited to join so we can eat, chat, talk about last month and the upcoming challenge.

     

    It'll start around 18:00, bring some food!

     

    You can check out the facebook event, or just email me and let me know you're coming. I'll send you the address (it's in Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

     

    FOOD!!!

     

    ps. as it looks like now. It will be the last chance for me to eat cheese... :-)

     

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  • Maarten

    I've been helping people with their websites like crazy... Websites are popular and apparently this is one of my most desired qualities at the moment :-)

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  • Yvonne

    Gave away a bag I won't use. And I forgot to post that I baked some muffins - couldn't eat them all myself, could I...

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  • Crischinagirl

    Today...i taught some women to draw their own mandala...they smiled so much!!!

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  • Maarten

    Today I helped a girl with isolating her sleeping room. It was fun to do and we had lot's of nice conversations! I even got a drawing in return :-)

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  • Rob

    Today i gave the support to my girlfriend's idea to work & live a year on her own in the Netherlands Antilles... i don't want her to leave

    Firma Fluitekruid
    Firma Fluitekruid
    October 22 2012  | LoveUnlove

    Ai, that is a painful gift. How compassionate of you...

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