01. When I was still an infant, I loved walking around with my grandfather who was like 6 feet tall! I could barely touch his hands. But I can still remember how proud I was walking next to a really big guy, lol. Or those moments were I was being cheeky and making my grandmother mad, my grandfather would just smile at me. Every single moment I’ve had with my grandfather were the best. Yeah, I miss him.
02. My grandmother surviving breast cancer.
03. When my brother and I were younger we always went to the same place for our summer holidays. I think we went for five or six years to the same place. So many adventures, so much fun! Whenever we go back, we just reminisce about the good old times.
04. First time going to Disneyland. It was a surprise from our parents and we only found out when we entered the bus that would take us to Paris. We were so excited and happy that even though we were tired (it was 5am!), we needed to keep our eyes open. What if we missed seeing the park on our way to the hotel?!? We spent two days exploring Paris and one day at Disneyland. That trip was truly magical.
05. Having the ability to travel to various places with school. I went to Paris (twice), London (twice), Vienna, Barcelona and Orlando.
06. Graduating highschool and actually getting a good grade for math. Definitely one of my worst subjects in highschool and passing that, came as a huge surprise.
07. Walking around with my dad’s SLR camera when I was teeny weeny. My dad sold that camera when I was still young, but they gave me those throwaway cameras after that. At age seventeen or so, I got my first digital camera (an Olympic camera with 2 megapixel!). Those were the days! I fell in love with photography at an early age.
08. My success in sports. From age three to age thirteen I was a gymnast at the highest (amateur) level. I participated in national competitions before I decided to quit because of some douchebag coach.
Started playing soccer after that due to my brother and dad pushing me into that sport. I ended up really loving it and my team became champions twice in the two following years. I had been a captain of the team for six years after that. Lastly, while in highschool I started dancing with a few friends. We ended up going to the Dutch semi-finals and got 3rd place. I really don’t post this to brag, but I really miss participating in any sport whatsoever, and this reminds me of how much fun I had during those years when I did do (team)sports.
09. Getting a job straight out of graduating college, followed by an invitation to apply for the College Program at Walt Disney World. Went to selection day, got accepted and out of 20 or so applicants, only two actually went ahead and participated. I was one of those two. Rob, a friend of mine, was the other one. A lot happened in those six months that I will never forget (I will talk about it in a separate post one day).
10. The dates June 15th and March 1st. June 15th was the day Jordi (our previous dog) was born and Kenji was born March 1st. We had a dog before Jordi named Kavik, but I can’t recall his birthday. I really can’t imagine a life without a dog. I love (and loved) them to bits.