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Adventure for two

最近我又尝试了一个新挑战,尝试17米高的攀登丛林活动。首次尝试,没想到,我发现了一个令人疗愈的良方。我10岁的女儿几周前同她爸爸去了攀登丛林的营地。因为他爸爸不敢尝试7米以上的路径,所以在没有大人的陪同下,我女儿也止步于7米的高度。当她回家后,多少有点失望。那时,我就决定为了她挑战我自己。我们在暑假的最后一天回到攀登丛林的营地。面对17米高度时她反而有点犹豫了。为了鼓励她,我故作轻松的说:“一定很好玩,咱们一起上!“最终,我尝试了17米高度的路程,感觉好极了!在完成了最后一个吊滑后我问她:“你感觉如何?”她回答:”妈妈,我为你骄傲!“我禁不住感动得眼泪在眼眶里打转。这是过去23个月以来我同女儿一起做的最特殊的一个活动。我确信她不会忘记这一天的经历。

Another one of my recent challenges, Klimbos 17 meters height. My first try. Unexpectedly, I found a very healing method. My 10 years daughter visited Klimbos with another adult a few weeks ago. Because that person not dare to take a route higher than 7 meters. Without the company of an adult, my daughter cannot try other routes higher than seven meters. When she came home, she was a little disappointed. At that moment, I thought of challenging myself for her. We went back there on the last day of her summer holiday. She was actually a little hesitant when she chose the 17 meter height. In order to encourage her this time, I told her “It must be fun. Let’s go together!” In the end, I tried the 17-meter height journey and it felt great. After the last section of the slide, I asked her “how do you feel?” She said “Mama, I am proud of you!” I can’t help but feel so moved that tears are rolling in my eyes. This is the most special activity I have done with her together in the past 23 months. I am sure she will remember the experience of this special day.

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Characters 人物 Culture文化 Education 教育

The influence of Vermeer

维梅尔的影响

Since the age of 3, Isabel likes to play with scarves creatively. Sometimes she can play with two or three scarves for an hour or two by herself. When she was 7 years old, one day I suddenly found her one moment when she focus on painting with full of style. I quietly picked up the camera and whispered to her. She looked back with a very calm and peaceful expression. I pressed the camera shutter without hesitation, and then couldn’t help but laugh. This independent image design is truly amazing, combining the essence of Vermeer’s different paintings. Before she was three years old, a poster of “A Lady Writing a Letter” was hung in my living room. Before she was seven years old, she had been to the Mauritius Huis three times and had seen “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. It is estimated that her creative inspiration comes from early memories.

Cultivation and good taste require time and energy to cultivate. And many times you do not see big plans and large-scale. We unknowingly infiltrate our children with valuable information for a long time. And we need to take action anytime and anywhere. Don’t expect short-term impact, but the end result is usually surprising. But you need to have one pair of observant eyes. Otherwise you will miss many subtle, seemingly random movements and works. The so-called value is whether you are worth it.

一和君从3岁时就喜欢用围巾做文章,有时候一个人在那里用两三条围巾能玩耍一两个小时。在她7岁时,有一日突然发现她富有造型的专注画画。我悄悄拿起相机轻呼她一声,她暮然回眸,好平和静谧的表情。一秒内按下快门,然后就忍不住笑起来了。这个独立形象设计真是绝了,综合了Vermeer不同画作的精髓。在她三岁前,我家客厅中挂了一幅《写信少女A Lady Writing a Letter》的Poster。七岁前她去过三次Mauritius Huis博物馆,见过《戴珍珠耳环的少女Girl with a Pearl Earring》。估计她的创作灵感来源于早年的记忆。

修养和品味需要花时间花精力培养,很多时候看不出大刀阔斧的规模。在不知不觉中渗透是一个长时间的随时随地的行动。不要预期短期效应,但最终收效往往是令人惊喜的。不过你需要有一双善于观察的眼睛,否则你会错过很多细微的看似随意的行为和作品。 所谓的价值就是你自己是否觉得值得。

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Social 社交

Birthday surprise!

生日惊喜!

I received my first birthday present this year in advance. The surprise came from a Dutch couple friend. Their eldest daughter is my daughter’s best friend. They met for the first time in kindergarten 8 years ago. Going to elementary school is also together. It is a very happy thing to have a childhood friend. As parents, we have also become trusted good friends. Their younger daughter and I have a birthday in the same day. So they will not forget to congratulate me every year.

Fate has a magical aspect. But think about it carefully, the first acquaintance and the deep understanding are also the results of our initiative actions. At the beginning, opportunities were created by us for our children to play together. Later, we found that we could become friends as well. Of course, you need luck to make a right choice. But “Birds of a feather flock together” is the same everywhere. It is estimated that this is what we call fate!

Today is my birthday. I made many cakes early in the morning and put in a basket. I brought a surprise to this little girl who had the same birthday as me. Sharing makes me especially happy. Good friends are: you are in my heart, I am in your heart.
前天提前收到今年第一份生日礼物。惊喜来自一对荷兰夫妇朋友。他们的长女是女儿的小闺蜜,八年前在幼儿园里第一次见面。上小学她们也在一起,有发小是非常幸福的事。作为家长,我们也变成了可以信赖的好朋友。他们的小女儿跟我一天生日,所以他们每年都不会忘记向我祝贺。缘份这个事有神奇的一面,但是仔细想想,当初的相识和后来的深知,也是我们主动取得的成果。当初为了孩子们能一起玩耍而为他们创造了机会,后来大人们发现彼此也能交心做朋友。当然正确的选择需要运气。不过“物以类聚人以群分”,在任何一个地方都一样。估计这就是所谓的缘分吧!

今天是我生日的正日子,一早做了蛋糕,装上一篮送给跟我同天生日的小朋友。分享让我特别快乐。好朋友就是:你心中有我,我心中有你。
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Characters 人物 Cooking 厨艺

Birthday Noodles 长寿面

1 dish 1 day No.7 一日一食

The tradition in China is that birthday girl/boy has to eat noodles on her/his birthday. Noodles are called “longevity noodles”. “Longevity noodles” are long and thin noodles that represent the longevity of the birthday girl/boy. In China, eating longevity noodles has a history of more than one thousand years. The main reason is that “noodes (面mian)” is similar to “life(命ming)” in pronunciation. And long noodles means long life. Wish me a healthy and happy long life!

在中国,过生日的传统是寿星要在生日那天吃面,面条被称为“长寿面”。“长寿面”是一种细细长长的面线,手工制作只有一根,代表寿星长命百岁。在中国,吃长寿面已经有了上千年的历史。主要是因为“面”跟“命”发音接近,面长则意味着命长,寓意长命百岁。祝愿我健康快乐长寿!
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Cooking 厨艺 Social 社交

Season food 当季食品

1 dish 1 day No.6 一日一食

This year is a strange year. All activities have stopped since March. Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club is normally a socially active place for the members. It has suddenly disappeared from my calendar. Every May in Koniklijke IGC have traditional dinner parties, such as herring night and white asparagus dinner. It seems that this year can only be self-reliant. Last weekend, my friend from the south came to visit me and brought fresh white asparagus. So, I put on my apron and doing the cooking. Finally I enjoy my own Slow Food.

今年是个奇怪的年度,从三月开始一切活动都停止了。原本皇家大工业俱乐部KIGC是会员们进行社交活跃的一个场所,现在突然从我的日历中消失了。每年五月在KIGC都有传统的晚宴活动,尤其是鲱鱼之夜和白芦笋晚宴。看来今年只能自力更生了。正好上周末好友从南部到访,带来新鲜白芦笋。我开始带上围裙,下厨完成自己的作品。最终,享受我自己的“慢食”。
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Characters 人物 Education 教育

We are together

我们在一起

Isabel drew a picture for her weekend Chinese School. Content is the current status. Due to the epidemic, for a 10-year-old child, daily life has changed a lot. For her, going to school is actually a socializing. In the past ten weeks, not only she has stopped her normal social environment, but other daily activities are also impossible, such as swimming training, dancing and horse riding… Of course, these days of not going to school are also different from holidays. All public places are closed. This is a challenge for everyone.

Children are easier to adapt to the living environment than we (adults) can imagine. They have unique radar systems to find their own tracks. Sometimes, instead of worrying about whether they can adapt to the environment, it is better to calmly face the less satisfying life situation with them together.

By the way, did you see the sign “Keeping the distance of 1.50m”? 

一和君为她的周末中文学校画了一幅画。 内容是当前的隔离状态。 由于新冠病毒这一流行病,对于一个10岁的孩子来说,日常生活发生了很大变化。 对她来说,原来上学最重要的是一种社交活动。 可是在过去的十个星期中,她不仅停止了她平时正常的社交环境,而且其他日常活动也无法进行,例如游泳训练,跳舞和骑马…… 当然,这些不上学的日子同以往的假期也非常不同, 所有公共场所都关闭,这些状况对每个人都是一个挑战。

其实儿童比我们(成人)想象的更容易适应生存环境,他们拥有独特的雷达系统来寻找自己的航迹。 有时候,与其无限担心他们是否能够适应环境,不如与他们一起平静地面对这突如其来的生活状况。

顺便问一下,您是否看到“保持1.50米距离”的标志?;-)


 

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Cooking 厨艺

Cooking with no rules 自由烹饪

1 dish 1 day No.5 一日一食

I don’t like cooking according to recipes. Modifying the rules is the norm. I made a cake today and halved the butter and sugar. Soy milk is used instead of milk. Add eggs, lemon, shredded coconut and Xinjiang raisins. Such a big change did not fail in the end. So I have enough reason to continue my own judgement.
最不喜欢按方子做菜,修改规则是常态。今天做了个蛋糕,黄油和糖都减半。家里没有牛奶了就用豆浆代替。加上鸡蛋、柠檬、椰丝和新疆大葡萄干。如此大变最终也没失败。所以我又有理由继续我行我素了。
In addition to changing the routine, I also like creativity. I used Mexican tortillas to spread the eggs and then smeared my own pasta sauce. Bake in the oven for three minutes. And take out, roll all kinds of fresh vegetables in. Isn’t this a Turkish pizza!
除了改常规,还喜欢创意。我用墨西哥饼摊上鸡蛋,然后抹上自己独家的意面肉酱。放烤箱里烤三分钟,从烤箱取出后出后卷上各种生鲜蔬菜。这不就成了土耳其pizza卷饼了嘛!
Butter becomes vegetable oil, and halved the dosage. Reduce sugar in half. Fresh carrot cake successfully baked!
黄油变成植物油,用量减半,糖减半。新鲜胡萝卜蛋糕成功出炉!
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Cooking 厨艺

Fresh Juice 鲜榨果汁

1 dish 1 day No.4 一日一食

Raspberry, blueberry, orange, strawberry 覆盆子,蓝莓,橙子,草莓
Banana, apple, orange 香蕉,苹果,橙子
Mango, orange, kiwi, banana 芒果,橙子,猕猴桃,香蕉
Milk Shake: Bananas, tangerine, oranges and Greek full-fat plain yogurt
香蕉,橘子,橙子,希腊全脂原味酸奶
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Cooking 厨艺

Egg pancakes 蛋饼

1 day 1 dish No.3 一日一食

The beautiful colors make people appetite. Simple recipes can be delicious and nutritious. In fact, it uses just a little fantasy, which can make your daily life a little exciting.

颜色好看让人有食欲。简单的菜谱一样可以美味又营养。其实只是一点小幻想,能让你每日的生活有点精彩。

Vegetarian egg pancake: Stir fry mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and sun dried tomatoes briefly. Stir the eggs and pour in.
五彩蔬菜蛋饼
Egg pancake: Stir fry ham, mushrooms, spinach, sun dried tomatoes and zucchini briefly. Stir the eggs and pour in.
五彩火腿蔬菜蛋饼
Egg pancake: Stir fry Spanish salami, cherry tomatoes and sun dried tomatoes briefly. Stir the eggs and pour in.
五彩西班牙腊肠蔬菜蛋饼

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Characters 人物

Mother’s Day gift

母亲节礼物

Mama, I brought you a lovely little guest. Happy Mothers’ Day!
The guest lingered for more than half an hour. A surprise, a special gift!
妈妈,我给您带来了一个可爱的小客人。 母亲节快乐!
小客人停留了半个多小时。 好惊喜,一个特别的礼物!