Peanuts & croquettes

Today I went to a meeting of My Roots Foundation in Utrecht. For the first time I met Ana, Christine and Corianne (who recently started to work for My Roots) in the flesh. What an experience to be among dozens of other adoptees from Indonesia! First there was Sander. A fellow adoptee but also fellow musician. Christine had asked us to perform a song together. And although we hadn’t met until today, let alone rehearsed together, on stage it felt as though we often performed together. I met Marianna. The incredible coincidence is, that she now…

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A docu

“Maybe we can make a documentary,” I say to Aldine. With my chopsticks, I’m trying to grab a piece of sashimi, but the tuna slides back on my plate. Quite a fake Asian I am too. Aldine is a documentary filmmaker. A year ago I designed a logo for her business.  I got to know her as a bold, captivating woman who knows exactly what she wants. She makes wonderful things. And maybe, just maybe … we she and I could do something with that story of mine. A docu about my research: how were…

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A broken heart

A broken heart. Two halves separately and yet together. I could not think of anything more symbolic than this. Today I bought two necklaces with two – mating – half hearts. In one half I had my sister’s name engraved, while my name was there in the other half. So now I can wear my sister close to my heart. And so can she. For her children, my three nephews and my niece, I went shopping too. For my nephew T. who translates our e-mails from and into English, I got an Ajax shirt. He loves soccer…

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