Blog, Events

Sunny Sunday in May

It’s just a sunny Sunday in May and the upcoming day the weather will be good too in The Netherlands according to the weather forecasts.

The last couple of days I have been busy with study, travelling as a little tourist in my own country and family and friends. As well as going to some IT related events and speaking to some startup businesses. These days have been very inspiring and I am planning something to do during summer as a blog tour. Ideas ideas and ideas. And it is all noted in my new notebook – in the other little one was no space left for all my ideas while being travelling now and then. Are you curious for where I have been to the past couple of days? Take a look at my Instagram or LinkedIn for parts of the answer. The rest will be blogged about.

Have a nice sunny Sunday!

Greetings by Sophie

Films, YouTube

The Pirates of the Caribbean | Dead Men Tell No Tales | Trailer

Next month, on May 24th the new long awaited Pirates of the Caribbean film will go in premiere!

This film can be watched in Real 3D and in IMAX 3D. Will this make the film experience more adventurous?

There are already different trailers of this Pirates of the Caribbean film.

The official teaser trailer


The official trailer

Do you dare to watch this in theaters?

Greetings by Sophie

Culture, Lifestyle

Mother’s Day 2016

Today is a very sunny sunday in The Netherlands ánd it is Mother’s Day. So treat you’re mum as a special person today because today we all stand still by our appreciation for our mother who gave birth to us, helps us in life and so on. I like that Mother’s Day is worldwide and not religious bound.

Have you a special present for your mother?
Or are you a mother and did you receive a special present?

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Blog, Culture, Events

Remembrance of the Dead 2016

Today is a yearly special day. The 4th of May is also known as ‘Remembrance of the Dead’ day. In The Netherlands we call it the ‘Dodenherdenking’.
The moment when we are all, on 20:00 (Dutch time) sharp, silent for two minutes.
It is not exactly the same as ‘Remembrance Day’ or ‘Poppy Day’ because that’s on the 11th of November to remember the fallen in World War I.

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To commemorate all the members of our armed forces who have died in World War II.
To commemorate all who were victims of the World War II.
To commemorate all who have fought for his/her life, beloved ones, family, friends and others.

Since 1961 this ‘Remembrance of the Dead’ day enlarged with the commemoration of victims of other military conflicts and peacekeeping missions.
To commemorate the victims of the war of the Indonesian National Revolution.
To commemorate the victims of the peacekeeping mission of Lebanon.
To commemorate the victims of the peacekeeping mission of Bosnia.

And for me personally as well:
To commemorate all the people I have known, I have loved and I have lost.

A little candle I lit.
Where the light is, is the hope of peace forever.
Where the warmth of the light is, is the strength of love.

Written by Sophie van den Akker, May 04th 2016

Do you lit a candle today?

Greetings by Sophie