what amsterdam means to me…
Posted in amsterdam November 3rd, 2008 by piablog

Oh of course I mock! Next time I shall give you something more heartfelt. Today I’m bummed about the crappy Monday weather. Also, I can’t decide what to have for dinner.


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  1. trupeach says

    oh, pia. you are so great.

    November 4th, 2008 | #

  2. sofia says

    I don’t have a real excuse for you not learning dutch but I have a friend who lives in the german part of Switzerland and her excuse is that ‘I know I won’t stay here long’ but I often remind her that it’s been more than 5 years that she lives there 🙂

    That must be funny having people pronouncing your name better than you, that must even be a bit weird !

    November 4th, 2008 | #

  3. nadia says

    J’adore toute les choses “PIA”, it is amazing to think how life changes, circumstances have you saying things like I live on a boat on the canal with a french boy…no sand to be found…

    i am glad because i feel like i am reading a book called ” les aventure de pia” l’histoire d’une fille qui vie une vie pleine…

    November 4th, 2008 | #

  4. josephine says

    pia, you crack me up! if it helps, i know what you mean. when i was living in japan, people always thought i spoke japanese. however, while i was there, my spanish improved tremendously because i hung out with my japanese-argentinean aunt. ah well, it makes life more interesting, right?

    November 4th, 2008 | #

  5. Debbie says

    I envy you so much. Amsterdam is the city where my heart lies and through the commitment of a very needy child and a partner with a job he adores I cant live the life I would want to..
    That is why I visit your blog and love to hear of all the little dutch things you experience, and see photos of the shops, canals and houses.. Maybe one day I shall live where I feel truely at home.

    November 5th, 2008 | #

  6. a-m says

    I just love the last comment… I laughed out loud! You appreciate everything you get out of life… and that is why you are always such a great read! A-M xx

    November 10th, 2008 | #

  7. gypsy says

    Loved your reflection on “a year in Amsterdam…”
    Your comment on the weather makes perfect sense to me.. I am Dutch, but a true gypsy at heart and have moved around the globe until I met my husband in Los Angeles.
    Although Los Angeles is not where my heart lies, I admit that I love the weather…

    It made me smile that you have some Indonesian blood in you… like many Dutchies, so do I.

    Should you plan on coming to LA, drop me a line.
    We can have koffie and I will make you fried rice.

    All the best,

    Dutch gypsy from LA

    July 14th, 2010 | #

  8. Melissa says

    Hi Pia, I’m so enjoying your blog! I’m Australian and looking at moving to Holland. Your photos are so amazing, it inspires me further. Thanks so much 🙂

    July 17th, 2010 | #

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