- A – addicted to aliexpress
- B – bilingually raised
- C – calm
- D – dutch
- E – enthusiastic
- F – fabulous, whaha no totally not actually
- G – growing as a person
- H – happy and healthy
I think I mentioned once or twice that I wanted to make a short piece of film. A short montage of moments. So after trying to work with movie maker and making my first youtube video ever, I decided to shoot some more. Movie maker however doesn’t like me. Or anybody in that case. Simply moving one file can give you errors everywhere and after a while I decided that it just wouldn’t work. So I needed a new program to edit. And then I still needed to understand it, because there are all these functions and buttons and nicely said I am not to good at understanding digital programs. But with the help of youtube tutorials (and lowering some of my standards) I was able to make my first ever short footage clip ‘thingy’. I have no clue how to call it.
Since I don’t have the inspiration to write about anything, I want to simply share some things. I will refer to posts, and most will be quite old. But still lovely as always <3
Recipes I tried and loved
I found this recipe trough pinterest, and since I have made it so many times. I never knew that lemon tasted so good with broccoli. Also by putting the broccoli in the oven, it gets a super flavor. The ginger I left out, since neither I nor my dad likes it, sorry mom. The toppings are optional, and I leave them out if I don’t have the ingredients at hand. Seriously guys, you HAVE to try this!
If you follow me on Instagram @letsgoforthegreat, you have most likely already seen a selection of these pictures. When my parents warned me it was flowering season for the rhododendrons, it was soon clear that it was the perfect time to shoot pictures again. I haven’t touched my canon for way too long and working with T. for the first time I really wasn’t sure how it would turn out. Somehow many people I know don’t really like to be photographed. This includes T. But he was willing to give it a try.
Over the last couple of years I’ve had a whole world gone open to me when it comes to veganism, minimalism, zero waste etc. And I think it’s good. I mean we all want to do our best to help the world. And there are so many things we can do to make the world a little bit better.
There is lots of knowledge that you can’t ignore. So you adapt you try to change the way that you have been living and be the change you want to see in the world. But damn can it be hard sometimes. And how do you know that you are taking it on a bit too much? I would love to live zero waste but when I want to enjoy a nice evening with a good movie and chips I seem to already fail. Chips means plastic, lined with god knows what, and sure you can replace it with home-made chips etc. But then there seems to be a whole lot of shit involved that also contributes to waste. And that thai sweet chilli chips which you love, so much, has milk-powder in it. Because leaving that 3%* of milk powder out would ruin the taste. Seriously there are so many items that contain milk or egg powder that can so easily be left out. But why care for animals?
The industry is clearly not yet adapted to allow easy zero-waste (and vegan) living. So as much as I can try and do my best, I will. But for f*ck sake, sometimes I just want chips. And sometimes I will eat out and need a napkin (un-prepared zero waster I know) and that should all be okay too. Because if I start worrying about all that, adding up to wanting to eat fully vegan and all my life issues which I tend to over-dramatize, I wont live happy. And my happiness is important as well.
Eating vegan is a lot easier for me than living zero-waste but there are some issues I have. I know the life of an animal is more important then my sensory pleasure. Hell, I don’t even need animal products for good taste, that’s what seasoning is for. And the ‘vegan revolution’ really does help. I mean it’s 2018, we have vegan bacon, cheese, egg, etc. But some things really need a bit more change. And I’m just trying to figure out if I am the only person who struggles with these kind of things?
Am I doing something wrong? Or does everyone have these struggles but just keeps it for themselves?
*just making a number up here