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Jumping onto ionotter's bandwagon :)

The problem with LJ is we all think we are so close,but really we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

if you like, post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.


Travel agency turned me down. Still no money from the unemployment fund. Today was not a very good day.


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Feb. 14th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
Would you rather be in the entertainment industry rather than job hunting and taking little jobs here and there?

I would guess yes, But I couldnt come up with anything!
Feb. 15th, 2006 09:48 am (UTC)
Of course! The little jobs start to wear you down after a while, especially when you don't WANT them to be little jobs, but bosses decide otherwise. If I could pay my rent with singing and/or radio stuff I would do it in a heartbeat. Unfortunately it is a small pond with lots of fishies. I'm slowly starting to work my way in, the first real step would be that course for studio technician and producer.
Feb. 15th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
If you could go back in time and try it all over again, what choice of education/job/career do you think you'd make?

And if you couldn't go back, would you start over and chase your dream anyway?
Feb. 15th, 2006 09:59 am (UTC)
The thing about growing up is that your plans and dreams change along with you. As John Lennon said: Life's what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. My first dream job (as a kid) was ... dolphin trainer, can you believe it? :) It stuck in the back of my mind, but when I found out in highschool that such a job (or more specifically marine biologist) would include lots of biology lessons, cutting open frogs and cow's eyes, I changed plans pretty fast.

I don't regret doing Hotel Management school. I think the key moment in the 'where it all went wrong' story is my first job. I finished a traineeship in a dutch bungalow resort, and the staff there wanted me to return after graduation. However, I had this wonderful apartment in the city of Maastricht, and returning to that specific resort would either mean moving or driving 3 hours a day. So I asked if I could get a position in another resort (from the same chain) in Belgium. And so it happened. It took me 2 years to find out that my expectation and theirs were totally different from each other. Had I gone to the first resort, things would no doubt have been very different.

But I digress. To answer your question: If I could go back in time, I would (with my current knowledge) have tried for the entertainment business. Drama school, Arts & performance, that kind of stuff. Some of my happiest moments in life were on stage. Guess I'm a whore for applause :)

Alas, time travel hasn't been invented yet. However, I haven't totally given up on my dreams. I'm trying to switch to the wonderful world of music and radio. Somewhere out there, there's a chair with my name on it. Just have to work very hard to find it.
Feb. 15th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
I'm not sure I can think of a single question that would remedy the "I don't really know you" problem, actually. :P I could ask about specific things, of course, but that's not going to change the fact that we don't really know each other; it would just give me a specific piece of information.

FWIW, things like "do you have siblings" or "which town were you born in" and the like are overrated IMO, anyway. I always used to be a bit dumbfounded when my parents asked about these things when I had new friends as a kid - I never could answer questions like that, simply because it never occured to me to ask them. Getting to know a person is not a matter of collecting random bits of useless information about them. :)

So... yeah. Sorry, I don't know what to ask. ^.^ I'd like to get to know you better, though.
Feb. 15th, 2006 10:16 am (UTC)
Maybe if I pour my life into a nutshell with lots of dry information, you might get a little idea of who I am.

Rob, born in november 1977 to parents Theo (ICT network architect) and Susan (beautician). One brother Jeroen, 4 and a half years younger than me, he's currently chef in a small bar/restaurant in Eindhoven. Grew up, learned a lot, spent more time reading the newspaper than playing outside with friends. Was tested positive for extra-high intelligence (or 'gifted' as some call it) when I was 6 or 7. Breezed through the lessons, moved to Maastricht at age 17 to study Hotel management. Graduated, went to work at a bungalow resort in Belgium, then McDonalds, then a 5 star hotel at the dutch coast, then a archeological themepark. All jobs in hospitality.

Was infected with music at a very young age (dad's quite the guitar player). Chose for electronic organ, later the keyboard. Discovered I could sing quite well, became singer of a coverband in my student years, still trying to get back into the music biz ever since. I now live in Katwijk aan Zee, a sleepy religious town at the coast, wanting to move but no cash and no affordable homes in the region. Social housing plans suck here.

My favorite movie The Lion King made me discover a small dutch Lion King fanclub which later evolved into the dutchfurs (at least, that's my point of view). Have always loved dolphins and disney, then learnt about cheetahs and admired them ever since.

I highly value friendship and honesty. I only have a few REALLY close friends (you know who you are) but I would go to hell and back for them. I know I will go to hell because:
- I worship Ben & Jerry's ice cream. It's SO good, it must be the work of the devil
- I only go to church when I really HAVE to (weddings, funerals)
- I live a life of vices :)
- I don't take religion seriously :p

I have lots more loves, hates, hopes and fears, but I think I'd better stop here before there's nothing left to talk about anymore :D
Feb. 15th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks, that was quite interesting. Mmm, I've been to Katwijk at least once, too - my parents often vacationed in the Netherlands (still do, too), and while they usually stayed (stay) in Egmond, we also stayed in Noordwijk once (and visited Katwijk while we were there). ^^
May. 24th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
What do you fear?
May. 24th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
It took you three months to come up with a question? ;)

But seriously... I'm not a brave man. There are quite a number of things I fear, but the common factor is my life being at risk. I fear getting a gun pointed at me. I fear losing family members through anything but old age. I fear going deaf or blind.
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