Friday, February 29, 2008


Finally I bought a new desktop! Finally I will post on this blog!
Finally Cirque du Soleil arrived back in Amsterdam!

This time with their new show Varekei. The word varekai means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. Written and directed by Dominic Champagne.

Cirque du Soleil was founded in 1984 by two former street performers;
Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier.


Still, this blog is not settled. Sorry to say that Myrthe told me that she really can not make any time anymore to write for this blog. Another person will take over; request is made, so we hope so.
Sandra went through a lot of computer 'crisissis' but bought, finally a nice notebook. We will soon hear from her. My trip to Seda and Thomas, in Greece, will be delayed for one week, due to ridiculous Turkish bureaucratic rules. Looks like that this government will really use ever opportunity to get money out their citizens pockets in general but especially out the foreign pockets. Welcome to Turkey: country of double standards.

The New Breath of Fresh Air in Cyprus

For decades now the Greek and Turkish sides of Cyprus have been at odds about everything from whose island is it to who owns what on it. Recently, we witnessed a glimmer of hope and maybe even a desire for a little lasting peace in the lives of both Greek and Turkish Cypriots caught in the crossfire of politics and cultural differences.

The new Cyprus president,
Demetris Christofias, purports his goal as reunification of the island after more than three decades of discord and the very reason he ran for office. Meanwhile, Turkish Cypriot president, Mehmet Ali Talat, knows that his people voted long ago in favor of the Annan Plan only to be sidelined for their positive support.

Each side felt that the Annan Plan favored the other. What has changed today will be the one factor to decide whether Cyprus will reunite with their Turkish side and allow Turkish Cyprus to also join the European Union. How can this take place when there is seemingly great differences among both peoples? How much do the Turks and Greeks want a final peaceful decision to live side-by-side and celebrate their shared history?

PKK and the rest.

The Turkish army withdraw from Iraqi territory.
Can we expect that a war can be won by a an organized army against a bunch of outlaws, or terrorists?
A social earthquake is necessary: a political solution too.
But can this be established when the Turkish bourgeois media still wants blood? Simple denies the roots of the conflict? 'Assimilation is a crime against humanity', Turkish PM told a crowd in Germany 2 weeks ago. Assimilation in Turkey as well?
Some people know how to use a pencil, but do they know how to convey a message?
Questions for you, not for me anymore.

Day Opening - February 29