Student MSc Poverty Reduction (final year), living with my beautiful wife in Malaysia, counting blessings, enjoying life, working hard with passion to make each moment memorable! www.konnexxion.net is a blog I started some years ago, but, didn't follow through with it. Until now that is. I got rid of Facebook and other social media to write again. This blog is my journey through life and gives you a unique insight into the ideas and experiences of a Dutch guy traveling and living abroad. It represents freedom, my privileged freedom of traveling, of being somewhere else so I can share it with everyone who'd like to read it! www.littlemaryamgarden.wordpress.com is the website of a, for now, a hobby that I'd like to expand. I want to get my fingers green, grow food, being positively occupied, getting my hands dirty, sweat like a beast and then being a 'Slick Rick' (name of my gel, cannot help it) after a shower at the end of the day. In fact, now I am thinking about it, I do like writing, maybe I should write a book too? Hmmm.... Who knows!


Bureaucracy always, always and always is a hassle. Also now to get the documents in at the immigration office to get a long term stay pass for me. For example, we needed a stamp from court so a document can be used. On that document is a reference to a law. But, it appears that […]


On the news lately. Fracking is now allowed in The Netherlands, be it only “a test”. Not just anywhere in the Netherlands, no. They allocated a test field in Groningen! Groningen is one of the Northern provinces struggling a lot with earthquakes due to natural gas extraction by the NAM (which is a venture between […]


In this part a nuance and explanation as to why I leave Facebook with more words. It has been on my mind already for a while and I have been going back and forth with thoughts regarding what Facebook really means for me and


For too long I have been on screens giving away privacy and all. I came to think – I have this blog, so why not using it? It can do exactly the same if not better! I made this new category and also menu item “Daily Musings” which I will use similar as I have […]