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This evening, for the first time after the summer
holidays, I went to the university to play Go. I was the first to arrive but I did not
have to wait long. I played against Jan-Willem for the
first time in a very long time. We agreed on a five
stone handicap for him. After an interesting fight, I
The other day, I read in a local news paper that
our city got a green firetruck. This afternoon
we heard some siren and when we looked outside,
we saw the green firetruck approaching. I quickly
took a picture.
This evening, I again went alone the university to
play Go. I was the first to
arrive, but Rudi and Taco followed soon. We waited
for sometime and then decided that Rudi would play
against both of us. I played with a nine stone handicap.
Right at the start, I lost some stones in the bottom
left corner (from my side). But during the rest of
the game, I did not suffer any big losses. When we
counted it appeared that I had won with 65 against
61 points, and Rudi congratulated me with my victory.
If I am not mistaken, this is the first time I won
from him. I stayed some time and followed the ongoing
game between Rudi and Taco. When they were finished
we discussed some questions I raised about the game
I played against Rudi.
This afternoon, I spend some time pruning the willow.
(The previous time we pruned it was on
March 15, 2007.)
In the past week, I already did some pruning, just to
fill our green garbage container. This afternoon, the sun
was shining, and I was not sure whether would be another
nice day to do the pruning. Li-Xia
also wanted us to finish the job, so I decided to do the pruning.
This time it took a little more than 20 minutes to break off all
the new grown branches, because they had been growing for two
seasons. Li-Xia took care of cleaning away all the branches.
I also decided to saw some of the old branches with a simple
saw. I was some effort, but after some time, I figured out
how to do it.
This evening, I attended a soccer match between the
team where Annabel belong to
and a team from F.C. Twente. All parents were asked to watch the
game so that we could become acquainted. After our team
scored the first goal in (about) the third minute, and
that set the tone for the game. The final score (after two
times 35 minutes play-time) was 21-0. But Annabel felt that
the victory was not well deserved. There is one boy in her
team which recently joined their soccer club Victoria'28, who was placed in her team
but who should realy play in a higher team. And she also felt
that they did play together very well. Many goals were the
result of a one-man action.
(An action shot)
When we came home Annabel made Li-Xia
guess the outcome of the game and in the end she told it. About
five minutes later I overheard Li-Xia make some inquiries about
the result of the game. (Of course, this is the result of
Singing Tesla Coils
This afternoon, Li-Xia,
Andy, and I went in to the
city. We went various shops and I took Andy to the
McDonanlds where he ate about half a hamburger. I
finished the rest of the happy meal. He got a R2-D2
toy with his happy meal that he was very fond off.
He kept on asking about its name. On the square
around and inside the old church in the city center
the Gogbot festival
is held. We walked along two huge Tesla Coils, and I
immediately realize that these were going to be
used to make music. When we came back from our
dinner they were testing the system and playing a
song on the Tesla Coils. Of course, by daily light
the sparks were not very exciting. At home I
discovered that this was the first performance
in the Netherlands. In the evening I went back to
watch it again. When I arrived there was some
music was being performed on a small stage just
South of the church. It was not my type of music
and also very loud. Even from the distance from
which I was watching it, it was almost hurting my
ears. The people standing close to the stage must
have been deaf. I recorded some movies with my
camera and also took some pictures
(a part of
one of these pictures).
I also went inside the old church and watched
Special Player by Outside Standing Level.
This months interesting links
| August 2008
| October 2008
| Random memories