Loving the sea

Hello!

My first exam went well today! and 3 more to go!

Here is part 2 of my holiday update, pics from my vacation to the sea in the Netherland (called ‘Zeeland’). It’s really beautiful there and I went there with my parents. But my friend Lara also came a few days, and so did my brother and his girlfriend. We’ve had lots of fun and the weather was great! I also practised playing my beautiful mintgreen electric guitar and my mum taught me how to knit! It’s going pretty well, but it takes such a long time! You can see the result in the pics below!

Kisses,

Elvi

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I Amsterdam

 

hi there!

long time no see! Although school hasn’t started yet, vacation is over for me! I’m studying for the re-exams which will start this monday! But I thought it was about time for the first update after my great vacation! What have I done? Well, I’ve been to the wedding of one of my best friends in France, stayed there for 2 weeks, been to the sea in the Netherlands and stayed there for 2 weeks and socialised with all of my friends! And last but not least, I had a great amount of quality time with my mum, dad and doggie! This is part 1 of my holidaypics. One of the first things I did when I got back in Holland was going to the zoo in Amsterdam (Artis) with my mum. She told me I’ve been there when I was a little child, but I didn’t remember so we had to do it over again! It was a beautiful day and we rented bikes, had lunch at “bagels and beans” (which is always delicious!) and went to the zoo. Artis is an old zoo in the middle of the city and I loved it! It reminded me a bit of the zoo in Antwerp, which is going to my new hometown in about a month! Can’t wait to move! But first passing those exams!

Wish me luck!

Kisses,

Elvi

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Lunch @ “Bagels & Beans”

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Birdy eating lunch too!

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Big fish!

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cute penguins!

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Hair braids inspiration

Hi there!

I love my pink hair and I love it even more when it’s braided! Unfortunately I’m not able to make all these braids by myself (for instance the ‘crown braid’ you see below, my mum made it) and normally I don’t have enough time in the morning to braid my hair. But I want to braid my hair more often and now that I have vacation I should be able to do that! Here are my most favorite braids which I’m going to use for inspiration!

Kisses,
Tall

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The amazing braid Lai-Yan made, I’m almost able to make this one by myself! I especially love the different colours in my hair that time.

For more hair braids inpiration and tutorials, check out my Pinterest Board! (just click on the image below)
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Post no. 200!!!

Hello!

As you can see in the title, this is our 200th post! We thought this would be a good moment to look back at some of our best outfits from the past year. We have worn colourful, crazy, cute, comfy, cool, romantic, girly and great outfits. We like to mix things as you’ve probably noticed ; ) We didn’t have a lot of sun here last year, so it was all about layers! We’re happy to end with sunny outfits (although last week felt like winter here..), but they say the weather will be better soon! Jade is leaving for Italy tomorrow, so expect some sunny posts (and hopefully more sunny pictures from Elvi after she’s back from France in august)!

And just in case you forgot we’re also a band, here’s a video of one of our live performances of “We All”, one of our latest songs!

Hope you all have a lovely holiday!

Kisses,

Tall & tiny

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Our Christmas inspired outfits!

Our Christmas inspired outfits!

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Our latest outfits!

Our latest outfits!

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Relaxing @llaollao

Freeeeedooooom!

Our exams are over, yay! On top of that the weather is amazing here, it’s 34° in the shadow and the sun is out, lovely! So we went out with our two dear friends Lai-Yan and Laura, to get some ice cream at llaollao! Jade’s youngest dog Wookiee also tagged along, but -as you can see in the pictures- isn’t as big a fan of the heat as we are.

Also, check out a picture of Jade’s long hair below, because she’s going to have it cut! Bye bye long hair!

Tonight Elvi returns to the Netherlands and Jade is going for a swim with her sister. Life is good. Jade bought a vintage-style swimsuit a while ago but so far hasn’t had the chance to try it out yet, which tonight she finally can!

Yay! Again! Because… Yay!

xx TNT

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Frightening and Relieving

Hi!

We’re still working really hard for our exams, which is so exhausting… But the end of the tunnel is getting closer! In about a week from today it’ll be over. That’s relieving as well as frightening. You see, on the one hand we want the exams to be over asap and go lie in the sun with a cocktail in our hands. But on the other hand, we want (and need) more time! We just have too many things to study! Elvi has an exam today, let’s hope it goes well! It should, because she’s been working really hard for it the last couple of days. So thumbs up for her everyone!

Check out these pictures we took a while ago. They were taken when we had to go to this ‘French Sinology’ day and attend lectures that were entirely in French. We had a whale of a time, really, it was super interesting. Considering we don’t speak French, that was sarcasm. Also, the parts that we did understand, we didn’t agree with. So it wasn’t really the bestest of days… But we attended and survived, the way we do!

xx Jade

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Slayer Style

buffy hair

Hi everyone!

Don’t you love this hairdo? I really do! I’ve been thinking of dying my hair even lighter than it is now, and that would cause my hair to become very dry and frizzy. So I guess I’ll have to cut some off. But when I see Buffy rocking this hairdo, I’m thinking: I could pull it off just as well! Do you think I should go ahead with it? I sure think I should!! Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of my absolute favorite TV shows. Apart from the storyline and amazing characters, I also really like her style. I took some screenshots of some of my favorite Buffy outfits from season 2, as well as some pictures of her awesome hair. She’s quite the style icon if you ask me. Blurry pictures, but hey, it’s screenshots from a 90’s show.

Jadiewady

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The Oscars - 大学的电影晚会

Hi!

Since we’re being such goodie-goodies and we’re studying very hard for our exams right now, we don’t have time to take any pictures for our blog. But, fortunately we still have some pictures, which were too lazy to upload before, so now that laziness pays off (love it when that happens)! These pictures were taken at the Sinology Oscars. Every year the students who are in their second year of sinology have to make a Chinese movie. Afterwards the school organizes a kind of ‘Sinology Oscars’ where the movies are shown and everybody has to vote. There are ambassadors and people from the Chinese radio and everything. It’s really fun! Last year we won all the prizes, yay for us! You can check out our speech HERE and watch our movie HERE (or with Dutch subtitles HERE). If you want to watch the two of us cursing at each other in Chinese, skip to the scene which starts at 15:22. And we sing a song in the end, haha! If you don’t speak Chinese, nor Dutch, just watch the trailers below!

We had such a good time shooting that movie, if we’d have less homework we’d make another one! This year our dear Friend Laura and her friends had to make a movie and they also won a prize, yay for them!

Here are some pictures of us at this year’s oscars. As usual, Jade couldn’t help herself from dancing acting a little silly. Check out the pretty orchid in her hair though, it’s cute! We also had some group pictures taken. ^^

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Last year, we also had a picture taken for our movie, check it out! (Photographer: Wim Knapen)

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Do the peace thing

Hello!

Remember last Thursday when we got all emotional about our last day of school? Well, this picture was taken right after our last class. Don’t we look like almost-graduating sinologists?

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No, okay, you’re right, we don’t. Maybe if we’d wear glasses and elbow patches…

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Nope, still not working. But who cares? We look cool! And kind of Chinese, since Jade is doing the peace thing.

Last week we also let our good friend Cécile braid our hair together, it’s like all kinds of chocolate or different milkshake flavors mixed together.

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Darn now we’re hungry.


Kaishi! 开始!

Hi!

We had our first exam today! It was our most important Chinese exam, which mostly contains grammar and vocabulary exercises, and which basically is our theoretical exam. Tomorrow and Thursday we still have to do our practical Chinese exams. Then, two weeks later we have to do some other exams like Chinese literature, classical Chinese etc. It’s tough, but on the other hand, we have the summer ahead of us now. At least, we sure hope we do! We read in the newspaper today, that Western Europe is going to have the worst summer since 1816, that’s almost 200 years ago! Also, since our last summer kind of sucked (due to resit exams and working) we were really hoping to catch up on some summer… So please oh please let the weather be good, or we might just sink into a deep state of some kind of.. — wait let’s not think about the possible depressing consequences, let’s just hope it’ll be okay!!

Check out this picture from a while ago. See mister weather? That’s the kind of weather we like.

xx Tall and tiny

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