Nostalgia

Yello!

How are you all doing? Jade had her last day of work yesterday and Elvi is still working hard for school! We found some old pictures from us at school, in between classes, and looking at these pictures, do feel a little nostalgia.. With us following such different classes next year, things just won’t be the same, which is sad but also nice because we are moving forward, and change can be good too. Anyway, we just thought it would be nice to share some pictures that have the both of us in them! The quality is not too good, but they are nice anyway. ^^

Love, TNT! (We should start writing this without the comma, as in commanding you all to LOVE TALL AND TINY, who knows it might just work)

ps: look at Jade’s long hair, so different…

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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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bagels & beans lunch

Lunch @ “Bagels & Beans”

bird eating mouse

Birdy eating lunch too!

big fish

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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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…

jade glasses

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

Tall en tiny


Red riding hood and Braids

Hi!

We took these pictures a couple of days ago but forgot to post them. Lai-Yan braided Elvi’s hair and it looks amazing! It is just so perfect, the way it is braided with all the colors… And check out Jade’s little red riding hood coat, isn’t it awesome? It was super rainy that day, so she was very happy. Who doesn’t want a coat like this on a rainy day?

Tall & tiny

cool pink hair braid updo red riding hood coat Zara  cool pink braid updoAlso, we’ve been working very hard in the library the past couple of days, and while doing that, Lai-Yan can’t help herself. She had to braid! So when we leave the library afterwards, our hair always looks amazing, haha!

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Another made-in-the-library braid :

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And remember this updo? Also awesome… ^^

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Have a lovely weekend, and wish us luck with studying for the finals!


List of awesome Part two (Tall)

Hey you!

After Jade’s list of awesome I can’t stay behind and I want to make my own list of awesome!! So here it is: The list with 35 reasons that describes why the last three years have been great for me!

1. I found a studio on the first day I went to leuven to search a place to live!

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2. my friends helped me pack my stuff before moving to Belgium

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3. enjoying the first snow in the beautiful historic centre of Leuven 4. snow2 4. snow14. going to the first christmas market in my life

kerstmarkt5. going to the pizza hut for diner while making art at the same time

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mcflurry7. The first cake Lai-Yan made us.

5. cake LY8. the first time we went to the chinese movie evening at our school. A year later we made our own Chinese movie!

7. film19. Going to the prom / ball / whatever of our faculty. It wasn’t that interesting, but the best part is always dressing up!

ball10. Photoshopping ourselves as Charlie’s Angels

charlie11. eating al sorts of food, marrocain food, thai food, fries, cake we love it all!!

marrokaans friet hot chocolate12. enjoying the sunshine in the park (and then totally forgot about the chocolate cake we brought…)

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13. the time Laura made us cupcakes which accidentally matched our outfits!

cupcakes14. when we’re bored, we make braids!

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15. I made James Wong’s chicken soup to make me feel better!

james wong soup16. I tried a doggy biscuit, I just wanted to know what it tasted like, it ain’t that bad!

koekje17. The time we threw a surpise knitting party for Cecile at my place

knitting party18. the time I put red food colouring on all sorts of food at Laura’s B-day party.

chips19. the time Jade secretly put my name down on a list to attend the visit of Liu Yandong. I didn’t want to go, because we had to prepare an ancient Chinese poem. But after all, we did have fun!

china20. all those times we worked in the library, most of the time boring, but luckily the building is beautiful and we always went together! bieb1 bieb221. the time I had to leave my studio, but moved to another place where I could start redecorating again (that’s always the best part about moving)

lijstjes22. All the times me and Lara danced in my room while playing the Spice Girls really loud

spice girls23. The time I slipped out of class and played piano instead

piano24. The time when my Dutch friends came to Belgium to celebrate Sinterklaas & Christmas

sinterklaas25. the time we did our nails in the McDonalds

mcdonalds26. the drawing I made for a school assignment.

tekening27. The day I started running

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28. the time we made our own Chinese movie

04 11 0729. The time that Sofie finally convinced me to celebrate Carnaval with her. I dressed up like Cleopatra

6. carnaval30. playing with Jade’s dogs.

maltie31. Recording our first music video clip. We brought a lot of stuff and decorated the piano. (We still have to upload the video..) jade qipao clip32. The time when my Belgium friends came to Holland

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33. the day I dyed my hair pink

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34. studying during summer holiday in France, not such a great experience, but it’s better to study there than study at home!

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35. studying at night in the garden

buitenWell that was a nice overview of the last 3 years! Next year will be so different, I’m going to move to Antwerp and Jade will stay in Leuven. I’m really looking forward to it, although I’m going to miss the ‘normal school life’ with the four of us having lessons together!  Hopefully there still will be enough Tall & tiny stuff =)

Kisses,
Elvi


Happy mother’s day!

Hi there!

First of all, happy mother’s day to all mums!

 Elvi is wearing an old blouse which here mum used to wear when she was her age! Thanks mum!

We really enjoyed the weather last week, but it’s getting colder again! It’s raining and that’s actually not such a bad thing, as we have to study a lot this week! Exams are coming up in two weeks and before they start we have to finish all our assignments. It’s going to be a pretty stressful period, because we’re going to have a lot of exams in a short period, but after that: VACATION!!

Kisses,

Tall & tiny

Tall and tiny


Horsey horsey

Hi!

We took another outfit picture, this time in front of this amazing horse statue! It’s next to our school and it’s quite impressive really, so dynamic! We both looked simple in white, yet we always find a way to make our outfits special. For example: the pink shoes, pink sunglasses and yes: pink hair! Elvi is rocking the great girly-dress-with-sneakers combination and Jade is wearing pants. Doesn’t sound too special, but it is, since she hardly ever does. She’s been wearing pants for three days in a row now, what it happening to the universe?!

We wish you a lovely Thursday! (Yes, we have a day off today because of the Ascension of Jesus, yay!)

Tall and tiny

Tall en tiny