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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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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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

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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!