Archive for February, 2008

New Oosterling

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Every Saturday in Amsterdam you can find us at café Oosterling at the Utrechtse straat.
Here we had to create our own version of that.
 our new cafe

Sea Monkey

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Hi everyone,
Last morning I went swimming in the sea on second beach with Jean (herr director), Raapie, Michiel, and Catrien.
It was at 6:45 and I’m getting the hang of it.
I’m getting as red as a lobster but it feels good.Tomorrow morning again?  
sea monkey

Saturday, just another day at the office

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Today I woke up early again.
But before I new it Richard Claus was up as well, we planned that we would make a nice meal for the night.
So, 7:30 we went out to the butcher and bought a big peace of pork ribs, we marinated that with salt, staranis and chili’s made a little fire in the wood oven and put it in.
During lunch we will look if all is well with our little piggy, but it will be fun tonight.More later ….
the oven
piggy

More than a week ago

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Hi everybody,

 

I’m in SA for more than a week now. I’m getting to like this part of the world, bought a local simcard for my phone and have a SA phone-number now. For those who would like to call me ask Anet who is going to visit me pretty soon she will arrive here on the 3th of March.

Lots of animals and reptiles here. Our host Thea found a green snake on my porch, ohh it’s not a poisoned one she said. Yesterday 2 swallows where sitting on my heating system in my shower, very nice little birds I talked to them and their heads moved as if they understand me.

 

The production goes well as well, Jeremy and I went trough the whole script twice to find work for us, not my favorite job but I learn a lot. All the spreadsheets here are made in MS excel, which I hate with a passion.
A side project of me is putting the whole damn thing in Filemaker which I know very well.

What I didn’t now was that Port St. Johns is a sort of hippy enclave and the big green Bob Marley plants are growing here as fast as grass. Life is also very cheap here. 
Little restaurants are charging 56R about 5 euro for a 350 grams Rump Steak probably a lot of money for the locals, the meat here is very tender and nice, fresh fish I did not see on the menu yet.

 

For all the fans Knorr is named Knorrox here, the packaging is pretty ugly but the tastes are interesting lots of chile is growing here as well.

In Holland it is freezing at the moment and here it is 32 Celsius in the sun sometimes it will rain on the end of the day but that is warm rain and pretty nice. For those who Ichat, I have it on sometimes give me a ring.

school kids

Where I stay

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

As I said in the first post I thought I stayed in the outspan Inn. That is actualy not the case, I stay in Wild coast Transkei Kitchen that is in the middle of the Jungle 10 minutes from Port St. Johns.
A very nice admosphere, relaxed and very beautifull. Every night when we come back from the office we gather around a big table in the kitchen and talk about movies and things that happen in life.
I think I can manage to stay here for a while. We did some rekkies (thats what it sounds like) and that is a location visit.
I saw some very nice spiders and gekko’s on those trips.
They keep telling me that in PSJ (port st. johns) that there are monkeys, I have not seen them yet but Catrien en Michel have seen them.It is now Saturday just another day at the office, tomorrow I am free and gonna watch a couple of movies I think.
Well, it’s 6:30 here time for some food, see photo.
trankei kitchen
hut

And then I woke up in the Jungle

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Hi guys,This morning I woke up in the jungle here in SA. We stay (sleep) here in the Trankei kitchen a incredible resort and work in the outspan inn it is realy amazing. Waking up and see the sunrise at 5:30 was a very magical thing.
There are 4 dogs here and they like to be hugged. Pablo the black and white, Mamba the black lab, Voodoo the grey monster and Jethro looks like Voodoo. To my supprise I have no allergic reactions at the moment.
So i’m A ‘OK.First day at work was a bit difficult to me, to find my way in stuff etc.
Well, I will try to keep you all posted but internet is very very slow here.
Jungle view

Port St. Johns

Friday, February 8th, 2008

to see a bit of Port St. Johns and the area.
click here
Outspan Inn

And off we go

Friday, February 8th, 2008

For everyone who did not know, I’m about to leave to South Africa for a couple of months.
I will leave on Februari 11th and come back on the 24th of May, to work on a movie called Wit Licht (White Light) directed By Jean van der Velde.
I will try to keep you all posted as much as I can, the producer has to give the green light to my idea for this weblog.
The photo below was taken by Richard Claus on a location scout session in the neighbourhood of where we all will be.
Fir's Fruitshop