Bye old passport, hello new one! (1 min read)

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Bye passport.

Last week my passport expired so I had to get a new one. Of course I didn’t want to say goodbye to my passport because it has all these cool stamps in it from traveling! haha. Yes this is the only thing that I’d like to keep. So I asked if I could keep it and here it is (in the picture) with holes and all haha. All of my far away travels started in 2012, so this passport went to a lot of places already.

New passport.

I had to get a new passport photo and these are always horrible because you can’t smile haha. I forgot to shave, there are icy winds that make my eyes tear and all red. I walked into the shop and said “I want to make a good passport photo”, “of course” he said, so I sat down he took 4 shots in 1 second and I got to pick one… seriously I wasn’t even done with getting “my look” ready lol. Ah well the photo looks rubbish just like my old one, like I’m a dead zombie that just woke up xD

What’s your story?

So what do you think of passports and do you -like me- also like to keep the old one for memories? let me know and don’t forget to share your crazy photo story with me haha love to hear it! cheers 🙂

*for the dutch people, the magazine in the picture called SALT is a very adventurous magazine with lots and lots of tips/places/eco friendly products and great travel stories! makes you want to travel even more!

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WordPress app can redirect to wrong page (4 min read)

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WordPress app notice!

Is anyone here using the WordPress app on either tablet or phone? Well I am using it more than my Mac. The only thing I do on the Mac is writing. I have encountered some problems while using the app. I’ll explain what the problem.

Some people (like me) started out with a WordPress.com account (and a lot still have it) and this comes with a handy Reader where you can read, like, comment and follow all kinds of blogs. Super handy of course!

In my enthusiasm I switched to a self host at Blue host after 2 months. The great thing is I can add this self host site to the WordPress app and use all the tools inside WordPress EXCEPT the Reader which is quite important. Now what I’ve noticed is that sometimes when a notification pops up and I click on that person it sometimes occurs that it says “unable to retrieve posts” or “this blog doesn’t exist” while they of course do have a website, otherwise how could you like my post. What I do when this happens is, I go to my post, scroll to the comment section and THERE I click on the persons name/site. This redirects me to the correct and current website of that person and there I click follow.

My website

This is also the case with my website. Some people follow me on goingearthstyle.wordpress.com I understand that because when they click on me it probably redirects it to this. This however is my old WordPress.com account which I don’t use anymore. My page is goingearthstyle.com. If you get a like, comment or whatever from me it is possible that you end up on either one of these 2 pages of mine and this depends on what you click, my avatar, my name or something else.

I currently have 120 followers or something. So if you see my blog that has zero or around 10 followers it means that you’re on the wrong page 🙂 of course this isn’t that bad because this site is still up so it’s only logical that you click there to follow (so please just click that thing lol). What I do when I have around 10 followers, I migrate them from the WordPress.com account (which you’ve followed) to my Self host. The followers will disappear from the WordPress.com account but you are actually then following my current blog (This one). So no worries, you are all still following me and you still get an email (I think) when I post something new 🙂

If you don’t understand what this is all about it’s ok haha It’s pretty confusing I knowzzz. I just wanted to share the problem that I encountered in the WordPress app.

Do you ever use the WordPress app? Do you find it handy? Well thank you for reading and let me know what kind of problems you are running into 🙂

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Netflix on a grey cloudy Saturday (1 min read)

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Netflix.

So it’s a grey and cloudy Saturday and it’s flippin’ cold outside (yes 6 degrees is already cold to me especially with an icy wind that blows lol), so time for Netflix. Recently I’ve started watching Stranger Things. Since a lot of people talked about it, I searched what it was about. I read the summary of Stranger Things and thought “finally something that stands out from other series. it’s belongs in the category Sciencefiction, Supernatural fiction, Mysteryfilm (and a bit of romance in between of course haha). I’m currently at episode 7 and I won’t share any spoilers. One episode is approximately 50 minutes. Currently on IMDb (Internet Movie Database) this series has a rating of 9/10 based on 214.132 people. I also rated it pretty high because it’s just cool like that.

Storyline.

“When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.”

In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child – which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town, while a few locals begin to understand that there’s more going on than meets the eye.

The boy that goes missing is in a “losers” group in high school, these friends will do everything to get their friend back out of the “upside down world” (another dimension).

I’m hooked to this now. Do you ever watch series or films on Netflix? if so which ones? Have you got an opinion on Stranger Things, tell me 🙂

have a great weekend and don’t do things that I wouldn’t do (just kidding, just break all the rules).

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Gregory Porter in Concert @ Heineken Music Hall

Last Friday my dad and I went to Gregory Porter in concert. This guy has a very warm and soulful voice. It was held in the Heineken Music Hall. It sounds even warmer than on his album! such a joy to watch and listen to.

My taste in music is very wide. It goes from Rock to Opera, from Pop to R&B to Alternative, Dance, Dubstep, Techno and so on. In every genre there is something I like. I’m not the type that goes nuts over an artist/band. I like to search the web for new music. If it sounds good in my ears then I’ll listen to it, no matter who the artist is. Of course there is music that I listen more often to. I’ve been raised with a jukebox in our living room and lots of music from the 60’s to the 80’s, the music made in the 90’s have somehow a sound that’s a bit newer but it doesn’t grab my attention as much as songs from the 60-80’s.

I also believe that music brings harmony and peace amongst all mankind and brings each other closer. There is so much that music can do, really powerful.

I hereby let you folks listen to one of Gregory Porter’s songs and I’ll put the lyrics under the video. It’s not the greatest quality and it’s also not my video but I was down there somewhere 🙂

Picture in the post header isn’t mine either.

What do you guys listen to? do you judge artists by who they are? is your music taste as big as mine or do you prefer a specific genre? Let me know.

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Collection photo albums (2 min read)

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Holiday collection photo albums

Just wanted to share my collection photo albums that I’ve made and ordered throughout the years (starting from 2012). I’m only missing the one for the USA, I still have to make that one. These 6 albums costed me around €600 euro in total ($650 dollar) of course I made one album every year so the price isn’t too bad.

Of course all the photos in these albums are also on this blog, if you click on one of the pages in the menu.

I think a photo album is still cool! I grab my album every now and then. What happens if your pc crashes?  some people back up their photos to a hard drive. Tell me how many times will you get your hard drive just to see your photos back? not a lot. You can keep your photo albums in your bookshelf, it’s easier to grab, so you’ll do that more often.

I live in The Netherlands and I’ve always made my albums with the software that Albelli provides. It’s easy to understand, fast and pretty quick in delivering with great quality.

Do you guys ever make albums? or do you ever print a few photos? let me know what you prefer, digital or printed 🙂

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