MOSS•DAGLIG

11-10-2014


Introduction from the Principal

On monday, at the Van Maerlant Lyceum in Eindhoven, there was an introduction for the exchange students, which was initiated by a beautiful vocal work of many students. At first Miss Chermin, the headmaster of our school, welcomed them. Miss Chermin: ‘I hope you had a nice journey.’  She told them what they’re going to do this week. After her speech a group of our school sang for them. You could see that they’d practiced a lot. After that there was another song. This time only two girls and one boy sang and a boy was playing the piano. I think they were better than the whole group. They had a really good voice and they sounded good together. 

Jonatan Diebels

Guided tour in school

Today is the first day for the exchange students on our school. It is important that they know where they are and how our school works.  Our school is a monument.  We can’t change anything about the school, because it’s in the law. Our school was built in 1919. It was a school for girls only. It was called ‘The Catharine’.
First we got together in the school hall. Slowly we’ve walked past all the classes. Then we went to the liberary where you can see  a lot of books and computers were students can work in silence.

Pomm van der Zandt and Kaatje van Pelt

Interview

We interviewed three teenagers (Henrik, Ingrid and Martin) from Norway.

 

Henrik is staying with Timo. He told us he had to get up at 05.00am and his trip took 1,5 hour. He had a nice trip and there wasn’t any turbulence. He is used to fly, because his dad worked at the airport. ‘It’s great!’ It’s exactly what he expected. He said that it’s warmer here. Henrik is expecting to have a good time, to get to know new people, and to make some new friends and learn to speak better English.

 

Ingrid is staying with Bente. She pointed out that Holland is flat, houses are attached and that everyone here uses a bike. She’s been here before, in Amsterdam. She said that it’s different in the north and south of Norway. South is more popular. At school they learn to speak American English and not British. Ingrid said that our countries have a lot in common. She doesn’t understand a word of Dutch, although because of her German lessons she said she could figure out the meaning of a few words. She said the pronunciation is really different and that makes it difficult.

Martin is staying with Joep. He had a nice flight. He thinks we have nice weather, it wasn’t raining in Amsterdam and it has been raining in Norway all year. ‘Everybody is cycling around. In Norway everybody is driving around.’ Martin plays handball. It’s very popular in Norway. He also said that the food was the same.


Jordan van der Graaf and Jonatan Diebels

The guest lessons

Waves

Guestlesson Group B Arthur Messelaar

From 10.10h – 11.00h there was a presentation given by Arthur Messelaar. After a short introduction of himself, he started off by telling about the characteristics of waves, such as amplitudes, frequency and wavelengths.

From both the Norwegians and the Dutchmen there were students who don’t have science (yet) as a course they follow at school. So not only the Norwegians learned about waves, but the Dutchmen as well. Our knowledge was tested by Mr Messelaar, when he asked us a few questions about the information that was just presented. At the end of the presentation he did an experiment about how a wave changes when you change certain things like the frequency or the vibration time.

After the guest lesson we asked Frida Trandem Holtan about her thoughts on the lesson. At first she understood the lesson, but when time passed by, it became a little bit harder to follow. But she enjoyed the lesson and said Mr Messelaar was a cool teacher.

Ties de Haan and Luuk Brekelmans

Language course
Guestlesson Group A Hanna van Duivenbode

The lesson was from 10.10h till 11.00h.

 The lesson started with a short introduction. After Miss Van Duivebode had shown us the game we were going to play. She divided the pupils in three separate groups. The Dutch pupils had to read Norwegian sentences aloud and the Norwegian pupils Dutch sentences. It was very funny to talk in a strange language like that, it was very difficult though because some of the letters are pronounced differently. Only when the other nationality could understand your sentence you got rewarded with one point. A nice detail was that the group who had earned the most points won a chocolate letter. A chocolate letter is a traditional candy when “Sinterklaas” with his “Zwarte Pieten” comes to the Netherlands to give presents and candy to the Dutch children.

Bloem van den Brekel and Rein van Duivenboden


Salsa class

The Norwegians had salsa class from Inez Lommen and Frank de Vries. Both hiphopdansers who are doing a pretty good job at salsa.  Salsa is an Latin American dance and has to be danced very quickly. It has to be danced in a partnership. The first thing the students had to do was make partners, this with someone most of them didn’t know.  The next thing they learned where the basic steps, with a little turn for the girls. When they got these steps Inez and Frank where making it a little bit harder for them by learning them the switch, fake turn and even a switch with a turn.  At first everything was difficult, but once they got the hang of it, it looked great. 

Amber van Erven

Juggling and struggling

The students of Van Maerlantlyceum and their exchange students had a juggling class today. The class didn’t only include juggling, it also included turning of Chinese plates on a stick, diabolo and throwing sticks in the air. The lesson was given by mister R. van Weezel. At the end of the class the students had to do a little performance in groups where they had to show what they had been learning in the previous houres. A couple exchange students said that the lesson was fun and maybe a little hard, as opposed to the dutch students, who pretty much all said it was lame and very boring. Well, opinions differ, right?

Djieuwke van der Horst

GLOW

On the 8th of november a special kind of festival started here in Eindhoven; the light art festival, GLOW. All over the city, artists show what they can do with lights. The Catherina Church near the center of the city will become the screen of an awesome light show. It’s a really spectacular thing to see. The theme of this years GLOW is ‘city in motion’. The artists will give a whole different meaning to art with light. It’s really impressive!

Opening hours – GLOW and GLOW NEXT

Sunday to Thursday from 18:30 to 23:00

Friday and Saturday from 18:30 to 00:00

Bloem van den Berkel and Zoë Henry

How to make "stamppot" and "pepernoten"

 Since 1574 is ‘stamppot’ a classic winter meal in the Netherlands. Stamppot with carrots is known in Brabant as ‘petozzi’. It’s a mix of mashed potatoes and carrots. Most people eat it with ‘rookworst’, sausages or meatballs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg potatoes

  • 1 kg carrots

  • 1 bouillon cube

  • 400 grams onions

  • Salt

  • Pepper

 

Directions:

First peel the potatoes, wash them and cut them in small pieces. Boil the potatoes about 20 minutes in a big pan with water and a little salt.

Cut the carrots in small cubes and chop the onions.

Add the carrots, onions and the bouillon cube to the potatoes. Let this mix boil for another 20 minutes.

When all this is done, drain the potatoes and carrots. Now it’s time to mash this mixture with a ‘stamppotstamper’ (picture on the right).

Add some salt and pepper till you get the right taste and enjoy your meal!

How to make ‘pepernoten’

These little round things are called ‘pepernoten’.  They are in the shops around ‘Sinterklaas’, another typical Dutch thing. For non-Dutch people, it probably is the weirdest holiday you ever heard of, but it has been a tradition for us for a very long time. Sinterklaas in short: There is this Saint from Spain who comes every year somewhere in November to the Netherlands with all of his ‘Zwarte Pieten’. When you are a good child, he gives you presents. But when you were naughty that year, you don’t get them + you are going to Spain in a bag with Sinterklaas. Weird? No, it is daily business here in The Netherlands. The ‘pepernoten’ are little cookies ‘Zwarte Piet’ throws when he comes inside. Here is how to make them:

Ingredients:

-250 gr self-raising flour
-125 gr dark brown sugar
-100 gr soft butter
-2 tablespoons of mixed spices
-3 tablespoons milk
-some salt

Preparation:

-Preheat the oven to 150°C and grease the baking tray.

-Sift the flour into a bowl and make a little pit in the centre. Add the sugar, the butter, the spices, a pinch of salt and the milk in the little pit. Knead this until the dough is smooth.

-Form little balls of this dough and place them on the greased baking sheet.

-Bake them for about 20 minutes until they are brown and cooked through.

 

Enjoy!

Puck van der Bruggen and Merel Spanjers


Music

MTV EMA

This weekend MTV had another one of their EMA’s, the Europe Music Awards. This is an event where a lot of famous singers come together. A lot of them are nominated for different categories, such as best male, best pop and best look. Also, there are multiple performances by artists like Ariana Grande and Katy Perry. The show is hosted by a famous person also, this years host was Nicki Minaj. The EMA’s were held in Glasgow, Scotland this year. 5 seconds of summer and One Direction won the most prices – 3 awards each. Over three years, One Direction received the most awards, a total of seven.

Eefje Kremers and Suzy Vissers

Kristallnight

Sunday evening, the 9th of November, the Kristall Night is commemorrated in several places in Amsterdam. 76 years ago the Nazi’s fired the synagogues in Germany, murdered Jews and destroyed Jewish shops and homes. The platform ‘Stop Racism and Exclusion’ held an annual memorial with speeches and Yiddish songs in the Jewish Resistance Monument at the Amsterdam City Hall.

The Central Jewish Board held a memorial meeting in the Portuguese Synagogue on the Mr. Visserplein. Minister Lodewijk Asscher (Social Affairs and Employment) took the floor and Liza Ferschtman was playing violin.

A wreath is laid for the Dutch Theatre every year. That's where Jews were gathered in the war by the Nazis, for their transport to Germany. The wreath-laying ceremony is moved this year to the courtyard of the Dutch Theater, because of the permanent monitoring of the police that stands in front of the building.

“It kinda hurts'', according to Asscher on the relocation of the wreath laying, ''That such a monument should be monitored. It feels like a disgrace to our society."

"I understand the necessity, but that this place, that my life is inseparable, must be continuously monitored, feels like an indictment. I do not want to live in a country where the Kristallnight can only be commemorated with guards at the door.'' To dwell on Kristallnacht, the Central Jewish Board wants the signal to stay alert on anti-Semitism and racism.

Amy van Stiphout and Djieuwke van der Horst

In memorial of MH17

Malaysia Airlines-flight MH17 was a frequent service from Amsterdam (Schiphol) to Kuala Lumpur. On Juli 17th 2014 a Boeing 777-200ER from Malaysia Airlines with flightnumber MH17 has crashed down in eastern Ukraine. 196 from the 298 passengers had a Dutch nationality. No one survived.

Today, November 10th, is the day that we all memorialize the victims from MH17 here in Amsterdam. Over 1600 surviving relatives are meeting up today in te RAI (event, conerence and exibition centre in Amsterdam) for the memorial. King Alexander and Queen Máxima will also be there. As well as Princess Beatrix, Princess Mariet, Pieter van Vollenhoven, members of the Cabinet and Parliament, former minister Frans Timmermans and other people who are involved. The national memorial will start at 01.00pm and will be broadcasted on radio and television. Surviving relatives will have a chance to speak during the service. Prime Minister Mark Rutte will be speaking as well.

This memorial came into being in close consulation with te surviving relatives.  The theme is security and connection. There will be hanging flags at half-mast on gouvernment buildings across te country.

Amy van Stiphout and Djieuwke van der Horst

Puzzle

Weather

11-10-14 – Today
The Netherlands / Amsterdam

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Matthijs van Heck

Horoscope

Daily Horoscope for Scorpio
You’ve got added responsibilities today — and that could be causing problems with your financial situation. If anything, the two may be entangled, as you find that things start to get complicated quickly.

Daily Horoscope for Aries
Things start to move more quickly today — and you may be the only one who can keep up! Try not to worry too much about the weirdness of the day, but do get back to basics shortly.

Daily Horoscope for Taurus
An impulse strikes you that you can’t seem to deny — try as you might! It may cost you more than you realize, especially if an actual purchase is involved. Try to get advice from a cool-headed friend.

Daily Horoscope for Gemini
Your social energy is making life so much better than usual that you can hardly stand it! There just aren’t enough hours in the day for you to meet as many new people as you want. Get out there anyway!

Daily Horoscope for Cancer
Even if you’re ordinarily quite sedate, today brings a new desire to try a little wild action. Go for it! You should find that things start to really add up after you’ve tried it this way for a while.

Daily Horoscope for Leo
If you feel frustrated, now is the right time to call on support, You need all the help you can get — and
your social network should help you find all the assistance you could ask for.

Daily Horoscope for Virgo
You don’t usually mind going over the small details — but today brings a new wrinkle to the mix. Try not to get too upset over the ins and outs of it all, as things will shake out on their own.

Daily Horoscope for Libra
You’ve hit on the right way to tell your story, and your great mental and social energies should grant you the power to change hearts and minds, Things may get a lot sweeter for you soon.

Daily Horoscope for Sagittarius
It’s vital that you keep as busy as possible today — otherwise, things are sure to get a little weird. If you start to slow down, pick up the slack with some busy work. It won’t steer you wrong.

Daily Horoscope for Capricorn
Your ability to please people is heightened today — so it’s a good time to get the attention of your boss or sweetheart or whomever else you need to make happy. Things start to improve right away!

Daily Horoscope for Aquarius
Look at things from a new point of view — your energy is terrific, and you may find that you need to deal with your people in a new way. If so, go for it wholeheartedly. Things are sure to get better!

Pomm van der Zandt and Kaatje van Pelt


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