MOSS•DAGLIG

11-13-2014

Velbekomme og quiz!

Wednesday evening the students all ate dinner together. The evening started at 19:00 and ended at 23:00. Afterwards they had their desserts wich included poptart, pancakes, “appelflappen”, pudding, cakes and brownies. The dutch students had prepared these themselves! When they all had enough to eat there was a pubquiz hosted by the Dutch teachers. The quiz had four rounds of each ten questions. The questions were about all the different cultures of the exchange students. The four teams with the most points were awarded a giftbag. It seemed like the students were enjoying themselves by the way they cheered every round a team was awarded. After a long evening of enjoying the delicious food and quizing the evening ended at 22.30, when all the students helped eachother to tidy up the room. At 23.00 the students biked home or were picked up by the parents. This night seems like it was a succesful one!

Kevin Hu and Jordan van der Graaf

City Walk

Today the students had to be at school at 9.20 am to go for a 2 to 3 hour walk through Eindhoven.

 

The entire group was divided in smaller groups. Each group was provided with a map of the city, and the route the map described led the students to all the highlights of Eindhoven.

 

The weather was very nice to have a walk. There wasn't any wind and the sun was shining brightly. After having a drink at a cafe the group continued the walk.

 

During the walk the groups got the task to each make a video about the walk to give the viewer a small impression of Eindhoven.

 

Luuk Brekelmans and Ties de Haan

 

To make a film

Today the students had to make a video about Eindhoven. During the city walk they had to make some pictures and videos for their ‘mission’ and after that, they had some time to put those photos and videos together. They sat in the mediatheek, and made the video. The group we sat with, one dutch girl and four Norwegians, had a video about how much fun they had in Eindhoven. Like how they danced in front of the Mac Donalds, were hugging some random statue or how the were laughing and talking on their way aroud the city walk. The girls made Eindhoven look really fun, so they succeeded. It was nice to see these girls having so much fun in just a city.


"open podium"

In the hall of the school  is a smal stage where you can play music or sing. It is called the ‘openpodium’  translated to English it is called a stage where you can perform if you want to. On the stage there is a piano, a gitar, an electric guitar, a bass, drums and a microphone. But you cant play whole day. You are allowed to play in the breaks. But when the break is over you can’t play anymore, because it would be nuisancing. Some students who play in a band improvise in the time they can play on the stage. but also soloist can show their musical tallents. For instance you can play the piano or sing a song. We don’t have this every week, but beacause it is international week they placed instruments and put a stage in the schoolhall. So if you can sing, play drums or anything else, feel free to enter the ‘openpodium’ and show us what you got!

Dave Rijnders

Waving Goodbye

The week went by very fast. It was already time to leave for the Norwegians.

With a few tears and good memories the students said goodbye to eachother. The Dutchmen are already very excited to visit Moss and to see all the students from Norway again. After five minutes of waiting the bus arrived. The bus left at around 3.00pm. The students said they will keep in touch with each other by social media such as Facebook and Skype.

 

Luuk Brekelmans and Ties de Haan

Typical Dutch things

Windmills:

The first windmills were invented in antiquity, but it was the Dutch who really hit it off with this wooden giant. In a flat country, where the wind always blows, windmills sprouted from the ground like mushrooms. They were used to mill, saw, pump and press. The production of boards, paint, oil and paper, as well as bread and mustard – among other things – depended on windmills and wind. In addition, windmills were used to pump the water out of lakes and to keep reclaimed land dry.


Bicycles:

 

Discover Holland on a men's bike, mother's bike, upright "granny" bike, tandem bike, racing bike, mountain bike, recumbent bike, cargo bike, three-wheeler, folding bike or electric bike. Bike along the canals of Amsterdam, coast along the Dutch shoreline, cycle through the colourful flower bulb fields, pedal along through meadows dotted with cows and windmills, climb the green hills in the south, tour through the forest and past castles in the east or trek around the Lake IJssel (IJsselmeer) or one of the Wadden Sea Islands.

 

Tulips:

There once was a flower that was unable to settle down anywhere. From the mountains in Kazakhstan, the flower bulb wandered about in Persia, China and Turkey. Until a Dutch scientist took the bulb with him to a small European country. There the flower enjoyed the climate and the soil, and the inhabitants immediately fell in love with the flower and soon designated it a national symbol. It all sounds like a fairy tale, but this is the true story of the tulip.

Bloem van den Brekel and Zoë Henry

Sinterklaas

Everybody knows Christmas, it's the time of the year when everybody is happy and everywhere are lights. In the Netherlands there is not only Christmas, there is also another holiday we celebrate: Sinterklaas. It's a little bit like Christmas, a childrens holiday. The story is about an 300 year old man, who comes from Spain every year with his helpers. These helpers are not elves, like the helpers of Santa Claus, they are "Zwarte Pieten", or in English called: Black Pete. In the story they are black because they bring presents through the chimney. At this moment in the Netherlands there is made a big fuss about Black Pete. Some people think it's discrimination, just because the character Black Pete is "black". But most people from the Netherlands think it is total nonsense that a little group of people want to change an very old tradition. This holiday is for children, why should grown ups interfere with that? As long as the children love Black Pete, and they are happy, Sinterklaas has to stay the same. Children don't see Black Pete as someone black, they see him as a good person who brings presents every year. So I think that grown ups have to stop acting like children and make sure the children have the time of their lives.

Amber van Erven

Van Gogh "sterrennacht" turned into cycling path

A luminous cycling path is opened by the Mayor of Eindhoven Rob van Gijzel and artist Daan Roosegaarde. Princess Laurentien (wife of Prince Constantijn, third son of former Queen Beatrix) was also present at the opening. The pattern of the luminous path is based on the painting “Sterrennacht” (“Starry Night”) by Vincent van Gogh. The opening of the path is the kickoff of a major international Van Gogh memorial. 2015 is the 125th year of death of Van Gogh. The 600-meter-long cycling path is placed in-between Eindhoven and Nuenen, near the spot where the painter lived. It also connects the Collse and Opwettense Watermill, which are both painted by Van Gogh. Artist Daan Roosegaarde has used thousands of luminous stones to create this path. These stones are “glow-in-the-dark”. They light up when it gets dark. This will cause the cyclists to feel like they’re cycling through a painting.

 

Djieuwke van der Horst

Yellow gold

When you think about Holland, you think about cheese. An average Dutchman eats about 15 kilos of cheese a year. Our cheeses are known all around the world for its combination of poignancy and sweetness. Most of the cheeses are named after the cities where they are produced. The most popular are Gouda and Edam, but there are many other types, such as: Frisian, Limburger, Maasdam, Old Amsterdam and Maasland. Throughout the country people are able to attend cheese festivals, markets and many other things.

Cheese has been made since the prehistory. Even Julius Caesar wrote about how surprised he was about the cheese production in The Netherlands. In the Middle Ages the cheese production became very important, cheese had become an export product. Ever since the whole world knows Holland as a country full of cheese. We cheese-heads recommend you to sample the yellow gold, and be just as surprised as Julius Caesar was.

 

 

Puck van der Bruggen and Merel Spanjers 

Music

Suicide Silence

Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band formed in 2002. The band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos. Their current members are Chris Garza, Mark Heylmun, Alex Lopez, Dan Kenny and Hernan "Eddie" Hermida. Mitch Lucker, the original vocalist, died in 2012. The album You Can’t Stop Me, that released in 2014, is the first album to not feature Mitch Lucker.

Suicide Silence will soon come to Eindhoven (the Netherlands) on the 25th of November 2014.

 

Studio albums

The Cleansing (2007)

No Time to Bleed (2009)

The Black Crown (2011)

You Can’t Stop Me (2014)

 


Rise Against

Rise Against is an American band formed in 1999. The band currently consists of Tim McIlrath, Zach Blair, Joe Principe and Brandon Barnes.

Rise Against's musical style throughout the band's career has been described by most critics as melodic hardcore, punk rock, and hardcore punk. Rise Against is also known for their advocacy of progressive organizations such as Amnesty International and It Gets Better Project. The band actively promotes animal rights.

 

Studio albums

The Unraveling (2001)

Revolutions per Minute (2003)

Siren Song of the Counter Culture (2004)

The Sufferer & the Witness (2006)

Appeal to Reason (2008)

Endgame (2011)

The Black Market (2014


Black Veil Brides

Black Veil Brides is a combination of glam metal and metalcore. The band members include Andy biersack (also known as Andy Sixx or Andy Black), Ashley Purdy, Jake Pitts, Jinxx (also known as Jeremy Ferguson) and CC (also known as Christian Coma Mora). The band’s name is shortened as BvB. They have released one EP,  3 albums and are still working on one: Sex & Hollywood, We stitch these wounds, Set the world on fire, The wretched and divine and a self-titled one: Black veil brides IV.

 

Suzy Vissers and Eefje Kremers


How to make "stroopwafels"

A delicious chewy cookie, the ‘stroopwafel’ (syrup waffle) was first made in the town of Gouda in the Netherlands during the 18th century. In fact, until 1870 ‘stroopwafels’ were made only in Gouda and there were about 100 bakeries selling these treats in that city alone.

This sweet snack is a waffle cookie made from two thin layers of batter with a sticky syrup filling in the middle. They can be purchased in packages at nearly every grocery store and bakery in the Netherlands, as well as freshly made at street stands at markets and festivals.

For this recipe, you need a waffle-iron and 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

Ingredients (for 10 stroopwafels):

For the waffle

-500 gr flour

-250 gr melted butter

-150 gr white sugar

-14 gr dry yeast

-60 ml lukewarm milk

-egg

For the filling:

-250 ml syrup

-200 gr brown sugar

-50 gr butter

-1 teaspoon cinnamon(powder)

 

Preparation:

-Mix the flour, melted butter, sugar, yeast, milk and the egg in a large bowl. Knead until the dough is soft and smooth. Then let the dough rise for 45 minutes.

-To make the filling, heat the syrup, brown sugar, butter and the cinnamon in a frying pan on middle high fire. Stir and set it aside.

-Heat the waffle-iron. Knead the dough one more time and divide it into pieces as big as a table tennis ball. Bake the waffles until they are gold-brown.

-Carefully remove the waffle from the iron. Cut the waffle open horizontally, when they are still warm. Put the filling on the just cut side, and put the waffle together again. Repeat this with all of the waffles until you’re out of dough.

 

Bon Appetit!

 

By Merel Spanjers and Puck van der Bruggen


Sudoku

Weather

11-13-14 – Today
The Netherlands / Amsterdam 
                              

Time

Temp.

Chance of rain

02:00

9 C.

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06:00

8 C.

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10:00

9 C.

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14:00

12 C.

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18:00

9 C.

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22:00

9 C.

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11-14-14 – Tomorrow
The Netherlands / Amsterdam   

Time

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Chance of rain

02:00

8 C.

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06:00

8 C.

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10:00

9 C.

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14:00

11 C.

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18:00

11 C.

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22:00

10 C.

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11-13-14 – Today
Norway / Oslo

Time

Temp.

Chance of rain

02:00

5 C.

80%

06:00

4 C.

90%

10:00

5 C.

90%

14:00

6 C.

80%

18:00

6 C.

70%

22:00

6 C.

60%



11-14-14 – Tomorrow
Norway / Oslo

Time

Temp.

Chance of rain

02:00

6 C.

60%

06:00

6 C.

50%

10:00

6 C.

60%

14:00

6 C.

40%

18:00

7 C.

40%

22:00

7 C.

40%



Matthijs van Heck

Horoscope

Daily Horoscope for Scorpio
Your ego is a definite player in today’s activities — and why shouldn’t it be? It’s a really good time for you to step up your game and make sure that everyone knows what you really think.

Daily Horoscope for Aries
A creative pulse washes over you early in the day and helps push you along through what promises to be an exciting time. It’s easier than ever for you to get people to see things your way, too.

Daily Horoscope for Taurus
Your self-confidence may come across as something a bit darker today — but try not to let go of it! If the wrong person thinks you’re arrogant, just show them how wrong they are tomorrow.

Daily Horoscope for Gemini
Try not to let your peers have it with both barrels — though your opinions are definitely firm, they may feel just as strongly that you’re wrong. This is a better time for gentle diplomacy.

Daily Horoscope for Cancer
Something new appears that could be a major blessing. In fact, it could even be the next major chapter of your life, so look sharp! It’s a great time to reach out to less fortunate friends.

Daily Horoscope for Leo
Something just clicks early in the day and leads you to a new understanding of what needs to happen next. In fact, this burst of self-confidence could be the leading edge of the next big thing!

Daily Horoscope for Virgo
It may feel as if you’re a punching bag early in the day — but things can get better! It’s not your fault, of course. People are just surlier than usual, so if you can shut them off, you should be fine.

Daily Horoscope for Libra
You need to be more socially active today — so make sure that you’re dealing with people on their level. Things should start to get really interesting once you’ve met three new people.

Daily Horoscope for Sagittarius
Good fortune is smiling upon you today — so be sure that you’re making the most of it. Note that this doesn’t have anything to do with gambling, just with little life events that add up to something big.

Daily Horoscope for Capricorn
You may find that people are disturbingly hard to pin down today — but that can be a good thing! If they don’t have to answer questions, neither do you. Stand by your decisions!

Daily Horoscope for Aquarius
Your deepest ideas may turn out to be in need of revision, so get ready to rethink almost anything. Your energy is just right for making changes that others find surprising or even shocking.

Daily Horoscope for Pisces
Other people are having enough trouble without adding your advice into the mix. Now is a good time to mind your own business and focus on your own problems — but make sure you’re there if you’re needed!

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