Saturday, 30 June 2012

Disneyland report: New parade + evening show with pictures!

Dear reader,

Yes, I once again went to Disneyland Paris.... And it was awesome! Because Disneyland celebrates its 20th anniversary they have a new parade and a new evening show when the park closes. Especially the latter is freaking awesome! :D They also have a new Park show: the Adventures of Tarzan.

As I have already written so many Disneyland reports this blog post will be a bit different. :) I have chosen to describe the new parade (with pictures) and write a bit about the new evening show rather than tell you what we did, when we did it and where we ate haha. Of course I will also write a short paragraph about the things which I have bought ;). 

Sunday, 24 June 2012

My super pretty bag! :D

Dear readers,

Just a small blog post this time about my truly awesome (and super expensive!) bag. As those who have been following my blogs regularly know by now; I really love to have a unique bag. Whenever I need a new bag I really spend my time searching for one that not everyone one has. Well this bag definitely ticked all the boxes.

As I will be going to conferences and will be starting a PHD next semester I thought I was in need of a bag that was a lot more formal than the backpack or messenger back that I usually use... Or well that's the reason I used to convince myself (yes I had to convince myself because of the price hahah). 
The bag is from a Japanese brand which specializes in Gothic Lolita clothing and accessories. I have ordered it through a Dutch Gothic Lolita store called Mfashion ( The bag is handmade, faux leather (no animals have been hurt :D). Because of the ruffles it looks formal and yet cute! Aaannnddd.... you can use it both as a shoulder bag and as a backpack! :D


Swan Plate 2 way Bag (Black)

I really really really love the bag! Let me know what you think about the bag guys! :D


Monday, 18 June 2012

PHD position! :D

Dear readers, 

Yesterday I received an e-mail which stated that I was admitted into the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis as an externally funded PHD student! :D I am just over the moon! (And super hyper for that matter).

As an externally funded student I will not receive any funding from the University itself, but I will not have to pay any tuition fees either! Moreover, I will be able to make use of all the facilities which the University offers to funded PHD students as well. Amongst others, I will receive a desk at one of the offices which have been made available for the ASCA PHD students (insert a squeal here) and I will be allowed to follow the courses which provided by ASCA and the Graduate School of Humanities. They even have a teacher training course, which I hope I will be allowed to attend.

So, I will be doing research for at least 3 to 4 years (if not longer) into the denial of death in British Victorian Novels. If that is not happiness then I do not know what is (I am sure my fellow Victorians will understand exactly what I am saying :D).

As it is not a funded position, I will be looking for funding outside University so I will be able to generate an additional income. As things are now I will have to continue to work for two days a week, which I do not mind doing at all. However, ideally I would like to spend 5 days a week on my research. I am definitely planning on applying for a funded position with ASCA for next year. Who knows: if I work really hard, they might decide to fund me :D (Not like I would not have worked hard otherwise… lol I believe my system does not have a setting other than ‘working hard’ hahah).

Honestly, part of me did not dare to hope that I would actually get accepted, as it seemed like such a long shot. I know that for the funded positions there were about 400 applications (and only 5 positions!). I am not sure how many applications they had for a non-funded position, but I am sure that I should be lucky to get in.

I honestly cannot wait for the start of next year… and this year is not even over! I am currently still waiting for my supervisor’s feedback on my Master thesis. The prospect of a PHD really does give me a huge motivational boost.

Well that’s it for my hyperactive rambling about getting the PHD position.


Blacky (prospective PHD student *squeal*).
Friday, 15 June 2012

All kinds of things to write about

Dear reader,

It has been a while (again!) since my last update. My life has been rather hectic lately. Well
let’s get to it, cause I have a LOT of catching up to do lol ;). I wrote this blog post a week ago, but forgot it at work... So here it FINALLY is. :) Expect a couple of blog posts more during the coming couple of days!

I have been suffering from a severe back ache for about a month now. In the beginning it was
so bad that I could hardly sit behind my computer, but fortunately, it is hurting a lot less. I
will be going to the doctor again this week, just to make sure (since it is still hurting >.<).

About two weeks ago I started the process of writing my Master thesis after having read a
loooottt of books. I have pretty much finished the writing of the thesis, so now I am waiting for my supervisor to get back to me with feedback. Currently, my thesis is about 13500 words.