Slow tide

Since I have this crush on Bali, I have been trying to spend more time in Bali. One attempt is to lease a piece of land and build...

Trusting the universe

Sounds a bit tacky, or meditative, but it is something I really do: trusting the universe. To me, it means I sometimes don't force...

Squid, prawns and sex

Squid and prawns. My daily routine at the Gili night market is good, so why change it. The seafood is super fresh and simply grilled on...

Lou's law

It’s 10 minutes to midnight. The air is hot and humid, the bar is crowded with sweaty bodies. The bands have just changed and a reggae...

Less is best

When moving into Amsterdam, I brought 11 boxes. 6 years later, a whopping 75 boxes. I threw away half of it and stored the rest...

Stuck in Paradise

While my head is still following last night’s beats, I try to find a spot to relax on the beach. The sand is white, the water is light...

A prison called ambition

Why is the success of your life measured in how busy you are? I question things. Wonder why you work so much, so hard or why you work at...