Have a wonderful Christmas! May your holiday season be merry and bright!

Love Always, Jacoline

Vondelpark Jacoline in Lithuania

Here are some pics of me...

In the United States

Buy Chris' new cd!!! (Release: dec. 26, 2005) You can pre-order it on his website: www.christomlin.com

Hi, just a quick note: I'm on myspace also:-) I just made myself a new account!! :-)

Check it out: http://www.myspace.com/jacoline

Picture: That's me when I was little :-D
An awful experience...LOL:

Soul Survivor UK= great but the showers were awful!! I have this habit of showering every day, it's a bad habit, I know, but I have to end the day with a warm shower...but at Soul Survivor I showered every morning, my airbed was new and had a really bad smell...LOL, so when I woke up every morning I ran to the showers to get rid of that awful smell. But as I said the showers were awful, not to mention that there were only a few showers and that 80% of the showers were with cold water. Showering in freezing cold water in the morning is not the most enjoying thing in life. So after the first day I decided to go to the warm showers. Only after 7 am every morning it was so crowded that you had to wait for at least 1,5 hour to get a warm shower. And I didn't want to be late for the morning service...so I decided to take a shower at 5:30 am....I' m the kind of person who always wants to sleep in so you can imagine what I looked like at 5:30 am in the morning, It looked like I was walking in my sleep. So one morning when I was in the shower I thought to myself: what an awful smell !! The showers were near the toilets but that particular building smelled AWFUL! While I was thinking about the smell I heard voices that sounded not like female voices....so then I concluded that I was showering in the toilet/shower building of the males....OH OH!!! So I dressed myself very quickly and tried to leave the building as soon as possible...unfortunately I couldn't avoid the guys that were waiting to get into the shower after me....They looked at me if I was some sort of alien..hahaha...and one guy realised that I was a girl so he started laughing and said: you molester! Hahaha....I never felt so ashamed in my entire life..haha...But I must say: the men toilets are AWFUL! :-D

In August 2005 I went to Soul Survivor UK. My best friend and I took an airplane to London Gatwick and a train to Castle Cary....On our last day we went to london to do some sightseeing...here are a few pics..
1st picture: Jolanda and I stayed in this little tent..LOL
2nd picture: Jolanda, Hannah and Rachel
3rd picture: Me at buckingham Palace with a policeman
4th picture: Hannah, me and Rachel. Rachel and Hannah are both British. Rachel and I have been friends for quite a while now. Together with my best friend Jolanda we spent a week at Soul Survivor UK!

My internship is over....It was an amazing internship and I loved working for television but it was hardworking and I worked more than 50 hours a week! And the lack of sleep was taking up my health. Last week I had to go to the doctor because I thought I had a throat and ear infection, well I did have a throat and ear infection and she gave me antibiotics. I had to stay for a week in bed...but I'm stubborn so the next day I went to work again. I managed to drag myself through the day. But now I'm still sick so next time I better listen to the doctor...LOL...
Well now I have three months of doing....nothing...well I have to do loads of homework but I haven't got a job for three months...the idea drives me nuts so I think I will try and find a job for 1 day in the week. Right now I am writing for several magazines but it's not like I am going to make money out of that.
Anyway today it is Sinterklaas, which is a dutch anual event.
All Dutch children know that Sinterklaas (the name is a corruption of Sint Nikolaas) lives in Spain. Exactly why he does remains a mystery, but that is what all the old songs and nursery rhymes say. Whatever the case may be, in Spain he spends most of the year recording the behaviour of all children in a big red book, while his helper Black Peter stocks up on presents for next December 5th. In the first weeks of November, Sinterklaas gets on his white horse, Peter ("Piet") swings a huge sack full of gifts over his shoulder, and the three of them board a steamship headed for the Netherlands. Around mid-November they arrive in a harbour town - a different one every year - where they are formally greeted by the Mayor and a delegation of citizens. Their parade through town is watched live on television by the whole country and marks the beginning of the "Sinterklaas season".
The Dutch are busy too - shopping for, and more importantly, making presents. Tradition demands that all packages be camouflaged in some imaginative way, and that every gift be accompanied by a fitting poem. This is the essence of Sinterklaas: lots of fun on a day when people are not only allowed, but expected, to make fun of each other in a friendly way. Children, parents, teachers, employers and employees, friends and co-workers tease each other and make fun of each others' habits and mannerisms. Another part of the fun is how presents are hidden or disguised. Recipients often have to go on a treasure hunt all over the house, aided by hints, to look for them. They must be prepared to dig their gifts out of the potato bin, to find them in a jello pudding, in a glove filled with wet sand, in some crazy dummy or doll. Working hard for your presents and working even harder to think up other peoples' presents and get them ready is what the fun is all about. (http://www.thehollandring.com/sinterklaas.shtml )