The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Spotlight Taiwan Film Festival

I know it’s almost summer break and some of us already got too excited to do their school work, so here I am sharing how I spent two evenings efficiently … Continue reading

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April 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Culinary Experiments I: A composition in yellow and green

Appetite, of course is the motor of all change. So the last weekend I had a bit of a change of philosophy. Like all revolutions, this one began not from … Continue reading

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March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Greenhand Backpacker (Part 1)

Young. Passionate. Enthusiastic. Brave. Curious. Energetic. Active. Positive. I’m sitting lazily in front of my laptop and typing down these great words with a poker face. Next to my left … Continue reading

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March 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

High because of Tea

I am the kind of person who really loves stereotyping people. If I stereotyped my self, I would most probably be an “echt chinees” girl — a little bit quiet … Continue reading

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February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Incurable Pen-mania: Every Pen Has A Story

In the last winter break, I could not help but went stationery shopping again. I bought five ball pens in a small stationery store back home, and they only cost … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dutch Lesson #3 (and why I am glad)

                              dief = (n.) thief       Lieve dief (dear thief),   Happy New Year! I hope you’re enjoying my laptop. Its street-value is probably around the €50 … Continue reading

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January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Whole Latte Thanks

We don’t have Thanksgiving in Turkey. And the Dutch don’t have it either. But social media does! This is how I ended up watching videos about it on Youtube, mainly … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment
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