poster happiness

Don’t worry, be happy!

Last month I finished my thesis. It was the end of an half-year-long worrisome era in my life. I loved my topic, and I do love academic research, but I must admit I have quite a complicated love-hate-relationship to writing papers. I am the kind of person who can really, really stress out about my…

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AIESEC Leiden!


  Hello there potential and current Leiden University students. As the academic year draws to an end, I got to thinking about how involved I was with student associated events and organizations this past year. I wonder whether I should have pushed myself to leave the safety of the library and venture out into the…

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你好! Learning Chinese #1

In my little Chinese Trilogy I will share with you my thoughts about learning Chinese, the difficulties, the curiosities, the surprises and what I can already read and understand when I go into Chinatown. But first a little introduction … 大家好!我叫 Frederike 中文名字是非凡! … which means something like “Hello, everyone! I am Frederike, and my…

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