Claudia Schiepers

Flight of the conchords
October 30, 2007, 12:10 pm
Filed under: Humor

After a tip of someone who, I have to say, does a really good impression of these guys, meet the "Flight of the Conchords" from New Zealand. Prepare to be rolling over the floor laughing.

Making love… making love for two…making love for two…minutes… 🙂

French president
October 30, 2007, 11:52 am
Filed under: Televisie

You know what? I think he is absolutely right to walk away. More "famous" people should do it when asked about private stuff. Maybe then, the "serious" news programmes could go back to serious issues.

Bathroom Blogfest starts now
October 29, 2007, 3:31 pm
Filed under: Bathroom blogfest, ladiesrooms

N652654045_197845_7204_2Today the Bathroom Blogfest starts! A year ago, 9 bloggers wrote a whole week about the importance of a decent, clean bathroom in the customer experience. This year, a whopping 22 bloggers will be writing about the same subject. See below for the full list of all the ladies (and one man) who will be going on about the good, the bad and the ugly of the little rooms. There is a blog that unites all the posts and there even is a Facebook group.

I’ve been thinking for a while on what to write about, as I do have some strong opinions about toilets all over the world. So I decided to go exactly with that, my experiences in the different countries and how they compare to each other.

As a proud Belgian (although I don’t live there anymore), I’ll start with my home country. Now I can’t really complain about the cleanliness in general of Belgian toilets. Compared to my travels all over the world, they will rank quite high on that scale. I’ve never had any big problems that I can think of. Of course, you will always have some of these dodgy bars that need to get some cleaners in on a more regular basis.

But overall Belgium scores good on my satisfaction scale. I even remember the Brussels airport (after Schiphol airport) being quite innovative when they placed urinals for ladies in their new terminal (although I’m still trying to figure out how exactly you should use them). Lady P was the name of the toilet… Or remember Rock Werchter and Humo working together years ago to help ladies go to the bathroom at festivals. They gave away these "Plastuiten" or P-mates, so you didn’t have to touch anything and could pee like a boy. I tried that at home and it was absolutely brilliant.

There is one thing I do really really really hate about Belgian toilets, and that is that more and more places will make you pay for going to the bathroom. Now how ridiculous is that! And no, it’s not a matter of tipping, they actually list the price for going. And these toilets are not any cleaner than the ones where you don’t pay, it has just become a habbit and everyone just pays. Even very classy (read expensive) restaurants have the balls to ask for half a Euro to go. I really don’t understand why everyone thinks this is normal. As a lot of my readers are Belgian, what do you think about this?

Here’s as promised, the full list of bloggers:

I love the 80’s
October 28, 2007, 1:11 pm
Filed under: Herinneringen

… and if you are growing a mullet, so do you!
It’s quite American, but how much do you remember? I remember way too much of this shit…

Ellen for president!
October 27, 2007, 5:00 pm
Filed under: Televisie

Woehoe, Ellen has quoted me on ATV (local Antwerp TV station). Check it out at about 3min45sec into the video. Girl Geeks rule!

Anchorman fest
October 26, 2007, 3:28 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

If you are a fan and if you are in London on the 8th of December, you don’t want to miss this.
More info here.
Tickets here.


Viral stars
October 24, 2007, 12:06 pm
Filed under: Weblogs

If you know even half of the characters in this little film, you need to get out from behind your screen and enjoy life away from your PC/MAC a bit more 🙂

You can find the lyrics on the blog of the creators.

Via Appelogen, vote for them to win an International Blog Award!

I am a…
October 23, 2007, 3:50 pm
Filed under: Weblogs

What Kind of Blogger Are You?

Belgian “kl*te”-newspapers
October 23, 2007, 3:13 pm
Filed under: Web/Technologie

I’m getting more and more frustrated with the Morgen and the Standaard, Belgium’s (or Flanders’) only two supposedly quality newspapers. Of course, I can’t read the actual papers here in London, but I try to follow current affairs in Belgium through their websites.
And every now and then, both newspapers have interesting competitions on their websites. I think you can win weekends on the Standaard website now and a professional digital camera on the Morgen site. Both quite interesting for me.

But what I absolutely hate, is that, to enter the competition, both newspapers make you change your homepage to their website. And no, it’s not via an opt-in or opt-out form (you know, where you tick or untick the boxes that say "I am ok with making this my homepage"), no no… If you refuse to make them your homepage, you simply can’t compete. For me, this is extremely unfriendly customer behaviour. I surf on my work computer over lunch or when I take a break. I do not want the newspapers’ websites to be my homepage; the company intranet is my homepage so I have access to all my worktools. But, I also want to participate to some of these competitions, because they are fun and because I like the prizes. But everytime I have to re-adjust my homepage and it’s making me dislike the sites more and more…
So dudes, fix it! You should know better…

Tokio Hotel
October 23, 2007, 11:59 am
Filed under: Weblogs

Schrijf niks slechts over de Duitsers want hun fanlegioen zal u kletsen komen geven!

Ocharme Dominiek… alhoewel ik er bijna zeker van ben dat hij er enorm van aan het genieten is 🙂

Zooo grappig. En hij heeft zeker gelijk over de plaatsvervangende schaamte bij het lezen van zo’n slecht taalgebruik. Jongens, jongens toch… Al moet ik hier beter "dames, dames toch" schrijven…