Claudia Schiepers

March 31, 2008, 10:05 pm
Filed under: Muziek | Tags:


Why am I not in New York on the 4th???

Just don’t…
March 28, 2008, 9:43 pm
Filed under: Claudia

I’m telling you, I’ve had it with people who think they should give me advise on my love life. I’m so sick and tired of strangers asking me :"So, why are you still single", usually followed by something like "work is not everything, you have to make time and work hard on a relationship".
Who the fuck do they think they are? I never asked for their comments on my life and I’m not sure how much longer I can still pretend like I don’t mind and laugh it off with a joke.

Or another one of those hateful remarks: "You are too smart, men are intimidated by you. Maybe you shouldn’t be so outspoken." So I should act dumb, look pretty and then I’ll be happy? Really?? I’m not sure how that is supposed to work.

And you should know that this usually comes from either a) a woman whose husband is fucking around and in some cases has even tried to pick me up, or b) the most ugly man whose wife is even more boring than he is.

Why do people think I’m not happy while being single? I have a great job, great friends, a beautiful apartment in a fantastic city, I get paid quite well and I can have (good) casual sex whenever I want to! Now I’m not sure about you, but for me, this all sounds quite wonderful.

I’m not saying that I don’t want to find someone special. If it happens, it happens, but I’m not going to feel unhappy because I don’t have that now. I was actually quite lucky in my life to have met a few guys that I spent a longer time with and they were all pretty wonderful (except one huge asshole). I loved them very much at the time and considered them my best friends. I also wish them nothing but the best in their lives now. I know off at least two of them that are now dads! And I think that is wonderful.
I’ve learned a lot from them and I’m sure they had a role in making me who I am today.

So if you feel sorry about me because I’m single and you are in a loving relationship? Don’t be… Because while you worry, I might be somewhere in Manhattan with a cocktail in my hand while a gorgeous model is trying to seduce me for a night of unlimited pleasure. And you know what? He might succeed…

March 24, 2008, 12:01 am
Filed under: Voetbal

Standard diept kloof uit.

5 years
March 23, 2008, 3:51 pm
Filed under: New York

5 years ago, I was living in Indianapolis, Indiana while working for Thomson (RCA). At the same time, Bush decided, with some help of the coalition of the "willing", to move armed forces into Iraq.

While living in one of the most right wing areas in America (bibble belt!), I got a lot of abuse about being Belgian and working for the French. Not that that ever stopped me in voicing my disapproval of what was happening in the Middle-East.

After a "mission accomplished" PR trick aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1st and the capturing of Saddam Hussein in December of the same year, result is that today, 5 years later, a lot of people are still dying almost every day in Iraq.

And the Americans came to the streets yesterday to protest against that. Here are some pictures from yesterday around Union Square in NYC. More pics here.




March 21, 2008, 2:57 pm
Filed under: New York

With a full week of meetings and trying to get the normal day-to-day stuff done, I’m feeling pretty exhausted. The late evening excursions into New York city are not very helpful in that respect, but fun though. Especially the 2am karaoke on a Tuesday night…

I do need to stop drinking that much alcohol during the week… I usually only drink one thing, vodka and orange juice (screwdriver in NY), but I tend to drink lots of it. I still know my limit, I hardly ever get drunk, but I never used to drink during the week. I blame it on Anglo-culture seeping into my veins… a couple of weeknights with alcohol and only 3-4 hours of sleep will come crashing down on me in the weekend.

Today is a public holiday in the UK, as is Monday. Unfortunately, I’m working from New York this week and they don’t "do" catholic holidays. So I’m in the office today. I’m still taking Monday off to spend some dollars; even Belgian couturiers are cheaper here then at home!

I wish you all a nice Easter holiday weekend with lots of chocolate. Mmmm een lekker chocolade ( zwart!) ei zou er nu wel ingaan…

New York part… 28?
March 16, 2008, 11:03 pm
Filed under: New York

Yes, back off to New York tomorrow. I’ve been to that city so many times in the past 2 years and I just can’t get enough of it. True, it’s always a lot of hard work, but it always feels like the city gives me more energy. Here in London, I’m quite happy to spend an evening on the couch like a potato, but in New York, it feels like such a waste. There is always this urge to go out and meet people, have a good time, go singing (!), look at people, discover new places… New York just has this… I don’t know what to call it… Maybe za-za-zoo, to use Carrie’s words. 

So ten days of za-za-zoo coming up! (I should so get this Visa thing going again, seriously…)

March 16, 2008, 10:54 pm
Filed under: Vrienden

Mr P. And Ms. E were here for the weekend. So my supply of chocolate is back up to a satisfactory level! And I have about 7 Humos and 5 Flairs to catch up on my Belgianism. Thanks for the company P&E, it’s always a pleasure spending time with you. Give a big kiss to everyone that I know and that is worthy!