Claudia Schiepers

April 25, 2008, 11:32 am
Filed under: Herinneringen

Have you ever had someone tell you: "you definitely know this song from when we were young!" And you go: "no, doesn’t ring any bells. Don’t remember the name of the band or the song".

And then you hear the song again… and all these memories come flooding back from when you were young and innocent 🙂

Here’s on of those…

For many more of these, you can always go here.

Support the lions
April 24, 2008, 12:51 am
Filed under: Belgium

On May 13, Karine G is leaving for Namibia to take care of the wild and wounded animals. You can support her project, by being a Mecenas and bid on one of the superb activities that are up for auction at her site.
There’s a tennis lesson by Xavier, a date with the guy that came in second in the TV program with Phaedra Hoste, two gorgious guys that will wash your car in their shorts, and many many more.

Oh, and there is also a night at my house up for auction! Come spend a night in London with your friend/boyfriend/girlfriend. You have until May 4th to add your bid on her site! I garantuee that you will have a great time here! And it’s all for a good cause!

April 24, 2008, 12:34 am
Filed under: New York

… is the most fun ever! Thank god I have some great work mates that think the same! 🙂


April 24, 2008, 12:27 am
Filed under: Claudia

So, time for another update… I’ve had a pretty hectic schedule this past week, but it was one full of highlights again. First to Belgium for the taping of the "Tabel van Mendelejev". I had a fantastic time there; Urbanus and Jean Blaute are two extremely funny people! And Jean Blaute has promised to take me on a Jazz pub crawl in New York City and I intend to keep him to that. I’m not sure what impression my friend Danielle and me made on Jens Mortier, but I’m sure he was amused. And maybe he even listened when I told him to stop his agency from fucking things up with the Belgian bloggers 🙂
Anyway, it will be on tv on May 19th, a Monday night.

The next morning, I was on a flight back to New York where I had my first introduction to skydiving that same night. Great fun, but let’s see if this is a lifestyle for me. Not very much sleep though. The next evening, colleague M. had his goodbye drinks and that was as good as any reason to go pubcrawling with some great friends/work mates.
The weather was fantastic in the city and the "terrasjes" were out in full force. Hilary, Toby and I had a great lunch at Market, one of the Belgian restaurants in the city. Look how relaxed we look!


After New York I got back on a plane to Belgium, cause Standard de Liege was playing Anderlecht. 3 months ago, I asked my brother to help me get some tickets for this game as I felt then that it would be THE game of the season… As most of you probably know, I was right!

I also got my two best friends in Belgium, Ax and Danielle to convert!!! 🙂



After a nice day off on Monday with a dinner with Mister P and Miss E and a working day on Tuesday in Brussels (where I could tease the Anderlecht-supporters with my Standard-scarf :-)), it was back on a plane to London.

Now here for a few days and then back in Belgium for the weekend. Life stays busy…

ole ole ole ole…
April 20, 2008, 11:30 pm
Filed under: Voetbal

… We are the champions, we are the champions!!!
standard de liege did it and I was there to watch it live!

Next year, we will win the champion’s league!! (never hurts to dream big :-))

April 17, 2008, 5:48 pm
Filed under: New York

It’s 21 degrees Celcius in New York today. 25 tomorrow!! The city is so different with the sun out. Can’t wait to finally move here after the summer (yes, you read correctly!).

April 13, 2008, 7:59 pm
Filed under: Televisie

Kijk, hier moet ik nu van wenen, se… Sucker dat ik ben.

April 13, 2008, 5:49 pm
Filed under: Humor

She likes this cheese… a lot!

April 12, 2008, 6:35 pm
Filed under: Claudia

Just saw this at Appelogen. Quite a coincidence as just this morning I went through this torture (all for a good cause I’m sure).

Let’s me describe to you the ritual of getting a bikini wax. Obviously, all you girls already know how this works, so this is for the guys.

First some vocabulary that is used where I go:
– Bikini wax: getting rid of the sides; everything that sticks out of your bikini
– Brazilian wax: removal of almost everything, front to back except for a thin strip of hair on the pubis
– Hollywood wax: removal of everything

Me personally, I always get a brazilian done ever since I went to Rio. I do not feel comfortable with a Hollywood as I am no longer 12.

When you come into the treatment room, the lady doing the torturing asks you to get undressed from the waist down and put on these paper knickers. She then leaves the room while you are doing this to give you some privacy. The fact that she will be very close to your vagina for the next 30 minutes apparently doesn’t matter; English girls still want their privacy when undressing.
While you try to get as comfortable as possible on the table that is set up for you, the lady comes back in and mixes the wax a bit.

As for the wax, there are different types, but the ones that I have experienced are either warm or hot wax. Warm wax is put on you and left for a few seconds to dry. When dry, they rip the wax itself off, taking the hairs with it that are stuck in the dry wax. The hot wax is also applied to the skin, but then immediately ripped off with the help of strips. I don’t have any preference. The experience of the lady doing it is usually the reason why it’s real torture or bearable (trust me, it is never enjoyable).

First the wax goes on the sides, which is honestly not that big of a deal when ripping it off. If you feel that this is already as far as your pain threshold goes, stick with the normal bikini wax. After that, the lady works her way down and I guess it depends on how hairy you are as to where she stops. To be able to do this, she asks you to put your legs in different positions, from bending it to the side to bringing your knees up to your face. She also asks you for help in "spreading" your skin.

The last step is to decide on how wide you want your landing strip to be and from where you want it to start and finish. This is also quite painful, but after that, you are done, except for some soothing creme.

Again, the lady will leave the room so you have privacy to get dressed (still don’t get this as she has just been looking up your bum). All that’s left then is to pay and make another appointment for this blissful treatment…

6 million people
April 10, 2008, 5:06 pm
Filed under: Foto

In WWII, the Nazis killed 6 million people. now there is a group on Flickr that wants to collect portraits of 6 million people as a reminder of the Holocaust.

"The goal of this group is to collect 6 million pictures of different people, with one person in each picture, as a representation of the massive number of Jews the Nazis murdered during World War and to help remember both them and the other victims of Nazi Germany."

"Please help us remember the holocaust dutifully and respectfully by adding your photos– of you, your loved ones and others– to our pool. Add as many photos as you want, but please submit no more than 1 picture of any person, so that in the end we will have close to 6 million pictures of people, with a different person the subject of each picture. It’s going to take a long time to add up to 6 million pictures—that’s 200,000 Flickr pages with 30 images each—but our goal is 6 years or less. When we complete the project, it will be a memorial to those who died, and will provide us a with a way to visualize all those people."

Nice initiative. I think it will take them less then the 6 years that they are putting forward as the deadline.