This week there were no remarkable events. Well OK, I did Tae Bo for the first time. I liked it. My daughter started her final exams in High School. I spoke with professor Severing, who is the local professor guiding us locally. He is missing a table in my proposal. So we made an appointment for Thursday to work on that table. I was not feeling well, but I did go to the University for the appointment. A half hour before, he called to cancel. I went back home. Next Tuesday we will meet.
One of the things that professor Severing said I was missing in my proposal were the instruments I will be using. I know what type of instruments I will use but I found it very hard to find something about them on the internet. I found the HOME – assessment (to measure the home situation of the children) and the Utrechtse Getalbegrip Toets. But of course, I need more. The professor told me, that it is not easy to find the assessments because they are protected. My promotor, dr. Ludo Verhoeven should indicate which assessments to use. It would be very nice to use an assessment that has been used somewhere else in the world so I could compare data.
I daily watch Darren Daily. Darren Hardy sends every morning a video with positive messages and ways to work on yourself. This week he talked about the highlights of a speech that Mike Tyson gave. Mike Tyson is the youngest heavyweight boxing champion of the World. One of the things that Tyson mentioned is that to be the best, you have to do something that your competition is not doing. I remembered that after I came back from Holland there was just one thing I wanted; to become the Curaçao table tennis champion. What I did was, go for a run (5km) every morning before work.
There was a girl (back then, now she is a director of a primary school) who was mad because I always won. One day she asked why I had to win every time. My answer was because I do more for it than you do. Do you go for a run at 5?
On Mother’s day, I was looking for a picture of my daughter Kaina with me. I then realized that I was always the one taking the pictures. So I could almost find none. Those with me in it were taken by my father. Here are the ones I found.
Once I had a radio program called ‘Kancha’ (translation: ‘Sports Field’?). Every week I had a guest. Once I had Andrew Jones (later a Major League Baseball player) and another time Jean Julien (for some years now a professional tennis player) in my program. Jean Julien is a good double player. He has won Wimbledon, was number 1 in the World and this week he and his partner Horia Tecau won Madrid open. Jean Julien is the one with the red shirt. By the way, it was at that radio station where I met Raul for the first time (some 20+ years ago).