and let someone check it for me.
Just to let them see where I might have been unclear, check my phrases, revise the grammar
and stuff like that, you know?
Because I’m not very good at that myself.
I’ve known since MAVO (middle school) and then in HAVO (high school) it was confirmed that,
not only am I not good at these things, but the worst part is that I’m not even interested in
Hahaha oh boy...the editor will probably remove that part during corrections.
If you are reading about it right now, it’s because I convinced them to just leave it in.
In the end it’s my bio...
And it’s true.
That stuff about reading 10 books in Dutch, Spanish and English was really too much for me. It
was too boring, and therefore too difficult. I wish there were audiobooks back then...
My solution was to pay someone else to tell me what the book was about. After that I also made
sure I read a couple of summaries about the book in question, then I went and gave this whole
performance in front of the teacher.
The funny part about this whole thing was, I didn’t see it as a failure. I rather considered it to be
a fascinating challenge; to perform good enough so the teacher would think I read the book.
I wonder how many people would’ve gotten good grades if the teacher had graded them based
on their interpretation, performance and philosophy of a book they did not read...and all this,
presented in a language they didn’t even master that well. I think this was sort of my debut in
theatrical art, too bad it wasn’t what school was looking for.
Not always... but, I succeeded in this many times.
Today I’m 41 years old..and I still use this exact same method sometimes.
Alright, that was actually my biography. It looks exactly like my paint-stained clothing.
I think it’s a beautiful metaphor.
This is good for now.
Below I’ll insert a couple of bullet points about highlight moments in my life..
I’ll make sure I write a longer biography some other day, ok?