Chasing Sophistication
Exploring odd ideas and overly ambitious projects


Journey


Suit up for 2017


Earlier today I wrote an entire blog article devoted to the new year and my opinion on new year’s resolutions (they’re a good thing!). Then I went on Facebook, saw everyone’s rants and “motivational speeches,” and promptly deleted everything I wrote. You don’t need me...

Focus


It’s been a while since I’ve last posted something and for that I apologize. I was trying to do too many things at once and as a result simply lost focus. Life apparently becomes impossible with a lack of focus and clearly nothing gets done without...

Memories: Ferrari 488 Spider


Cold wind and wet clothes. Icy roads and melting snow. That’s what it’s like right now. However, as I stare out the window my imagination is taking me back to a world where snow is artificial and cold winds the result of frigid air-conditioning. A...

Visiting the Netherlands


Saturday 5 AM. Time to wake up for what I thought would be the last trip of the year, though that has since changed. I can never be sure these days. My destination would be the Netherlands, but not for reasons you might expect. You...

Time for Jesus


I received a phone call earlier today; whether I had time to talk about Jesus. My immediate response was no, obviously, but it did make me wonder. Did I have time to talk about Jesus? It’s not like I was doing anything useful after all....

Listen


Be quiet. Mute the TV. Pause the music. Listen. Listen to the wind and the birds or to the voices around you. Just listen. Listen and breathe. For some reason it’s incredibly calming and relaxing to stop with what we’re doing and just listen to...

Writing a thank-you letter


I’ve returned back home after nearly two months of traveling, of which I’ve spent the vast majority staying at K.’s place in Delhi, India. Naturally, I’m very thankful for the fact that she let me stay with her for such a length of time and...

A note on hobbies


Before I left to travel to Dubai and India I wrote a blog post about hobbies. I briefly fantasized about driving exotic cars, a dream that became reality, about traveling and also about the hobby I’m possibly addicted to the most. Visiting the gym, not playing...

Peaceful Marble


The park is serene. The people well-behaved. All eyes – and camera lenses – are trained on a massive flower-shaped structure covered in white marble that sticks out from its green surroundings. A building which could very well be one of the most visited buildings...

India thus far


I have a confession to make. I’ve actually said that I’d never ever visit India. So after deciding to go anyway and having survived here for nearly three whole weeks (and counting!) the question I’ve got to ask myself is; Do I regret going or...