Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog/website, simply called It's Leander. This is my little home on the Internet, where I share my life, thoughts, experiences and all the things I love. Thank you for visiting my blog! Feel free to drop me a line and say 'hi'! - Much love, Leander

Oct 18 2014

Oasis of the Seas

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Last Tuesday I went to Rotterdam with my folks to check out the biggest cruise ship in the entire world, the Oasis of the Seas. The ship arrived in Rotterdam on September 30th and it was here in Holland for some renovations and maintenance. We wanted to check out the ship two weeks ago, but we learned that the ship wasn’t at the cruise terminal anymore. But the ship came back on October 14, after two weeks of being maintained, so it was our chance to check it out!

Ofcourse I took some pictures and I want to share them with you! :)

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I checked out some information and images online of the Oasis of the Seas and it looks really awesome. Check out the official website for Oasis of the Seas, and see for yourself. It would be a dream come true to travel on that ship!

If only… if only…

I uploaded a vlog where I showed some footage from last Tuesday.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the vlog! And the pictures of the ship. I hope you’ll have an awesome weekend! Ta-ta for now! :)

Oct 9 2014

I’m on Snapchat!

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So, I have been giving Snapchat another try the past week. I used it before a while back, but then I deleted it because I didn’t really understand it and I didn’t like it. But I installed it again a couple days ago on my iPhone and now I’m kind of liking it!

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I have been sending out snapchats with little updates and pictures to the low amount of followers I have on there and I think it’s fun!

So, if you want to catch my Snapchats you can follow me at… *drumroll*…

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What a shocker, right?

Also, I follow a few of my favorite YouTubers on Snapchat, like iJustine. And Joey Graceffa recently joined Snapchat too, and he has been posting a lot of Snapchats. If you want to follow Joey Graceffa, his Snapchat handle is joeygraceffa16.

Alrighty, follow me on Snapchat and I will Snapchat ya later!

Oct 8 2014

Hello October!

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Finally! My first blog post in October! How is everyone doing? I hope that each and everyone of you are doing great. I’m doing pretty good. Not great, but good. I’m trying to less worried and concerned about the little things. Sometimes it’s hard, but I just breathe through it and count to ten.

Nothing much is new with me. Just doing my little thing. I haven’t posted a blog in a while, so I decided to show off some nice pictures I took the past couple of days. Autumn like pictures. Or fall, whatever you want to call it.

I still can’t believe it’s October already. Time really flies by, people. Before you know it it’s Christmas again and BAM, it’s 2015! Crazy, crazy!

Anyway, here are some pictures I want to share with you. If you’re following me on Instagram, then you already seen them, or at least a couple of them.

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The sun occasionally makes an appearance, but it has been raining more than there’s sunshine.

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A big canal in my hometown of Delft, The Netherlands

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A small canal just outside the city centre of Delft with several houseboats. Really cool!

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I don’t know exactly what this is, but I thought it was cool. When something’s cool, it’s a Kodak moment.

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Loads of leaves have fallen on the ground. Yes, autumn is here!

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Look at this ugly ducky! I saw this parked on a parking lot and again, it was a Kodak moment.

I hope you like these random snaps that I took in Delft. I used the Afterlight app for filters. I gave it a little faded vintage looking effect. Suits pretty well, don’t you think? You know I love my faded vintage looking photographs.

I hope you’re having a splendid and prosper day! Ta-ta for now! :)

Sep 29 2014

Hyperlapse by Instagram

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A couple days ago I decided to jump on the Hyperlapse wagon and installed the app on my iPhone. Hyperlapse is an app by Instagram where you can create awesome time lapse videos and post them on Instagram or any other social media site.

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I currently uploaded three different Hyperlapse videos on my Instagram from when I was in the car. Check it out!

As you can see I have white borders on my video Hyperlapse videos. I used the Squaready for Video app, so it will show the full video without being cropped.

I totally love Hyperlapse. It’s a lot of fun, easy and fast. It is available in the iTunes AppStore for free. What I would like to see in future updates is the option to import a video from your camera roll. That would be neat!

What do you think of Hyperlapse?

Sep 28 2014

Family fun at my cousin’s birthday

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Yesterday I was amongst family and it was a lot of fun! It was my cousin Marlon’s 40th birthday. My aunties and cousins were there. Ate a lot of fun, drank a lot of wine and had lots of laughter! I took some snaps, not a lot, and I want to share them with you! :)

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Me together with my mom and my aunties. Or also known as me with the four sisters! :) Mom is on the far right.

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Hanging with my cousins Rachella and Merline. Always a lot of fun, with lots of laughter! :)

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This little fella, OMG, I love him! He has got to be the cutest three year old, ever! He’s the son of my cousin Rachella’s boyfriend. Just so precious! I was out of breath carrying him around and throwing him in the air. Once you start they want more, more, more. Like, again, again!! LOL!! I just couldn’t say no to his adorable face!!

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I had a great time last night! Had lots of food to eat, lots of wine to drink and having loads of laughs with family. Nothing better than that, right? And I just noticed that I didn’t took a picture with the birthday boy! Shame on me!

All pictures posted will be uploaded to my Photo Album in full quality.

I hope you’re having an awesome weekend. Thanks for checking out my blog. I wish you a great, happy and prosper Sunday! Ta-ta for now! :)

Sep 26 2014

More power on-the-go with Power Bank from Urban Revolt

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Since I’m working on my iPhone a lot with blogging, photo/video editing and checking my social media, the battery drains very fast. It’s a pain in the ass when you’re out and about, to search for a place to charge your device, which in most cases is impossible.

I’m super excited to try the Power Bank 4400mAh portable charger by Urban Revolt. I got this today for €19,99 at MyCom. There is an option for 2200mAh, which can charge your phone one time with a fully charged Power Bank, and 4400mAh, which can charge your device twice with a fully charged Power Bank. I chose the 4400mAh Power Bank, which can be handy for charging my iPad as well. The 2200mAh Power Bank costs €14,99.

The Power Bank comes in different colors. Black/lime Green, red/white or turquoise/white.

You can charge the Power Bank through the USB cord that’s included and connect it to your computer.

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I’m currently charging the Power Bank on my laptop and I can’t wait to try it tomorrow. I’m sure it will make things a whole lot easier for me, especially since I’m on my iPhone a lot.

Has anyone got the Power Bank 2200mAh or 4400mAh? What are your thoughts and experiences with this portable charger?

Sep 22 2014

Friends: 20th Anniversary

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Today marks the 20th anniversary of my all time favorite sitcom, ever! Friends!! On September 22nd, 1994, the pilot episode aired on NBC in the States and it was an immediate hit.

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We all got introduced to Monica, Ross, Joey, Chandler, Phoebe and Rachel and they have given us laughter and joy for ten years straight! Hanging out at Central Perk! I miss the show!

I can’t believe it’s been twenty years today! I was only 14 when the show started. And I was hooked immediately. I am missing the show deeply! But I will cherish my BluRay box set close to my heart.

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I’m not sure how I would feel if there was a reunion or something. I think I would be thrilled. How about you? Anyway, I love my “Friends”.

Sep 22 2014

J’adore Paris

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Helloooo, everyone!

How are you all adoing on this lovely Monday? I hope you’re doing fantastic! I am recovering from an exhausting weekend of fun! I went to Paris the past weekend and it was fucking amazing!

Somewhere last week my cousin rang me and asked me if I wanted to come along to Paris, her treat. She wanted to bring my aunt, who is on vacation here from Suriname. There was no hesitation and I said YES! It was just for one day, but whatever, right? The last time I went to Paris was in 2004, and that was for a Madonna concert. So, back then I didn’t really got to explore the beautiful city.

We went to Paris by bus and as a surprise my sweet mommy came along as well! I had no idea. I thought it was just me, my cousins and my aunt. I was happy my momma came too. My cousin and my mom kept it a secret.

We departed from Rotterdam in the middle of the night, at 2:40am on a Saturday morning. The bus ride was approximately 7 hours! Yikes!

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We took two stops during the bus ride, one in Belgium and one in France, an hour before we arrived in the city centre of Paris. The bus ride was not comfortable at all. I couldn’t sleep! And the seats were making my ass hard as wood.

We arrived in Paris around 10am. The sights of old buildings was mesmerizing! I was excited to the fullest! Riding passed the Arc de Triomph and seeing the Eiffel Tower in the distance, it was amazing! When we got out of the bus, at the Seine, we did our thing and explored the city. Our first stop was the Eiffel Tower.

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We didn’t go up on the Eiffel Tower, unfortunately. The line was endless. And we were also on a budget. It costs €15 to go up. We took some pictures underneath the tower and then we took a little stroll further on Avenue Pierre Loti, where you have a clear and beautiful view from the tower.

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I was so much in awe of the Eiffel Tower, it got to my brain! LOL. Oh well, who cares right? Screw anxiety! No one knows me in Paris, so just act crazy and enjoy! And jump! LOL.

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We were all so fortunate with the weather. It was a nice summer like day! Until at the end of the afternoon. After seeing the sights from the Eiffel Tower, my mom and my aunt went to do some souvenir shopping.

We continued to walk around the city and I am totally in love with the old architecture that Paris has! Gorgeous and breathetaking!

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There were moments where we all had to take a little break and sit down to rest our legs. Well, actually my aunt and my cousin did. I was super pumped and full of energy. I mean, can you tell?

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Oh boy! Yes, I was!

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Maybe a little bit too much energy. At some point I needed to take a little break as well and sit down. The sun was shining on full force and I started to sweat my ass off. Oh well, time for a little selfie came whore moment here and there.

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We did some people watching while sitting at the side of the Seine. I came to notice that so many locals are so fit! I definitely saw more than a dozen people running and exercising! Pretty impressive!

I also saw a lot of eye-candy, if you know what I mean? Damn, the french lads are so fucking hot, I didn’t know where to look anymore. It’s crazy! But fun for me. LOL.

At some point my cousin and aunt really needed to take a long break. So they were chillin’ at the Seine while my mom and I and my cousin Marlon decided to walk the Champs-Élysées and visit the Arc de Triomph. But first we visited the Lady Diana monument at the tunnel where she died, back in 1997.

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Then we continued our walk to the Champs-Élysées and then to the Arc de Triomph. It was quite a long walk, but not too bad. Although, my feet were starting to ache like a bitch. But, I must keep going, right? We passed by many fancy fashion shops during our walk. Fancy, fancy! Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Yves-Saint Laurent, you name it!

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And then we arrived at the Arc de Triomph! It was breathtakingly beautiful! So many tourist were there taking pictures, so it was impossible to take a picture without being photobombed by other tourists. But I didn’t care. LOL!

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After taking a dozen of pictures of the Arc, we walked back to the Seine where my aunt and cousin were waiting. We then took an hour boat ride on the Seine. I got to see the Notre Dame as we passed it. It was beautiful!

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During the boat ride it started to rain so hard! We were sitting on the upper deck and everyone on there went downstairs to stay dry. It was such a pity. And also, the freakin’ battery of my camera died! I was so bummed out! I couldn’t take anymore pictures and I couldn’t vlog anymore. What a pity! The battery of my phone was also dying.

When the boat ride was over it was starting to get dark. At 8pm the Eiffel Tower was lit up and every hour it was all sparkly with lights. It was beautiful. I managed to get a few pictures and a video on my iPhone. You can see it on my Instagram.

The long day of browsing around Paris came to an end. And I didn’t get to see The Louvre and Sacré-Cœur, unfortunately. But I didn’t care at that point, because I was exhausted! The bus ride back home departed late at night. I don’t remember what time, because I couldn’t think anymore and my body was basically dead. I didn’t look forward to the 7 hour bus ride back. Again, I didn’t get any sleep. We arrived back in Rotterdam around 5am and my dad was picking us up.

When I got home I took a long hot shower and relaxed for a couple of hours, looking at the pictures I took. I had a great time in Paris. I will definitely go back there again soon and see more of what Paris has to offer. And also, Paris is definitely the most romantic city in the world! Fucking love it.

Check out my vlog of my Paris trip!

I am still recovering from the long day in Paris of walking around. My feet and muscles are still a bit aching, but it was all worth it. Je t’aime, Paris!

I will update my photo album soon with more pictures from my trip! Au-revoir for now! <3

Sep 19 2014

Another cam whore moment

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Selfie slut moment I had yesterday. I might come off as a narcissistic brat, right? LOL. Oh well. I’m aware.

Why do people make selfies? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Maybe We’re just trying to get to know ourselves better. Self examination through selfies? We all want to find a purpose in life and today’s generation is looking for it on the Internet. That’s just the way it is, I guess. Isn’t it? LOL.

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These pictures have been added to my photo album in full quality. Check it out. Much love!

Sep 19 2014

Plane spotting at Amsterdam Airport

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Yesterday was a fun day. I went out and about with mom and dad, my aunt from Suriname and my cousin to Amsterdam Airport for some plane spotting. My aunt wanted to go so we all went out to one of the spotting areas at the airport. I didn’t took that many photographs, mostly videos for my vlog. But here are just a few. Okay, actually just of two airlines, but oh well. LOL!

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We stayed at the spotting area for about an hour. There are many other runways at the airport, but they don’t have spotting areas anymore, which is a shame. There used to be one that had the best spot, but they closed it for some reason. Boohoo!

We drove back to Delft and we went out for a bite to eat. Fries!!

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I always love to make random pictures of objects and edit them. LOL.

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Anyway, I had a lot of fun yesterday. I also vlogged. Check out it out!

I hope everyone is having a great Friday. Tomorrow I am going to Paris with my aunt and cousins, so expect a new blog post soon with lots of pictures! Ta-ta for now!