I blog about my life in Amsterdam: the places I go and see, the people I meet and love, the things I create, wish for or buy. I write down all the thoughts I have about all these things, and all the stories in between.
About me: I'm Deepa, a freelance writer living in Amsterdam by way of Singapore. I'm a Manila girl with a European life, a thirst for travel and a desire to create. And I’m a compulsive scribbler with an irresistible urge to write about it all.
Christmas in Amsterdam: Tree of Light by Studio Droog Now that Sinterklaas is over, the Dutch are finally letting Christmas into their lives. Christmas trees are popping up all over the city: on sale in every neighborhood, dragged home by strapping daddies and excited kiddies, beaming out into the night from cozily lit apartments. While walking recentl... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:00:00
Christmas in Amsterdam: Vintage tram ride with Santa As a young family, we’re constantly discovering and creating our own family traditions. Marlon and I are both the youngest children, so we love finally being able to make the rules now that we’re parents?especially where Christmas is involved! Not only do we get to draw on our own growin... Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:09:21
Black & white Christmas photo shoot I know Tala will only be a baby for a very short time. And I know I should probably take advantage of her first Christmas to do something ridiculously cute, such dress her up as an elf or a reindeer or a Christmas cupcake, or something equally silly. However, as you’ve seen from our minimalist... Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:00:00
Sinterklaas! Today’s a big day for the children of the Netherlands: it’s the feast day of Sint Nicolaas, or Sinterklaas. The festivities have been going on since Sinterklaas officially arrived in the Netherlands via steamship from Spain on the 16th November. Kids have been setting out their shoes eve... Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:19:09
Gaga over glühwein One of the things I love most about Christmas markets in Germany is drinking glühwein, or hot spiced wine. Marlon and I once received a bottle of glühwein as a gift when we were still living in Singapore, and it stayed untouched in our refrigerator for over a year simply because we couldn’t be... Wed, 04 Dec 2013 09:00:00