“I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.”
― Lucille Ball

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Importing a gift into the Philippines

New Blue LED Tachometer R...
Actually my display is red
For one of my projects - see this blog-post - I wanted to install a RPM (revolutions per minute) display, also called a tacho-meter.

There are simple to install and cheap solutions in the market these days, so I decided to buy 4 pieces at once, as to have some spares for other projects I am intending to do later.

On eBay I found an offer from someone in China for 647.50 pesos each. The ad said it was including shipping cost for delivery at home. So I ordered 4 pieces on July 6, 2014 for a total price of 2,589.98 pesos.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ontmoetingen met mijn vader's verleden (Deel 1)

The last picture of my father and me taken,
2 weeks before he passed away
Laatste foto van mijn vader en mijzelf,
2 weken voor zijn overlijden

KLM en Plesman

Ga naar deel 2


In this blog-post and some subsequent ones, I will survey and research the early working life of my father. The reason for this survey is that I found two interesting memorial books in the heritage of my father, from and about the two companies he worked for, references 1 and 2.

Having read these books recently, I found many facts and circumstances that I was not aware of and I better understand now how he must have experienced his work with these two companies.

There are many interfaces with my own (working) life, so I decided to write a story about it and publish it on my blog.

Especially interesting is what happened just before, during and after World War II. I researched also some persons who played an important role, in these companies and for my father, some of them I met even myself or worked in the same place as I did.

As these books and other material I found on the Internet is all in Dutch, I decided to write this and subsequent posts in Dutch only.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Swimming Pool Re-construction

As a part of our landscaping project, we wanted to make a terrace around the swimming pool.

My suggestion was to add a small children pool as part of the project. It would not be too expensive, as I still had enough tiles for a small pool. Only concrete, steel and plumbing expenses were required.

I will give you some details of the requirements I had, the design, some problems to solve and finally a slide show with photo's that will show you a lot of detail.

The time frame for the reconstruction was from early January until mid May, 2014.


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