“wasted is an international art project that challenges the transience of the feminine virtue of fertility. wasted is an installation of 12.000 silk dresses.” (source) You walk a little labyrinth path inside of a kind of temple of white dresses. It has two ‘chambers’, both serene and somehow shocking. If you google search this exhibition you get far more intense photographs which I think do much better justice to her work. But still, I wanted to share my experience with you guys.
The exhibition has been here for just two weeks, from Monday the 2nd to Sunday the 15th of December. This weekend is your last chance, to all the Dutch guys and gals out there reading my blog (it’s in the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, entrance is free!). Also, Amsterdam is the last place where this installation will be exhibited. It has already been travelling the world since 2009.
As promised now I got my battery charged: Yokiyo!
A little time ago I finally got to try out something new I’ve been wanting to try for ages. Korean restaurants are slowly sipping into the scene in Amsterdam, as is Korean BBQ. And I found quite the neat little place to go, the thing is, to be able to eat at a BBQ table at Yokiyo you should eat with four, so I thought of a good reason and got some adventurous family to tag along. Because, of course I wanted to use the BBQ table.
The atmosphere at Yokiyo was very relaxed and light. The interiors of the rooms were quite rad, original wooden panels and tiles mixed together with pastel colours, you can grasp it a bit over at their website.
The menu at Yokiyo isn’t really big, it’s all just on one piece of paper, but that’s good. There is enough to pick from as an noob to Korean cuisine, but seeing so many Asian visitors I think it’s good enough for experts as well. The BBQ menu is 19.50 eu, which is pretty affordable knowing you get to chose different meats/things for on the BBQ, lots of banchans (delicious side dishes like kimchi) and unlimited rice and cabbage. Since we sat at the BBQ with four, we had four different types of meat and just shared the whole thing.
Drinks were pretty OK too, we had to wait a bit before we were seated and while we waited I chose their homemade icetea (which was good, even having a ginger flavour that I usually despise) [ 2.- eu] . At the table we ordered a pot of Makgeolli (Korean rice wine) [ 7.50 eu ], which was really neat.
Since we all had pretty much the same we split the bill in four, which led that we all ate for around 25 eu a person. And we all ate pretty much too, so I’m definitely in for a second time. Maybe even a third.
I didn’t plan this to be this sort of review, but I really enjoyed the place.
I went with my fellow-foodaholic-friend Laurinde (from last year too, teehee) to the 9 streets in Amsterdam just to eat. – A screen-filling picture of cake is a must, ehr… duh!
I think this blog has changed over the year, I’m not quite sure what happened, but it feels ok. As for myself, I have changed a lot as did my life. Which I am sure is a good thing, but things did get a lot more hectic. It made me realize, making this point that I’m going to figure out what I think is really important in life. I will get back to you about that next year, har har.
And then, Pompadour (website). We went here a few weeks ago after we checked out the new Rijksmuseum that recently opened. Just out of nowhere we walked past a pile of beautifully shaped meringues, and man… so good. It’s not cheap (rather expensive really) but this is the best cake place in Amsterdam in my opinion. Not just because the cake is really (!!!) good, their tearoom is decorated with original wood panelling and upholstered walls, a bit 19th century-like. Really cool. Even though it’s fancy, you get a homely vibe because the staff is super friendly.
We stumbled across the book market at Spui, so many lovely second hand books and great pictures to hang on your wall. SPEAKING OF WHICH, I’m moving this weekend! After having lived 2 years on the same place, I found a great place for myself and only myself. No more dirty dishes or gross toilet because of flatmates.
Thank you everybody for staying with me. I really appreciate it a lot (like a lot, a lot), I never thought my life would interest a hundred people (I have a hundred followers now, thank you guys!!).