I was born on the sunny day of 29 June 1973 in a town called
Vlaardingen in the
Netherlands. I had a happy childhood,
until I was forced to go to kindergarden. Luckily I got used to the
idea that my parents wanted to get rid of me and soon I made the
teachers work for their money.
When I was five years old my parents threw me in the water hoping to have
seen the last of me, but unfortunately for them I learned how to swim rapidly.
When I got my second swimming diploma, my parents realized that I wouldn't
drown easily so they made me to play football, hoping that I would break a
leg or better. During my childhood I had quite some success. I've been
champion six times including a season when we stayed unbeaten.
After two years in kindergarden the teachers finally got
fed up with me, so they kicked me to primary school (the Van Kampen
school in Vlaardingen). I was eager to make my stay here a success
but unfortunately it didn't work out. None of the teachers wanted me
to stay any longer then absolutely necessary. Heavily depressed I
went to the secondary school (the Groen van Prinsterer Lyceum in
Vlaardingen). Years went by and suddenly I realised that I'd found a
place where they liked me very much. They even kept me there two
years longer than most others. Encouraged by all this I went into the
real world 1993, to study
Computer Science at the
Utrecht University. At last I was
able to make a lot more people enjoy the pleasures of having me
around for a long time.
It didn't take long before I moved to the city of
didn't take long until I got used to living on my own, but I must
admit that it helped to have fourteen roomates to harass whenever I
wanted to. After studying for less then a year I decided it was time
to broaden my horizon, so I became an active member of my
Throughout the next years I spend a lot of time organizing several
A-Eskwadraat events, and even became a member of the board for year.
In Utrecht I continued to play football for three years until I
decided that I needed a new challenge, so began playing volleyball
with Protos. This resulted
in becoming unbeaten champion in my second year there. Meanwhile a
few friends and I took up climbing, which has been great fun ever
At the moment I've been a student for more than seven years, but
graduation won't take long any more. I don't know what will come
next, but I'm looking forward to it.