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LOMODEMIC LOOKBOOK II


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THE ILLUSION OF PERFECTION

COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE + COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS I + COMMITTEE ON TRADE & TRANSPORT II

FAMILY, DUTY, HONOUR. ENVISION PHOTOGRAPHIC EVANGELS EPIC GINGER JESUS


So why do we do this and what exactly are we searching for? Unfortunately, we have become prone to determining our own circumstance and success by comparing it to others. The notion of individuality and placing our achievements in the context of our own lives is a concept that has rapidly deteriorated. Consequently, we are unable to appreciate the uniqueness of our own lives and instead focus on what we lack in relation to others. It is important to recognise that behind the gold-plated exterior of others flawless lives lays skeletons and elements of imperfection, all things that may not be so obvious to those looking. It is time we stopped defining the value of our lives by the imagined idea of perfection. It is not that striving for better is harmful. Having wants, aspirations and aims provides us with an incentive to become the best we can. However, this pursuit is harmful when it is not balanced with recognition and appreciation for what we, not others, have and are.

ARTICLE BY CIARA ROBINSON

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he illusion of perfection is damaging beyond comprehension. Our pursuit of what we perceive as perfect is a long and windy road. The simple questions is, “what is perfection?� The conclusion is subjective to all. Thus, when we crave something that is so malleable and forever changing, it is impossible to achieve it.


ARTICLE BY EZINNE MOLENKAMP

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re you African?” Being half Nigerian (and half Dutch) it is a question that I cannot ignore, however it remains a question that often annoys me. People generally tend to refer to Africa as one country. In such circumstances, I must state the obvious by telling them: “You know, Africa is actually a continent with 56 countries and at least as diverse as Europe is.” To continue with stating facts, I can also assure you that not everyone in Africa speaks Swahili or lives in mud houses. These stereotypical views are obviously exaggerated, but they do prove my point. People should not refer to, and more importantly not think of, Africa as one country. As a Nigerian girl, of course I do in some way feel connected with people from, for example Ethiopia: we share a sort of same identity. However, I feel as connected to an Ethiopian person as a Dutchman feels connected to a Grecian. Obviously such superficial references about identities are made in all sorts of situations, but as a Naija girl I am convinced I should stand up for this specific mix-up. #GetItRight 5


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know it is hard to imagine that there could be anything bigger going on at the moment than the National selection conference in Delft. The Winter Olympic Games in Sochi may not be as important to us, however regarding the costs that have been put into the event, it shows that it apparently does have a certain level of importance to the whole world. An amount of 40 billion Euro’s for an event of normally seven billion does raise the question whether such an amount is really necessary. Regarding the Olympic City, we can conclude that this architecture is very mainstream and therefore their budget could have been spent on a more unique and creative based architecture also referred to as hipster-style influenced architecture. This could contribute to the improvement of a better atmosphere during the games. It sounds easier said than done, which I think is true. Taken the government of Russia into consideration, I think implementing a hipster-law may be a bit more difficult than first thought.

ARTICLE BY RUBEN DE BRUIN


MILY. DUTY. HONOUR.

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amification; the hype of the moment. What ever needs to get done: change it into a game. Too bored to learn? Create a game. However, what this urge for rewards and positive feedback is shaping is a generation without discipline. If it ain’t fun, it won’t get done. The major downside is that our youth no longer performs the simple and routine day to day tasks, just for the sake of getting it over with. ADHD, ADD and other attention deficit disorders are spreading across the States like an epidemic. Instead of the army as a year to learn discipline, fill up on Concerta and Ritalin to get passed a semester in college. Maybe, just maybe, ‘a return to the old rigid teaching styles’, which forced students to do their work “just because”, would teach the next generation the vital skill we failed to acquire. So, necxt time you wonder why: Family, Duty, Honour.

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ARTICLE BY CASSIE TINGEN

veryone knows that moment when you are on public transport secretly examining the people around you. Daydreaming for a little bit about where they go, when suddenly you notice the guy in front of you doing the same thing. Your eyes meet, a moment of unexpected contact appears and unsure how to handle the situation both of you turn away and look out the window. You feel incredibly uncomfortable and you know your partner in distress is feeling the same discomfort. These awkward moments are phenomenas we all have to face daily. Although some of us may wish to forget these moments, we find recognition when sharing them. Take that well-known moment when you see somebody waving your direction, but hesitant about whether the gesture was meant for you, you find yourself clumsily stuck between waving back and ignoring the wave. Or when you are confidently walking towards a door, but fail to see the pull sign before bashing the door, then sneakily look around you to see if your flaw was noticed by anyone. One all Dutch EYP’ers can relate to: going in for the third kiss on the cheek before you realise the other one only does two. So, although we all try to avoid those awkward moments as much as possible, we ought to realise everybody has the same problem. We do not have to be ashamed, we should just embrace the awkwardness.


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et us just say that every society has its own identity. The rivalry between ‘the North’ and ‘the South’ of the United Kingdom sets a supreme example. Let us go over some stereotypical opinions about the Northerners, both from themselves and from the Southerners.

One can only guess what the future is of England, luckily both parties can at least agree on one thing: ‘the Midlands are non existent.’

ARTICLE BY JOSEPHINE DATTATREYA ANDELA

Generally, they are friendly people with a great pronunciation of the word ‘scone.’ The deep ‘Geordie’ accent might not be understandable at all, still it is ‘a lot more bearable than listening to the posh accent of Southerners.’ Geordies wear more make up than clothing, not taking seasons into account, and call everybody love ‘which is inappropriate and weird’ according to a Southerner. Lastly, they are mainly well dressed hipsters with BANTER as key to the North. Besides not being arrogant about their own people, Northerners have quite a strong opinion on blazer wearing Southerners too. “Posh, cold, not showing any feelings or how the Northeners would say it: “pretentious little fockers!” You get the picture. The Southerners should not be bothered by this. As one should not forget that the South is home to the great city of London, beautiful landscapes and healthier people.

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COLLOMN BY JOSEPHINE DATTTATREYA ANDELA

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hildhood wishes that do not come true. Is it not one of the saddest phenomena sin life? I still remember the countdown of turning eleven years old, not being able to fall asleep and dreaming of a life changing letter from Hogwarts. The feeling of loss when I did not get a visit from a enormous bearded giant on my birthday to deliver a letter, well, it was almost unbearable. But not only ‘Potterheads’ have these crushed dreams. Think of all the little girls who want to be princesses or all those little boys imagining themselves as future cowboys. Obviously, thirty years later most of them will not be the next Catherine or Lucky Luke, but that should not mean that you cannot keep your childhood dreams alive! Maybe in a slightly different version, but why not still live like you can be anything you want? Even though this sounds a lot easier than I expected, I will try live up to it, who is with me?


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he Eiffel tower and the Louvre are world-renowned Parisian highlights jam-packed with tourists waiting in line for hours to visit these places for a few hours. After visiting these main tourist attractions, people feel they have experienced the ambience of the city. But the real, artistic and romantic ambience Paris carries, cannot so much be found in museums. It can be found in the little streets undiscovered by mass tourism, where the Parisians still buy a baguette and a bottle of red wine each morning, after reading the local newspaper in a small cafĂŠ. Rue Montorgueil for example encapsulates exactly that. The street centres the 2nd arrondissement and thus includes metropolitan vibes, but it is still filled with the original French culture including numerous bakeries, wine shops and cheese specialists. However, this is just one of the many streets where the real Parisian atmosphere is vivid. So next time, step out of the queue at the Louvre and discover the original Paris, only a few meters away.

t may still be a far away and not so very relevant to almost everyone here at the session, but when it comes down to marriage it is never a crime to be prepared. Of course, it is the choice of each individual to marry who they like, but let us take a step back and take a look at why you even choose to get married in the first place. The divorce rate ranges from 38.3% in the Netherlands to 54.9% in Sweden. This demonstrates that you may want to seriously consider whether you have found your true love. For some it may even be the case that they may never find the person they want to marry. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Have you ever considered the benefits that come with this “lonely� way of living? I do not think so. This extra freedom and time available gives you more opportunity to fulfill your childhood dreams and seize the day. As humans we are attracted to other people. After all, living on your own might be easier said than done, although it may sound strange. However, it is important to remember that the key element of life and love is to be happy and keep smiling.


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LOMODEMIC LOOKBOOK TWO


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