Personas around the world

Posted by Blokeman on July 30, 2014 under Observations | Be the First to Comment

Within the last year I picked up Mrs and mini-blokeman and relocated the blokeman family over to the Netherlands, Amsterdam in fact. Just the place for a guy like me I guess.

However the move has come with its fair share of culture shock and culture adjustment, the Dutch are a unique people, they do not deserve their international reputation for being rude. In fact I think the idea of calling them rude is a misunderstanding of just raw and abject bluntness. It is rude it is honesty, there is no malice in what they say or do, it is just an over-arching expectation that the entire world bend to fit them into their considerations. It is an overall idea that they have a right to do whatever they do, and therefore will do it. A dutch person will always do anything they can simply because they can do it. This is part of what makes them such great entrepreneurs, they don’t get caught up in silly consideration such as how their actions will affect another. Read more of this article »

All right stop, Collaborate and listen

Posted by Blokeman on July 25, 2014 under General Bloke Stuff | Be the First to Comment

110813_vanilla_ice_465_apBlokeman is back with a brand new invention. Well nothing really new, however after not even looking the site for several years, yesterday I decided to have a look at the site and see if it was still intact and running. To my surprise apart from a few missing images, the site more-or-less is all in one piece.

Having a read through some of the original posts sparked that irritated irrational and immature blokeman that sits just barely contained beneath my skin. The beast has awoken. Well not really not the beast, but reading back through my immature ramblings and observations has really opened up a craving for creative expression and an outlet for the varied and bizarre thoughts that cross my mind on a day to day basis, as well as an avenue to unleash my frustrations that the world provides.

Luckily in line with this, my life has taken several turns of late, and major changes mean that I am daily gaining fresh perspectives on this world and those who inhabit it. An overseas relocation means I am learning about a new culture, much the same as the culture shift and shock I was exposed to in moving to the country from the city.

Where did I move? Those who know me will know, and those that don’t will learn that when I start to eject my angst out onto the interwebs. The choice of places I relocated to has enough angst to keep me going for years, the culture I moved into certainly has it’s oddities and a certain beauty to its ebbs and flows.

We may have an additional contributor coming on board, lets just call him Rad Racer for now