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TIC Annual Holiday Dinner

TIC Holiday Dinner 2014

18 January 2014

by Patricia Gonzalez
pictures courtesy of Patricia Gonzalez

January 18 at the Heuvel might have seemed like your average Saturday night; golden light making gezellig restaurants glow, music wafting from bars and good-natured chatter spilling out onto the street. But, it wasn’t the typical weekend crush and the faces that framed the tables in the window of L’Orangerie were not your usual Tilburgse crowd. It was TIC’s Annual Holiday Dinner where thrown into the mix were twenty-two Chinese, Japanese, German, Canadian, American, Estonian, French, Filipino, Lebanese and yes, even Dutch TIC members. (more…)

TIC Annual Christmas Cookie Workshop

TIC members hard at work for a yummy treat!

TIC members hard at work for a yummy treat!

by Yolonda van Riel

It was another great time at TIC’s annual Christmas cookie workshop! We had several members turnout for this popular event. As usual, Anne had us all set up and ready to go so that we could jump right in mixing, rolling, slicing and baking. One of our youngest members, Kris van Riel, even used the workshop to complete a homework assignment of bringing a homemade treat to school! Her favorite was (more…)

Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop

TIC Photography Workshop

12 January 2014

by Anne van Oorschot

TIC members gathered for a photography workshop given by professional photographer and TIC member, Lenka Cizkova. We had such a great turnout that we had to arrange for a larger room! Lenka began by telling us a bit about her unusual path towards a photography career and completing a professional course at the New York Institute of Photography via distance learning.

Photography Techniques

stressed as the most important aspect is developing a “photographer’s eye.” She showed many examples of good photographs – and some less successful examples! – to illustrate the importance of recognizing what makes a good photo.

To take a “good” photograph, you must (more…)

Tilburg International Primary School (TIPS) Update

Tilburg International Primary School students

Tilburg International Primary School students

8 January 2014

by Anne van Oorschot

This past August saw the long awaited start of the Tilburg International School – TIPS for short. There was, unfortunately, much uncertainty about if the school would open in August, which resulted in several perspective students being placed in other schools. In spite of this start-up challenge, the school opened its doors in the fall and welcomed 3 students. The teacher, Mrs. Fiona Knol, is very experienced and is helped by Fatema, a teaching assistant and their classroom is a bright and cheery spot, located within the Dutch primary school, Jan Ligthart- Huibeven.

I decided to pay a visit to Tilburg’s newest school and when I arrived, (more…)

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