Hi I’m merpel. I’m a computational linguist in Amsterdam. I spend about 40 hours a week in the office, the rest of it I’m surfing, reading, booking, playing computer games, listening to music, playing guitar and (my favourite) travelling!!!

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  1. Hi, I don’t know your first name. Was looking for a translation of the term goudreinetten and stumbled on your website. I was born in The Netherlands and came here to go to graduate school at UCLA in the mid-sixties. Stayed. Imagine I am emeritus professor at USC!!! An elderly woman now–although of course I don’t feel old. Raeding your blog, I recognize myself encountering California– I was 26 at the time, a graduate student in what is now called Neuroscience at UCLA. The weather and the beauty of this state–the wealth around, especially on the West side. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Cool, awesome, although those words were not much in use then. I still love California. I return often to the Netherlands. Have good friends there from my undergraduate work in Utrecht, some in Amsterdam, a great city. In your town, Tilburg, I believe there is a statue of an old-old uncle, Msgr Zwijsen, an old uncle of my Mom. She died last year @ 102.Enjoy your time here. Warm regards from a Dutch woman who came here before you, stayed and never regretted it. Toke Hoppenbrouwers

  2. Merpel,

    I’m not sure how I ended up on your web site but I noticed that there was spam on this page [http://www.merpel.nl/wordpress/?author=1&paged=34]. I thought I’d mention it in case you weren’t aware of it. I’m spending part of my holiday vacation fixing a similar problem on one of my web sites, but it’s a MediaWiki site not a WordPress blog.

    Met vriendelijke groeten,

    -Michael C. Dreimiller
    Gales Ferry, CT USA

  3. Dear Micheal,

    Thanks for contacting me. I have been aware of the problem for a while, but every time I think I cleared it up it pops up again, and I’m having trouble reaching my server admin who recently relocated to some place far away….

    Happy new year!


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