Meeting with Brazilian model Fernanda Tavares. I was walking in Brookfield Place, minding my own business, when I ran into Fernanda.
“I’m here to meet Mr. Amitabh Bachchan,” I say to the security guard at the entrance of Film City in the northern part of Mumbai. “My name is Maarten and I’m from CoolBrands.”
The man silently scans the “Expected Visitor List’. “We have a meeting at eleven,” I add.
The man makes the typical Indian head movement, which looks like a cross between a nod and a shake and continues to study the list.
“Was that a yes or a no?” I ask myself. Continue reading
I have this joke I use to make a lasting impression when I first meet people. Instead of saying “I have dyslexia”, I say “I have sex daily”. I say it with a totally straight face, which makes people unsure of what I just said. Continue reading
One of the things on my bucket list has always been to ride the Route 66 on a Harley-Davidson. Scenes of the Easy Rider movie enter my mind, where Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper drive the long straight roads of the American Southwest. Continue reading