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Siah standing in front of a Shell station



“I am working as a mortgage consultant, so I travel a lot by car. But my ambition is to become a singer. My mother was a singer too. Maybe I’ll take a long leave from work, so I can join a singing competition. I’ll show my best side to the audience and the judges.”


Halmi and family at a Shell station

Halmi and Family

“We are on our way to fetch my mother and bring her to our house for the holidays. We stop here quite often, to refuel or to pump up the tires. We have been married 21 years. The secret of a good marriage is that you keep talking. You take into account each other’s feelings. Love is about your heart, which is more than just love. You love your children and your family. Being in love is more, it’s deeper. That’s why we’ve been together for so long already.”

Nadarajoo at a Shell station


“I start every morning at 5am in my garden. There, I grow flowers and vegetables. I quit my work in construction after a stroke. Working in my garden gives me peace. Nowadays, I live a healthy life. My body is healthy. I love life and want to be 100 years old. So I can help other people.“

Rong Jiang inside a Deli2Go

Rong Jiang

“Since I started working next door about one and a half years ago, I have stopped here almost every day, for a quick breakfast at Deli2Go. The staff are really friendly. My hobby is running. I started with short distances, a few years ago. I learned to push away my mental blocks, so now I can do marathons as well. That also helps me with my job, I know I can push my limits.”

Chadram at a Shell station


“I come a lot to this Shell station. It is nearby, so I fill up my car here very often. Last year I was in India. I learned many things there. I believe there is much to think about in the world. Most important is that everybody must be doing good things. It’s that easy. Do good. Live good.”

Ahalad and his daughter at a Shell station


“I work as an assistant in a library. I’m organising activities for children during school holidays. Children like to play and are very creative. My advice to other parents is to just sometimes let a kid do what he or she wants to do. Even when they make mistakes. Let them live, and take care of them. Kids are your legacy. So love them.”