Photographer:Fotograaf: Loraine Bodewes Fotografie
Adam Siemer (21), from Chicago, Illinois, studying for five months at the CES in Maastricht
Loves: food, especially Italian
He is tall and doesn’t have an ounce of fat on his body. “I love food, especially pizza and pasta. Lasagne is probably my favourite. For dessert I love ice cream. No matter how full I am, there’s always room for a little ice cream.
“I eat a lot. It’s almost like relaxing; it’s a comfortable thing to do. I like to explore the different flavours and try new dishes.” Since he moved to Maastricht, Siemer has been cooking for himself. “I pick up different tips from students in the Guesthouse. At home my mum cooks and at school I buy frozen food. Here we have to buy fresh stuff because we don’t have a fridge.”
“I’ve played the saxophone all my life, but I left it at home. I love walking by the conservatory. I like jazz music and music influenced by jazz.”
Hates: doing laundry
He’s wearing an orange T-shirt and jeans. All clean. “I hate doing laundry. It never stops and it’s always building up. It takes four hours out of my day. You have to wait till the machine is finished, take it out when it’s done – if you don’t do that, other students take it out – and then fold everything. It’s annoying.”
He also hates the winter in Chicago. “Two feet of snow, cold all the time. After a couple of weeks the snow gets dirty. It’s dark and quite depressing. I’m glad the spring has started early in Maastricht.” Then, leaving the Student Services Centre, he smiles: “We have tickets for the Netherlands–Hungary soccer match this week.” His orange T-shirt would be a good choice.