People call me Michael

But my real name is Michel Minnebreuker (yeah it’s complicated, I know!)


So I changed it, because..


When I was working in the Republic of Maldives, the kids in my class pronounced my name as ‘Missile“. Didn’t like it, so I changed it to Michael, which was much easier for them…and for me!


So what should I call you?


Call me whatever you want, as long as it’s pronounced correctly or there is a touch of love in your voice…..

So let’s talk about… me!

At this moment my life is exactly how I want it to be. I love my work, I travel, learn new skills, meet great people and I am just doing exactly what I want to do: enjoying my life.


But I didn’t get this life as a gift!
Just like everyone else I also had to deal with a lot of shit in my life and you will never hear me talk about it.


Why not?


Because life has its ups and downs and I appreciate them both equally.  I can’t change the past and the future is today! And that’s basically how I’ve been living my life. Appreciating each day that is given to me, enjoying the things I see around me and the people I spend time with.


Michael in 5 words


  • Loner
    I love to be with my friends and meet other people, but I can also be intens happy on my own.
  • Pragmatic
    If something doesn’t work, I stop doing it and find something else.
  • No-nonsense
    No drama, no bullshit, no fake
  • Respectful
    Always, everywhere and to everyone
  • Adventurer
    But a safe one….I want to live as long as possible.


Bad habits


  • Very stubborn 
    It rarely happens, but when I dig in my heels, they won’t move an inch.
  • Uninterested
    My brain doesn’t have the capability to hold information that is not useful to me. If you share uninteresting stories with me, I will kindly inform you that I am not interested.  People don’t always appreciate it, but hey, the rest of me is absolutely great!
  • Money is paper
    I could have been rich, but I’m not. Money is like water in my hands. ‘Let’s have another drink!


Better habits


  • Emphatic
    I’m  interested in how others feel and how they live their life. I’m a good listener and I am able to listen to all kinds of problems, without making it my problems.
  • Sincere
    I will try to be as polite as possible, but I will always let you know exactly how I feel and what’s on my mind. In that way we don’t get any confusion or misunderstandings.
  • Self-reliant
    There is a solution to everything and the end of the world is far away..


And finally…..


  • What I never not do
    Drugs, fighting, bungee-jumping en getting so drunk that I don’t know what I am doing.
  • What disturbs me
    Loud street music, people who talk to loud, too long or repeat themselves over and over again.  Ow, and I also don’t like crying babies.
  • What makes me happy
    Unexpected meetings and experiences with total strangers, chocolate, coffee, sex, Domino’s pizza and waking up very, very slowly.
  • What touches me within my soul?
    Poverty, Spanish music, desperate people and hacked websites.


That’s it?

No, there is more! You can read here what I am doing professionally and  you check my life story in bullet points. On this page I am telling you what I really want in my life and if you want to have a personal website just like mine, you can order one here.