Tuesday, September 25, 2012


jk its just me
but I am a maniac.
Basically, here in Belgium, there is plentiful chocolate (think whole aisle) and other sugary delicious treats. And compared to most people I know in belgium I barely eat sweets (hah!) but compared to ME I have been eating mad amounts of sugar. So much, that I feel like I need to brush my teeth 5 times a day, which OH YEAH I've started doing. But even with all the sweets people in Belgium look wayyyy healthier than people, in general, did in the US. And the literal only reason I can think of is that here the food isn't full of chemicals and perservatives. Surprisingly, I also haven't gained any weight since I got here, rather I've LOST weight, and I think it must be because of the same reason. Cuz its not like I've started exercising or anything crazy like that.
Also, my french is getting a lot better. It still sucks but today I hung out with my belgian friend for a few hours and spoke soooo much french (by my standards). Its so awesome how everyone here is so eager to help me out also! My vocabulary has grown a lot in the past few days! Also, this pretty song by Carla Bruni (the french singer) that is really pretty pretty pretty and FAST aslo my friends are teaching me in french. Yayaya! And slowly, slowly, I am learning it, and I understand the words!
Also, I bought a coat today in the mall that in 3 minutes away from my house via a beautiful tree lined car-free path. So maybe I won't die of hypothermia now, who knows? It was hard to find one though that wasn't over 100 Euros. Man this place mad pricey.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Soul Snacks

This post doesn't really have anything to do with the title, I just like the sound of "soul snacks"
haha, so basically last weekend I saw another exchange student, a girl from Austria, and it was really nice. We had some delicious waffles, and made tentative plans to go zip ling with her host brother in the future. Yayay funfun.
Then I saw this play sunday in like a circus tent with circusy things and circusy people and a saxophone. Good fun, all in all.
School today. Man, speaking french is NOT EASY. Like, before coming here I thought that learning french wouldn't be hard, cuz I mean I picked up English so easily, but that is NOT true. Most of my communicating is just a stream of vaguely connected words in no real grammatical order. It really is quite pathetic.
Also, I dont understand school or where I am going ever or when classes start or anything. I just fallow my class around cluelessly. And there isn't really a pattern to where we go or how long classes are or anything. I don't get it.
And, I really REALLY miss my locker. I never carried anything around ever at LACHSA, just put in all in my locker. That is not the case here. No lockers. NONE. So annoying. That mixed with the fact that I never know what classes I have which days so I have to lug everything for every class to school every day makes for an unhappy me.
Also, I miss talking. I really, really like talking. Constantly. It is my favorite pastime, life's PASSION. Basically, I was born to talk. And I cant really do that here, cause of the language barrier situation. I smile and nod so much I get dizzy, but I barely even talk. My vocal chords are probably shriveling up and dying as I type from disuse.
I am going to go and talk to myself for a few hours now.

Friday, September 21, 2012


Dude I actually love my life. Haha, like Belgium is pretty awesome countrywise and like fun is around every corner. I'm enjoying myself soooo much, I am sooooo happy to be here!! YAYA. Also, daily, my french is improving a lil bit. LIL LIL bit. But I mean in a month I'll probably be able to stumble my way through simple conversations. Which is AWESOME.
Today  I was on the train (which was mad delayed and took FOREVER) and I ran into some friends from AFS and we hung out today/night here in Louvain-La-Neuve. Small world/country (literally...)It was pretty nice getting to see them, I had funnnn
Also, its FRIDAY which is just always awesome. Toomarow, I SLEEP. Forever. And, I still really don't understand what my teachers say to me ever about anything so no homework for me. Life couldn't really get better?
ALSOO I had my little audition for school, it was okay, not the best, but I am sure that it was fine. Haha I literally made up the dance ON THE SPOT but the people were, surprisingly, impressed. Who woulda thought. (not me. lots of swaying was involed)
Times are good life is good blah blah blah goodnight

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hello my name is FEZ

So I have discovered a deep understanding and connection with Fez. Much like him, I have a weird accent, love candy, and am living in a foreign land. Unlike him, everyone is super super nice to me. Also, I don't frequently wear colorful tight pants. But who knows, in these crazy times, I might feel compelled buy a pair. Probably not though.
Anyway, actual things are going on in my life. I am going to school, which is good because I was going crazy without any friends, but man, waking up in the morning? There is pretty much nothing I hate more. Ugh. Its literally been 3 days and I am missing summer sleeping in. Tomorrow school starts at 10:30 though, so thats nice.
Everyone at school is sooo nice, even teachers. Pretty crazy, but cool. Everyone is also so helpful and understanding of my constant confusion. Man, I thought I never know what was going on in America, but this is like an all new level of being lost. I know it will get better though, so I am not to worried.
Friday I have to do my little audition for the school, which I am not worried about. I'm going to write my two letters tonight and then pretty much make up the dance on the spot (ehh what could go wrong?)
Thats all for now
<3 Fez2

Monday, September 17, 2012

Summer VAYCAY died

I almost made it to 4 months of summer vacation, but today the record got cut short. Yes yes, finally, it was my first day of school. It was actually really fun though, so I'm not dwelling on the summer days gone by. I made some friends and most of my teachers were nice. I actually understood most of the things that were said to me, but I'm not good enough to actually be able to reply with more than a laugh/weird face. Classes though, crazy confusing. I took some notes but literally have NO idea what they say. Maybe I should figure that out though? Tomorrow I have my first dance classes, its contemporary, which might be my favorite style of dancing. I'm really excited, but also a little nervous because I haven't actually danced in a few months...gahh! And since in PE we did a lot of stretching, and I really for some reason love stretching, so I'm pretty flexible but now I'm scared everyone will have like high expectations for my dancing skills! Also, the PE teacher may or may not have told everyone I am a greta dancer? Who knows what people are really saying though, because there is a good chance I only think I'm hearing a certain word but its actually something totally different.....
The point is that right now life's pretty good and I'm not missing America yet. Well, except for the 300 beautiful days on sunshine we get in Los Angeles. I love sunshine.....

Sunday, September 16, 2012


hey world (ie 4 people who read this) my first day of school is toomarow. 1st class is gym. I THOUGHT THOSE DAYS WERE BEHIND ME. Wish me luck (I'll need it). But its actually pretty cool because this is belgian art school and there is only 2 hours of math per week. YAY
more later

Thursday, September 13, 2012

BrainBrainy Sleepy Time Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Ever since getting to belgium I've been sleeping crazy amounts. Usually, back in America, I go to sleep at midnight or so then wake up at 7 for a busy day of TV watching and nail painting. But here i got to sleep at midnight, wake up at eleven, eat breaky/play guitar/whatever, then get crraazzzyyyy sleepy at like 1 and take a three hour nap. And then do it all over again the next day. And I STILL FEEL TIRED. I am starting to think that there is more at work here than just jet lag. I believe my brain is tired from overuse, because I am constantly thinking and translating things mentally. Like I can't even zone out to my best friend, TV, because I have to think reeeallllyyy hard about what every character is saying in order to kind of sort of maybe a little get whats going on. Its exausting man!
What am I going to do when I start school and there much much much much more for my poor little brain box to handle? And I can't take multiple wild and crazy spur of the moment naps every day?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Boring + Boring = Boring

Basically, the local school here in Louvain-La-Neuve doesn't want me because they already have like 60000000000000000000000000 million other exchange students (or maybe it was just 8....) so I am applying to this other school thats about 10 minutes outside of town. It seems waywyaywyaywya cool though, it is an art school and I will take classes in dance, music, theatre, sculpture, and art history. AND the best part is there is only 2 hours of math PER WEEK! hahahahahahhahahahahahah I feel fate is at work here!
Whats boring however is that I am not in any school yet, and am REALLY missing people and having friends and having stuff to do. I've been hanging with my host family, which is nice, but I miss the whole school atmosphere and all the new people and fun possibilities and things.
But chances are that I will get into this school and my first day should be friday. They have never had an exchange student before, so I'll be sppppeeecciiiallll. I just have to do this audition that consists of reciting a story and a poem, doing a 2 minute dance that I choreograph, sing a song, do some talking about some work of visual art, and writing a letter on my dedication. It should all be pretty easy except the dancing bit, because I haven't actually danced in a while. But I'm not actually all that worried. Things will work out...
On another note, my whole family thinks finds my lack of sweaters/pants/warm things very very amusing. My host sister looked at my wardrobe and actually like burst out in laughter yesterday. So today I went shopping for warm clothes, and was all exciting because everything was all cheep and cool, but then I remembered euros aren't dollars and got sad again because I wouldn't really afford anything. Its a hard life I lead.
That is all. I must sleep (i.e. lay in bed for 4 hours thinking of hypothetical conversations I would have with hypothetical friends before drifting off to sleep to dream about hypothetical conversations I'm having with hypothetical friends....Maybe I'm lonely/schizophrenic.......)

Monday, September 10, 2012


SO, yesterday I met my family and came to Louvain-La-Neuve, the place I will be living for the year. It is about 20-30 minutes outside of Brussels. Its a University town mostly populated by students. Cool part? Its all pedestrian, there are not even roads in the town square.
So far I don't have a school (why i am blogging right now and not er at school) because I got here so late. Wahh. but there is a chance that I may get to go to a school that has a special theatre area, which would be crazy crazy awesome!
My house is soo nice, with three floors. I even get my own room, and share a bathroom with my host sister Celine. Classy livin man
Also, my house has solar panels, which is apparently common in belgium. How cool!?! Belgium & Earth are like BFFs
Food here is soo good. Not just chocolate man, ALL food. It is all so flavorful and amazing and great and wonderful and yummy. Which is awesome, but for some reason I haven't actually been hungry in like 2 days. Crazy times

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Yo I'm in BELGIUM and so so so very tired. More on that later, when I have time to record all my chocolate eating adventures for all you (non-existant) readers