Saturday, October 27, 2012

Candy Candy!

So, this week, there is no school!
I mean halloween week, YES! I'm not really sure why, I don't think anyone really is, but I'm not complaining...
Last week was sooooo fun, but completely exhausting. There is this huge party in the town I live in called 24 Vélo every year, and I went to it last wednesday. Literally everyone everyone goes, and it takes up the ENTIRE town. Its pretty crazy, but fun fun fun. Vélo means bike, and there is a track around the whole town where people in completely insane bikes ride for 24 hours (or until these insane bikes fall apart). Then inside the middle of the town there is lots of music and dancing and all around insanity. (My vocabulary is really falling apart...sorry for using the same words over and over again....)I spent 95% of the evening with belgian friends speaking french and understanding french, it was a really goood day linguistic wise.
Then Thursday I went to see a play with my classmates, about a forest. I understood a few of the jokes, but did not really get the story. But at least the seats were soft and comfortable, so it was a nice nap-taking opportunity.
Then yesterday I slept for 12 hours. It was probably the most fun I've had since getting to Belgium.
I've got to go now, I'm catching a train for Namur!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Why Howdy!

So, last friday I had my first belgian ballet class. It was pretty fun, and cool, because ballet words are all in french in America and in belgium (duh) so I UNDERSTOOD. It was wild. So wild.
But like here, 3rd position exists, and I was really confused for the entire first part of the class because I just thought that everyone was doing 5th really
I went to a party, that was america themed. Haha, a little weird, but fun fun fun.
Then today at the crack of 11:30 AM I went to Namur. Its real pretty there man! They have some lovely parks and buildings. And I had some australian ice cream (I don't get why the australia part is significant...)and it was yum yum yum yum yum yum yum
And that is all.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hi Mom,

SO I am 99% sure that only one person is reading this, and that that one person is my mom.
Hi mom.

So, basically, I have school every day and stuff. Its not awesome, its not horrible. People here are all sooo nice to me though, I could definitly get used to this.....
Last weekend I went to Liege and saw  LOT of other AFS kids, it was pretty fun. Except when it started raining, because I basically drowned while standing on the sidewalk. Belgium weather...its not awesome......
Thats all I can think of
I promise I'll write more when I can think of more...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Not Much

Not a lot is going on, just getting into the routine of normal person daily life.
Its actually a little disappointing, last summer I was all over the place (literally, figuratively,) and living fast and now I'm slowing down.  But man, I don't wanna slow down! I just want to run all over europe and all of the world with my hands over my head screaming because there's no one stopping me man.
At least the waffles are good.
Except that I have decided to stop eating sugar, because today I was just not feeling good, and I am 98% sure it is because I have been eating the normal belgian diet of literally some form of chocolate every day. Yuck man. Gimme some avocados and I'll be fine.

Tomorrow I am going to brussels with some friends, that should be cool.

I miss taco trucks.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Lost Bread

So yesterday was a day full of new wild and crazy revelations. I was searching for a snack with some belgian friends when all of the sudden they start saying "pain perdu" over and over again. Which means lost bread. Being the kind, loving and helpful person that I am, I began looking for this lost bread. Well, apparently, pain perdu is not a loaf of bread that has been misplaced, but in fact french toast.
It is something thats like not so classy here, and mostly just a way to eat stale bread. Its yummy though. That may be in part to the fact that here it is eaten with not maple syrup, but honey and sugar. Yumyum.
Also, I saw some wild and crazy goats wandering free in the park yesterday. My friends say this is not normal here, but I am skeptical....
Today though, I am eurosick. Which is just like normal sick, but in Europe. Not fun AT ALL.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


So, last weekend I went to a Chateaux in the northern (Dutch-speaking) bit of belgium. Everything was mad purdy, except of course, the language. I don't mean to offend, but how did belgium get stuck with one of the most beautiful languages ever (french) and one of the ugliest (dutch)??????
The chateaux was huge man with like 15 bedrooms and chadeliers and the most beautiful piano I have ever seen ever. It needed to be tuned, badly, but was sooo pretty! There was like 30 family members there, and they all spoke french, so I felt a little lost. But they were all so nice that it wasn't so bad.
But I talked not nearly enough by my (high) standards.
so cool dude
I watched a really good movie, in Danish, with french subtitles AND KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. Like completely. I mean I didn't get every single word, but I knew exactly what was going on. My belgian friend I saw it with and I were both very happily surprised. Maybe I am learning?!?!?!?!?! Well, one things for sure, and that is that I am forgetting English. Senior year back in America will be so much fun (not).
Here in Belgium, they use these crazy things called trains, for transportation throughout the country. And a few times a year the train worker people decide they need to protest, so they do, and all the trains stop. So, then, poor little school children like myself have no way to get to school (school-buses are not a thing) so we are forced to sleep all day and stay in our pajamas.

Europe rocks man