Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Here are some photos of fun in the snow:
Friday, December 17, 2010
Two interesting facts I have forgotten to mention:
1. FML was originally a francophone website (for those of you who don't know, fml stands for 'f--- my life' and is a website full of ironic/funny stories posted by readers. Extremely popular).
2. The infamous chicken dance and song were created by Belgians (known here as the duck dance). The world owes them a debt.
One week until Christmas and only one more final left! All my finals have been just fine, although the teachers keep checking up on me. We find out Thursday how we did; no suspense-relieving iparent here!
We had a real snowfall last night that's been able to hold up to the sunshine today. I took Touchtou to go play in the snow, Miss 36 too, and they had a ball. Touchtou kept losing the frisbee in the snow, so he had a game of hide and seek on top of the regular fetch. Now my lil buddy is sleeping next to me here on the bed, all tuckered out.
This weekend I am going to a Christmas potluck with Marie Jeunesse. I am bringing a carrot-raisin-pineapple salad. Should be fun!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
PS: I promise there is more to Belgium than food, but food is a safe subject and very cultural!
PPS: Also, today I understood enough of religion class to explain today why Obama is not a star for many Americans such as myself. (Not that that had anything to do with religion, really!) Hooray for improving language skills!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Also: Deedee, I am wearing the magnificent fingerless gloves you made! My fingers are wonderfully toasty and I can type at the same time! What's more, the colors match my favorite coat. Thank you very very much!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I got your package yesterday! Thank you so much! I am enjoying every little bit of that box, from decorating my room with the cards, laughing at he cornmeal, ogling the flashy office supplies, right down to reading the funnies that were used for stuffing! You made my day!
On another note, just FYI (for your information): We changed our clocks here this weekend, much to my confusion. I thought we were horrendously late, but turns out everything was okey dokey. So for now there's only 9 hours between Belgium and AK time!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Europeans don't bat an eye at drinking, smoking tobacco, or even smoking pot. Mention owning a gun and they think you're crazy and a maladjusted individual.
Last Saturday I went with Marianne to buy paint for my room; it will be green, green, and green! (3 different shades, of course). I think it's getting close to being done! I learned that you have to pay to use shopping carts.
Gone are the days of iparent and confidential test scores; students get their grades read out loud from their teacher and write it down here. Grades are expressed as points out of 20, never in percentages. Before a report card the teacher announces the overall grade.
It's frosting now and some of the trees have lost their leaves. The wind is colder and more frequent. But the grass is still green!