Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nostalgique *

People ask me all the time: "What is it like in Bulgaria?" I finally have a thorough answer:

* everything sounds better in French.

Economics - a better choice than Medicine!

I was just in a(nother) race against time to submit my homework in Danish before the deadline. I won. But this got me thinking.. It is really good that people's lives don't depend on me.. With my time management skills they would be all dead...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Save me a bit!

People around the world save money.. Students in Leuven might not be doing that.. but they sure save internet.

KotNet is a service.. or a project, or aaam... whatever, through which every student has access to the internet in their rooms. I'm not really sure if that is sponsored by the university or the price is just included in our rents. In any case you have a monthly limit on your download.

One never thinks about it, but every picture you open,.. every video you play on youtube,.. every word you write/say in skype.. is download. Without realizing this, students turn into upright savers that search for places to use someone's wireless.. Questions like: "How much do you have left?", and answers like: "Mine is not green anymore, it's yellow..", are a normal part of conversations..

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Sunday, November 27, 2011


Have you ever been that tired?

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Meanwhile in Leuven..

..people are walking on water and gas..

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dinner for students

You realize how much you love mom's cooking once you go 2000 km away from home..

Going crazy... for sleep..

When my alarm rang at 7am, I actually spoke to it.. I took the device, looked at it with one eye and said: "Seriously?!".. The worrying part is that I was kind of expecting it to answer..

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dinner time

Are you hungry?


Several days ago I was eating this (extra) sweet thing called "Macaron" for the first time in my life..

Meanwhile I logged in Facebook... and saw that they were offering me to buy more...

It's official: now Facebook knows what you're eating..
Got the creeps?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Just don't!

The dead Friday silence in my building reminded me that I never shared this fact in the blog: Belgian students go home (in another city) every weekend...

As soon as they cope with their Thursday-night hangover (known as Friday-night hangover in other countries), students from different parts of Belgium head to the train station with a fast pace and a bag of dirty clothes.

The melody, created by all the wheeled suitcases pulled on the paved streets, turns into a signal that the weekend has started.

Dear Belgians,.. for once,... be rebels and don't leave!

Hollywood in Brussels

The resemblance with the view over the hill with the Hollywood sign in LA is stunning..
* Look closely and you'll find the letters

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dedicated to all students.. ever..

Shower-lover's heaven

You are walking around Brussels, minding your own tourist business.. but suddenly you feel the unbearable need to take a shower. It's fine, they have thought about you!..

Sightseeing has never been a cleaner experience!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Don't worry

To those who got worried and wrote me - I am alive! I did not post anything in the last few days, because I took some needed time off. The Armistice day and my no-lecture-Monday made it possible. YAY!

So, after enjoying Brussels on spring-weather-Saturday and in the 5°C on Sunday, I can only say that it's always nice to explore your surroundings.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Private sunshine

I'm looking for my own private sunshine today.. since I can't see any other..

Monday, November 7, 2011

Somewhere around

No, that's not confusing at all.. It's one of these 4 numbers... for sure!

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Friday, November 4, 2011


Everyone is welcome to Pangaea..

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Feel like helping today?

There's this guy, Dominik, who wrote me a message a few days ago. He asked me if I would share a link to his blog..
Who is Dominik?.. He's an exchange student, just like me, but in Thailand. One would think: cool, exotic, enviable place to be... Well, it turns out that reality there is not colored in pink now. So, instead of engaging in the expected Erasmus-student life, Dominik chose to help people. If you would also like to help, visit his blog (Thailand flood fundraising ) and see how.

Are you happy?

Here's what you can do about it..

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cool stuff

When I was told that all 15 people living in my building will share one fridge, I thought that might be a problem.. Fortunately, nobody seems to be interested. The only Belgians to use the fridge are the girl with the jar of pickles and several alcohol owners..