Posts made in December, 2012

5 Things to Eliminate Wintertime Woefulness

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 | 2 comments

 

grumpy catIf my second winter here has made anything clear about the relationship that Belgium and I have with each other, it is that she often does little to cheer me up during this time of year. The combination of gray and drizzly skies, permanently statically-charged hair, and an aching brain brimming with language and terminology combined with the stress of approaching exams in multiple languages has made me realize that during this time of year it is more important than ever to see the things I love about this place and to cling to them, allowing them to warm up my thoughts and inspire me to treat Belgium a little kinder until she starts to return the kind thoughts in spring.

Here are five things I can say that I appreciate about Belgium:

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Shaken not…shuffled?

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Shaken not…shuffled?

Time is a precious commodity for me at the moment as I’m trying to rise to the seemingly impossible challenge of preparing myself for yet another exam period. I wanted to take a few minutes to post the most recently encountered curiosity concerning this quirky language called Dutch.

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