Okay, it's Monday again. HORROR.
Everyone can start their boring routines again;
get up in the morning - booze down the coffee - shower & brush teeth- go to whatever crappy job you have and face hours and hours of traffic jams -
yawn every half hour - go home- face hours and hours of traffic jams - do whatever boring after-work activities you have - sleep.
Oh wow, I got depressed just by typing this.
But let's not focus on words, let's say - hypothetically- it's Friday, hoorraay!
( I hate the concept of going out in the weekend by the way, I mean, why is it you have to go out in the weekends huh? Why not do something crazy and spontaneous, and go out on Tuesday once in a while.
Thing about Fridays or Saturdays (or Sundays for hardcore party people who will die at the age of 35)
is you always have to decide where to go to to celebrate the end of the week. Living in Brussels has several advantages ; there's always a million things to do in the weekends....
Matias Aguayo at K-NAL
Last week I went to the K-NAL to see a live set by Matias Aguayo (who was pretty fantastic to watch) ,
it's pretty hard to describe what he brings (tribalish dj set soaked in Latin grooves and spiced with some German techno. ) Entertaining? YES.
This weekend I went to the Super Acid Release party by BOYS NOIZE RECORDS with Shadow Dancer, Strip Steve and Jan Driver (also at the K-NAL) . It was amazing. My ears still hurt. We were also right in front of the stage during the live set byAli Love that same night. Boy were they good. I even got hugged by mr. Ali Himself when he all of the sudden jumped into the crowd.
My friend Rosanna and I were also offered to play a tiny part in a short movie by a French girl that night.
Exciting shizzle! As soon as I get the results I'll put it online, but it might take a while since it's a long term project. (I somehow fucked up the layout and apparently there's no way back so you'll have to excuse me and move on with your life)
Watching movieswhile I shouldbestudyinginsteadhasalways been my forte.
Though others may not approve, in my opinion it is just an innocent form of healthy and necessary procrastination!
Soyesterday I decidedtogive the 26-yearoldKevin Bacon anotherglanceortwo in Footloose.
Damn, how I lovethismovie! Whenthemusic starts playingmyfeet truly lead a life of their own, I can but helplessly look down and wait 'till they stop moving.
I even almostforgotSarahJessicaParkerhad a tiny part in Footloose as well, shemust've been 19 yearsoldand without that big pimple she nowadays carries (-haha, wordplay--) on her face. -update : apparently she got rid of that nasty thing, THANK GOD-
If I'd compare Brussels to Beauty and the Beast --my favourite Disney-movie--
then Antwerp would be my Cinderella -- my beloved number two--
Going shopping in Antwerp , that is when you have money to spend, is a rather divine activity. I must say Cinderella beats the shit out of Belle when it comes to shopping -not only because of its great vintage shops and thrift stores but also because Antwerp is soooo freakin' clean compared to Brussels haha ^^
Starting the day at Urban Outfitters where I didn't buy clothes but a flask with a pink floral print and ending the same day in MacDonalds laughing our asses off because of something that I can't remember -but it must have been undoubtedly incredibly witty- I can say we had fun.
Aaah public transport. How I love you.
My American monkey has a weird Greyhound obsession,
which was taken to an exctatic state of mind when she saw this
weird pink one in front of a lingerie shop. We suspect it was a rather dodgy shop, but we didn't dare to go in ; so innocent until proven guilty.
Hmm. This actually looked wearable until the monkey tried it on. Bad idea.
There I was, in what Colin Farrell so politely referred to as "fucking Bruges" (you know, that movie every Belgian was suppose to be proud of when the word spread ; In Bruges)
The annual ice sculptures festival which has been organised in Bruges since 2005, nearby the station.
This year's theme is "Around the World", which basically means they try to take the visitors up on an icy trip through history. The organizers were so kind to warn people to dress up warmly, because oh dear, the first
thought to cross your mind when visiting an ice sculptures festival might be "I wonder if I could show off that new tank top and Hawaiian shorts I bought" -_-.
Hmm. Not. Minus 6 degrees it was. Peanuts for Scandinavians or Lapps, but a true torment for me. I actually like the sun you see. Luckily for some (including me I may add) there was an ice-bar where brandy and gin attracted attention, perhaps even more than the sculptures. However, muffled (thank you dead sheep for serving as my coat, I shall be forever in your debt) and fierce I began the tour. I must admit I was a bit overwhelmed. Those ice sculptures were humongous! The artists made beautiful sculptures with an eye for details. We passed a giant clog, ancient Greek gods and goddesses, the tower of Pisa, the Wall of Berlin, Elvis, Madonna, Egyptian gods, the Wailing Wall, etcetera etcetera...
Very impressive even though the feeling my nose would fall off if I'd gaze upon those amazing statues for longer than three minutes stopped me from admiring them for too long.
All in all, a wonderful festival.
Tower of Pisa
Marilyn Monroe without panties
Very ugly impression of Madonna (look at the size of those thighs!)
Oh dear, it's been almost a month again since my last post. WHY, WHY, WHY? Lack of spine I guess ... (sounds like I hate writing for this blog, but that ain't true ^^)
I wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year and all that jazz!
New posts are coming up soon, I'm working/studying at the moment so during the week nothing exciting will happen but this Saturday I planned a shopping spree to Antwerp with my American Monkey so that'll be interesting to say the least!
Earlier this week I went to Bruges for the ice sculptures festival (and to do some shopping DUH) so pictures are coming up from that day as well!
Stay tuned, in the meanwhile I'll leave you with this marvellous little video. Someone give the man a job!