02 November 2017; 

On an eerie winter morning, a child tiptoed his way to my lost self, he perched himself beside me on a lone park bench. He seemed to be five or six years old at most as he peered into the book before continuing, “What colour is the sky?” He asks with such innocence that it…

Citizens Talk 5.0

“​Is there anything you’d change about Belgium?“ “Well, I would say the social view we have could use a change. It’s not that the people are rasict or something but they tend to be pretty close minded or really negative in general. For example, I have morrocan roots and people suspect every move I make just because…

Citizens Talk 3.0

“I lived in Mexico for two years with my mother since I’m half mexican and half belgian, my sister and I wanted to explore that side of our culture. Mexicans are laid back compared  to belgians. I feel belgians are “colder” and tend to be more hostile. Mexicans like to enjoy life. Such as how Belgians…

Citizens Talk 2.0 

“My mother is an immigrant, so I was brought up with to different cultures and because of my dads profession, I’ve been introduced to a lot of different cultures from a young age. She came to Belgium from hongkong.” “Is there any stark difference between the two cultures, according to you?” “The open mindedness, I…

Citizens Talk 1.0

“Sometimes my Belgian friends tease me about being Polish and that sometimes hurts me because they make fun of my mom who became a cleaning maid when she first came to Belgium. They don’t understand how hard it is to find a job in a country where you don’t know the language, don’t have any…