Day 310- A Trip to Waterloo

Present day Waterloo, is nothing but low lying lush green hills that leave almost no trace of the battlefield that they lay on. They are the subtle screams of canons and gunfire echoing through empty lands that still remember the bloodshed they hide beneath the smell of fresh grass. When I relive history in Waterloo,…

Citizens Talk 11.0

“It i​sn’t easy returning to your old, “normal” life after the most wonderful 3 months ever. You have to keep up with school again, you have to get used to that everything still looks the same while you’ve been through a lot of changes, you have to accept that some people are already getting tired…

Citizens Talk 8.0

“I haven’t really met a lot of immigrants in my circle but some of my mom’s friends are immigrants. Most of them ran away from bad economy but there’s one family who came from El Salvador and I have a lot of respect for them because their children weren’t even 7 years old when they…

Citizens Talk 4.0

“There are a lot of good things here but like the structure of our country isn’t right according to me. I think everything should be dicided or on a federal level (state of Belgium) or on the level of the regions (Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels). I don’t know what would be the best system but I…

Day 54- Netherlands

So. Let me fill you in on what has happened in the past ten days.  I went to the Netherlands, which is about a two hour drive from our house. We went to a small town called Delft. It’s fairly close to Amsterdam and it’s the cutest place ever. They have these small mideval European…

Day 25- Belgium

How to survive being an exchange student in 5 simple steps: Month 1 (Easy version) (i) Immerse yourself in the language. Notice how listening to things you don’t understand all day gives you a slight headache in your left temple and all of a sudden you’re aware of how numb your body feels. Regret your…

Day 23- Belgium

Things that my inner voice has said to me the past few days on train rides in a foreign country I now call home; (i) I wonder why there is no universal language if all the emotions we try to convey are more often than not the same with just different strings of alphabets joined…

Belgium- Day 2

8:00 am ; 1st September 2016  My host sister has her first day of school today, she isn’t very excited. Personally I used to love the first day of school, meeting old friends and finding out teachers, no study, it was exciting. I think it’s fairly different here, specially when you have to walk or…

Day four; Story four

I joined the school 3 years ago when I was in standard 6. Being the new student, I barely knew anyone. I spent each and every moment of my school life with a girl I considered my best friend. I was always scared of being alone and by myself which lead me to follow her…

Day two; Story two

 I joined school in India in seventh grade. The country itself was new to me, ignoring the fact that I knew no one. It felt kinda strange and sad when there was no one to talk to. The school was nice, and it took me no time to feel right at home. At first, I…