Citizens Talk 12.0

“One year ago around the same time I was learning French using an app. I didn’t know at the time I would meet this amazing girl that would turn into my girlfriend and we would spend some amazing eight months together, even though it was long distance, we were in love, everything started with a…

Day 267- Bus 129

When you’re on an exchange. Every little thing, action and movement towards you starts to matter. Such as when cars stop to let you pass through, or when someone makes an extra effort to help you. Specially the routes and things you see everyday. Bus Number 129 leaves from near my house towards my school…

Citizens Talk 9.0

“So there is a lot of gossip, But what is going on is that the people are done with the government, and we want to change it. So there are massive protests throughout the country. And the groups armed by the government are killing people in the protests, even the National guard is not letting people protest. The…

Citizens Talk 7.0

“Once I’ve been on a trip to Poland with a group of Wallonian people and that was fun. It was funny because there Dutch was so horrible that I had to try to speak French. I noticed there is of course a huge linguïstic gap, but also a slight cultural one. It’s like in France…

Citizens Talk 6.0

“I lived in Mexico with my sister and mom for two years. I’m half Mexican and my sister and I wanted to explore that side of our heritage.  I feel that the people in Belgium are not as open as in mexico, not just in the way of accepting different cultures but also in the…

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 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…

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 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…