18/09/2018

I have always been great at making lists, Colour coding different tasks and beautifying them only to strike them off once the job was done, It gives me a sense of satisfaction, as though the more tasks I complete; the more I had achieved. Some days I wonder if your list comprised only of the…

Diaries of an alcoholic

People can start to feel like a distant memory; folded away between an old copy of wuthering heights. You know the kind. They start to resemble drunken nights, The events of the past begin to shape-shift into distorted images and blurs. Only sometimes, you don’t want to wake up with no recollection of what went…

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…

My Host Family (Mijn GastFamilie)

I know, my exchange is almost over but better late than never right? Today, I’m going to introduce you to my host family. My family consists of my host mother, brother and sister. My host mother is a management and life coach and has her own business called “the coaching square”. She is extremely sweet…

Spain- Day 242

I realized I haven’t blogged about Spain half as much as I should’ve. After all, I did spend about a month of my exchange there. The first thing you notice about Alicante, is that there’s no hurry. Everyone seems to be so at ease and focusing on the now. It’s among the only places where…

Regenerating Rhymes

So I sent in an entry for a competition where you get a sonnet which has ever alternate line missing and you have to complete it with your own words. This was the original sonnet I received: In Spring See how the trees and the osiers lithe  Are green bedecked and the woods are blithe,…

Day 44- The stress Is real 

So I haven’t been up to much lately. It’s so cold that it is almost impossible for me to go to school in the mornings. Aide from that, I’m trying to keep my focus on studies because I really do wanna achieve something while I’m here. People think it’s one long vacation so it’s dumb…

Day 35- The time I had a Barabapapa

I don’t really know what to say these days. Words fail me. I haven’t been up to much lately. I went for an AFS activity on saturday and we played escape rooms in Mechelen, it was great, I actually really like the entire AFS team. I went for a party that night and it was…

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…