Belgium

Localised Dry Spell

It has not rain properly for months now!

This damn drought is so localised around the Kortrijk area, that big fat rain clouds pass us by without oozing out anything. I know it is bad when I need to use a big shovel when burying my kitchen scraps. I am saving water I use to clean my vegetables and pouring this out to my thirsty plants.

Maybe I should clean my windows more often, tempt the rain gods. Argh… I truly despise droughts.

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Belgium, Travels

Durbuy & Dinant

Yesterday, we went on a road trip visiting the cities Durbuy and Dinant. Quaint little Durbuy claims to be the smallest city in the world, whereas Dinant boasted an impressive citadel next to the river Meuse. D and I have been to both cities before, but we still find the trip quite enjoyable. I am glad that mom and dad are healthy and mobile despite being in their mid-seventies. How wonderful to see them get excited and interested in things here in Belgium.

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Belgium, Travels

Wenduine

D and I brought my parent to Wenduine for a short visit. It was a lovely seaside city overlooking the North Sea. During a walk along the sea front, I spotted an offshore windmill park. Yeah to being blessed with eagle eyes!

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Belgium, Events

Rainy Gentse Feesten

Yesterday evening, D and I went to Gentse Feesten 2017. A couple of heavy rainfalls caused most people to scatter away seeking shelters, making the streets a lot less crowded compared to years past. Regardless of the weather, Ghent during this festival is always full of life and activities. For D and I, it is still fun attending this beloved annual event.

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Belgium, Creative Business

Free Beers

This afternoon, we went to a furniture store to look at stuff. And then we all sat down to order and be served free drinks. Mom and dad were so surprised that a business can actually survive years of providing free drinks to the people, who are not necessarily buying anything! Ah, the beauty and craftiness of Belgian businesses remains a mystery to us Asians.

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Belgium, Simplify

Taxes

D and I filed our taxes ten days before the deadline. This was done on-line and took less than 30 minutes. Preparation is key here and I have been accumulating the necessary data and documents since the beginning of the year. Always be prepared, especially when it comes to taxes.

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Belgium

Newly Renovated Store

When I realised that I have time to do some Sunday grocery before the store closes at 12.30pm, I was out of the house in a jiffy.

Ah, it felt so good to have a small fraction of time on my own. Walking on the familiar path to the store. Checking out the newly renovated Delhaize, which was closed for three weeks during our Sabah vacation.

Glad to be home…

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