Belgium

de Quaeye Werelt

D, my mother and I went to our first de Quaeye Werelt today. I liked it! But then, what’s not to like about dressed up warriors and make belief tent villages of the 15th century?

Despite an unforseen traffic jam and a major delay, we did enjoy the limited time we spent at the reenactment event. We missed the reenactment battle but we ate, drank, roamed around and took plenty of photos.

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Quotes

Friendship

Ponder for a long time whether you shall admit a given person to your friendship; but when you have decided to admit him, welcome him with all your heart and soul. ~Seneca

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Belgium, Travels

Beers & Trumpets

This afternoon, D and I plus both our parents went to Westvleteren to drink some great beers. After that, we proceeded to Ieper to witness the Last Post. Despite the fact that this was not my first time experiencing the daily tribute, and that World War One is not really history closely linked to me… a deep sadness did sink in when the trumpets sounded.

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Simplify, Travels

Train To Brussels And Back

Today, I need to pick up my parents from Brussels to come stay with me. D and I decided not to stress it, so we took the train like we did yesterday. The only thing we did differently was to drive and park our car at the train station. Off to Brussels we went in this bizarre tropical heat in May!

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Belgium, Travels

Weekend Train Fares

D and I took the train to Brussels this morning to meet up with my visiting family. We were planning to buy a rail pass which will give us 10 rides for €77. The man at the ticketing counter offered us a better option by giving us weekend fares on our two return tickets. I love trains, and I love Belgium. D said it is easy for me to proclaim that because I do not need to commute heavily by train…

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Malaysia, Travels

Flying East

A few days ago, I booked and confirmed four airline tickets back to Sabah for a part holiday part administrative trip.

Now, the search for a decent and agreeable lodging begins. I have to keep in mind that mom despises hotels, dad loves his space, and D would probably be happy if there is a pool he can swim in. Thus, I am narrowing my options down to holiday apartments in the city. Fingers crossed!

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Health

Cough

Bloody hell, I have been coughing for a week now. As a result, I have been losing sleep in the past few nights.

Did I get this from tasting all those titbits at Lokaal? Or was it from someone at the birthday gathering? Guess I shall never know.

To make things worse, I am sprouting a couple of pimples on and around my nose. What the heck is this?! A yearly purge? Damn it…

 

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