Hey babes! How you doin’?
Yesterday I went to Brussels, the capital of our country. It was really nice to speak some French again because I am kind of losing my vocabulary. That’s because I don’t use it anymore. For the last eight years before I graduated high school, I spoke it two days in a week in French class. But since the summer (after our vacation in France) I never spoke a full sentence in that language. Therefor I forgot so much … Anyway, I went shopping with my friend who I haven’t seen for quite some time. She’s a calm and sweet girl. And I am more of a wild lunatic
, hopefully you couldn’t tell from reading my blog. Lol. They say opposites attract. But anyway, we really needed to catch up with each other. So shopping was a perfect way to do that.
The first thing we did was find a place to eat because it was 12pm. When we went to buy food, I tried ordering in French. The counterman did understand me but when he asked “Voulez-vous toutes les garnitures?” I replied with sí instead of Oui. Such a fail. But then he started talking Spanish. “Que salsa quieres?” Ok, so I replied with “La mayonesa, por favor.” And if that’s not awkward at all, he asks in Moroccan if I understand it better when he speaks Moroccan. You should have seen my face. I was like: “Dude, you could’ve started speaking Moroccan from the very beginning!” No, I’m kidding. I was just thinking that way. But yeah, it was funny.
Enough about languages. My friend took me to the Primark for the first time.
It was sooooo crowded, really, everyone steps on your toes and it wasn’t even possible to see everything. Pretend that you put nine people in a space of one square meter. That’s how it was. Anyway, I bought some pairs of socks, pearl earrings, a sleep mask and a skater skirt.
I think I would go back to Primark one day, but not the one in Brussels. Maybe in Eindhoven in The Netherlands. Most of my friends who have been in Eindhoven told me it was ten times better than the ones in Brussels or Liège (which are in Belgium).
So the next store where I bought something was called Undiz. If you pronounce it, you would guess what you could find there. Yes, underwear. They had cute and fun stuff. I bought a Spongebob Squarepants underpants. On the front, it says “I love Bob”. Not that anyone is going to see it. But I just loved the idea of a Bob undie. I purchased one thing at Bershka. A beanie for my sister because she loves them. It was a mint green one with “I am not a blogger” on it. I thought it would look nice on her.
We also went to other stores. Pull & Bear for example, but I didn’t find stuff that I really really liked. I guess it’s because of the fact that all the nice things leave the store the first two weeks of januari. Also, if I hesitate too much I just leave it because hesitation is an insecurity!
To finish my day, I bought a frozen yoghurt. So weird that I didn’t notice that my camera was kind of focused on the ground. Anyway. I chose the natural flavor with raspberries, pineapple and brownies. It’s very sad that we have about 4 cities
(correct me if I’m wrong) who have a frozen yoghurt store.
On the way to Brussels, I wrote a note and left it in the train. It was an idea of a good friend of mine. Originally, this idea was in Dutch, but I wanted to write it in more languages so other people could understand it too. Let’s spread the love and start leaving positive thoughts in public places. If you want to share it on social media, use the hashtag #SaySomethingPositive !
This is another blurry photo, but I loved the quote. If you ever visit Brussels North station, you could see this and other quotes or drawings under the station where the busstops are. This quote says Ti prometto un miracolo. It means ‘I promise you a miracle’. Those little things make me so happy. Just positive and kind thoughts could make this world a better place, right?
The last thing I wanted to talk about was the way back home. I took the train back home during rush hour. At first I regretted it because I couldn’t find a seat. But then I found one in front of a lovely couple. They were British. We started talking and they were so nice. Even though I speak with an American accent, they complimented me and said that I speak very well. Such positive persons make my day. Oh, what do I love meeting tourists on the train. You’re socializing and learning at the same time.
Well that was it for today. Thank you for reading this, oh so long, post!