Unorganized Thoughts while Traveling

‘lie in the sand and visualize like it’s 75 again’ –french song on radio really good

‘this year was so magical. So drunk but so much belonging and happiness. Felt like part of a whole the minute I stepped off the plane and met my coursemates. Taking this feeling with me everywhere for the rest of my life. But this year is irreplaceable and unrepeatable. Such a special place in time. So much.

The year feels like a dream. Sad that this time I come back to Leicester it will be the last time I live this particular dream. I am sure I will find others. But it is hard. But it is what we all signed up for. And I am happy to have gotten to meet all of these interesting interesting people. So much. So much. My themesong.

French band- revolver. Dionysus

‘get around town’

Jazz

Dostoyevsky

Selah sue

Dirty three. Poetics.

Paining techniques

Young turks

Judy sucks a lemon for breakfast

New headphones, please

Corner shop

Brighton’s may music and literature festival! Absolutely MUST GO.

Realized about myself. I don’t just like seeing things. I like the mood and the feel. I like to take my time. And I like to create dreams. Just seeing and doing is not enough. I need time and room to create what I want to experience.

Victor hugo

Crime and punishment

Jil is lucky. French band. MWAH.

Do all dreaming in waking hours

‘the flowers are fine/they just need time/to grow and die’

Deconstruction of classical texts

Worn out black beanie

‘coil spring of creativity’

More cocoon

‘tant pis pour le Fouquet’s’

Voted for hollande this morning at eva’s primary school

Protest ‘sarcozy is everywhere and justice is nowhere sarcozy is everywhere and justice is nowhere….’ Police arrive in brigades. Ten times more in number than the protestors. “The POLICE are everywhere and justice is nowhere and POLICE are everywhere and justice is nowhere!” (thanks to Bertrand for the live translation)

Deportioo- Eva’s French music. FAVORITE.

Eva’s father watches and raises his eyebrows as he catches me stowing my metro ticket away in my bra.

We’re all waiting for the train, and I pull out a pad of paper and Eva’s dad gives me another look, (I know he believes I am insane) and I explain, “Espionage.”

Jisu writing on postcard to my brother. Eva and I told her to write “Korea is going to destroy America.” But then I thought about it and got really nervous as I remembered how paranoid American security control can be. Ben might be wiretapped for life. Ha.

‘I think our lives have just begun’

‘been to hell so many times I have to admit you kind of bore me’
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On way to Belgium:

Sitting on floor of the train.

‘all the hopes we threw away’

Business men with suitcases sit down on the floor with us. Automatically use their metro paper to make a little pallet on the ground. Daily routine.

Early morning huddle sleepover with a bunch of French speaking Belgians.

Find something higher than fear to occupy time.

8 euros to print our ticket to france. Sigh of relief. Couldn’t print our French ticket in Belgium because it was a French company. Almost had to pay a really really big fine. So lucky! So much learning!

Chocolate croissants and cappuccinos with jisu on the train early early morning

Read read read

Take in what I experience. Write it all.

‘is that a fire, or just smoke?’ ‘isn’t it the milky way, jisu?’ ha

Jichou

Loic’s house in vottem. So nice.

Brussels:

Flanders

NL cars.

Listening to selah sue.

One hour ride

Immigration jail

Arrested- mark

Capital of flanders even though not flanders. And doesn’t speak dutch. Officially bilingual but 90% speak French.

Space NASA

Flemish don’t declare independence because want Brussels.

Liege bridge at night- beautiful. Same as one in paris. Citadel

EU headquarters

emotional slices.

Jupiler most popular drink.

FRIES AND MAYONNAISE. SO BELGIAN. SO GOOD. Mayo a bit spicy compared to American. And the fries at in the middle between British and American pertaining to side and shape.

‘I want to thank you/for giving me the best day/of my life’

Space invader tags in Brussels/Barcelona/paris

Antwerp

Dutch/French

EU moves to Strassbourg for one week every month. All the members wish the EU could just stay in Brussels, but France wants to keep their hold of it because it makes a country look really good and important to have  EU headquarters within. But they have to move ALL the papers and files and people and EVERYTHING on a train. Then back in a week. EVERY MONTH!!!

Waiting for loic at trainstation when arrived. People kept speaking to me in French. And then this creepy Belgian/Moroccan came over and started chatting me up. And I was like, I have to find my friend goodbye.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH finally out of the chunnel. HORRIBLY INTENSE! SO UNNATURAL. JUST KEPT THINKING ABOUT ALL THE SEACREATURES ABOVE MY HEAD AND HOPING TO GOD I DIDN’T HAVE TO SEE ANY OF THEM.

God I am such a chicken sometimes. Such a chicken. This is why I need writing. To distract myself.

New president of the UN’s building being built: his office inside a glass ball inside of a glass cube. Going to be very modern.

Belgian movies. Find on internet and watch! Interesting looking!

Red corduroy pants

Flag up on palace- means king is there

Harmonizing old and new buildings in cit

Belgian movies. Find on internet and watch! Interesting looking!

Flag up on palace- means king is there

Harmonizing old and new buildings in city.

Libertines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Sorte- cheers

BIG NUT HAZELNUT BELGIAN CHOCOLATE BAR. ABSOLUTE BEST CHOCOLATE EVER TASTED IN MY LIFE

Canadians present most of their statements as questions and it’s so noticeable but I never knew why it was. It’s because of the French influence! They present questions as statement and statements as questions all the time. It’s all about intonation.

Greenday, American girls. ‘wears a rubber coat for the coming of the nuclear winter’

Remember that concert from senior year? ;)

“Don’t leave me high/ don’t leave me dry” LOOOOOOVE RADIOHEAD

Uitgang- dutch

Eingang- german

Sortie- French

Papa “How is LIGE?” :P

Jisu’s Brussel’s waffle SPLAT. All over the pant and feet of EVERYONE in the vicinity.

Computer’s dying, type more later.

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