maandag 27 augustus 2012
Hello my dear dear followers!
I know,I have been away for a very very long time.
So let me tell you guys the reason for it.
Back in April (I think) I moved into my own apartment in Brussels. Which was a huge step for me since I lived in Antwerp my whole life. I can't really say I love it here. If I could choose, I would move back to Antwerp in a heartbeat but I had to take the step.
I made the decision to move due to the fact that I'm preparing myself to work for my dad. Since he lives near Brussels and since I had to learn french, we decided it's time for me to move.
I've been living in Brussels for 4 months now.
You're probably wondering : Gee,Y u no post blogs while you were in Brussels?
Well,after I moved,the trouble began.
It takes me a while to adjust to a place, especially in a city I don't even like. Brussels....well you like it or you don't.....aaaaand I don't. I still haven't adjusted to this place and still don't feel like home. When a person doesn't feel at home,you don't really feel like posting about makeup and other stuff.
You feel like sitting in the couch and doing what you do best to feel a tad bit at home. Which is studying and watching flemish tv. (Brussels is french).
When I finally started adjusting,the worst thing ever happened.
They broke into my apartment. It scared the sh*t out of me.
They broke into my apartment while I was away for just 1 hour,during the day! The day I decided to take things into my own hands and finally explore Brussels alone. They stole my 9 month old macbook pro,my reflex camera,my jewelry and other small stuff.
The building I live in is completely renovated and I was the only habitant of the building for 4 months. So when they broke into my place,I kinda went crazy and wouldn't even sleep in my bed. I would stay up all night and eventually fall asleep on my couch. With a huge closet in front of my door so I would hear if people tried to break in the apartment again. It broke me down mentally and physically. I wouldn't sleep,I wouldn't go out the door,I looked like a zombie. I felt like I was being watched all the friggin time. That took me a long time to process and I felt like I hit rock bottom again when it came to living in Brussels.
After that,the construction workers 'dropped' 4 tons of water.... I don't know how,I don't know why...the only thing I know is that the penthouse above my apartment flooded and the water started searching for escape routes. Which were holes in the floor that guided the water into my apartment.
I had water in the living room,dining area and even my hallway.
Then there were stupid things like the construction workers parking in front of my garage which meant I couldn't get in the building. (I live in 1 of the busiest streets in Brussels...Parking space is like GOLD). So I had to drive around in Brussels calling everyone,from the house owner,to my dad....trying to contact the workers to STOP PARKING IN FRONT OF MY GARAGE.
Or the fact that my doorbell didn't work for months,or the fact that the workers would cut off my gas for no reason.... I think you get the picture.
So I'm gonna try and post blogs again. I really want to since it made me happy. But don't count on it.
I'm just hoping for this year to end so I can move out of that hell place.
On the other end,the apartment itself is lovely :)
Any questions? Hit me!
Geplaatst door Gee Gee Gee op 09:02
zaterdag 21 april 2012
Hello my dears.
Quick little update.
The reason why I've been kinda absent on my blog is because atm I am so busy!
I am busy moving to Brussels (Yes I've found an appartment,pictures soon!) and going to French class everyday.
Right now I'm still living in Antwerp and take the train everyday back and forth to Brussels.The reason why is because eventhough when I came back from Paris my appartment was ready...it didn't work out and the owner of the building wanted to sell the newly renovated builing.
After a few weeks of freaking out,searching for new appartments the owner of the first appartment I wanted told me that he wasn't selling the building and that I could rent the appartment.
So atm I'm getting everything ready like water,gass,electricity,internet,furniture,ect... since this is a real appartment and not a student house.I've signed a contract for 3 years.
Does this mean I'll be living in Brussels for 3 years? NO.
After my french classes (I passed my first level friday YAY,only 10000 more to go urgh) I'm leaving for another country to work with a company and learn the language for a year or maybe longer.After that I'm going to Turkey for a few months to polish my turkish.It's just nice to have a home when I come back and I can go search for a new appartment or maybe a place to buy.Cause the appartment I have now is in the middle of Brussels and in one of the biggest and busiest streets...and I don't like cities that much.
Normally I will be living in my appartment 24/7 end of this month or the start of next month.
Am I excited? I don't really know.
Living alone doesn't scare me at all since I've been doing everything myself for the past 21 years.Deciding my own things and solving my own problems.
I've been alone A LOT at home too since my mom goes to Turkey every year.
And I don't mean a short vacation,she stays there longer than 2 months sometimes,just hanging out.
I live being alone in my house.
I'm not really that excited cause I've never really liked Brussels.I've never felt safe in that city and never thought it was pretty.But honestly I don't even know Brussels.I have no idea where the shopping streets are,where the main streets are,what there is to do in Brussels/what to see.
I did however have thesame thing with Paris but Paris was so much fun cause my class became great friends and we did everything together and helped eachother out.
With this school however I have a new class every 3 weeks and my first class...well...we're not that great of friends.Everybody just minds their own business and we just don't socialize.I tried to but..Nowp,it's just not working out at all. FYI I'm a really social person and I love a good convo.
So this is a shout out to everyone who lives in Brussels or nearby (or just know the city pretty well) and want to help me get to know the city! I don't know if there are people from Brussels reading my blog but I've got nothing to lose right?
btw,I tried the Kardashian hair! Felt kinda weird so I'm back at sidebangs now.
(For enyone who plays minecraft...you'll recognize the tool I'm holding =D )
zondag 18 maart 2012
Hello my darlings!
I'm back in Antwerp yay! But not for long cause I'm moving to Brussels really soon.Gonna go see my appartment tomorrow and also do a test at my new school to see what kind of level I have when it comes to French.
While I've been doing absolutely nothing this weekend and having a huge cultureshock moving back from Paris to Antwerp.It's like everything is moving in slowmotion and just not moving forward.Thankgod I'll be back in a fastfast routine in April again.Cause honestly I'm bored to death right now.
I thought of doing an 'urban forest' kind of look.I have no idea how to call this look.
But I was inspired by the 'Boho chique' look parisiens have in Paris wich they call Boho themselves.
All the coloours I used are from Urban decay book of shadows (the first one) and I put some fake eyelashes on the bottom.
I know the last 2 pictures look VERY photoshopped when it comes to colours but this is the only way I was able to show you guys the RIGHT green colours so i know my skin looks ill in those pictures.
maandag 12 maart 2012
Bonjour my darlings!
I thought I'd make a blogpost about my room here in Paris with my Hostfamily since I'm leaving Friday.So today was a sort of 'packing-day' cause I know myself...
I HATE packing and it takes me ages to pack so I thought I'd do it a bit early to get through the worst part.Although I've said this a billion times already in my other posts,I'll tell you guys once more:
Yes,I was supposed to stay here in Paris for 6 months.
Yes,I am leaving after 1 month.
School and hostfamily were payed for 1 month only to check how things were going.School is great and the family too but while I was here I had to look for my own appartment.
Where did it go wrong?
It's just impossible to find a decent appartment in such a short time that's around €1000.
So me and my dad decided that I move to Brussels and study French there and live there for the next few months.
Am I sad? .....A little
Will I miss it? .....Don't know
Anyway,here's my already a bit empty room.Trust me,I cleaned up a little!
You like my leapard print blacket?
Brought it all the way from my room to Paris,just for a little Gee-flair I suppose.
Gee-flair...sounds so wrong hah!
It's pretty decent but the floors crack like a motherf*****
Every step I make is like an earthquake throughout the whole appartment so there's even a rule not to walk around a lot after 11 for the downstairs neighbours sake.
Can't wait to go back to Antwerp friday.I missed my friends so much!
zondag 11 maart 2012
Oh Paris Paris!
I've been so busy! Finally have some time to update a little.This is my last week in Paris.Leaving friday and after that day going on a huge mission to find a nice appartment in Brussels.It's like a never ending journey to get ready for my future.From Paris to Brussels.I'm gonna be happy when I can speak french so I can have a break...oh no wait,I'm moving to another country in november.
Told you,never ending journey.
Anyway I've been on some free tours with friends.So I thought to take my camera with me and take some pictures.Din't buy any products or anything because I didn't go shopping.Only for some expensive chocolates haha.They were heavenly though.
Me & Aya
Shakespeare & Company bookstore
Patrick Roger Chocolaterie
L'arc de Triomphe
Well I hope you guys enjoyed a bit of Paris through these pictures.
I'm sad to be leaving.But plans change.
The thing is,I never really liked Brussels,cause I never felt safe there.But it's probably my imagination.Getting to know a new city is a HUGE step for me since I don't really like changes.But this last month I've done so many different things, I'm pretty much very proud of myself.
So next friday I'm off to my next adventure!Wish me luck guys,I'm gonna need it! Brussels,here I come.
Anyone else gonna move to a completely different city?