Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wet Wednesday - Water, synonymous with life

Right,I'm not going to talk about the fact that the weather sucks in Brussels lately. It has been wet, raining on and off, and that it's chilly day and night. But let's be positive. Without rain, there's drought, and we don't want drought.

While walking home I saw the poster of 'Discover Each Other Through Water'. It is an event or more like contest that is organized by the commune where I live in Brussels, Ixelles. So basically, there are 8 towns from 8 different countries which participate in this event. They are : communes of Ixelles in Belgium, Biarritz in France, Kalamu in the Democratic republic of Congo, Megido in Israel, Cascaïs in Portugal, Zacharo in Greece, Zababdeh in Palestine and Mizil in Romania.

The contest is to bring artists, you don't have to be an expert, just sumbit your art work of vision discover each other through water. Now you must be creative in your work, because they will select 3 winners from each town, which means 24 artworks all in total for the road show to these 8 towns. The first exhibition will take place here in Ixelles, Belgium in October 2010.

I think this is a creative way of inserting awareness about importance of water amongst the population. You all know that there are parts of the world where the children do not have access to clean water. According to this contest website, in 20 years, according to UNO , half of the populations will be affected of not getting drinkable water. Imaging that now, if you are thirsty you can easily get tap water to drink, but in 20 years or so, you would not get that same privilege. Scary isn't it.

Anyway, if you were to enter this contest, how would you present your artwork with the theme 'Discover Each Other Through Water'. :D For me strings of rivers came in mind. Rivers could cross different type of land (mountain, valley), and rivers cross different countries, towns, homes, lives. Floating market in Asia came in mind as well, it is where people meet. Or perhaps the Rhine river, that is the longest and important river that crosses Germany, France and the Netherlands. On the east side of Europe, we have the beautiful Danube, flowing from Germany to Austria and then to the Eastern European countries.

These 2 photos were taken in Vienna, Danube river, during our trip in 2008.

How would you present your artwork with theme 'Discover each other through water'?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Makan-makan Mardi - Food is my Passion

not only food, but the process of making food excites me LOL
So it's tuesday already.. dammnn.. time flies. I can't really give review of place to eat in Brussels because if I do that every week, I'll be broke till the bone! It's expensive to eat out here. But I can't put price on food. I could refrain myself from buying new pair of shoes, using wallet with broken zip, but hey I must have my food-fix.
My biggest meal of the day is lunch, to I make sure that I have a satisfying lunch. When I mean satisfying, I mean really satisfying! LOL Usually something heavy with pasta (spaghetti bolognese, lasagna, quattro fromaggi), or with rice (with a dish) and occasional sandwiches (half baguette size). So I spend a lot for lunch.
I know that I could lose some weights and save lotsa money if I tone down on my lunch expenses, but I am not ready to do so.
Once, I was at a client's place for an audit, there was no where to go out during lunch, coz the office/factory is in the middle of no where, and the client bought us packed lunch. I was down with tears the whole time I was there. Lucky that it lasted only for 2 weeks.
Once I remember that someone asked me why I like to eat out and not cook for myself. My response is "Those people at the restaurants want to cook for me, why would I say no. I should support them in their business" hahaha
Don't get me wrong I like cooking, and baking, but not just for myself :D

When is your biggest meal of the day?
Do you prefer to eat at home or eat out?
Any recipes I should try? :D

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Karaoke Khamis - Fixing a Broken Heart

Ou laaa!!! I have been neglecting the gifts this past few days!! Just got so many things going on, that I don't have time to reflect and do the post.

Anyway, today is Thursday and it's Karaoke time!!!

Yesterday when I was in the supermarket near my home, I heard the song that I haven't for sometime. It is lucky that most songs have the title in the chorus. Coz I have been cruising the aisles thinking of what the song title is... Then the chorus came, and of course.... Fixing a Broken Heart is the title.. argghh..

This song is big hit on the radio (at least for Aussie radio LOL) and it is way back in 1993. This song recalls of the past time, where there is the unknown of who shall fix my broken heart huhuhu. Ahh good ol days.

I hope that everyone has his/her 'fixing a broken heart' person :D

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mamma Mia! Monday - Will you be a Gypsy?

Hell I would, if the guy is Rafael Nadal!!!!! LOL
My god, who allowed that guy to be so hot in the vidclip?
OK fine, Shakira is hot too, but then who doesn't know that. She always appeared with sexy dance movement which most of them I can't do thanks to the cellulite and fat that masked my movement hahahaahah...
But Nadal?? aarrghhhhh... -_- *faint*

When I first saw this vidclip; I was like who the hell is this guy? He looks familiar of course but my mind races thru all the movies and tv show. It itched me that I can't put the name to the face(read:body) I even googled 'shakira gypsy video guy' hahahahahaha

Huhuhuhu... the second and third and so on times I watched this vidclip; I had to block Shakira from the view and can just watch Nadal over and over again (not to mention thinking that could be me instead of Shakira) LOL But thumbs up on the vidclip. Shakira didn't overdo (though her limited movement, smiles and clothes really bothers me. Read: Jealous). Nadal is.... yummy (nuff said :P)

So if you are still wondering what vidclip and wth i'm talking about, here is the vidclip.. huhuhu