The Q&A

Hello there, dear readers, today is our national holiday, so drink a Belgian beer or eat some french fries to celebrate that Belgium exists, okay? There is nothing special today, shops are closed etc, and I must admit there was more of a Belgian spirit when we were in Brazil.

But okay. The real subject of this post will be the questions Zaychishka gave me. She nominated me for the Liebster Award. If I remember it right, I got one (or a few) already, and sometimes I forget or ignore them, but her questions were interesting. I’m not giving any  more random facts, because there are barely random facts left about me, and I’m not nominating anyone because most of you know each other very well. It’s purely the questions that I’ll answer.

Zaychishka is a blog on Russian and Ukrainian fashion. (Since I’m mentioning Ukraine now, I want to take a second of virtual silence for the victims of the plane that has crashed there. A very, very tragic situation. I’m incredibly sorry for what happened there and wish there was a way to console all the people who have lost someone.) Her blog is very inspirational, interesting, and of course very relevant for me!

Now, she’s given me some nice things to think about. Here we go:

1. What subject did you least like the most in school? (it could be from elementary, high school, college/university etc)

Hmmm, probably our religion class in high school, that wasn’t much about religion at all, or the philosophy class at university. Philosophy can be very interesting, but the way the professor approached it seemed to utterly bullshitty to me. I skipped at least half of the classes. No regrets.

2. If you could be any animal what would you be?

A cat, clearly. A cat that gets spoiled, like ours.

3,Which ancient culture fascinates you the most?

Hard one! Ancient culture are always nice to read more about. I’ve been studying Latin in high school, so I know quite some things about their culture. I would love to know more about the ancient Egyptian culture. And the Celtic mythology is something I never fail to like as well!

4. If you could talk to anyone in the world, who would be the person you would want to have a sit down conversation with? (dead or alive)

This question is too hard. Though there is this dancer in the Mariinsky theatre who has such a strong and almost royal attitude. I’d love to find out where she got it from.

5. Have you ever been mistaken for a celebrity?

Never!

6.  How did you build up the courage to put your words out their- with your blog, for all to see? (or did you even need any courage at all?)

I need less courage to blog than to talk about certain things, just because I don’t have to face you every day. Though I mind my words sometimes, since this is still the Internet. I’ve never got a bad remark or insults, so I feel like I can say about everything here. And that’s a very good feeling!

7.Where are you from? Which country?

Well, unless you skipped the first part, I think that’s pretty clear!

Not the classiest thing to eat... But still very good and very Belgian. Source

Not the classiest thing to eat… But still very good and very Belgian.
Source

8. What is a funny misconception about the country you are from? (Or stereotype).

That we all speak French. In fact there are three official languages here: French, Dutch and German. The German part is very small, but the other two are almost equally as big. I live in the Dutch speaking part.

9. What is something that you do that you consider relaxing?

Reading, and dancing in a way too. Especially when you’ve finished a class or something, and you’re tired in a good way, and you can sit down then…

10. What inspires you to blog? (this is a very good & timeless question)

The overload of things I want to share. I need to get it out, or it gets stuck in my head. I need space there, so I need to get the words and movies and songs out every now and then.

11. What would be an ideal dinner & dessert? Any scenario would work, let your thoughts run wild.

I would like a walking dinner, so I can try everything. And some vegetarian lasagna with olives and a glass of wine… And of course I never say no to french fries with beer. Maybe not very lady-like, but too good to refuse. Seriously. And afterwards, some sweet melon, or tiramisu, or how is it called… You know, it’s a chocolate dessert, hard on the outside, but still fluid on the inside. That is good. That is very good.

That was that for now! Feel free to be inspired by this and answer the questions as well, and go say hello to Zaychishka :)

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27 Comments

  1. Don’t y’all like waffles too? ;-)

    I like these questions and answers, thanks for sharing them!

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  2. I’m going to have to try this Jupiler beer now.

    Do you lot speak much Flemish on a day-to-day basis?

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    • Jupiler is one of the most common drank beers. I’m kind of surprised that foreigners don’t know it… So yes, try it.

      We speak only Flemish, so yeah, that would be a lot of course…

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  3. Wow, Jupiler, I have not had that in many years. I cannot recall what it tastes like… I normally have Leffe Blonde or Hoegardden now. Good answers thought to the questions.

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    • Leffe, YES. Though I prefer the dark one. Where are you from that you are so familiar with Belgian beer?

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      • I am from the UK although I have been over to Belgium on a number of occasions… I knew someone over there once a long time ago. I have been to Brussels, Oostende, Bruges and Halle, whilst there I enjoyed some of the beers, Jupiler, Leffe Blonde being the main ones, also a few Trappist ones in a pub in Brussels and the occasional Stella. I have never seen Jupiler over here in the UK though.

      • Oh wow, I wholeheartedly support coming to Belgium. Maybe you have some kind of liquor store around that sells international drinks? And otherwise you have to come to Belgium once more. I guess every supermarket here has it :)

      • I could probably get it from a specialist place, I am happy to tick with Leffe, oh and another I forgot about, Duval.

      • Duvel you mean? So many people here like that a whole lot. Maybe you have some Belgian blood ;)

      • Yeah thats the one, small, squat, dark bottle. I think I have Hungarian blood somewhere, surname originates there although we are English back to 1753 at least.

      • Nice, Hungarian blood! My name clearly indicates I’m from the Netherlands somewhere way back, but my family has been living in Belgium probably since 1300 already.

        It would be nice to dig into the history of our families I believe :)

      • I had a cousin that went back to 1775 researching a family tree. it gets very very difficult and potentially expensive too

  4. No one accepts an award like you do, NBI!

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  5. I loved how you made it into a Q&A especially since you’ve received a Liebster more than once. Such a good idea.
    I liked how you answered the ideal dinner and dessert question haha- now i’m craving Tiramisu, and yes, french fries :P
    Also happy National Day for Belgium!!

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  6. BEAUTYCALYPSE

     /  July 21, 2014

    …Monsieur Poirot’s constant source of grief was the misconception that he was French. Oh la la. On a loosely related note: I love Belgian beer and comics, not necessarily in that order though ;) And I’ve been in Belgium once, it’s like hundred years ago, in another life, and was a very, very short stay on my meandering way to Germany from France.

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    • Ah yes, that’s a pain we share! It’s good to see how many people like Belgian beer! I’m pleasantly surprised.
      Where in Belgium have you been, if you still remember?

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  7. BEAUTYCALYPSE

     /  July 21, 2014

    P.S.
    Haha, just remembered: when I start speaking French after a looooongish period of not, well, speaking French, ze French who don’t know me ask “Mais vous etes Belge?” XD Why they never think that I could be Swiss, is beyond me!

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    • Hahaha, I don’t know if that is a compliment or an insult actually! And yes, maybe they are not aware of the Swiss speaking French already…

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  8. Very great responses. Like someone else mentioned will have to find that beer. We have a store here in Texas that boasts that they have virtually every beer to choose from. I will hunt that one down. Food choices are wonderful too! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Jupiler is very, very Belgian, so yes, if you could find that, that would be great! Unless you don’t like it of course ;)
      Thanks for reading!

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  9. Hello Zaychishka!
    And what great questions they were, A. Loved the very Belgian food :D You know what? I always think of Poirot when someone says Belgium :)

    I am like you – I am fascinated by ancient civilisations and their mythologies, from Celtic to Egyptian :)

    Awww, so pleased to know a little bit more about you, A!

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    • It’s nice to know that Poirot is being remembered as a Belgian! He’d love that ;)

      Well well, a similarity, who could have thought that! ;) It’s so interesting to see how those people lived, and built stuff like the pyramids. I’m still intruiged by those.

      Glad you liked it, Edita!

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  10. You’ve never been mistaken for a celebrity because you are one ya eejit :)

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