Update from Hannah

July 12, 2011

in Belgium, Europe, Hannah Shepard, Summer 2011

This is it everyone. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. The day I’ve been looking forward to since January: Today marks a mere 6 days away from the United States premier of Harry Potter.

Wait… No. Just kidding. This is the day I leave for BRUSSELS BELGIUM. And you know what that means: chocolate, beer, and waffles. At least, that is what I’ve come to believe based on the guidebooks I’ve been reading. I must admit, I’m still learning about Brussels, and I don’t really know what to expect.

Whenever anyone heard I was studying in Belgium the responses varied from:

1)      Why?

2)      They have good beer/chocolate/waffles there.

3)      Wait… why Belgium again?

4)      Be sure not to get yourself “Taken.” (This is in reference to a recent Liam Neeson’s movie in which his daughter is kidnapped while studying abroad. And he saves her with his CIA skills. Or something. I don’t know, I never really saw it).

Based on these questions, I’ve concluded that my family and friends are as clueless as I am about what lies ahead of me Belgium. All I know is that I’m headed into a new country, on a new adventure, with a new language. Oh that’s right my friends. I can’t even speak their language. I cannot tell you how much I’m regretting the decision not to learn French as every hour passes. Mostly because the flight attendant just got on the intercom and started speaking in German, followed by French, followed by English. Yeah, well…. I can speak Spanish pretty well!

“But Hannah” you ask, “Why would you go to Belgium? You have perhaps 20 countries to choose from in which Spanish is the main language, or at least widely spoken. Why did you take ten years of Spanish, only to study in a French speaking country?”

Good point. Good point indeed. And to that I say… I don’t know. I don’t know why I chose Belgium, I just did. It felt right. And I know I’m going to love it. Lets get this show on the road!

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Maybelle Dinizio July 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

lol, I tried to create a Summer Ale however it didn’t com out that good. Any person know a great Summer Ale brew that’s nice and light from a very good company?

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