Week 20 – Boekenfestijn

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Check-out
 
Check-out
 
This past week I worked at Het Boekenfestijn (The Bookfest) in Antwerp. It was open from Thursday until Sunday. Thursday was our busiest day. I worked check-out that day, at number 12.
 
Kassa 4
 
Kassa 4
 
Saturday was a lot quieter. I worked at number 4 that day, and there were several times during the day that I had no customers at all.
 
 
Oh, and I also bought some books for myself. A George RR Martin book (not Game of Thrones which I was looking for), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice and The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrung for 14€.

My latest obsession: the Tufts Beelzebubs

In the last couple of days I’ve become reobsessed with the Tufts Beelzebubs. They are an all-male collegiate a capella group from Tufts University.
I first heard them when The Warblers made their first appearance on Glee, as they are the voices behind the songs. At the time I had no idea who they were though. Last December I checked out NBC’s The Sing-Off after hearing several people rave about it. The Bubs (as they are also known) came second in this a capella competition. I had fallen in love with them. They sang really well, as did most of the groups, but more than that their motto, ‘fun through song’, really showed. It makes The Bubs not only fun to listen to but great to watch.
My favourite Bubs song change depending on my mood, or whether I’m just listening or watching them on Youtube.
A recent favourite is their mix of One Day and Waving Flag. It’s a more serious song and sung beautifully by Eric and John.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWIv_U4zg9E

When I want something a little silly I’ll go to this performance of Debra:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu9tBUXSYdI&feature=channel_video_title

or this cover of Justin Bieber’s Baby:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLftmlCBnfk

And this version of The Show Must Go On made me fall in love with Nick’s voice:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePR6UJ5JSkY

Some favourite songs I’ve only found on their cd’s. A Bad Dream, Go Or Go Ahead and Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright are great peaceful songs to fall asleep to.

As I’ve already said, their music is great but watching them bring it live just adds so much more to it. I hope to one day see them perform in person. Maybe a European tour next year? Please guys?

To conclude, a couple more favourites.
Runaway, sung amazingly by Matt:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZylfH2cQjpY
You Don’t Own Me with Nicole Scherzinger:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS5qheAoQ0w

Week 18 – Windmills

This week’s post has a lot of windmills because I finally went to take photos of the windmills I see each time I take the train in or out of Kortrijk.

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The Daltons windmills in KortrijkThe Daltons
 
Windmill
 
Windmill
 
Windmill
 
Windmill
 
Windmill
 
Windmill
 
Grass
 
Grass
 
I just thought this one looked cool 🙂