07.04.06

34 Degrees…

Posted in family, General, Belgium at 14:24 by Borniet

Man it is hot outside…

I know this is still nothing compared to some parts of the world. I know, I’ve been to some of them. But for Belgium, this is very hot. The worst thing is my girlfriend, Nieke, who is 7,5 months pregnant, and having a really hard time carrying it all now. So to her I dedicate this post.

Thank you my love, for taking care of our baby so well…

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06.30.06

Stacy and Nathalie

Posted in Belgium at 7:50 by Borniet

Two young lives, gone forever. Again Belgium has to live with this horror. Another sick mind.

Please respect the innocence of children.

Why is it that our small peaceful (however, the last few months I begin to doubt that) has to be shocked by this type of cruel murders over and over again? I agree… maybe the parents aren’t free of any blame either, but nevertheless, our world should be one where our children are save on the streets. They should have the possibility to go out on the street and play, without the risk of being raped and murdered by a psycho, or shot by someone who feels that other races have no right to live, or driven over by someone who thinks he is the main star in the newest “The Fast and The Furious“. In that way I understand M. Night ShyamalanThe Village“, if I had the possibility to create a save haven for my children, I would, and I am quite sure that many people would follow.

Stacy, Nathalie, I pray that your innocent young lives were not ripped away from us for nothing, I pray that the grief of your beloved is not useless, I hope that people learn from it… At last…

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05.19.06

Kate Ryan’s Eurosong

Posted in Music, Belgium at 8:14 by Borniet

Kate Ryan sang on the semi-finals of the EuroVision Song Contest yesterday evening. Unfortunately, she did not make it into the finals. Which is undeserved I feel. Ok, I might be a little biased, since I am from the same village as she is (Tessenderlo a cosey big little village in de kempen, province Limburg, on the border with provinces Antwerp and Vlaams-Brabant), she even went to the same school as I did, and to the same Scouting group. But still, there were some pretty bad candidates, which did make it to the finals, while a song like je t’adore, which was internationally well received and appreciated, did not make it. I’ve been into the music scene for over 15 years (as a hobbyist bassplayer), but this EuroVision Song Contest doesn’t have anything to do anymore with music. Which is a pitty, especially if you see what it already brought us. Performers like Sandy Shaw, Abba (which still is great music, even after all these years), Johnny Logan and many many others. And Kate Ryan could’ve been the next in line. But unfortunately that didn’t happen.
Thumbs up Katrien!
You put Looi on the map!!!

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