Wednesday, 17 October 2007

I've been tagged (ABC questions)

Wow! i been tagged again by a friend of mine named Fe, this is about the ABC questions. Thanks Fe and happy blogging everyone!

Instructions: Each player starts with random habits/facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose some people to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

A - Age: 44years of age
B - Band Listening To Right Now: None
C - Career: Business owner
D - Drink or Smoke: smoke, occasional drink
E - Easiest Friends To Talk To: depoends about what
F - Funniest moment on your life: I have lots of funniest moments lol
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: gummy bears
H - Have a Boyfriend/girlfriend: yes
I - In love: to Debbie
J - Junk Food You Like: Quick (that's the Belgian Mc Donalds, only better lol)
K- Kids: 3 of them : Julie 11, karis 9 and Thibeau 7
L - Longest Ride Ever: Antwerp to Newcastle UK
M - Man/woman you love the most: Debbie
N - Names For Your Future Kids: No kids planned
O - One Wish You Have Now: Win the lotto :P
P - Phobias: None
Q - Favorite Quote: "never say never"
R - Reasons To Smile: Lots of things
S - Sleeping Hours: usually 11:30 pm
T - Time You Woke Up: 8 am
U - Unknown Fact About You: wouldn't be unkonown anymore if I told, would it lol
V - Vegetable You Hate: None
W - Worst Habit: smoking I guess
X - X-rays You’ve Had: Once from my brain (they didn't find any) for a concussion and once when I broke my arm
Y - Yummy Foods: too many to name
Z - Zodiac Sign: Virgo

I will tag 4 people named: Fe, Nelli, Debbie and Diane

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Playing with a new toy

The reason i haven't posted on my blog for a couple of days now is that I'm playing on this new toy called Yuwie. A lot of people who are blogging are trying to make money online. So am I.

Yuwie just does that. Pay you for using it. For stuff you're already doing anyway. Such as : blogging, uploading pictures, staying in touch with friends etc.

They have advertisments on every page you go on. The more the advertisments are displayed, the better it is for the advertisers. But also for you. because Yuwie will pay a piece of that back to its users.

It's quite easy to get referals to sign up. It's new, it's free, it's easy to use, it's fun. It's kind of the same as Myspace with the big difference that Myspace doesn't pay its users. For everything a referal does on Yuwie, you get a piece too. 10 levels deep.

Sign up here

Or click the banners

Friday, 5 October 2007

England, Europe or not?

England is a member of the European Union. I think. Or not really? I'm confused.

What does it mean being a member of the European Union? First they stick to their Pound. Shouldn't being a member mean that the monetairy systems should be the same for every member?

Secondly, they drive on the left side of the road. 99 % of the members drive on the right side.

Thirdly, they don't consider themselves as Europeans. Everything that's overseas is Europe to them. The English are quite conservative. They don't like changes. And being a member of the EU means making changes.

I ask myself all the time what it means to be in the European Union. I'm not sure if it's a good thing for us. I do know that life became a lot more expensive since the introduction of the Euro. That's one of the reasons the English stick to their pound I guess. Can't blame them for that.

But have things really changed since e.g. Belgium became a member? Besides the Euro. We still need a passport to travel to another European country. There's supposed to be freedom of business, freedom of labour and so on in between the EU countries. Is that really the case? I don't think so. Try do do business with let's say Greece and you'll see what I'm talking about. And I'm not only talking about VAT rates that are different everywhere but also bureaucracy etc.

The English talk more and more about leaving the EU. It wouldn't make a big change I don't think. Go for it England.


If You use social networks like Facebook or Myspace, you should consider trying Yuwie. It's new, it's easy to use and best of all...they pay you to use it. I switched and I'm taking my friends with me. Getting paid for what you are doing anyway. It's a no-brainer. Even people from the Belgian "westhoek" signed up so it must be really easy to use hehehe.

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Royal family expanding again

Tell me I'm dreaming. Pinch me. Oh no....I'm awake and that means it's true. Our stud prince Filip did it again. He got his wife pregnant again!! What were you thinking Fillie? You can't get enough of it can you? Another money absorbing, tax raising prince/princess for god sake.

Prince Filip doesn't seem capable of doing a lot but he certainly read the manual : "how to produce little princes/princesses" very well. Oh yes, I'm pretty sure he needed a manual for it. He might have needed help on reading it, but he's got the hang of it now. I remember their weddingday. He didn't even seem to know how to kiss his bride. While in Holland, when Maxima and Willem-Alexander got married, he was constantly french kissing her and touching her bum, our national pride prince Filip, kept his name of head-muppet high. Nerd to the bone if you wish.

There's some hope though. His wife Mathilde seems a tad more intelligent. So there might be a slight chance the little princes/princesses take after her. I didn't say she's not nerdish, just a bit more intelligent.

4 more muppets that make Belgium look silly abroad, like their dad does over and over again, is just a bit too much.
On the other hand though, it might not be a bad thing after all. It might help us get rid of the monarchy faster. Monarchies are old fashioned. We don't live in the middle ages anymore!

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Unanswered questions

You know those questions usually kids come up with? The ones you can't really answer?
Like : Why are both of Spongebob's parents round like sea sponges while he is square like a kitchen sponge?

Here are some questions that I don't know the answer to. Some I asked myself, some come from friends. Feel free to answer if you know the answer.

- Can you cry underwater?

- Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

- If the police breaks your door down do they have to pay for it?

- If someone owns a piece of land, do they own it all the way to the center of the earth?

- Why is the show called "unsolved mysteries"? if they were solved they wouldn't be mysteries?

- In libraries, do they put the bible in the fiction or non-fiction section?

- You know the signs on restaurant doors? No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service? what if someone goes in with no Pants? Would the restaurant still have to serve them?

- How come people tell you to stay a kid for as long as you can. Yet the moment you do anything childish or immature they tell you to grow up?

- Why doesn't the hair on your arms grow as fast as the hair on your head?

- How does Edward scissorhands wipe his butt?

- Is eating a mermaid considered cannibalism?

- If a Jewish person goes to court and is asked to put their right hand on the Bible, do they use a Torah instead?

- If you only have one eye...are you blinking or winking?

- How come the Bible is the most stolen book, and one of the ten comandments is "thou shall not steal"?

- Why do you have to pay a toll on "freeways"?

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Finding a job in Belgium

This morning my girlfriend Debbie had an appointment with an adviser from the job agency. Debbie doesn't speak the lingo well enough yet to find a job easily so they invited her for a meeting. I went along with her in case she didn't understand certain things. She does understand most of Flemish, but you never know.

After an hour of blah blah, the lady thought it would be best for Debbie to go to a "pre course". What the hell is a pre course? I guess it's another Belgian invention. A "pre course" is a course where they try to find out what real course is suitable for you. Oh but that's good isn't it?
Well, it could be if it didn't last for 10 months!!! 10 months to find out if you're suitable for a course? OMFG. excuse my French.

She did say some other things things but I was like -oh shut up woman-. Sigh.

I think it's best we look for a job without the help of the so called "professionals".