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Wordless Wednesday: Back to Business

Brussels Airlines
Location: Brussels Airport, Brussels, Belgium
 

April 4, 2016 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Oh… My… A Smurf Statue!

Snurf Statue, Brussels
Location: Grasmarkt, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

November 2, 2015 at 2:46 pm 9 comments

weekly photo challenge: motion

filipino dancers
location: koekelberg, brussels, belgium
 
belgium is one of the smallest countries in europe. it’s about the size of maryland with a land area of 11,690 sq. miles and a total population of about 11 million people.

it’s amazing to discover that there’s an active filipino community in belgium. they have come a long way since the first batch of nurses arrived in the country more than 20 years ago.

the picture i’m sharing this week was taken during the philippine independence day celebration held at the national basilica of the sacred heart park in koekelberg, brussels, belgium.

the dancers were members of the local chapter of the knights of rizal. they were obviously not poetry in motion. but what they lacked in grace, they compensated by their desire to entertain. the audience loved them.

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April 24, 2015 at 2:46 pm 9 comments

weekly photo challenge: object

Mannekenpis

manneken-pis

 
the manneken pis has been an object of fascination for tourists visiting brussels. it’s a bronze statue of a boy pissing into the fountain basin. following tradition, its attire is changed several times a year in a ceremony accompanied by band music.

designed by jerome duquesnoy, it was put in its present location at the junction of rue de l’ĂȘtuve/stoofstraat and rue du chĂȘne/eikstraat in 1618 or 1619.

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February 1, 2014 at 10:28 am 15 comments

weekly photo challenge: community



the hosts traditional filipino food

knights of rizal


philippine ambassador speaking women of rizal

 
these photos were taken last summer during the 115th philippine independece day celebration held at the national basilica of the sacred heart park in koekelberg, brussels.

it was my first time to visit belgium. i was surprised to meet a large number of filipinos living and working in the country, many of whom, have already become belgian citizens.

organized by the local chapter of the knights of rizal in conjunction with the philippine embassy, an event such as this reconnects the filipinos with their roots and helps ease the pain of being far away from home.

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December 13, 2013 at 8:02 pm 21 comments

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