Friday, February 17, 2012

Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

The Grand Place



The Town Hall

Brussels' town hall stands 96m tall



Close-up Look of the building




I don't know them! They just want me to take picture of them lol


The Grand Place or Grote markt (in French) is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by Town Hall, Guildhalls and the Breadhouse. The square is the most important tourist destination in Brussels.

As I mentioned on my previous post, that I finally got a job and my first day was here in Belgium for 3 weeks training. For 1 week I just stayed at my flat, it was very cold it's around -8C and it just snowed 2 days before I came.

I asked my colleague if she can take me to Brussels and she accepted my request so we went last Sunday February 12. I was so thankful that I met her before she left to Italy otherwise I would have not seen this place or if I did see it by myself (without her) I would have only taken pictures of the buildings and places in Brussels without me in the pictures hehehe. And I'm so very thankful for her kind gestures of bringing me here eventhough she's been in Brussels twice during her stay in Belgium for her training.

Brussels from where we staying is a 1 hour and 20 minutes by train (without transfer) but you can choose other train that has 1 transfer and it will take you only for 54 minutes. But then we opted to take the longer trip to avoid hassle and transfer ;-)

It's been almost 2 weeks since I got here in Belgium but seems like a month or 2 already. My first time to be far away from my family for 3 weeks. And I still have 8 more days to go! I will miss my son's birthday on the 21st :-'( And now I'm sick, I had fever 3 days ago and until now I have cough and cold.

Oh I miss them so bad, there's no place like home.


I had unforgettable experiences during my first day here and during my first ride on the train to Brussels.....but I decided to keep it secret....hahaha.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Sorry again for my long absence. Anyways, I'm happy to share with you that finally I got a job! After almost 1 and a half year of staying home, God is really great to bless us this 2012, I can't thank Him enough.

Well, Feb. 6, 2012 was supposed to be my first day of work but then our HR called me Monday, Jan. 30 that they wanted me to report Friday, Feb 3rd to get my laptop and cellphone because I wll be having my training in...EUROPE!!! W-O-W as in WOW I was shocked and surprised! I didn't think that I will be leaving sooner than I expected.

The above picture was taken from my flat where I'm staying right now until the 25th of Feb, 3 weeks of training away from home. I didn't bring my personal laptop, I just brought my ipad but there's no wifi here (hmmp!), well what do I expect it's not a hotel it's just a business flat close to our office. So until now I'm thinking of finding ways to upload my pictures from my camera. As if I have many pictures already hahaha, since I came I never had the chance to walk around the area yet since it's already dark once we get off from work.

So where am I???

Louvain-La-Neuve Center