The Burkina Faso reunion and what precedes

Santa coming soon

Congolese are so fast in communication! Nobody can follow them. Today we enter the Mandible to find our family gathered around one of the tables. Surrounded by people with whom J. claims to have been in China last year, she announces: “This year we are going to America”. At the question where, she says they are going to South Africa. They will travel first to South Africa and then to America. The fourth person, their traditional traveling companion coming from abroad, seems to have forgotten all the foreigners in the…

What shall we cook today?

The world is full of culinary geniuses! Starting locally Robert Bultinck, Dirk de Prins, but eventually just anybody’s grandma! Do you Guys know yet that you can find the original cookery of what boring racists call the civilised world at Gutenberg.org? More centrally in the country, you’ve got the Matonge snacks and restaurants with some pubs further in town. Couscous Africans prefer African food as whites eat bread in the morning but no rice as the Chinese do. Some Congolese even give the impression that their aim is taking dinner…

The back facade of behind the corner

House about finished

Not to believe but true! The new neighbours are nearly settled. Around the twentiest of Juin 2002 when I came back from Iceland or later after I had given up applying I noticed that the former inhabitant(s) left their light on during the night. Weeks, months or years later I understood that something was wrong over there. They didn’t turn off the lamp. EasyEverything still existed in Brussels but not in Antwerp from where I had departed to Iceland. During all those years I lived here they have been building…

Brussels is improving

Today I finally looked up if the cannabis shop in Steenstraat 32 in 1000 Brussels BE is legal or not. An orkut friend in the years 2005, 2006, 2007 … had already told me about the numerous drug stores in Amsterdam at that time. Shortly afterwards during my first visit to that city, I actually enjoyed watching a cyber bar while surfing, watching the drug users sitting behind a glass door smoking their joint. One even was in tail-coat, who knows how to rent specially for the occasion. The first…

Here is how to make some pocket money in a hurry

Blacks by Peter Paul Rubens

Some extra money is always welcome in any who’s pocket thus let’s do a small research for the most logical & easy way(s). Image Peter Paul Rubens [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons – Four Studies of the Head of a Negro Posing in the academy This is something that works. You can find offers for a longer term job online, without doubt also in Belgium but maybe that is not really your intention. If you do not find anything in your immediate environment, it is quite possible that all vacancies…

Cocaine business in Antwerp – fulfillment

Entry Matonge gallery Elsene

It’s funny but for this article I chose a photo of the Matonge gallery entry in 1050 Brussels BE. In the immediate vicinity there are always some small markets of what they call “grass” that have nothing to do with the activities in the Grasmarkt which goes from the central station to stock exchange building at 1000 Brussels. Also, we are already talking about cocaine in Matonge. But the real commercial center of cocaine is in Antwerp, it seems. This morning De Tijd surprised me with an article containing some…

Highrise in Belgium

Kathedraaltoren

Belgium is the proud homeland of a series of skyscrapers below 150 m following a recent negligent search. Let’s mention that the last new skyscraper in Saudi Arabia, the Jeddah tower will reach over 1 kilometer by its expected completion in 2020. Another tower with compared height, Dubai Creek Tower, is expected in 2021 in Dubai. The Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai is 830 m high the tip included. The shard in London is around 300 m, a raw 200 m below the height of WTC tower in New York…

Chicken with baken bananas and peanut sauce

Claude Yanga the owner of this site has been my guest for the first x years of our friendship. One day it seemed definitive that he preferred his own home. Was that because after years I had still only one recipe? Or because I thought of a second? For that second he recommended me to put a salt dry fish in water let it swell and then prepare. I don’t remember exactly what I had to serve it with. Around that time he stayed away. I had only finished the…