Monthly Archives: October 2009

Reflecting about TV from our childhood

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Today Michael and I had to give a presentation about television in our childhood for our Digital Journalism class.  Some of our fellow Basque students also had to make one, so we could compare our viewing habits with theirs. Continue reading

Nostalgic look backs

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Niké and myself gave a presentation today on our most beloved childhood TV shows. A nostalgic look back through youtube videos and childhood memories. Four colleagues had the same assignment which gave some insights in nineties Basque television.  Continue reading

Education issues (and Basque food invades Belgium!)

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Last weekend, during my stay in Bilbao, I talked to Mikel and his roommate about communication issues and the generally low level of English in the Basque Country and Spain. They gave me a bit of insight in the main educational problems and it became a bit clearer to me where the biggest gaps are. Continue reading

Autumn?!

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Almost November 1th, and the weather is still amazing here. “The Basque Country? What the hell, that’s even more rain than in Belgium!” Continue reading

“It was perfect a dream came true, just like a song by Blink-182″

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One of my favorite things to do is going to concerts and discover new music. Since I’ve been here I haven’t had the chance to do so, until last weekend! Continue reading

Changing Guipúzcoa for Biscay

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Guipúzcoa, nothing wrong with that. But the Basque Country is more than only one province. Time for some change, time for Biscay! Continue reading

Concert night in Bilbao

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A summary of this weekend’s gains: the discovery of Kafe Antzokia – one of Bilbao’s coolest music venues, a fun and entertaining Teenagers-concert, an insane revelation named Crystal Fighters – electronic music combined with traditional Basque instruments, and the long-anticipated book The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave. Continue reading

It’s great to be a grandchild

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As I had predicted, I’m short on time this week. The last days I had to divide my spare time between schoolwork and my grandparents. They had arrived in Arrasate on Tuesday, so after school Niké and I went to visit them in Hotel Mondragón, where they had booked a room for a few nights. Continue reading

Scooters, earrings and mullets

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What’s moving the Basque youth? My humble opinion on the ins and outs of today.

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Visitors from Belgium, part 2: Swimming in your underwear and partying the night away in Eskoriatza

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This weekend I had two guests in the Basque Country! Sander and Davy came to visit me. After we spent an evening and night in Bilbao, we visited San Sebastian.

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