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Pascal (playschool) at the hospex party in Cafe Monk
May 4

Nadine left in early morning to be back at her home to do her tasks for the day. I simply went back to sleep finally. Later I joined her when it was her break, we cooked together and made a marbelous meal that we ate in the garden. Nice pasta meal and good salad. I loved that moment but afterall it was finally odd, she seemed bored and distant and kept on calling her boyfriend. I guess it annoyed me in a way which made me annoying :s

I didn't what she thought of me and even less what she was expecting, but I was trying to find it out. So I asked her question and it seemed to bother her off even more.
It was a mixture of anyway, 'stay around - be there' and 'don't come too near'. I don't know how is her actual relation and either if we actually have one.
Floh and Ingrid at the hospex party at the monk


I left and went to Gregoire to meet the people who had arrived for the meeting (Peter, kiwiflave...) but later she came on skype and asked me to come home. I wasn't sure and the conversation was in the 'do you want to' 'if you want' etc... After a while (late), I did so but nothing really happened and we went to sleep. I didn't feel too welcome finally.

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May 5

I woke up more slowly today, and immediately went to Ingrid quite early. I slept some more so it took me a little while before I headed to the General Assembly organised for BeWelcome (www.bewelcome.org / www.bevolunteer.org) which was an important nice feature discussion and voting for the organisation (for hospitality exchange).

I arrived a bit late and took part of the discussion, which was all productive.
Martin taking all the place, naughty floh and Ingrid hiding up at the monk
We got the statutes of the organisation set and other things improved. It took the whole afternoon and then while everyone was heading for the party part. I took the bike and went back to meet Nadine in Merode to have dinner together.
Finally we only came back to the party after 9hpm, which was quite late and a lot of the people were gone to the concert of Hooverphonic at the Grand'Place.

Anyhow we drank a lot together, and I finally started talking with her by bringing some of the subject into a frank discussion... mainly about us. It quite helped, we got more warm together and ready to have a happy evening. Enjoying our time together while it last but not heading into anything serious. It's way more easy when you can communicate.
I told her that I was indeed getting attached to her but well it's my problem, I'm happy to enjoy the time as it comes and the time I can have with her.
Nadine and Lizka at the Monk Hospex Party
For the rest, I'm happy with whatever she will be heading at. But at least, its the present moment that we are living that count.

A bit later the people came back from the concert and the Monk (cafe by Place Ste-Catherine) got fully overpacked. We were about 200 I think, which is fairly great for such a gathering and all from different communities (Couch Surfing, Servas, Hospitality Club, Virtual Tourist).
I met new people but especially spent time with people I knew from before and I had not seen for a long time, introducing Nadine to most of them.
I was also so happy to meet with Patrick Michielsens again, my dutch teacher it was years I had not seen him again!

Then we simply drank more Grimbergen and had a great evening together. We finally cycled back to Merode late at night and simply slept.
Nadine and me enjoying the party with a Grimbergen


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May 6

I sneaked to another room by the morning and could sleep longer, as I was more or less officially invited this time. Nadine was gone with her group for most of the day and on my case I left the house by midday to go to Gregoire to join the crowd.

I was a bit sad and annoyed how things turned out with her, but its like that. I didn't know what to think but it seemed to be a confusing day as I will remember later.

Kristina (HC: achso) arrived later with flohfish, we finally talked altogether about this and I shared a good discussing moment with Kristina. It was like if I knew her for a long time and felt well at ease.
We went to get some pizza at a tasty but expensive pizzeria in town and some wine and beer and did a chill party alike evening at Gregoire, watching some stupid animation through the computer and finally not really sleeping.
Nadine and me @ the Monk

Nadine needed time for herself which isn't so good and speak by itself. I also got annoyed by the fact that I noticed a email from Gil when I opened my mailbox, I had not heard from her for months and then suddenly... now!

The one I will always keep loving, who keeps saying in this mail too that she loves me, but that has refused to be with me finally writes me. My actual attempt of relation leads nowhere and everyone around keeps drinking. I got tired and annoyed.
I stayed at Greg for the night but it was mostly a whole night up finally.

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May 7

I woke up at Greg, only Florian (kiwiflave) was left so we went out for a coffee and breakfast. It was a bit more grey today in town fitting my mood.

Finally, Nadine joined us in town and we walked around stopping at Lidl to get pizza and walking back to Greg (when we found the way).
Nadine and me - Monk Brussels
We planned our journey, where would we go, we had no idea and nobody contacted either.
I didnt have a lot of energy left.
Anyhow, I ended up contacting Steven (CS: Stoemp) online and he managed us to stay somewhere in Roeselare. We would already be in West-Vlaanderen and then either stay around or head to the UK.
So we could also go for a meal tonight at Steven's place with our host and his guests.
It was nice, we prepared in a hurry went to Nadine to get her bag and caught the train to arrive by the early evening.
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Pascal (playschool) at the hospex …
Pascal (playschool) at the hospex…
Floh and Ingrid at the hospex part…
Floh and Ingrid at the hospex par…
Martin taking all the place, naugh…
Martin taking all the place, naug…
Nadine and Lizka at the Monk Hospe…
Nadine and Lizka at the Monk Hosp…
Nadine and me enjoying the party w…
Nadine and me enjoying the party …
Nadine and me @ the Monk
Nadine and me @ the Monk
Nadine and me - Monk Brussels
Nadine and me - Monk Brussels
Me and Floh @ the Monk
Me and Floh @ the Monk
Floh abusing of me as usual
Floh abusing of me as usual
Gregoire - Martin and Katarina
Gregoire - Martin and Katarina
Eamonn and me suspicious
Eamonn and me suspicious
Floh in his good day
Floh in his good day
The choir singer - Eamonn,Peter,Me…
The choir singer - Eamonn,Peter,M…
Singing Choir
Singing Choir
Madness singing choir
Madness singing choir
People at the Monk Party
People at the Monk Party
Trevor and Steven @ The Monk
Trevor and Steven @ The Monk
Lizka and Nadine playing with the …
Lizka and Nadine playing with the…
Dancing Guests
Dancing Guests
Setting the music on the computer
Setting the music on the computer
Guest @ the Monk party
Guest @ the Monk party
Talking guests @ the Monk
Talking guests @ the Monk
Cheering blurry guests @ The Monk
Cheering blurry guests @ The Monk
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photo by: Vlindeke