‘Once’ in Dublin 《曾经》在都柏林

Have you ever seen the movie titled Once? This low budget modern-day musical was shot in only 17 days, on the streets of Dublin. ONCE is one of my favorite movies and is one of the main reason why I wanted to visit Dublin city. It’s such a beautiful movie, especially the ending. During my trip in Dublin, I try to find some movie scenes in real life. Here’s a song from its soundtrack, in case you haven’t seen the movie yet.

你们有没看过有部爱尔兰电影叫做《曾经》?这部只花了17天拍完,长度仅有一个半小时的电影更像一个长篇的音乐剧。当年这部电影的原声带以黑马姿态拿下了奥斯卡的最佳音乐奖。我一直很喜欢这部美好感人的小电影。也一直记得了拍摄电影的都柏林这个城市。这次来都柏林,我特地抽空去电影拍摄的几个场景走了走。如果你还没看过这部电影,先来停听听这首贯穿始终的《Falling Slowly》吧。

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Best Birthday Party ever, when the birthday person’s Not even there 记一次寿星不在的生日派对

Yesterday we threw a special birthday party for a friend of us. It was special because this birthday girl wasn’t with us in Belgium. She is a Chinese girl, doing her phD in Belgium, but went back to China for summer vacation and is still there… Since some of our other expat friends are back in town as well, so we decided to throw a party for her anyway since she’s this very funny girl, often forgets our meetups, even her own farewell party. I knew almost all my friends here in Belgium from Dutch classes, so we are from everywhere: from Zimbabwe to Colombia.

昨天我跟朋友们组织了一个生日派对。你猜猜看这是图中那个人过生日?我估计你要猜错了,因为寿星根本没来,她也不知道我们要为她庆生,哈哈哈。寿星小姐本身很有意思的人物,我们觉得她很像老友记里面的菲比。她是个很有意思也非常迷糊的人,经常自己发动一个活动,然后过几个小时就忘了。也经常错过自己的告别派对或者其他聚会。所以我跟朋友们觉得即使是她的生日估计她也会忘。😄所以我们干脆就当她在场吧。这是我在比利时的好朋友们:由于大部分都是我刚来的时候在语言学校认识的,所以他们来自世界各地,从津巴布韦到哥伦比亚。

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“无车日”文化活动的有趣体验

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作为一个在欧洲算是个人口非常密集的国家,比利时这几年不停的鼓励大家多使用公共交通和自行车,少开车。爱好环境的我也是从我做起,尽可能多使用公共交通。在很多人的印象中,欧洲生活少不了车,但是其实我在这里待了快5年,从来没有过车,也在比利时和隔壁国家顺利旅游了很多次,这当然也是多亏了比国优异的地理条件和还算好的火车网络。

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