Some daily pics in Brussels

Taken inside tram 92 in Brussels, close to Petit-Sablon. I used to take this tram to French language school for a year. That was such a great time, although I forgot basically everything I learnt back then. Quite awesome.

But still it was a wonderful and fun time. Met some truly interesting people there, although now don’t have much contact with them any more. Everytime I take this tram, memories just flow back.

C12, is linked to Brussels central station, it is a great party venue, everyobe loves it, at least everyone I hang out with, loves it! ^^

Molenbeek, looks like they try to rebrand this infamous troublesome area into some cool hipster neighrhood. Not sure if it’s a success or not. This building looks like a simple version of the signature building in La Boca, Bs As, if that’s what they think about too.

Ordered some CBD, should be arrive before I leave for Asia. It’s been popular in Belgium nowadays.

Went to eat ramen the other day, the best ramen shop in Belgium I believe. It’s located in Zaventem, there’s Toyota company in that town, so Japanese workers come here everyday to have ramen, it’s like their canteen in fact. Nowadays there are so many new ramen places opening throughout the country, still I like this one the best!

D R E A M B O X !

Lately there is a temporary exhibition called “Dreambox” in MIMA museum in Brussels, I think until September you can see it.

I’ve actually never been to MIMA although I thought I’m quite a modern art lover, maybe I just never expect Brussels would have some nice museum for it, it’s not a city famous for modern art exhibitions anyway, MIMA is near the canal, but unlike those nice areas nearby canal in many other cities, Brussels canal neighbourhood Molenbeek isn’t the most amazing nor the safest district. Although nowadays it looks kinda OK, the street arts plus those colourful little windmills gives it vibes somewhat resembling Berlin’s Kreuzbeug, or maybe also similar as Paris’ Saint Martin canal, as there are also some bars and clubs. Maybe also one of the days I’ll post some photos taken in the area.

Taking about MIMA, I only found it out via Museum Night Fever last week and saw some interesting pictures taken by others, so decided to visit it before I’m going to Asia in 10 days!

The exhibition was super cool, like entering the magical world.

Entrance (painted by Marc De Meyer) of the exhibition and my failed plank challenge lol.

A twisted wall

Another twisted wall

Infinite mirrors! Reminds me of Yayoi Kusama’s installation.

Love this… the world keeps spinning, no ego, no problem. #interferencepatternprogrammedmotionsequence by Felipe Pantone

Discs and more discs (the flying CD-ROMS of Felipe Pantone)

This is also me, in some weird color and structure. My fringe looks extremely weird.

Favourite painting in there.

Last photo! Toilet selfie, surprisingly wore a T-shirt that matches the decoration so well haha!

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I also made a vlog here about the museum and the exhibition, if you are interested.

周末去看了个展,叫Dreambox梦想盒子,看的眼花缭乱,太魔幻太好玩了!

MIMA address: Henegouwenkaai 41, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

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Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis is weird.

It’s similar size like the little mermaid in Copenhagen, both of those statues are weird, somehow they became top touristic sites for both cities. But Manneken Pis is weirder because at least little mermaid is cute and Manneken Pis is just peeing.

Manneken Pis is a Dutch word, meaning little guy peeing.

Long time ago, when I was writing a meaningless Brussels city guide for a Chinese travel site (yea, you know, that kind of meaningless 50 touristic sites stuff as you see on tripadvisor or something) to make some pocket money, I learnt that there are collection of all customs Manneken Pis has had in Maison du Roi, that building that looks pretty similar to Munich’s city hall in the middle of Grand Place.

Neither a big fan of Manneken Pis, nor of museums in general, I therefore never went inside it until last weekend of Museum Night Fever.

Actually not too bad. Not only do they have MannekenPis stuff, also some history about Brussels city, if Brussels is your dream city or smth 🤗, you must go take a look! Here are some pictures taken inside the museum.

Original statue of Manneken Pis.

Some variations and customs, only a few of them, I was reserving my camera battery for the rest of the night, so I only got such photos.

Have a good day!