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Date Posted: 07:33:06 04/04/00 Tue
Author: Tim
Subject: Re: Because of some prejudices and other factors...
In reply to: Didi 's message, "Re: Because of some prejudices and other factors..." on 02:52:55 03/31/00 Fri


- a pool tournament sounds like fun... !

- where exactly is the lounge?
I also read somewhere that there's a shop as well ?

Indeed, VUB parties seem to be all about booze, and the BSG is not a fancy place. Starting a conversation with people you don't know is always difficult ofcourse, but even more so with the loud music and all.

This saturday I went to the spring ball at the sheraton hotel at the airport. I arrived there around 11 pm, stayed until about 2 am. The music was good, the location a little bit fancy, but that goes for VUB "galaballs" as well. Because I don't know any VeCo students, it was ofcourse not as fun as a party where you know people, but that was to be expected. I was just curious.
For the upcoming VeCo party we should group with some VUB ppl. Could be fun.



> Hi Lorenzo,
> thank you for answering.
> > now we are always in
> > our very own Student Lounge (open to VUB students as
> > well by the way), and in around the corner at
> > TimeSquare... and the computer 'lab' seems to be a
> > popular hangout.
> OK, true. I have noticed your lounge, but the
> difficulty is actually making the step and meeting
> complete strangers. Maybe I'm too afraid to do it on
> my own?
> > The last time we tried to do something with the VUB
> > (the Cuiss-Tax), we were, to say the least, the
> > laughing stock of the crowd. We didnt drink beer like
> > them and didnt seem as imposing. We were there to
> have
> > a good time and try and particpate. With a mix of
> > circumstances there was an injury, the same few
> people
> > got tired... so we packed up and all went away. The
> > VUB students didnt seem to mind at all.
> I'm very sorry that it didn't work out. Pithy. Of
> course there is a different mental institution between
> Belgians and VECO students... I like the VUB parties,
> but the amount of interesting people you meet there is
> zero. They just go there for the booze and I wonder if
> the Veco parties are the same thing. However, I don't
> want to critisize the VUB students too much. Maybe the
> VECO students were too afraid to come forward and
> start a conversation with the VUB students (or vice
> versa)?!
> > First and foremost VUB
> > students see us as a small group of rich kids. In
> > cases that is absolutely true. There are the sons and
> > daughters of some of the most influential people in
> > Belgium that have gone/are going to our college. SOME
> > of them have a totally horrible attitutude of being
> > stuck up and arrogant... others are totally down to
> > Earth.
> I don't have problem with that. Who cares what social
> background one has. As long as one is an interesting
> person!
> wow, that sounded formal
> > This is a very similar situation to the VUB. You
> > CANNOT hide the fact that some students of the VUB
> > (and faculty by the way) drive around in Porsches,
> > LOTUS', BMWs, etc etc....
> I always thought that that Lotus Elise was a VECO car
> ;)
> >
> > So what can/could be done? The issue of closer
> > relations with the VUB is almost always a moote point
> > in the Vesalius Student Government (VSG) agenda
> Maybe Veco can organize a party by themselves in the
> VUB's ugliest meeting point, the BSG? And hopefully
> you will draw a crowd because Erasmus' "Walk on the
> Wildside" really sucked.
> > So... DIDI... you want to converse in English with
> us?
> > I think that is a GREAT idea. What could we do?
> > Realistically? Conversation groups? Bilateral classes
> > where we find out about each other's cultures? I
> could
> > propose that... have a class together...
> Yes maybe. I like bilateral classes. Perhaps VUB
> students should be able to select a VECO course as one
> of their option courses?
> My first intention was not really getting in touch
> with each other through classes, but more closing the
> gap between Veco and VUB by getting more in touch
> through activities?
> >
> > But let me warn you about one thing... hehe... there
> > over 300 Vesalius Students... of which I dare say
> more
> > than 30-40 speak English as a mother tongue/fluently.
> > Everyone around here is good at English (sometimes)
> > but Im not TOTALLY sure if you want to come and
> > converse with people whose language is not English
> > anyway!
> It's not really about talking English I guess, it's
> more getting in contact with different cultures,
> expanding horizons and even more meeting "interesting"
> people, who at least have something to say.
> > If you can propose something realistic, that could
> > appeal to a very difficult crowd (motivating these
> > guys is like trying to get a herd of horses to drink
> > water), I will be the first to bring forward a joint
> > plan...
> Let me think about it. I know you organized a pool
> contest, that's fun. What about a pool (or even
> bowling) challenge between VECO and some VUB teams?
> Didi.

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