布魯塞爾 Host 謙叔

Brussels Host 'Uncle' Him

 

這是謙叔。

謙叔是我大學的「組爸」,他是個很即興的人,在我到埗前一天,謙叔才說有空接待我,我想温故多於知新,所以寧願不見一位奉行綠色生活的CS Host,轉來打擾謙叔了。謙叔在布魯塞爾讀電影,現居shared house(租客擁一房,廚廁共用)。

畫中的他正剪輯短片,在我到埗當天,謙叔的大哥在香港結婚,我變成攝錄助手,與謙叔一齊取景拍片,傳給香港的家人,比港兩地同步慶賀。

 

謙叔對拍攝好認真,他挑了塊青草地拍攝,背景是灰古堡,還有藍天白雲,不過試機後發現背景太噪,於是換位;轉位後採光不美,再換位;錄影時謙叔除了恭賀新人外,不忘加插時局評論,果真有我門風範;)

 

然後我們去了撿垃圾,當天教堂前的空地有個二手市場,我們到達時二手市場已結束,但剩下一地貨品,流浪者、清潔工、好奇遊客等慢悠悠地尋寶,謙叔撿了個線條優美的黑鐵小架,他撿到寶後倚在牆邊,慢條斯理地用小灰紙捲起棕煙草,悠悠地呼出白煙。

 

之後我們逛布魯塞爾鬧市,著名的男童女童射尿像就在鬧市小巷,謙叔卻無意拐彎入巷;卻向我介紹教堂門前「勝地」,那地有數枝短樁豎起,樁上覆有半圓罩子,無門無牆,只有一陣「壓」味,謙叔說那原來是廁所,黑夜醉漢聚在教堂牆外小便,教堂乾脆豎立短樁,引導醉漢遠離教堂牆,但成效似乎一般,教堂周圍仍奇臭難擋。

 

謙叔在布魯塞爾變身大廚,蕃茄炒意粉、酒煮青口,甜品是比利時著名的朱古力,比大學宿舍的「頹飯」好食太多。

 

飯後謙叔忽然提議翌日去根特(鄰近布魯塞爾的旅遊小鎮),他有朋友在根特,可以「屈蛇」一晚,我趕緊找巴士資料,插尋如何由根特去阿姆斯特丹(我的下一個目的地);謙叔則聯絡朋友,看看對方有沒有空,雖然謙叔鬼主意多多,但執行能力也不弱,很快就敲定了一個即興活動。

 

雖然今次時間不長,十分感謝謙叔的接待,只要能習慣謙叔的即興個性與另類品味,他是位很有趣的朋友;)

 

 

This is ‘Uncle’ Him.

‘Uncle’ Him is my mentor in college. He is a very impromptu person. He agreed to host me just before the night of my arrival. I want to meet old friend instead of knowing new friend so I didn’t go to a CS Host who pursuing Green Living and visiting ‘Uncle’ Him in Brussels.

‘Uncle’ Him studied films in Brussels and lived in a shared house (Renter owns a room and kitchen+toilet are shared).

‘Uncle’ Him was editing a short film in the picture. ‘Uncle’ Him’s brother were getting marry in Hong Kong on the day I arrived. I became ‘Uncle’ Him film assistant and we went out to shoot a congratulate short film and send to his family in Hong Kong.

 

‘Uncle’ Him was serious in making films. He spot a green grass with a grey castle and blue sky for shooting. He found the background was too noisy after testing so we moved to another spot. And he found the new spot didn’t have enough light so we moved again.

He would include some critiques on current political issues beside congratulate the bride and the groom in the congratulate-wedding video. Such an excellent example of our dear Major;)

 

Then we went to picking up garbage. There was a flea market in front of the church. The flea market was over when we arrived but leave lots of goods on ground. The vagabonds, the cleaning-people and the curious tourists were wondering in the goods slowly and searching for their treasures. ‘Uncle’ Him found a black iron little rack with beautiful lines. He lent on the wall and took out a little grey paper to roll brown tobacco in and smoked out white smoke after he found his treasure.

 

We then wondered around Brussels downtown. The famous Manneken Pis and Julianske were just in the alley but ‘Uncle’ Him had no intention to walk in the alley.

He introduced a ‘famous spot’ in front of the church instead. There were a few short pillars with semicircle cover without door nor wall but bad smell in front of the church.

‘Uncle’ Him said it was actually toilet. Some drunken men were pissing at the church wall at night so the church set up those pillars to lead them away from the church wall. But the effectiveness were doubt because there is still bad smell near the church.

 

‘Uncle’ Him became a great chef in Brussels. We had tomato spaghetti, wine boiled mussels with the famous Belgian chocolate for dessert. It was much more delicious than meals in college dorm.

 

‘Uncle’ Him extempore suggested we should visited Gent (a small tourist town near Brussels) the next day. He had a friend in Gent and maybe we could stay there overnight.

I searched the bus info immediately. I had to find out how can I get to Amsterdam (my next destination) from Gent.

‘Uncle’ Him called his friend immediately to see if she can host us. Although ‘Uncle’ Him always had lots of crazy ideas but he also good in operation and quickly finalized a sudden event.

 

I just spent a short time in Brussels and really appreciate ‘Uncle’ Him hosting. He would be an interesting companion if one can get used to his impromptu character and alternative taste;)

暫居處my temporary bed
謙叔與畫'Uncle' Him and the picture
比利時超市的菜籃子是有轆的!Basket in Begium supermarket are with WHEELS!
謙叔介紹的二手市場Uncle Him recommended a flea market
當日謙叔大哥結婚,拍片去We are shooting a wedding video for Uncle Him's brother
謙叔與他的小興趣Uncle Him with his favourite hobby
謙叔手持在二手市場免費拾得的鐵架回家Uncle Him with his iron rack which found in the flea market for free
教堂前的露宿者家當'Home' in front of the church
晚上抵布魯塞爾Arrive Brussel at night
型廣告Cool Comercial
好靚的浮雕Beautiful Relief
好靚的天花!Beautiful ceilling!
市區空置Empty in city centre
Cafe
好嚴害的門面...Amazing front...
好靚的拉環!Beautiful pulling knobs!
好靚的門把!Beautiful door knobs!
夜景Night view
型呀...So cool...
某古堡Some castle
巨型蝸牛Giant snails
城市有很多雕塑Structure in the city
城市中的雕塑Structure in the city
毒氣嗎Is it POISON
留意地下Attention on the ground floor
靈山寺!A chinese temple!
最高的廁所...The highest toilet...
植物屋Green building
靚cool
雜貨店cool
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