Ramadan during Quarantine

Today’s post is a guestpost by Steve d.P. about how he experienced the month of Ramadan during the lockdown. As a converted Muslim, I will never forget my first Ramadan. It was in the middle of the summer, the days were super long and temperatures were consistently in the 30°C. The fasting could get veryContinue reading “Ramadan during Quarantine”

To ‘block’ or not to ‘block’ – There is no question here

It’s block-time in Belgium! Exams are coming up soon, many of us are starting next week with their first exam(s). The lock-down and pandemic don’t stop us from getting a degree – but they make it so much more difficult … Now with the lock-down going on, you’d think technically we’d be at an advantageContinue reading “To ‘block’ or not to ‘block’ – There is no question here”

On the Silent Disaster in Higher Education

Maybe this article hasn’t been accessible to most of you who come to read the Pangaea blog entries, but last week, a Biologist and Statistician of the UGent published an article on Knack.be about the responses he read on a student-survey regarding their lives during the lock-down, and his realisations are heartbreaking, confronting and infuriating.Continue reading “On the Silent Disaster in Higher Education”

Fantastic Masks and Where to Find them

Hint: Not on most people out in the streets (yet)… I have seen the “wear a mask!”-trend at its infancy (the beginning of the spread of covid-19 beyond China), and I see it now. For the most part, I don’t think much has changed yet. People still look oddly towards any mouth-and-nose-cover that isn’t aContinue reading “Fantastic Masks and Where to Find them”

After the Great Realisation

A few days ago I wrote a post on the poem by Probably Tomfoolery, and if you guys thought I was able to get it out of my head since then, I can assure you you have thought wrong… The poem is incredibly well-written. It takes you, of course aided by visual representation of realContinue reading “After the Great Realisation”

Must-See Shows/Movies for Self-Growth

I know, I know, this is the most stereotypical blog-post you can think of, besides (baking) recipes. And we’ve already done the mandatory post about baking-related things. But this one is really more self-development and -realisation inclined than your standard “yo watch this Netflix show, it’s DOPE”-post There’s a lot of ideas regarding how moviesContinue reading “Must-See Shows/Movies for Self-Growth”

Regarding The Great Realisation

Have you seen this video yet? It’s a poem about the world-wide pandemic, our lives and society before that, and what good could come out of this. And I can’t stop watching it. Seriously. I don’t know about you guys but I have spent the past two weeks feeling pretty well adjusted to this situation.Continue reading “Regarding The Great Realisation”

25 years of Pangaea – Hooray!

Our home away from home is turning a quarter of a century this week – and what a journey it’s been! I can’t say I’ve had the pleasure of being with it for all its life, but if, like me, you are curious about why we got this beautiful, vibrant place and how it cameContinue reading “25 years of Pangaea – Hooray!”

I’m in a mood today

And no, it’s not because of the lock-down or the Coronavirus. Do you guys remember the time before the lock-down, when some days would just feel meh and meek, and while you could wake up and be perfectly fine, it wouldn’t take a lot for you to just feel off after a while and youContinue reading “I’m in a mood today”

There’s Been Some Changes!

This lock-down has been going on for a while now, and while we’ve been trying hard to keep you updated, busy, included, and most importantly sane during these chaotic times, we’ve had a talk and realised we need to change some things to keep up with you, our most valuable connections (and tethers to theContinue reading “There’s Been Some Changes!”