Allow me to take you through a typical German Christmas season…who knows, you might want to adopt some festivities into your holidays.
Happy Spargel Season More beloved than Schnitzel, and definitely up there with Currywurst, is Germany’s favorite veggie: Spargel. Asparagus. To be honest, I hate Asparagus. But auf Deutsch, it sounds better, doesn’t it? Spargel. Sounds fancy and sparkly and delicious. I had to see why Germans celebrate this food. In Germany, the Spargel season beginsContinue reading “It’s Spargel Season”
The Real Reason We Went to Berlin I mean, Berlin is nice and all, but the only reason we went there was for Harry Potter. The Harry Potter Film Exhibition has been touring the world for about 10 years, displaying costumes and props from the films and immersing visitors into the pages of J.K. Rowling’sContinue reading “Harry Potter on Tour”
Germany’s Capital This weekend, we took the DeutscheBahn from Bielefeld to Berlin for an unscheduled no-itinerary weekend in Berlin. We didn’t even know what we wanted to do, only that we wanted to eat good food (preferably Asian) and go to a museum (preferably history). We stayed outside of the historical section of the city,Continue reading “A Weekend in Berlin”
I am reading Harry Potter again. While I kept most of my copies in the States, I brought 3 with me.* One I read on the plane (OotP, it’s my favorite, don’t @ me). And 2 versions Josh got me as a gift. They’re not in English. Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen andContinue reading “Recognizing Fluency”
I think the Christmas markets started as a way for people to keep warm in the winter. The combination of Glühwein and bodies comfortably oozing from stand to stand is the only way we can stay warm outside.
It’s normal to experience doubt. It’s normal to think to yourself, “I can’t do this.” That’s called being a human. But withholding everyday activities out of fear of failure, not allowing yourself simple joys because you don’t think you’re “good enough” is not normal. There’s a phenomenon often found in academia where people are flooded with thoughts of inadequacy and are left questioning their competency. Moving overseas can tend to exacerbate these feelings. I learned that the hard way.
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