Archive for Januar, 2017

Slowing down and quite deserted

Montag, Januar 30th, 2017

After celebrating new year on December 31st it was time to celebrate it a second time. This time it was Lunar New Year or Spring Festival like people call it in China.

It is a time of the year which is one of the most important ones for Asian people. During the holidays, they travel to their families, stay together for a couple of days and celebrate the arrival of the new year with good food at their homes.


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Snow, snow, snow

Sonntag, Januar 22nd, 2017

When being asked about winter and snow, I mostly think of my home in Germany. During the cold season of the year we used to have lots of snow and I often went skiing, first with my parents, later on with friends or colleagues.

However, with the years passing by having a white Christmas became less and less common as it started snowing later than usual and many times there was no snow at all on Christmas Eve.

It took another two or three weeks for the snow to arrive and cover everything in white, make roads slippery and create a beautiful scenery.


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To be extended

Freitag, Januar 13th, 2017

This week was different than the other three before: holiday season in Germany was over and also my boss had returned from his vacation.

Being able to fully focus on the current task without being interrupted by emails from headquarter was over and several regular meetings were continued.


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Getting used to it

Sonntag, Januar 8th, 2017

With the beginning of the new week, the holiday season in Europe will be over and my colleagues in Germany will be back in the office. This means, business will continue as usual and the more relaxed days in the office are over.

My week will be structured with several regular meetings and telephone conferences and the time to work on other tasks will become less.


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Get it started

Sonntag, Januar 1st, 2017

Last week, it was the first time for me to spend Christmas and its holidays in Korea. Frankly speaking, it was nothing special. Besides sales events and some fancy light decoration here and there, Korean people seemed not to pay too much attention to this time of the year.

There is quite a high percentage of Christians among them and therefore I expected that Christmas has quite a high value for them. However, it turned out to be not much more than an opportunity for shops to give discounts or restaurants to offer special menus.


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