Archive for the ‘Habits and festivals’ Category

Change of seasons

Sonntag, Oktober 9th, 2016

Several weeks ago it the heat of the summer had come to an end quite abruptly. From one day to the other, there was a remarkable difference in the temperature and ever since it stayed the same.

Though still being around thirty degrees in the afternoon, the daily maximum never reached 35 degrees any more. Also it became slightly more windy during the following days. The hot and sticky air became more enjoyable and the summer just got even better.


It was the same on this weekend. From Monday to Friday it was still quite warm in the afternoon with a maximum in the high twenties so that you could think of wearing shorts and short sleeve shirts in the evenings. However, the temperature dropped quite rapidly as soon as it turned dark and shorts were definitely no option.

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Buying gifts

Sonntag, August 14th, 2016

The second half of this year has started more than a month ago and in my case this means that several birthdays and anniversaries need to be taken care of. For instance, in October there are three birthdays plus one anniversary, followed by another one in November.

With Christmas in the month afterwards it means that this period of the year is also the more expensive one.


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It is different

Samstag, Juni 18th, 2016

On Monday evening I arrived in Germany after a flight of nearly 12 hours at the airport in Munich. After leaving the plane, I had to walk through several corridors to reach the security check for my connecting flight. Moving the feet and legs felt pretty good after sitting for a long time with only a small alley to walk back and forth when going to the toilet.

At the security check I immediately realized that I am no longer in Korea. There was no friendly “Hello” by the staff and the atmosphere was more like being investigated by the police rather than a simple security check.

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Festival time

Samstag, Juni 11th, 2016

When it comes to music, I am always doing hard to describe my favorite genre. First of all this depends on my mood and activities. There are periods I prefer black music, other times I tend to listen to rock music more often.

At home, I often have some deep house or downtempo music in the background when doing laundry or browsing websites on the internet.


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Days off

Samstag, Mai 7th, 2016

This week has been a rather short one: Wednesday was the last day at the office and the result was an extended weekend by two more days. Thursday was Children’s Day and the company decided to give all employees another day off on Friday.


After working on a Saturday recently and spending one of the national holidays at the office as well, I welcomed a longer period of taking a break without the need of applying for annual leave. It seems as if I still haven’t fully recovered from being at hospital earlier this year and so each chance to relax and take a breath is more than welcome.

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Dutch coffee

Sonntag, April 17th, 2016

Shortly after moving to Seoul I fell in love with Dutch coffee. I had my first Dutch coffee during one of my earlier business trips to Korea but didn’t drink it on a regular basis.

When figuring out that besides the major franchise coffee shops especially the independent small coffee roasters sell bottled Dutch coffee which tastes even better, I started to keep looking for new places.


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Smooth start

Samstag, Januar 2nd, 2016

The new year is more than 24 hours old right now and I have to say it was a very smooth start.

Unlike the year before when I used to teach skiing on December 31st as well as January 1st, I stayed at home both days this time. The reason was the warm weather that made my hometown and the southern part of Germany rather look like autumn than winter.


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Happy new year

Donnerstag, Dezember 31st, 2015

I wish you and your families a happy new year and all the best for 2016!.

Out of office

Samstag, Dezember 26th, 2015

On Tuesday morning I found myself sitting at my desk in the office instead of being at home finishing my luggage. Even though I left work quite late the day before there were two tasks left that I wanted to mark as done on my todo list.


Therefore I got up earlier as usual and was the first one in the office. Fortunately things went smoothly and two hours later I could finally leave.

Since I knew that I would have to be sitting more than ten hours on the plane I decided to do some workout to balance being lazy for the rest of the day.


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Merry Christmas

Donnerstag, Dezember 24th, 2015

I wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and peaceful holidays.