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Life is responding to you – what comes after graduation

It’s been almost four years since I first moved to Munich and started studying Sinology. I had never planned studying chinese and I was definitely not one of those “Asia addicts”. I wasn’t even really interested in China. I was just interested in learning another language and somehow ended up with Chinese. And I sticked…

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My Book Project

yep, it got quiet here in the last weeks… but that is not because I got lazy or because I don’t feel like blogging anymore, it is because I have been working on something that was consuming a lot of time. I am still working on it and it will for sure take me some…

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The best we ever could be

you stumbled into my world and without hesitation you made clear that if I ever stumbled, what I do pretty often, you would be there to catch me and if it turned out that you couldn’t then you would stumble with me and we would enjoy the view from down there when we are together…

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Books you must read #5

5. Noah Gordon – The Physician This book traces the life of 11th century Englishman, Robert Cole, whose mother dies from an, at this time immedicable disease. After the death of his mother Rob starts to live and work with a barber-surgeon and as he travels throughout England with his master, he gets more and…

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Books you must read #4

4. Pascal Mercier – Night Train to Lisbon The main character, Gregorius, teaches classical languages at a Swiss college, and lives a life governed by routine. He finds a book that speaks to his deadened soul and searches out details of Amadeu-the author’s life in a quest to know about someone who might have found…

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Books you must read #3

3. Mitch Albom – Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom, the author, describes his hectic life as a sports writer, jet setting around the world, reaching all his goals in life but still missing something essential. When Mitch accidentally sees his former teacher and mentor from college on Night Line with Ted Koppel, Mitch is curious…

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Books you must read #2

2. Henry David Thoreau – Walden (Life in the Woods) Walden is a book about Henry D. Thoreau’s experiences and observations while living in natural surroundings, away from society. By immersing himself in nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Some of the major topics in his book…

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Books you must read

The ones among you who read my post love letter to words and language already know that I am obsessed with literature and that reading a good book can certainly make my day. I love spending time looking for new books that I could read, but I am always grateful for recommendations too. Last week,…

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When will we finally be happy?

We all have it, this one thing, this one habit, that we think makes us happy and then in the end we figure out that it doesn’t. But nevertheless we do it again and again, because this time it will be different and because this time has nothing to do with all the times before,…