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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

What living in China really means

As some of you might already know, my year in Guangzhou is over and I have already left Guangzhou and started traveling. For the next two months I will be exploring Southeast-Asia with my <3. Our journey started in Yangshuo, where I have already been last autumn, but the scenery there is just breathtaking, so…

I changed my opinion about love

Some years ago I read a book and since then got back to it many times, it is has the title “Who am I and if yes how many?”, by Richard David Precht. It is a great book, although it doesn’t go very deep into philosophical topics, but I would recommend it to everyone who…

Yulin Dog Meat Festival

“Chinese people eat ANYTHING” During the last weeks there was one topic that was present everywhere on social media: The Yulin dog meat festival which is taking place in Yulin/Guangxi every year. The majority of people is shocked when finding out that in the time of this festival thousands of dogs are being slaughtered and…