September 19, 2022
“WELL, WELCOME TO LIFE, LIFE IS SHARP”
My husband (then my fiancé) told me many years ago when I first wore my glasses on our city tour in Hamburg. Here is the short […]
September 14, 2022
“THAT’S RIGHT, THE TWO OF US IN THE KITCHEN, THAT’S NOT POSSIBLE”
My husband told me again the other day as he watched during a conversation as I left drawers open in the kitchen. Because my way distracted […]
September 5, 2022
“WHY DO THEY ONLY CONTROL ME?”
Have you ever asked a question whose answer you know, but where curiosity is associated with anger, so you want to hear it from the mouth […]
August 29, 2022
YEAH
Is my son unexpectedly looking forward to my answer “I don’t know”. At lunchtime on Friday, my son asked: “Can we go to the cinema today?” […]
August 23, 2022
“DO YOU EVEN HAVE A TV?”
A colleague asked me long before there were great weather apps. Not because I missed something earth-shattering.  I just didn’t participate in the weather forecast conversations. […]
August 23, 2022
“WHAT YOU ARE ONLY BORN ONCE?…
…The authorities in Germany really have a sense of humour”. A Kenyan official told me when I sent a request to compile evidence for the German […]
August 23, 2022
Wow
Coming back from my June offline time, and I am so glad to see you again. And even more glad to have met, talked to and […]
August 19, 2022
“QUESTION IS, DO YOU EAT FISH AT ALL?”
Auma Obama states rhetorically in one of her lectures and questions this sentence: “We teach people to fish instead of giving them fish”. It’s not an […]
August 19, 2022
“What sort of assortment…?”.
My sister wondered when she visited us for the first time and we were in the supermarket together. She was overwhelmed. I was too at the […]
August 19, 2022
“Gosh, you have problems here.”
Admittedly, some problems were not known to me when I was new here. Admittedly, I also made this statement at the time. “Man, you have problems.” […]
August 19, 2022
“LOOK, THERE’S A SHEEP”
Said a kid in a shoe store the other day, pointing a finger at me. A child proud of finally finding something interesting in the shoe […]
August 19, 2022
“ALL FORBIDDEN
.. which is not expressly permitted” or “Is everything allowed that is not expressly forbidden?” If you are new to Germany, you will ask yourself at […]