January 15, 2023
“I DON’T WANT TO GROW OLD HERE”
I remember the period when this country seemed bleak, dismissive and heartless. It wasn’t just about me, such as the experience of unexpected challenges and the […]
January 10, 2023
“IT ALWAYS GOES BY ITSELF”
… is usually my answer when someone asks me if I started the new year well. I have already gained many years of experience and know: […]
December 18, 2022
“IN THE CASE OF “SPECIAL INTEGRATION SERVICES”…
… naturalisation is already possible after three years” Have you noticed? Naturalisation should be facilitated (see also link in commentary). If you are new to Germany […]
December 11, 2022
“SUSAN, I’VE ALWAYS WONDERED WHY BLACK PEOPLE….
…say HELLO to each other without knowing each other. Why are you doing this?” A colleague asked me a few years ago. I love statements like […]
November 27, 2022
“IMAGINE YOU’RE ALREADY ASLEEP…”
Have you ever had a really curious experience in a hotel? One evening I went to the hotel after a hard day.  While walking about 4 […]
November 20, 2022
“YOU KNOW, MRS. OMONDI, WE ARE VERY SPECIAL”
Recently a friendly lady from a certain canton told me, with the intention of calming me down with these words.  I called because I didn’t understand […]
October 23, 2022
MAGICAL ENCOUNTERS IN MUNICH
… which touched me emotionally, because I strongly remembered the first year when I was in Germany.  But first things first: On 15.10. in Munich I […]
October 19, 2022
IS A RED ROSE IN COMPLETE DARKNESS REALLY RED?
With such questions and more, our extraordinary and esteemed Prof. Dr. Bernd Richter shaped us former Konstanz business graduates. The news of his death made Mary Olwal and […]
October 13, 2022
SO MOM, IF THE FLAMINGOS BECAUSE OF THEIR FOOD…”
Last Wednesday night, my daughter took my hand and accompanied me out of the kitchen to tell me something serious – that’s what I thought. My […]
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 […]