Autumn, Elections & The List

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Rushing on Portfolio Submission Monday

Last Monday was portfolio submission day at the academy. Last Saturday was officially the beginning of autumn. Yesterday was federal election day here in Germany. October 1st will be the start of the second semester. Yes, folks, the times, they are a-changin’.

WordPress says I have not posted anything in 20 days. Well, during that time, I have been busy designing, illustrating, editing and thinking of the things that should be placed inside my portfolio. On top of that, I have decided to continue learning German to prepare for a C1 exam next year. Let me tell you, going to evening classes is aΒ good way to test your love for the German language, haha. Yes, I have decided to continue lessons because I have noticed that while studying at a German-speaking school has greatly helped my ability to speak, think and write in German, it’s more conversational and needed a bit of a push to the professional or scientific.

So there you have it, myΒ schedule that barely leaves time to write. But oh, there are so many things I want to write about! Throughout the day, I get ideas for posts, and the paragraphs already start forming in my brain, but then I start doing the things that I really should be doing at that time, and they disappear, waiting for me to pick them up again. That is why I’m writing down this list of ideas, that seem to keep popping up in my head every now and then, insisting that they be written:

  1. Pomp and Politics
  2. What it’s like to study at a German-speaking design school
  3. Book, Show and Movie Reviews: Julie & Julia, Mord mit Aussicht, Der BΓΌro Ninja
  4. Food review: Sota Tam Thai Restaurant, Berlin
  5. My visit to a C2 class
  6. Making friends in Berlin
  7. Goodbye iPhone
  8. Food cravings: Mangoes, Noodles, Donuts

Do you have anything you would like to know about Berlin or learning German? Let me know if I can help! Comment below. πŸ™‚

Ciao!

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Britzer Garten ​

I love Britzer Garten.

If you live in Berlin and want some time off from city life, then it’s the right place to be, especially during summer. I’m not sure how it’s like during the other seasons, but when we went in August, it was breathtaking.

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So many beautiful flowers and so much greenery!

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A rose garden, ponds, a lake, and restaurants. It even has a mini-playground right at the entrance.

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It’s so quiet and peaceful, that I saw someone sleeping near the lake. There were also some groups that were having a picnic and playing games.

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We didn’t get to walk through the whole gardenΒ because it’s so big!
There are even animals there like goats, sheep, ducks, and donkeys.

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I highly recommend to visit the garden when the sun’s out and there’s a cool breeze.

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It’s for the whole family. Bring some snacks, and enjoy the peace and quiet this patch of greenery has to offer. Entrance fee: Adults – 3 €, Kids – 1 €.

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Don’t forget to check the website to find out the events and flowers they are featuring:Β https://gruen-berlin.de/britzer-garten.

 

Treptower Park

Hi everyone, just checking in quick. πŸ™‚ Currently enjoying my school break. Here are photos from a day out to Treptower Park.

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Beautiful rose garden.

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Monument to the fallen soldiers of the Red Army in Germany.

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And a lake where a lot of people just hang out at its banks.

Sadly, can’t add videos now. I was able to before, but since I haven’t upgraded, I’m unable to show the ducks swimming and rose garden. 😦

Anyway, I hope you still enjoyed the photos. How’s the summer going for you? I hope you’re taking in every bit of sunshine before autumn. πŸ™‚

Art or not art?

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That is the question I had, my friends, as my class went to the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum here in Berlin. Initially, I thought it was located in Hamburg because of the name, but the teacher explained that it is actually near the Hauptbahnhof.

Anyway, it was a really huge museum and it’s the perfect place to hang around at besides a cafe when it’s raining. I don’t think children will appreciate it as much as adults will though. I so wanted to walk around the museum and see the other exhibits and works of art but we had a tour booked, so no going around the place until that was done. By the time it ended, I was really hungry so I just headed home.

One of the interesting pieces though was that from Andy Warhol. I think it was fun and colourful, and compared to the other ones that I seriously do not have an appreciation for. I’m sure if I was deeper in the art world, I could find them fascinating, possibly even debate what every brush stroke could mean, but given that I am not that type of artsy, I can’t. Honestly, I believe no one knows if something can be called art either, even when art critiques say so. Just take Van Gogh as an example. Who knows? Maybe even my meaningless doodles will be worth millions someday.