Hello everyone! After three (yes, three!) back-to-back long weekends here in Berlin, I am finally getting back to writing. Not that I have not been busy, but it takes a while to turn on the switch, if you know what I mean. As an example, during the past week I’ve been completing a short story, and it really drains you. Writing fiction actually feels like being an actor somehow, and you have to “be in character” for the duration of the film or the story. That’s why I thought I’d start with a simple list of my May favourites before I delve into heavier posts, like the tips for the Telc C1 Hochschule exam, which I promised.
My favourites of the month will be products, people or places I’ve discovered in Berlin but I may include other random stuff if I find them awesome. This is something new that I’m trying out so let me know how you guys feel about it. 🙂
- The Rain. If you have Netflix and you’re tired of the usual storylines, I suggest that you check out this Scandinavian series. This gem from Denmark tells the story of a group of young people and how they deal with the rain when it suddenly becomes deadly. Although the first episode was a bit painful to watch, the rest of them will get you hooked.
- Thai Park. I’m not sure what happened but editing my post about this resulted in it being deleted, and I’m just left with a mouth-watering photo of the noodles I ate at the Thai Park, which is located at Wilmersdorf. Here’s the photo I shared:
- Egg Cooker. The first time I saw one, I was like, “What on earth is that?!” To cook eggs, we usually do it the old-fashioned way in Asia, which means a pot of boiling water. But here in Germany, they’ve found a way to cook several eggs at once, just the way you want it: hard-boiled, soft-boiled and everything in between. This comes in handy when you want to make an egg sandwich or egg salad. Yum!
- @yougottaeatthis_berlin. It’s a popular Instagram account that features some of the most delicious dishes that you can eat here in Berlin. Just looking at his account, makes me want to go and order some pasta, burger and rice, all in one sitting, haha. I like how his feed has no-frills, just food kinda vibe. He posts a photo of what he’s having, tags the location, tells you the name of the dish and how much it costs. It’s as simple as that.
- Indomie. I know, I know. It is SO unhealthy. But it is SOOO good. Indomie is a well-known Indonesian brand that makes the tastiest, most flavourful instant noodles that may or may not be pumped with MSG. To prove to you how good it is, a restaurant in Milan even added it to their menu. The soupy ones, for me, are unremarkable, but the fried noodles are that savoury that some friends I know order boxes of it. I suggest the hot & spicy as well as the jumbo Mi Goreng ones. Seriously, it will change your life!
So there you have it, just some of the things that make everyday life in Berlin awesome. 🙂
What are your favourites this month?