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pondicherryZ - Zerophilia

finished, I guess 22 months ago


pondicherryApril - September

April – failed
May – failed
June – Jewish Museum Berlin
July – failed
August – Monastery Chorin
September – Sanssouci Palace 23 months ago


pondicherryUntitled

Found time to get some more books read.

I gave up on Moby Dick though. The beginning was fun but then it became terribly boring and technical 23 months ago


pondicherryY - Young Adult

I am not sure what to think of that film. It was made by the same people that made Juno and my expectations were high 2 years ago


pondicherryX - X-Men: First Class

Probably I should have seen previous X-Men movies first, but it was still nice to watch 2 years ago


pondicherryW - Waitress

At times I was frustrated with Jenna and her loyalty to her aweful husband but this movie was very very good. It had an honesty in it which I really liked 2 years ago


pondicherryV - Villa Amalia

I watched it in French with English subtitles… unfortunately fot the last 30 min the subtitles stopped so I don’t really know what happens at the end… 2 years ago


pondicherryU - Up!

I love Pixar. It is ridiculous how much I cried during that film 2 years ago


pondicherryT - Toast

Freddie Highmore is growing up, Jesus! 2 years ago


pondicherryMarch

Skibbereen Heritage Centre
I spent 2 weeks in Ireland helpxing in a hotel in South Ireland.
Skibbereen was affected a lot by the Great Famine 1845-50 and there was an exhibition which was interesting

There was this weird story about 3 year old Tom Guerin who was thought to be dead and therefor buried in a mass grave. But after a couple of days he was discovered to be alive. But by a shovel or oxygen deprevation or whatever he was disabled and a bit cuckoo for the rest of his life. But he liked to rhyme.

“I rose from the dead in the year ‘48,
When a grave at the Abbey had near been my fate;
Since then for subsistence I have done all my best
Though one shoe points eastwards and the other points west.” 2 years ago


pondicherryFebruary

We went to the Natural History Museum ikn Berlin. It is huge and we spent like 4 hours there just geeking out about fossils and skeletons. It was really cool 2 years ago


pondicherryJanuary

Failed 2 years ago


pondicherryCharles Dickens – Great Expectations

I liked it much better that the other books by Dickens that I have tried to read. I did not like Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. The characters just had more substance and I had fun reading it. It is pretty humourous

I am reading Moby Dick at the moment. I think it is good but it has its lenghts. So it will take me a while 2 years ago


pondicherryS - Smart People

Basically I wanted to see that movie because it has Ellen Page in it. It was nice 2 years ago


pondicherryR - Running with Scissors

A story about growing up with weird people in the seventies or something. I am not really sure if I liked it or not 2 years ago


pondicherryfinally!

I’ve met a woman at SEKIZ office and she has written down my name and contact information. And she knows what I would like to do and will talk to people.

I will probably help out at an animal shelter and maybe do something with old people and a nature conserving organisation.

We’ll see. I am quite happy that I finally made it to their office. it was easy! 2 years ago


pondicherry 2 years ago


pondicherryUntitled

1. What did I learn last week?
I can get more loose and be more spontaneous than people from which I did not expect that they are that boring

2. What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week?
Making a Biochemistry Poster

3. Which moment from last week was the most memorable and why?
Dancing til dawn. I need to do that more often

4. What do I regret from last week and what can I do about it/ learn from it?
I need to plan out my weekends when I am going to my home town

5. What’s the #1 thing I need to accomplish this week?
Revision

6. What is the most stressful thing in my life right now?
University

7. What was last week’s biggest time sink?
Youtube

8. Am I carrying any excess baggage into the week that can be dropped?
no, nothing

9. What opportunities are still on the table?
still many

10. What am I forgetting?
Seeing the doctor

11. Is there anyone I’ve been meaning to talk to?
Giovanni? It’s been more than a year and I am still confused

12. How can I help someone else this coming week?
learning PRINZ together, cooking on Thursday

13. What treat will I promise myself this week?
Rene’s party on saturday

14. What are my top 3 goals for the next 3 months? (March, April, May)
- pass the PRINZ exam
- Have an awesome time in Ireland
- Volunteer or get a SHK-job

15. Have any of my recent actions moved me closer to my goals?
eh, no

16. What’s the next step for each goal?
- Revision
- research
- postponed to April

17. What am I looking forward to during the upcoming week?
- Party on saturday

18. What are my fears?
failing at exams

19. What am I most grateful for?
Living the life that I live

20. What can I do to make life more beautiful?
Meet people…maybe there is someone amongst them 2 years ago


pondicherryQ - The Queen

Finally I got over the Q problem. I have watched the film “The Queen” which is about Elizabeth II in the week after Lady Dianas death.
Very interesting. The British and their monarchy are really something 2 years ago


pondicherryIn Search of Memory

I have just watched that documentary about Neuroscientist Eric Kandel who was born as an Austrian Jew and had to leave his home Vienna because of the Nazis. In this documentary he was talking about how memory develops and parallel about his memories of his dissipation and the way he remembers Vienna and how he sees it today.
I was crying the whole time (in fact I still am) and I am trying to understand why.
Of course he is a lovely man that I feel very connected to because I want to become a Biologist myself – so you can’t feel anything but sympathy and sadness when he talks about this horrible years of his life… but I don’t think that’s it…
I am German and there is still this guilt that I feel when I am thinking of Nazi Germany. Objectively there is no reason for me to do so. None of my relatives participated in Nazi ideology (my grandparents where kids when the war started, kids from farmer families), I certainly never had any racist thoughts of my own… but still, but still… I have tried before to explain this to non-German people which told me that I was wrong about my guilt. But I am right:

I live in a country that has everything. We are rich and we are educated, we have the freedom to do what we want and generally we don’t have to be afraid of war, pain or whatever. Compared to others we have everything we want.
Naturally I love that.

At the same time, not hundred years ago, the most dreadful things happened to Millions of people who were completely innocent.
And it is the relatives of German people living today that made it possible – and for that it feels to me that we don’t deserve to live in this abundance or to be taken seriuosly or even to be liked by people from other countries …

Although I know that I did not contribute to Nazi Germany and neither did anyone I knew – I love belonging to this nation… and this nation killed 6 Million Jews and harmed and terrified a number of people that could never be calculated (So don’t ever tell me that I don’t have to feel guilty)

So the question is what to do about that?

We have to be the best of people, the most useful and the most tolerant and open. We have to be a pain in the arse of a good example. And we have to shut the fuck up about imigration and cut off Neonazis penises (and for female Neonazis: whatever is as painful). For their is no excuse for them, except that nobody forced them to know people that were different from them when they were kids. 2 years ago


pondicherryKW 05

1. What did I learn last week?
I have to go to the library too learn

2. What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week?
no accomplishments

3. Which moment from last week was the most memorable and why?
pizza on Monday at Julian’s

4. What do I regret from last week and what can I do about it/ learn from it?
I could have gone to the Green Week exhibition if I were more disciplined

5. What’s the #1 thing I need to accomplish this week?
Revision

6. What is the most stressful thing in my life right now?
University

7. What was last week’s biggest time sink?
Sherlock and Youtube

8. Am I carrying any excess baggage into the week that can be dropped?
PRINZ test will be over tomorrow I hope

9. What opportunities are still on the table?
many, I guess

10. What am I forgetting?
Seeing the doctor

11. Is there anyone I’ve been meaning to talk to?
the doctor, Theresa, Steffi

12. How can I help someone else this coming week?
Statistics homework maybe

13. What treat will I promise myself this week?
A good feeling when I stay disciplined

14. What are my top 3 goals for the next 3 months? (February, March, April)
- Exams
- Have an awesome time in Ireland
- Volunteer or get a SHK-job

15. Have any of my recent actions moved me closer to my goals?
- did a bit of revision
- postponed
- Nothing

16. What’s the next step for each goal?
- Revision
- research
- postponed to April

17. What am I looking forward to during the upcoming week?
- Ecology class

18. What are my fears?
failing at exams, being lonesome

19. What am I most grateful for?
Living the life that I live

20. What can I do to make life more beautiful?
Get out! 2 years ago


pondicherryso right

I don’t have a TV for 2 years and before that I just switched it on when I was really really bored.
I can watch my favourite shows online as well as documentaries and the news. And all this reality show stuff does not interest me

Just a few more years and the TV will be an endangered species


pondicherryUntitled

funny goal,

just go camping on a nude beach^^ 2 years ago


pondicherryUntitled

thanks…
Actually by now I quite enjoy decluttering… even without moving^^


pondicherry

pondicherryKW 04

1. What did I learn last week?
Drink a lot of water to avoid a hangover, how to learn properly. Also a bit about life cycles and genetics

2. What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week?
Finished that Protocoll early, seen René

3. Which moment from last week was the most memorable and why?
The World Press Photo exhibition… made me watch the news again

4. What do I regret from last week and what can I do about it/ learn from it?
I need to get more efficient at learning

5. What’s the #1 thing I need to accomplish this week?
Prepare for the Biochemistry test and revise for the exams in Feb

6. What is the most stressful thing in my life right now?
University

7. What was last week’s biggest time sink?
Sherlock and Youtube

8. Am I carrying any excess baggage into the week that can be dropped?
no

9. What opportunities are still on the table?
many, I guess

10. What am I forgetting?
Seeing the doctor

11. Is there anyone I’ve been meaning to talk to?
the doctor, Theresa, Steffi

12. How can I help someone else this coming week?
calming somebody down who is freaking out about uni?

13. What treat will I promise myself this week?
Museum at Sunday

14. What are my top 3 goals for the next 3 months? (February, March, April)
- Exams
- Meet people
- Volunteer or get a SHK-job

15. Have any of my recent actions moved me closer to my goals?
- did a bit of revision
- Met very nice people on Saturday
- Nothing

16. What’s the next step for each goal?
- Revision
- Ireland in March, take the opportunities that come before me
- postponed to April

17. What am I looking forward to during the upcoming week?
- Ecology class

18. What are my fears?
beeing too lazy, beeing lonesome

19. What am I most grateful for?
Living the life that I live

20. What can I do to make life more beautiful?
Get out! 2 years ago


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