Monthly Archives: August 2013

I want to visit the island of the German coconut cult

­Sometimes I have ideas that are a bit uncomfortable to deal with as a German. Let’s take  Halloween last year. I wanted to dress up as Germania. Could also be a Valkyrie or any other female warrior with a shield, … Continue reading

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Nobody calls me ‘The German Invasion’ here

It is surprising how welcome I feel in Singapore. Despite the public debate on increasing the numbers of expats in the country, and also despite the protests against more expats, nobody attacks me personally. I haven’t heard a bad word … Continue reading

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Occasional tin foil hat

Very selectively I am wearing a tin foil hat. Apart from writing this blog and posting things on twitter, facebook, and soup, my salary and tax payment of the last four years can be found online because I worked in … Continue reading

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An overwhelming choice

Once upon a time it was common that people inherited their profession to their children. A son was trained by his father to work in the same job for generations. Say, if your father was an editor it was most … Continue reading

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Reliability

While most of my friends in Oslo and half of my friends in Berlin are exceptionally unreliable, in Singapore things are different. No offence guys, but you cancel on short notice and can be easily an hour or two late. … Continue reading

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Upsides and downsides

I wrote this earlier but my blog was offline… Now, I live in Singapore for some weeks. Today is her national day and it is time to think about what I enjoy about her and where we might need some … Continue reading

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Being good at things

Yesterday night I went to a very nice concert. They played Brahms with violin and piano. I have a music buddy here in Singapore that goes to concerts with me. We already went to a great jazz club with a … Continue reading

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I have a friend for hiking. She also goes to the cinema with me but mostly we eat and we walk. She is Malaysian and lives here since some years. Unfortunately she will move to Munich soon. But for the … Continue reading

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Tanztherapie

In Oslo it happened regularly that we met for dinner as a kind of nerdfest. All PhD students with a lot of work and a lot of tension triggered by guild. Getting together with five or six people and eat, … Continue reading

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On having a name nobody can pronounce

Usually, people ask me how to pronounce my name. I am OK with explaining once or twice how my family would say my name but then I really get tiered of it. Nobody says my name right and that is … Continue reading

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