Living Abroad: Reverse Cultural Shock

A Column Spending some time “abroad” in my home country is always awesome: The fresh air, the first days of spring and meeting friends: What else to ask for? However, I kind of felt like a stranger in my birth town all of a sudden, realizing that what I’ve always considered as “normal” suddenly turned…

Playlist: Chill Baby, Chill! #2

Chill Baby, Chill! #2   It’s Friday – time to chill, reading a good book and listening to some good music:   1. Beach House – Norway 2. Thundercat – Heartbeats and Setbacks 3. Detroit Swindle – Figure of Speech 4. Wolfram (ft. Holy Ghost) – Hold my breath (Agebjörn & Shapiro Rmx) 5. Nina…

Living abroad: I am an alien, I am a legal alien

A Column Above all, packing all your stuff and moving to a new, yet unknown culture and country means leaving your comfort zone, making certain sacrifices (see “living abroad…and long distance friendships“) and amplifying your horizon by getting to know this beautiful and complex place – the so called planet earth – a little bit…

Living abroad…and long-distance friendships

A Column Friendship. Unlike for many other “things” in your life, there isn’t a guarantee for a livelong, “holding-hands-and-jumping-together-happily-through-the-green-green-grass” friendship. From a legal point of view, a guarantee is defined as”a written promise that something will be done or will happen to repair or change a product or service, that develops a fault within a…

Trial and Error: Smokey Eyes

At first I wasn´t quite sure whether to put this post into the “What to wear” or “Trial and Error” category. As you can see I chose the latter one and I will be very honest with you: Mastering the smokey eye look is a livelong learning experience (going from panda bear eyes, over “You…