August 9, 2011
Hey guys, just a short blog today. I’m really busy doing a lot of things these days; mostly studying (yes, there are people out there who actually study hard nowadays) but I still want to post something today, even if it’s a little shorter.
When I saw the date yesterday I had to think of the beginning of the Olympic Games in Beijing. It was 08.08.08, great date. For me, and I’m pretty sure for a lot of others, it was just a wonderful time of celebrating sports. So many kind of sports. Olympic Games, that’s the time when I’m willing to watch sports like sailing or walking. You switch in something accidently, you watch it, you like it, there’s a dramatic fight, your country is doing a brilliant job, you’re hooked. That’s how it happened with me with table tennis 2008. I just really like the variety, it is so unique. Instead of being limited to one kind of sport – like soccer worldcups – there are so many sports to choose from. And if you want to support the athletes from your country, there are plenty of possibilities to do so. If nothing is working out in soccer or swimming, there might be a gold medal in wrestling or handball! I think the competition of the countries is pretty interesting. The United States are always one of the leading nations but China did a excellent job three years ago, too. And Germany’s number of medals is also rising, so also watch out for our motivated athletes, too.
Next year is gonna be a good year, it’s an Olympic Year after all! I’m really excited for London 2012 and they gonna do an amazing job, I’m pretty sure of that. It can not be easy all the way but in the end, something big and wonderful will take place.
August 5, 2011
Today I wanna share a special awkward moment with you guys.
Like every day, I went for a run in the forest. My iPod always accompanies me because I need some sort of motivation and distraction. Some songs are just perfect for running. Like oldie but goldie ‘Rocking all over the world’ or ‘Last friday night’ by Katy Perry. I also got this habit of singing along to the song I’m listening to while running. It’s really fun. And it’s no big deal I haven’t met anyone in the forest yet. Well, yet. Today, to have a bit of variation, I put the music on shuffle. Surprisingly enough, my iPod did a pretty good job today with choosing songs but it also played the songs its lyrics I know really well. One of these was ‘Girlfriend’ by Avril Lavigne and though I haven’t listened to this song in years, I still kinda liked it and was singing along quite load. Not hearing anything with my earphones plugged in, I ran around a corner (still singing something like ‘hey hey you you I don’t like your girlfrieeeend of course) and saw two people appearing out of the dark shadow of the trees. I think I don’t have to describe the looks on their face. It was such an awkward moment that I wasn’t able to anything than follow my primary instict: RUN! So this embarrassment at least had one good point: I did my best sprint since last year’s P.E. Yay.
So corcerning these awkward moments, we have two choices. Either blush, be embarrassed and in a bed temper all day or just laugh about it. This time, I decided for the second one. (:
So what about you guys? How did you react when you’re having one of those top awkward moments?
August 4, 2011
All of you male creatures out there – don’t you wonder from time to time what women really want? Do I see a slight nodding? If yes, this might be something for you.
Rule No.1 – Be a gentleman.
We just like these guys we normally only see in movies. They are always on time, they pick it up when we drop something, they give us their jacket when we’re cold, they compliment us, they make sure we feel good, they send us flowers, they are always the first apologizing after an argument, they hold up the door for us, they are educated and behave well, they are loving and attentive…Oh boy, I guarentee you: That’s the dream of all women on this planet.
Rule No. 2 – Be creative.
Guys are like TV shows. If we don’t get entertained enough, we just switch the programm. Yes, we need some times for ourselves but if we like a guy, we want to share our life with him. However, our time is precious and we hate spending friday night on a boring date. There are plenty of possibilities out there, aren’t there? Why can’t you guys just be a little creative instead of taking us to the movies with dinner afterwards for the 10th time? Just one hint out of hundreds: We love walks in the park in winter.
Rule No. 3 – Don’t show off.
Big time. Either we like you from the start or we don’t. Why do guys always think they have to prove how strong, smart, attractive, fit, talented (the list goes on!) they are? We know already. And if we don’t – we are just not into you. And that’s it.
Rule No. 4 – Make us laugh.
Big time again. We don’t want these boring guys who don’t get a joke even if it’s standing right in front of them. Everyone has bad days but we just need guys who make us laugh. Either to make us feel better or to make us feel even better. Either way, a boyfriend with great humor is like the brandnew Dolce&Gabbana purse: Hard to get but once we have it, we’ll never let it go.
Rule No. 5 – Chase us.
Some so-called experts say that these days, a guy doesn’t have to do the first step. They say boys like it if we are being a little more agressive with our flirting. But that’s just not how we ladies like it. We like being chased by a guy, we feel special and just wonderful, especially if we like that dude. Most of us are still raised with the old-school style, so we are just waiting for the guy to do the first step. So guys – go get that chick!
Rule No. 6 – Do sports.
And I don’t mean you gotta look like Arnold Schwarzenegger. But it’s just not very attractive if the only sixpack you got is six bottles of beer. Exercise is important for a healthy lifestyle and being healthy and fit is really important to us ladies. So go running, swimming, hiking, there are plenty of possibilities. Just be fit.
Rule No. 7 – Be nice to our friends.
That my friend is just very important. To get this straight: If we had to choose between our boyfriend and our girlfriends, we would always choose our girlfriends. Men come and go. Girlfriends stay. Sometimes a life time. So think twice how you act around them.
Rule No. 8 – Listen to us.
That’s another rare but extremely popular trait. We need a guy who understands us. Our dreams, hopes, fears…sometimes the best you can do is bring us a big cup of hot chocolate, sit down next to us, and just listen. No interrupting – and no clawing at the remote control.
Rule No. 9 – Tell us what we want to hear.
We rarely do things in front of guys without thinking or a meaning behind it. If we take a guy to our dancing class, we want to be admired how well we do our dancing. If we show him new dress we bought (with a possibility we bought it because we thought he might like it), we want to hear how beautiful we look in it. And to be honest, we just do, don’t we? (;
Rule No. 10 – Don’t act immature.
We had to deal with guys with minds of 5-year-olds already. Once in a lifetime is enough, we don’t need to do that again. So show us that you are enthusiastic about something a little more mature than a digger. Thank you, we really do appreciate it.
August 3, 2011
What’s one goal every human, no matter what age, gender, origin, religiom wants to achieve in life?
It’s not money.
It’s not beauty.
It’s not fame either.
Now of course everyone’s asking: Is there an ultimate key to happiness? Or a recipe you could follow?
As far as I know, there’s not.
But over thousands of years, humanity and especially some brilliant and experienced minds like Buddha, Confucius and Socrated developed some proverbs and wisdoms about how one can achieve happiness.
I’m really interested these sayings so I’ve read, heard know a lot. And with a lot I do mean a couple of hundreds. I’ve read through books, researched the web and spend much much time thinking about these proverbs, their meaning and how realizable they are in our everyday lives.
One of them impressed me so much that I wanna share it with you guys today.
“The less you care, the happier you are.”
At first view, it seems a little naiv, doesn’t it. After all, life is a serious issue and if no one would care about anything, wouldn’t it be but a chaos?
However, this is not the way we’re supposed to understand it. The point is not that we shouldn’t care about anything. The point is our attitude towards life. We just take things too serious. No matter if it’s job, friends, relationships, health – whatever. We are tied up in knots, lost in details and worry about things we are not supposed to worry about that much. Sometimes, when we want something to happen, we are extremely consequent and want it to happen exactly the way we want.
But here’s the deal: Life is what’s happening while we’re busy planning.
We have to lean back a little more, relax and accept things how they are. There are things we are able to change. But there are also some facts that are just fixed. We are wasting our energy trying to change things that cannot be changed. And we all know situations like this. A break-up, for example. What’s better: Running after the ex, begging them to give us another try – or relax, at least trying to let it go and accept the situation. Another example: Let’s say everyone in your family has beautiful sapphire blue eyes. However, you mysteriously got brown eyes. Yoi wanted to have these gorgeous sapphire blue eyes like everyone else for all your life. But what’s the point in being miserable because of that? You can’t change it anyway, can you? There are two ways to solve a problem. Either change the situation or change your attitude towards it. And if the first one can’t be applied – we are always able to change our attitude.
The same with people: Some people just tend to talk in a nasty way about us. We all know them – the sneak around us, watching us and look for flaws. Once they found them – and mostly it doesn’t take very long because who’s perfect? – it’s a big deal and here we go: Another round of the two ‘s’: slandering and slamming. Why do we worry about this? Why do we let people bring us down that don’t matter? WE CARE TOO MUCH.
So what “The less you care, the happier you are” really wants to say is, instead of going with the flow of life, enjoying the beauty in everything and having a good time, we are struggling with striving against the stream, not accepting situations or people and wanting to change something where there’s nothing to change. Too often, we have a narrow mind and can’t be happy with another solution. Even if this solution might be equally good. Or even better…?
August 2, 2011
Do you know these moments when someone just brought you down and you need something to cheer up? I know, chocolate always helps. But is there something else, maybe with a little less calories? I’m happy to announce – there is.
These top ten songs will bring your joie de vivre back in seconds.
10. Smash Mouth – All Star (…we all remember Shrek)
9. Jessy Matador – Allez, ola, olé! (…inofficial anthem of summer 2010)
8. Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song (…blows you bad mood away)
7. Robbie Williams – A Place to Crash (…makes you sing along)
6. Black Eyed Peas – Don’t Lie (…a little peace a summer even in winter)
5. Status Quo – Rockin’ All Over The World (…need some energy? Here you go!)
4. The Waves – Walking On Sunshine (…after listening to it, you really do)
3. Bob Sinclair – Love Generation (…yes, all this love, joy and happiness is out there!)
2. James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good) (…THE feel-good song)
So turn it up.
August 1, 2011
So we all – speaking for the young generation- know the advantages of facebook. It’s communication, entertainment and presentation of our awesomeness all in one. But most of all, it’s a great source of research – for example: It shows the difference of men and wen. Since facebook became our second live, it shows up even online.
Men just see things differently. Different than we would expect them to.
And as you gonna see now, even online. Here’s the brilliant example of the different apperceptions, straight from facebook and brand new.
Enjoying the sun, I took some fun pictures of me with my ipad-webcam outside and of course, one of them ended up on facebook.
After one hour, I logged in again. I got three likes and two comments; one of them female and the second one male. My best friend (who’s the female one) recognized the beauty of this pictures and got a ‘like’ from me. Smiling and expecting something similar, I read the male comment written from my cousin.
“It seems like nice weather…”
Yeah. That’s exactly what a girl wants to her when she uploads and posts a picture of herself.
However, instead of loudly blaming every single male creature on earth, I realized that the brain of men just work differently.
They just fail in telling women what they need to hear. Or want to hear.
But we shouldn’t blame them. We are not better, are we? Let’s say the guy we’re dating brings us some we don’t really like. No roses. Not even close. What would most of us do? How many women would really be happy, feel loved, appreciated and attractive after this, would not care about the absence of roses and excuse it completely?
Most of us would act shortspoken or act just differently. That’s where it’d end for us but do we ever truly care about the guy? Do we every worry about his feelings and what he maybe expected?
All these misunderstandings are only caused by our lack of the ability to reconstruct what a man thinks. Instead, we assume or spend hours and sometimes a recognizable amount of money trying to figure out what a man really thinks. And the sad part: Mostly, we fail.
No one knows if this lack of communication between men and women gonna disappear someday. It might never change at all. But to be really honest: We like it that way. We probably would never admit it but we actually like spending nights awake figuring out what one sentence of a guy meant. We like chatting with our best friends for hours discussing the chances of being liked by a certain guy. We like analyzing every single movement and smile of a guy while being in math class.
So after all, we don’t need to change this world in the end.
July 31, 2011
Hey guys! Today is sunday and as usual, it is not very exciting. So it is just the perfect time to write and post my very first blog. the weather is like a German summer obviously is- cold and cloudy. One should get the snow suits out again – you never know! If there are 42 degree days in California in January, why shouldn’t there be snow in Germany in July. Except for the fact that I would shoot myself or go back to CA on the same day. It is really true – Californian winter equals German summer. That might be a reason why Germans complain so much. Pretty much about everything! With only one month of being back here, I can only guess if this mentality changed in a year but I’m afraid to say it didn’t. But California changed me in this way, I started to see all this great stuff happening and all the beauty in life, hidden for those who don’t take time to seek it. I would like to spread the word of finding this beauty in our everyday life. This blog might contribute to it too, for me it already does because I love writing and sharing ideas with you guys. And some crazy, funny situations which I often end up in. I’m pretty sure you guys know what I’m talking about. (;
Well guys, it’s summer in Germany right now so that means no school. I gonna spend the next days at my grandma’s in North Bavaria in a tiny village with like 20, 50, 100 inhabitants? I’m not sure about this number. Thanks God. So for my blog, there’s a good and a bad side. The bad one, there’s not rrally much happening. The good one – I got tons of time to write about this. Um. But I can promise you guys, this blog gonna be entertaining even here. Thanks for reading, stay tuned!
July 31, 2011
Hello world, this is my first post! Currently i’m working on the layout and stuff but – stay tuned.