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TAG: Getting to Know me better

I was invited by my friend Marilia from Papel com Clips to write an informal post. List 11 facts about me Answer 11 questions 11 facts about me: 1. I seem aggressive, but I’m actually really direct ( my German side) 2. I feel less smart in English and German for not being able to express 100% my feelings …

German Culture in english

The German way to use the toilet 

I do not remember how this conversation started, but really, it was the information about Germans that shocked me the most. What I am sure about it, it is that we were drinking at a bar a week before I had to return to Brazil (Feb 2013). I want to make a parenthesis here and say that, in a foreign country, is always …

Dresden, Sachsen in english Life in Germany

Already a month in Germany

Leia em Português Somehow I realized that I am already more than a month living in Germany: complaining all the time, eating a lot of potatoes, feeling that it is time to drink beer during the day, going to the bar by bicycle, drinking tap water, planning appointments in advance, using scarf and getting really …

Dresden, Sachsen in english Life in Germany

Starting again…

And let’s take the dust off this blog, show my perspective about this crazy country called Germany and this paradoxical way of life I have chosen. Yes, I did. I came back to Germany after a year in Brazil. Was it easy? Not in Brazil, not here. Return from an exchange is always hard, especially after my awesome experience. Back in Brazil I just established new goals, which were …

German Culture in english Jena, Thüringen

Beyond 2 cents

Once, I went to the supermarket and brought only a few bucks because I wanted to buy a few things to prepare a salad. As usual, the bill did not come out very expensive, but it wasn’t enough.  It was missing 2 cents. Yes, I had 2 cents less. Leia em português Before paying, I …

German Culture in english

Love is not so simple

Love in German is not as simple as love in Portuguese, Italian or English. Amor, Amore, love, Liebe can have the same meaning when we translated them literally. Liebe is a natural feeling and a stronger affection that we feel for another person. Amor has multiple meanings. In Portuguese can be affection, compassion, attraction, appetite, passion, wishing …