wir hatten eine Menge Spaß beim gestrigen Stammtisch im Café Berio und möchten uns für euer zahlreiches Erscheinen herzlich bedanken. Wir hoffen euch alle wieder beim nächsten Mal zu sehen und freuen uns jetzt schon auf den Stammtisch im Dezember!
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unser Kulturprogramm im Naturkundemuseum letzten Freitag war mitreißend und unglaublich spannend. Vielen Dank an das nette Personal vom Naturkundemuseum für die lehrreiche und humorvolle Führung. Zum Gruseln oder Staunen haben wir für euch noch viele Bilder im Anschluss zum Anschauen.
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When you missed your home country’s food, just go ahead to Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg, about 30 minutes pleasant walking from Alexander Platz. By public transportation roughly it will take you 20 minutes. If you have the luxury of a car or a bike, it would only take 10-15 minutes (based on the google maps) to get there. This hall is packed with activities each day, but I am just focusing on Street Food Thursday, which happens only on Thursday starting at 5pm till 10pm. This market placed up to roughly 30 stalls of International foods, placing in food from countries like, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Japan, Spain, India to name a few. Of course they have the local German food too. The place is always packed with the locals and the tourists. The mood in that market on Thursday surely is very vibrant and colorful. The long queues for most of the stalls are worth the wait as the food is special. Other than you fighting through your way getting your tummy filled up with international flavors at their food stalls, there are also, in between these food stalls, some delicatessen that sells cheese, meat, wine, olive oils and the likes. After coming back from Street Food Thursday, you would feel like cooking something special at home too. And with the selections of delicatessen that they are offering, I am sure you could come up with something that could make yourself feel like a new chef in town.
I first noticed this ‘Gold-Man’ in San Francisco. That was in 2006 when I further my Master’s study there for 3 years. I have never seen a man, painted in Gold before, or in San Francisco’s version, Silver, sometimes Green if he was not in his usual Gold. Apparently, they come in so many colors. Of course, after San Francisco, whenever I traveled to, especially in Europe, this man would be there. When did this began to travel and be thought as a form of entertainment by others? I never have understood and will not understand this phenomenon, this conundrum. But like all of us passers-by, we stopped at least once, felt intrigued at the ‘trick’. We asked ourselves, ‘How did he do this?’. But after seeing this man a hundredths time, one theory I could think of about us human and our level of intelligence- that we are easily duped. Including myself. Jeez, I hate that. I made a promise not to look at him again. As I wrote this down, a big grin appeared on my face- nope you will look the next time he appears! 😀
One time when I was done with my German class and when there were nothing much for me to do, I decided to walk around Galleria Kaufhof, a mall that is in the vicinity of the Deutsch Akademie at Alexander Platz. The first half of the mall stores up clothing, perfume and beauty items but what attracts me more is the second half of the mall, where it caters the groceries that come from different part of the world. There are sections of foods from Brazil, Korea, Italy, India, China, Japan, Mexico and the USA to name a few, and a section of fruits from Africa, Cambodia, Thailand, Peru, Arab countries and lots more. My missing home syndrome was healed up a bit seeing one fruit type from my country. They called it Karambola here. What an interesting name. I left the mall feeling content knowing that I have a piece of what belongs to my country here in the heart of Berlin.
As I was walking down Alexander Platz, I saw this man playing a huge and long musical instrument. The first time I saw this instrument being played at was at its original location, Perth, Australia. It is believed to be introduced by its aborigines for their traditional performances. The wood is best made by eucalyptus tree, especially the ones that have been hollowed by termites. That is a pretty unique idea. Who would have thought, a wood that has been eaten by termites could make a unique sound. But back to this man in this photo, how did he travel from one place to another carrying that instrument around? Thinking about that alone, I thought, what a sacrifice he must have had to be sitting under this bridge and waiting for people to donate some money.
am 16. November findet wieder unser zweiter Stammtisch in der dritten Kurswoche statt.
Kommt gerne mit euren Freunden und Familie zum Café Berio, in der Nähe der DeutschAkademie
am Wittenbergplatz und erlebt einen lustigen Abend mit uns.
Wir freuen uns auf euch!
Euer DeutschAkademie Team