German Life

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tags: Dom Sankt Bartholomäus, St Bartholomew’s Cathedral, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, photography Dom Sankt Bartholomäus (St Bartholomew’s Cathedral), Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Image: GrrlScientist, 14 April 2010 [larger view].

Du bist Terrorist

tags: Du bist Terrorist, You are a terrorist, internet security, online censorship, politics, satire, social control, cultural observation, social commentary, streaming video Du bist Terrorist (or “You are a terrorist” — yes, this video has English subtitles) is a satirical response to two official German social-marketing-campaigns. One of them, Du bist Deutschland (You are Germany),…

Deutsch für Doofe

tags: Deutsch für Doofe, German for Boneheads, German language, education, streaming video Okay, let’s face the facts: my German sucks. Every time someone says something to me in German, my first reaction is to either respond in Spanish or Indonesian or (surprisingly) Japanese. As a result, I am left stammering my way through a ragtag…

tags: cultural observation, expat life, Life in Germany, Brot, bread Brot-Shop. Nordwestzentrum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Image: GrrlScientist, 20 March 2010 [larger view]

tags: cultural observation, expat life, Life in Germany, Apotheken, Drogerien Expats, immigrants, and people who travel internationally often are impressed with differences between their home country and the country they are visiting or living in. I thought I’d write about some of the daily features of my life in Germany that are different from my…