Let’s get this out of the way. DARK IS NOT GERMANY’S VERSION OF STRANGER THINGS. Other than kids go missing in a small town, these two shows are totally different in tone and genre. If you need to relate it to any other US tv series, the mood and style of the show is similar to Hannibal, The Killing and Twin Peaks. Dark is Netflix’s … Continue reading Dark Season 1 : It’s not Germany’s version of Stranger Things.
“We all think we’re in control of our own lives, but really they’re pre-ghostwritten by forces around us.” ― David Mitchell, Ghostwritten Nine hours in Beijing Capital International Airport isn’t at all fun. Knowing that most of the ‘western’ social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp – things I usually waste my time with – are not available in China, I ordered Ghostwritten … Continue reading Ghoswritten by David Mitchell
Just finished watching the first episode of Black Mirror’s Season 3 called Nosedive – if you haven’t watch Black Mirror at all, this is a good episode to start with – and I thought of checking in here after over two-month hiatus. Flew to Malaysia and spent a wonderful 6 weeks there and came back to Germany about a week ago, I didn’t have much … Continue reading 2018 and moving forward.
I saw this movie after I watched Personal Shopper (2017) about a month ago. Overwhelmed by the fact that I had just watched two emotional movies about the loss of loved ones, it’s easy to push aside the review of the heavier one of the two for a while. So here we are, four weeks later and I’m still determined to share my thoughts about … Continue reading A Ghost Story (2017)
I’d like to start by saying that I don’t understand why this particular movie by French director, Olivier Assayas, starring Kristen Stewart as the main character, was booed at the Cannes Film Festival last year. After watching it for the first time yesterday, I personally think it is a well-made and compelling movie. Not to mention, this movie managed to convince me that Kristen Stewart … Continue reading Personal Shopper (2017)
I still suck at writing blog post titles. Sigh. Well, as mentioned in the title, I had an interesting experience talking to a recruiter on the phone today and I thought I’d write about it here. It’s completely okay not to know everything. This recruiter, let’s just call him Andy, approached me on LinkedIn yesterday with a job offer at ‘a leading American tech company … Continue reading A phone call with a Recruiter.
September is here and it marks the one month I have been actively applying for jobs here in Germany. The reason why I didn’t do it sooner was because 1) I haven’t received my EU resident permit yet until some days ago, 2) We were moving around since last year and only, finally, settling in Berlin early this month. When I first moved to Germany, … Continue reading Ausländer on job search in Germany.
I should be focusing on job search right now (job search in Germany feels like a job itself, an unpaid one) but like millions of fans worldwide, these past six weeks of my life is all about Game of Thrones Season 7. With one more episode before the final season of the biggest drama series in TV show history, I find it’s hard to resist … Continue reading Game of Thrones is taking over my life!
I’ve been abandoning this blog for a few weeks now. It’s not only because I’ve been occupied with daily life, I’ve also been feeling a little reserved lately. I enjoy sharing things that I find interesting in this blog but at the I also feel the need to keep things to myself. In the previous blog post, I mentioned how my skin reacted badly to … Continue reading A quick update.
On Monday this week, I went to an oral surgeon here in Heidelberg to get all of my wisdom teeth and one bad tooth extracted in one session. Crazy, right? For the record, I haven’t been to the dentist for over a decade because I was such a baby and scared of dentists. After the sudden pain I had in Hamburg some weeks ago, I … Continue reading I had FIVE teeth extracted in one day!