The Casualties Of Busy Lifestyles

First of all, happy September 1st! For those of you in the know, I’ll have seen you at Kings Cross Station and we’re all happily on our way to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. That’s right, fellow Potterheads, it’s the first day of Hogwarts and we’re finally nineteen years later in the epilogue of…

den Haag, the Hague or ‘s-Gravenhage?

Three days have passed since I moved myself 700 km from Berlin to the Hague and I’m still not sure which name is exactly correct. Work doesn’t begin until next week, so these past couple days have felt more like vacation than anything. I’m glad to be validated in knowing I made the right choice…

May Day Celebrations!

Last weekend, Berlin celebrated May Day by protesting as per tradition. While it’s not citywide, protests are pretty common throughout Kreuzberg and across Europe. Granted, there wasn’t any bombs thrown (thankfully). But to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t focused on avoiding protests or angry Germans. My friend Shruti was visiting for the weekend, and I…

Mid-Semester Sunshine

Believe it or not, it’s finally hit the 50s in Berlin – and I could not be happier (granted this has little to do with the weather and more to do with finally getting over my week of sickness *cough* I mean rest). There’s no other way to put it – last week was rough….

Made glorious spring by this sun of schooling

For at least one Berliner, spring has officially arrived. It isn’t March 21st, but who’s arguing about semantics when it’s finally warm enough to ditch the winter jacket and move to my lighter (and much less bulky jacket). Apparently school has also decided that it’s late spring, because I already have a midterm this Wednesday,…

Black Tea with Milk or… Coffee

When things get stressful, I want to sit down with a cup of tea. The slow mornings that sometimes turn into long sips of coffee and peanut butter toast are beginning to accomplish the same thing. Granted, I haven’t had many of these morning as of late. In a way, the ambition that I love…

February: i.e. death by frozen fingers

This winter has felt like an eternity. Sitting, waiting and twiddling my thumbs in anticipation of school, trying not to turn my apartment into a furnace – it’s all part of living here. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I may die from a case of severely frozen external limbs (thanks Berlin) because despite…