Learning Deutsch in Berlin

I have been thinking of sharing this stuff or not, but I thought may be this can do more good than not doing anything at all. As how the universal law says: Ask and you will be give, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened.

Last week, I happened to attend an open house event from Goethi-Institut, Germany’s worldwide cultural and language institute. There were many guests, as they had baking sessions of the best and tasty German bread. They also held taster lessons of German language course, as well as level screening test.

I am currently learning German for the preparation of A1 exam, and you can read here what I know so far. It may be by chance that I went to the event, because they are giving away prices to the attendees. One of that is a free 2-weeks German language course in Berlin.

To win that price, they are running an instagram contest with my entry here . Whoever gets the most “likes/hearts” will be on his/her way to Germany for the said course. It is my desire to get that chance, and so I’m having this courage to share that intention here and to reach out to those who can give a minute of their time and a big heart for this photo here.

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What Kind of Flower Are You?

When I was reading blogs last week from my Blogging 101 community, I stumbled upon the posts from Karuna where she talked about her journey in the blogosphere. I love the theme of her blog as it centers on the lessons on living, learning, and letting go. Having conscious awareness on the lessons from all our experiences give our inner self the opportunity to grow into a more loving and caring character. “Lessons on lessons” is a direct and concise way of saying it.

Karuna’s post took me to “This Garden is Illegal” blog where they feature What Kind of Flower Are You? Quiz. I’d been liking Hyacinth and Lilies for a long time now, and curious if that confirms it. It has 20 questions which didn’t take a while to finish, and got the result below.

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Look Up – Full Transcript Available

Full Text of the ‘Poem for Online Generation’

Last week, I shared with you the spoken poetry film of Gary Turk that became viral around the web. When I posted that, the youtube video had already about 3 million viewers.

Today as I’m writing this post, I am overwhelmed to see it had gone to about 33.9 million viewers. And now, I’m back with the full text of the poem.

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A Tale of Two Cities (or Ages)

I always love how Charles Dickens opened his novel of A Tale of Two Cities with these lines:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…

Our journey offers too many beginnings and endings, obstacles and aids, struggles and thrives, defeats and celebrations. And if we look towards our inner self, we juggle between love and hate, happiness and sorrow, faith and worry, hope and despair among other mixture of emotions.

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Look Up – A Spoken Word Poetry Film For Digital Generation

The National Poetry Month just concluded, and here goes a spoken poetry film that just went viral and still is after the release on 25th April – written, performed and  directed by Gary Turk.

Look Up.

It is a lesson taught to us to stop looking down through our digital screen, and switching-off the display. Instead, we lift our head up and see the surroundings to not miss any chances we can make to interact and communicate to those around us. With social media interaction, it can be the best and worst of times. When too busy looking-down:

We’re a generation of idiots, smartphones and dumb people.

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