Saturday, April 29, 2006

My mommy told me I had to blog more...

I was pretty sure I didn't like country music, but for some reason this song is popular here in Germany, and I think it's catchy.

Texas Lightning - No No Never

My love is stronger now than you’ll ever know
and it won’t ever let you go
My love is wider than the ocean can be
and it’s deeper than the deep blue sea
My love goes higher than a mountain can rise
and I see it there in your eyes
My love gets tougher when the going gets rough
and believe me, I’ve got more than enough

Keep tryin’ babe, keep holding on
There’s a place we belong
Where things are good, where love is strong

I’m never ever gonna leave you to cry on your own
Never ever gonna not go and pick up the phone
I’m never ever gonna let you be chilled to the bone
No, no, never
No, no, never
I’m never ever gonna leave when you’re lost in the storm
Never ever gonna not keep you safe where it’s warm
I never ever will desert you when your heart is torn
No, no, never
No, no, never

My love shines brighter than a twinkling star
baby no matter where you are
And my love keeps burning like an eternal flame
you can feel it, when I’m calling your name

Keep tryin’ babe, keep holding on
There’s a place we belong
Where things are good, where love is strong

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

My new diet...

On the weekend with Heather I believe I found a very successful new diet plan...here is my dinner at Die Hirschgasse Hotel.

Fried goose-liver on rhubarb with brioche

Lobster in foam of wild garlic with sepia-spaghettinis

Badish asparagus with Sauce Hollandaise

Fillet of sea bass of friend green asparagus with Noilly-Prat sauce

Saddle of lamb in an eggplant crust on zucchini-mint vegetable with potato turnovers

Berries gratinated with Ramazotti foam with passionfruit sorbet

There were also hor d'oerves of oysters, and a leg, saddle, and liver of rabbit compliments of the chef. Did I also mention that with each course we had a separate wine. So...practically 8 courses, 6 wines...its a good diet. And if you are insanely jealous of me right now, good. You can thank Heather, Mark, and Richard for advising me to brag about this meal to anybody I meet.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Paris, France

Feel free to peruse my pictures from Paris...
http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107414466

Thursday, April 06, 2006

DSH and off to Paris

Hey just checking in letting you know that I'll be in Paris until Wednesday, then on Thursday Heather is coming from London for a few days. Should be a blast.
The DSH is like the test that says what branches of Heidelberg University I'll be allowed to take. There are three scores DSH-3, DSH-2, DSH-1. 3 is the highest and 1 is the lowest. Well the good news is that I passed with a DSH-1 which isn't bad for just coming back from Japan. But it does mean I have to have another meeting with Dr. Tracy about what classes to take. I'm pretty sure I don't want to change much, because sitting in a slow grammar class really isn't what brought me to Germany in the first place. oh, and out of our entire group of around 30students, only 4 or 5 of us passed the DSH. Which is sad for a lot of people...but makes me feel a little better especially when i use my excuse that I just came out of speaking Japanese for 4months.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Why is Heidelberg so crazy...

Well, the first reason is that at the supermarket Handelshof, there is the section of the meat department where they slash prices on stuff reaching expiration....so that means I have experience in purchasing 4 different kinds of sausage at the same time, and eating all of it in less than 3 days :)
The second reason is the weather. Yesterday it was sunny, cloudy, hail, sunny, rain, then sunny....in that exact order...its so confusing.
I took the DSH (German Proficiency Exam) yesterday. It wasn't so bad I guess, but that's just me. a 3 hour test, that I fininished in less than 2....so i have to practice just sitting and doing nothing for a long time....wasnt too exciting. I'll know the result on Wednesday or Thursday.
I got an email from my host father, Mr. Nagasatou, from Kuchiwachou the other day. He says that he is quite busy because of the farm and what not, but the good news is that the asparagus is sprouting right now....mmmm....Spargel!
Last thing is that I'm reassured that I am at my 70kgs bodyweight again. The scale at Fitness-point was weird, so I thought I had lost like 10lbs from the weird diet when I first got here, and not being able to exercise regularly. But thanks to Evan and my 3 sandwiches-before-noon-plus-all-other-meals-a-day I'm doing good now. Ready to start growing again. [=] Aite, pz.

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