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2010 it was…

December 31, 2010

by Charlie

It might be the tranquility of this island and the calming effect of the Baltic Sea, which makes me realize how busy and overwhelming the last year has been for me.  But no matter where you go or what you do:

“On the road of life, it’s not where you go, but who’s by your side that makes the difference.”

This sentence has been accompanying me for quite a while and pretty much describes my last year. It was a tough one with lots of exciting, extraordinary, strange and stressful things that have happened to me and I ‘m sure I wouldn’t have made it this far without the help and support of all the people I met along this way.

There were people who created the most unbelievable memories of my life.

There were people I rather wouldn’t have met. But even they were kind of good in a way. They helped me to discover strength and self-confidence.

There was a happy reunion with an escape into a different world.

And last but not least there were old friends, who stuck with me in good and bad and I could share everything with ;-). Thank you! You know who you are.

So, let’s see who’s gonna cross my way next year. I’m looking forward to it…!

Happy New Year to everyone!

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Junk food for the mind

June 13, 2010

by Kaede

Each of us likes to relax. I think there are different ways to relax, which is necessary because there are many different types of being unrelaxed. I like to listen to music for example. But it requires some sort of concentration, so sometimes even this can be arduous. I also love reading books, I can loose myself in a good story and keep on reading for hours. Sometimes I do sports, I go shopping, I meet friends, but sometimes I just need something short and simple to distract my mind from brooding. So I watch TV- series! I am not a TV- junkie, I do not like soap operas or the new telenovelas or other daily TV- shows, I just like well- made series with interesting characters and exciting plots. I want to present some series I like to those people who sometimes need simple entertainment just like me.

You will notice that I do not prefer a special genre and that most series are quite old but I am sure that they are still very entertaining.

DEXTER_This is absolutely not for everybody since the main character is a serial killer. It is extremely exciting in a morbid way. I think it is also very well made, I like the colors and the editing.

DR. HOUSE_I guess almost everybody knows Dr. House by now. His cynical character appears to be very attractive to women and men. Unfortunately I didn‘t watch the latest seasons but I hope I will catch up soon.

LIFE_This one I discovered some weeks ago and I think it‘s great. It is a crime-drama series like CSI but with an intensive focus on the characters. I actually cannot understand why it was dropped just after two seasons because I think it is quite innovative and really well made. All main actors did a great job and I love the music! Unfortunately I cannot find the soundtrack.

BUFFY- THE VAMPIRE SLAYER_Well, Buffy…this was probably the very first series I watched passionately…my first love so to speak. Back then many people thought it was just about vampires and ugly monsters, but it was so much more. It was about growing up, about love, about friendship, about life. The characters were so real and likable. I am sure that it was an important source of inspiration for many authors in the past years. Joss Whedon created „Buffy“ already in the late 80‘s. I consider him a genius, he had great, innovative ideas which were emulated afterwards.

BOSTON LEGAL_It is so much fun watching Danny Crane and Alan Shore in the courtroom. The story is also heart- warming considering the friendship between the two men.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER_This sitcom is about young adults around 30. It is a more modern version of „Friends“.

CALIFORNICATION_To see David Duchovny in such a role was an odd experience in the beginning (I also watched „The X-files“ when I was younger), but you get used to it soon. I think you can say that “Californication“ is like “Sex and the city“ but for men.

If you know other television series that are similar to these, please tell me.


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Movie-Week I

April 5, 2010

by Charlie:

lights, camera, action!

This week we would like to put the spotlight on our most favorite movies. Movies we love. Movies that made us laugh or moved us to tears. Movies that excited us or simply entertained because this is what pictures on a flat screen can do to you (and beyond…)

Movies let you escape into a different world. They can take you to places you sometimes can’t imagine. Movies can introduce you to people you probably wouldn’t meet in real life or they even mirror real life. You can learn from a movie, get inspired or simply let the images wash over you. Braincandy, as J. would say 😉

The best way to lose yourself in a movie is in an old tiny theatre with black and white pictures on the wall and really cozy seats upholstered with red velvet.

Here is a choice of some movies I dearly love.

1. “Notting Hill” – this is the funniest comedy love story I know. I love this movie. The end is quite cheesy but Spike is hilarious. Just picture him with his goggles… .

2. “Some Like It Hot” – a brilliant MM and the best dressed men in women’s clothing ever! Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis are the comparison of hilarious!

3. “The Bridges Of Madison County” – how I love this movie!!! I could watch it over and over again. The chemistry between Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood is visible! Almost touchable. Their acting, their expression. You could watch this movie without dialogs. It’s simply overwhelming.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bClztu2xao

4. “Into The Wild”– what a tragic but yet so revealing story. Emile Hirsch is magnificent!

5. “Chocolat” – this movie is seduction with chocolate. You can almost smell the scents that come out of the chocolaterie and by the end of the movie you almost feel the gusty north wind on your face.Make sure you have some delicacies within reach when watching it.


6. Breakfast at Tiffany’s– a bittersweet love story (and for my taste with a pretty cheesy ending  but who doesn’t fall in love with Holly Golightly??

7. “The Birds” – pure suspense. Mr. Hitchcock at its best.

8. “Twilight “– OK, I admit it! But the actual reason I like this movie (I don’t love it! I like it!) is that it led me to some really new and inspiring things… . (Ain’t gonna tell you here, though 😉 ) And this is reason enough for me to add it to this list…

9. The next two on my list are no movie as you can see. But these two series have been joining me now for years.  The witty and funny and hilarious and inspiring dialogs are unique. I’ve watched “Friends” and “Gilmore Girls” countless times and some lines have become a real running gag and inside joke amongst GH and me. If you ever need something to cheer you up just watch “Friends” and if there is a need for quick and eloquent speaking go with the GG. No one beats them!

1. “Notting Hill” – this is the funniest comedy love story I know. I love this movie. The end is quite cheesy but “Spike” is hilarious. Just picture him with his goggles… .

2. “Some Like It Hot” – a brilliant MM and the best dressed men in women’s clothing ever!  Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis are the comparison of hilarious!

3. “The Bridges Of Madison County” – how I love this movie!!! I could watch it over and over again. The chemistry between Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood is visible! Almost touchable. Their acting, their expression. You could watch this movie without dialogs. It’s simply overwhelming.

4. “Into The Wild”– what a tragic but yet so revealing story. Emile Hirsch is magnificent!

5. “Chocolat” – this movie is seduction with chocolate. You can almost smell the scents that come out of the chocolaterie and by the end of the movie you almost feel the gusty north wind on your face.

Make sure you have some delicacies within reach when watching it J

6. “Breakfast at Tiffany‘s” –  a bittersweet love story (and for my taste with a pretty cheesy ending  but who doesn’t fall in love with Holly Golightly??!

7. “The Birds” – pure suspense. Mr. Hitchcock as its best.

8. “Twilight “– OK, I admit it! But the actual reason I like this movie (I don’t love it! I like it!) is that it led me to some really new and inspiring things… . (Ain’t gonna tell you here, though 😉 )

9. The next two on my list are no movie as you can see. But these two series have been joining me now for years.  The witty and funny and hilarious and inspiring dialogs are unique. I’ve watched “Friends” and “Gilmore Girls” countless times and some lines have become a real running gag and inside joke amongst GH and me.  If you ever need something to cheer you up just watch “Friends” and if there is a need for quick and eloquent speaking go with the GG. No one beats them!