My best friend and I decided we were long overdue for a girls’ weekend. She and I have known each other since the age of 2, and it’s insane how well we complement each other. After the last stretch of years of just skyping and phoning (due to the time difference and continental divide), it was like we had never parted!
After visiting Colmberg for about a week in October 2013, I took a rideshare eastward and had a lovely weekend with my friend A. I’ve missed her so much since she moved from Berlin… walking through her old district where we used to live is just a bit emptier… ah well, such is life and I seized the opportunity to see a dear friend and a new city!
After graduating end of September 2013 and picking up my diploma rather unceremoniously early October (I gave the woman at the admin office a huge hug, full of excitement and pride for having accomplished this truly impossible feat, and she was like “What are you doing? You know I have nothing to do with this, I just sign the papers.” So German.), I set off to travel!
I did a week-long internship in the field of translation, website building and politics. Of all places, it was nestled in the quaint little village (is there a word for a group of houses smaller than a village? haha) of Colmberg in Bavaria (southern Germany, what used to be the Kingdom of Bavaria), about an hour’s drive westward of Nürnberg. (Oops, Nuremberg in English.)
Well, I ended up not making the deadline for the Songs for Peace Contest. Damn. I thought it was Dec 31st but must have been wrong. Oh well. Just for the hell of it – and the small chance that I could possibly make the cut and drastically change my life – I decided to mail in a DVD entry to compete on “The Voice”.
Here’s my cover of “Turn Me On” which Norah Jones covered. I figured doing one popular song would be a good way for them to compare me to others. The other piece I entered was one I wrote, Time Machine.