I'm putting on my best "serious newscaster" face.

Touring Deutsche Welle TV Station

I'm putting on my best "serious newscaster" face.

I’m putting on my best “serious newscaster” face.

A friend of mine works at Deutsche Welle, a German state-funded media station covering TV, radio, podcasts and articles. I was thrilled to have an inside peek behind the scenes, and honoured that he was so generous with his time to show me around! I have to admit… after the fun I had on the green screen for the HTW videos, I’ve secretly been longing to collaborate on a project again – not necessarily to be in front of the camera, but just to work on something. :-)

As luck would have it, I’m headed back to the station again tonight – but this time into the basement for a jam session!

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It was bigger than I remembered. (My new flat in Berlin)

It was bigger than I remembered from looking at it more than a fortnight ago, the private rooftop terrace off my room. I was dancing around yesterday, partially inside amongst the furniture and bags strewn about haphazardly and partially on the terrace where the looming belltowers from the Catholic church next door could stare down at me with distaste.

I was giddy about my new flat and high on potato salad. Yes, potato salad. I was feeling German.

the ornate dream catcher in front of the window by my bed.

the ornate dream catcher in front of the window by my bed.

i "bought" it for a trade - three Überraschungseier! (Little chocolate-covered eggs that have suprise toys inside.) What a bargain!

i “bought” it for a trade – three Überraschungseier! (Little chocolate-covered eggs that have suprise toys inside.) What a bargain!

I won’t reveal my whereabouts the past months, or past year. I won’t whinge about my life being unstable or not getting the “dream job” or an ex-boyfriend or two marring the course of my fate. All I will say is that I’m damn happy to be working a 9-to-5 and living a somewhat normal life. I have a nice roommate. I have loads of space to do yoga and art projects. I have a steady income and nice co-workers, and some parts of my work are even so mindless that I can listen to documentaries/podcasts/audio books/whatever while I get things done.

I’m really happy with where I’m at right now. This is exactly what I need during this phase of my life.

Anyways, without further ado — the inofficial tour of my room. These will hence be known as “the before pictures” as I have heaps of ideas for decoration and arrangement.

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Street art in Berlin Kreuzberg

I’m so excited to move on July 1st…. not only is my new roommate super nice and chilled out, and the flat itself is amazing (more in a separate post, after I move in), but the district I’ll be in is funky and fab: KREUZBERG!

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Isn’t the detail on his face amazing? I mean, this is truly inspiring modern Monet :-)

street art berlin kreuzberg
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More Berliner Street Art

Okay, I guess I just like to colour outside the lines :-) I didn’t know how much I took the street art and graffiti in Berlin for granted until I spent some time in Minnesota. Now that I’m back in Berlin, I’m stopping to smell every rose (literally) and snap pictures of every cute little piece of street art I see.

Here’s part two :-)

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