an unimpulsive theme
Germany 2013-2014

Hi guys, I am Ali. I am a 17 year old exchange student from the USA! I am here in Germany with the Speedwell Scholarship and i am one of the writers for the exchange student collumn in the Lititz Record newspaper. I am currently living in Bremen, Germany with my host family. This is my 11th grade year of highschool at home and instead im spending it abroad with the organiyation AFS. This blog will show my journey here! I am always here to help and answer your questions. ♥ :-)

terneergeslagen: Hi ali, I was wondering, when should one give their host family the gifts they brought for them? When they get picked up from the airport? When they get home? Or should one wait for an occasion like Christmas or a birthday?

Hey girl! So what I would recommend is giving one gift now. Depending on how many you brought with. Give them something that you think is really cool now, or if you brought candies or something like that, give that to them. And save the rest for Christmas and New Years and birthdays and Easter etc. You can always have your parents send you more things as well throughout the year to give to your host fam, but that can be rather expansive. I hope you have the best time of your life this year!!! Xx

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die Möglichkeit (n.)


- possibility, opportunity

Life is full of possibilities. - Das Leben ist voller Möglichkeiten.

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das ist so wunderschön

Charles Bukowski’s Top 10 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life
1. Don’t settle.“I wanted the whole world or nothing.”
2. Love yourself.“I never met another man I’d rather be. And even if that’s a delusion, it’s a lucky one.”
3. Live life to its fullest.“What is terrible is not death but the lives people live or don’t live up until their death.”
4. Don’t fear pain, without it, you can’t experience happiness.“You have to die a few times before you can really live.”
5. Be your own unique self and shamelessly express it in all you do.“It’s better to do a dull thing with style than a dangerous thing without it.”
6. You’re stronger than you think.“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside…remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.”
7. Don’t fear death.“I carry death in my left pocket. Sometimes I take it out and talk to it: “Hello, baby, how you doing? When you coming for me? I’ll be ready.”
8. Have confidence in yourself.“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts.”
9. There are much worse things than loneliness.“I wasn’t a misanthrope and I wasn’t a misogynist but I liked being alone. It felt good to sit alone in a small space and smoke and drink. I had always been good company for myself.”
10. Life happens, don’t always take it so seriously.“Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink.” 

Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted “forget me not”. It was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.


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Leipzig, Germany: Monument for the Battle of the Nations

Franconia (Germany)
The thing about the Germans is that they’re Germans - Gary Lineker (via durmmies)

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Königssee, Germany

Home safe and sound ❤

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2 days left, almost finished packing…. Wow, this year just went by in the blink of an eye. But I’m more than ready to be home again :-)