Montag, 30. Juli 2007

G´day mates... :)

It´s nearly time to say goodbye. I booked my flight for the 5th of August from Düsseldorf to Bangkok until the 21th of September. There are still a few things to do and I was working a bit during the last days so I acutally still can´t believe that I´m leaving in 6 days...
I don´t have any specific plans until now. I just know that I wanna see Thailand and Malaysia - and if there´s still enough time maybe Laos or Cambodscha. But today I met a guy who´s running a hotel on the Philippines, so maybe I even go there...

I want you to know that I´m not going to write any mass mails (besides in German for my parents and my relatedness) so you guys have to check out my blog to see any pics and to read how I´m doing in southeast asia. I think that´s more comfortable for everyone.

It would be great to get some comments back or even mail from you guys! I´m always happy to hear from you. If someone wants to write me an email:
I know, it doesn´t really fit any more, but Thailand and Malaysia are at least near down under ;)

Mittwoch, 18. Juli 2007

I´m going to Thailand!!!!!

I did it!
I booked my flight to Thailand! I fly out on the 5th of August and fly back on the 21 of September... 7 weeks backpacking again! Unfortunatly Maia ´s not joining me this time. So I gonna go on my own...
As soon as I planned my route I let you know! If someone has been there and has some really good tipps, let me know.

Freitag, 13. Juli 2007


I´m done....
A week ago I wrote my last exam!!! It wasn´t as good as it could have been, but it was alright...
Now I am celebrating for nearly a week :)
Besides that everythings alright. I still didn´t plan my holidays but hopefully everythings gonna work. Until then I enjoy the summer in Germany, visit Rabea (my old mate from Australia) in Bremen, work a bit and go to uni again for a week :(

Montag, 9. Juli 2007

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '97


If I could offer you only one tip for the future, "sunscreen" would be it.

The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists,

whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

I will dispense this advice NOW!

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth.

Oh, never mind.

You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded.

But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.

You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future.
Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.

The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind,

The kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.


Don't be reckless with other people's hearts.
Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don't waste your time on jealousy.
Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.

The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive.

Forget the insults.

If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters.

Throw away your old bank statements.


Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life.
The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives.
Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees.

You'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll divorce at 40.

Maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.

Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much,

or berate yourself either.

Your choices are half chance.

So are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body.
Use it every way you can.

Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it.

It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.


Even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines.

They will only make you feel ugly.

"Brother and sister together we'll make it through,
Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there
I know that you're hurting but I've been waiting there for you
and I'll be there just helping you out
whenever I can..."

Get to know your parents.

You never know when they'll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings.

They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go,

but with a precious few you should hold on.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get,

the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in "New York City" once, but leave before it makes you hard.

Live in "Northern California" once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths:
Prices will rise.

Politicians will philander.

You, too, will get old.

And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young,

prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you.

Maybe you have a trust fund.

Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse.

But you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy,

but be patient with those who supply it.

Advice is a form of nostalgia.

Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal,

wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

"Brother and sister together we'll make it through,
Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there
I know that you're hurting but I've been waiting there for you
and I'll be there just helping you out
whenever I can..."

Everybody's Free, Everybody's Free

To Feel Good!