#wearadamnmask 2

Another few weeks have passed. COVID-19 is still going strong. Temperatures and humidity are going up, the rainy season here seems endless this year and wearing masks in this climate is not easy. But I do. Every time I go outside, even when it’s for a few minutes. I now have a drawer devoted to […]

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Snow in March?

Yesterday it was a balmy 25 degrees Celsius here. Today I wake up to rain that changed to wet snow and within a few hours it looked like this outside and the temperature was 1 (one!) degree Celsius. So I ventured outside and walked around the block. It’s really the first snowfall this season that […]

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While staying home…

It sure is a weird time. Covid-19 is sweeping over this planet. I’ve been staying home a lot-as much as possible-since the end of February. Not that there were any real restrictions here, but with almost all work-related events and obligations canceled in March, traveling abroad not being an option at the moment, it’s been […]

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Trip to Okinawa

Finally, it was Vacation Time! This year, a short 4 days/3 nights trip to Naha, Okinawa, my first time to the islands down south. It was a reunion trip with two friends from my days as a doctoral student back in New York City. Students in New York back then, now many years later, each […]

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Pinchos at Lizarran

Yesterday, I had dinner between two events at Lizarran in Shimbashi, Tokyo. A nice Spanish restaurant known for their pinchos. Suffice to say, it was excellent! A call for reservations a week in advance wasn’t early enough to get a table, so we were seated at the bar, which turned out to be just fine, […]

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Kameliendame

http://www.instagram.com/p/BsKt8hYA2MZ/ Can’t believe it’s been 40 years since this ballet premiered in Stuttgart. Back then the world renowned Stuttgart Ballet had amazing principal soloists including Marcia Haydée, Richard Cragun, Egon Madsen, Birgit Keil and a fantastic corps de ballet. Choreographer John Neumeier created this ballet, an adaptation of la Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas […]

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Year’s End Post

So 2018 is about to end. Already. This year has gone by in a flash. Especially the second half of this year has passed so quickly, I remember the end of a long, hot summer like it was a few weeks ago. During the first half of this year, I went to Munich for a […]

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Trip to Munich

As promised, here is a summary of my trip to Germany over Easter 2018. This time, I was able to get away for 6 nights and had decided to spend the entire time in Munich, Germany. I didn’t go back to the cities I lived in the past, my “hometown” of Freiburg as well as […]

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