OK. I know these are a rather ugly pair of black shoes. But they were only used as my schlepping around shoes. I wouldn’t dine in a fancy restaurant in them, and did feel bad on the few occasions I wore them to Kindergarten. And the thing is, I was planning to replace them in … Continue reading These shoes ain’t meant for walkin’
Month: April 2010
Pronounced shhpealin, spielen means “to play” in German. And spielen is what kids love to do here. In fact, the playdates and what is expected of them are quite amazing. Especially when you aren’t hosting them. When we moved to a different village, I vowed to help Little T make more friends. This goal actually turned … Continue reading Spielen
During our visit back to Canada, Little T received a chicken from his Auntie M. No, not a live chicken, but with all the racquet it makes, it may as well be alive (at least then, it could have one benefit, and give me eggs). When you press this chicken’s wing, it waddles and plays … Continue reading The Chicken
During my visit back to Canada over the last 3 weeks, I was amazed at how comfortable it felt to maneuver myself around and re-connect with family and friends. Not once did I feel the reality that over a year had gone by since I was last there. One of my biggest fears in moving … Continue reading Timeless
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Returning back to Canada for a visit after being away for close to 14 months, I have become aware of a big cultural difference between Germany and Canada: the customer experience. Folks in Canada possess a natural ease while interacting with strangers in a service setting. In Germany, you will politely be greeted when you … Continue reading How y’all doing?