The Beach and the Ocean Sucks

I was once watching a documentary about animals when they started talking about a guy who had a 3-inch fish stuck inside the shaft of his penis. Ever since then, I’ve never been more interested in watching Megastructures on repeat for the past year and a half. Thanks National Geographic. The ocean can suck a…

A Beginner’s Guide to Dancing on your Enemy’s Grave

I’ll be honest, I live in a dumpy part of town in Indonesia’s capital and typically spend my days contemplating which would be easier: running to the grocery store or committing suicide. Hell, the only reason I’m still around probably has something to do with me not knowing how to work a handgun. But that’s…

I hate Old Ladies

Article contains strong language and most of you will probably find this offensive, especially if you’re an old lady (I think). Do you sometimes ever hate someone so much that your face boils up to a crumpling anger and every single pore fills up with detest? Well, I get that feeling, especially when I’m around…

Living in Hamburg during G20

It is that time of the year, where world leaders gather together and discuss about the series of accusations the state has put upon them. Of course, the main highlights are Turkey’s Erdogan, Russia’s main man; Putin and America’s Donald Trump. Although these men feel safe and sound inside their gold-laden palace, shaking hands with…

Why People Develop Better in Co-Working Spaces

It’s not your ordinary day at the office, especially when you’re working alongside 5 other firms that have absolutely no business with what you’re doing. In a study conducted by officevibe.com, they found out that 40% of freelancers, temps and sole proprietorships make up the co-working space population. So what’s the big fuss about? Firstly,…

What to learn a language? Be Proactive

Why immersing yourself in the language is the best way to learn There are plenty of ways to learn a language, as I found out from living 4 months in Hamburg, Germany. First and foremost, I do have to mention that my German is still not the best and I do recommend people to take…

Getting Killed by an Animal is a Badass Way to Die

WARNING: The following article was written by an amateur comedy writer who is extremely underqualified, a loner, antisocial, fuck you, has a long history of roofing himself in bars, neurotic and is therefore the perfect person for the job. Caution is advised. I was reading through some news the other day when I stumbled upon…

I ride the metro without paying for a ticket

Most of the time or perhaps maybe all the time, but hear me out. I also know that this is a blog dedicated to languages and German culture (in my mind this is related to German culture), but all jokes aside, I ride for free on the S-Bahn/U-Bahn. For those that don’t know, they are…

5 Tips For Learning a New Language

Choose the language that you are/will interested in Learning a new language will be harder when you get older, but that doesn’t mean that old people cannot learn! Once you’ve decided to learn a new language, you have to be fully committed to it. You have to practice it every single day. Therefore, if you…

Translators vs Interpreters – What does your business need?

Linguist, Iciar Gomez conducted a mini social experiment whereby she asked several people if they knew the difference between an interpreter and a translator and the results were shocking – and no, that was not a hyperbole – but also understandable. It turns out that a lot of people have a hard time distinguishing the…

The Failure of Daimler & Chrysler – and what we can learn from it

It was supposed to be the ideal merger and acquisition – two conglomerates of the car manufacturing industry combining into 1 giant engine of the automotive industry. But what looked liked an ideal partnership turned into what business experts regard to as a “fiasco”. It was the 7th of May 1998. Daimler executive Jürgen Schrempp…