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10 May 2005 @ 06:10 pm
from münchen  
hallo all! here is an update from deutschland, münchen, jedermann hotel. linux, mozilla and the keyboard here are all extremely foreign to me, which explains the perhaps rather impersonal way i am typing. the keys are all in weird different places i am used to... for example, i cannot find the apostrophe and the "at" sign key. okay, i think i just found the apostrophe key. now i'm sure i've found it. haha. the time here is 5.55pm currently... it's minus six hours of singapore time, so it should be about 11.51pm back at home. it's colder than we expected here, especially when it's supposed to be summer, but it's still acceptable lah. miss you guys back in singapore, and i keep finding myself wishing that one or the other or the whole lot of you all were here with me too, 'cos nobody to play with me and do crazy things with me... wish my sis were here. by the way, there's only one computer with internet that is free and usable in this hotel, and it's downstairs at the reception area, and sometimes people will queue up to use it, so i have limited time here. sorry i won't be commenting and replying comments for a while or even blog-surfing out of livejournal 'cos those are way too time-consuming.

today, we went to visit the concentration camp at dachau. the place reminded me a whole lot like the scenes in schindler's list (which we didn't manage to finish watching the other time, hehe, "you go straight to prison..."). you know, the place where the prisoners had to ji2 he2 in the morning and do their medical check-ups and row calls and stuff like that? and i also saw the gas chamber and a whole lot else. it's hardly imaginable to me that such horrors really took place; it seems surreal. and there were stuff all over which said "nie wieder", which means "never again" in german. and i really wonder, will the human will really make this horror never to happen again? when people enter conflicts, places like dachau and ausschwitz etc. probably fly outta their minds at the very first moment. alright, this is not all, but i guess i shall hafta stop here 'cos i suspect somebody's waiting behind me and smoking MY lungs out and making weird coughing noises to tell me he's there.

tomorrow, we shall be taking a train from munich to salzburg in austria. we'll prolly be staying in this hotel another one or two more days before we go somewhere else. and after that, internet connection will no longer be guaranteed. i just wanted to say that german guys are really very cute. and gerald, you wanted more, so much of this entry is for you, haha. as for senny and yn, sorry i got no time to reply your smses at the moment 'cos a cute david beckham (from the back) lookalike is waiting to use it. take care. :)
long_si on May 10th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
Eh but why you go to Germany leh...dun tell me for immersion meh?
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on May 11th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
then why you go to germany also leh? of course for holiday lah, nan dao for work meh? haha. i went with my parents lah... told you i was too anti-social for immersion. budden, i do keep on wishing that there was somebody else here who could speak german with me, but also understands both english and mandarin. it'd be so much funner... 'cos i can't speak german to my parents, and not enough confidence to anyhow start conversations with other people, so i only use really basic stuff like danke, 'schuldigung etc. so boring hor. but although i can't manage my own conversations in german, i think i've become kinda adept at eavesdropping! i'm getting really good at catching snatches of other people's conversations... even if not my own. haha.
long_si on May 11th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
Have fun!
And buy more chocolates here. They're goooood.
sleepysnail on May 11th, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
schindler list
i had this movie, but i juz couldn't force myself to watch it because of its black and white.. haha
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on May 11th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
Re: schindler list
wah lau. you had or you have?!?! if you still have it, lend me!!! xl yn zq and me all wanna watch!
the doobfemdog on May 21st, 2005 07:46 am (UTC)
Re: schindler list
actually my sis has the (pirated) vcd.
joannejoooanne on May 11th, 2005 05:47 am (UTC)
Am glad I caught you on msn before you logged off. :) Missya! And shiet Germany sounds like a lot of fun! Maybe I should travel to Germany when I'm in Copenhagen! :)

Come back soon!
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on May 11th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
you should! :) i guess since you have an entire term there, you'll have a whole lot more time to travel here and there... must make use of all that time!
unblurunblur on May 12th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
be sure to come back with nice photos! :)
alas currently mein deutsch ist gut sehr nicht!
and i hope i got it correct
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on May 13th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
Re: hallo!
currently dein deutsch ist sehr lousy! haha... that's correct :p actually it should have been "...sehr schlecht" oder "nicht so gut" or something. :)
the doobfemdog on May 21st, 2005 07:46 am (UTC)
hey yes i do agree that german guys are SO bloody cute.
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on May 25th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
now wait, which german guy are you smitten with?
the doobfemdog on May 31st, 2005 07:13 am (UTC)
the exchange students during year two lo, who else.