(side note: Usher’s “DJ Got Us Falling in Love Again” is blasting from one of my housemate’s rooms – now “G6” haha).
Three of my housemates are Germans, one is French, and one is from Turkey. I felt as though my apartment was really beginning to be my home when I claimed a shelf in the fridge (though as of right now the only food that I have is orange juice) and when my chores for the week were put on my door. What do I have to do this week? Dishes, oven and stove top cleaning, of course! I should probably find the cleaning supplies…
-- Now I’ve been here for about 5 days but it feels like much longer! I am familiar with the city, at least the parts that I frequent. My housemates are really nice and speak German with me (but were kind enough to explain the internet to me in English).
My language intensive course started today (my classes will start in another 2-3 weeks). We are learning German (obviously) but we get to do a lot of fun things while we are doing so, for example, tomorrow we have a “City Rally” where you have to go around and find different parts of the city and ask people there questions (auf Deutsch!). Getting used to using the language everywhere without simply sitting in a classroom and memorizing vocab and grammar charts is always a good idea, in my opinion.
Today I waiting in line trying to get tickets to the Freiburg-Munich soccer game here, but they sold out way too quickly. Oh well, I will try to get tickets to a different game.
One weird thing about Germany: You don’t think about the fact that all the awards shows and major sporting events in America are on TV at American-friendly times. I was invited to an Academy Awards watching party that began at 2am this morning because 7 hours earlier it would be 7pm in CST.
I’m safe and healthy in Germany.
I can understand most everything that people are saying!
I’m still a bit nervous when I have to speak in German (grammar rules, ahh!) but it is already getting better.
I think I’m really going to like it here.
Yes, I ate schnitzel my first meal in Germany.