Tuesday, March 17, 2009

hello from Deutschland

hello from Germany. the land of wursts, beers, and Guten Tag (good day). Yes, in Germany again to visit my frog and did a little visit up to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Have been lost in translation... While in Amsterdam, went for a french movie with Dutch translation and last night, went for a medieval play of Daniel that was in Latin with German subtitles. haha. none in a language i can understand. fully dependent on the frog. haha. One cool thing i learn was Dutch actually meant "Deutch" which is German... so for whatever reasons, the dutch people were termed dutch cos they were Deutsch. haha. go figure.

We went to Van Gogh's museum as well as the State Museum which housed Rembrandt's work. walked around along canals, took photos and just roamed. Stayed in a B&B, house of an Irish man who has lived in Amsterdam for bout 10 years. I am betting that he is gay but not complaining cos that means tulips and daffodils in the house with fresh aromas of muffins and apple pies...

On the last way, before driving back, we went to check out wind mills.... no trips to Holland is ever complete without the windmill.... :) hehe. it was heavily cluttered with wind mills and i thought of one not too smart thought... it is quite windy today. haha... Was overall fun and when the pictures r within reach, would post some of them up...

Now, back to semblance of a normal life. will be spending this week in Germany just to chill. I think the threat is to believe that one is helpless and irrelevant outside the comfortable setting. Everything feels like they r in place and the danger is to feel useless in the setting.... reached a meltdown and then am reminded to fight for who I am. have the a secured identity that is not pegged to what's done. to a job or even a place. I am who i am because I am me....a child of God...

Yes, asking for much. and i think when thrown in uncomfortable situations. one either clings tightly to one's faith. or something else that might have a hold as stong. and it is in such situations on needs to decide to whom is their God?

Have also been thinking much bout cross cultural relationships. We bought a book about this topic and was reading it earlier. It is a hard read but I think overall good. considers all the painful hot topics like money, in laws, place of residence, sex, food, separation via divorce or death etc. haha. very real the issues. the book takes the examples of real life couples and ways they deal with it... or not.... It's real. dont think for a second that this is going to be easy. will be a very crazy move. haha. let's see. somewhere deep inside. i believe in a higher power that is orchestrating this. will leave this in that higher power hands and try to practice what i preach... to seek in Him and his righteousness and remember all things will be added unto me...

Okie. back in a few days. meantime. eat all the good food for me. i miss food. haha. okie. for whoever is reading. love u and take care in the meantime...