Lena – Liebe meines Lebens

I have decided to improve my German listening and speaking skills seeing as I need a B in my A Level and the exam is in June so I better start now. I came to the conclusion that the best way to learn would be to listen to the language, along with reading it. Therefore I began searching the world wide web.

ZDF.de has always been a great asset to me. I have only used it for listening to the news, which we often do in class. Having been in Germany and watching the channel, I knew that they had various programmes. I started to flick through the pages, and found a show that was in today’s TV guide. The show was called Lena – Liebe meines Lebens (Lena – love of my life). I thought this sounded quite interesting.

ZDF has an archive, so I searched through, found episode 1 and pressed play.

I don’t exactly know what I was expecting, maybe some kind of teen – young adult drama. Light hearted and such. I found that it’s sort of like a soap opera, and I don’t mean like  British soap operas (Eastenders, Coronation Street e.t.c) it was like an American soap opera (Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our lives) and everyone knows that entails the trademark dramatic music which changes every other minute, and the dramatic close up shots.
Most of the time I find these type of shows nauseas, and I think that might be because we don’t have shows like this in England. Ours are more normal. Although it was set up like this, I decided to continue watching, and I found it pretty good.
The story line is about a sort of happy-go-lucky girl called Lena, and the story focuses on her family life, and also the other main character David and his family life. They merge and it just goes through the story line. Like Lena’s fathers affair, her boyfriend and his desire to keep her at home with his son. While with David his grandmothers health, and his father’s desire to have the huge house they live in.
I haven’t personally seen a show like it, and I really like how it slowly develops. It doesn’t really rush into anything. And though the music may get a bit crazy at times, they play a few snippets of good songs. In the 2nd episode I heard a little bit of “sex is on fire”, so it can be nice at times.
I also like that it is set in Cologne, and it really emphasises the beauty of Cologne’s surrounding area, along with the city. With scenes like Lena riding around on her bicycle.

It is going to be strange to me for a long time because British soap operas are so dark and lame:

You can just tell from comparing those two pictures how different soap operas clearly are in different countries.  

Well I think I am going to continue watching Lena, it is quite interesting and I must say that the characters aren’t too shabby:

😀

 Catch my flow.  XD

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To Kindle or not to Kindle.

Seeing as the Amazon Kindle is one of the bigger things going around right now. And I being a very avid reader of books, have come to the crossroads in which I have to decide whether I should get one or not.

Therefore I have decided to make a list as to why I should get a Kindle, and why I shouldn’t get a Kindle.

To get a Kindle:

  • Easier to carry around then some books.
  • Can have the internet – pretty useful
  • Not too bad to look at
  • I can carry all my books at once
  • Not as durable as a book.
  • Cheaper on the whole
  • The classics are free

To not get a Kindle:

  • I like the feel of the pages and the full weight of the book.
  • A book can prove to be a good weapon
  • Nobody wants to steal a book
  • They are special
  • Can be signed.
  • Sometimes the e-book is more expensive then the physical book.
  • Can be shared

I think the idea of a Kindle is better than the actual thing. Like the ability to have your whole library of books in one little machine that doesn’t take up too much room is great. Though a Kindle would reduce the amount of books published, and this may somewhat save trees, it wouldn’t be the same as having the real deal. Having that fresh book smell, and feeling the rough edges and embossed title.
Therefore I doubt I’ll be asking for a Kindle this year, but maybe in a couple of years, when the actual book isn’t as important to me. Or I have the desire to carry around the free classics rather than carrying around several books. Which would make sense when I am in Uni, studying English Literature.
What I would have to decided next is whether I would want the wifi or wifi and 3G version.

At The End Of The Day

I didn’t win the election XD. Suprisingly I don’t mind that much, which I didn’t expect. Maybe because I wasn’t that bothered about it in the beginning, and I have other things to do. Such as the EPQ, which is “Extended Project Qualification”. So for that I have to write an essay about something I find interesting. I’m looking forward to it, thinking of doing something involving English and Literature. I have to give that a lot of thought. Then along with that, there is my personal statement that I have to write. I still don’t even know what I am supposed to do with that. I am soooo clueless.

What I have been trying for the last month is to get a job, and I am failing miserably. Nobody seems to want me, and I feel like I am filling out the applications completely wrong XD. Even though I have no experience beside 2 weeks at New! Magazine.

I have applied to John Lewis, Best Buy, Mcdonalds and even Hobby Craft, which i am extremely qualified for, since i have an art GCSE, and i know a lot about craft. It’s a shame really, since i didnt even get a rejection letter.

I dont know how people handle it, if i just had some experience I could easily get a job, but if you dont have experience you can’t ever get a job. Unless someone pitied me.

I just want something to do, i like working, thats why i apply to things like student union and EPQ, because i think i can do the job well. That’s why i became a senior prefect, and i think that is the one time i have lucked out, since i was picked out of everyone in my year, and their were only 12 places. I think i did the job very well, which is probably how I got into the college i am currently in.

I think the most important thing now, for this summer, is to just get a really good personal statement out of me, so i can manage some how to get into the university of my choice. I really hope that i can at least win this fight.

Because really at the end of the day, i work hard, and i hope its hard enough.

My Decision

Well a couple of weeks back I made the decision to attempt to join my colleges student union. The main reasons for this to get some good info to put in my statement, and I decided last year to try new things. Which is how I ended up writing an application form for the junior apprentice, and getting an interview. But that’s another story.

 I went to the little meeting last Wednesday, to see what it was all about, and the positions going. There were about 40 people there for 20 positions, I was already dreading it. I decided the best way of actually getting the chance to be part of the union was to go for a job that nobody would want to do. At the time this was community and welfare officer. Then today I noticed a poster, for this position, by a girl named Beth, who quit my German class in the first few weeks. Now I don’t want to lose to a quitter, but I do not want to make posters. 😦 I know I am seriously lazy, and this is heightened by the fact that they don’t sell Microsoft publisher with the Microsoft pack thing. So i have to go to school and do it!! Plus do i really want my face plastered over the walls of college? Anyway since I have a horrible 4 hours in college for no reason, I shall do it then, and slyly hang up some posters. Lets hope I win, and I can be happy =]

I do know something about this little election, that people really do go all out. There is currently a poster up for a presidential candidate called Manou, and he has “obamanised” his face. I think it is pretty creative, and it looked like a lot of hard work. Then there is this other one and its a girl in a cow suit, and she said “I will do mooore” as she is a cow. My friends and I had a debate whether it is smart or stupid, since you can’t actually say “more” while saying “moo” like a cow. Then there was the interesting poster as I walked into the girls bathroom there was a male presidential poster, which was confusing how it got there. But this poster said “I eat cows for breakfast.” Now what is this all about cows?

First it was Fearne riding a cow, what next?

I just hope I don’t end up regretting not campaigning with force. Beth isn’t trying that hard. I hate Beth. Kill joy.

Auf Wiedersehen

x Saiduck 😉 lool

p.s. I am starting to love this
and Vote for Manou XD, if I get the job I will “think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” quoted!!

My Wednesday Out

Part of the decor
Part of the decor

 I used the word debonair today, well I didn’t say it out loud it was more like; “makes me seem more debonair” in my silent meeting between myself and my brain, which by my standards is a completely different person. It was all after the night before, and the fact that I think of myself as a philosopher, to some degree. This is because of the fact that I spend all of my free time thinking about random stuff.

You see I went to this school party last night, who knows why it was on a Wednesday night, but lets just say a lot of people turned up without a couple inhibitions. I still find it confusing how children barely legal to buy cigarettes manage to get their hands on alcohol, and exactly where their parents are?
As I said to a girl who was not fully their last night; “I have a happy liver” =], since I have never drank a drop, and what annoys me is I have to say why: Well it tastes disgusting; exactly what it is; poison.
I still don’t understand why people need chemicals to enjoy a party. There was a guy who was OBVIOUSLY drunk, and he lit his cigarette the wrong way, I was like seriously?

So anyway this party had a theme “geeks vs gangsters” I was quite worried about this theme since they have nothing to do with each other, but alas I was proven wrong. The geeks (male) were very well dressed with the braces and the glasses (courtesy of disney-pixar 3D  films) also high wasted trousers. Than it got really weird, and  quite confusing: Because since when did “geek” mean that you like a lady of the night. I’m just saying, because that’s what a lot of girls looked like last night. The trade mark high socks, high heels, and butt clutching skirt. Of course their were smart girls, in normal geek cliche attire. Though I don’t know what some people were thinking.

We had a pretty good DJ (one of the late night ones from Choice FM), so that made it more enjoyable, and they had authentic cocktails (virgin) which were pretty good. Since I didn’t want to go to bed at 1 o’clock that night, and I had school in the morning I left with my friend Helena, at 10:30. Their were only 4 of us going on that train at 10:30 which I thought was really weird. Might I add we were all completely sober =] since we are good children xD.

2 out of the 4 of us.
2 out of the 4 of us.

Overall the night was great =]

I actually love college life which I didn’t expect. I especially love my German lessons with my german support teacher; Mirjam. She is amazing =] and we torture her with questions about her boyfriend. It really just ends up as a session in which we begin by talking about anorexia and end up talking about Nena and her song 99 luftballoons =]
So if I was really random in this blog it’s because I am a newbie, and I just write what I think =]

 And it’s not okay to be tipsy

Sid x