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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

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