Monday, July 6, 2009

so ist das leben

I'm sitting here watching Man vs Wild in german and I thought that I would write a blog post.
I have been pretty busy the last 2 months. I have done so many things and I cant really remember all of them. But my time here in germany is coming to an end. I only have about 10 days to go at the time of writeing this. I get a really weird feeling in my stomach when I think that ill be home soon! I have been gone for 10 months!uhh..its just weird....i know that I keep rambling on and saying the same thing..but I cant help it!

So ill just talk about some topics that you all might find interesting.

I am pleased with my language skills and my progression throughout the year. I understand pretty much everything said to me. I am now (finally) starting to grasp the terrible unmerciful German grammer. Im kind of disapointed that I didnt get it earlier... but it almost happened all at one. I had, in the words of Samuel L Jackson, a moment of clarity. Eine Moment der Erleuchtung. I literaly woke up one day and thought...oh! Now I get it! I still do make mistakes, but im much more confident when I speak.

Im also pleased with my school progess. I got an average of 2.27 on my report card... It goes from 1-6.. (1 best 6 worst) So I think I did pretty good! I ended up not failing any of my classes. It went as follows. Physics- 4, Politics – 3, Bio – 3, German – 2, Religion – 2, Math – 3, English – 1, Art -1, Gym – 2, History – 1, Chemistry – 3. So I'll continue into the 11th grade next year.

Germany Overall
Hmm. Well. Im glad I came here. I think ill even come back! I would love to be fluent in german, so I think that between highschool and college, I will make another exchange year. But im kind of stuck and im not sure wether I should do it again in germany, or in a spanish speaking country. Because then I could speak spanish! And experience another culture. But I have two years to think about so remember to check this blog ;)

These last few months have been really awesome though...especially this last month. Ive done so many things! I can really barley remember it now.

Here is some highlights.
My friends gave me a surprise going away party
Visited berlin again
BMX World Championchip
Saw Handel

And on top of that, I have been doing something almost everyday! Its really great just hanging out with friends, enjoying my last weeks ( and now days) in germany.
Das leben ist schön.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Its been a while

It has been quite a while since my last post...but i do have an excuse...i havent had internet! for the past 5 weeks, my house has been without i have to use the internet at a bank! but i will get it sometime next week and ill try to make a big post! I only have about 10 days left untill i come home! wow...scary...
but yes...i just wanted to let you all know that i wasnt dead.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


So made this video a while back in german and posted here.. and i fianly got around to putting subtitles in..
i hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

School. and more

My classes are starting to write our finals now because the year is coming to the end. My school ends june 26, but since we have differnt classes everyday, we need to write all the finals now, because classes often fall out.
I have already written Religion, which i got a 3 in. im actually quite pleased. A 3 in the equivalent to a C. i wrote Bio today and i think that i either did well, or failed it. It could go either way.

Tomorrow i write english, and friday math. I hope english doesnt give me to much of a problem. Otherwise im in trouble.
As for math, our topic is Probability and Statistics. This theme understand i pretty good. As long as there arent too many surprises, ill do ok.

Next weekend, ill be heading somewhere and meeting with AFS. Ill see some people from my language course and im pretty pumped. Ill post some picturs

And i'll be home relatively soon! In under 70 days. I dont know what to think! Das ist doch wunderbar! ich sehe meine familie wieder! and then Aber nee! ich habe deutschland noch nicht voll erlebt!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dresden Pictures

Eating a Pulverturm!

WAnderer who asked for some cash

Crazy Treppe

4000 Euro Porcelain Parrot

Zug der Konig

Frauen Kirche

Friday, April 17, 2009

On saturday, i drove to with Thomas and Leo to Hannover for the day. We saw a professional soccer game! It took about 2 hours to get up there. and it was an awesome day. The weather has been really great lately.

It was Hannover against Berlin. We didn't really care who won but i ended up rooting for Berlin because i bought i hat while i was there, so i had something to represent my team :)

A couple of goals, an amazing amount of yellow cards, and thousands of screaming fans laters, i left the stadium with my hat crumpled in my hand. Berlin had lost.

Anyyyyway. The atmosphere was great. It was alot of fun watching the game and just wathcing all the fans. Our side was primarily Berliners and when hannover had a cornerkick in our side, everyone starting screaming/giving the middle finger at him.
Im sad that i didnt have my camera. I would love to go see another game!

So i really want to do some traveling. I have been to hannover, berlin, frankfurt, and cologne. But i didnt see much of frankfurt. i definitely want to go back! And i would love to go to Munich! I want to see what its all about. I want to experience "typisch Deutschland" and see Bavaria! where lederhosen is the only type of clothing,where beer is easier to find than water,and where i cant understand a thing cause Ive never learned Bayerisch! ;)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I have been in germany for 7 months.
Here are my thoughts at the moment...not really thoughts...just things.

I went to the movies today. I understand the majority of the film. IM quite happy.

Im not sure what im going to do with my life but maybe something with germany might be where im headed. But dont hold me to it.

Turkische Pizzas are one of the most delicious things i have eaten in this entire year. If your going to germany, make sure to hit up a Doner Laden and get some.

Im starting track next week! Its a good thing to because im really out of shape. I havent done much in the way of excercise this entire year. Im also continueing tennis! I also just got a 1 month free trial at our local gym! pretty cool!

My grades are up and down. I can never rely on myself to do good on a test. The past few weeks have been pretty good though. I'm dreading the next few weeks in school though. Ive got 2 hour tests in everyclass that i have. I dont know how im going to manage.

So i created an email because alot of kids that got the CBYX scholarship are stumbling upon this blog. So if you have any questions, email me at

I wasnt sure what to write about. so i simply wrote. give me ideas of something to write about.