Tuesday, December 30, 2008


A couple of other AFS'ers and I are going to be making videos about germany for everyone to see!
We're all really excited about it and we hope you are too! I will be posting a video every thursday. We're not really sure how it is going to work but it will probably have themes for each week. There will be a video every monday, tuesday, wednesday and thursday. Eventually we will have a sunday but not yet! Please let us know how you like it and what you would like to hear in it!

This is a link to where our videos will be:



Chirstmas and Pictures

Merry Christmas everyone! and happy new year. I really miss everyone this year!
Here are some pictures that i took over christmas.

Tree Decorating

In Frankfurt at Thomas's BRothers


Why is the american wearing shorts?
and no socks?

I haven't talked about this yet... Music...and TV.
Almost all music that germans listen to is american music! About every 5 song on the radio is a german one. It really makes learning german difficult when all you here is english all the time. There are some good german bands and they aren't all techno... For example, Die Ärzte, Seeed, and Peter Fox are all good bands. Die Ärzte meens The Doctors in english.

The majority of TV shows are english shows that have german voice overs. In the beginning, it was weird to see the mouths not matching the words but i'm used to it by now! Many movies in the movie theaters are english also.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Its been a while

Sorry i havent made a post in a while....i just dont have the drive to write!

and apparently my grammar/spelling skills are beginning to leave me so i would like to avoid giving people further oppurtunity to make fun of me :)

From the 23rd to the 25th, i was in Frankfurt visiting Thomas's brother. In germany, they give their presents out on the 24th///around 7 oclock.... You go up in a room and then they ring a bell when everything is ready...Ill post some pictures tomorrow and talk a little more about it... im pretty tired right now so...gute nacht!

If you want to see some written german by me...make a comment saying if you would like to see it or not..

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


On saturday we went to get a tree....here in Germany, it seems like a bigger deal....they have a specific day that they go every year and they stay at the tree farm four a couple of hours....i was there for 3 and a half hours.

We got there and then had some food....i had this thing called "suppe" or i think it was that...and it was tasted like stew...it had a huge brotwurst sitting in it...i really liked it... they had lots of tents, things for kids to do and Glühwein. The tree hasn't been set up because someone else took it home in their truck... but i here they dont put up to many decorations.

I'm sorry i haven't been posting much...im just not sure what to write about!
Vacation starts this weekend...and on friday, my class and i are taking the train to Magdeburg to go to the weihnachts maarkt. It should be fun........ill be making a video soon about germany so ill post the link on here once its done!

I have now been in germany for over 3 months! The turning point in learning the language is supposed to happen soon and i can't wait for it to happen!

I got this in the mail yesterday! Go Phillies!
I really really appreciate getting mail. it seriously makes my day. i am trying to write back but im often very busy with schoolwork. Vielen Dank!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Nicht so schlecht.

Advent Calender!

Today and yesterday were not bad days. They were actually pretty good. I understood what my teacher was talking about! I also had a conversation in german that went something like this.
*after recieving my test back with no grade*
"What would my score have been?"
"Do you really want to know?"
but besides being crapped upon by my bio test, it was a good day. Religion was a little harder and i didn't understand as much but its better than usual.

Today was good because i actually talked to people! I'm talking more and more everyday and my shyness is starting to fade....but dont think that this meens ill never revert back to my old antisocial/shy/cant speak german American.

We had some english homework due today and i had 3 different people have me check their homework. It was pretty cool.

Last Friday i went to see some world champions box with Thomas and Leo. It was fun. MY pictures arent very good.

Here are some christmas pictures that we were made to take.Pony By the Weihnachts Maarkt!