Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German Overseas

We Germans are known for many things. Our diligence, our conviction to make quality a priority, our scientific and cultural mind, our historical heritage, as well as World War I & II, our technological contributions to the world, like the car and engines, and last but not least soccer, cakes and beer, of course.  Continue reading “Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German Overseas”

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Movie Review: True Memoirs of an International Assassin

 

As a writer, I thoroughly enjoyed this action comedy movie. It portrays an ‘ordinary’ writer who gets into trouble with his novel as his writing comes alive and his life brims of danger.

True Memoirs of an International Assassin mainly stars comedian and actor Kevin James, alongside Andy Garcia, and is directed by Jeff Wadlow, known for directing the action comedy Kick Ass 2.

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Movie Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

From the moment I saw the trailer the the Adventure/comedy/drama I knew the NZ Indi $4 million dollar production would be a funny family movie. Having had to convince my daughter to come with me, I was wrong. It is HILARIOUS! And all she does now is quoting the movie. I mean constantly. And thanks to the fantastic script most of our insider jokes had an upgrade. Continue reading “Movie Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople”

Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German

We Germans are known for many things. Our diligence, our conviction to make quality a priority, our scientific and cultural mind, our historic heritage, as well as World War I & II, our technological contributions to the world, like the car and engines, and last but not least soccer, cakes and beer, of course.

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10 Weird Things Your Body does AFTER you die!

Let’s just say, death isn’t pretty… Besides it being so deadly, and final, and one of the largest mysteries on earth, it is the final frontier. We can’t really research it unless we ‘go there’ and usually, we do not come back, but on this side of the veil death shows its bizarre face, and I find it worth a countdown.

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The Writer’s Marathon: Write that God damn novel!

Writing a novel is at best is to wrestle with a beast; a tiger that needs staring in the eye as soon as you sit down and focus on your idea.

It all started with an idea, something tasty, something juicy that made us sit down to create worlds, which somehow reflect our own a tiny bit, but are way better. And with better I mean everything is ‘more’. Continue reading “The Writer’s Marathon: Write that God damn novel!”

Writers: Why we’re the Voldamorts of the Suburbs

The scar-faced brute tortures the scrawny man hanging upside down in that dark bunker. His high pitched screams echo from the naked walls. Still, he has made up his mind. He won’t reveal the location of the little girl. Not even when the long knife digs into his skin, right above his navel, slowly carving through all layers of the epidermis to reach his… Continue reading “Writers: Why we’re the Voldamorts of the Suburbs”