Thurs, 25.11.10, 7.30 a.m.: I woke up to snowflakes falling over the heads of Mannheimers. Winter had officially set in. Oh wait, the official term for the phenomenon was ‘light snow mist’, which changed to ‘heavy snow mist’ followed by ‘snow’. Now, there’s a job that I wouldn’t mind doing in my spare-time; changing the weather updates by staring out the window.
In Economics, we learnt about The Balance of Payments and how capital-account and current-account deficits and how economic phenomena in 1 country have a snowball effect on others. Next week, we learn about International Monetary policy; can’t wait. Oh btw, the German presentation went off pretty well, if I may say so myself; haha. The Professor said it was knackig, meaning crisp and well-structured. We like… 🙂
And then, we are real close to finalizing our Social project; our MCT would be working with kids. That would be fun, for sure and also a challenge to talk to kids in German, coz kids have a language all of their own; hopefully we still remember some of it.
Friday was the social event of the month- Karaoke at Frankfurt. We sang some, screamed lots, had tonnes of fun; singing hits like ‘The Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘All that she wants’, German hits by ‘Die Fantastischen Vier’, All the single ladies, classics by The Beatles and The Carpenters and favorites like Waka Waka Satellite by Lena and 99 Luftballons by Nena. Highly recommended, Karaoke in a private lounge, where people aren’t inhibited to scream their lungs out. 🙂 Thanks to everyone who participated and here’s looking forward to the next Karaoke evening!
And finally, the Mannheim Christmas market opened its doors to visitors this week. So, that’s where you’ll find most of us this weekend. There is something exceptional about Christmas in Germany; its simplicity at its best and gives you that special, warm, cozy Christmassy feeling.
So, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.