Spring took a while to arrive in Germany this year, but since last weekend it is finally here. I took this photo yesterday on an evening walk. We don’t have as many cherry trees around here as in Japan, but there are some. 🙂
Currently we have some very unstable weather. While frequent rain can be annoying, there are also sunsets like this. It’s so beautiful when the setting sun lights up the clouds from below!
Yesterday afternoon we had a thunderstorm around here, but in the evening the weather was great, so I decided to take a walk. The smell of forest after rain was amazing, and with sunshine and fresh green it really felt like spring. 🙂
After most of January was fairly warm, the weather has been freezing cold with wonderful sunshine since about a week. A stream in the woods next to my university is frozen solid, the ponds nearby are at least partially frozen, but there’s no snow. Today I took the opportunity to take some photos. Enjoy! IContinue reading “Cold Winter”
One thing I missed since returning from Japan to Germany was my rice cooker. A friend of mine who’ll go to Japan soon had to go to Düsseldorf (a nearby town with a large number of Japanese residents) yesterday, so we went together and I finally bought a rice cooker. Sadly the fancy rice cookersContinue reading “New Rice Cooker”
I got a close look at a 3D printer at my local 28C3 hackcenter (with photo).
This is my last evening in Japan. My flight leaves tomorrow morning, but I have to go to Haneda Airport tonight to catch it, so it feels more like I’m leaving today. I don’t have time for a long post right now, but here’s a photo I took today showing Tokyo Tower and Zojoji temple.Continue reading “Leaving Japan”
My exchange program is complete, so the time has come for me to leave Sendai. To be precise I had scheduled the departure for today, but typhoon “Roke” insisted on traveling the same route in the opposite direction (Tokyo to Sendai), so I’ll have to stay one more night. Nonetheless, it is now time toContinue reading “Goodbye, Sendai!”
I found a bug, quite literally. This big bug was crawling around on the sidewalk when I went to the cafeteria a few days ago. I have the impression that insects around here tend to be bigger than in Germany. It’s surprising how many animals I see around the city: lizards, toads, and of courseContinue reading “Big Bug”
Next Sunday will be election day for Sendai’s local elections. They were originally scheduled for spring but have been pushed back because of the earthquake in March. It’s difficult to hold elections when the basic infrastructure is not working, right? In the photo you can see a board with candidates’ campaign posters. In Japan, suchContinue reading “Japanese Election Campaign”