Archive for : May, 2019

Holding an umbrella in a sunny day and running in a cloudy day晴天打伞阴天跑步

Germany is a country rich in cloudy days. Everyone worked mechanically according to a clock, showing up everyday at different posts punctually. They even need to make a plan for sport and carry out the training according to certain standards. And I find myself a bug in this machine society.


Once I held an umbrella in a sunny day, then came a man riding a bike and shouted: Hey, es regnet nicht. Brauchst Du keinen Regenschirm.


It is a headache for me to see a doctor in Germany. And the doctors in Germany seem to prefer partients who need surgeries. As for symptoms auch as headache, they don’t react normally but to give you leaves. I used to see a turkish doctor and complainted that my cheek ached. He suggested me to a dentist to exmine the wisdom teeth and remove them. Then my upper and lower jaws didn’t fit together, he suggested me to the dentist again to do a surgery. Later on, I had pain in my throat, he suggested that I let cut part of the throat somewhere. At last, I have a headache, I decided to change a doctor.


Survival in Germany-living alone 在德国极限挑战-独自生活

In the first 4 years in Germany, I paid most of my attention to eating and drinking. In the last 4 years, given that I won’t be poisoned by the food that I cooked, I managed to focus on the entertainment.


The kitchen is a myth for me when I firstly arrived in Germany. I studied engineering and I always wanted to optimize a standard operational mode to cooking. I put a potato into the oven when I used the oven the first time. After half a hour, it is still raw. After repeated usage of the baking paper, the whole pizza caught on fire in the oven. When frying a dish, I added always a bit red wine, because there is no chinese cooking wine sold in a standard German supermarket. Once I added red wine again in the dish “Scrambled eggs with tomatos” out of momentum, then the eggs were dyed in purple. Finally, after keeping on learning from senior students and stablizing the cooking recipes, I managed to cook 4 dishes and one soup in restricted time.


Upon graduation, I found a job smoothly. I throwed myself immediately in preparing for the driver license examination. To pass the theoretical exam, I exercised more than 6000 questions. To pass the road exam, my mind was blowed constantly by the coach. Afterwards I took a loan from the bank to buy a car. On the day that I drove my car back home, I parked the car on the slope in front of the small house I rent and forgot to pull the hand brake. When I went out of the car and exhausted, the small car started to slide downwards……


With a car, belly fed, I started to wander around. It is not any more a big problem to drive more than 600 kilometers back to Freiburg to visit old friends. Even though the codriver in my car was trembling with fear, I viewed death a return home.


Although the five years old second hand car had made me mobile again, it let me go through a financial crisis. After one year, the car acted as a timed self-destructive terminator, with the components breaking down one after another. I consequently watched the figures in my bank card dancing in single harmonic motion.


Looking at the account of the life those years in Germany, some of them seemed to be a question of to die or not to die, turned out to be small problems. However, those issues which I either ignored or was too busy to regards brought eventually disturbances in my life. They will be the topics of the next blogs.