Every child is told by its parents to tell the truth. Being truthful is actually moral in the human society. I mean, even in the ten commandments it says: You must not lie. So one could say humanity started to tell the truth right from the start, which would mean that lying would turn around this whole society. I was told that lies rip apart friends, destroy families and other bonds. That lies would destroy governments, cause the apocalypse… that lies will send you straight to hell. So let me be honest: Continue reading My Views on Honesty
Some people use it as a kind of workout because it mainly trains core strength, muscle endurance and balance. But for me, personally, yoga has a far deeper meaning. Continue reading Inhale… Exhale…
I’m going to spend my next year in Kenosha, Wisconsin but even though the long journey is yet to come, I already had to invest a lot of time. In this text I’ll tell you about my experiences and things I had to do for my year in America.
Over the last few days, I have done a lot of research on the internet. I found an interesting topic to write about in my next blog, and, yeah, I decided to write about “Rapid Language Learning.”
This might be a topic that you face in your everyday life. You are sitting in school, it might be a Spanish lesson or a French lesson, and you don`t understand a single word the teacher is saying. For some people, it`s easier to learn languages, and for others it`s more difficult. In the post, you will find a few tips for improving you foreign language, in just a few months. Continue reading Rapid Language Learning
Unlike many Americans, and other people, might think, Austria doesn’t belong to Germany. Therefore, Austrians are very different from Germans in general, they’re very special. Furthermore, even though Austria only has around eight million inhabitants, some regions differ greatly from others.
The FIS Ski World Cup races in Kitzbuehel are a huge event held every year. The famous “Streif“ is, by far, the most dangerous downhill of all. The legendary “Hahnenkamm“ races take place every year, in the end of January. For every athlete the Streif is the biggest event of the year.
At the beginning of December everyone starts with all the Christmas preparations. They include decorating the house outside as well as inside, baking cookies, but of course you also have to get all the gifts for your beloved ones.
All the things you have to consider before actually purchasing the gifts are not easy at all.
First, you have to decide who you want to get a present for. There are people, like your family and friends, where it’s clear that you want to give them a gift. But maybe there are also those who you wouldn’t buy a present for, but you have to get them something, as they always give you a present.
When you have decided who you want to give a little gift to you have to plan your budget. Probably, there are people you want to spend more money for than others that’s the reason why you should set a price limit for every single present. I know, it’s not always easy to stick to these limits but this prevents you from having a completely empty bank account after Christmas.
As soon as you have decided on your price limits you have to think of the presents that fit for each person on your list. Mostly, that’s not easy but make sure you have a detailed plan what gifts to buy before actually go out for the Christmas shopping. This will make all the difference.
To give you some ideas for your gift shopping I’ve made a list of my 5 quite inexpensive gift ideas for you:
- Cookies – a sweet inexpensive little gift that fits for almost everyone are homemade cookies
- Perfume – Perfume is a gift mostly for women, you want to spend a little bit more for
- Cup – there are a lot of cups with sweet sayings and you can fill them with sweets
- Tea – some Christmassy teas are a very nice present for those who start to drink tea
- Personalized presents – there are a lot of things you can personalize by writing names on it, like cups, blankets or Christmas stockings
The last thing to be done is my personal favorite. It’s the actual shopping. I think when you do the Christmas shopping that brings you in a really festive and happy mood and I then know that Christmas is coming!
I hope you enjoyed reading the text and found some helpfull tips.
Christmas is coming soon. It’s getting colder and colder, all you can see are bright and shiny lights all over. You can smell the wonderful Christmas cookies right away when you enter the house. You are together with your friends, laughing, singing, playing games and you’re most likely to also watch great Christmas movies.
Here are my top three Christmas movies for a cozy evening on your couch. Get the popcorn out!
1 Home Alone
This is my absolute favourite Christmas movie! I don’t have this very special Christmas feeling until I’ve watched Home Alone. It’s the funniest movie you’ll ever watch!
It’s about the totally chaotic McCallisters, who are invited to come to Paris to visit a relative. Kevin is an eight year old boy and in fact the youngest of his siblings. He has a hard time trying not to be overheard in this huge mess. Nobody wants to help him, everyone is ignoring him and as if that was not enough, his oldest brother and biggest enemy Buzz eats the last piece of cheese pizza that was meant for him. Finally, it’s too much and he vents his anger. His furious mother sends him to bed with a lecture. There’s nothing else Kevin wishes for but for his family to disappear. And his wish was heard.
On the next morning everyone is gone. Everyone but Kevin. His family forgot him when they went off for the airport.
Thieves are roaming the neighborhood. The McCallisters live in a street with very beautiful houses and with even more beautiful insides. Of course the thieves also want to stop by the house of the McCallisters. But there’s still someone inside. Kevin home alone.
The thieves do not want to spare the McCallister’s house and totally underestimate the defending abilities of an eight-year-old boy who definitely wants to keep every bit of his house.
2 Christmas with the Kranks
This movie is just brilliant! It perfectly reflects the troubles everyone has before Christmas. Everybody runs around like crazy to get all the presents, to prepare an elaborate meal, to donate enough money to charities and to make sure that everything is perfect. The actors played their roles perfectly. It’s just a must-see for Christmas!
The Kranks live in a very small town where everyone knows everyone. Christmas is always the big highlight in the neighborhood. Everyone is getting out Frosty and puts bright and shiny lights on their house. The more decoration the better. The Kranks have always participated to make the Christmas season as beautiful as possible. But then their daughter Blaire decides to go to South America over Christmas with the church choir. With their daughter out the house, the Kranks decide to go on a cruise to the Caribbean. Bu their conservative neighbours want to keep the traditions and the Kranks experience a very difficult Christmas time.
3 The Santa Clause
This movie has made it on the third place. This is a wonderful movie for the whole family. It shows all about Santa. Starting with the North Pole, his reindeer, the huge and brightly shining workshop up to the delivery of presents!
It is about the mid-aged Calvin who has lost the belief in Christmas. He is pretending to believe in Santa for his little son Charlie and his adorable little niece Lucy. However, there’s not much space for the shine of Christmas between his ex-wife’s new boyfriend and his stressful job. On Christmas Eve, Calvin reads a good-night story about Santa and his reindeer to his son. All of a sudden, they hear a strange, very loud noise on their roof. Of course, they go outside to see what has happened. They open the door and a man, clothed in a beautiful red coat slips and falls off their roof. All that’s left of the man are his clothes. A gigantic red coat with red trousers. To do a favour to Charlie, Calvin puts the clothes on and it doesn’t take long until he gets bigger and bigger and grows a long white beard…..
On Black Friday, people gather around in groups or alone in front of
a mall or a shop, just to squeeze themselves through the masses of people. They push and shove their way to the front and wait hours just to get the Christmas presents for their loved ones a bit cheaper. I think this is ridiculous. Why would I fight over a cheaper version of something not coming from my heart anyway, together with a person who would do anything to rip it out of my hand? Continue reading What Is Christmas Nowadays?
All of us always wish to have a perfect life. It is obvious that everyone has got different ideas of a perfect life. For some people it means having a great amount of money. For some of us it has a completely different meaning such as losing weight or winning a competition. We all have various needs and in order to meet them it is a must to change something in your life that has been the main reason for not allowing you to meet your need and achieve your goals. This ist he ultimate goal of the new year’s resolutions. Continue reading New Year – Fresh Start