Scraping by with my everyday Deutsch is not ideal. I need to improve. I want to get it up to a better level because Germany is where I live now. And language, as I have come to understand its full impact, is a country’s heartbeat.
A quick stroll down a dreamy path in Düsseldorf has my heart singing a small ode to Spring: My favorite season, spring. When all the colors of nature are starting to return after some absence. When the birds sing happy notes. When the air smells light and a cool wind gently wraps my soul, bringing […]
I’ve been in Germany since December 2016 and thought I’d share specific milestones in my marriage visa application process. This type of visa application is wrought with several trips to different offices both in the Philippines and in Germany. With so much paperwork attached to the application, it is predictably a long and tedious process […]
While still miles apart, Greg had the brilliant idea of gifting me with a small bamboo plant on our anniversary. In my excitement – and complete lack of foresight – I named the plant Hope. It was a romantic idea at the time for what the plant symbolized: no matter how long the road is […]
And just like that, we have passed what some label the fourth trimester. It is challenging to keep track of Eli’s development because I find them melding into one cluster that I can’t assign months to. I find regularly writing about it a good exercise of keeping track of her early interests at this precious […]