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falling into the new week.

14 Oct

it’s monday and i’m trying to fall into the new week. smoothly. with a gentle touch down.

that’s why i listen to haim. those three beautiful girls from sunny california (which i miss more and more the further autumn steps forward). i love their music and their style ❤

 

my weekend was quite packed.

with…

physiotherapie, meeting beautiful (neighbour) friends, strolling over the farmers market which is right next door, watching a thunder storm from my rooftop, rooting for nana at the asics 10 grand marathon which came through the berlin zoo where we stayed afterwards (well, me and my friends did. nana had to run some further, of course). then the weekend ended with a visit at berlin’s friedrichstadtpalast which is supposed to have las vegas standard shows. i’ve never been to a las vegas show. so i cannot tell, but what i enjoyed it a lot. also i probably would never have gone by myself but some workmates invited me and why not. (fun fact: one of the work mates, is the german voice of bugs bunny).

so here’s my weekend in pictures.

i wish you all a great fall, sail, glide into the new week.

be well x

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do you read signs?

9 Sep

a boy and a girl are sitting in a beer garden by a lake in a beautiful park. it is the last beautiful day of summer. the sun is shining onto them. shining so intensively that they can hardly see anything else but each other’s faces. and the wind is whispering in the trees. the leaves are catching the sunlight and absorb them and merge with it into a million different shades of green and gold.

they talk and chat and they have so many stories to tell that sometimes they wouldn’t finish one story cause the next one already comes up. or because they burst into laughter. and then there’s this moment a blink of an eyes maybe only 5 seconds. and they don’t talk. they just sit there in front of each other. maybe because the just finished laughing. the girl can’t remember if you’d ask her now.

it is not autumn yet. but it isn’t summer anymore either. she likes this feeling of being in a no man’s land between the seasons. it feels fresh. and new. like the feeling when you get to know someone. everything is possible. fascination.

so they stopped talking. and the sit there. in the sunlight. in front of their glasses. (yes, they had a glass of wine but they’re not drunk, if you were wondering)

and just when they were about to start their conversation again, a small leaf is sailing down from the tree above them. smoothly. elegantly. it dances a short dance with the wind and then. gently lands on the table between them. it’s small. about the size of a 2€ coin and it has the shape of

a heart.

she kept the leaf. because she liked the moment. the silence. the irritation. she liked the idea that it means something. that it is a sign.

and she is not certain if she likes this idea that the leaf might mean something more than the fact that it really does mean something. but does it matter? no. it was a beautiful. special. unforgettable moment. and the heart will always be.

the girl is me.

i like to read signs.

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ohne dich (without you)

7 Sep

oh ! my ! GOD!

i’ve been dying for this song by selig some years ago. but this remake by hurts just kills it. love the tune. LOVE LOVE LOVE their cute accent. yes yes yes! nothing more to say.

except for. you don’t have to stay much longer OHNE MICH (without me). i’ll be back soon with news from my vacation in mallorca, what’s happening in berlin and upcoming stuff.

meanwhile thank you for staying tuned and checking in on me.

be well xxx

WATCH IT ->   http://www.tape.tv/musikvideos/Hurts/Ohne-dich

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and then feelings met science.

25 May

listen to ->

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{ reconsider me }

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{ all feelings are contemporary }

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{ my fragile soul }

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{ blanket me in you }

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{ wish you were here }

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{ what i see what you see }

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{ for what it’s worth }

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{ i would have gone all the way }

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{ stop telling me that you are ok. i can see that you’re not }

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{ we’re not that different after all }

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{ your smile is worth a million diamonds }

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{ i would’ve come with you if you had asked me to }

it’s obvious where i went to today. the museum für naturkunde (the berlin natural history museum). i haven’t been there since twenty years and it was on my schedule for quite a while now. so despite the fact that it was saturday (and i was very aware that there would be hordes of loud and – let’s be honest – annoying little kids there), i went. berlin is drowning in rain, so i figured that was nothing better to do. especially as i’ve been ill the past week and couldn’t stand seeing my apartment anymore.

so off i went. and yes. it was loud and i was quite busy not to step on one of those lovely cuties…

and i got carried away.

in the middle of preserved specimen, the mechanisms of evolution and the world of the dinosaurs, i flew through my own dream of sound and poetry. a huge painting of all kinds of colors and tunes. and all of a sudden i didn’t hear anything else around me anymore. nevertheless i plan to go back soon. maybe on a tuesday and wednesday morning and have another look.

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do you remember…

24 Apr

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yes. it’s been a while. i am overwhelmed with work. many many cartoons and movies to be dubbed. many audiobooks to be read. many stories to be told.

and then all of a sudden there was spring. and my heart was jumping all over the place. having a look here and picking a flower there.

and there has also been some romance involved.

i decided that THREETIMESYES had to wait. and not my life. and i do hope that you, my lovely friends, understand.

for today i will leave you with some impressions of the past weeks.

(the next posts will be about the long promised travel tipps for barcelona, berlin café jewels, my latest trip to hamburg  and something about my beloved single life. there’s no title for that one yet. SO STAY TUNED!)

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>>>> THE FIRST CHERRYBLOSSOMS!!! WE WAITED SO LONG!!

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>>>>>> THE FIRST TIME FOR KNEE HIGHS!

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>>>>>>> PARIS BAR FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOOD OLD TIMES WITH BELOVED NINA ❤

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>>>>>> DOPE SUNSETS!!!!! ❤

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>>>>> SATURDAY COFFEE WALKS WITH MY SIS ❤

love life every day*

it’s good to be back!

chalk in the city.

7 Apr

believe it or not: the sun has been out and

we had chalk and we did not hesitate to use it…

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and then we had our first frozen yogurt of the year at yoli. (it’s the best)

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walking around in berlin also always means discovering traces of history. war leftovers. bullet holes on rheinhardtstraße.

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and we even managed to quick stop at my favourite berlin museum hamburger bahnhof for the last day of martin hohnert‘s exhibition “kinderkreuzzug” where efimia fell in love with a giant.

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and i fell in love with a huge starling.

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pretty much a pefrect day. how did you spend it, friends?

blood sisterhood.

15 Mar

when i met nana some years ago at work, i already knew that we are one of a kind.

nevertheless it took some more time to find out that we are sisters at heart.

it was late summer and my grandma had just died. i had to call all the companies i work with to tell them that i had to take off some days at work to travel to the other side of the country for her funeral. i was devastated.

(my grandma has taught me so much, but the greatest gift she gave me on my way was unconditional love. not only her’s but with her actions she also taught me how to see beauty in everything when you look at things with the eyes of love. she never said something like that to me. it was the way she lived her life. i observed and learned). i was devastated about this loss but you couldn’t really tell from the outside. i tried to be strong and calm when i was confronted with co-workers (must be the capricorn in me, i guess).

and then…

there was nana. she saw me on a corridor at work, came to me and said: “you have lost someone, too.” (she herself  had lost a family member shortly before)

then she put her arms around me and for the first time i could exhale and give in to that sadness. we stood there for a while quietly (that’s how i remember it) and ever since it was clear to me. GIRLFRIENDS! we belong together.

that was in 2008 and our friendship has grown ever since.

there is so much you can say about nana. but when you meet her, what will attract your attention first, is her pure and positive spirit. she is a heart-openener. and i love heart-openeners! she will make you laugh in an instant. she is an amazing mum and a great boss (she doesn’t only do voice acting herself, she is also a voice over director). oh, i love to work with her.

during my last massive lovesickness she hovered over me. never left me. stayed with me the whole dark night through.

well, i could go on for hours. but this was only meant to be the introduction to what i ACTUALLY want to talk about…. so i won’t bore you with more details. in case you didn’t get it yet, i break it down to this one sentence: i love that girl! 

one fine day nana and me decided we should become friendship/sister tattoos.

1st step: what to get? we went through several brainstorming sessions. we loved THIS. but then we were afraid that it might be somthing you might get tired of after a while. then we got into the idea of two birds sitting on one string (if you put the arms together it would be one string and the birds each on one of our arms). but again, i am more of a symbolical/graphical tattoo girl. then one day nana and me were talking about something, she said: “our hearts have the same beat.” and that was when the idea popped up in my head.

“let’s go to the doc, let him get hold of our ECG-waves and that’s gonna be our tattoos!”            no sooner said than done!

step 2: appointment at the doc’s to get our ECG-waves. the whole staff of the practice was ever so sweet and supportive and they loved our idea.

very exciting!

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step 3: the actual tattoo day. we went to flügel & schwert, the tattoo store of the band haudegen.

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last wednesday it was!

sun was shining, we were happy. went to the other side of the city and got our tats.

first nana…

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and then me.

before i jumped on the chair the tattoo boy and me had this funny conversation:

me: “so, are you pierre?”

him: “no, i’m jared.”

me: “oh, ok. i’m julia. i think, we should know each other’s names before you tattoo me. i mean, this is not a random act, we start some sort of relationship now.”

him: “oh.” (he looks irritated)

me: “i mean, not a relationship but it’s a bond in a way.”

hahaha! he didn’t get me, i think. but that’s okay.

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yeah, it did hurt. more than my other tats. but it was worthwhile.

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now i have her heartbeat so close to mine ❤

happy!

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