<WH in Germany> The grass is always greener on the other side

(Originally wrote on 09/29/2012 and modified on 05/27/2015)

It’s Mid-Autumn Festival autumn. So envy to see everyone shows BBQ’s pictures at Facebook. Even though moon won’t grow or shrink every month, when I see low angle of moon in moon festival, sometimes I may think there is a lady or rabbit living in the moon. Or maybe it’s bigger when you’re outside.

I watched a movie last Thursday, which is about the life of people who were born after World War Two. I can’t always figure out why German loves to shoot films of this period. I may get answer now. They examine education and dig into life and thinking in this period.

I haven’t a deep talk with German for a long time. German teacher’s girl friend is born in Germany. However, her grandfather and grandma are Swede. She brought an interesting issue up, which is that she felt she didn’t have a real hometown. She speaks German very well, especially, my friend and I could understand what she said than real German. Even in Sweden many of them do speak German, but she studied in Sweden, other people thought she is German. Nevertheless, other people didn’t think she has a pure German accent. That’s why she doesn’t think she has a real home.

This is a really interesting issue. Which one is important? Which one do you want?

中秋節哪!看著大家都在烤肉實在有點忌妒,雖然每個月的月圓都是一樣大小的,但是中秋節看著仰角比較低的月亮,真的會覺得月球上搞不好真的有嫦娥?!

禮拜四的時候去看了德國電影,是有關二次大戰後出生的人的生活,我之前一直不懂為什麼德國人這麼愛拍這個時期的電影,我終於得到答案。他們去檢視這個時期的教育方式,甚至可以去思考這個時期的生活及想法。

很久沒跟德國人大聊天,德國老師的女友出生在德國,但是祖父母是瑞典人,他提到一個有趣的問題,他覺得他沒有真正的家鄉,他講了一口流利的德文,即使在瑞典也很多人講德文,可是在瑞典,別人覺得他是德國人,但在德國,別人會說可是他的腔調不是真正的德國腔,所以他覺得無所依歸。這是一件很有趣的事情,到底出生在哪重要?還是祖籍重要?

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