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8 Simple Ways to Live More Consciously

20. February 2016 51 Comments

We are too busy hiding our heads behind weighty tomes in order learn chemical formulae and laws by heart that we will forget very soon. Our aim is a successful final degree, just to start afterwards an all the more successful career. Therefore, we are sitting for weeks behind big screens because the next deadline for the twenty-page term paper has…

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Vietnam Part II: Interview with Human Rights Activist Vo Dai Ton

15. July 2013 2 Comments

Little remark: Everything that is depicted here is based on an experience report of a Vietnamese human rights activist who has witnessed the Vietnam war and the fatal consequences firsthand. “[…] I will not fight against the Vietnamese Communist regime using their methods – retaliation and violence. I do not fight with hatred, or with a feeling of revenge. I…

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7 Things That Remind Me of Childhood…

14. February 2013 134 Comments

When growing older, it always seems to be getting harder to recollect personal memories of one’s childhood. The more it makes me happy, when I see something that reminds me strongly of my past. Then, my brain becomes sort of a mindmap, connecting images with each other, recreating things that seemed to be forgotten. And then I just smile in…

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How to Find Shootings on TFP-Basis

27. November 2012 22 Comments

I like to take pictures, but also to stand in front of the camera. Since photo shootings are, however, often quite expensive, I looked some years ago for a cheap alternative to get some cheaper shootings. In this post, you can find three of my favorite ways to find shootings. Before we start, I will give you some general advices…

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The Art of Purchasing Happiness

21. November 2012 6 Comments

“The most beautiful lives, to my mind, are those that conform to the common human pattern, with order, but without miracle, and without eccentricity.” – Michel de Montaigne. The unlearning to live is always getting easier in our capitalist society. As a child, we just needed our parents to read us a book or the taste of an ice cream…