Sunday, March 27, 2011

Heading to Sardinia

When this post will be published I'll be on the plane to Cagliari. I took a week off to get some sun in Sardinia.

I'll land in Cagliari on Sunday 27th and then will take a bus to Villasimius where I'll stay till Wednesday to get closer to nature. Then, I'll spend the rest of my stay in Cagliari, but never too far from the beach! ^^ I've been looking at the weather forecast, mainly sun, few clouds, no rain, between 15 and 20°C! I'm so excited, it's been a long time I wanted to go there, so sad I'm going alone though, but well, we'll see if I get to meet some nice people!

==Greetings from Berlin==

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Skin Jewels

(I'm not sure whether the correct English is skin or body jewel)

A couple days ago, I went shopping after work, it was mainly pre-holidays shopping, I went to a big shopping center to buy sunglasses and solution for contact lenses and came home with, in addition to this, an umbrella, earrings and lingerie. I've been strong enough not to venture in any shoe shop! :D But as I was walking by a jewelery stating "body jewelry", I had a flash: skin jewels! I used to love that by the time I was studying in France, I used to buy a lot of them at Claire's or when ordering lingerie at Beat Ushe. But then it became more & more difficult to find them. I loved to wear them for a party, to embellish a cleavage for instance.

So I guess I'll have to go and have a look around while on holidays and then back to Berlin, or I could try to find some German websites selling them (I spotted a few French ones but ordering in Germany will be less expensive for the shipping fees). The big challenge while looking around will be to resist to buying earrings, something I failed on that shopping day. I bought my sunglasses at Bijou Brigitte and had a big crush on wonderful earrings. Sometimes I can fit the "typical" girl cliché: I love earrings and shoes and could buy some quite often, luckily I don't care about brands and don't like to spend to much for a single pair.

==Greetings from Berlin==


If you're in Berlin and looking for a place to start a wild party night that's where you have to start. This street is pretty famous and full of bars and restaurants. There is everything from hype to metal, from alternative to German type. You'll be sure to find something you like. And it's always crowded (especially at the week end). Don't ask me for names of cool bars, I've been to a few of them but don't always know the name. :D

How to get there? With M13 (tram) to Libauerstr or Simplonstr; M10 (tram) to Revalerstr/S-Warshauerstr; with U1, S3, S5 or S7 to Warshauerstr.

== Greetings from Berlin==

Friday, March 25, 2011

My first Baby

My very first video game, translated only by me has just been released. It's called Wolfteam, a FPS game (basically shooting game) where you can turn into a werewolf, cool, isn't it? So I had to translate from English to French, and so the brand new French version is now available. But it's also available in English and German.

If you like this type of game you should like it, I had to play the English version before translating, I really sucked at it, but it's pretty cool. We do have a lot of other cool games anyway if you don't like this kind.

I gotta admit I'm really proud now, it's my 1st official translation. And a big one. I wanted to translate books or films at first, but I guess video game is something in between, and it's very interesting and challenging to do. Like a couple of years ago, I would have never thought I could end up in video games industry, since I'm not a huge gamer myself, but the industry is booming right now and I guess I can get other opportunities afterward, and the good thing is I could do this job almost everywhere on the planet.

==Greetings from Berlin==

RIP, Knut.

On last Saturday, I heard on the radio that Knut, the famous Berlin Polar Bear is dead. He was 4, was born in Berlin Zoo and became very popular and a local symbol, a national star. There was even a song about him and of course they sold lots of goodies after him.

He just died, we don't know why, he fell down in the pool and never rose again. The zoo specialists could not figure out why. And it was of course a topic of discussion in the bars at night, with some crazy theory like he committed suicide since he couldn't stand the fame anymore. That's so bad, I wanted to go and see him in Spring, since visiting zoos in winter isn't that fun I guess, ok he's a polar bear but I don't spend money for a zoo tickets just for one animal.

==Greetings from Berlin==

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Reichstag, Berlin

Around 10 days ago, by a very sunny Saturday morning, I went to visit the Reichstag, which is now home of the German Parliament. Due to some terror alarm, you have to book the visit online and go through heavy security checks, so I would advise to get there around 30 min before the start of the visit.

The building in itself is amazing, our visit was focused on art & architecture, we could see lots of artworks exposed there, as well as the graffitis from the Soviet soldiers when they took over the Reichstag in 1945. There is another interesting artwork, looks like archives, each "box" labeled with the name of those who sat at the Parliament, no one has been forgotten, and a black box represents the 12 years of nazi.

We finished the tour on the roof, with the famous glass dome, which was added after the 3rd Reich period, so that the people could look into the parliament room and that the deputies never forget who they are working for: the people. Plus, the view from there is amazing!

Here are some pictures.

==Greetings from Berlin==