Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Nearing A Closure

It has been 1 solid month since I last updated this blog. Suddenly I am inspired to put on a closure towards the first Germany trip. There are reasons behind me experiencing this sudden urge to quickly wrap it up. One reason is that because I would be leaving home once again next week, tentatively on 5th February for my second training stint there. Good news! Dream come true! But seriously deep inside I have mixed feelings over all these right now. Just too many things in my mind at the moment. Therefore, writing is just another mode of escapism from the real life I deal with everyday. A second life, I have. I write. I reach out. Try to be me. Try to be closest to the truth, as closest as you see throughout the entire first journey of this chapter in life. :)

As mentioned in my last post, I would share my experience on the Leipzig's Christmas market which was actually almost a month-long event, just across the street opposite my apartment. It was a blessing to have it so close within reach, but also annoying especially when my sleep gets interrupted by the merry singing and songs coming from it. The Christmas market officially started on 24th November 2008 and lasted until 22nd December 2008, which was 1 day after we departed back for Malaysia.

Wai Tat and me enjoying a cup of 'gluhwein'. It is boiling hot red wine with cinnamon, sugar, cloves, and berry juice. Works the best to fight back the winter chills.. It has that funky sting of red wine, plus the extra warmth and pleasant aroma. And it tasted Sou-weeeettttttt! ;)

Me, standing somewhere in the middle of the market, with the gigantic ornament behind me. :)

Lots of wonderful, cosy-looking wooden shops being set along the street to cater the Christmas market. This particular one had interesting snowman and Santa on it's rooftop, attractive and inviting enough to draw potential customers.

Hansel and Gretel's tale depicted in the form of still life in the open field opposite the apartment I stay..

This tree is a part of the tale of Hansel and Gretel. The eyes and mouth moves as intermittenly it says out, 'Yaaa, yaaaaaaaaaa..' Yaaaa yaaaaa to what, I never knew... Hehehe..

A stall fully loaded with chocolates. I guess they specialise in the ones targetted for lovers. Most of the chocolates has the 'Ich iebe dich' wordings on it. I've seen some people hanging it around their necks while walking. Hmmm... Those chocolates I mean..

Gee, what do you know? That's all I have regarding the Christmas market. Most of other photos are just random snapshots of interesting stall rooftop. They all look alike after sometime. Hahaha! I will wrap it up next with a colection of random memories which I have for this first stint of my Germany stay. Till then stay safe. And oh, since it is the third day of Chinese New Year, I'd also like to wish you 'Gong Xi Fa Cai'!! And no, I am not too old for those red packets! They are always welcomed! :D