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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who...– Mark Twain — Right now I’m slowly progressing through the first German novel I’ve ever read that isn’t an English translation. An acquaintance said to me the other day that he’s amazed that someone would go out of their way to read a book in a second language, let...
too many foreigners in zürich
customer from geneva: "doesn't anyone from german-speaking switzerland speak french anymore?!"
co-worker: "i'm norwegian."
me: "yeah, and i'm from the u.s..."
you can find all that and more at nishi’s japanese grocery on schaffhauserstrasse! http://www.nishishop.ch/ jordankestle: sounds like a shopping list for in Japan, if only I could get some calpis or some good ramen here :(
taking a break
from tumblr and twitter, since i’ll be travelling into seclusion for a while come the middle of the week. i’ll probably be completely without internet. thanks again to all who follow me, i appreciate it a lot.
lately i always sit facing backwards in the train....
but even if you’re going backwards, the train only goes in one direction.
Me: Hello, can I help you with something?
Customer: Oh, finally someone who speaks Swiss German!
Me: Uh... kinda!