I love singing, though I'm not a singer. I love writing poems, though I'm not a poet. I love composing, though I'm not a composer. I love painting, though I'm not a painter. I'm interested in politics, though I'm not a politician. I AM JUST A HUMAN BEING!
Don't know, if I ever mentioned that I've started taking lessons in Chinese. However, I've been to the concert of Mr. Hexiang Huang, who peformed several of his songs in the Vienna Musikvereinssaal, which is really beautiful. Well, it's a bit a shame that I've never been there before. There's a lot of gold on the ancient walls and the paintings on the ceiling are also fantastic.
I liked the concert. The orchestra was marvellous and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Mr. Huang has a very charming and soft voice, although I've to admit that I had the impression of a little lack of power in his voice. I really could imagine buying a CD of this artist, but for such a big hall, you'd better be an opera singer. Anyway, Mr. Huang enchanted the audience with his chinese pop/folk songs. I even understood a couple of words - what a feeling :) Zàijiàn 再见
This is me, writing a last farewell to the greatest entertainer that the world has ever seen - Peter Alexander. He died at the age of 84 on the 12th of February 2011. I've always been a big fan of his entertaining films and outstanding shows. His voice is legendary and his fine humor always made me smile. I even composed a song for him, called "The last waltz (Da letzte Walzer)". Unfortunately he'll never be able to sing or perform it. So, maybe I'll find someone who will sing it instead of him, so that at least I have something to remember and dedicate to this wonderful human being.
May thou rest in peace, Peter Alexander! - What a big loss for all of us!
Where am I? - Right, at the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna. Why am I there? - Well, it's because my next lesson will be about the "father of psychoanalysm". Though the museum is really not big, you'll find a lot of useful information on Freud. There are pictures all over the walls with significant biographical data.
Unfortunately his famous couch is to be found in London, where Freud died in 1939. I enjoyed the visit anyway and on this picture you can see me in his waiting room. People used to say that a picture says more than a thousand words, but I hope that my video will say more than a thousand pictures.
But first of all I gotta there's a lot of translation-work to do. This one's gonna be a hard one, as psychoanalysm is really not so easy to explain.
We'll see, or better, you'll (hopefully) see the result within the next weeks!
Not bad, right? - Well, as you've probably already guessed, I'm still working on my video which will be about winter sports in Vienna. It's a bit harder than I thought it would be as this time there are a lot of locations that I have to go to. Here I'm skating in the heart of Vienna on Rathausplatz - you'll see it it my video (provided I'm able to finish it).
I'm desperately waiting for a bit of snow. In December we've had a lot of it and now? - Nothing! :( I really need it for my last scene, which I hopefully can shoot within the next days. At least, the weather forecast promised some snow and though I hate snow, this time I'd really be glad to see some snowflakes falling down from heaven.
After half an eternity I tried out what it's like, to go skiing after such a long time. It's been my first time on the Hohe Wand Wiese, which is located in Vienna. I was really lucky as there were perfect conditions and very few people. So, it's been the ideal day for my video-report. I even tried out snowboarding - well, you'll see my desperate fight with this board in the video.
Still on my storyboard is "ice skating" and some other funny things. Unfortunately right now there's no snow in Vienna - not even the smallest snowflake, so I hope I can keep my timeschedule. We'll see ...
... that's at least what I wanted to do. - But due to the bad weather, which consisted of fog and light rain, I decided to postpone my plans.
You're wondering, where I am? - Tyrol? Styria? - No, I still haven't left Vienna. This is the Hohe Wand Wiese in the 14th district, but the slope looks steep anyway.
When I was a child I used to ski during the whole winter. My parents taught me how to do it and I even won a couple of small ski-races. Well, but that's really years ago and nowadays I even haven't got a pair of skis.
So, I really wanna try it after such a long time - I actually have to, as this will be part of my next video-language-course. So, you'll soon see me "racing" down this hill ...