My Life - So Far

"Unbounded ambition makes an obscure existence simply impossible for me"
Lucien de Rubempré

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Longing For Spring V

Spring is coming! The last two weeks were always sunny and pretty warm, even though the nights still were winterly cold. During these days I had a lab course in food microbiology at uni. We could buy our own food and bring to the course to analyze the bacteria content. I found some Listeria on my Mövenpick smoked salmon, which can cause severe illness. And don't use your PET water bottles for too long, they're soon contaminated with E.coli and other gastrointestinal bacteria!

The week before the lab started, Valentina and I went to Zurich, and I walked her through the whole ETH campus, showed her the sports facilities, the libraries, the lecture rooms, the different restaurants we have there... We then met Jonathan at Starbucks and talked for a while until we started back for home.

I read quite a lot of books during the semester break. During the semester I don't really have time to read as I need to do many things for uni, especially now where I have to write my bachelor thesis. Anyway, I read two books by Haruki Murakami, "Noakos Lächeln" and "Afterdark". Then I read some classic literature such as "Wallenstein" and "Kabale und Liebe" by Schiller and "Effi Briest" by Theodor Fontane. Right now I'm reading something more up to date, "Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini.

This brings me to the movies. Marc Foster directed a stunning movie based on that book. It's now in cinemas in Schaffhausen, so I might watch it soon. Yesterday I went to see "27 Dresses" with Valentina and I bought the DVD "Monsieur Ibrahim and the flowers of the coran".


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