Since this movie was probably my first introduction to Berlin. Yes, shady clubs, deprived urban area’s, drugs and the Europa Center at its dirtiest – top. I have watched this movie so many times, grew to love the German language and I wanted a boyfriend named Detlev. So funny when I think about it. Now, that I have watched the trailer again, I think I also got acquainted with David Bowie through this movie. Since he stars in this movie, this was probably the first time that I saw him. Because of that I also got fascinated with his music and history – since I know Bowie, everything glittery is automatically associated with his alter ego Ziggy Stardust. His exposition in Groningen was awesome and I still want to have this poster:
Ich wohne nun schon 3 Jahre in Berlin und für mich ist es immer ein großes Zeichen, dass ich irgendwo wirklich daheim bin, wenn ich Stamm-Adressen (wie z.b. ein Friseur in Berlin) habe.
That Saturday night we met and it was just amazing from the start. It actually stayed that way until Monday afternoon – yes, he stayed at my place for two nights. It was great! We went out for a drink, had so much to talk about, laughed a lot, talked more, had mutual interests and time flew by.
Hah, who was I kidding – I couldn’t think about anything else anymore and decided that I wanted to buy that fabulous ring as a present to myself. Minor detail: there really wasn’t an occasion to justify this purchase. Hmm.. tricky, very tricky.
I remember this like it was yesterday. I just introduced myself to I-Tunes and was flipping through the new albums. Except for a whole lot of hip, new artists, I also saw Parov Stelar (who turned out to be enormously popular, and still is) and – Chad Valley. I didn’t know either of them and decided to listen to their albums. I think I first played a couple of tracks by Parov Stelar and I was hooked (I still am!) Where was that band all this time? Same goes for Chad Valley, also known as Hugo Manuel. The first song that I heard came from their first album: