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Back Home from a Weekend at Home

Already almost a week since the last post, time sure flies these days, but at least I’m back home in Paris from a long weekend in home/Munich. After living in Paris for what will be three years in about two weeks and finally giving up my apartment in Munich two months ago, I really can’t say where I feel more at home.

After spending the better part of Friday in the Pangora’s Munich offices, it was yet again time for goodbyes@Pangora, this time Martin, head of the reporting & billing invited for farewell drinks, leaving only six more people who have been working for Pangora longer than I have. It will be interesting to see the rest of the fallout the Pangora-Mentasys merger brings. From there I went to have dinner with Bernhard and Stephanie and was delighted to see their son Noah (who was born three weeks ago) for the first time.

The rest weekend itself was quite nice – Munich lived up to its reputation of being more of a village than a big city, as I ran into a friend from Paris who moved to Munich three months ago by pure chance. Turns out that he’s the new neighbor of an old friend of mine… …what are the odds? (Usually I would have said “slim to none” but given that we’re talking about Munich: pretty good, apparently.)

Anyway – after dinner we went to see the Eurovision Song Contest which usually is an event that is just painful to watch, since the voting system is as bad a joke as most of the songs and (for lack of a better word) artists are. But I must admit that I was surprised to see that it can actually be fun, given you have the right crowd around you and enough alcohol handy.

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  1. May 16th, 2007 | 18:06

    Munich is a village, definitely! :-)

    While reading your post, a qoute from Herbert (yes, the Herbert) comes up to my mind:

    “Heimat ist kein Ort. Heimat ist ein Gefühl.”
    ~Herbert Grönemeyer
    ["Home isn't a place. Home is a feeling."]

    The contest, a big event of Mafia-like point-sharing-trara per telephone bazar? I’m too young to judge by that, but i really doubt that it was like this a couple of years before…

  2. Jan
    May 16th, 2007 | 21:21

    Thanks for the comment – but seriously, I’d say the one thing you really are way too young for is quoting Grönemeyer… ;-)

  3. May 17th, 2007 | 18:57

    Shame on me, but that’s what says about homies. Sorry for being that young, i’m working on it… :-p

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