Learn about Korea – Confucius & Korean Confucianism

It feels like almost every cultural behaviour in Korea can be traced back to the teachings of Confucius (孔丘 KÇ’ng QiÅ«). Confucius was a Chinese teacher and philosopher who lived 2’500 years ago and still has more influence on eastern Asian culture than anyone else claims to have. The philosophy of Confucius emphasised personal and governmental morality, correctness of social more »

3 Tage in Flims

Gemeinsam mit dem Bereich in welchem ich arbeite, sind wir für ein paar Tage nach Flims gefahren. Da ich wohl der einzige Schweizer bin der nicht Ski fährt, hab ich mir gemeinsam mit anderen Kollegen und Kolleginnen ein paar gemütliche Tage gemacht. Mit dem gepackten Kamera-Rucksack habe ich mich in den Bergen rund um Flims/Laax more »

Learn about Korea – Korean age

Soon after I started to learn Hangul and some Korean words, I stumbled over a site called TalkToMeInKorean.com which is specialized on teaching Korean over the internet. I’ll write more about their language courses in another post. So far I spent more time watching their videos about Korean culture, than the ones dealing with the language more »

How to learn Korean – Vocabulary

After I reached the point where I thought that I somehow mastered Hangul (the Korean alphabet) I tried to learn some Korean words. Unlike with other languages I know (German, Italian, French and English) there was no chance to affiliate known words to the ones I learn in the Korean language. So I decided to more »

50 perfectly timed photos

Every photographer experiences it at some point, where he or she gets the perfect timing for a unique photo. Usually it’s blurry or suffers from bad lighting. The few of those perfectly timed photos which don’t suffer from the mentioned issues, battled for the top spot on the top 50 list.. 50 perfectly timed pictures

How to learn Korean – Hangul

Last October I decided to learn some Korean, again. I made this “decision” already multiple times, but I never succeeded. This time I was more motivated to make the first step. I did some research and there are multiple ways to start a language. I decided to start learning how to read Hangul. Hangul is more »

Washington DC – Capital City

In den vergangenen Jahren habe ich so einiges von den USA gesehen. Die Kalifornische Westküste kenne ich mittlerweile recht gut. Den Südosten habe ich mit Florida, Tennessee und Indiana auch schon ein wenig besucht. Was bei mir aber schon länger auf der Liste stand, war Washington DC. Die Hauptstadt der Vereinigten Staaten lockte mich mit more »