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9 lessons I learnt in 2018 (and a little appreciation time)

1. Start working on something you have been meaning to do for years. Doesn’t matter if it’s something artsy, if its singing or dancing lessons, a business idea, or a hobby you always wanted to try but never dared to. Just start doing it…
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Are we good enough?

Recently, one of my closest friend and I are having lots of late night conversations about life, future plans and finding our own way and be able to do something that makes us happy. I am not sure if my friend wants to be named, so I am…
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Value of friendships in different places - The "see you there" and "let's meet"

There are friends that can empower you and there are others, that can turn into a draining part of your life. I learned that sometimes, friendships don't need any "further investments". Why do I talk like a banker? Because I think it…
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Spending holidays without your family

No matter if Christmas, Easter, Chanukka, Lunar New Year, End of Ramadan or another holiday is the most important holiday for you, we are all on the same page when talking about the feeling of spending these days far from home and our families. For…
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Are you a doctor yet? - The Asian pressure of success

“Are you a doctor yet?” Everyone knows that joke and meme right? - So, what's behind it? For the past months, I got in touch more often with people who feel the pressure of succeeding in their career, studies or family planning.…
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The Philippines – how safe is it to travel around there (with some travel tips and costs)

Happy New Year! 💖 Some of you might have the Philippines on your bucket list for 2018 but wonder how safe it is to travel. Here are my personal experiences with pieces of advice and costs for tours, so you can plan your trip  :) In the…
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My life in Taiwan – compared to Taiwanese dramas

It's Single's day soon (11th November or 11/11 - where all the 1's represent how freaking lonely we all are), therefore I thought about writing an uplifting post about Taiwanese love dramas. Well, they aren't really the best thing to watch when…
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The feeling of belonging somewhere (or nowhere)

Since I am abroad, the question "Where are you from" has been asked quite a number of times - and it's totally fine. It's even okay when people look at me like I am a straight liar when I answer that I am German. Also, it's okay to be confused,…
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Friendships and relationships with a due date

To start with, the headline might be misleading because in my opinion, if a friendship or relationship is genuine and based on mutual trust and love, it does not have a “due date”. I have met a number of people who have friends or met their…
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The dilemma of living abroad

I remember when I was 19, I left my parent’s home for a gap year as soon as I finished high school. The stereotype work and travel adventure in Australia, with a few months backpacking in South East Asia (or in my case suitcasing since I can’t…