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A Day in My Life in Germany

Dorothea Baerthlein from Germany

Dorothea Baerthlein
Photo from Winfried Baerthlein
What's on my shopping list today? French bread, Greek olives, grapes from Chile, and Florida oranges. Let's have some Swiss cheese and French wine for dinner tonight.


 

It's 7 a.m. in my hometown in Germany. The clock radio wakes me up softly with American pop music.

Still sleepy, I walk into my bathroom. Each new day I'm happy about these beautiful Italian tiles here—they were really a good choice. After showering, I grab a towel—a glimpse at the label tells me that it's made of Egyptian cotton, very soft and smooth.

Time for breakfast. Colombian coffee fills the kitchen with an irresistible aroma. I pour the coffee into my earthenware mug, hand-made in Spain, and enjoy.

Quickly I jump into my car—reliable German engineering—and drive to the office. There, I switch my computer on, and "Microsoft', the American software, helps me organize my work.

Lunchtime—let's go to the charming Italian restaurant just around the corner. I really crave the pizza there!

After work, I have to do my shopping. What's on my shopping list today? French bread, Greek olives, grapes from Chile, and Florida oranges. Let's have some Swiss cheese and French wine for dinner tonight.

Now I'm going to relax! What's on TV (probably made in Japan)? I have many choices; an American movie, a fashion show from Paris, or CNN News.

I realize many cultures touch my life to make it more interesting and enjoyable.


Another reflection:
Day with Foreign Things in Japan

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