Saturday, April 25, 2009

spring beats

recently, when watching a video i won’t post here, i was absolutely captivated by its music. as title and artist weren’t indicated anywhere,
it wasn’t quite that easy finding out about that song. finally, i did:

ah, that slow and heavy base line, the blue picking and dreamy sounds… i could listen to this for a long long time.

(please listen to this via headphones in case you don’t have an appropriate sound system at your disposal; otherwise so much will be lost)

since one week, i’m back in my university life and already in need of holidays again. but the weather is heavenly. tomorrow, hopefully, i’ll go and spend time somewhere on the danube island. if i don’t, my head will probably explode.

being back in vienna, i’ve begun practicing a little chopin prelude:

prelude in b minor, op.28 no.6

my sister recommended me to play this, some months ago. only now have i gotten around the begin laying my fingers on this, and since then it has absolutely captured me.


Monday, April 13, 2009


i’m spending time in paradise.

in the mornings, mostly late mornings, i come down into the kitchen to make tea. while i boil the water and fill the tea filter, i open the rear door to let in the fresh morning air from the garden. usually, i put on music (usually the one cd i compiled and took here, this time); but not this time. this morning, i simply enjoyed the sound of distant bells ringing and ringing, busy with easter. the sound of bells i heard for so many years while i grew up here. their sound soothes me.

soon, i will start thinking about what to eat for lunch. then later, bike to a park with friends… after that, i might think about dinner, or we might cook something together. evenings are long when i’m here.

at times, i study or prepare things; but the semester, university, busy vienna life seems far far away. much rather, i spend time with family and friends here, see relatives i rarely meet these days. waffles seem to dominate my culinary agenda lately. wishing the time here would be longer.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


yesterday, i still saw people wearing winter caps, jackets, coats… the weather being rather greyish and still somewhat unpleasant. then today, somebody must have found the switch.

sun, blue sky, warmth. on the campus: masses of students spread out all over every patch of grass and ground. relaxing, hanging out, enjoying the sun and warmth.

it is amazing how city and university transform from one season to the other; and sometimes that seems to happen just one day.

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