Ich bin ein Berliner

Ich bin ein Berliner

"Ich bin ein Berliner" is a famous quote from a 1963 speech made by John F. Kennedy. Kennedy wanted his words to show the support the United States had for West Germany after the Berlin Wall was put up to prevent emigration to the West.

Seeing the remaining section of the Berlin wall covered in artwork is just a small testament to the resilience of Berlin and Germany. I'll be the first to say I don't find much interest in studying history, however, being in Berlin my appreciation and respect for those who fight against oppression of any kind, has grown immensely. 

On a different note, I'm excited to share that yesterday I had my first interview at a company looking to hire a Junior Graphic Designer. Now although it was only a screening interview, I'm proud of myself for landing it after countless denial emails from companies. Overall, I feel somewhat confident about the interview, and we'll have to wait and see if I go any further in the interviewing process. From what I've researched about interviews in Germany, there are usually many steps and several different levels of people in the company to meet with before any decision is made. Fingers crossed that this turns out well. 

Today I checked out of my hostel in Berlin and I've purchased a map of Germany. I'm currently sitting in Starbucks planning out where I'm going to next. I just got the car2go app, so I can rent a car in Germany and get around easier, so hopefully, that will help me with my plans. Till then, go have an awesome Tuesday people! Sending love from this side of the world.

Neue Bop: 1-800-273-8255 by Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid

This is a super important song. It isn't often that you see a song become mainstream when it speaks about depression. Any songs that cover depression or mental illness are usually categorized as 'emo' and not given much attention. Logic recently performed this song live and the performance was moving. I've included that video below:

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No F*cking Clue

No F*cking Clue

The Boy from Vietnam

The Boy from Vietnam