Saturday, August 25, 2007

Kiel und sofort -1-

Well, I guess this is my 1st post since I left the US for the ASP program here in the northern Germany, more exactly in Kiel. Things have been tremendously crazy, busy busy busy all the time. The classes are very intensive, basically a 1 semester grad course concentrated in fairly the same amount of time spreaded over two weeks of daily lectures. Although very interesting and thought by top scholars in the fields, the program is proving to be a killer in the end. :)) Especially when the exams are approaching:)). Forgot to mention that little thing there. It has been now three weeks since I am here but it feels like a life time.

The city looks beautiful and I can wait also to visit Hamburg with the first occasion we get some days off. A bike is a must unless you want to spend some serious money (2 euros per ticket) or time (the city center is about 30 min walk from the institute for world economy or zbw).

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Simpsons - The Movie

I have seen it yesterday night. Well...if you are a fan of the series you will enjoy this, however if you are not do not expect the exceptional. The movie is a combination of three usual episodes with slow-paced action and not involving all the (numerous) characters consecrated in the show. I watched it mostly out of curiosity but it has proven to be OK after all, with Springfield being on the virge of destruction while the Simpsons work their way into saving it and obviously it was all Homer's fault.:)