Berlin is known as a city of singles. But is it really? Jen and Tam take a look at relationships and the single life in the city. The Mädels go veggie speed dating, peruse the BVG’s missed connections site, Meine Augenblicke, and talk to Berlin couples.
“Music, you now, true music - not just rock n roll - it chooses you. It live in your car, or alone listening to your headphones, you know, with the cast scenic bridges and angelic choirs in your brain. It’s a place apart from the vast, benign lap of America.”—Lester Bangs
“Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow — whether there is a market for it or not! The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don’t show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward.”—Kurt Vonnegut (via faerielandsforlorn)
Today we had our first StartUp Coffee Meetup at Cafe CK in Prenzlauerberg. Despite the BVG strike and the fact that the meetup was at 10am, we still had about 15-20 people show up! We even stayed well past 12pm. Thanks to everyone who came and also thanks to the lovely people at Cafe CK for hosting us!
Brene Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
On Saturday 18th February the BVG, which is responsible for the trams, buses and U-Bahn in Berlin is on strike, between the hours of 4am and 7pm. This means there will be NO U-BAHN, BUS or TRAM service between these hours.
German-speakers can see updates and information on the BVG website
Today I became “mayor” of Cafe CK…that is nerd speak for “I go there a lot and like to let everyone know that by ‘checking in’ on a geo location type of device.” Well, today because of my mayorship, I received some lovely latte art in the form of a heart. Precious.
If you are in Berlin you need to go to Cafe CK. I have to some tips for you:
Order a flat white then sit down (you do not need to pay until you are ready to leave).
If you come during the weekend, order the pancakes. They are fluffy and delicious. It is so simple!!!
Get used to the fact that you are in Prenzlauerberg and therefore will be surrounded by at least three babies. Please refrain from the evil eyes at the coffee loving parents - there ain’t no point. Live it, love it.
Request a record of your choice - Cory, who is a co-owner of the cafe has excellent music tastes and also bought a record player for the cafe that regularly spins The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Prince or something equally as awesome - add your input but do not say something lame.
Tip the barista!! I know we live in Germany and tipping is not normal but guys, this place rocks and the people who work there are amazing - why not show them some love?
I have been posting a lot of music lately and not a lot about my life in Berlin (sorry mom), but I have been finding a lot of gems on SoundCloud as of late. Here is an amazing cover of “Pale Blue Eyes” performed by The Kills.