tiistai 21. helmikuuta 2017

Kaksoiskansalaisuus = doppelte Staatsbürgerschaft

Hankin Saksan passin,
allekirjoitin hakupaperit Suomen itsenäisyyspäivänä viime vuonna
ja Suomen 100-vuotisjuhlavuonna sain kaksoinkansalaisuuden.
Enkä todellakaan tunne itseäni maanpetturiksi.

Posted this pic in facebook and 
it became one of the most liked pics ever!
Or did folks just like my text:
my hubby is married to a German?
So many fb friends congratulated.

I must say this whole procedure is pretty well organized,
you get all needed information from the Einbürgerungsamt.

They also tell you which steps to follow
after you have received the certificate of your new (double) nationality.

Jos Saksan kansalaisuus kiinnostaa niin Frankussa voit ottaa yhteyttä tänne:

Finnisch für Anfänger:

KANSALAISUUDEN MYÖNTÄMINEN = Einbürgerung / naturalization
KANSALAISUUS = Nationalität / natinality

German ID card is valid for 10 years.
Jos haet Berliinin Suomen suurlähetystöstä henkkarin 
mikä on voimassa viisi vuotta, saat maksaa siitä 90€.

Kaksoiskansalaisuus on puhuttu aihe juuri nyt Suomessa,
kuten "Suomen suurin uutismedia" kertoo.
Voin siis unohtaa sotilasuran.
Eikä mitään feikkiuutisia.

Had I applied for American citizenship 
I might have used this kind of orange pic,
it's possible by Prisma pic converter!
Let's make Ode GREAT again.

sunnuntai 19. helmikuuta 2017

Goldene Bulle in Frankfurt

On Saturday I participated a walking tour in Frankfurt city.

Have you ever noticed this?

What about this pic?
And what is the story behind it?

We were shown the "Golden Bulle".

No, this is not in Rome, it is in Frankfurt.

And this sign, ever noticed this?

Yes, Mr. Luther did stay overnight in Frankfurt.

Hello, this cloister, been here already?

Seen the longest wall painting North of the Alps?

Hm ... Jesus ... lex circumcidi !

Pretty cool digital guide.

You can so easily learn all about the "Golden Bulle".

Just visit Frankfurt!

Need a guided tour?
Everything is possible, even in Finnish:

maanantai 13. helmikuuta 2017

Shelling and surfing


Winterly beaches in Majorca are absolutely fascinating.
Empty. But still things to be discovered.

Like the surfers. Look carefully.

Am still chasing for the best surfer pics.
This is not bad.

This is badder ... well, not so good but shows the waves.

I guess he noticed my camera.

Surfer footprints 1.
People, it's cold and windy out there,
these guys go into the water barefoot. 

Cala Agulla.

And this is the beach in Canyamel.
After the stormy weather last week
a lot of crap on the beach.

The waves were not so big as in Cala Agulla.

More surfers, more possibilities to shoot some pics.

But you need to be patient,
this is the position that the guys normally have,
waiting fo the big wave.

Actually looks like fun!

And girls can learn it as well!

Surfer footprints 2.

Bay of Canyamel.

Yes, shelling, yes, found many nice ones this time!

sunnuntai 12. helmikuuta 2017

Reina del desierto

Good times in Palma.
As you probably have read in the newspapers,
the capital's official name is now only Palma,
forget the rest "de Mallorca".

The musical night in Palma started with some cuddles with my pal Pipo.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

HALAILLA = kuscheln / cuddle

Yes, this used to be a very popular movie.
Never saw it, was not really that interested.

Adapted from Elliott's 1994 film 
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, 
the musical tells the story of two drag queens and a transgender woman, 
who contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, 
a resort town in the remote Australian desert. 
As they head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, 
Priscilla, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of errors, 
encountering a number of strange characters, 
as well as incidents of homophobia, 
while widening comfort zones and finding new horizons.

My Majorcan friends Titte and Britte
convinced me to join them,
and ain't I greatful for that!
Great show, great music - classic disco hits -
and absolutely fascinating costumes.

El vestuario, compuesto por más de 500 trajes y 150 pares de zapatos.
En la obra se utilizan más de 200 pelucas, tocados y sombreros.

And all the jokes in Spanish ... well ... I enjoyed the colours on stage.
And the music!

The only song that was missing: who the fuck is Alice!

After the show a "light" snack.

There is a never-ending list of options 
in the vast world of bakery, but in Majorca the 
stands out from the rest. 
This is a typical bread roll from Palma de Majorca.

The ingredients are the same as always: 
flour, water, olive oil, salt and yeast. 
The great secret is in the way they are handled, 
mixed and pampered. This is an oval-shaped 
type of bread roll, with a crack right in the middle 
and with a unique texture–all of it is the result 
of the way the dough is rolled and folded, 
as well as the particular way to cut it before 
entering the oven: we let the dough sit for twenty minutes, 
then it gets folded and rolled and we let it sit again. 
After all of this, it is cut and we give them the shape. 
Lastly, we let it ferment for two hours and…straight to the oven!

lauantai 4. helmikuuta 2017

Gardening in winter

Bring boring, but true,
minus temperatures have finally left Frankfurt.
Time fo start gardening!

Finnisch für Anfänger:

LUMIKELLO =  Schneeglöckchen / snowdrop
LUMI = Schnee / snow
KELLO = Glocke / clock

Lucky enough this is the only trace of snow we have in Frankfurt.

Galanthus (snowdrop; Greek gála "milk", ánthos"flower") 
is a small genus of about 20 species of bulbous perennial 
herbaceous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae. 
The plants have two linear leaves and a single small white 
drooping bell shaped flower with six petal-like (petaloid) tepals 
in two circles (whorls). The smaller inner petals have green markings.

So to say the first flower blossoming this year.

More to follow soon. 

Guess what ...? Well, last year's strawberry leaves.

Am a bit worried about my oleander.
Not sure if it survived the real cold winter weeks.

Very soon also the rosemary blooms!

Katzenminze is also one of the first plants
to wake up after the winter.

In the herbal garden also other plants coming out.

And the classic winter/spring flowers indoors: tulips.

torstai 2. helmikuuta 2017

Michael who?

Die Finnische Gemeinde in Frankfurt
präsentiert zur Zeit eine Ausstellung über Mikael Agricola.

Mikael Agricola, eigentlich Mikael Olavinpoika, „Sohn des Olav“; 
* um 1509 in Pernaja/Pernå; † 9. April 1557 in Uusikirkko/Nykyrka, 
war ein finnischer Theologe und Reformator und gilt 
- Luther vergleichbar - als der Vater der finnischen Literatursprache, 
die auf der Basis des Turkuer Dialekts, erweitert um Elemente 
aus anderen finnischen Dialekten und durch Entlehnungen 
besonders aus dem Deutschen, Schwedischen und Lateinischen,
 entstand und von Agricola und seinen Nachfolgern um zahlreiche Neubildungen
für den theologischen und wissenschaftlichen Bedarf erweitert wurde. (Wikipedia)

Finnisch für Anfänger:

POIKA = Sohn / son

Die Tafeln in der Ausstellung sind sehr informativ,
hop hop nix wie hin nach Dornbusch genauer lesen!
Es gibt keine besondere Öffnungszeiten,
man kann die Ausstellung bewundern wenn immer
in der Gemeinde was lost ist, z.B. Mittwochs 13-19 Uhr.

Mikael Agricolan päivää eli suomen kielen päivää 
vietetään Suomessa 9. huhtikuuta. 
Päivää vietetään Mikael Agricolan kuolinpäivänä, 
vaikka yleensä henkilön kunniaksi liputetaan tämän syntymäpäivänä. 
Syynä tähän on se, että Agricolan tarkka syntymäaika ei ole tiedossa. 
Mikael Agricolan päivä tuli kalenteriin vuonna 1960,
 ja vuodesta 1980 lähtien se on merkitty myös liputuspäiväksi, 
jollaiseksi se olikin jo vakiintunut. Vuonna 1978 Agricolan päivä 
sai lisämääreen suomen kielen päivä. (Wikipedia)

Zwischen 1536 und 1539 studierte er an der Wittenberger Universität 
und wohnte in Luthers Haus. Dort zählten Martin Luther, 
Philipp Melanchthon und Johannes Bugenhagen zu seinen Lehrern. 
In dieser Zeit begann er sich, abgeleitet von dem lateinischen Wort für Bauer, 
Agricola zu nennen. Stark beeinflusst von den Ideen der deutschen Reformatoren 
kehrte er nach Turku zurück.

Neben seinem Wirken als Lehrer, Bischof und Reformator 
war Agricola auch ein wichtiger Diplomat. 
Der schwedische König Gustav Vasa setzte ihn mehrfach 
für diplomatische Missionen ein. Unter anderen 
kam Agricola 1557 als Mitglied der schwedischen Gesandtschaft 
an den Hof von Iwan dem Schrecklichen und war dort 
an den Friedensverhandlungen zwischen Schweden und Russland beteiligt. 
Auf der Rückreise starb Agricola am 9. April 1557. 
Er liegt in der Domkirche von Viipuri begraben.