Month: August 2015

You want to be fooled

Are you watching closely? Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge”. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. The second act is called “The Turn”. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really...

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A new Beginning – Again

After having spent the last three or so weeks back in Denmark recharging and refueling, I am starting to get myself ready for traveling back to China to continue my work. Chongqing will soon be the city in which I have lived the longest in China, the record currently is Luoyang, in Henan province where I lived and worked for 2½ years. In total I have spent 5 years in China at this point, and I have lived and worked in various places over those 5 years. I started in Beijing for 1 month, during my TEFL training, then...

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A Viking Saga

During my recent visit to my home country, Denmark, I went with my parents to visit a Viking museum in the old town of Ribe, possibly the oldest city in Denmark. Situated roughly 70 kilometers south of where my parents live and with the Viking museum and the cathedral closing for the public at around 5 pm in the afternoon, we decided to leave our house early on a Thursday morning and drive straight to the museum, and then from there, on to the cathedral and the rest of the city of Ribe. I didn’t have too high expectations...

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