Mar 29, 2012 - England    23 Comments

Are You Ready to Win?

Here I am again. Away from home in a foreign country. This time I am staying in Christchurch, UK for three months. After a bumpy flight with EasyJet I was picked up by my really friendly host family. They have a nice little house, four guinea pigs, no TV but enough food to feed hungry, hungry Raphy (sadly not with guinea pigs…) I landed in a really good place. (Again!)

Beside Besides improving enhancing my English skills I want to take the Cambridge Proficiency Exam and hopefully pass it! Since I am not a language genius I need your help for that! Right here and right now! Obviously I can’t afford to pay someone to correct all my blog posts. So I thought, why not ask all my English speaking friends to do so. This includes everybody who knows a little bit of English. Here is…

…how it works:

  1. Read my blog (-> tons of fun!)
  2. You spot a mistake (-> or two, or three, or four, but hopefully not more…)
  3. You post it(them) in the comments below

You’ll receive points:

  • Spelling mistakes: 1 point
  • Stylistic mistakes: 2 points + 1 point for explanation (also meaning: This sentence seems to be grammatically alright but it would be better this way.)
  • Grammar mistakes: 3 points + 2 points for explanation

I You can’t get more than 15 points per post!

After posting a mistake I will correct it directly into the article. From time to time I will post some extra credit assignment assignments where you can get points in a very different way. But you’ll here hear about this later.

Who will win? 

The top “editor” and one randomly picked participant! Everybody has the chance to win!


  • Top Editor: Pencilbook + 30 dollar iTunes gift card
  • Random Pick: Pencilbook + a sweet surprise ; – )

So you see, there are tons of attractive prizes for doing me this little favor. I hope you will read, comment and like my blog ; )

Any questions? -> Please ask in the comments below!

You have already notices noticed a mistake? -> Comment!


PS. I didn’t say I would never make a mistake on porpose porpuse…

PS2. PSS: To start this off, everybody everyone leaving a comment will receive 10 extra points! wohoo!

Mar 17, 2012 - England, News    2 Comments

I’ll be back very soon!

I am glad to announce that I will be back blogging very soon!
This time it is going to be about my experience in England! Yes I am going to England more preciously to Christchurch near Bournemouth where I am going to study English for three months.
So please stay tuned, get a hang of the new design (woohooo!) and check back soon the get the latest stories from England!

PS. There will be a huge contest where you can win something (; -> no kidding!

Aug 15, 2010 - England, Trips    3 Comments

Lovely Hamburg

Wow it has been a really long time since I updated you guys the last time. I don’t even want to count back the days because that would take me too long. I am thankful for everybody who is still checking my blog for updates and new entries. You guys are awesome and true followers of my blog ;) !

I thought a lot about how I am going to maintain my blog in the future. How I can keep it so that it doesn’t take up to much of my rare free time. My idea is now that I am changing my blog to a “photoblog”, where I will upload pictures I take and want to share with you guys. So basically there will be more pictures and less stories about my life. But don’t worry, every pictures writes its own story and it is true when they say “A picture says more than a 1000 words”! So, actually this will be even more interesting. And for those of you who are interesting in photography I am also going to write how I took a certain shot…

But for today I just want to show you a few pictures I’ve taken this summer break. My family and I went to the city of Hamburg, North Germany. We had a blast up there! We staid at a deaconesses’ home, which was again a place of great hospitality. At this point I want to send out a huge thanks to them! From there we went see Hamburg City and the places around Hamburg. But enough the talking, let’s let the pictures do that: