18 June 2008

Tribute to (another) her and Part TWO

I should be writing this in my German blog. But this is the blog with more readers and English is still easier than German. :)

I finished 8 levels of German lessons. Tomorrow is the last class. Now,

  • I am able to do some small decent conversations in German.
  • I can read and understand average level text.
  • I am good enough to give my conversation-partner a chance to choose English or German.
  • I can respond to people - when they start speaking with me in German - without being perplexed.
  • More than my language skills, my confidence to speak in German has grown up - in better words, I am no more hesitant/reluctant.

All these 8 levels were with the same teacher - Daniela. Perhaps the best teacher I've ever had in my life. Through these 20 months of classes, our relationship has grown more than student-teacher one. We are good friends now.

Almost all of my life here in Munich, she has known me and I met her during her first month of stay in Munich.

Whatever little bit of German I know, is because of her - all the credit goes to her. Hats off to her, Thanks to her. With this entry I want to show at least a small fraction of the unbounded gratitude I have.

Well, I am not sure, whether I'll be doing another course. I had wanted to do one more - to put a polish on top. But I haven't made up my mind yet. If the decision is "NO", then tomorrow will be the end of my German language studies. Else, it will be after 6 weeks from now.

Well, I cannot avoid writing about Ewelina too. For the past few months, she is my conversation-partner. She too is definitely more than a classmate. A very nice girl on whom I started to develop a crush and later I crushed the crush - for various reasons.

Part Two - Coincidences

Do I believe in miracles/coincidences? Honestly - NO. But how do I explain when highly improbable things just happen?

The latest example would be this: The moment I was about to write about Ewelina, she rang me up. It's not a very frequent thing I write about her, nor she rings me up. But it happened.

Another example: For months together I might not have any contacts with Dinil; I might not even think about him. But on a fine day I think about him and within 24 hours I get a call/email from him. This is really unbelievable - but this has happened many times. I have even told some other friend of mine - about this.

Yet another example: Last weekend, I watched "Dasavatharam" and I told my friend a quote by someone - "A designer knows he has arrived at perfection not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away" - which was of course to criticize the film.

Later when I looked up who had said that, I saw, it was by "Antoine de Saint Exupéry" - whose book I had read just 3 days earlier. It is again a rare event that I read a french book (in English though) and it was the first time I quoted that thing and both are from the same fellow!!!!!!I @ Neuschwanstein

Boy!!! Are coincidences that common place? These along with my lately-developed-mind-reading skills are stunning me!

Got to leave, Signing off, Sands.

PS1: The movie was ultra-mega-bad. At least 5 characters could have been avoided - re-read the quote.

PS2: No proof reading as an urgent call came. Please bear with me for the mistakes.

PS3: Picture - I @ Neuschwanstein.

PS4: Conversation-partner is a single word in German and I can't find a good equivalent in English. (Influence! Sigh!)


ഗീതാഗീതികള്‍ said...

The sandstone rolling crushing every thing on its way ..... Ugh !

You psychic sand, Read my mind.

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

Had already read your mind ;)

The Lonely Backpacker said...

kamal just wanted to cross the nine character barrier limit of shivaji....
so he chose 10 roles...

ആഷ | Asha said...

മനസ്സ് വായിക്കാനുള്ള കഴിവൊന്നുമില്ലെങ്കിലും എന്റെ ജീവിതത്തിലും ഇത്തരം Coincidences ധാരാളം സംഭവിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്. അവസാനം സംഭവിച്ചത് എന്റെ ഒരു കൂട്ടുകാരിയെ ഒരു ദിവസം പെട്ടെന്ന് വല്ലാണ്ട് ഓർമ്മവരികയും അതിനടുത്ത ദിവസം അവളെ ഞാൻ വിളിക്കയും ചെയ്തിരുന്നു. സംസാരം പകുതി വഴിയായപ്പോഴാണ് അതിനു തലേന്ന് അവൾ എന്നെ ഫോണിൽ വിളിക്കയും ആ കോൾ കണ്ടിട്ടാവും ഞാൻ തിരിച്ചു വിളിച്ചതെന്ന് കരുതിയിരിക്കയാണെന്നു മനസ്സിലായത്. പക്ഷേ ഞാൻ ആ മിസ്‌ഡ് കോൾ കണ്ടതേയില്ല. എന്നാൽ ആ സമയം തന്നെയാണ് അവളെ ഓർമ്മിക്കയും ചെയ്തിരുന്നതായി ഓർത്തത്. :)