Daily Inspiration – How To Grow Professionally While in Quarantine / I Am Expat

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How to grow professionally while in quarantine

With the whole world “on hold”, now is a good opportunity to prepare for what lies after the quarantine, when the boundaries will reopen and face-to-face meetings are, once again, allowed and welcome. Think of this current “free time” as a gift, a moment for ourselves that we’re hard-pressed to find in our regular lives. 

So how can we make most of this time spent locked up in our homes, with seemingly nothing to do? Below are 10 tips on what you can do to grow professionally, while in quarantine.

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1. Make your “unique value proposition” clear

First things first, work out what it is you have to offer. When looking for a job, it is essential to be aware of why a company should hire you. Remember that no one hires just “nice guys”, but rather, professionals who help solve particular problems.

It is therefore crucial to find those strengths of yours, which will be of interest to your potential employer: what sets you apart from the rest (your “unique value proposition”), and what you want to “sell”.  Just saying you have “10 years of experience in the field” doesn’t answer the question of why a company should hire you.

2. Update your master CV and cover letter

There is no universally-perfect CV, as it is something that has to be adapted and optimised for each position. However, it is always good to have a “master CV”, that demonstrates your highest skills and qualifications. This will save you a lot of time when applying to multiple jobs, as you can “cherry-pick” the sections that are relevant to each specific position.

When updating your resume, it is important to think not only of the duties you performed at work, but also of what potential employers might expect from you. Pro tip: check out the job adverts you are interested in as a base to work from.

3. Map the companies you may be interested in later

The most common strategy when looking for a job is to send out hundreds of standard CVs and to wait for someone to answer. However, despite its popularity, this is one of the least efficient strategies you can use. Before sending out your CV, you should make sure you’re aware of what kind of industries and companies you’re targeting and your reasons for doing so.

This will allow you to optimise your CV and cover letter for a particular role, and also prepare better for an interview. The more you know about the market you are going to work in, the higher your chances of getting the job. 

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4. Optimise your LinkedIn and Xing profiles.

If you are not on one of these business networks, you are invisible to the market. If you want to ensure that, while you’re looking for a job, the job is also looking for you, make your profiles outstanding, leveraging your value to your potential employer.

5. Get some recommendations

Now is a good time to ask for recommendations on professional social media (you could offer to write some yourself in return). When a recruiter sees a recommendation (especially online), they have more trust in your qualifications, as it is very difficult to make a proper judgment based only on a candidate’s profile.

Therefore, you can make their job easier and give yourself an advantage by getting yourself some recommendations on professional social media, and even writing some yourself. It is essential to be proactive in online networking.

6. Prepare and rehearse your elevator pitch

The most common question you will be asked during any interview is “can you tell me a bit about yourself?” Begin this answer with a country of origin, number of children or number of years of experience, and you waste an opportunity to demonstrate your value.

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Instead, think of your “unique value proposition” (as discussed above) and practice explaining it in one to two minutes, bearing in mind your employer’s priorities.

7. Prepare for standard interview questions

If you haven’t prepared them in advance, it is difficult to provide real-life examples when answering behavioural questions during interviews. In order to rock the interview, it is crucial to demonstrate your experience by providing “stories” from the past. For this, you can use the STAR and CARL techniques of answering interview questions.

8. Sign up for an online course

Invest in your future by learning new things. Try Lynda, Coursera and edX to find courses on topics that make a difference in your field. This is especially important if you want to start working in a new field or industry.

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9. Build your development strategy

If you’re not sure about what you want to do in five years, or you’re hesitant about your job search strategy and tactics, a career consultant can help by answering your questions and providing you with the best practices and tools to achieve your goals faster. Sometimes having honest feedback on your application or career aspirations is all you need to improve your search.

10. Start a professional blog

While facing huge competition in the market, one way to demonstrate your skills is by maintaining a blog. This shows your expertise on the topic, the way you think, and the way your articulate your ideas. The professional blog is one of the most efficient ways to establish your personal professional brand, which will ultimately boost your career in the future.


Full Article from I Am Expat:
https://www.iamexpat.de/career/employment-news/how-to-grow-professionally-while-quarantine?fbclid=IwAR0roMYYqxaPx1wSyEcBBeikyWLXR2Cw6xQcpd_Bat2UySfkjc8My9UtZB8
By Evgeniya Akulova


DAILY IDEA – 4 Ways To Make Your Life Easier

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Hello, I hope you have better day than yesterday. I am about to share you some ideas how to live life little bit much chilling and easier.

Do not try to get obstacles and crisis by yourself when you can avoid it. Get away from hardness as much as you can. That would make your life little bit easier, because you will have hard time enough even when you are trying.

Let’s check out 4 things you got to learn and think about for living smoother life.

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1.Avoid aggressive people

When someone tries to attack your feeling or whatsoever, try to ignore as much as you can. Your reaction could be their joy, therefore, ignoring is sometimes the best way to defeat one. Getting involved with those kind of people is not useful at all for you.

2.Do Not Do Favor Easily

You better think twice when you say ‘Yes’ to someone asking you any favor. Reckless decision is meaning for that. Consider and reconsider if there is something you have to double check before saying ‘Yes’. This would prevent you from deciding stupidly.

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3.Do Not Bet If You Can’t Control Risk

You have to be careful of something you can’t mange or control. It does not matter if that is things or people. You will never want to say ‘I can’t help it’ facing with expected crisis or bad happening. When it comes to uncontrollable people working next to you, you should think about any idea how to deal with it as solutions in advance.

4.Meet Halfway If things are NOT so Important.

Better focus on few things that you really need to get. Long time discussion for less important part is not helpful for you. Too high self-pride guys are usually obsessed with it. But, as a result for them, it is highly possible for them to lose the most important matter. Do not try to win at all time, because you have few games to concentrate to win for sure. On the games, you will undeniably defeat ones.

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Attitude makes everything for better effect of what you do. It prevents you from wasting unnecessary time and energy.

Do not make Enemies, Do not take bothersome voluntarily, Make sure of what you do, Do not be stubborn for nothing. Those 4 Things would give you bigger benefit with less effort.


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STUDY IN GERMANY- The Final Result of Master Application Comes Out


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STUDY IN GERMANY – When can I get A Final Decision for Master Application?


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Hi, I am finally back with the result for master that I applied for summer semester 2020. For your short information of previous post, I am applying for international management as master degree.

I got a final decision from the university on 4th February. It got around 3 weeks since deadline is closed. I was waiting and waiting patiently by a day before yesterday. after one inquiry e-mail of when I could get any result.

Well, It was not a easy time to endure timing coming. I did kind of everything I could do to avoid negative feelings keeping internal anxiety. Like, watching new film or series or ones that I already watched before in a row for all day and night with a bucket of ice cream.

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Guess what, It was totally not positive. Speaking of which, I got denied by the university.

I was wondering why that is, because I graduated university for bachelor related to business administration. What is more, I even got certificate for international trade specialist and working experience as a business development.

So far, what they informed me is that I got no proven core competencies that they require for study position. Especially, Regarding of My Bachelor. But the point is that I do not certainly get this, as I already got many subjects and modules related to business and international tasks.

I doubt of reasons that it could be possible for my specific degree which is mainly Logistics.
They open the position for “International Management”particularly, so It might be possible that they need to reject my application.

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Still, you know what, I am going to do a legal claim officially by post to the university.

As far as I know, in overall universities and studying organizations in Germany, We can officially claim from results that they announce within one month after issuance of rejection letter. If I can’t accept following reasons or don’t have any clue why it is happening, I will definitely do it for sure.

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I think that it is not quite clear to simply accept this denial. I gotta do everything I could do to get things right for me. I will keep posted about what will happen about my claim! Hope My effort could turn the result over.

In the meantime, I am also going to prepare for other applications for upcoming Winter Semester. I would be able to apply for many, as there are usually much more positions I can apply for than summer semester.


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SNAP PHOTO – FASHION OOTD – Natural Look of Grace With Nature

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“Natural Look of mine that I captured on one of usual days in Spring.

On a moment of many days I spent in Main River in Frankfurt, Germany.

I was enjoying Starbucks Frappuccino after work-out. Hm-hmm. Do not blame on me for it, like, I had to do it on a very special day under blazing sunset in cool city. 🙂 Furthermore, I was thirsty as hell and felt like sweet stuffs.

I took a Simple Leggings, Black shirt and light brown Cardigan in case of cool air right after workout. Of course, for edgy point on the look, Silver colored Sport Bag was with me.
(T-Shirt and Leggings from H&M, Cardigan from Korea, Silver Bag from Primark.)

Specially, I love this bag so much, as it is so convenient to carry m belongings and always matches my casual and sporty look perfect as a point.

It was a perfect snapshot that I was luckily able to get. Natural Look with Natural Colors in flowing waves in Main River. Especially, All the Harmonized Colors made Artistic Snapshots.

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FASHION OOTD – Favorite Daily Look of Grace / Outfit of the day / Casual Street Style

Hi, there, This is Grace running ‘Authentic Grace, authentic me’ personal Brand. 🙂

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Well, as you already saw, I am going to share you how I look in daily basis.
I always prefer simple and minimize Fashion with my unique style in it. It means that I am not so huge fan of bling bling, shiny big size accessories. To give a point on my outfit, I rather noticeable color from my entire look or one special item

I usually match black socks with different type of jeans and pants.
Never failed with the item for vivid impression in stylish way.

If your outfit has only continuous monotone color, Seek out any special item like bags to avoid boring mood.

In my case, like above look, I chose a Dark Purple mini bag which was a gift from my sister. What is secret inside is, that length of bag stripe was long enough to have it on shoulder like mini tote bag. But I tied the stripe up to look street-style cross body bag instead. I usually walk an move active and My footstep is quite wide. That is why I prefer sporty and casual street style. It DOES fit me and I love it. Because of that fact, I do not really like typical office look and outfit even though I have to do desk jobs… Feels like It is choking me in somehow. Lol

I will keep you posted as soon as I find more Fashion Tips to share with you.
Of course, my daily look will be followed as well accordingly. 🙂

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FASHION – ADVICE – Casually Stylish, but Keep Uptown Girl Mood / coached by Grace

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FASHION – ADVICE – Bold, but adorable / coached by Grace


Hi, I came back for another Fashion Advice for you guys.

I got many articles about British Nobles because of Prince Harry and Meghan recently.
I looked up what is happening on them, but in the meatime, I got inspired by Meghan’s looks. Actually, It is not her looks but typical looks or British Noble young women like Kate Middleton.

Anyway, I thought myself what if I mix two fashion styles with noble looks and casual styles. I mean, WHY NOT? SO Here, I brought you results of my pick’s! I hope you would like it.

You can wear camel wool coat or Poncho depending on your mood. If you want to go for more noble style than casual one, then choose camel classic wool coat ! (Prices of outwears are between 20-60 EUR.)

For shoes, likewise, Go for Stiletto if you want to look glamorous added up on your already-made-stylish look. Of course, you definitely need to have Mules if you wish to get classic and comfy looks. (Prices of shoes are between 30-140 EUR.)

Bag to add on the looks can depend on your height as well. If your height is relatively small than others, go for smaller bag, so you avoid your bag not to make you look smaller. Small bag makes you much adorable, specially. In A Opposite way, Go for Big Bag if your height is tall, that will maximize your good point glowing. (Prices of bags are between 30-130 EUR.)

At last, Color Combination of my pick’s would be not a bad idea for you to follow, because it will give you Classic, Calm, Clean mood on your Fashion.

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DAILY – GERMANY – Blazing Moments of passed days in Frankfurt and Eschborn

When I first moved to Germany, I once stayed in Eschborn area in Germany.

It was not bad but, sadly not that good for me either. Do not take it personally if there are viewers living in the area. I just meant that it is quiet, calm, peaceful area to live, but I just wanted to live in more cheerful and lively area in the country. But I strongly agree with a fact that It is such a perfect area for families having kids to raise or old couples.

Anyway, I moved out from there to be in Frankfurt city after 6 months living.

one of days in the evening in Eschborn Bahnhof

After moving to the city, I could be able to take a walk nearby Main river often. Taking a walk by waterside is one of the favorite things that I enjoy. So why not, It was a good idea to decide to move!
I even captured a enchanting moment when I was enjoying Mainfest in 2018. (as below)

Dazzling moment of Mainfest in Main River in 2018

Besides special events in Main River, Simply enjoying sunset in a daytime is also good for living in Frankfurt city. As I can be there whenever I want to, It is not even a tiring job to do everyday for walking and etc. Having couple of beers by waterside under sunset is kind of awesome feeling thinking like “It is not a bad idea to be alive for this”

Enjoying Beck’s Beer at Main River under Sunset, NICE !

Grabbing some Beers like Plisner or Hefeweizen(Wheat Beer) and head to Main River, Frankfurters ! Let’s meet up there. 🙂

AMAZON-AUDIOBOOK- Convenient Reading Habit? – audible!

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Hi there, this time, I brought a special information for people who are book-lovers.

As modern times are passing so fast as time goes by, followed by tendency, busy working people are having quite a hard time to make a enough break for reading books.

If you want to read books / articles / magazines as much as you wan but lack of time only matters for this, You can definitely find the answer right here, audible ! It has all you need to enjoy the taste of your literature.

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What is audible?

Audible is an Amazon company and the world’s largest distributor of digital audio books. Bestsellers, thrillers, novels and classics – with Audible, there’s a genre for everyone. As a customer, you download an audio book directly to your computer or mobile device and you can immerse yourself in them anytime, anywhere. The range includes over 200,000 audio books, radio plays, series, audio magazines, foreign language titles and much more.

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You will have below advantages if you subscribe audible Amazon right as soon as you are done with reading this post.

  • Try it free for 30 days (with a trial subscription), then € 9.95 a month
  • Selection of audio books / radio plays from over 200,000 titles
  • Download the audiobook directly to a smartphone, tablet or computer
  • Available anywhere and anytime!
  • Seamless switching between the book and the audiobook with over 80,000 Kindle eBook titles
  • All audiobooks in the Audible library belong to the user and can be heard at any time. Even if you cancel the subscription.
  • 1 audio book of your choice per month
  • Also available offline at any time with the app for smartphones and tablets
  • Unlimited and without advertising
  • Note: This offer is only valid for customers who are Prime members and new Audible customers in Germany.

Moreover, what is personally good having this service is that, in my experience, Audiobook subscription would be helpful to people who are in insomnia having sleeping disorder. My boyfriend are sometimes suffering this and whenever he can’t fall asleep even though trying hard, he turns on audiobook next to bed and it usually works and helps.

Come and click here to check details and ways how to subscribe !

INVESTING – Did you already know about Real Estate Crowd Funding?

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Hi all!
I brought useful information about investing. I recently got into searching for any information about crowd funding. And I learned quite a lot about it. In the meantime, I also looked up pop-up notification from real estate agency from their platform time to time, as I am so interested in real estate market in Europe to invest for my future.

But as I am just a personal customer with small capital, I could not even think about investing huge capital to be in new building or construction developing project.

In a perfect timing, I was fortunately able to get another info that I was looking for from website related link that kind of person like me can also do investment for real estate. How can it be possible?

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Followed by what I have researched, Real estate crowdfunding is the fact to invest in real estate along with other investors, usually through a platform that will propose real estate deals and take care of all the work, like listing deals, doing all the legal work, and then managing the property. This allows you to invest in real estate with a very low amount of money (sometimes from 50 Euros or Dollars), diversify quickly into many properties, and also have a completely passive real estate portfolio.

I guess it could be my favorite way to invest in real estate, as it allows me to quickly diversify over several deals, and to build a completely passive real estate portfolio.

It seems like there has been booming for real estate crowd funding as well including overall Europe. The situation is that The German real estate crowdfunding market is set to more than triple in size this year. Real estate developers, asset managers, and, most recently, real estate agents are joining the fray of real estate crowdfunding platforms, trying to unseat the handful of leaders who have already established a strong leadership position in this very young market.

Herewith I share you 3 real estate crowd funding websites in Europe. Those are mainly dealing with projects covering overall European property. You will have to check which offer you can take currently.


  1. Estateguru (Estonia)
    EstateGuru is the leading European marketplace for short-term, property-backed loans in 2013 a group of real estate and fintech experts based in Tallinn, Estonia had a bright idea.
  2. Exporo (Germany)
    With the innovative EXPORO platform, anyone can invest easily and digitally in interesting properties from as little as € 500.
  3. Beifuegst (Germany)
    BERGFÜRST is a crowd investing platform on which private investors can invest in individual properties and property portfolios starting at EUR 10 – with interest rates between 5.0% and 7.5% p.a.

I wish you luck for successful investment and happy future life !

STUDY IN GERMANY – When can I get A Final Decision for Master Application?

The deadline of Master degree for summer semester 2020 is finally ended as of 15th Jan 2020.

I already sent all the needed documents for applying so early as soon as application portal on website is open to accept applicants. So I just expected if I could get any final decision from the school that I want to get in. I was waiting for few days after deadline date. I thought It would be not that bad idea to ask for it to the school directly by e-mail.

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Me being nervous waiting for a final decision of my application !

You know, especially, timing of getting result of application is all different depending on schools in Germany. (I do not know how it would be like in other countries. Share it with me if you know any!)

I asked if there will be any outcome being prepared at the time and when at least I could get informed about any decision from school. Sadly, I could not get the answer that I want but information below.


(after deleting private information from letter.)

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Dear Ms,
In the course of the application process,

your file will be sent to the admission’s board for the master’s degree program you chose.
The admission’s board then decides after checking the application documents about eligibility and admission of the candidates. This is quite an exhaustive process and it can take several weeks before the Admission’s Office get any answer. Unfortunately, we cannot inform you how long it will take before you get an answer.

Kind regards,
Studienbüro (Admissions Office)
Hochschule RheinMain


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That’s right, I applied for master degree of international management in Hochschule RheinMain.

Unfortunately, I am not that good at German yet. still learning it…
For applying any degree in Germany, applicants must prove their German skills at least B2 level when enrolling except for international course.

There was, gladly, some international courses that I could apply for related to my previous bachelor degree nearby where I am living right now. So I did!

*For people who want to study in Germany but hesitating because of German language, if you are totally fine with English instead, then do not worry, there is always a way for you!

I desperately hope to get into the course as I wish, because I have really wanted to continue studying in Germany which is related to international business. Considering timing and my interest, here is the best place that I have to be for studying hard.

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Well, anyway, I will have to wait as informed by student office of Hochschule RheinMain.
Wish me Luck! I will post again, of course, about any final results of it.

FASHION ICON – My crush, Kristen Stewart

Hi there, today, I am going to post about Kristen Stewart who was a huge crush of me in my juvenile.

She was the coolest person that I have ever seen as soon as Twilight released. Of course, I know that I was not the only one who had a crush on her from the movies. But, I did not have a crush just because of her pretty face.

The biggest reason for me for the crush was her looks. The ways she wear and express her were so amazing and it was just enough to get into crush world.

For your information, I do not care of her private relationship with someone and running rumor and so on. I just do love her as a celebrity who already ranked a iconic looks with gigantic popularity. In my point of view, People must simply respect other people’s taste, thought or belief no matter where they are at and what gender they are. I hope people do not judge her too harsh only because of ways she chose to express herself.

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Check this out, Kristen Jaymes Stewart is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a César Award, which she was the first American actress to win. She was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2012. You can check her brief Filmography on below image. (+and so on)

Back to the main topic, I really love how she wear in a daily life. It can be called on perfection of being chin and free. It is so stylish without many fancy and shiny accessories. Truly, perfect daily look. Best of simple, boyish and casual street fashion.

Mostly, I am into minimalism and simple but stylish street look on fashion.
And I realized way long ago that Kristen can do it easily satisfying my standard.

If you would like to check more about Kristen Stewert’s Fashion, there are some articles that you can check out!

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Kristen Stewart Street Style 11/26/2019 – Most-Famous.com

HOME DECOR – Collecting Inspiring Photos – how to design your home

Home decoration refers to the art and science of making an internal and external space more attractive and functionally useful for its residents. It used for decorating your home with various designer elements such as color, style of furniture, floor design etc.

I have been also into Home Decor since I started living alone apart from my family.
Since then, I have been searching for inspiration of how I should decorate my own place.

Herewith I share you some photos for Home Decor and that I have been getting inspired and related comments.


Unfortunately, I could not even follow any one of those styles due to lack of budget.
I would definitely my adorable place with favorite design and style.

If you guys already afford to try most of items used for those decors, please do so!

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Scandinavian Home Decor Style.
If you are into style using picture frame on the well in your place!

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I am huge fan of using some plant to bright up home color.
Green is what, good. Let’s go for it !

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Sometimes, a lot of mixed color in the same space is not always bad.
Right combination always matters.

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Home Decor With Natural Materials.
Wooden Pallet can be used not only for logistics, but also for chic decoration.

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Beauty of Monochromatic Color.
It would make you feel calm, for example, in your bedroom under monotone.

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I will come back with another decor comment and related images!

TRAVEL – SPA – Coolest Therme in Konstanz, Germany / German Sauna Culture?

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View of Outdoor pool of Bodensee-Therme Konstanz

When I decided to have a trip spontaneously, I had to choose any area to head to.

Suddenly, I came to think about waterside area again which I should go to in Germany.
Hamburg was too far to afford in a matter of time at the time. So I thought like, how about Konstanz? I booked a place to stay for few days right away.

After packing off stuffs at hotel, I searched any information about where to go and what to do.
But sadly, (kind of ) I am not a type of planning and moving around by the plans. So, I was simply walking around first around the area of where I was staying. I bought some food and tool a walk nearby lake.

After eating some, I figured out there is a good spa and therme nearby our staying.
As I am huge fan of sauna and spa, I decided to go experience how it would look like.

The place is called Bodensee-Therme Konstanz.

It has outdoor warm pool in winter (I went there in winter season.), various sort of sauna, lots of spa service with friendly atmosphere. I especially enjoyed below pooling on below picture.

Ah, for people who never heard or experienced of German sauna culture, Traditional style to enjoy sauna is like, all people should be naked in the sauna and gender does not matter to be in the same sauna naked. Saunas are usually mixed-gender, but single sex are occasionally offered. Larger spas have several kinds of saunas so you can build up to the hottest temps in different soothing saunas with cool down periods in-between. Germans will firmly tell you this is for your heath as you alternate between teeth chatter stewing in your own sweat.

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In side of main facility. You can enjoy splendid view from inside out while enjoying warm pooling.
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You can enjoy snacks and drinks inside which is located in main facility. You can have beverages in a second after sauna.

I also enjoyed outdoor warm pool, but had to get our there soon because my boyfriend stared feeling allergic reaction from chemicals in the water. He has sensitive skin, therefore, I warn you people who have the same type of skin like my boyfriend’s. I was totally fine, though.

As the result, I went there 2 more days in a row. Well, I can even say that all I specially did there is this therme since I experienced on the first day. 🙂

TRAVEL – Weekend in Hamburg, Germany

I had a short weekend trip to Hamburg, Germany.

I have been loving to be in waterside area for living or getting fresh air. That is why Hamburg is the best and the most perfect area to be or stay in Germany. Unfortunately, I was not able to live in this city since I moved to Germany. As a foreigner, I have figured out that other cities have more job offers and opportunity starting new life in the country.

Still, I guess that short visit and trip to Hamburg is quite fine with me for breathing up from work that I have to do every weekdays.

See how beautiful Hamburg is having cool waterside!

FLAT FOR RENT -GERMANY- 4 House Renting Platforms to check!

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When you are planning to stay in Germany a while, you will have to choose where to stay besides hotel. Staying hotels for months or years would be enormously too much in terms of cost, am I right? If there is no social community that you already know, you might feel quite hard not knowing where to get any information at first.

I share some house/apartment buying and renting platforms which would be helpful for you to find you own cozy place in Germany quite easily.

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1.immobilienscout24

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‘ImmobilienScout24 is the leading real estate portal on the German-speaking Internet and the No. 1 for real estate. Every month we support around eight million people with a wide range of services, innovative products and valuable decision-making aids.

This platform and website is already so famouse that most of people know about it.
You can search offers not only for renting but also for selling and buying real estate. It has app service.

In my case, I easily found my previous places to stay without huge problems through this platform.
But here is my tip when you contact to house owner or real estate agent for any offers, you better try it in German language. Some of German people are not really happy when they get message in English, therefore, using German would increase possibility to get their reply. If you do not speak German at all, do not worry, we all have google translator.

2.WG-gesucht

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The name of platform is WG-gesucht, however, luckily, there are also lots of offers for simple flat. studio and house. It has app service as well.

*WG (Wohngemeinschaft)refers to a living arrangement in which several tenants share an apartment. Every tenant has their own room. Common areas such as the bathroom, kitchen and living room (if existing) are shared. Sometimes there are WG options in the dormitories.

This platform tend to have less offers and little bit more expensive of rent than immobilienscout 24. Still, there are useful offers that you have to check if you are eager to get the best place.

This platform might be more suitable for people who are simply looking for short term like few months. Also, there tend to be more private providers than companies like real estate agents, which can make you discuss about their offer much friendly and close. I also had a experience to get one room studio flat from private friendly previous tenant who offers on the site by himself.

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3. ebay Kleinanzeige – immobilien

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Did you already know that you can also find house or flat on ebay Kleinanzeige platform?
There is a section for it on its website and app. Like immobilienscout 24, people sell and buy their properties as well.

Also, if you need help from moving companies, I guess you can see lots of offers and get one of those with quite reasonable price, as most of them are running their own small business. The service could be more customized and able to do close-talk about moving plan .

4.ABG FRANKFURT HOLDING

Logo ABG FRANKFURT HOLDING GMBH

This platform is only for “Frakfurter”, sadly.

ABG FRANKFURT HOLDING GmbH operates both operationally and as a holding company. As a holding company, its task is to manage the subsidiaries Hellerhof, Frankfurter Aufbau AG, WOHNHEIM, MIBAU and SAALBAU. The ABG Group has a total of around 52,500 apartments and around 33,000 other rental units such as garage spaces and commercial units.

As there has been boom of developing real estate in Frankfurt since few years ago,ABG develops and manages real estate projects with private partners as part of subsidiaries with it.

You can find all the building projects or renting offers and service that they are running for. of course, all of that is happy in Frankfurt. Moreover, if you get lucky, you might be able to have a chance to get good deal. If you are in a social status getting financial support by government, there will be special offers only for those people.

You can find an overview of currently available real estate offers from ABG FRANKFURT HOLDING GmbH in our online databases. (as below capture, https://www.abg.de/wohnen/immobilienvermittlung/mieten/wohnungsangebote.php)

Getting your own nest abroad is truly hard to make it finally done but also what you have to if you are planning to live or stay a while. It is even harder and more tough to foreigners who are not fluent with German struggling to get used to different environment.

I always cheer foreigners who are trying to survive hear not giving up on their hard situation, as I am one of them. Head up and let us go ahead further !

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BEAUTY-GERMANY- Top 3 Daily Facial Creams in dm

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It has been almost 4 years since moving to Germany. When I just started life in Germany, I was still relied on facial care / cosmetic products that I brought from home country, South Korea.

You know, I was quite busy to get used to different environment, surrounding and life pattern. To be said, I had no time to search for new local products which would be suitable for my skin type t as time goes by, I had to find new alternatives, as the products I brought were running out and could get new ones from Korea. (International parcel delivery cost was quite expensive as you know.) That is the story between me and dm. I am still falling in love with dm, because we can get good quality of health-care products in quite cheap price.

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dm-drogerie markt is a chain of retail stores headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, that sells cosmetics, healthcare items, household products and health food.

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From what I have felt, the products of Balea brand became the best for me, which reason is I never made any mistake whatever product I have tired as new. I have been always satisfied with my choices. Balea is PB brand(private label) of dm-drogerie markt for your information.

*What is Private label so-called House brand?

I ranked top 3 products for facial care cream in dm that I think it is the best. Well, I already used and tried so It is actually proven by Grace. 🙂

For you to know, my skin type in overall is like complex skin. But i think it is changing in daily basis, which means it depends on what I do and what I eat on the day. When I eat too much, my skin is like between oily and complex. On the other hand, when I do not feel well, it is more like between dry and neutral type.

1.Tagescreme Beauty Effect, 50 ml

  • Padding effect with hyaluronic acid
  • SPF 15
  • Strukturfestigend
  • Intense tightening effect
  • Skin tolerance dermatologically confirmed vegan.
  • Smooth, firm and even skin: The Balea Beauty Effect day cream improves the complexion and leaves the skin feeling supple and soft. The care formula with hyaluronic acid actively cushions from the inside as a natural moisturizing factor. The formula with Liftonin®-Xpress provides an intensive tightening effect. In addition, the care formula with vitamin E protects the skin from free radicals and supports its ability to regenerate. The formula with SPF 15 and UVA protection protects the skin from premature aging due to light.
  • Ohne Alkohol, Ohne Aluminiumsalze, Ohne Farbstoffe, Ohne Nanopartikel, Ohne Parabene, Ohne Paraffine / Mineralöle, Vegan
  • Normal / all skin type

Review of Tagescreme Beauty Effect !
This is what I am using right now. Smells nice like floral cotton. Quickly absorb into skin. No sticky. Feel refresh even right after applying. still moisturizing well with refresh feeling. but this is not good for super dry skin.

2. Tagescreme Q10 Anti-Falten Energy 24h Pflege, 50 ml

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  • With vitamin C.
  • The first wrinkles are demonstrably reduced
  • Provides the skin with verifiably new energy
  • Skin compatibility dermatologically approved
  • Balea Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Energy 24h care has an antioxidant effect and protects the skin – signs of premature aging are prevented. The effective vitamin complex of vitamins C and E strengthens the protective shield of the skin and protects against free radicals. Q10 is an effective source of energy for the cells and helps to improve the elasticity of the skin – the first fine lines and wrinkles are reduced. The energizing formula provides the skin with intensive moisture. The skin appears visibly relaxed. The light texture is absorbed particularly quickly and pampers you with a fresh fragrance.
  • Ohne Alkohol, Ohne Aluminiumsalze, Ohne Nanopartikel, Ohne Parabene, Ohne Paraffine / Mineralöle
  • Normal / all skin type

Review of Tagescreme Q10 Anti-Falten Energy 24h Pflege !
Good to apply when you feel super dry on your skin, heavy and thic texture, full nutrition, smells not so good (like old chemicals) it might be not good choice for peopel who are sensitive with smells. Anyway, I chose it in terms of nutrition and intense moisturizing.

3. Tagescreme Beauty Therapy LSF 15, 50 ml

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  • With Juvenessence ™ and duo hyaluronic acid
  • Youthful beauty with the power of algae
  • Intense tightening and firmness
  • Skin compatibility dermatologically approved
  • Vegan
  • The effective formulation of the Balea Beauty Therapy day cream provides the skin with valuable moisture, tightens it and visibly counteracts the appearance of wrinkles and lines. The delicate, non-greasy texture pampers the skin with freshness. For a visibly smoother complexion and a youthful appearance. The care formula with Juvenessence ™, obtained from the brown algae, increases skin elasticity and effectively reduces wrinkles and lines. The day cream with duo-hyaluronic acid plumps up the skin from the inside and helps to maintain the natural moisture balance. The formula with SPF 15 and UVA protection protects against premature light-induced skin aging.
  • Normal / All skin types, mature
  • Ohne Alkohol, Ohne Aluminiumsalze, Ohne Nanopartikel, Ohne Parabene, Ohne Paraffine / Mineralöle, Vegan

Review of Tagescreme Beauty Therapy LSF 15 !
Smells super nice like fresh cotton. Not sticky. little it heavier than 1. Tagescreme Beauty Effect, as this has a function for super anti-aging. would be the best for people around 30s or 40s.

TRAVEL – Enjoy Light Signal Festival in Prague, Czech Republic

I would like to introduce one cool event that you can enjoy when you visit Prague.

The photo that I took by myself during the festival, it was incredibly cool and beautiful !
GenreExhibition, Festival of light
Recent Begins10 October 2019
Recent Ends13 October 2019
FrequencyAnnual
LocationPragueCzech Republic
Inaugurated2013
Websitehttp://www.signalfestival.com


Signal Festival is a four-day festival of light art and emerging technologies in Prague, Czech Republic.

Held annually in October, lighting designers from the Czech Republic and abroad create lighting installations in streets and public spaces across the city, including famous historical landmarks.

SIGNAL has become the biggest cultural event in the Czech Republic in five years of its existence. Its unique integration of art, city space, and modern technology has drawn over 2 million attendees to Prague in overall. The festival brings visually attractive works together with complex installations of international quality. Its concept allows it to appeal both to professionals and general public.

With its support of new works of art, the SIGNAL Festival has become a respected platform on an international scale and a sought-after venue for introducing the newest projects of the field. The financing of the festival is drawn from the support of grant programs such as those of the Magistrate of the Capital City of Prague, the Ministry of Regional Development, and the municipal districts involved, as well as through partnership with commercial entities and revenues from the auxiliary activities of the festival.

*From my real experience in 2016, people at the time are not that many as expected compared to other international events in Europe. (Well, maybe just because I expected super mega impossible number of people)

For upcoming festival in 2020, it will be 15-18/10 2020,so if you want to plan to experience this splendid view on your own eyes, check out official website to get information in details.

BEAUTY – NAILS – What kind of Nail Shapes would you like?

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Hi ! This time, We are going to talk about what kind of nail shapes there is in the world and what is my favorites among them.


As I am nail art lover, I am already so into trying different nail shape to find out which type of the shape would look the best. That is why I started learning this information.

First of all, there are Oval, Square, Coffin (so called ballerina), Almond, Stiletto, Lipstick and Flare. (You can see each shape on right below photo.)

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Speaking of which, My favorite is Coffin and Almond shape!

Almond is able to make my fingers look longer. What’s more, round edge of the top makes personal impressed image clear. If you want to add unique point on the clearing, of course, additional coloring or special design is all up to you.

My self-nail art with almond shape.

*Reference – my previous post – Self Nail Art of the week

Coffin shape is also attractive and worth to try as new ! But sadly, This is just my opinion and experience, coffin shaped nail with medium length is quite hard to maintain after getting nails done for people doing house chore almost everyday and having a job mainly for typing.
But I still can’t resist to try them on to refresh my mood.

To check out sample designs on each shape and its well-marked difference, Have a look at below gallery. Coffin nail usually does much more fancy and noticeable design than almond shape, just what I have felt from ail designing.

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Photos of almond shape nails

Photos of coffin (ballerina) shape nails

Seriously, Coffin shape is LOVE. 🙂 I wish I could do one of those designs with coffin shape by myself. Stay at my blog, as I am already trying to make it and share the result with you.


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TRAVEL – Good memories with Korean tasty food in Jeju Island Korea

It was around early 2016 before leaving to Germany.

For the last trip that I can take in Korea, I decided to head to Jeju Island with my sister to build good memories which we would be not able to do often because of my moving.

To briefly explain location of Jeju Island, you can see below map that I captured. Well, You can say it looks like Jeju Island is located in the middle of Korea and Japan.
Jeju Island is the most popular site in Korea not only for tourists but also for local people who take short or long vacations.

Jeju Island is located in southern side of South Korea.


I am going to upload more posts about viewing or other experience there. But first, FOOD. 🙂

The best food that I had in Jeju is noodle soup with pork slices and vegetable.

The way Korean traditional style can be explained with various side dishes with main meal.
For daily meal in general Korean household, we take rice as the main meal and have quite many side dishes with it in foreigner’s point of view. (perhaps, in terms of number of side dishes.)


Soup of noodle is made of pork stock. I only love noodle with has meat ingredient. Also, You can see on below photo that at least 2 side dishes with the noodle. Those are Kimchis with different ingredient which is now already famous to overall countries.

Combination of Korean traditional noodle and tasty Kimchi ? It is like heaven which would be never able to describe in already existed words. It could be only described in Korean language and I mean 감칠맛. PERFECT TASTE EVER.

One Kimchi is made of cabbage and the other is made of radish.

The best best food was Marinated Grilled Pork in Jeju style. This menu should be taken with rice and Bean sprouts soup to increase it taste to the best. And Of course, Kimchi is always very basic option as a side dish on Korean meals, therefore, It is already with the menu.

Marinated Grilled Pork with rice and side dishes

Overall Korean food is well known of being healthy meal with less fat inside, compared to foods of western culture. You gotta try it for sure ! Let me guide you with more posting about Korean food and its life style.


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GERMAN – LANGUAGE – telc C1 or TestDaf ?

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For foreigners learning German,
If you are already in a level of understanding and using quite basic German well, then we can say you are at least at B level. This might be okay for someone who does not want to learn German in academic way and has no problem on daily communication in workplace and living society.

But the problem is that B level would be not enough for people who want to be a student living here a while as foreigners.

Most of German academic course and university require at least B2 level proven by official language certificate when they enroll. However, What is worse is that they continuously require more than C1 level of German when some semesters pass after enrolling. Therefore, the students mainly target to reach their German level to be at C1.

Explanation of German capabilities on each level From A to C

As you can see, if you are eager to study for Bachelor, Master and any higher degree in Germany, Importance of proving German skills can’t be emphasized any more.
That is why most of the students kind of have to choose any type of examination to get the proof.

For this reason, There are two representative official German language exams and I am going to introduce you “telc” and “Testdaf”.

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Well, there is another exam called DSH (The Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang). This is a language proficiency test required for entry to a German university and to undertake all classes in the German language. It consists of a written and an oral examination, the written part being a precondition for the oral one. BUT, I do not recommend this one, in my perspective, route to enroll classes in universities and other process seem complicated for me.



1.telc

*You can click above logo to get connected to telc portal website.

The European Language Certificates, or telc language tests, are international standardised tests of ten languages. telc GmbH is a language test provider based in Frankfurt am Main. The non-profit company is a subsidiary of the German Adult Education Association (DVV).

telc Deutsch C1 tests general German language competence at a very advanced level. The exam is suitable for adults who use German socially, professionally or academically in their studies. At level C1 you can express yourself spontaneously and fluently. You are familiar with idiomatic phrases and can vary your style of language as appropriate. You can use the language with a high degree of grammatical accuracy.

There are three exams in telc C1, and those are C1 allgemeine (general), C1 Beruf (professional) and C1 Hochschule (academic). Most of studetns choose allegemeine or Hochschule type.

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The examination consists of a written and an oral part. The written examination lasts 3 hours and 40 minutes (incl. a 20-minute break). Before the oral examination, you have 20 minutes of preparation time. The oral examination can take place on the day of the written examination or on another day

Min
Written examinationReading Comprehension90
Break20
Listening Comprehension40
Writing70
Oral Examinationusually a group exam with to or three candidates16 or 24

You can get the most efficient and representative learning books for the test from clicking below image!

2.TestDaf

*You can click above logo to get connected to TestDaf portal website.

The central task is the creation of the test German as a foreign language – TestDaF.

The TestDaF is available worldwide and is recognized by all universities in Germany as a language test for the admission of foreign students. It measures language skills differentiated according to the skills of reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression and oral expression. The TestDaF levels TDN 3, 4 and 5 correspond to levels B2 and C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GER). The TestDaF is also part of the Goethe-Institut’s range of exams.

The examination consists of as below.

You can get the most efficient and representative learning books for the test from clicking below image!

3.Differences between telc and TestDaf

Now, I guess you would like to figure out which exam would fit you better.
Let me help you give some examples that you consider for. You will know what difference they have.

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Q / If you are way good at reading part on a language test?
A / You can choose telc, because, from reviews of people who also took it, difficulty of telc on reading part is quite high. You would get competitiveness on the part.


Q / If you are weak on listening part ?
A / telc would be better for you, as it tends to be said, like listening part of telc is much easier than TestDaf, as people who already took both usually say that talking speed of telc listening is slower and its related text seems much easier to understand.


Q / If you think you are more like rational than emotional ?
Q / If you type of person who rather go for newspaper/comment behind novels?

A / In this case, you better choose TestDaf. Followed by Students studying German and experiencing grading more than 2 times on the tests, TestDaf usually tend to grade writings as simple and clear as possible, whereas telc prefer many meaningful and suitable words on each sentence.


Q / If you feel uncomfortable to talk to machine like computers ?
Q / If you are not so fan of self talking with no one ?

A / You should choose telc, as speaking test of it will take for discussions to solve any related questionnaires with human opponents on test site. But on the other hand, if you could become more confident when you talk alone on a test than talking to someone, TestDaf would be the best choice, because it is taken by software program in computer.


*Summary of difference !
1.telc : Be in details, use as much studied skills as you can.
2.TestDaf : Be clear so there would be no misunderstanding on your expression at all.



Until we pass a exam, Toi Toi Toi !

GYM – HEALTH – Top 3 Fitness studios in overall Germany


There are many fitness studios in Germany, however, on this post, I am going to post about top 3 studios which are launched a lot of branches in overall Germany and related information and summary of those. Those are Fitness First, Mcfit and FitX. Give me any feedback if you have different opinions about listing.

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1.Fitness First

These gyms have a lot to offer, especially with an extremely large number of training options, courses, offers and many extras. Real luxury at Fitness First Germany. But be careful: not everything is free. Find out all the prices in good time! It can be very expensive here …

  • Price: from 50 euros a month
  • Contracts / Memberships: Contract period at least 12 or 24 months
  • Offer: free trial training, reduced daytime tariff, bring a training partner of your choice free of charge on Fridays, reduced tariffs for schoolchildren, students, trainees, military service personnel, federal volunteers
  • Equipment: the most modern equipment and the latest equipment for strength and endurance
  • Courses: Bike & Beats, Rowing Bootcamp, 6D Sliding, Course Specials, … 70 courses are available
  • Trainer / Personal Training: chargeable personal training, trainers are always available on the area
  • Additional offers (EMS, vibration training, etc.): paid fitness check with individual training plan design, free kids club, corporate fitness, eGym with over 400 online courses, small group training, outdoor courses in the summer months, workshops, towel service, free WiFi, TV in the cardio area, in some Fitness First Studios SkyTV, women clubs in Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Berlin, paid Fitness First holiday trips, ATTENTION: Many offers cost extra!
  • Nutritional advice: possible with a paid training package
  • Drinks: Lounge with coffee and tea, fitness bar with mineral drinks, shakes and power bars – for a fee
  • Wellness: sauna, steam bath, solarium, relaxation area, women’s sauna, in Fitness First Studios pool with outdoor area with loungers
  • Audience: upscale audience, as it is quite expensive
  • Opening times: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., 365 days a year
  • Location / accessibility: always central location with good connection according to the website
  • What costs extra ?: Lockers, special training packages, vacations, fitness checks, personal training, … some costs extra, get a complete price overview during the trial training
  • Branches: 77x in Germany

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2. Mcfit

Certainly some of you already know McFit. No wonder with over 240 studios across Europe. Many additional offers from McFit are only available in their own branches. Or have you ever trained somewhere else in the cage?

  • Price: standard contract 19.90 euros per month
  • Contracts / Memberships: Contract period at least 12 months
  • Offer: free trial training
  • Equipment: branded equipment, free weights, recumbent ergometers, steppers, rowing ergometers, wheel ergometers, treadmills, cross trainers
  • Courses: live courses, open group workout, cyberobics
  • Trainer / Personal Training: Trainer guarantee from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Additional offers (EMS, vibration training, etc.): Express workout in a circle, box workout, back street, sling zone for training with ropes, The Cage for training with several stations such as ropes and Co., Shape It – the ladies area, core workout for stomach and back, kinesis, stretching area, vibration
  • Drinks: can be bought at the machine, own ones are allowed
  • Cleanliness / showers: Showers available, free use
  • Audience: from the age of 15 you can train
  • Opening times: 24 hours, 365 days a year
  • Location / accessibility: Increased only in the big cities
  • What does extra cost?: One-off activation fee of 29 euros
  • Branches: 240x Europe-wide

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3. FitX

When you start in FitX, you are provided with everything you need right from the start. FitX gives you a lot of useful stuff for sports. Are you open 24/7 and that you can train anywhere in Germany with your card? Here is more information:

  • Price: 20 euros a month
  • Contracts / Memberships: Contract period at least 12 months
  • Offer: free training plans, starter package with many goodies such as a drinking bottle, a towel and a training bag, up to two free trial workouts, your own locker, train everywhere in Germany
  • Equipment: the latest equipment for strength training, free weights, bicycle ergometers, steppers, rowing machines, cross trainers, treadmills, indoor bikes
  • Courses: all courses included, 36 different ones to choose from
  • Trainer / Personal Training: Coach support included, trainer guaranteed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Additional offers (EMS, vibration training, etc.): circuit training, ladies gym, “gymnastics corner” with ropes, sling trainers and Co.
  • Drinks: Beverage flat rate included, 24 hours
  • Cleanliness / showers: free use of showers
  • Audience: everyone is welcome from the age of 15
  • Opening times: 24 hours, 365 days a year
  • Location / accessibility: good connection guaranteed
  • Parking: guaranteed and free
  • What does it cost ?: Activation fee of 29 euros
  • Branches: 61x in Germany

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FASHION – ADVICE – Bold, but adorable / coached by Grace


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FASHION – ADVICE – Casually Stylish, but Keep Uptown Girl Mood / coached by Grace


Hi there, I have decided to post contents of fashion coordinating to share you what my taste is like on Fashion. I guess I always prefer “Minimalism” on clothing and simply make a point with unique accessories or shoes. That is the best combination when it comes to “daily fashionista”.

As a main point on the post, With above items that I share, You would be able to express yourself as an adorable women with high-sense of Fashion. Necklace will avoid any boring look on upper clothing and the boots with artificial pearls would be the point that I am talking about. Your looks mixed up with caramel brown and ivory outer would definitely make your face color much brighter!

Tip! You can wear both pullovers at the same time, do not worry about if you might look thick because of it. We are still in winter time and believe me, This way makes you much warmer than simple thin coat. It is called layered look.

Some of those items are already on sales !You can check all the details out with clicking each photo above ! Or simply check out below information that I organized.

  1. Caramel Brown Pullover : ZAFUL Damen Locker Rollkragenpullover Langarm Sweater Pulli Lose Bluse Pullover Tops(Kirschrot)
  2. Ivory Sweatshirt Pullover : ZAFUL Damen Plüsch Sweatshirt mit Stehkragen Pullover Halber Reißverschluss Langarm Braun Small
  3. 5 coins women Necklace : Good.Designs ® Weltkette mit 5 Coin Choker für Frauen | Mädchen Silber Silberne Silver silberfarben silbernekette kettesilber Damenschmuck Frauenkette Halskette Kette Damenhalskette Women
  4. Women blank Skinny Jeans : ONLY Damen Onlrain Reg Cry6060 Noos Skinny Jeans,Schwarz (Black Denim),M/L32
  5. Boots with pearls : SCARPE VITA Damen Stiefeletten Schnürstiefeletten Zierperlen Boots Nieten 170934 Schwarz 38

I will come back with another coordinating advice!

DAILY – IDEA – Golden dusk view in Frankfurt , Germany

Dear Frankfurt lovers,

Herewith I share you splendid view that I captured in the evening in Frankfurt, Germany.
I usually call it a night at my balkony enjoying a view after light or heavy dinner.

I could see overall Frankfurt city view at one sight. Whenever taking view in my own eyes, I think of people out there, still walking down the street quite busy to head to somewhere. Some people are going home late after long day from work, and others may be going to enjoy night life no matter what day of the week it is. There would be other group still studying at library or working in the city. Here is Frankfurt, one of chaotic cities and busy bee-type city in Germany.

Yet, I still miss my path in this city wandering around what could be the next of mine.

TRAVEL – CIDER – Apple Bandit in Amsterdam Netherlands

Having a short break from long business trip
at a pub on the street in Amsterdam , Netherlands

Stopped by a random pub during waiting time on business trip in July 2019.

It was not so far from Amsterdam main city center, but was in more like narrow street than main stream. Sunset on the day was pretty much okay to heat me up in Amsterdam.
I had to make myself cool down before getting too exhausted on business trip. Well, there was few more days left and the whole schedule was quite time to be not able to have a sightseeing or something else.

Nevertheless, One bottle of apple bandit is fine though, right?
For myself living cheerful and craving ultimate happiness. 🙂

INFO – All about Amazon.de VISA Card – Amazon.de VISA Karte

Link to : https://www.amazon.de/amazon-visa-karte/dp/B00OSAGJTY?tag=authenticgrac-21

Link zur Bewerbung der Amazon.de VISA Karte:
https://www.amazon.de/visabounty?tag=ihre_partner_id-21

Amazon has transformed from a small online bookseller into one of the largest online marketplaces in the world with a range of millions of items since 1994 and now even offers its own credit card. With its own bonus program, it can be worthwhile for Amazon customers after a certain turnover. There are two versions: The classic credit card is available for all Amazon customers, the Prime credit card is reserved for certain members.

Amazon credit card

  • start credit
  • Bonus program when shopping at Amazon (2 bonus points per full euro purchase value)
  • VISA card in the first year without card price

As one of the largest online marketplaces in the world, the original online book retailer Amazon now sells millions of different products. The offer extends far beyond media and books and includes electronic items as well as household goods or food.

The mail-order giant now also offers its own credit card, which is issued by Landesbank Berlin (LBB). This is available in two versions.

The credit card that all Amazon customers can apply for is free for the first year. After that there is an annual fee of 20 euros. However, there is an option to recoup these costs through the bonus program linked to the card. In addition, customers receive a starting credit of 50 euros for the first application, which can be used immediately after confirmation of the card application. The Amazon Prime credit card appears to be more attractive: it generally does not require a user fee, also brings 50 euros in starting credit and provides more bonus points per purchase.

The bonus program
The bonus program of the classic Amazon credit card provides that you get two bonus points for every full euro you spend with Amazon. If the card is also used by other retailers, you will receive a bonus point for every two euros spent on the card.

The Prime Credit Card bonus program rewards you with three bonus points for every euro you spend at Amazon. The following also applies to this card: use at other retailers is “rewarded” with a bonus point for every two euros spent on the card.

You can redeem the points earned for purchases from Amazon. Every point is worth a cent there. Converted, this means that when you buy with an Amazon.de credit card, you get a maximum of two cents back at Amazon and a maximum of 0.5 cents from other retailers. With the Prime credit card, there is a maximum of three cents per Amazon purchase.

Sample calculations
You are applying for the Amazon.de credit card for the first time. You will then receive a € 50 start credit, the fee for the first year will be waived and you will collect points.

Costs & requirements
You can apply for the Amazon credit card directly from Amazon online. For the application, the online retailer provides an online form that you can fill out and send after logging in with your Amazon access data. To apply, you must be at least 18 years old and have a German place of residence. Prime membership at Amazon is also mandatory for the Prime credit card.

Amazon usually reviews your application within a few seconds so that the card can be used immediately for the next purchase including the card credit. If there are problems with the creditworthiness, the test can also take longer.

Overview of fees (as of May 2019)
The Amazon credit card costs 19.99 euros per year. Each additional partner card then costs 9.99 a year. The Prime credit card is free of charge, as is a possible partner card linked to it

When you apply for a credit card for the first time, Amazon will refund the first annual fee to your credit card account for the classic card.

Other fees
Debit interest with a partial payment function of 14.98 percent effective per year
Example: You use your limit of € 500 to buy an electronic item. If you pay back only small installments, you will have to expect interest of more than 50 euros per year.
Withdrawal fees if the available limit of three percent is used, but at least 7.50 euros in Germany and five euros abroad.

Example: If you withdraw 200 euros abroad without credit, more than six euros will be charged. If you withdraw 50 euros three times abroad, you will have to pay 15 euros. In Germany, the second example would even be due for 22.50 euros.
Foreign currency fees for card use outside the euro zone amounting to 1.75 percent of sales
For example, if you shop in the U.S. for $ 400, you will have to pay a $ 7 fee.


*Summary of Amazon credit card*

  • start credit
  • Bonus program when shopping at Amazon
  • VISA card in the first year without card price
  • Apply online now Compare other credit cards
  • Requirements for the application
  • If you want to apply for an Amazon credit card, you must either already be an Amazon customer or become one with the card application. In addition, the applicant must:
  1. Be at least 18 years old
  2. Have a permanent residence in Germany
  3. Have a current account in Germany
  4. Have an adequate credit rating
  5. It is not necessary to open an account with Landesbank Berlin.

When and how can I cancel my credit card?
The Amazon credit card can be canceled at any time. There is no minimum term. For the termination to be effective, it should be made in writing.

Write your termination. Please refer to the earliest possible time for termination and ask for confirmation in the letter. This should also include your cancellation: name, address, customer number, date and signature.
Send the signed letter by post to Amazon.de KartenService Landesbank Berlin AG, Gustav-Meyer-Allee 1, 13355 Berlin or by fax to: 030/2455 2450.


Beware of termination
When canceling, make sure that the card is no longer charged. If you cancel, you usually have to pay the open amount to LBB within 14 days.

Initial credit limit: 200 euros
The standard credit limit is initially 200 euros. The final card limit will only be determined after you have released it in full and your credit rating has been checked. You will be informed of this after approximately 14 days after receiving your Amazon credit card. However, it is also possible to contact LBB directly to inquire about the individual credit card limit.

Advantages of the Amazon VISA card

  • Starting credit: Anyone applying for the card will receive a starting credit of 50 euros.
  • Fast shipping: The credit card is delivered within a week after the customer has identified himself using the Postident procedure.
  • Bonus program: With every purchase from Amazon or other retailers, the cardholder receives bonus points that can be redeemed for purchases from Amazon.
  • Prepaid function: The card is equipped with a prepaid function and can therefore be charged for safe shopping.
  • Automatic point collection: If the Amazon credit card is stored directly as a payment method in the Amazon customer account and at other frequently visited retailers, you automatically collect points with every purchase.
  • Free cash withdrawals: Anyone who withdraws cash with a credit card at home or abroad does not pay any fees to Visa. Fees for the machine operators can still arise.

Disadvantage

  • Annual fees: The classic card costs EUR 19.99 per year, only the Prime model remains free of charge.
  • Interest with the installment facility: If the installment facility is used, you can expect high effective annual interest of 14.98 percent.
  • Fees for assignments abroad: When paying abroad, 1.75 percent of fees are due outside the Eurozone.
  • High turnover required: The classic card is only worthwhile if you have an annual turnover of over 1,000 euros at Amazon.

Alternatives

Due to the high annual fee, the classic Amazon credit card is mainly interesting for loyal Amazon customers with a four-digit annual turnover. Prime customers, on the other hand, can benefit from the free card. But: There are fees for cash withdrawals and use abroad. Therefore, those types of credit cards are particularly useful alternatives to the Amazon card that do not charge foreign currency or withdrawal fees abroad.

BEAUTY – ART – COSMETICS – Drawing Inspired by Cool Eye Shadow

Drawing by myself thinking about nice make-up on attractive woman.
Just drew it all of sudden on common paper, so it might not look professional.
Just for you to know.

Inspired by this product before drawing

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NEW YEAR 2020 SOON – Home decor light in Christmas 2019

Handing lighting as home decor as having Christmas in 2019.

On A Couch looking at result of home decor


I wanted to get some mood, Christmas mood! As I got sick during the period, I could not have parties or drink on the days. Instead, I cheered my mood up by myself.

I was so satisfied to play for decorating, though. Lighting was so beautiful than I expected. and it is still lighting my living room. 🙂

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TRAVEL – FOOD – Lobster and Calzone in London UK

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The best food must be always considered on Travels.
Popular restaurants are what tourists search for at first to decide.

How about Burger & Lobster ? I have been one in Soho, London.
As expected, waiting line was long enough to make us tired. But as soon as we finally got our seat and order Lobster, We were not that tired anymore, instead, looking around what they got in restaurants. Waiter and waitress were super great like they already know well how to treat starving customers.

Taste? Like, wow. You must enjoy it by yourself, too.

This is what I ordered. Yumyum…!

If Lobster was for lunch, how about enjoying dinner with Italians menu?
We just went to one of Italian restaurants in the middle of street on our way to somewhere without searching internet.

And that was the point, Less expectation and planning bring much happiness and joyful at the end. Calzone, Carbonara pasta with couple of beers were perfect to be dinner on going down of sunset.

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FASHION – When I was into HENNA – Self Tattoo ?


When I was 22-23, I was kind of into getting tattoo by my own.

But Listen, you know, We cannot get real tattoo personally without tattooist.
At the time, I could not get real tattoo when I was living with my parents, because they said that they will kick me out i I got anything of it.

The moment I used to enjoy Henna !



Sooooo, The way I chose is fake tattoo, a.k.a. Henna. I bought needed products online and enjoyed it quite long time for 1-2 years. I remember it lasts 4-5 days at least once I put it on with Golecha. Maybe other similar products would have the same duration.

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I think I used this products ‘Golecha’

I guess I quit enjoyed old time for that, even though I had to listen negative opinions from my parents and sister.

Sadly, I could not find it from my stuffs anymore. Well, even if I could, my henna must be already dried all up. HAHAHA

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