It has been only month, that I wrote about my life and thoughts and many things which surrounds me. After my last entry many things changed. My girlfriend Shawnee came to visit me in Shanghai by the end of december. We loved each so much … so we thought of showing that love through a BABY. I will be a father and it feels so great to know. I always wanted to have children and now .. I will have some. She will move here in one week with her daughter who is 9 years old.
I also have found an apartment which is half an hour to walk away from my office, where I found this job. I am senior Art Director and work in surprise ……………. Advertising. Well, I can make money with it and keep in mind, that I actually want to make my money with photography. it pays the bills and is actually not bad. The people are fun to work with and its a very small company too. Actually I made the website for them too.
So basically from arriving with one suitcase in the beginning of september in Nanjing, without a job, no apartment, not much money left and a girlfriend who is very far and not pregnant, I now have all these things within 4 months. I really like the idea that everything is going to be a little more stable now, hopefully she and I will stay a while at one place. I actually imagined, that since 2003 I didn’t stay at any place really longer than half a year. I somehow did in Hamburg before I went to China, but even there I stayed 3 of 8 months out of the country. It feels good somehow that I have arrived and I like all these challenges here, apartment, job, language, family, … yeahhhh.
I somehow got some Emails the past few weeks from various people who wrote me out of the blue to tell me how great my photography is. Especially this guy from Statesville, NC really cheered me up and keeps me thinking about not giving it up with these words:
“I noticed your work when a neighbor showed it to me. I am now very inspired by your work! I’ve always wanted to be a photographer just like you! I’m planning on becoming a photographer later on in life. I’m 14 now but I’m practicing,learning, and working hard to achieve becoming a photographer! I love your work… don’t ever stop what you’re doing! Your photos are very interesting and wonderful to look at as it gives you a chance to think about or be put in someone else’s shoes as you travel to other countries to capture photos of the innocent children and people in other countries. Thank you for everything!”
My decision was the right one and again I can trust myself I am doing the right choices and moves in life. I am still on my way to figure out how to do only things that makes everybody, including me, happy and its good to be on this way: everything is very difficult, so is it perfect.
All the best from Shanghai, where everybody is welcome to stay at my place.
Florian, thanks for reading.
Ooooops. Why didn’t tell me anybody earlier? I guess my ambitious goal to speak 5 languages until the age of 35 will not become true. What a pitty. The first sentence is the most important I guess. “Its not just California”. At least its California that gets hit first, so Hollywood can’t produce those Emmerich-destroys-the-world-monster-movies anymore. What a blessing.
Was geeeht. Rap die Scheisse weg.
Harley Davidson mit einem lustigen Spot. Nur die Darsteller sehen sich etwas zu ähnlich. Hätte man diese beiden Charaktere noch mehr von einander unterschieden, wäre es wirklich klasse geworden.
Pure Energie – Die neue Kampagne für den Audi TT macht schnell klar wie alternative Energien in der Zukunft aussehen: Keine Windräder, keine Wasserwerke, sondern viel einfacher. Die Erklärung ist in diesem TV-Spot verdeutlicht worden. Zu dieser zukunftsweisenden Energieidee gibt es auch die entsprechende Page.