We had a former classmate of mine, KM, over for dinner on Sunday evening. We started our B2 course together in Bangkok in the last month I was there. He had then decided to come to Berlin to continue his German studies. We, of course, had to meet up again and he brought along a classmate of his from his current course. Now this is where the dinner became very interesting.
KM is Malaysian of Indian decent. His friend SK is Russian. He's 21, she's 17. They are both intent on going to univeristy in Germany, he for Engineering and she for Medicine. So there we were, the four of us conversing in German with Christoph being the only one at the table who has it as a mothertongue. This really shows the direction the world is moving toward and that not all is lost with the next generation ;-)
To top off the evening, KM had made me a gift that I thought was absolutely brilliant! He's shown that he not only has a talent for languages and studying, but also for the arts. Can you see the resemblance?