Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This year we managed only to see one show at Zürich's Theater Spektakel. It was Rennen by Belgian youth theatre project Kopergietery.

I wanted to go to three dance performances but only started to buy tickets two days into the pre-sale, which was far too late. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the one show very much.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Hawtest King

As every decent human being, I try to buck the trend when ever possible. I really do. But this Sunday at 5pm all defences caved in when I switched to the Schlussgang (last round) of the Eidgenössische where 20-year-old Wenger Kilian won the Schwingen tournament unconquered. As a result, he was declared King of Schwingen (Schwingerkönig)

Schwingen, the very traditional way of wrestling here in Switzerland, seems to have become the latest trend. City slicker who used to go to tango classes when they were not sipping mojitos are now apparently practising Schwingen.

Well, and now I got caught as well. Today when I went groceries shopping I grabbed a copy of Schweizer Illustrierte featuring our new king.

A week ago I had to preferred death to having seen a copy of it on our coffee table. But they've got this 15 page special about our new hawt king. Sorry, I just could not resist.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

5 on the fifth - On The Road

This month's 5 on the fifth theme is On The Road. Well, I was on the road only 5 minutes so far, here is what I saw:

My town bike is equipped with a Chinese bicycle bell of the brand Five Rams. It's essentially two bells in one and I'm heard when using it.

The advantage of a push bike is that you can use a wide variety of roads and alleys.

There are obstacles though,

and you're given a lot of instructions.

Finally entering my caring employer's premises, and yes, I don't trust my colleagues.

I took the picture with the Hipstamatic iPhone application, which makes pictures in a vintage look with various lens and film combinations. When one shakes the iPhone, the combination is selected randomly. Since I was holding the iPhone in my hand while riding, shaking could not be avoided. Thus the different looks of the pictures.