September 17, 2012

Painful

Not physically painful for me but it has been for my dad. I still can't grasp the whole story...

I called my parents last weekend because I was finally able to hand in my dissertation and cleared my head. After a little chitchat with both, my mom suddenly asked me, if my dad has already told me? I thought it was about the house but no... My dad was beaten up by his neighbors, by the father, mother and oldest son of a family of 11 children, because he complained about their noise. These neighbors are asylum seekers from Libya. Three against one. And my dad is not like all the old Chinese guys in TV who all know martial arts and are able to fight against a whole army of people. He's small, old, and not the fittest. His nose is broken, he's got several bruises and contusions. They pushed him to the ground, there was blood everywhere and even the mother hit him with her slipper... It's like a scene from a movie...

I can't even describe how angry and upset I am right now...

My dad isn't even the first victim. Last year (I think it was last year) two of the boys (under aged twins) beat up a younger boy on a playground or parking lot. It was in the news as well. But nothing happened because they were minors.

I hope this time, it's different. My dad pressed charges against them. This time, they are all adults and can be hold fully responsible. I hope they will be sent back to where they come from because they don't fit into our society. Where they used to live, this might be normal behavior to solve their conflicts but it certainly isn't in Germany. And I highly doubt, beating up an old man with three people is considered okay in any freaking country... We don't even wanna know what those other countries would do to them... Seriously.

Now see, my parents own a hotel and restaurant in a small town here in Germany. Therefore, it is extremely important that it's quiet for the guests who are mostly old. My dad has complained like a million times in the past 10 years or so. The atmosphere is tense... Somehow the neighbors got so much money for their children that it was possible to buy a house right next to my parents. Of course they got it cheaper because of the amount of children and because they are poor. Only I didn't even know asylum seekers were allowed to OWN a freaking house in Germany. The children are highly uneducated. I've heard from my firmer teachers that they don't listen to female teachers because they are women... You know that kind of people... The parents' view of education is some beating at times and leaving the kids by themselves on the other days. As soon as they leave school, they get married and get more babies. I don't even know if the oldest girl finished high school. None of them is allowed to work because they are asylum seekers and as if they could find any work, as uneducated as they are.

Under the law, my dad is German and even if he wasn't, how would it be possible for asylum seekers to stay after such violent behavior about nothing...

I wonder if they will be sent back because otherwise my belief in the German constitutional state would certainly be shattered. Germans are terribly careful when it comes to demanding foreigners to leave Germany because they don't want to be mistaken for racists. This is not racism. This is what Germany is supposed to do with people who do not want to adapt, who violate the law. Send them away... They do nothing for this country. No working, no tax. Not even being part of the society.

September 4, 2012

[Tagged] Things about me

I've seen this tag at Miss W.'s  << click >> and Alice' << click >> blogs.

1. Describe yourself in 3 words.

  • I am a physicist, dancer and an epicure.
2. How do you feel, when talking to the camera?
  • I don't talk, I only dance in front of the camera… That works pretty well. I'm more focussed on camera. 

3. What don't you like on your own looks?
  • My jaw is not in the middle because one of the muscles is longer than the other, making my face look slightly asymmetric. Not that many would notice since it's only visible in frontal pictures.
  • Since I'm writing on my dissertation the whole day, I don't move enough, while I'm always kind of hungry... It's the nerves, I guess... Anyhow, I would love to lose some weight.
4. Without which product wouldn't you go out?
  • Hand cream. I currently use Balea's Mango hand cream. It smells soo good :)
5. Do you do anything even though you can't? If so, what is it?

  • Oral examinations - I'm so bad but I still have to do them… Thank god, there's only one left. The weird thing though is that I actually really like presentations - I just can't handle the pressure of the oral examination because it's mostly about things that I haven't learnt and I'm not good at showing off knowledge that I haven't acquired. You know, in physics, professors like to tease you to the point of non-knowledge so they can see how you handle the situation and start thinking physically in front of them. They've got my full admiration…
6. What would you like to change on yourself but you never do?
  • I'd like to get eye surgery but I don't dare. My lecture in medical physics just scared the hell out of me. It's not about the pain but more about the risks... I might however do it anyway one day.
7. What don't you like on other people?
  • Hypocrisy, mendacity, ignorance, stupidity paired with arrogance, racism, and lack of hygiene.
8. Name 4 things that you like to do.
  • Dancing, traveling, eating a nice meal, and of course being with my boyfriend
9. Is there a garment that you don't like but you wear it anyway?
  • Tights... I don't really like them but when it's cold, it's keeping me warm so of course I do wear them despite their discomfort.
10. How important are your looks to you?
  • Important. I don't have to dress up and put on makeup every day but I like it a lot. I enjoy taking my time with it.
11. Is there anything you collect?
  • Pictures and videos :)
12. What do you do when nobodys watching?
  • I like to sit with my legs up on the chair...
13. What colors do your like to wear on your nails?
  • Essie's Marshmallow and Catrice' #30 Meet Me On Coral Island.
14. Name 3 things that you like on the other sex.
  • Confidence, intelligence, and humor.
15. What can't you get on with?
  • Goes along with #7 - what I don't like on other people.
16. Which famous person do you admire?
  • Feynman although he didn't have a good opinion about women in general -- I just blame it on the time.
17. What's your biggest fear?
  • Losing someone I love and care about.
18. What does happiness mean for you?
  • A day off to go to the beach and enjoy myself the whole day with a good book.


19. What have you planned in a long time but haven't done yet?
  • Graduating… haha :D
20. Name something odd about yourself.
  • If I don't like somebody, that person immediately becomes ugly in my eyes and I see more and more annoying flaws... 
  • I think life is too short to waste it on people who don't deserve it.