Dave’s Homecoming Countdown: #13 Watching movies together at 2 in the morning

Living on campus has huge advantages. For Example you can ask almost anyone to watch a movie during the week at two in the morning.
Feel like watchin “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”? One call. Done
Feel like playing soccer? One call. Done.
Feel like doing prank calls? One call. Done.

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I will miss killing boredom so easy. Funky Campus!

Dave’s Homecoming Countdown: #14 Malls & Food Courts

Who does not love malls?
Teenies spend most of their time here (and the girls dress up (why by the way? it’s just the mall)), you can get anything you want, mall cops inspect you to every detail. It is chilly… not hassle… malls are awesome… but not better than shopping areas in Europe I have to admit. Although I will miss all the sweet malls… they can never be regarded as a subsitute for the neat shopping areas in Copenhagen, Paris or Rome!

Still…. I will miss you malls.

And of course the very best thing about every mall… FOOD COURT!
Where else can you meet Koreans, Italians, Greek and Yankees 😉

For this I made a list about the best Food Court booths:

#1 Dairy Queen: God I love DQ Ice Cream… before you leave the food court… one delicious Oreo Blizzard… tastes like chocolate cookie and sunday ice-cream making sweet delicious love in my mouth… makes this world a better place! So if you hit USA or Canada, grab everybody around you and make a detour to DQ ice-cream and experience a culinary orgasm 😉

2. Sushi Place: Cheap (well-priced, not cheap!) and good quality sushi in every mall… Heaven on earth for me!

#3 Your China-Man: One word: Orange-Chicken. Incredibly delicious orange chicken… tastes like a sweet rickshaw ride through the region of Hunan in my mouth!

God I will miss this…

Dave’s Homecoming Countdown: #15 Being called European

“You are so European.”
“You sound like you’re from Europe… Where are you from?
“Woh… you are not Canadian, are you?
“What are European girls like? Are they really so… crazy?”

Sentences like those. I will miss them. Being typically European, being recognized for it and being asked silly questions like the one above. Makes life often very easy because youre get away with things easier and you can just pretend that you don’t speak  English in worst case scenario. (Happened once with the bus driver :-P)

As much as I love Europe, as much I will miss being called European istead of German.

The following sentence is from a real conversation at a Pub Night:
“Duuuuuuude! Germany! Wow! That’s awesome! I always wanted to go to Copenhagen!”

Haha… I love this!

Dave’s Homecoming Countdown: #16 Pressing buttons to open the door

Buttons. Buttons to open a door. Rarely appears in Germany. But here, they are at every door! Really… trust me. Everyhwhere!
And all the people here are too lazy to open the doors themselves anymore. They just press the button because they are so friecking lazy.
And that is contagious (ansteckend)! I became so lazy that I don’t even want to finish th

Dave’s Homecoming Countdown: #17 Russell Peters Jokes

In Canada, everybody knows Russell Peters. Back in Germany. Not so much.

When you go: “Son. I can’t hear. Nothings coming” with a turning hand motion in the area of the head, everybody bursts into laughing. People around you make Russell Peters jokes, they understand you if you make references or quotes. So funny. I will miss that definetely.
But enough from me, let’s let Mr. Peters tell something himself.

Someone’s gonna get a hurt real bad!

Dave’s Homecoming Countdown: #18 Buying 5 liters of Milk

I LOVE MILK. Seriously. Milk is so amazing. It is soothing, cold, refreshing, healthy, tasty… Simply Amazing.
Waking up at 3 in the morning, being amazingly thirsty and pouring down half a liter of soothing milk down your throat… aaaaaaahhhh. Incredible.

But buying milk in germany is so complicated. You have to buy 3… or do you buy 2 boxes? Can’t decide. But Canada has the solution:

5 LITERS OF AMAZINGLY COOL MILK!

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Dave’s Homecoming Countdown: #19 Sitting in Dining Hall and feeling like being in a High-School Movie

The Dining Hall at SFU is just like any other Dining Hall you know from High-School Movie. Every clique or groupe has it’s own table. They make fun about other tables. There are the Athlethes. The Freaks. The Brown Crowd (Indian, Middle-Eastern, Pakistani etc), there are the Cool Kids and so on.

I will miss sitting in the Dining Hall, complaining about the extra bottle of crap they put in the food so it tastes so horrid. I will miss watching all the young students enjoying their group, screaming and laughing, or drowning in their own greif cuz they can’t sit with the cool kids. I will miss you Dining Hall.

Dave’s Homecoming Countdown: #20 Cursing in English

Dumbass. Fool. Stupid. Bitches. CRACKERS!

Cursing in English is so much fun becaue it seems not that big of a deal like in German. Especially complaining about the SFU Staff has become aqutie fashionable thing for me and Ian.
A often used word by Ian and me is: Crackers! It is a short version for Racist Crackers. Since I am German, not from this county and Ian obviously black, we like to make our ethnicity and cultural background responsible for shit that happens. Here is a typical conversation:

Dave: Damn Ian. They didn’t let me in because I were on the guest list.
Ian: Crackers!

or:

Ian: Dave, let’s go to the gym.
Dave: Dude! Today is a holiday. They’re closed.
Ian: Crackers!

And what I will really miss: Ian calling me dumbass. Whenever I forget or lose something, Ian calls me dumbass. English equivalent to IDIOT.
Cursing in English is just awesome. Funny and cool at the same time. I will miss that.

Dave’s is coming home… The Countdown begins…

Yeah… I am extremely sad… but also psyched to go home.

This week I realized that I won’t get an internship here in Vancouver and have to search somewhere else and hope for other admissions. So, I am booking my flight to go home, back to Germany on

24th of April

I will miss Canada. I am not finished with this country and I actually want to experience so much more.
I will miss a lot of things in Canada. Really. A LOT of things. This is why I decided to do a Countdown until I go home with the top 30 things I will miss from Canada as soon as I come home.

COUNTDOWN STARTS NOW!

Mysterious Bubble Tea

During the whole semester, studetns had been running over campus with a strange looking drink. It looks like this:

Of course, I’ve been asking me the same questions you might ask yourself now: What is this? What are those little black balls? What does it taste like? Where can I get this crazy stuff?
Well, after a covnersation with my norwegian friend Erlend, I found out, it is called Bubble Tea.
As the name claims, it is based on tea and those small little bals are called “pearls” and you can get this beverage in two types: Tea and Milk based drinks. Before given to the customer they are put into a machine.. This machine does to the drink what the McFlurry Machine is doing to the McFlurry at McDonald’s: shake, mix, twirl them.

I got myself also one of these weird Bubble Teas. I didn’t trust the weird tea flavoures one, so I got a strawberry/bananna milk flavour one and it tastes: fluffy and juicy. So if you guys ever get the chance to try a bubble tea: Go For It!

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