After New Zealand #3 and New Zealand #4, I am now breaking out of the naming scheme for videos. And I am doing this for a reason, as this video was not primarily created for this blog, but more as a message to my local AIESEC committee back in Germany. Actually, I created it so they might show it to students in Hamburg being interested in joining this great student organization.
See it as propaganda promotional material or something similar, it still is my personal experience, so I thought you might be interested in watching it. Also, I finally included some landscape shots of this beautiful country – that I still have to discover a lot more. And after some more or less random videos in the last few weeks this is the first one with me being sober in each clip.
On a different note, I am really excited at the moment because 4 hours from now I’ll be sitting in Wellington’s cinema, waiting for the midnight screening of “The Avengers” (12:01 am to be exact). If you don’t count the premiere US screening, I am pretty sure this is the first official chance to watch that movie worldwide in the entire universe. Finally, something good about the 10 hours time difference compared to Germany. Bitches!
The video has been done for quite some days now and I am already working on a lot of other photos and videos. But as we moved to our new flat last week and we hadn’t had internet till about 30 minutes ago (FUCK YEAH!) I had no chance to upload that large file (internet at our new office is still limited to 30Gig/month so we try to be careful there).
I have the feeling the videos are getting more and more random each time. I hope you don’t mind. I at least don’t. Oh, as you will learn in the video I am too tall to audition as a hobbit. As I learned yesterday, I am also not tall enough to audition as an Elf. Luckily, Dom had the solution for me.
Starting a regular video blog of my time in New Zealand has never been my intention, but as long as I have fun doing it, I guess I will continue. Since I am running out of names for the clips and the random content does not really help me in finding something better, this week’s creation is creativly titled “New Zealand #3”. Enjoy.
Oh, and respects to anyone who, after watching, understands the cricket scoring system. Although we didn’t manage to watch that cricket game, I must admit I’d really like to make up for that on the next occasion. Thanks David for giving your best in explaining the basics. In your great British accent.
It’s been two weeks to the day since I arrived here. Everyone has kept telling me not to trust the sunny weather I enjoyed so far. Today has turned out to be nice again but the last two or three days gave me a glance on what to expect from the upcoming winter here on the southern half of the globe.
My original plan for this upcoming weekend was to go to the New Zealand juggling festival. I was really looking forward to that but as it turns out the festival site is an 8+ hours ride away from Wellington. All night bus seats were sold old so it didn’t really make sense to go there for such a short amount of time. Instead I am planning to do something cool around Wellington. João and I are trying to think of something – we’ll see. Oh yes, I finally made it to the local Juggling meeting in town, though. Great and nice people, I will definately spend some time there each weak!
And there are more good news: I have finally found a flat in the town’s center. Two weeks from now I will move in there together with João and Rachel, the people you got to know in last week’s video.
But now for todays photos: Impressions of the streets and people in Wellington. I really like it here! The multicultural and individual touch you can see everywhere. Wooden houses that can resist the vibrations of the occasional earthquake better than buildings made of stone – and besides that, they look a lot more interesting than what I am used to in Germany. But see for yourself.
Hey Internet, this is João. João, this is the internet. Now that you know each other, let me say a few words. João is doing an internship in Wellington as well. He is from Brazil and has arrived just a few days earlier than me. As you can see in the this week’s video, we hang around a lot and do random stuff. Well, see for yourself.
I put together some photos and video clips from my arrival and first day in Wellington. Nothing special so far, more of a capture of my current English abilities. Let’s see how that turns out in the next couple of months.
Oh, I have prepared fotografdracula.de/nz where all New Zealand related posts are listed. Over there, you can also register for email notifications if I post something new.