Day 112 – my faith in humanity restored

Today’s “first” is that I did some voluntary interpreting in a situation that was new to me. The interpreting itself doesn’t matter too much, suffice to say that it was at a public authority and under circumstances I’d never experienced before. A purely bureaucratic matter and nothing spectacular as such.

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Day 109 – losing all faith in humanity

In face of today’s news of about 700 people drowning when the boat on which they were trying to reach Europe capsized, I decided not to tell you about something as irrelevant as my “first” today. How can the European Union, the World, how can we just look on as hundreds of people are dying while trying to reach safety from war, famine or persecution? I cannot believe the world we are living in. Continue reading