On job hunting and non-work work

Have you been job-hunting lately? I have. And I envy everyone who’s fortunate enough to be in a (relatively) stable position. Job hunting for me has become a full-time job, just without neither pay nor pay-off. Readers of this blog might recall that I actually have a job. I teach German and English on, mostly […]

Job Interviews – A Real Profession

So, couple days ago I had an interview for an internship position in a firm offering geostrategic analysis. It was via Skype and went well; I managed to secure a place. I’m even more contend since this was actually the second interview I had with that company. In January things were a bit confusing and […]

Research proposal – almost there

Only little more than one week left until I have to hand in my dissertation proposal. It’s quite a significant step, and when this second of the four dissertation modules started I still was unsure whether I’d be able to propose an actual structure, let alone content. Of course, the topic of the project has […]

My Project at Dissertation Module Stage 2

About a week ago Stage 2 of my dissertation writing commenced. This second of four mandatory modules specifically designed to guide students with regard to dissertation writing is called ‘The Dissertation Strikes Back” – a bit nerdy, but, well, I like Star Wars. This module is primarily concerned with methodology and ethics. Most importantly, when […]

The wel-home-coming of the selection

The wel-home-coming of the selection

On Saturday the Chilean selection lost a nail-biting match against Brazil in the World Cup’s second round. Initially, I didn’t want to watch the match. I’m actually not a football buff, as the world keeps turning – losing or winning. Yet, what can I say? The football fever was just too strong, so I ended […]


In approximately half an hour, the World Cup match Chile – Holland is about to kick off. Football, as in almost every country, is widely popular here, too. The difference, however, is that in post-Pinochet Chile it has a special meaning, beyond just sports; it is indeed a societal event of historical proportions. Chileans become […]

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