There was a pause, then my father said: ‘Tell me, Masuji, have you any idea what kind of a world artists inhabit?’ I remained silent, looking at the floor before me,. ’Artists’, my father’s voice continued, ‘live in squalor and poverty. They inhabit a world which gives them every temptation to become weak-willed and depraved.” […]

via An Artist of The Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro — Dolce Bellezza

25+ Things You Won’t Find in Germany!! – California Globetrotter

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It’s common knowledge, or at least it should be, that when you move to another country there are bound to be many, many differences in culture, customs and traditions. But sometimes, you just don’t know HOW big the differences are until you’ve been there long enough to make a huge a** list of all the differences between home and your adopted home country. But you know what they say, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”, or I guess as the Germans say, “Other lands, other customs” (Andere Länder, andere Sitten).

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