people & life

Explore or Expire!

I started a Google+ page and will share my urban exploring tips there for now – hope you will stop by to get tips for special events, restaurants, bar hopping, book recommendations, art stimulation and more in Berlin and beyond!

PS. EXPLORE OR EXPIRE. My new motto. makes total sense, right?

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Still here!

Admitted, a full time job didn’t blend well with documenting my urban exploring here on the blog. Hence the passive blogging over the last 1,5 years.
And (after having quit my job in June to freelance again) I’m still contemplating about the future of blog.uduak.org.

If you still want your dose of Uduak Moments I share some on my Instagram account (@anuduakmoment). Or you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest (na, not too active there either). You can also connect on LinkedIn, Xing or even listen to what I listen to via Soundcloud. Yup, plenty of platforms for stalking…

Here is a silly-happy Uduak Moment from my trip of the year (decade?) – Burning Man.

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What’s not to love?

- Made in the eighties
- Men who dance hetero-sexy (yes, indeed)
- Starring a young Mikhail Baryshnikov (remember him from Sex and the City?)

As the title states: nothing not love about this scene from White Nights.

And while you’re at it take a look at the additional 9 best dance moments on film selected by AnOther to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tarantino’s 1994 cult classic Pulp Fiction (of course the Thurman/Travolta dance sequence is at the top of the list)

“His name was Theo.”

Behold, there is a new love in my life! After meticulously screening ebay kleinanzeigen for months and test riding one iron horse after the other I finally found the new object for my devotion. Meanwhile Victor has left me for the two-wheeled afterlife.

One challenge: I can’t find a name for the handsome fellow – a bike is not a bike without a name. Keen on Theo…yay or nay?

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The super heroes of every day life

In the end we’re all just human.

Super woman crash

star wars elvis hello

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star wars singing in the rain

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Source: Bajerblog and random

Are you okay?

Do you sometimes pause life to ponder about the difference between bodily and mental maintenance and real living? To ask yourself the absurdly simple yet extremely complicated question: “Am I okay?”. And when answering this question do you have the guts to be completely honest with yourself.

I came across this video where Rene Redzepi talks about the unreal success of Noma; the price of living up to the title “the world’s best” and the related risk of forgetting your own values as you are spinned deeper and deeper into a hamster wheel of others’ expectations and opinions.

I’m sure this video would have had a lot more views if it had been a 4 minute sum-up. But do yourself and your surroundings a favour and take the time to watch it and at the same time reflect what makes life fun to live – and are you doing it? Having asked myself the question regularly in the last months and dared to take the consequences I can relate – and I’m proud of my reply.

Have you noticed Berlin turning into La La Land?

Cold pressed juices, green shakes, ginger-turmeric shots, detox diets and and and. The American food trends hitting Berlin these days are quite far from the supersize me concept. Not that I mind. On the contrary! Love my green shake in the morning after an early run (see prove here).

Enough with the jibber jabber, for the short notice decision makers among us (and I know there are quite a few in Berlin) there is a soft-soft-soft opening in Graefestrasse 80 of a new cold pressed juice bar. The enchanting yoga goddess Eva is hosting a 1 hour vinyasa flow yoga followed by a Cold Pressed Green Detox Juice and a wheat grass shot by Wild.Kräuter.

This Wednesday 02.04.2014. 7 p.m.
€15

Sign up: eva.kaczor@gmail.com

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Brits = crackers & chocolate

Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin have created maps of countries and continent with food that they found representable for the regions, “a playful representation of our interpretation of food from around the world.”

I don’t know about you but I would be slightly offended if my country was depicted as dry crackers and milk chocolate. On the other hand maybe that displays the Brits quite well?
So I wonder which iconic regional foods would represent Denmark? Maybe thanks to René Redzepi it would be a tasty medley of herbs & greens, Nordic berries, fresh fish and farm-raised beef. I’d prefer that over the conclusion one could come to after reading a recent article in the economist. Then it would be bacon. Not that I don’t like bacon.

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Photos by Henry Hargreaves.

Making of video:

Behind the scenes – and the sheets?

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Princess Leia and Chewie. 1980.

Dandruff-free thruths

One of my favorite twitters. Many thruths from the world of advertising. Many of them which make you smile as in “been there, done that”.

@leeclowsbeard.

“It was so boring I just had to look,” said no one ever.

Just because you used reason to reach a conclusion doesn’t mean you reasoned correctly.

Dearest Client, While we welcome your opinion, don’t forget the reasons you’re paying for ours. Love, LCB

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The Beauty of Black & White

Pictures full of atmosphere by photographer and film director Jerry Schatzenberg.

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Faye Dunaway, 1970

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Edie Sedgwick, 1966

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Brodovitch Halloween Party, 1954.

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The Rolling Stones, 1966

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Wall Street, 1958.

Via Silver Velvet Sky

See[-]through things

Sometimes you have to change you perspective to see through things properly.

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Via bajerblog.