I ended up needing to practically sprint to the Starbucks where we were meeting. Well, we sprinted in the wrong direction by accident, then made it to the Starbucks. Yu-ra wasn't there. We texted a bit and eventually managed to realize that we were are 2 different Starbucks on the same street. I went to the one that was right next to my old apartment and she went to the one just up the street. We eventually figured it out, but weren't able to meet for very long. We met up the following weekend, so it worked out anyway. I was extremely proud of myself for having the entire conversation in German without any English, despite not having spoken in German for 4 years, apart from emails. The next week I had a 3 hour conversation!
Here are the Raders! Aka the family name.
We then headed to meet Liviu and Alina. We were supposed to meet by Stephansplatz, but I accidentally went to Swedenplatz, which was close by, but not the right place. Unfortunately, we missed each other that day, but we were able to meet the next day. I was a bit disappointed.
Adrienne and I got lunch/dinner afterwards. We got schnitzel, because I wanted to show her one of my favorite places. She kind of ruined schnitzel for me when she referred to it as a giant chicken nugget. At least she enjoyed it.
After eating, I showed her to all of my old haunts. We walked around the area I lived and looked at my favorite buildings.
I also showed her my old school area, which was apparently not in the same spot because I couldn't find it. I also showed her my old apartment.
It was actually several performances of various Strauss and Mozart operas and orchestra pieces. The opera singers were very talented, although a bit dramatic in their hand gestures. At one point, there was a man singing to a girl from the doorway. Adrienne, who was on the edge of the row, started giggling madly. I asked why she was giggling.
Apparently, due to the angle, she was only able to see his nose. So it was just a nose singing to the girl.
The man in the top hat was the one with the nose.
I definitely notice the important things.
I also noticed that she had a very beautiful and powerful voice, but seemed to be give no effort, which was really amazing.
At one point, he brought out a fake playboy and pretended to show it to some of the musicians, but when he turned it around it was a picture of a cute puppy. He also smashed the conductors wand.
The next day, we met up with Liviu and Alina, which I will write about in the next blog.