Finally some time for blogging

 

Since my last entry, a lot of time has passed and a lot of stuff has happened. I hope my faithful readers are still with me! Here goes a summary of the last 2 months.

 

October

So you pretty much know the story of all that happened in October. I stayed in sunny California for 5 weeks, visited San Francisco a couple of times and worked at the Valley Fair Mall. It was an exciting time and I gained a lot of friends. Thanks to the wonders of E-Mail and Facebook, we stay connected.

But before and after I went to California, I stayed in New York City for the weekend. Since my flight to and from San Francisco International both went through Newark Liberty, I said to myself: “Hey, why don’t I take the plane a few days earlier (on my way in), respectively hop off the plane and stay for a few days longer (on my way out)!” So I spent two wonderful weekends in NYC together with my heaven-sent Angel who keeps amazing me every time I see her. On one day, we took the train to Beacon and visited the Dia art gallery there. You can see the photos here. On other days, we went to a party, saw Margaret Cho at the Radio City Music Hall, went to the movies, and saw a crazy show called Fuerza Bruta, which was simply mind-blowing. And of course we spent countless wonderful carefree hours together. In three simple words: I ♥ NY.

 

November

As soon as I got home, I started working at the Apple Store Glattzentrum, at that point the only Apple Store in the German speaking region. I must say, I think I found the job I was made for. The job I was born for. This might sound strange considering the fact that I only just turned 24, but at least for now it feels so right, it’s like I turned my hobby into my profession.

Not much more to tell you about November. Except that I bought Guitar Hero 3 (maybe I should have bought Guitar Hero 4 right away, but I settled with getting that later maybe as a Christmas present to myself).

 

December

And now, I’m in Munich, where the second Apple Store in the German region but at the same time the first Store in Germany itself opened on Saturday, December 6, at 10 AM.

IT WAS AWESOME. Simply amazing.

We were sent here as reinforcements to this flagship store at the Marienplatz, which is pretty much the heart of Munich (the Store itself is called Rosenstraße). We arrived on Friday and helped in getting the store ready for the grand opening, and then on Saturday, we were actually there inside the store and part of the team, cheering and clapping like crazy, welcoming and high-fiving the first visitors. I have never seen such a happy and cheerful crowd before, and have never felt so cheerful myself.

If you have never been to an Apple Store opening before, either find out where the next one is gonna be, or search for “Apple Store München Eröffnung” on YouTube.

 

So to sum it all up (trying not to sound not to much like an Apple fanboy): New York is the most exciting city in the world, even more because the most beautiful person on earth lives there, and working for Apple is simply great. Now if I only could combine those things and bring them together all in one place… rest assured, I’m working on it.

 

Stay tuned and may the Force be with you!

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New York, San Jose, San Francisco

OK, let’s start from the beginning.
I arrived in New York on Thursday, finally got to see my angel Claudia again. We spent a wonderful weekend together, went upstate New York to Beacon with the train, hung around in Grand Central, went to Radio City Music Hall to see Margaret Cho, and went shopping together (yes, I let my girlfriend dress me and have to admit I look different now, but change is good, right?).
On Monday I continued to San Jose, where I met my fellow soon-to-be-coworkers, and checked into the hotel. Well, it’s not a hotel, it’s more like an appartment. I’ll upload some pictures later.
We had the whole Tuesday off, so Dorian and I went to San Francisco for the afternoon and evening, met other Swiss people and had a quick glance at some parts of the city. We’ll make have more on one of the weekends.
And now I’m sitting in Infinite Loop 1, Cupertino, Apple headquarters, and am we’re waiting for a certain Nancy to arrive and take us on an introductory tour. Booooooring! But at least I got the WordPress iPhone app installed and free WiFi.

USA here I come

OK folks, I think it’s time to inform you about my visit to the US of A in October.

Here’s the plan: I’m flying to New York next Thursday to visit a very special person and finally see her again. Most of you know who I’m talking about. I’m gonna spend the weekend there (and I’m really really really really excited about that!!!^^).

After that, I’ll continue my journey on Monday and fly to San Francisco. I’ll stay there for 5 weeks. Again, most of you already know what I’m talking about. Those of you who don’t: it’s related to my new job. Wait and see 😉