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berlin du bist so wunderbar

- said by booze wearing headphones on billboard


saturday the 29th october i went to the reichstag, and ate nutella ice cream, and played in the leaves,
and saw two documentaries on korean adoption that were SO GOOD - check out In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee, it blew my mind:

Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not.
So began a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the United States in 1966.
Told to keep her true identity secret from her new American family, the 8-year-old girl quickly
forgot she had ever been anyone else. But why had her identity been switched?
And who was the real Cha Jung Hee? In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee is the search to find the answers, as acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem returns to Korea to find her “double,” the mysterious girl whose place she took in America

Dude! What! a crazy, fascinating story. Junghee was supposed to be adopted and grow up in America, but this girl went instead, and was literally told that she was now Junghee...but what happened to the real Junghee? If her place was taken, whose life was the American adoptee living? Who is she, if not Junghee? WHAT EVEN.


also there was an exhibit called floating food, that was super fun, about how we use waterways around the world in relation to our food. there was a big carpet ocean where you took off your shoes and lay around watching mongolian ladies skewer cow, and finnish dudes herd reindeer.

then on the walk back to the haupbanhof, on the banks of the river a large number of high schoolers had sent up GIANT SPEAKERS and were doing the famous german industrial dance (with those weird huge pants, and the hair falls, and the...whaaaaat) and were, er, 'dancing' to industrial goth dance metal remixes of johnny cash. righteous!

Posted by dodie.does 12:03 Archived in Germany

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