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4 months in USA

Soccer tournament at Kettering

1st game on 05/11/09

1st game on 05/11/09

2nd game on 05/13/09

2nd game on 05/13/09

3rd game on 05/20/09

3rd game on 05/20/09

There’s a soccer tournament at Kettering and of course the Germans don’t wanna miss that.

In the preliminary we played against ‘International United’ (won 2:1) – a mixed team with other international students (e.g. from Jamaica, Malaysia) – , ‘Alpha Unit’ (won 4:1) – another mixed team – and against Delta Teta Delta (won 5:0) – a fraternity at Kettering -.
We are now in the playoffs, so let’s see what we get…

Here’s a Video from our celebration after the first game.

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May 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 Comments

German Dinner

Teamwork to make an awesome sauce

Teamwork to make an awesome sauce

Enjoy your meal!

Enjoy your meal!

On May 17th we invited Heidi and Beckie from the International Office of Kettering for a German dinner.
At Eastersunday Beckie had invited us for a typical American dinner and so it was our turn to do the same for her.

Together with Ulle our apartment cooked handmade ‘Spaetzle’ with ‘Schnitzle’.

May 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Anaheim Ducks vs Detroit Red Wings again (7th game)

Nico:

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Cause the Ducks tied the series up to 3:3, there was a 7th and deciding game in Detroit. Ulle and I decided to go to this important match. We had nearly similar seats to the last game.

The game itself was very exciting and much more interesting than the last time. The Red Wings had to defend with three players against 5 Ducks two times and caught no goal. In the last period the Ducks tied the game but the Wings shot the deciding goal 3 minutes before the end. After that there was a huge party in Detroit and a lot of convoys.

Now the Red Wings are playing against Chicago Blackhawks in the final of the Western Conference.
The final of the Easter Conference is Pittsburgh Penguins versus Carolina Hurricanes.

The famous 8 Mile

The famous 8 Mile

Awesome atmosphere

Awesome atmosphere

Cleaning the field in the intermission

Cleaning the field in the intermission

The last seconds of the game (Ducks with empty net)

The last seconds of the game (Ducks with empty net)

Fair losers

Fair losers

The bench of the Wings

The bench of the Wings

After game party

After game party

Convoy

Convoy

Recap of the game

May 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Homecoming week at Kettering

Homecoming, welcoming back of former residents and alumni, is a tradition in many universities, colleges and high schools in North America. It usually includes activities for students and alumni, such as sports and culture events and a parade through the streets of the city or town.

Firework

Firework

BBQ

BBQ

Lacrosse --> boring

Lacrosse game --> boring

Our university

Our university

May 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

University of Michigan, Ann Arbour

Nico:

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Here are some pictures from our trip to the University of Michigan (40.000 students) in Ann Arbour on May 5th.
Our class “Multimedia Design” got a guided tour through the Virtual Reality Lab which was very interesting!

Rapid prototyping

Rapid prototyping

Some models

Some models

The CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment)

The CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment)

f.t.l.: Frieder, our prof Changua Wu, me, Ben

f.l.t.r.: Frieder, our prof Changhua Wu, me, Ben

The most beautiful university I've ever seen

The most beautiful university I've ever seen

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May 18, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Anaheim Ducks vs Detroit Red Wings

Yes, we are still alive 🙂

f.t.l. Patrick, Tobi, Manu, Nico, Stefan, Ben

f.t.l. Patrick, Tobi, Manu, Nico, Stefan, Ben

The reason our blog stagnated is simple: Usual study life caught us and we are very busy at the moment. We have a lot of projects to do.

Furthermore nothing special happened except of our first NHL (National Hockey League) game of our life.

The Detroit Red Wings came into the Playoffs and this was a great chance to see a game. We saw the first game of maybe 7 (the tourney is Best-Of-7, that means that a team have to win 4 games to come into next round) in the semifinal of the Western Conference against the Anaheim Ducks.

In comparison with the basketball game there is more flow in the game and not so many breaks and interrupts.
And of course it is very physically played, we posted some links from rough scenes below.
Also the atmosphere was much better. Could be up to the very close and exciting game. The final goal (3:2 for the Wings) was shot in the very last minute.

The Joe Louis Arena

The Joe Louis Arena

Intro show

Intro show

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Recap of game 1 on nhl.com
Huge check
Fight

Final score

Final score

May 14, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments