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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

I’ve been here at our team training camp in Krabi for almost four weeks now and it’s fantastic!

I really enjoy the fact that I have nothing else to concentrate on other than my training. In the time between the training sessions I can do things I never have time for at home. Things like just sitting around and thinking, reading books, or watching movies.

So yesterday after biking I cleaned up my stuff, sat down and recognized that one of my favorite movies has just started… it’s a german-american movie made in 1984. The Never Ending Story.

Why do I like this film?

Well, actually, I like the book Die unendliche Geschichte“ written by Michael Ende even more than the movie.


It’s one of the books I stayed up a whole night to finish reading. And it was one of those times I was supposed to be in bed early. In those days, I was allowed to read half an hour before going to sleep. So after half an hour Mom came up to turn off the lights.

Hahaha, no problem for me. Because of course I was prepared! I pulled the blanket over my head and turned on my little secret pocket lamp. Every now and then lifting up the blanket to let in some fresh air.

At one point, I was so engrossed in the book that I didn’t hear Mom coming up to check and see if I was asleep. Ohhhh. Of course she was angry now, taking my light and telling me to go to sleep.

But I had to know how the book ends!!!

So I pulled out my secret pocket lamp no2 (don’t worry there’ve been even more:) and read my book until the end… great… well, not so great for school the next day of course…

And there’s another reason why I like the movie. When I was even younger my parents took my brother and me on a trip to the studio where parts of the film were shot and I was allowed to ride on Fuchur- the nice hairy white flying dragon.
My parents are still searching the photo. But here you can see Fuchur, the luck dragon, in the film:

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