Hallihallo dear community!
I am Mijeanne (or Mimi for short) and I am originally from Cape Town. I moved to Hamburg in northern Germany when I was eight years old and have enjoyed life in Germany ever since.
I currently speak three languages fluently: Afrikaans (my mother tongue which sounds a lot like Dutch), English (I also have a degree in English Linguistics and Literature) and German. I would really like to learn French and an Asian language - I have not yet decided which one. I am currently undecided between Thai, Korean and Japanese.
I am very lucky to have had the opportunity to study abroad during my time as a student. I went to Wolverhampton, England for a semester and had the time of my life. My flatmates and I are close friends to this day and I am so happy that I was able to have this experience.
I love history and archaeology (which was also part of my degree) and am therefore very happy to call Germany, and Europe in a broader sense, my home. There is so much to discover right on your doorstep and I hope to inspire all learners of the German language to not just see the language as a tool but as a gateway to new adventures and discoveries.
Theatre and acting is another passion of mine and I have been on stage ever since I was three years old. I have played anything from an aging woman who had never really left her Woodstock-years behind, to a demon welcoming people to Hell, to the CEO of a dating agency who only has one woman and one man in her card index and gives it her all to make them fall in love.
I love reading and would like to have a library in the future. As a fan of literature I also write novels in my free time. Hopefully I will get to publish some of them soon. That would be a dream come true!
Although I have lived in Germany most of my life, I still feel very connected to South Africa. My entire family still lives there as only my parents, my brother and I moved countries. We try to visit as often as possible. As a result, I got used to travelling very early on and I continue to adore it as an adult. There is a long list of places I would like to visit in the future. The world is big with many people, cultures, and stories. I will probably not manage to go everywhere in my lifetime but I am determined to make the most out of the time that I have.
I wish everyone a lovely day!