歡迎來到Ümi’s ∞ space，我是玉米，目前剛拿到在德國環境微生物學博士，即將任職Accenture顧問公司，是個大自然愛好者，我會在此跟大家分享工作、生活、學習、旅行、身邊朋友的一些小故事和資訊，以及近期個人有興趣的話題，有興趣的讀者也很歡迎跟我對話。為了讓不懂中文的朋友們看懂，這裡會有些文章會是英文的版本。若文章有任何錯誤或不妥，請不吝指教。
為何要叫做Ümi「玉米」呢? 「玉米」是我從六歲就有同學幫我取的綽號，因為我的本名幾乎是一樣的發音。德文的[ Ü ] 跟台灣的注音符號「ㄩ」是一樣的發音，並且這個 Ü 看起來其實很像兩個眼睛加上一個大大的微笑，剛好符合我開朗的個性，因此我很喜歡這個德文字母！
Welcome to Ümi’s sharing space. I am a Taiwanese PhD student in Germany and a lover of nature.
Here is a space for me to share what I learnt, experienced and thought. From reading, traveling and meeting people, I am seeking the wisdom of life. If you are also interested in the topics I shared, or want to share your stories with me, feel free to communicate with me.
Why use ” Ü “, because in German, it sounds part of my Mandarin name and it looks like a big smile, which is always shown on my face. 😉
From 2019 Feb, I decided to start a nice winter outdoor sport – ski. This year was my 2nd time to attend this sport course from Uni Tuebingen, which open also for publics. The teachers are very experienced, and the whole program was well organized with nice 3-star hotel with sauna and pool. 3-days ski pass, accomodation, coaching and transportation by university minibus were all included in the course price.
Ski area It is at Ehrwald, locating at Austrian side of Zugspitze. Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany with 2,962 m (9,718 ft) above sea level. Compare to other ski area, this area is relatively small but very suitable for beginners. For more details of Ski area, please visit: https://www.bergfex.at/wettersteinbahnen-ehrwald/panorama/
Accomodation Hotel Feneberg Ehrwald The main picture was taken from the balcony of this hotel in the morning. We had double room or triple room with half pension (breakfast and dinner). The food there in 2019 was very good. However, in 2020, it became buffet style, which was not so tasty compare to 2019. (I remember in 2019 it was still 4 or 5 -stars hotel, perhaps it leveled down?)
Course This course was mainly for absolute beginners and beginners, i.e. have none or only a few experiences, e.g. less than 10 days ski experiences in total, or not good at skiing parallelly.
Although the teachers can speak a bit English, the course was hold in German. Perhaps you would like to have a crash course of German ski terms.
Ski area, ski resort
T-桿纜車 (不能坐,只能撐著你的身體上山坡,要穩住 Ski 或 snowboard)
Der Pflug (pizza) Pflug fahren
the plow Drive the plow
Gewicht verlagern zu linken/rechten Seite nach vorner/hinten Seite
Weight shifting To left/ right side to the front / back side
重心轉換 向左/右 向前/後
Mountain side <> valley side
This time, in Feb 2020, I could see clear differences between last year from the climate change. Last year, the thickness of the snow next to the road was higher than 1.5 m and on the rooftop was at least 30 cm. The ski area made some artificial snow, which is of course energy consuming. That makes me concern more whether to keep this hobby. However, at least I do my best to concern the environment with simple steps. It could be simply seal the pockets of your clothes well, so that your personal belongings or trashes will not drop out while skiing. Or pick up the trashes on the snow. After ski season, the snow melt, there are always lots of trashes at the ski area. My friend even dropped his phone in the thick snow and cannot find it back at all. Hope everyone could pay a bit more concern for our beautiful nature while enjoying our time! I might not give up skiing easily, but I will keep those eco-friendly concern in mind.