Universalgelehrter und ein aufstrebend Polyglotter.
and an aspiring polyglot.
Ein zukünftiger Germanist, auch ein stolzer Germanophile.
A future germanist and a proud
To: My English-speaking visitors
||December 30, 2015
With recent shift in demographics and surge of U.S. web traffic,
a backgrounder for my
current cohort of anglophone
viewers is in order.
This should stem the tide of FAQs received.
From inception, majority of my visitors have been Germans—except
on odd occasions when I happened to talk about it with someone here in the U.S.
I created Sam's
in late 2008, near the end of my
French learning phase, as a single
long page, comprising my random study notes.
tale of my German start, and the ensuing
profound impacts on my life, exemplify the word serendipity.
From March 2009
to March 2012,
I devoted serious efforts to learning
German. Conversational fluency and grammatical skills were not
my emphasis. Instead, I focused on cultural understanding, and gaining
access to literature and documents, etc. That also
led me to delve into European history.
Who is Cuppachino?
That's the alias I used in my German life.
"cuppa" is Brit slang for a "brew" (no, not alcohol... but tea!)
"Chino" is my pseudo-Spanish silly speaks (2001~2008) for
"Chinese." So Cuppachino roughly translates to "tea-guzzling
Chinese." My "Fancy a
cuppa?" is actually a doubly clever wordplay.
While helping my "adorable child" with photography critique &
advice, I was inspired to (re)launch
my 3rd stint
of photographer biz in 2013. That explains why all my
between 2009 and 2013 had German text. In fact, I still cater to that
audience to this date.
The content of this site was frozen in its June 2012 state, as I
suspended updates, to tend to other priorities. I still have a backlog
of unposted items—a plethora of poems,
animation, drawing, writing and singing. I
hope to find time to resume it soon.
Regrettably, this site is not consistently bilingual. However, I've
sprinkled enough English in there, that you should be able to navigate through.
Cuppachino / Cuppa