Saturday, 10 December 2016

Heimee


* Heimweh [ˈhaɪ̯mˌveː] (German) = longing to travel to a place where you feel at home and where you can be completely yourself.
* Heimee (Dutch) = longing to travel to a place where you feel at home and where you can be completely yourself.

My daughter has accepted an offer to a house of her own. She is 22 now, and it's time to fly away from home. I left home when I was 21 years old. Now it's time for her to spread her wings. I know she will not be homesick (heimwee).
Maybe Wanita and I will have heimwee for her.

In the series, extraordinary commercials, this one is from Lufthansa, and it's theme is Heimweh. The film features the Inoue brothers Kiyoshi and Satoru on their personal journey, travelling to the place they call home. For more, go to http://www.LH.com/inspiredby

The Inoue brothers, who grew up in Denmark, have always felt more connected to the country of their parents. It is their fascination with the relationship between humans and nature that leads them back to Japan and ultimately to a clearer sense of their identity. We follow them to Yakushima and Kagoshima. Here, they visit Sakurijama, the mystical volcano of their father’s bedtime stories. They subsequently launch an artisan ceramics line using volcanic ashes. Find out how exploring their family’s origins helps them reconnect with their heritage and how they revive the memories of their late father.





8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely story, Han! It doesn't feel like a commercial!

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. The commercials in Christmas Time are always less commercial it seems to me, at last.

      Han

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  2. Love it!!
    Where is your heimee, Han?

    Mona Lisa

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    1. Mijn heimwee is not so much in places, but in people I used to know.

      Han

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  3. Great. Lufthansa Airlines always reminds me of an old joke told my a friend of mine long gone. Anyways
    Good for your daughter, I'm sure she will be very happy with her independence.

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    1. Yes, good for her.
      Tell me the joke, you made me curious,

      Han

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    2. I think it's more of a reminder of Larry than the funniness of the joke but here goes. Mind you we're sitting on a plane at the time he's telling the joke.

      The pilot comes over the radio and announces that they've encountered some problems and lost one of the engines, but there is no need to panic - there are three other engines.
      After some initial panic, things quiet down and then he comes over the radio again. "We've lost another engine, but no worries.
      This goes on through the failure of the last two engines. When he's announced the failure of the last engine, he ends the announcement with "Thank you for flying Lufthansa"

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