at Cercle Cité Luxembourg (Place d’Armes)
Auditorium Cité (2nd Floor)
3, rue Genistre
Vice Dean of Dharma Drum Sangha University
You probably wouldn’t like me if you met me early in the morning. If I don’t get enough sleep, my mind goes into “Charlie Brooker“-mode. In this kind of situation, it’s best not talk to me so that whatever goes through my head stays there.
This morning I had to get up unusually early for a Saturday because I had been volunteered to help decorate a stand at the “29e Festival des migrations, des cultures et de la citoyenneté et le 12e Salon du livre et des cultures du Luxembourg”. The ridiculously long name didn’t instill me with a strong sense of purpose as I dragged myself out of bed. Instead, I asked myself a couple of not-so-nice questions:
How come there are 1.35 billion Chinese and none of them could be bothered to help set up the stand of Luxembourg’s Chinese Cultural Association (ACCL)? Why does a country like Luxembourg even need a multicultural festival? If I wanted to buy exotic food and hear people speak foreign languages, all I’d have to do is go shopping at Auchan.
However, people in supermarkets are generally not in a mood to talk to strangers while those sitting at the stands at the Luxexpo right now will be happy to answer your questions. There’s also no entrance fee and – since the weather sucks like it usually does on a weekend after being totally awesome all week long – it’s not like you’re going to waste a sunny day in the dimly lit Luxexpo halls. With oil prices showing no signs of declining, you might also want use this opportunity to start looking for a country with a warm climate to emigrate to (bonus points if it has friendly inhabitants and good food).
The 29e Festival des migrations, des cultures et de la citoyenneté and the 12e Salon du livre et des cultures du Luxembourg is open to the public today until 20h and tomorrow (Sunday) from 12h to 19h.