New in Berlin (or new to this forum)

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Hi all!

 

A quick introduction from me too! I have been scouring this forum for some time now, so it's about time I introduce myself.

 

My name is Vicky and I moved to Berlin yesterday. I am half German, half English (German mother, English dad, RAF kid), so I speak both languages fluently, although my German is slightly rusty at the moment!

 

I lived in Germany until I was 14, and then decided to venture to the UK to do my A-levels and degree. For the past few years I have worked in PR and most recently ran a small design firm near Manchester in the UK.

 

Homesickness has taken over though, so I am starting again. Currently I am living with family in Spandau until I find my feet.

 

Would be great to keep contact with some English speaking folk, hence my registration and this post!

 

You can find me on facebook here - https://www.facebook.com/victoria.robinson.509

 

Vicky :D

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Hallo everyone,

some of us are meeting tonight at Bar Druide, at 42 Schönhauser Alle 42, very near Eberswalde U bahn. All of you are welcome to join us.

Check the thread

Berlin

Events

Thursday night drinks

 

Colin

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My name is Sally Grant. Along with my Australian husband Andrew and our 10 year old daughter Harriet, we're visiting Berlin fro November 22nd until December 30th.

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> Harriet is aged 10 - quiet to begin with, but lots of fun when she feels comfortable. Harriet is learning to play the violin, attends afternoon circus classes, loves to read, is outdoorsy and is a keen tree-climber.

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> We are interested in meeting any children of a similar age who might like to meet up and have some fun. We love excursions, book groups, hiking, tree-climbing, rock-climbing, circus activities or even just to meet up for a chat and play.

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> We’d be thrilled if there were any activities we could join in or things we could plan together.

 

Our email address is sandal@netspace.net.au.

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Hey All! :)

 

I am new to this forum, and just wanted to throw a shout out to everyone! I am a 24 year old female, and my fiance soon to be husband is 27. We have an almost 1 year old son, and we plan on moving to Berlin next June/July. We are looking for some places to rent for an apartment/flat/house that is close to things..i.e bus, metro, shops, and etc. We are moving based on the Freelance visa, and will be having a business over there. We are starting to learn German, and are very excited about moving! We were also curious on how pre school works over there? As well as a site to look at health insurance. Any and all info would be appreciated! We have no idea what part of Berlin to move to..like whats the cheapest, yet nice...and etc. I'm excited to hear back from you all! :)

 

Thanks!

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Hello,

 

My name is Paddy, I will be moving to Berlin from Brighton in January with my German girlfriend from Weimar.

 

We are currently looking for a flat and have used the various forums for advice so thanks to everyone for all the useful advice that is already listed.

 

Quick question - I am currently applying for a number of roles, I have always been called Paddy and apply for jobs in the UK using this but I've been suggested that using Patrick might be better for applications. Does anyone here think it might have an impact at all (I understand it might give the impression of not being too professional)?

 

Look forward to meeting some of you in January (hope its not going to be too cold!)

 

Thanks

 

Paddy

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Hallo all,

 

New to Toytown. My name is Jacqueline - I'm originally from California but have been living in Berlin for a little over 3 months now. I am living here and working as a UI / UX designer in Berlin.

 

Looking forward to meeting new people and making friends! I like going to cafés, traveling, cooking, music, and am up for grabbing a coffee or some food if anyone is interested.

 

p.s. Also would love to hear if anyone knows of any job opportunities for english-speakers in the chemical engineering industry here in Berlin!

Cheers,

Jacqueline

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Hi!

 

I am brand new to Berlin as of yesterday and my wife will be joining me in a few months! I am an engineer from the US and am looking to meeting new people and find a social life. Unfortunately I don't know much German, but I plan on fixing that ASAP. Anyways, this is my first post and I wanted to introduce myself.

Best!

Andy

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Hello Toytowners,

 

I have ended up visiting this forum occasionally, and since you seem to have a somewhat active community here I finally made a profile of my own. I have been in Berlin for over a year now in separate intervals, and currently residing in Hohenschönhausen (Lichtenberg) "for good" with my wife and son.

 

I am a lad in his mid-twenties, in that point of life between youthful disregard and the responsibilities of the adult world. I am an environmental engineer by trade and a constant self-student of sorts in a variety of more humanistic topics. In my free time I involve myself in grassroots political activism and tend to gravitate towards the punk culture, while I don't define myself as such.

 

You can reach me by sending a personal message on this forum.

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Hallo! it is the first time i write here, just register.!!

am new in berlin ,just came here 1 and a half month ago. Now i have started a job as a promoter for a company and they told me that in order to pay me they need a taxID or a gewerbeschein. I also whant to ask for some money from the job center and i don't know what is the right think to do .

Can anyone please help me with some advices?

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Guten Tag!

I'm new in the town. My name is Hien. I come from Vietnam. I'm working as an IT Engineer in Hanoi aber I'm gonna go to Berlin soon. I'm looking to meet new people and have a good time.

Also, Could you make me a favour? How is it going here in Berlin? I mean, job finding or life balancing?

I would greatly appreciate it if you kindly give me some advice!

Vielen Dank! Bis Bald!

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Hi all,

 

My name is Zain and i am 25 yrs old. I am moving to Germany from Chicago on Saturday for 2 years.

 

I don't speak German but def would like to learn.

 

Looking to meet new peeps and make new friends.

 

You can also contact me at zain644@gmail.com

 

Merry Xmas and happy holidays!

 

Zain

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Hello!

 

I just moved to Berlin from Los Angeles. I have a lot of family that lives in Germany but I have not lived here since I was a baby. Anyway, looking for cool people to kick it with. I like American Football. If anyone ever wants to watch or play, let me know! But we can do other stuff too! Go Broncos!

 

Josh

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Hello Toytowners,

 

I am Andrei, 27 years old, have a beautiful wife and two gorgeous daughters. We will be moving to Berlin in Spring, so I am looking to get as much information I can before that, there are a lot of things to prepare for the move :) all the help we can get (we learned a lot of things just by going through the posts here) is more than welcome!

 

Keep in touch,

Andrei

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Hi Guys,

I am trying to organise a tenpin bowling meet up soon. Sunday, 18th January at Bowlero, Samerite Strasse. The cost will be about 6 euros. It should be a fun way to meet new people.

Colin

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Hi! I've been living in Berlin (Kreuzberg) for just over a month now and decided to join this forum today, so figured a little introduction would be nice.

 

My name is Timo, I'm a 24yo guy from the Netherlands, working in a full time job. I'm a music geek, like going to concerts and festivals, also love to drink a beer every now and then pretty often. I can speak Dutch and English, and I'm trying to learn German (but that's tough when you don't have much time to take classes)

 

My main reason for joining the forum is to meet new people here in Berlin, as that turns out to be a lot harder than I expected! I see there are a lot of meetings being organised so I think I'll join one of them soon :)

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Hello everyone!

 

My names Maxwell I'm 24 and & from America

I've lived in Berlin, Pankow for a year now and my Germans ok(ish)

Not really sure what to say sooo I'll talk about my self a little I guess, At the moment I work in the Berlin Herzzentrum. I love playing-watching-talking about sports, I'm a member of McFit and go most everyday with my two friends Alex (Russian) and Ali (Syrian) and Drink/smoke/chill most weekends with them at bars,clubs, or our places whatever everyone's feeling like and yeah if your looking for some people to hang out with drink chill or just hit up the gym that would be awesome! I'm free most days after 14:00 and anytime on the weekends so yeah. Not sure if you can msg on this site but if not my emails Maxwellbenson90@gmail.com :)

 

Have a great day!

 

Maxwell

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I am a German law grad and looking for US Americans who know of people who can help me find personal contacts with US employers.

 

Is there any meetup group discussing immigration prospects?

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hi there,

 

my name is Sulme (or Kate) from South Korea, 20 years old.

I am arriving in Berlin on the 26th of January.

I'm going to Germany because I want to study there and will be applying to unis there as I get to Berlin.

I've lived in Australia for 5 years before but I'm totally new in any of Europe and totally excited to find out what's good there :)

 

check me out on facebook and feel free to send me a friend request if you are up for making a new friend :)

https://www.facebook.com/kate.kang.908

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