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22 posts, 11:53 hrs
I agree with you on everything, I’ll go even a bit further and say that someone at the start of the career should have as a goal barebones financial independence at the age of forty, this meaning…
11 posts, 11:51 hrs
Go to any hipster saloon and mostly there is no gender price, it is expensive for everyone. Or go to Dong Xuan center, there is still gender prices but it is dirty cheap for everyone. Not sure…
39 posts, 11:47 hrs
Since he is making an improvement the windows fall under Modernisierung. Note that if the old windows need replacing anyway the costs have to be deducted from that of the better windows. If he…
36 posts, 11:45 hrs
Two things, first, I don't think the date is an "expiration" date, I guess it was the latest day you should have paid, i.e. "pay before ...". But since you didn't receive the bill in time you have an…
7 posts, 11:33 hrs
Listen to them, do it in Germany. I thought I was saving myself paperwork when I married my German wife in the USA (I am a dual EU / US citizen), but when it came time to change her surname and…
3 posts, 11:08 hrs
Hi , I can see you have been supporting this forum for a long time. No offense, but are you saying this from your experience or from your understanding? Thanks for your help!
1 posts, 10:19 hrs
Hello Munich! Is your brain saturated with German and you want a refreshing break? Do you want to practice the art of public speaking and have access to leadership roles within a club? How about…
4 posts, 08:55 hrs
Hi! I can see this is an old thread but I’ve just moved to the Kühlungsborn area and would love meet some new people! Anyone with English speaking kids? I’ve been struggling to find ways to become…
204 posts, 07:59 hrs
I haven't lived in Germany for thirty years, and I got 43 out of 50 right. You just have to read carefully and use your common sense - I'd have done better if I'd been serious about the quiz.
25 posts, 07:54 hrs
A friend had Santa come for xmas and make his 2 yo. daughter promise to give all her dummies to "babies". The next day, they bagged all the dummies and when she was having second thoughts, they…
1,105 posts, 07:47 hrs
I did this via Darmstadt recently. I don't know how long it has taken until you received the request, but in my case I received the payment request just 1 week after submitting my application (I paid…
24 posts, 23:37 yesterday
Well, it wasn't advice. I was at work in a hospital, and in the hallway I saw a one-time neighbor, whose daughter had been in first grade with my son. I'd been out of the country and we hadn't seen…
525 posts, 20:48 yesterday
sweet dreams are made of this, who am I to disagree? some of them want to use you, some of them want to be used by you, some of them want to abuse you, some of them want to be abused by you... these…
1,020 posts, 20:34 yesterday
Ponder a little and you’ll get it. Jesus Christ superstar was all very well but what about an islamic musical? I reckon it'd go down a bomb. Here are some songs to start (suggestions welcome)…
2,775 posts, 19:33 yesterday
Under a new US and British trade agreement, in the spirit of the Brexit game of chicken, KFC will be renamed to CKFC "Commonwealth of Kentucky Fried Chicken" Thank you for bearing with us..
7 posts, 18:04 yesterday
Yes, everyone has their preferences. I actually stopped running a "home office" and dismantled it. I try to keep my home for personal now as much as possible. I use third spaces, quite a lot of which…
58 posts, 14:36 yesterday
https://tvmucho.com Anybody else use this service ? Pay by the month or year (prices from 5€ -10€ a month depending on how you pay) All UK free view channels with a 7 day catch-up service and…
743 posts, 13:48 yesterday
I will not be going tonight. My husband surprised me with birthday dinner plans. Hope to eventually meet all of you ladies the next time around...which will be Halloween night?
74 posts, 13:28 yesterday
Note how the URL says "avme". That is the code for the international version. International (with language option): service.avm.de/help/de/f... German (no language option)…
1 posts, 13:06 yesterday
Is there a TTer with a child visitation agreement who could determine which calendar dates are the visitation dates through the end of March 2019 if I were to PM the relevant details of the…
16 posts, 10:46 yesterday
I don't think the current rules for Canadian immigration are the way you describe them (needing a job offer to get permanent residence). There's something called "Express Entry" for skilled workers…
43 posts, 20 October
That. Unfortunately... I find that unless I have laid everything out the night before and written a list of what I planned to do, then other than absolute "have to's", pretty much nothing will…
38 posts, 20 October
I agree. Whilst the experience itself is pretty shit with Ryanair*, I have found them no worse than any other airline in terms of reliability. In fact, as a I have mentioned on here before, during…
31 posts, 20 October
Bloody hell...dunno, HEM All I remember from my travels is: I peed in Sweden and I peed in Indonesia ) and the water flushed either clockwise or anti-clockwise. Fun is: on the Equator: but I…
1,027 posts, 20 October
Like playing board games? Interested in meeting new people? We are a group of English-speaking people getting together to play board games (and games with specialized card decks). Bring your favorite…
32 posts, 20 October
Hi Guys, thank you to everyone who cared to respond, I used to get Langnese Honig back in the middle-east, yes Langnese have a honey production line aimed at Auslanders, it was the 1st German…
12 posts, 20 October
There's no need for this. My middle name is used on all my job contracts. Also the Rentenversicherung and my Verdienstabrechnungen are addressed to my middle name and surname. My first name doesn't…
3 posts, 20 October
Slightly off topic, but I hate that you are forced to average the billing for utilities. I understand that its desirable for some people but I should have the option to pay whatever my bill is. It…
1,835 posts, 20 October
Exactly. Work a lot and save shedload of money, while learning German alongside. Then think about self-financing study as above. Most migrants do not haave the luxury of a sponsor. Background of…
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