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82 posts, 00:39 hrs
Thanks for the input! Unfortunately commuting by train is a limited option as my office is quite a ways outside the Gelsenkirchen city centre (north of Gelsenkirchen-Buer). I might be able to commute…
1 posts, 00:32 hrs
Hi, can anyone recommend a radio station on which I can listen to jazz? I'm sure there are options online, but I've got a little radio in the kitchen and would love to listen to some jazz the old…
17 posts, 00:31 hrs
It looks like he's practicing parallel parking between the zig zag lines and the blue car. It's legal to stop adjacent to the zigzag lines, especially since these are just marking driveways to allow…
205 posts, 23:30 yesterday
I got emotional yesterday listening to 'The Suburbs' by Arcade Fire. The line that goes: I want a daughter while I'm still young, so I can take her hand, and show her some beauty before all this…
118 posts, 22:50 yesterday
Hm, just remembered an American guy a few years ago..he was in his 60s and he phoned me about his status in Germany..needed health insurance but was on a kind of tourist visa but he wanted to stay in…
32 posts, 22:38 yesterday
apparently the people who complained about US toilet paper never tried cottonelle or charmin. I swear that stuff might be washable. I voted that I "bunch" it as I don't fold it, but it's not that…
4 posts, 22:21 yesterday
Hello Toytowners, If you are a single parent or living like a single parent in Germany, you might be interested in connecting on Facebook with others like you. Single parents of Germany:…
165 posts, 21:06 yesterday
Yeah, but again this is all talking about the draft regulations and the parts of the leave deal that both sides agree on. However because of the 'nothing is decided until everything is decided'…
5 posts, 21:04 yesterday
I've had to get a copy before. It cost a few Euro, like around 10. They looked me up and then filled out a payment form that I just took the the cash desk and paid, and then went back and they…
27 posts, 20:28 yesterday
If that were indeed the case I would completely agree with you. In my case it is not, since the Cerebral Palsy in both legs from birth are clear indicators of a physical disability. What I struggle…
52 posts, 19:14 yesterday
DEC - yes gone from the surface of the Earth like many others (I cut my teeth on a DEC PDP-8). Did my third-year project on a PDP-11 when studying for my B.Sc. at Manchester. Also gone: Sun…
1,730 posts, 18:23 yesterday
OK, that is just silly. Reported by whom? In order to conduct espionage, you have to willfully hand the documents over to a foreign power. Who in your opinion, did she hand documents over to?…
10 posts, 17:29 yesterday
I also suggest joining the mieterverein. The three month waiting period is only for court cases, not for obtaining advice, nor for having a letter written on your behalf. If you have legal…
8 posts, 17:17 yesterday
A lot of people from the former West moved to Friedrichshain. Not all people who live/work in Friedrichshain are from the former East. As someone else said: Friedrichshain is not Marzahn. I think you…
8 posts, 17:09 yesterday
Where do you think you could work as a policy officer? Educational policy is set at the state level and B2 is not going to get you far in the Länder. Unless you can get an EU citizenship, the EU…
6 posts, 16:47 yesterday
Have you tried using Meetup or networking in the tech scene in Berlin? Have you looked at online courses via Coursera or Udemy to build your profile a little in the direction of that career?…
2 posts, 15:44 yesterday
How to get legal advice or representation in court if you have limited means or a low income. ^^ Please refer to the topic which is pinned at the top of the Legal forum, Tom^^ 2B
13 posts, 14:12 yesterday
First of all, your building should have a Verwaltungsbeirat that reviews and confirms all outgoing and incoming funds and receipts prior to each owners' meeting. If they didn't, then the Abrechnung…
27 posts, 13:20 yesterday
Haubigut, the place is tiny so should be no problem finding us! Glad you can join us. Meetings last as long as a lengthy dinner plus chatting time afterwards. 1) crusoe 2) MunichMom 3)…
63 posts, 12:20 yesterday
Ah, my stalker – formerly known as hasenpfad1 and sending me messages like this: "My someone needs a change of tampon! I'll bet you smell like a dumpster behind a rendering plant in Mississippi…
3 posts, 12:14 yesterday
As you say this is due to work trips then you cold try a couple of things; 1) Contact the Gym and explain and ask to postpone/suspend your membership. They might then let you re-use the 6 months…
5 posts, 12:02 yesterday
does your apartment have a washing machine included? Or at least a connection for one? I can't advise you on what kind of bike to get - this really depends on your feelings about comfort vs.
7 posts, 11:37 yesterday
All the best wishes and health to you Shelly Hopefully the morning sickness is starting to ease off for you. The first 12 weeks really sucked for me, it was super cold and I felt sick and fatigued…
11 posts, 08:07 yesterday
Bingo... Just Googled booklice and pretty much the same picture came up. No idea how they got here but now need to figure out how to get rid of them. Thanks for your help.
3 posts, 08:02 yesterday
I’m relatively new to the area and interested in meeting native English speakers who are also self-employed in creative fields, such as writing, all types of visual art, music, dance, etc. I am…
57 posts, 06:00 yesterday
Sorry to ask for clarification - did your landlady write you this email? She's an 80-year-old lady and communicates with you in English? She seems to be the typical "Else Kling" type (don't know…
3 posts, 03:45 yesterday
Yes, that's correct. In my case at least, that was done in the couple of weeks of sending my application and having my appointment (which is how it works where I did it). That list may give the…
12 posts, 00:37 yesterday
First place I ever motorbiked was to impress my girlfriend was in Vietnam just like the lads. I also did their India trip in reverse, from Leh to Manali. I also spent three years petrolheading…
5 posts, 20 July
I was not in the German army, so my knowledge about the internal formal or other wise relationship between its members would be very inaccurate. I was in pre-miltary training, but the military could…
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