black1

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  • Location Berlin
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  1. Changing mind about a job before starting

    You resigned, you sought a new job, the old company made a better offer.  What did they think was going to happen? It's clear you were going to go to another company or leave the area, it won't be a surprise if the new one should (unlikely) say something. People frequently go after new jobs as a tactic of getting higher pay, you just have to really mean it when you resign.. It clearly works some of the time. The world is a hard place, particularly the workplace. 
  2. Best Thai food in Berlin?

    I like Preussenpark. The food is always good and interesting. Talk to the sellers and you find that people are from places like Laos. Try it and see where they are from.   I know a couple of people who had stomach problems and was with a family with a kid that went blue because of allergies to ingredients that the sellers said were not in the food. My own family had zero problems but I know it's kind of rolling the dice.  
  3. Random lines of poetry

    Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”   Henry Thoreau
  4. Compulsory bag inspection at the grocery

    I remember, it was K Mart- they used to thoroughly go through your bag.
  5. Compulsory bag inspection at the grocery

    Australia was the worst - at the really big supermarket they would always go through bags. Can't remember the name of the chain, I think it is gone now. 
  6. Proper gifts for 5 year old kids?

    Usually under 10 Euros. Playmobil is usually good. You can get a couple of figures in plastic boxes or single ones in bags from toyshops
  7. Waldkita Experience?

    I had an alternative background family. I turned to the Dark Side
  8. Waldkita Experience?

    This sums it up for me  
  9. Probably. That was Spanish Influenza. In the Stand there was 99%+ infection and death. Then natural selection. Then a polarisation into sort of good and evil 
  10. International schools in Berlin

    Very few move across in my experience. NMS seems to take more from the Metropolitan school.  Quentin Blake is a nice school from what i have heard. You can always try and move across when things start to thin out, at about the 6th or 7th class
  11. Being the outsider in a village

    Little Britain more like
  12. What to do with my car when I leave Berlin

    https://www.ebay.es/   https://www.mobile.de/    
  13. Unannounced visit from debt collection bailiff

    Again, Germany is a tough place and lots of people go through problems, are here to run away, can't cope, suddenly have a shock or relationship crisis, go through a drinking problem, get a shock legal letter lot of help and openness here that you might not get inthe UK. You have been taken in, given tea and cake and judged, you have been found worthy of love and help. Just thank them and take the advice. Yes this is a terrible place but it's why it's so great. 
  14. Unannounced visit from debt collection bailiff

    I hope it works out for you. A clean start back in the UK sounds attractive.