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About Hazza

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  • Location Freimann, Munich
  • Nationality Australian
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  1. I don't think it's because of the "hate". People have been hating on each other here for over 10 years, and it never stopped the Christmas party from having a few hundred sign ups some years, or for events like TT Tuesday for successfully working for a decade or so.   I rarely log in or post anymore, but it really wasn't because of pointless threads about Mother Teresa or arguing about Sunday trading that I left. It's basically because TT doesn't have much left to offer me. I've lived in Munich for over 16 years now and I know my way around. I also have set social circles and a good number of friends (many of whom I originally met through TT), so I don't need to join any events. On top of that, FB has all sorts of interest groups where there are events happening all the time.   So it's run its course for me. I'll check in from time to time, but the days of being heavily involved have almost certainly passed for me. I know that a lot of people I met through TT feel the same...of the few that haven't left Germany, a lot of the others have families now, and are in a different stage of their lives. TT has served its purpose for us, and there is not much more it can give us. Aside from which...basically every question has been answered now, so it's not like we're going to be terribly useful to newcomers.   The early days were a lot of fun, and the social scene also had a pub we all visited in Gunther Murphy's. You could basically go there any time of the week and see TT's there. Later, the same could also be said about The Arc and the Twisted Bavarian. I guess in those days, we were also a more intimate group, so most of us knew each other personally - possibly more than people do now. I don't know if the problem is that the group got too large and disparate or whether it was that important to have these meeting hubs, that have all since closed...   If I'm going to be critical of anything, it's that TT also basically hasn't changed since it began some 15 years ago. It's still almost exclusively a chat forum, and other social media has come along in that time and reinvented itself to stay relevant. To a large extent, TT hasn't kept up with the changing social media landscape.   So we move on...
  2. RIP Uncle Nick

    I'm not really on TT anymore, and I only heard about this tonight.   I knew Dominic since I owned The Arc. He was a regular customer there, and ultimately worked there after I sold the bar. He was well known to all my staff at both The Arc and later The Keg as the "Snakebite guy".   After he lost his job, maybe 10 or so years ago, he had it tough and finally found a job in Greece. I was always impressed by his tenacity and his optimism, even though things clearly didn't go his way for the better part of a decade...it's cruel that he died just as things were turning for him.   He was a really genuine and friendly guy, and it makes me very sad to hear of his untimely passing.    Vale Dominic...
  3. Just for fun...if you're bored today...   OK...I'll start.   Did you know that muslims are forbidden to eat rocks?   Did you know that it's considered polite to throw mud as a traditional sign of greeting in parts of the Sudan?
  4. A mate of mine is leaving Germany soon and asked how you go about getting your pension insurance (Rentenversicherung) returned to you.   Does anyone know - might be good to know for myself too, as I don't plan to die here.   Related info page: Pension refunds on leaving Germany
  5. Does anyone know where I can find a good tax advisor? Can anyone recommend one to me?
  6. Somebody from an ad agency wants me to proof-read a few pages of English text for them. They reckon it'll take an hour or 2. They also asked what I charge. As I've never done this on a freelance basis before, I have no idea what I should charge. Can somebody help me with this? I need to tell them by 9am. Thanks.