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About SpongeOver

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  • Birthday 03/12/1991

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  • Location Brandenburg
  • Nationality South African
  • Hometown Port Elizabeth
  • Gender Female
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  1. What made you laugh today?

    This banned South African ad.    
  2. Do I need a translated residence permit for travel?

      Thank you! I guess I'm just nervous cause they have pre-check-in security at O.R. Tambo and I have this fear that I'll be stuck in South Africa again. 
  3. What made you laugh today?

    How Brexit Happened
  4. Good day,   I have spent the morning looking through TT, hoping this topic has been handled before and found nothing related to my question.   I am planning on visiting South Africa next year for two weeks. My aufenthaltstitel will be valid until 2021 so that is not a problem. My question is which documentation do I need to carry with me and do I need to translate it? Or will other countries accept my residence permit card without question?   I guess I am just scared they don't let me leave South Africa  That would be a nightmare!   Any experience with regards to traveling back to birth countries would be greatly appreciated.   Thank you
  5. Why are you happy today?

    I am happy because my landlord found a Nachmieter he is happy with and contracts have been signed! I move in with my boyfriend at the end of January and we can save more for holidays! (Also there's a little bit of snow at work today )
  6. What made you smile today?

    Bought myself some South African goodies for that little taste of home. They sent me a free scarf. Can't wait to share all of these things! 
  7. Online shops that sell South African products

    I ordered some goodies for myself. It's my first Christmas away from home and wanted to share some South African flavour with my new friends and loved ones here.   Not only did it come in record time, they sent me a sweet South African scarf for free! It's a bit on the pricey side, but without a doubt worth it! :)
  8. Do I wish people a happy St. Nikolaus?

      We've already baked and decorated cookies together. His parents, aunt and uncle and some of his parents friends got together and we baked, decorated and drank Gin Tonic  The cookies were shared between everyone who were helping and are super yummy!   Loving this time of the year already. :)
  9. Do I wish people a happy St. Nikolaus?

       that could be fun, but I am shy speaking languages that people don't understand on command. It's like: "Do a trick!"
  10. What made you smile today?

    St Nikolaus left something nice in my shoe last night!    Not only was it sweet, but it had the exact same thought behind it as one of my Christmas gifts for my boyfriend.
  11. Do I wish people a happy St. Nikolaus?

      I think it's more of a family tradition. You have to say a poem to get your gifts. Perhaps the grandparents come from Bayern.  Thank you for the insight.
  12. Do I wish people a happy St. Nikolaus?

    Oops, I forgot every Bundesland is different. I am in Brandenburg. 
  13. Hi,   I am quite excited for my first German Christmas season. Being very far from home, my German boyfriend's family has very much become my family and as such I will be spending a lot of time immersed in German traditions. (I have to write a German Christmas poem and recite it to receive gifts on the 24th for example)   The first odd one is tomorrow. St. Nikolaus. So, I just want to know does anyone know what you say on St. Nikolaus to other people? Thought it would be a fun surprise to say the right thing without asking the obvious source.   Any assistance, or experiences with the Christmas season in Germany would be greatly appreciated.  
  14. Why are you happy today?

    I starting off learning German through an App called Duolingo. I told them that I am now living and working in Germany and they sent me a little gift. Was a nice surprise.  
  15. Why are you happy today?

    I am happy because I have started my Financial Emigration process. (Think it's just a South African thing, pretty much just means I am no longer a tax resident of South Africa and only need to do tax returns in Germany and South Africa doesn't need to know my business at all anymore)   Just when I thought my paperwork was over, here is a ton more for me to do. But I am happy. Every painstakingly filled in document is one step closer to my dream of having Germany citizenship. And a few lost snow flakes are twirling around outside. I love snow, even if it never touches the ground.   All in all a good day and I am happy.