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About SpongeOver

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  • Location Brandenburg
  • Nationality South African
  • Hometown Port Elizabeth
  • Gender Female
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  1. Legal question about employment

      Why would you want your job back? They fired you, imagine how strange the vibe int he office will be if you came back, knowing they wanted to get rid of you and are now forced to keep you. I would not want that.
  2. Flat Share Woes - Split With My Girlfriend

    I can only offer advice for "who gets to keep the flat": If the split is mutual and not too ugly, you could sit together and make a list of reasons why she should get the flat, and a list of why you should get the flat. Maybe she gives you the money for the deposit, and you can use that for a new place. You'll have to find the best solution for both of you. If it's not civil enough to do this, then this could get tricky. I wish you all the luck!
  3. Alternative titles of threads

    Flat Shoe Woes - Split With My Girlfriend
  4. Why are you happy today?

    I have officially been declared a non-resident of South Africa. This means that next year, when the tax rules for expats change, that I am safe as I am no longer considered a tax-resident. It took some time, and so much paperwork, but it's one less stress for me.
  5. Why are you happy today?

    My mom and my stepdad are learning German, so they can better communicate with my German boyfriend when we visit them later this year. 
  6. What made you smile today?

  7. Apartment problems/Landlord

      I had the same thing with my previous landlord. We were all very happy when the Nachmieter signed and we never had to deal with him again. Maybe something to consider. A new start and a new apartment.
  8. Guten Morgen, Abend, Hallo

    I've found that people are really keen on greeting strangers here. When I first moved here, it was one of my favourite things to go for a walk in the park and be greeted / greet all the people meandering about.  I would keep greeting though, stay who you are, don't change. You could be pleasantly surprised, and if not, you were expecting exactly that, so no harm no foul.
  9. What made you laugh today?

  10. What made you laugh today?

      When I hear "shared a Prawn Cocktail" I imagine it Lady and the Tramp style, nuzled together at a small table. 
  11. Why are you unhappy today?

    That is much easier said than done. It was just a sad feeling for missing out on something. I know that immigration now-a-days is much easier, but there are still going to be harder days, regardless of this fact. But I'm sure everyone on this forum knows this feeling. :)
  12. Why are you unhappy today?

    I have only been in Germany for 10 months, but I have absolute no doubt that this is where I want to live. I have never felt this at-home in South Africa, and I feel like I have found my place in the world.   But. My dad's birthday was last week, my sister has her birthday this Saturday, the next Friday my brother has his 30th birthday, then the next week it's my best friends' birthday and the week after that it is my birthday.   For as long as i can remember I've spent my birthday between my sister and my two best friends (twins, who hate one another) This is the first year without that, and I'm feeling a little sad about missing it. I know I will have an amazing birthday, but with so many birthdays packed together, I am feeling it.   I don't want to go back to South Africa... and it might sound silly, but I've been feeling a bit sad for the last couple of days.
  13. What are you listening to right now?

    Panic at the Disco. Going to see them live in Berlin in April, so need to prepare myself :D
  14. Identifikationsnummer never arrived

    I was able to go to the same place I did my Anmeldung and asked them for this number, and they printed it out for me and stamped it. The letter arrived a day later in the post, but I needed it for my salary before a certain date. They refused to give me this over the phone though. Hope this helps.