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#67255 - 29 Dec 07 19:27 speechless
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Being an expat for almost a year in Germany, I’m forced to speak Deutsch and learn their living and culture as well. I think Im pretty well to blend on (Except the language. Still learning!) compare to this woman who have been living in Germany for 10 years already!

So, she is 30 y/o Indian, speak Deutsch almost perfect and all her family lives in Canada and England. But somehow her window is always closed:

DIALOGUE 1
She : What did you do last weekend?
I : I went to Metropolis to watch movie
She : Metropolis?
I : Yeah its a small cinema in Köln which play movies in original language
She : Ah. So what was the movie you watch?
I : Lions for Lambs
She : What movie was that? American movie?
I : Yes, with Tom Cruise
She : What is that Tom Cruise? A cruiser ship?
I : huh?

DIALOGUE 2
She : (watching my holiday photo album with hubby in Bali last year) Hey, you both are wearing football uniform!
I : Ah ya, that's Brazil uniform! We went to Australian pub to tease Australian while they played against Brazil team in World Cup!
She : You and your husband against Australian or Brazilian?
I : We were Brazil supporter in enemy's pub. Quite amusing!
She : I didn't know you play football!
I : I didn't play football! (!!)We were just supporter and watch the game on TV. You know...last year, the World Cup (in Germany)
She : Eh? What is World Cup?
I : (knockin' on heavens's door!!)

Boy!! She's not kidding! I’d understand if she doesn’t know Heidi Klum But...but…

I thought to live (and not just to visit) in other country is not only about speak the language. And now I'm afraid she doesn’t know who is Angela Merkel!
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#67256 - 29 Dec 07 20:25 Re: speechless [Re: i_beth]
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Tell me about it!! some german girls i met also don't know what is Louis Vuitton. Its true..
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#67258 - 29 Dec 07 23:07 Re: speechless [Re: emmajkt]
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Quoting: emmajkt
Tell me about it!! some german girls i met also don't know what is Louis Vuitton. Its true..


She was Indian.

I'm beginning to see just how this happened.
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#67259 - 30 Dec 07 06:23 Re: speechless [Re: emmajkt]
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Quoting: emmajkt
Tell me about it!! some german girls i met also don't know what is Louis Vuitton. Its true..

who/what is Louis Vuitton? (and i'm not even indian!)
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#67261 - 30 Dec 07 06:31 Re: speechless [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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French Suitcase & Bag manufacturers. Overpriced Shite
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#67267 - 30 Dec 07 06:39 Re: speechless [Re: Dilli]
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oh. i buy all my bags from Sarinah.
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#67269 - 30 Dec 07 06:43 Re: speechless [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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who/what is Sarinah? (and i'm not even Australian!)
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#67272 - 30 Dec 07 06:52 Re: speechless [Re: Dilli]
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Quoting: Dilli
who/what is Sarinah? (and i'm not even Australian!)

you are so uncultured. Sarinah is indonesia's preeminent state-owned department store. it's the Harrod's of Jakarta. sells lots of clothes, handcrafts, among other things. nearly everything there is sold for a standard 30% markup. i never have to pay more than Rp250,000 for my travel bags, and they last for many years. but then, i'm more arse than class.
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#67275 - 30 Dec 07 06:58 Re: speechless [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Quote:
i'm more arse than class


No comments from here!
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#67281 - 30 Dec 07 07:40 Re: speechless [Re: Dilli]
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Nothing's cheap at Sarinah.
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#67484 - 03 Jan 08 20:12 Re: speechless [Re: emmajkt]
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Quoting: emmajkt
Tell me about it!! some german girls i met also don't know what is Louis Vuitton. Its true..


I think those girls just not into fashion. Its like not everybody know what is Aston Martin. Or they are simply girls from East Germany (adopted from my father in law's joke)

But not knowing World Cup is like having no clue about SATE AYAM after living in Indonesia for 10 years. And not knowing Tom Cruise -who almost everyday on German news regarding his visit to Germany (for Valkyrie movie) and the contra of Scientology in the whole Germany- is like no clue about who is George Bush!
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#67486 - 03 Jan 08 23:34 Re: speechless [Re: i_beth]
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But what about my catalytic converter? you won't beleive the grief high sulphur diesel can have on one's knalpot.

Blocked solid it was - even the rayap wouldn't get through it.
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I also made a vegetarian version,with tempe and tofu chunks for myself and others.Get over it.
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#67523 - 04 Jan 08 12:39 Re: speechless [Re: i_beth]
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Quoting: i_beth


DIALOGUE 2
She : (watching my holiday photo album with hubby in Bali last year) Hey, you both are wearing football uniform!
I : Ah ya, that's Brazil uniform! We went to Australian pub to tease Australian while they played against Brazil team in World Cup!
She : You and your husband against Australian or Brazilian?
I : We were Brazil supporter in enemy's pub. Quite amusing!
She : I didn't know you play football!
I : I didn't play football! (!!)We were just supporter and watch the game on TV. You know...last year, the World Cup (in Germany)
She : Eh? What is World Cup?
I : (knockin' on heavens's door!!)


Just like every other twatting Bra-zil or Argenvagina fan, never been near the fuckin place. Glory hunter.

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#67532 - 04 Jan 08 14:01 Re: speechless [Re: emmajkt]
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Quoting: emmajkt
Tell me about it!! some german girls i met also don't know what is Louis Vuitton. Its true..


Good for them! Proof that they are not as sad as some of those LVs carrying twits. I think Luwis Putong is much better anyway.

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#67540 - 04 Jan 08 16:14 Re: speechless [Re: Tut Tut]
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Quoting: Tut Tut
Quoting: emmajkt
Tell me about it!! some german girls i met also don't know what is Louis Vuitton. Its true..


Good for them! Proof that they are not as sad as some of those LVs carrying twits. I think Luwis Putong is much better anyway.


you don't need to be the fan or carry Louis Vuitton bag to know that brand. Its just social knowledge, you don't need to like george bush and like him but to know he is American president and he is an idiot is a must!
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#67552 - 04 Jan 08 19:36 Re: speechless [Re: emmajkt]
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Sorry for asking but who is Angelina Merkel?

(Hope you're not comparing me with your neighbour, at least i know what world cup is, i heard the world's biggest one is made in Panama)


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#67553 - 04 Jan 08 21:26 Re: speechless [Re: Choc_Cow]
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Quoting: Chocolatea
Sorry for asking but who is Angelina Merkel?

(Hope you're not comparing me with your neighbour, at least i know what world cup is, i heard the world's biggest one is made in Panama)



Angela M = PM of Germany? (Kanselirnya Jerman gitu deh)
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#67564 - 05 Jan 08 11:10 Re: speechless [Re: bonita]
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Choc I thought Panama had canals and hats?

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#67610 - 06 Jan 08 08:28 Re: speechless [Re: Ena]
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And dissapearing husbands.....
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#67611 - 06 Jan 08 09:25 Re: speechless [Re: Dilli]
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oh yeah..* i can't remember who am I*..... we want to buy that apartment there please-great! who am I ?? where am I??

grin
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#67634 - 06 Jan 08 19:47 Re: speechless [Re: Ena]
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Quoting: Ena
Choc I thought Panama had canals and hats?



En.. that's not panama it's ven-something. Must be Venezuela.

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#67635 - 06 Jan 08 20:00 Re: speechless [Re: Choc_Cow]
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ohh- where my plastic surgery is done-ya.
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