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Howdy, intern bloke in early twenties here

Moved to Switzerland 3 weeks ago. Will stay for about two months in Windisch. Put off this post for a while but here I am.

Can't complain about the beautiful landscape but it's hard to deal with the lonely, isolating and quiet life here. Still figuring out how to deal with people who stare (maybe because I'm pale brown) and don't return smiles when you catch them staring.

Nevertheless, looking forward to having a good time and making a few friends perhaps(if only my German was better :/ ). Although I've no idea how to get "out there"(where exactly?) and meet new people(how exactly?) considering it's not the norm where I come from.

But I digress...

Nice to meet you. The people on this forum have already been quite helpful and I'd love to have more of such interactions. Cheers.

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Re: Howdy, intern bloke in early twenties here

Welcome,
where do you come from, where it's not the norm to meet new people? I'm honestly interested.
If you don't speak german the best shot is colleagues that also don't speak german or other interns.
Staring is normal I think and it doesn't mean anything (anything negative anyway), smiling when making eye contact the typical swiss germans usually do, anyway this could be just a cultural difference so don't make too much out of it.
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Re: Howdy, intern bloke in early twenties here

Welcome!! Good that you're here.
Unfortunately, I must strongly agree with the above. There's a lot of redneck kind of people around (not because of the color of your skin but just in principle and in general). I guess it would be easier for you closer to a bigger city (i.e Zurich), where there are many expats around and people are used to non-Swiss-German speakers.
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Welcome and enjoy.
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Re: Howdy, intern bloke in early twenties here

The part of Asia I'm from, going out drinking and stuff like that isn't the norm. Everyone's a bit shy.

Rednecks? Whut? O_o
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Re: Howdy, intern bloke in early twenties here

mysterious... anyway it's not much different than switzerland then, especially in a provincial place like that it's hard to get inside a local circle if you don't speak german, for 2 months it's not even worth the hassle imho
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Re: Howdy, intern bloke in early twenties here

Come to Zürich and join in at one of the expat watering holes. The International Beer Bar off Langstrasse four example. You'll be sure to meet friendly people who can help you along or at least keep you mildly amused.

Or if you meet a grumpy, cynical and nasty guy its probably me.
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The part of Asia I'm from, going out drinking and stuff like that isn't the norm. Everyone's a bit shy.
I too am also from such a place, although not in this "Asia" of which you are speaking.

In the place I once will call "home", congruence with the others was only permissible upon every third conjunction of the meirs. Preparations for these events were wealk and strenuous - every in the household was obliged to participate, and should anyone decline, oh! the lashes and the wails!

Finally, upon the appointed moment, we would gather, warmly shiffling our homs, make haste upon the meir, then gone - it was finished, no more for another several gennem. How we were joyed! It was altru beyond anyone's expectations - like cocaine, but everso. And fast. Like a car.

Upon my arrival on this place here, it was a strange for me. The rhythmic and mysterious of the people. But once upon the everyday, finally it was understood and now I am indistinguished! Among them I can walk with glee! And not one of them knows - not one!

May be we and our people can make the congruence? Are you delicious? Make you avo? And the byrta? Is it fresh?

Come, let us be! And with the teeth! Hai hai! Hallo hallo!

You think so?
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I too am also from such a place, although not in this "Asia" of which you are speaking.

In the place I once will call "home", congruence with the others was only permissible upon every third conjunction of the meirs. Preparations for these events were wealk and strenuous - every in the household was obliged to participate, and should anyone decline, oh! the lashes and the wails!

Finally, upon the appointed moment, we would gather, warmly shiffling our homs, make haste upon the meir, then gone - it was finished, no more for another several gennem. How we were joyed! It was altru beyond anyone's expectations - like cocaine, but everso. And fast. Like a car.

Upon my arrival on this place here, it was a strange for me. The rhythmic and mysterious of the people. But once upon the everyday, finally it was understood and now I am indistinguished! Among them I can walk with glee! And not one of them knows - not one!

May be we and our people can make the congruence? Are you delicious? Make you avo? And the byrta? Is it fresh?

Come, let us be! And with the teeth! Hai hai! Hallo hallo!

You think so?
Is this Finnegan's Wake?
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Is this Finnegan's Wake?
More like "Eleven Months Awake".
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I too am also from such a place, although not in this "Asia" of which you are speaking.

In the place I once will call "home", congruence with the others was only permissible upon every third conjunction of the meirs. Preparations for these events were wealk and strenuous - every in the household was obliged to participate, and should anyone decline, oh! the lashes and the wails!

Finally, upon the appointed moment, we would gather, warmly shiffling our homs, make haste upon the meir, then gone - it was finished, no more for another several gennem. How we were joyed! It was altru beyond anyone's expectations - like cocaine, but everso. And fast. Like a car.

Upon my arrival on this place here, it was a strange for me. The rhythmic and mysterious of the people. But once upon the everyday, finally it was understood and now I am indistinguished! Among them I can walk with glee! And not one of them knows - not one!

May be we and our people can make the congruence? Are you delicious? Make you avo? And the byrta? Is it fresh?

Come, let us be! And with the teeth! Hai hai! Hallo hallo!

You think so?
You are incorrigible!

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Welcome to EF. Have fun!

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Can't complain about the beautiful landscape but it's hard to deal with the lonely, isolating and quiet life here. Still figuring out how to deal with people who stare (maybe because I'm pale brown) and don't return smiles when you catch them staring.
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Try meetup groups, I'm sure you'll find something in your area. Good luck!
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Moved to Switzerland 3 weeks ago. Will stay for about two months in Windisch. Put off this post for a while but here I am.

Can't complain about the beautiful landscape but it's hard to deal with the lonely, isolating and quiet life here. Still figuring out how to deal with people who stare (maybe because I'm pale brown) and don't return smiles when you catch them staring.

Nevertheless, looking forward to having a good time and making a few friends perhaps(if only my German was better :/ ). Although I've no idea how to get "out there"(where exactly?) and meet new people(how exactly?) considering it's not the norm where I come from.

But I digress...

Nice to meet you. The people on this forum have already been quite helpful and I'd love to have more of such interactions. Cheers.






Very peaceful indeed. But from Brugg Windisch rail Station you have direct Train links to Zürich and Basel and Bern. You may have noticed that the locals DISappear Friday evening Saturday morning ?
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