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Old 19.07.2011, 21:13
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hmmm an incurable stage.
Oh dear.... At this stage even the best of us can't help you..
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Old 19.07.2011, 21:27
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hmmm an incurable stage.
incurable maybe, but known as integration+assimilation, and so highly praiseworthy
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Old 19.07.2011, 22:21
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Is that weird? Sounds pretty normal to me
I guess the degree of weirdness depends on whether the OP is Dutch or just likes watching Dutch TV.
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Old 19.07.2011, 22:30
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I guess the degree of weirdness depends on whether the OP is Dutch or just likes watching Dutch TV.
weirdest I saw was polish TV: broadcasting foreign movies almost dubbed on the fly with just one male voice and the original audio track in background.
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Oh dear.... At this stage even the best of us can't help you..
I have resigned myself to being beyond help. On the other hand my dialect is improving.
Now I just have to establish whether 120k CHF is enough to live on.
Excuse me I have to go and pick up my new micro scooter.
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Old 19.07.2011, 22:33
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incurable maybe, but known as integration+assimilation, and so highly praiseworthy
ultimate integration would be participating to the hooliganism after the chanting in the stadium.
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Old 19.07.2011, 22:39
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Whinge about KFC and potato chips. To be fair, we Yanks complain about BBQ and Mexican food.
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Old 19.07.2011, 23:42
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Re: Weird things expats do

Prior to kids, I'd rotate between walking around town, just to see what I can find, and yearning for a comfort food I can't find! I've moved too much. In some ways its awesome.. but I always miss something/someone not near.
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Old 20.07.2011, 00:50
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ultimate integration would be participating to the hooliganism after the chanting in the stadium.
ignoring the hooliganism means jumping ahead to a higher lever of assimilation and integration
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Old 20.07.2011, 00:53
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Watching home evening news online..After watching local news.
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Old 20.07.2011, 00:57
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If I watch Swiss TV now, does that mean I'll be watching British TV when I move to Switzerland? Fernweh / Heimweh and the whole 'the grass is always greener on the other side' thing.
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Old 20.07.2011, 01:01
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Naw, you will watch it all, just become more selective...that is if you really like news. Being in touch with state of affairs back home makes me understand what my close ones are going through, being in touch here makes living here much more logical.
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Old 20.07.2011, 01:27
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I go around piss of my neighborers ,and then it feels just like home in Switzerland
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Old 20.07.2011, 02:12
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If I watch Swiss TV now, does that mean I'll be watching British TV when I move to Switzerland? Fernweh / Heimweh and the whole 'the grass is always greener on the other side' thing.
Beside the point that you WILL be watching British TV when being overhere, when in in the German speaking majority part you most of all will be watching German (various channels) TV and when in the Romandie you will most of all be watching French TV channels
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Old 20.07.2011, 02:47
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Beside the point that you WILL be watching British TV when being overhere, when in in the German speaking majority part you most of all will be watching German (various channels) TV and when in the Romandie you will most of all be watching French TV channels
You mean this is how the locals do it? Don't forget, we are all from different parts here, and I am in Suisse Romandie and end up watching TV from all over in these modern internetz timez... You can watch whatever from where ever, same goes for radio, you aren't dependent anymore on the local few channels and French ones, I still do like them, la tele and Mont Blanc.
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I go on Facebook, says hi to my friends, and note how rotten the weather is in New England again. Then I walk down to Lac Leman, order a renverse and enjoy another gorgeous day in CH.
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I go on Facebook, says hi to my friends, and note how rotten the weather is in New England again. Then I walk down to Lac Leman, order a renverse and enjoy another gorgeous day in CH.
I get more sun here (Upstate NY) than I did in CH. I am praying for rain- we should have rain on Thursday high of 36C heat, index will be much higher due to humidity, wind 5mph. London is subject to bad weather. I always look at British weather to cheer me up!

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I have resigned myself to being beyond help. On the other hand my dialect is improving.
Now I just have to establish whether 120k CHF is enough to live on.
Excuse me I have to go and pick up my new micro scooter.
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I go around piss of my neighborers ,and then it feels just like home in Switzerland
This must be a tough task to achieve.

Wait..... You are on the english side, aren't you?

Ok forget what I said...
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weirdest I saw was polish TV: broadcasting foreign movies almost dubbed on the fly with just one male voice and the original audio track in background.
When you've been in Russia for a while, you learn to ignore the Russian dubover and listen to the reduced volume original track that they are talking over. If you're married, you've had a lot of practice at this.
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I guess the degree of weirdness depends on whether the OP is Dutch or just likes watching Dutch TV.
The only TV I saw in Holland was of, shall we say, an acquired taste?
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