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Old 29.04.2011, 18:35
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Hello everyone, I'm new here.

Hi,

My name is Chris, 27 year old guy, born in Friedberg-Hessen, Germany. And have been residing in Canada for 25 years of my life as a Canadian citizen(permanent status). My parents immigrated while I was still at a young age.

So I pretty much grew up all my life in Canada, and only spent 2 + years in Germany from age 6 to 7 years old. I speak both English and German, tho German being my first native tongue.. My parents kept the language up at home at all times, we don't speak English while at home, only German.

However, my writing skills may be a little more on the poorer side as I never had use for having to write in German, since I live in Canada. I can carry a fluent conversation in German, and can read German text just fine. I can even hide my German accent at times, but when I get nervous, my accent seems to come through, or so thats what other Canadians tell me when they hear me speak.

Anyways. For work, I am somewhat into the IT field, and strangely enough.. also in the medical field. My mother is a Nurse, my one younger brother(hes 20 years old) is an EMT and my father is a Alternative medicine Doctor.

Hmm, what else can I say about myself besides my family. I like technology, internet, anime, soccer, skiing, in-line skating, ice skating, hiking, target shooting, traveling etc..

Still single, no girlfriend.. well I haven't actively been looking to be honest.. And want to further my career first. But once I hit my 30's to mid 30's, I'll probably want to pursue the whole family picture(wife, children etc..)

Now here's the kicker, and the real reason I decided to join this forum. Some of you might think I'm mad, when I say this: I'm seriously contemplating leaving Canada and going back to Europe; specifically Switzerland.

I have given this decision a lot of thought and have extensively weighed the pros/cons of both countries (Canada/Switzerland). The cons outweigh the pros in Canada from experience and looking at the present state of politics and where Canada is headed in the long run really worries me, while the pros/cons seem somewhat more balanced in Switzerland.

Nevertheless, I know this is the introduction forum, and I will not ask my questions here, but will do so in the respective forums. And I do have quite a few questions.

Thanks for your time, and have a good day!

Regards,

Chris
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Old 29.04.2011, 18:38
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Re: Hello everyone, I'm new here.

Welcome, Chris, looking forward to your questions!

I doubt many here will think you mad for considering a move to Switzerland. Go for it! It's a reversible decision, if need be.
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Old 29.04.2011, 21:18
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Re: Hello everyone, I'm new here.

I completely understand - I grew up in the UK, left to travel in Australia and SE Asia for 2 years, returned to UK but couldn't hack London, emigrated to Oz and stayed 5 years, moved to Switzerland expecting to stay a year or two and left 8 years later for a work promotion to Dublin,Ireland.

I have had 2 kids since being here in Dublin, and the oldest is reaching school age. I want them to grow up with the best stand of living I have experienced, so will be back in CH within the next 12 months

Go for it, it's a great place if you embrace it!
Richard
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Old 30.04.2011, 10:26
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Re: Hello everyone, I'm new here.

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Old 30.04.2011, 10:52
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Re: Hello everyone, I'm new here.

Welcome aboard...hope you gonna find the ways for your expectations soon in Switzerland...well..atleast its better to satisfy abit being having something rather than having nothing..away targets are good start for future..good luck by the way..cheers
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Old 30.04.2011, 22:39
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Re: Hello everyone, I'm new here.

Hey. Welcome to the forum, and Switzerland is a good choice if you do decide to move. I have been here for a year now, and can't imagine being anywhere else at the moment!!

Loobie!
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Im new too!!!!
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