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Hello,

I moved to Basel from Kent(UK) for work last year and as a newly single chap, finding it tricky to integrate (I'm better at differentiation). The current dire situation (now working from home) makes terrible timing to be joining something like this but better late than never.
Anyhow, I've always been good at fixing things so if anyone needs help during this crap time, or more likely by the time summer comes around, then let me know as helping out will do me a favour too.

Good luck staying healthy and sane

Tim
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Re: A bit bored in Basel

Welcome to the forum.

Maybe add your info to this thread.

https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...-helpline.html
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Re: A bit bored in Basel

Hello Tim!

There is never a bad timing to join EF! If we can smooth the transition and help you integrate even if only virtually... I myself am getting adjusted to seeing/hearing a few people a day instead of interacting with a couple hundreds a day, it is eery.

Welcome to the community!
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Re: A bit bored in Basel

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Hello,

I moved to Basel from Kent(UK) for work last year and as a newly single chap, finding it tricky to integrate (I'm better at differentiation). The current dire situation (now working from home) makes terrible timing to be joining something like this but better late than never.
Anyhow, I've always been good at fixing things so if anyone needs help during this crap time, or more likely by the time summer comes around, then let me know as helping out will do me a favour too.

Good luck staying healthy and sane

Tim
Hi Tim

Iíve also moved from Kent (well sort of - Orpington) to Basel. Currently still in company (Novartis) provided temporary accommodation and my wife is still in the UK so all round terrible timing.

I guess itís at least boring and isolating for everyone, whether theyíve been here 2 months or 20 years.

Joe
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Old 19.03.2020, 09:15
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Welcome. If this continues and it looks that way, you will find all kind of online entertainment here
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Re: A bit bored in Basel

Facebook has 2 or 3 very active Basel communities.
I think Basel Folk is the best one.
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I moved to Basel from Kent(UK) for work last year and as a newly single chap, finding it tricky to integrate (I'm better at differentiation).
Move to the complex plane. Integration is easier there than differentiation.

Welcome to Basel.
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Re: A bit bored in Basel

As a single newcomer in Basel (arrived several days ago) I fully understand you.
Hopefully the corona problem will miraculously vanish in summer, or I might be bored to death before the virus hits.
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Re: A bit bored in Basel

Thanks so much for the warm welcome

Heard a rumour that we'll soon go into lock-down so probably best to go a little crazy now ready to properly fit into the community in a few weeks.
I had a plane booked to Havana at Easter but it just got cancelled so it seems I'll be eating my egg on the balcony - thank goodness for the 12.30 applause to relieve the tedium.

Hi Cod, I heard of Facebook so perhaps I could join and give that a whirl... dare I ask what is Basel Folk- is it as in the musical genre?
(I do enjoy a bit of Folk as they always seem to have the best fun, also nice to balance it with some Biffy Clyro)

Thanks Medea - will try the link!

Thanks again and good luck to all playing COVID roulette... anyone remember the Paul Hardcastle song "19"? Bet that makes a comeback (remember you heard it here first)
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From someone in Basel, welcome to Basel!

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Hi Cod, I heard of Facebook so perhaps I could join and give that a whirl... dare I ask what is Basel Folk- is it as in the musical genre?
If you log onto Facebook and then search for the following group names, you can then ask to join up (or just "join" if it isn't moderated) and a wealth of information and entertainment will appear before you!

- Basel Folk - This is an English language space for folk living, working or just chilling in and around Basel.

- expats in basel (original)

- Basel ExPats


And a couple of groups that may not be ex-pat related, but are interesting if you're in Basel:

- verschwundenes basel

- Basel

- Board Games in Basel (might be interesting "Later")
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Thanks DD will take a look and maybe give Facebook a go.
So far I only used unsocial media but this may be the only outlet if trapped in the apartment...
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Re: A bit bored in Basel

Hi Theoslimm

A belated welcome to Basel .

Post C-19 you could check out the various meet-up groups. There were quite a few in Basel before ...well things became kind of funky with Corona.

www.meetup.com

On your own? Try online dating. Easy to maintain social distancing at first, although obvious that gets a bit trickier if you actually meet someone!

Stay healthy and sane out there!

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Old 21.03.2020, 13:55
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Thanks DD will take a look and maybe give Facebook a go.
So far I only used unsocial media but this may be the only outlet if trapped in the apartment...
Be careful with Facebook. It's been intentionally designed to be addictive and to trap people in a (quote) "dopamine feedback loop." Studies have also shown that it increases anxiety and depression.

Trapped Ė the secret ways social media is built to be addictive

"Social media isnít designed with your long-term happiness in mindĒ

https://www.sciencefocus.com/future-...to-fight-back/

"Recent research has shown that using social networking sites, namely Facebook, can increase peopleís stress levels, produce anxiety and negatively affect a personís sense of self."

https://psychcentral.com/lib/the-anxiety-of-facebook/
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Be careful with Facebook. It's been intentionally designed to be addictive and to trap people in a (quote) "dopamine feedback loop." Studies have also shown that it increases anxiety and depression.
I guess it depends on what you use it for, what you're looking for, and what kind of person you are.

I am glad that it exists because it allows me to keep up with friends from all over the world. I can see what they are up to, and (if they want) they can see what I am up to.


Anyway, your point is valid. Share with care!
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Old 21.03.2020, 20:05
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I guess it depends on what you use it for, what you're looking for, and what kind of person you are.

I am glad that it exists because it allows me to keep up with friends from all over the world. I can see what they are up to, and (if they want) they can see what I am up to.


Anyway, your point is valid. Share with care!
Yeah, I just think it's good for people to be aware that it's intentionally designed to be addictive, etc. It acts on the reward circuits (dopamine) in people's brains. That's why you see people seeking "likes" for photos of their dinner.
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Well I didn't get around to trying Facebook yet, maybe save that for a properly rainy day. Instead I had a go at cutting my own hair!
Unfortunately the result looks look like the lovechild of Sonic the Hedgehog and Milton Jones.... but thank goodness I managed to clear my social calendar.
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Yeah, I just think it's good for people to be aware that it's intentionally designed to be addictive, etc. It acts on the reward circuits (dopamine) in people's brains. That's why you see people seeking "likes" for photos of their dinner.
Or 'thanks' for their EF posts...
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Yeah, I just think it's good for people to be aware that it's intentionally designed to be addictive, etc. It acts on the reward circuits (dopamine) in people's brains. That's why you see people seeking "likes" for photos of their dinner.


Yeah, well, we on EF get "likes" for photos of our dinner.
The difference may be that we cooked them ourselves.
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Yes, I'm sure that is why the "thanks" feature exists here.
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