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Old 29.02.2008, 14:59
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Re: Who are we?

1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland

England

2. Place where you live in switzerland

Zurich

3. How long you have been here

Not telling ya!

4. Occupation


Bank robber

5. Do you intend to stay here.

Enough banks here to keep me occupied

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.


Blow torch, screw driver, hammer, security alarm type of things interest me

7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.

Banks
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Old 29.02.2008, 18:31
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1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
Born and raised in South Africa. Lived in Mozambique, Comores and Seychelles.

2. Place where you live in switzerland
Küsnacht, Zürich.

3. How long you have been here
About 2,5 years.

4. Occupation
Used to be a Commercial Diver and Diving Instructor
Want to be a Photographer.

5. Do you intend to stay here.
The family likes it here, but I have Africa in my blood.

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
Photography, Mountain biking, anything that gives you an Adrenalin rush.

7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
Live here is very predictable.
Punctuality
Its a very safe place to live.
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Old 29.02.2008, 18:53
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Introduction
I apologize for breaking the mold
i was traumatized by math in school , so i will skip the numbers..


country of origin: Israel-USA (st-Louis, N.Y.C) Israel- USA-Switzerland

I live in Zurich

Occupation : God knows ..parenting i suppose ..teaching and learning
Length of stay: i have been here for the past 12 years and my time passes very quickly when you're busy giving birth
How long? God only knows
hobbies: surviving Germanic society
escaping reality in legal ways ; books, films , music and dance
the first thing that comes to my mind concerning switzerland
is i never thought the biggest topic of conversation can be the weather
and the worse problem a badly behaved child
Last words:
i miss the desert
peace
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Old 29.02.2008, 18:57
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Re: Who are we?

1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
Twinkle in my father's eyes. Was born here, lived in the UK for 2.5 years though and have a repetitive holiday pattern focusing on France and Malaysia.

2. Place where you live in switzerland
Zurich, with REGA helicopters flying over my roof.

3. How long you have been here
I'm part of the scenery.

4. Occupation
Psychology student with 50% employment in an accounting firm.

5. Do you intend to stay here.
More likely than not.

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
My name is Kittster and I am an internet addict. When I do tear myself away, I'm mad keen on rugby, like playing tennis (badly) and ball games in general, vaguely obsessed with bizarre facts and unusual parts of history, read a lot, enjoy baking and cooking, taking pictures of stuff and can be enthusiastic about most things, at least for the next five minutes.

7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
I'm paranoid about one day having my passport revoked because I am reeeeeaally bad at being on time. And the snow was better when I was a kid.
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Old 29.02.2008, 19:03
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1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
Born in USA previously living in New Orleans, Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Brussels
2. Place where you live in switzerland
Zürich
3. How long you have been here
July 2004
4. Occupation
Network technician, Cisco Übernerd
5. Do you intend to stay here.
Yes
6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
Photography, Astronomy (NOT ASTROLOGY!), Cooking, Wines, Guitars, Apple stuff, Networking
7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
Tolerance of individual differences

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Old 29.02.2008, 20:25
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Re: Who are we?

1. Country of origin / before coming to Switzerland
Have lived in England, Canada, India, etc.

2. Place where you live in switzerland
Zürich suburb.

3. How long you have been here
Nearly half my life.

4. Occupation
CIO (Career Is Over). Now a "silver surfer" .

5. Do you intend to stay here.
Yes. Naturalized Swiss.

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
Fitness freak.

7. Think of your time in switzerland. Tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
Too long here to reply sensibly.
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1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
Northwich Cheshire, England

2. Place where you live in switzerland
Meilen,

3. How long you have been here
Nov 07 so just over 3 months

4. Occupation
Knackered person that stays home and looks after 2 boys, husband's a DBA

5. Do you intend to stay here.
For a long time, but we've given ourselves 2 years to see how it goes

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
I love Art and Crafts, I love painting and restoring furniture. Basically anything that can cause a mess

7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
It's a really fantastic country, but wish women could have more oportunities to have a life without children. Transport system really good, so no need for me to drive yeahhhhhh
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1. Country of origin / before coming to Switzerland
USA (Pennsylvania)- husband is Dutch. Spent several long years in North Carolina.

2. Place where you live in switzerland
Belp - home of the Bern airport, such as it is.

3. How long you have been here
Since August 2007

4. Occupation
Blissfully unemployed trailing spouse trying to finish PhD. Have been statistican, market analyst, and most recently marketing director.

5. Do you intend to stay here.
Hard to say - rather be here than North Carolina though.

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
Love to watch the weather move up the Guerbetal. Hobbies: spend way too much time on the Internet, reading, working with the dog, walking, cooking. Hate to clean. Am on time, but disorganized. Love to drive the back roads.

7. Think of your time in switzerland. Tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
Really beautiful views. Automatic awnings. Funky lamps. Dudes with seriously funky moustaches.

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Old 29.02.2008, 21:43
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1. Belgium
2. Richterswil (Lake zurich)
3. 4 Months
4. Au-pair (nanny)
5. For ever?? No.
6. Hobbies....learning german? surviving swiss german?????
7. FONDUE and snow ofcourse
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Old 29.02.2008, 22:02
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1. Country of origin / before coming to Switzerland
Originally from Greece, lived in the UK, then NY, then UK again, and CH is to follow soon. Very soon!

2. Place where you live in switzerland
Zurich

3. How long you have been here
Since May 2008 ;-)

4. Occupation
Software Engineer

5. Do you intend to stay here.
Too young to say --- will probably move again but might return, who knows!

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
Hobbies: skiing in the winter, cycling/sailing in the summer, guitar.

7. Think of your coming time in switzerland. Tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
Skiing. All. Winter.
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Re: Who are we?

1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland - Sydney
2. Place where you live in switzerland - Zürich
3. How long you have been here - 18 months
4. Occupation - ex-Architect, now Airline worker
5. Do you intend to stay here - have a 5 year permit
6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things. - skiing, eating out, practising German and a few Swiss German phrases, watching TV with some Swiss chocolate
7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind -
first of all, I didn`t have a clue where to go and what to do; as the last thread says - arguing the point rather than reality; Swiss self-righteous patriotism; a masquerade of correctness and high-quality product; excellent alpine beauty and skiing paradise; great public transport; feeling that just being here in this global financial centre made me more successful than those back home, until I realised that I am still me
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New Zealand (Australia 13yrs)
Amriswil(thurgau)
16months
fitter/welder---stainless steel
Plan to stay,but miss the sea.
Love the place.Switzerland may be small but Europe is not.
Vintage and Classic cars,vintage machinery,American Southern Rock Music,Art Deco,Travel,Abseiling,Badminton,
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Old 05.03.2008, 20:49
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Hi all! I'm new here (both on this Forum and in Switzerland).

1. Country of origin
Serbia

2. Place where you live in switzerland
Dietikon

3. How long you have been here
about 6 months

4. Occupation
photography

5. Do you intend to stay here
yes

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things
love movies, books, photography, nature

7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
Architecture! People are very nice but quite cold somehow... or that's just my impression?
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Old 10.03.2008, 21:27
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1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
England
2. Place where you live in switzerland
Grosswangen, Kt. LU
3. How long you have been here
3 years
4. Occupation
Anlageführer in a sawmill
5. Do you intend to stay here.
You bet ya!!! (I'm anyway married o a Swiss so can't run away even if I wanted to, which I don't)
6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
hobbies: photography, walking, reading, F1, football (West Ham), gadgets - I'm a Mac Freak!
7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
Those lovely mountains - no matter who crap your mood, one glance at the mountains and you instantly find inner peace. Oh, and Rösti - food of the Gods!
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Old 10.03.2008, 22:08
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7. Thats what I'm talkin' about!!
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1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
2. Place where you live in switzerland
3. How long you have been here
4. Occupation
5. Do you intend to stay here.
6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
Answers:
1. Brazil, last 5 years in UK (London)
2. Outskirts of Winterthur
3. Just over one week... 06-03-08
4. IT Consultant, Customer Services
5. OOHH, YES! (Sorry, bit of a "churchill" voice here)
6. I love taking photos...
7. Whenever I think of Switzerland, the image of crisp mountains and snowy tops on a sunny day spring to my mind. Then I remember I broke my collarbone sledding down a hill in Arosa... and then I fell in love
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Old 13.03.2008, 15:30
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1. Born in India and New Zealand citizens...lived there for 10 years
2. Basel
3. 8 months
4. Not working at present.
5. 3 years
6. Travelling, reading, cooking
7. Not been able to meet many English speaking people and have not met any Indians at all.
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Bumping up old but interesting thread.
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Old 23.09.2011, 21:51
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well thanks, i went through the whole thing. what comes to mind is, where are all those people now and how much they stuck with their predictions of staying or not staying here

another observation was, literrally all UK originated people wanted to stay here, for ever! is it really that bad up there in the UK? I was thinking of moving there actually
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