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Bertrand's Birthday drink. cancelled
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12.01.2011
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City/Town: Geneva
Event Type: Drinks/Bar
Meeting Point: to be decided later

Cancelled.
RSVP'd Maybe: 3 (1 members and 2 guests)
  • Mud + 2 guests - Wife will be in town already that evening, will see if we can swing it!
RSVP'd No: 5
  • MathNut - Would love to but it's a long way from Zurich on a weeknight. Happy Birthday anyway! :)
  • grynch - sorry Bertrand... I just don't "do" EF social events... but I hope you have a good time.
  • Begga - Would defo be there if it wasn't on a school night. Happy birthday Bertard!
  • deutschmaad - I echo the sentiments above.
  • lost_inbroad - Bernie, I'd love to...but it's quite a ride from Olten.
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Old 11.01.2011, 12:14
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Re: Bertrand's Birthday drink. cancelled

I am sure the intention was there, you know the Swiss, perfectionists, maybe he was afraid of not understanding. I guess a pressure to perform, etc. no malice.

But if he posts here a local post office PO box address, we can send him a card of some small gift, what do people think...?
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Old 11.01.2011, 12:25
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Re: Bertrand's Birthday drink. cancelled

Just noticed this:

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Freudian slip, Begga?
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Old 11.01.2011, 12:49
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I am sure the intention was there, you know the Swiss, perfectionists, maybe he was afraid of not understanding. I guess a pressure to perform, etc. no malice.

But if he posts here a local post office PO box address, we can send him a card of some small gift, what do people think...?
I would send a card.

Happy Birthday Bertrand.
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Old 11.01.2011, 12:51
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Re: Bertrand's Birthday drink. cancelled

Ok, Bertrand, so where is the nearest post office PO Box? So we can send cards...I will write mine in awful French!
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Old 11.01.2011, 12:56
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Ok, Bertrand, so where is the nearest post office PO Box? So we can send cards...I will write mine in awful French!
My written french is as bad or worse than my spoken french, but I will also try.

You know Bertrand, perhaps the best way to get to feeling comfortable in spoken English is to meet up with an English speaker who wants to learn french. Then you can trade languages whilst no one is at a disadvantage. You'd both stand to benefit!
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Old 11.01.2011, 13:27
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Re: Bertrand's Birthday drink. cancelled

Bertrand, si j'étais près de chez toi, j'y serais à ton party. Ne laisse pas la timidité prendre le dessus.

You have to push your limit, this is what it makes a little step at the time become a real accomplishment. I know it is difficult for you and I understand what you have to deal with, but you have to give yourself a chance and get out and be a bit uncomfortable. You'll find out quick that it was not as difficult as you thought, and you'll feel stronger! That will give you a hell lot more self-confidence!

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Old 11.01.2011, 13:39
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Re: Bertrand's Birthday drink. cancelled

Bertrand, je parle bien le français, je viendrai aussi et vous aider à communiquer....alors?
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Old 11.01.2011, 13:51
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I am sure the intention was there, you know the Swiss, perfectionists, maybe he was afraid of not understanding. I guess a pressure to perform, etc. no malice.
It's correct, I'm putting a lots of pressure on me

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You know Bertrand, perhaps the best way to get to feeling comfortable in spoken English is to meet up with an English speaker who wants to learn french. Then you can trade languages whilst no one is at a disadvantage. You'd both stand to benefit!
That's the main idea of my presence on expat forums...

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You have to push your limit, this is what it makes a little step at the time become a real accomplishment. I know it is difficult for you and I understand what you have to deal with, but you have to give yourself a chance and get out and be a bit uncomfortable. You'll find out quick that it was not as difficult as you thought, and you'll feel stronger! That will give you a hell lot more self-confidence!

Bisou!
Correct. I'm pushing my limit each time I go out. Even if I'm under medication, I have to push my limit. A friend told me once to not push too much at one time.....

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If you signed up here in the forum to meet people and you know them from posting, it's not like it will be a huge adjustment..Do it on the weekend, more people will come. If you are disappointed that somebody you had in mind when you announced this and this person is not coming, I understand. That's life. But birthdays are to be celebrated. Let us know how warm/cold your feet are about this.
I appreciate people here, that's why I did this invitation, having the desire to share a nice evening. And there's no disappointement but about myself not being able to deal with the anticipation anxiety and all the stuff that goes with.

I have already planned something else, and I will have a nice evening with other people.

By the way, as somebody asked, I'll be 42.
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Old 11.01.2011, 13:54
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Re: Bertrand's Birthday drink. cancelled

"other people"???? Man...don't be so...direct. Just say you have a stomach bug, or sumfin

Happy 42, anyways!
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Re: Bertrand's Birthday drink. cancelled

Vous pouvez voir votre carte de moi ici .
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Re: Bertrand's Birthday drink. cancelled

Joyeux Anniversaire Bertrand

J'espère que tu auras une belle journée.. et sans te soucier de quoi que ce soit
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Old 11.01.2011, 19:08
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Bonne Fete - d'une Romande à un Romand - mais qui habite quand meme un peu loin pour venir boire un pot avec toi. Bisous Odile
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A half hour into the 12th of January - today is special for you - have lots of fun Bertrand!
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Old 12.01.2011, 01:23
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Nous vous souhaitons un très joyeux anniversaire Bertrand.
Que se passe jamais, j'espère que vous saisissez le défi et
profiter aujourd'hui.



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Happy Birthday Bertrand!

Here are some tips on communicating with expats, they do function a little differently than natives.

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Happy Birthday Bertrand. Btw: my favorite philosopher was also Bertrand Russell. Congrats on your 42yrs of age and reaching such fabulous number. Think of it this way 3 x 14(young fellow), so today I'm three times wiser than a teenager with more experience in life or 25 + 17 yrs I'm only 17 years older than my best age

Either way, we raise a toast to your bday and pls remember not be afraid of the Effers. Some of us might bite but in general we won't!

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Old 12.01.2011, 08:48
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Salut Betrand

Je te souhaite un bon anniversaire et un joyeuse année.

A bientot et au revoir !
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Old 12.01.2011, 10:05
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42...

perhaps I will know



but 42, it's also that




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Old 12.01.2011, 10:07
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Bertrand, I'll be 60 very soon, and I still haven't got a clue! xx
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