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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 10:49pm On Jun 15, 2018
Jigba:


Yes, it's the same place grin..

Those people are not mad otherwise you wouldn't see them on the streets, they are just drug addicts. Have they ever asked you for money?, cause that's what they are good at. At the end of the day that money is used to buy drugs. Do you also noticed that they all look really wasted all the time?.

Have you been to Westendd?. That area is the most beautiful place. Basically it's an area where rich Germans live. If you go there, you will notice a huge difference. It's not crowded like other parts..

But Frankfurt is so diverse, that's why I like here!.

Yeah. Those guys are wasted, one will think they will fall with the way they work. They do ask for money or speak to me sef but I wouldn't even understand. I don't understand Deutsch and it is frustrating me.

No I have been to the Westend. Would take time out some day and explore Frankfurt.
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 10:53pm On Jun 15, 2018
Jigba:


Was wearing shorts last week but this week I'm back to wearing jackets... It's cold at the moment grin. Yes, I remember that day it rained ice. The rain lasted for hours!....
True the weather has not been good this week.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 10:58pm On Jun 15, 2018
Jigba:
Frankfurt is so dirty, lol. It's hard to believe if you have never been here lipsrsealed.. Is your school located in Frankfurt?..

Have you ever used the U-bahn and/or S-bahn?



In general, I think Frankfurt is a city for 'rich people'. That's why there are so many homeless people on the streets, probably those who couldn't afford the cost of living here... The rent is also crazy here.. I think as a student, you are better off living in a smaller city closer to a big city...

No, I school in the North of Frankfurt. It would have been double trouble for me to live here.

Yes it is better off living in small cities but the commute time to big cities are so depressing. Coming to Frankfurt get as he be for my body
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 10:59pm On Jun 15, 2018
KendrickAyomide:
Lagos. dirty? have you seen the heap load of dirty at ojota? what's your definition of dirty LMAO
Lol. Dirt flying all around the street = dirty.
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 10:59pm On Jun 15, 2018
RalphVwede:

You could do posts of how you spent each day, what was particular about the day and things/experiences we could learn from. No sugar coating pls, tell us as it is. Danke.
Lol sugar coating? If I open script for you ehn you will fear. Read along sha
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 11:01pm On Jun 15, 2018
otokx:
Nice thread, keep it rolling, we don't appreciate the amount of free time we have in Nigeria until we travel out. It's all about building routines and keeping up with the culture. Frankfurt airport is so lovely, starting with the landing lights with their different colors.
Keeping up with the culture is the problem.
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 11:17pm On Jun 15, 2018
Reality check.

I am having a challenging stay here in Germany, all thanks to the language. Forget the fact that my program is in English. Getting around here one need Deutsch not just all these Hallo, Guten Morgen and the likes cheesy. Everything is in German, even at the international office in the university, the train, any where here.

There's no doubt that people speak English, but speaking English for Germans is headache because you will even pity them when they speak.

Because of the language, I have been lost many times with trains dividing into two at some stations, not integrating well or being able to express myself. I registered with my school's Language center but it is not an intensive course so the learning process is so slow, I have tried different YouTube channels but the crazy thing is that when I learn in the corners of my room and I get out to converse, I realize they are quite different. I don't even know which approach to give it again.

Not to even mention that I have lost great opportunities to work in good places because of the language. It is so depressing and frustrating. In the trains and buses, I just seat like a deaf and dumb.

I wish I had learnt it in Nigeria but then majority of Africans I have met here said they had to re-learn when they got here because it is quite different from what was taught back home.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 11:26pm On Jun 15, 2018
Braket:


Yeah. Those guys are wasted, one will think they will fall with the way they work. They do ask for money or speak to me sef but I wouldn't even understand. I don't understand Deutsch and it is frustrating me.

No I have been to the Westend. Would take time out some day and explore Frankfurt.

Go to Westendd and see for yourself, that place is so beautiful!..
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 11:33pm On Jun 15, 2018
Braket:


Yeah. Those guys are wasted, one will think they will fall with the way they work. They do ask for money or speak to me sef but I wouldn't even understand. I don't understand Deutsch and it is frustrating me.

No I have been to the Westend. Would take time out some day and explore Frankfurt.

Lmao I swear, when I was new here, I thought they would fall but no they didn't. I also thought they are always coming in my direction, fact is that they always know where they are heading to..

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 11:37pm On Jun 15, 2018
Braket:
Reality check.

I am having a challenging stay here in Germany, all thanks to the language. Forget the fact that my program is in English. Getting around here one need Deutsch not just all these Hallo, Guten Morgen and the likes cheesy. Everything is in German, even at the international office in the university, the train, any where here.

There's no doubt that people speak English, but speaking English for Germans is headache because you will even pity them when they speak.

Because of the language, I have been lost many times with trains dividing into two at some stations, not integrating well or being able to express myself. I registered with my school's Language center but it is not an intensive course so the learning process is so slow, I have tried different YouTube channels but the crazy thing is that when I learn in the corners of my room and I get out to converse, I realize they are quite different. I don't even know which approach to give it again.

Not to even mention that I have lost great opportunities to work in good places because of the language. It is so depressing and frustrating. In the trains and buses, I just seat like a deaf and dumb.

I wish I had learnt it in Nigeria but then majority of Africans I have met here said they had to re-learn when they got here because it is quite different from what was taught back home.

It's always good to learn the language before coming. At least A1 would have taught you how to greet or book tickets. You could even understand what's been said in trains.

My advice would be to register for an intensive course, you would be surprise how you will improve in 6 months. For intensive course, the practice you do in the course is enough to get you by. You don't need to have German friends to be able to converse in German. I too had no German friends but I was able to learn the language...

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by RalphVwede(m): 11:38pm On Jun 15, 2018
Braket:


No, I school in the North of Frankfurt. It would have been double trouble for me to live here.

Yes it is better off living in small cities but the commute time to big cities are so depressing. Coming to Frankfurt get as he be for my body
Kassel, Giessen or Marburg?
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by RalphVwede(m): 11:41pm On Jun 15, 2018
Braket:

Lol sugar coating? If I open script for you ehn you will fear. Read along sha
Lol I'd like to gradually douse the fear (as it comes) than wallow in fake fantasy.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 12:14am On Jun 16, 2018
Jigba:


It's always good to learn the language before coming. At least A1 would have taught you how to greet or book tickets. You could even understand what's been said in trains.

My advice would be to register for an intensive course, you would be surprise how you will improve in 6 months. For intensive course, the practice you do in the course is enough to get you by. You don't need to have German friends to be able to converse in German. I too had no German friends but I was able to learn the language...

Will navigate to the west end one of these days.

I think I am way passed the A1 level now tho. But the problem I am sure I have is that my vocabulary is so low and I don't even know the basic day by day phrases.

I really made a mistake registering at my language school. It was not until I paid before a fellow housemate told me about the offer for students in the vhs of my city which costs just 164 euros.

But yes I have picked a lot of phrases that's being said on the train these days. Thanks to coming to Frankfurt frequently.

Ones like Naechster Halt.... Next stop
Ausstieg Fahrtrichtung links oder rechts...Exit to the left or right.

I will get there but the pace is so slow for me.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 12:15am On Jun 16, 2018
RalphVwede:

Kassel, Giessen or Marburg?
It's sha in the North grin
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 12:20am On Jun 16, 2018
Braket:


Will navigate to the west end one of these days.

I think I am way passed the A1 level now tho. But the problem I am sure I have is that my vocabulary is so low and I don't even know the basic day by day phrases.

I really made a mistake registering at my language school. It was not until I paid before a fellow housemate told me about the offer for students in the vhs of my city which costs just 164 euros.

But yes I have picked a lot of phrases that's being said on the train these days. Thanks to coming to Frankfurt frequently.

Ones like Naechster Halt.... Next stop
Ausstieg Fahrtrichtung links oder rechts...Exit to the left or right.

I will get there but the pace is so slow for me.

You are really getting there, at least you now know these phrases.

Vhs is the best when it comes to language course..

Also, always look at the monitors in the S-bahn and regional Bahn. They always display the next stops...
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 12:48am On Jun 16, 2018
Jigba:


You are really getting there, at least you now know these phrases.

Vhs is the best when it comes to language course..

Also, always look at the monitors in the S-bahn and regional Bahn. They always display the next stops...

Yeah noticed that. It even shows long distance journeys.
I only get to use S-bahn in Frankfurt, bus is the most common in my city, no tram.
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 12:51am On Jun 16, 2018
Braket:


Yeah noticed that. It even shows long distance journeys.
I only get to use S-bahn in Frankfurt, bus is the most common in my city, no tram.

I hate buses grin..
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 3:24am On Jun 16, 2018
Jigba:


I hate buses grin..



Yeah I do too. But there's no choice except to use a bicycle
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by KendrickAyomide: 10:06am On Jun 16, 2018
share pictures please.
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 8:49pm On Jun 17, 2018
Today was a restful Sunday. I woke up in the afternoon grin and prepared prepared a spicy Nigerian jollof rice.

I attend an evening German church. Because it has been a while I cycled long distance and my thighs hurt, I decided to cycle to and fro (I learnt how to ride a bicycle here in Germany with an hour, though I had paid my dues by having few bruises cheesy)

We had the normal service and some people were appointed as the church elders.

After service, we proceeded downstairs to the Bistro (kitchen) -to have some Persian foods and watch the remaining part of Germany's match. Thankfully they lose just like Nigeria grin.

Anytime I cycle, I often notice I get this weird look from people but who cares, I know they can hit me except they want to make me rich.

On getting home, something bad has happened.


My keys are no where to be found. I searched my pockets and I couldn't find it. This automatically means I either have to find the keys or pay about 200 euros I think to a have my house keeper replace it for me.

I was so devastated because I have been seeing signs I was going to lose those keys today.
As I was about going upstairs to my friend's room to say what happened and be pitied, there after call my pastor to ask if the keys where found in church, because I couldn't have accessed the bicycle I took to church without the keys and that was the last moment I remembered having it in my possession, he called me and asked if I was searching for my keys.

Thank God it was found by him and he offered to drive down to somewhere close to me, where we met and got the keys.

Was so excited I said a lot of euros and stress cheesy cheesy

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by RalphVwede(m): 9:58pm On Jun 17, 2018
Braket:
Today was a restful Sunday. I woke up in the afternoon grin and prepared prepared a spicy Nigerian jollof rice.

I attend an evening German church. Because it has been a while I cycled long distance and my thighs hurt, I decided to cycle to and fro (I learnt how to ride a bicycle here in Germany with an hour, though I had paid my dues by having few bruises cheesy)

We had the normal service and some people were appointed as the church elders.

After service, we proceeded downstairs to the Bistro (kitchen) -to have some Persian foods and watch the remaining part of Germany's match. Thankfully they lose just like Nigeria grin.

Anytime I cycle, I often notice I get this weird look from people but who cares, I know they can hit me except they want to make me rich.

On getting home, something bad has happened.


My keys are no where to be found. I searched my pockets and I couldn't find it. This automatically means I either have to find the keys or pay about 200 euros I think to a have my house keeper replace it for me.

I was so devastated because I have been seeing signs I was going to lose those keys today.
As I was about going upstairs to my friend's room to say what happened and be pitied, there after call my pastor to ask if the keys where found in church, because I couldn't have accessed the bicycle I took to church without the keys and that was the last moment I remembered having it in my possession, he called me and asked if I was searching for my keys.

Thank God it was found by him and he offered to drive down to somewhere close to me, where we met and got the keys.

Was so excited I said a lot of euros and stress cheesy cheesy
Yh, Germany didn't win their game just like 9ja but they played far better than we did. See full attack second half. You should keep your keys better now.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 10:13pm On Jun 17, 2018
RalphVwede:
Yh, Germany didn't win their game just like 9ja but they played far better than we did. See full attack second half. You should keep your keys better now.
Playing does not matter. It is scoring and having points that matter.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by EmmGee: 1:54am On Jun 18, 2018
Braket, if you want to learn the language quickly, befriend a girl in your school who speaks english, even if it's little english...
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Xfactor22: 2:36am On Jun 18, 2018
Nice one here.

Following. cheesy
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by smoothvee(m): 4:04am On Jun 18, 2018
Awesome thread bro.. as sweet as jigba ‘s own. Me that jigba is going to pick from the airport grin

Heheheh.. bro do bicycles cost much??
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 4:07am On Jun 18, 2018
Braket:
Today was a restful Sunday. I woke up in the afternoon grin and prepared prepared a spicy Nigerian jollof rice.

I attend an evening German church. Because it has been a while I cycled long distance and my thighs hurt, I decided to cycle to and fro (I learnt how to ride a bicycle here in Germany with an hour, though I had paid my dues by having few bruises cheesy)

We had the normal service and some people were appointed as the church elders.

After service, we proceeded downstairs to the Bistro (kitchen) -to have some Persian foods and watch the remaining part of Germany's match. Thankfully they lose just like Nigeria grin.

Anytime I cycle, I often notice I get this weird look from people but who cares, I know they can hit me except they want to make me rich.

On getting home, something bad has happened.


My keys are no where to be found. I searched my pockets and I couldn't find it. This automatically means I either have to find the keys or pay about 200 euros I think to a have my house keeper replace it for me.

I was so devastated because I have been seeing signs I was going to lose those keys today.
As I was about going upstairs to my friend's room to say what happened and be pitied, there after call my pastor to ask if the keys where found in church, because I couldn't have accessed the bicycle I took to church without the keys and that was the last moment I remembered having it in my possession, he called me and asked if I was searching for my keys.

Thank God it was found by him and he offered to drive down to somewhere close to me, where we met and got the keys.

Was so excited I said a lot of euros and stress cheesy cheesy

Bro, I'm jealous. You learned how to ride a bicycle in a day?!. I've tried so many times to learn in our compound at home but it didn't work embarassed..

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 4:10am On Jun 18, 2018
smoothvee:
Awesome thread bro.. as sweet as jigbffa ‘s own. Me that jigba is going to pick from the airport grin

Heheheh.. bro do bicycles cost much??

In your dreams abi grin..

It really cost much though there are cheaper second hand ones..

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by smoothvee(m): 10:47am On Jun 18, 2018
Jigba:


In your dreams abi grin..

It really cost much though there are cheaper second hand ones..

Hehehe a man can dream naa cool
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by willy2000: 11:13am On Jun 18, 2018
Jigba:


Bro, I'm jealous. You learned how to ride a bicycle in a day?!. I've tried so many times to learn in our compound at home but it didn't work embarassed..

You just have to overcome the fear of falling, I also learned how to ride bicycles here in just a day and so far I have not had any accidents. Well, now I am a Pro. I ride without my hands on the bicycle.
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 1:05pm On Jun 18, 2018
willy2000:

You just have to overcome the fear of falling, I also learned how to ride bicycles here in just a day and so far I have not had any accidents. Well, now I am a Pro. I ride without my hands on the bicycle.

Lol, I will give it another shot grin.
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by willy2000: 4:28pm On Jun 18, 2018
Jigba:


Lol, I will give it another shot grin.

My advice just first try it in a park, where u have lots of grass on it, you will overcome the fear of falling. although it is a little bit harder riding on grass, but the fear of peeling your skin won't be there. Avoid the roads with cars for at least a month, once you start riding. Build your confidence before hitting the roads. And learn the traffic rules ohh, it is very important, "Rechts vor Links". lol
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 5:08pm On Jun 18, 2018
willy2000:


My advice just first try it in a park, where u have lots of grass on it, you will overcome the fear of falling. although it is a little bit harder riding on grass, but the fear of peeling your skin won't be there. Avoid the roads with cars for at least a month, once you start riding. Build your confidence before hitting the roads. And learn the traffic rules ohh, it is very important, "Rechts vor Links". lol

Thank you so much for this tip!. Will really try it once I go home.. I know the traffic rules, lol. That's not a problem.

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