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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 5:20pm On Jun 18, 2018
EmmGee:
Braket, if you want to learn the language quickly, befriend a girl in your school who speaks english, even if it's little english...
hahahaha ......my brother it is not easy to befriend anybody here oh, unlike testimonies I have read on the USA thread. This introvert people.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 5:26pm On Jun 18, 2018
smoothvee:
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??

There are different types of bicycles here and they can cost as much as 2000 euros, these are electronic ones though. We got a neatly used mountain bicycle(it has about 10 gears) one from[sub][/sub] an app called shpock for 70 euros.

And you could ride a bicycle without owing one for free with NextBike as long as you are a student and the bicycle is returned within an hour of renting it.
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 5:30pm 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..
I have tried many times while I was still in Nigeria but I failed woefully. I never expected it tho grin

Do not give up and when next you try, learn how to balance first and never look at the floor while riding else you will end up falling. Just keep trying and have an open mind.
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 5:31pm 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.
Na you oh. I can ride with one hand off. What I want to learn is how to ride while standing.
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 5:36pm On Jun 18, 2018
Braket:

I have tried many times while I was still in Nigeria but I failed woefully. I never expected it tho grin

Do not give up and when next you try, learn how to balance first and never look at the floor while riding else you will end up falling. Just keep trying and have an open mind.

Thank you, will really try it this summer holiday. I hope I get it this time around..

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by EmmGee: 6:30pm On Jun 18, 2018
Braket:

hahahaha ......my brother it is not easy to befriend anybody here oh, unlike testimonies I have read on the USA thread. This introvert people.
well too bad.

in my case, I'm learning arabic, and sometimes i don't get to practice it. but then i made friends with this gurl from saudi, and I tell you, when we are talking, the words just come out from my mouth and I'd be like wow! so I'm this good.

she understands some english so anytime i struggle with a word she says, she translates for me.

but it doesn't have to be a girl, make a lot of guy friends, and i mean cool chill guys. even if they speak english, insist on speaking german with them, although you will flop most of the times, but that's how we all learn... from our mistakes.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by EmmGee: 6:33pm On Jun 18, 2018
Braket:

Na you oh. I can ride with one hand off. What I want to learn is how to ride while standing.
i find it funny that you're just learning how to ride a bicycle. LOL.

The earliest I can remember of me riding a bicycle was primary 1/2

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by smoothvee(m): 7:20pm On Jun 18, 2018
Braket:


There are different types of bicycles here and they can cost as much as 2000 euros, these are electronic ones though. We got a neatly used mountain bicycle(it has about 10 gears) one from[sub][/sub] an app called shpock for 70 euros.

And you could ride a bicycle without owing one for free with NextBike as long as you are a student and the bicycle is returned within an hour of renting it.

kai see system that works. undecided john!! abeg come drive go airport i wan comot.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Mcslize: 8:59pm On Jun 18, 2018
Braket:

I have tried many times while I was still in Nigeria but I failed woefully. I never expected it tho grin

Do not give up and when next you try, learn how to balance first and never look at the floor while riding else you will end up falling. Just keep trying and have an open mind.

Chaiii Bicycle we learned how to ride when I was 10yrs old lol u try no be small. As at then I can carry a full Gallon of water at the back and ride it.

Once you know how to ride, no matter how long you stay out of riding, it will never leave you.

But not without falling multiple times.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 10:01pm On Jun 18, 2018
EmmGee:

well too bad.

in my case, I'm learning arabic, and sometimes i don't get to practice it. but then i made friends with this gurl from saudi, and I tell you, when we are talking, the words just come out from my mouth and I'd be like wow! so I'm this good.

she understands some english so anytime i struggle with a word she says, she translates for me.

but it doesn't have to be a girl, make a lot of guy friends, and i mean cool chill guys. even if they speak english, insist on speaking german with them, although you will flop most of the times, but that's how we all learn... from our mistakes.

I understand. I am trying it presently with a flatmate that speaks well but we have not found the right approach to give it sha.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 10:12pm On Jun 18, 2018
I bet my brain could not carry how to ride a bicycle while I was young tho cheesy.

Something foolish just happened.

I have been experiencing a lot of theft here. One will think the almighty white skins do not steal undecided
The bicycle that I borrowed from a fellow Nigerian so that I could learn how to ride has been stolen between yesterday and today. The craziest thing is that I still saw the old bicycle yesterday evening when I was parking the bicycle I went out with.
I think I need to mention that there has been a lot of petty stealing going on here. Some months ago, the head and rear lamps of all the bicycles in the parking lot were stolen.

Even on my floor, there have been cases of missing Yoghurts, cheese, cooked foods and thankfully only my almost finished orange juice has been stolen cheesy and I am very sure deep down their heart, it is the Black man that is doing the stealing because I am the only coloured one on this floor

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 10:24pm On Jun 18, 2018
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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by otokx(m): 11:21pm On Jun 18, 2018
Sorry, they will really think it is you that is stealing when it is one of their companions, make sure you lock your stuff well if possible with chain.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by otokx(m): 11:25pm On Jun 18, 2018
Braket:
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Toilet/Bathroom nko, after you use it they will go and clean and disinfect it as if you are very dirty or have HIV.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 12:42am On Jun 19, 2018
Braket:
I bet my brain could not carry how to ride a bicycle while I was young tho cheesy.

Something foolish just happened.

I have been experiencing a lot of theft here. One will think the almighty white skins do not steal undecided
The bicycle that I borrowed from a fellow Nigerian so that I could learn how to ride has been stolen between yesterday and today. The craziest thing is that I still saw the old bicycle yesterday evening when I was parking the bicycle I went out with.
I think I need to mention that there has been a lot of petty stealing going on here. Some months ago, the head and rear lamps of all the bicycles in the parking lot were stolen.

Even on my floor, there have been cases of missing Yoghurts, cheese, cooked foods and thankfully only my almost finished orange juice has been stolen cheesy and I am very sure deep down their heart, it is the Black man that is doing the stealing because I am the only coloured one on this floor

I'm sorry, I laughed out loud grin grin cheesy....

Hope your bicycle had lock?. Stealing of bicycle is really common here!.

Also, how many roomates do you have?. Is there a possibility to keep your fruits in your room and only buy what you need at a time?
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Emmanuelson(m): 9:57am On Jun 19, 2018
Hello everyone nice thread here and I enjoy every bit of it. Please I’m new to this and I will appreciate if you can put me through on how to go about German student visa. I have a B.tech computer engineering, I have GRE and Toefl. Please help a brother
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 11:46am On Jun 19, 2018
otokx:


Toilet/Bathroom nko, after you use it they will go and clean and disinfect it as if you are very dirty or have HIV.
Toilet cheesy these people will use the toilet and just to push the button to flush is war for them. Countless times I have met the toilet messed up.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 11:50am On Jun 19, 2018
Jigba:


I'm sorry, I laughed out loud grin grin cheesy....

Hope your bicycle had lock?. Stealing of bicycle is really common here!.

Also, how many roomates do you have?. Is there a possibility to keep your fruits in your room and only buy what you need at a time?

Yeah. The bicycle that was stolen had a lock on it

There are 18 flatmates on my floor. 9 to the left and 9 to the right.
Yes fruits can be stored in my room but then I need to keep them refrigerated. Sometimes I do not go out or end up at the store so it's pretty difficult buying what I need at a time.
Plus the thief has made people to start dieting cheesy no ice cream or yogurt grin

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 11:51am On Jun 19, 2018
Emmanuelson:
Hello everyone nice thread here and I enjoy every bit of it. Please I’m new to this and I will appreciate if you can put me through on how to go about German student visa. I have a B.tech computer engineering, I have GRE and Toefl. Please help a brother
Haa. You more than enough tool you need to get yourself a student visa. Head to the new German visa thread and all the information you need is on the first page. See you soon wink
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 11:54am On Jun 19, 2018
There's always a notice about road closures.
Ignore the smoking dude, that's what's up here.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 1:50pm On Jun 19, 2018
Braket:


Yeah. The bicycle that was stolen had a lock on it

There are 18 flatmates on my floor. 9 to the left and 9 to the right.
Yes fruits can be stored in my room but then I need to keep them refrigerated. Sometimes I do not go out or end up at the store so it's pretty difficult buying what I need at a time.
Plus the thief has made people to start dieting cheesy no ice cream or yogurt grin

I have three and I'm complaining. See person wey get 18, chai grin.


Hahhahhah grin. The thief is really petty, I really don't want the roomates to think it's you. How about you guys meet and discuss about this?
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 1:50pm On Jun 19, 2018
Emmanuelson:
Hello everyone nice thread here and I enjoy every bit of it. Please I’m new to this and I will appreciate if you can put me through on how to go about German student visa. I have a B.tech computer engineering, I have GRE and Toefl. Please help a brother

Please, go to the German thread....

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by ChristoBam: 3:25pm On Jun 19, 2018
Braket:

hahahaha ......my brother it is not easy to befriend anybody here oh, unlike testimonies I have read on the USA thread. This introvert people.
Why don't you get Tinder or a similar app and match with ladies around you. It's the easiest way to meet ladies in a new country.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 3:35pm On Jun 19, 2018
Jigba:


I have three and I'm complaining. See person wey get 18, chai grin.


Hahhahhah grin. The thief is really petty, I really don't want the roomates to think it's you. How about you guys meet and discuss about this?
We have discussed this several times someone even reported to the house mistress she said nothing she can do.

Funny day was the girl they stole her cooked food. She knocked everyone's door that very day grin

The thief hasn't stopped. He or she wants to die fast (which I came with rat poison cheesy) just discovered one of my apples has been stolen and it got replaced with shey cheese abi sausage (I only it the rubbish when I am served outside).

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 3:45pm On Jun 19, 2018
Braket:

We have discussed this several times someone even reported to the house mistress she said nothing she can do.

Funny day was the girl they stole her cooked food. She knocked everyone's door that very day grin

The thief hasn't stopped. He or she wants to die fast (which I came with rat poison cheesy) just discovered one of my apples has been stolen and it got replaced with shey cheese abi sausage (I only it the rubbish when I am served outside).


Lol, I could imagine how she felt. Do you cook and store in fridge or the thief doesn't like Nigerian meals?. I wouldn't even keep anything edible in the kitchen anymore, cause I'm not sure if someone had tampered with it or not. If I were you, these remaining apples are going straight in the bin!..

It's cheese not sausage grin. Since the thief left cheese for you, I don't want to assume what he or she looks like! grin..

Your mistress should really do something about it. I'm sure every one of you is accusing each other secretly..
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 4:04pm On Jun 19, 2018
Jigba:



Lol, I could imagine how she felt. Do you cook and store in fridge or the thief doesn't like Nigerian meals?. I wouldn't even keep anything edible in the kitchen anymore, cause I'm not sure if someone has tampered with it or not. If I were you, these remaining apples are going straight in the bin!..

It's cheese not sausage grin. Since the thief left cheese for you, I don't want to assume what he or she looks like! grin..

Your mistress should really do something about it. I'm sure every one of you is accusing each other secretly..
All my foods are Nigerian foods and they never for once touch either stew or ogbono not even beans.
Recently I stopped eating those because I am tired of it and now my stuffs becomes missing.

My only prayer is to be caught in the act.

Mistress? She has nothing to do. The only solution is camera and it's not legal in the living room.

I bet everyone will think it's mean because I have only complained of missing something once and as per the stereotyping nah.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by skarlett(f): 4:18pm On Jun 19, 2018
It's always everyday for the theif and one day for the owner, nothing lasts forever

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by willy2000: 6:20pm On Jun 19, 2018
Bro , you mean, you live in a house with 18 rooms on a floor and the house mistress cannot arrange a locked refrigerator. You better start looking for something better, because once it is winter you won't like going to the supermarket always.
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 7:08pm On Jun 19, 2018
Braket:

All my foods are Nigerian foods and they never for once touch either stew or ogbono not even beans.
Recently I stopped eating those because I am tired of it and now my stuffs becomes missing.

My only prayer is to be caught in the act.

Mistress? She has nothing to do. The only solution is camera and it's not legal in the living room.

I bet everyone will think it's mean because I have only complained of missing something once and as per the stereotyping nah.

That person definitely doesn't like Nigerian meals or isn't used to it. If the person had stolen your beans, he/she would have regretted it, lol grin.

I too get bored of Nigerian meals sometimes cheesy..

Like willy stated earlier, look for another place to stay. I know it's hard to find an apartment here but you should really try!.

Also, try to keep your fruits in a tray in your room!. I don't really keep mine in the fridge and nothing happens to it..

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 9:56pm On Jun 19, 2018
willy2000:
Bro , you mean, you live in a house with 18 rooms on a floor and the house mistress cannot arrange a locked refrigerator. You better start looking for something better, because once it is winter you won't like going to the supermarket always.
Sure. Will be canceling my contract soon. But I think that idea of locking refrigerator sef will narrow down the search for the thief
Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Braket: 10:01pm On Jun 19, 2018
Jigba:


That person definitely doesn't like Nigerian meals or isn't used to it. If the person had stolen your beans, he/she would have regretted it, lol grin.

I too get bored of Nigerian meals sometimes cheesy..

Like willy stated earlier, look for another place to stay. I know it's hard to find an apartment here but you should really try!.

Also, try to keep your fruits in a tray in your room!. I don't really keep mine in the fridge and nothing happens to it..

I won't even be sure the person hasn't tried my Nigerian food. But trust me he or she will regret it because my foods are spicy grin

I am moving out of here very soon.

What do you often cook apart from Nigerian dishes? I am tired of rice and bread every glorious day. In fact I am tired of chicken. Fellow housemates have mocked me tire each time I fry chicken (Chicken again or rice everyday? embarassed) the fish skinny fishes in Lidl costs €4.99 for two.

Henceforth no charity again. Every fruit stays in the room.

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Re: The Adventures Of A Village Scholar In Germany by Nobody: 10:30pm On Jun 19, 2018
Braket:


I won't even be sure the person hasn't tried my Nigerian food. But trust me he or she will regret it because my foods are spicy grin

I am moving out of here very soon.

What do you often cook apart from Nigerian dishes? I am tired of rice and bread every glorious day. In fact I am tired of chicken. Fellow housemates have mocked me tire each time I fry chicken (Chicken again or rice everyday? embarassed) the fish skinny fishes in Lidl costs €4.99 for two.

Henceforth no charity again. Every fruit stays in the room.

I don't eat anything except Nigeria meals. Though I get bored sometimes but I don't really have any alternative. I'm even tired of chicken. Haven't eaten it in like two months. The chicken here isn't tasty, I'm sure you've noticed that.

Buying fish is cheaper in Asian stores. There is an Asian store around the main station. I think, there are actually two.....

I cook yam and also Irish potatoes. Spaghetti and plantain. Also Nigeria soups. Don't tell me you've only been eating rice grin....

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