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I need to cheer up a bit.

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Re: I need to cheer up a bit.

Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:47 am

Welcome BEN!

Jamie


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Re: I need to cheer up a bit.

Post Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 4:25 am

Hello Smile

I am planning to move to Zeeland, The Netherlands in early June/July, I am a kiwi (New Zealander) and my wife is from The Netherlands, I was interested in parts of peoples "postings"... As a brownie I found Holland to be very nice and yes I agree with the coment "a smile" does have a good effect. It was a culture shock to visit a culture that is straight forward and some would say "abit stand off-ish" however I would like to say "maybe at first... till they are familiar with you" (while holidaying there,i was always visiting small towns, rural area's where & when possible either walking around & driving around).

My only issues arose when I went to larger cities, that was when I came face to face with... feelings & attitudes toward foreigners from the youth, this was either negative and/ or postive. Yet it did not faze me for long yet sometimes just worried/ grated my wife... made me become more understanding of myself & my reactions and those who i may come into contact with/ be around.

My wife and I are planning to immigrate to Belgium because her job opportnuites are/ have better results as mine has also.

What opened my eyes also was the size of the Dutch family's I met (though small there hearts are big), I myself come from a very big family and even though others have wondered why I shift halfway across the world and feel "ok" about leaving family & friends in NZ... my views on that are very simply "my family & friends given me their blessings and strength in mind & heart will help me"

That was more than 2cents worth of blah blah but I wish everyone in The Netherlands good fortunes & prosperity... to those negatives posted I guess the world has manyissues within societies however they also have many positives its what we find of value within... if your experience was not great then I hope somewhere else you find success:)

Kind Regards
Rua & Monica

 

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Re: I need to cheer up a bit.

Post Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 3:49 pm

Nice message, hope the move to Zeeland goes well!

Cheers,

Jamie


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Re: I need to cheer up a bit.

Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 12:06 am

I moved to Den Haag with my husband 6 month ago from Paris. When he goes to work. I stay home all day long doing nothing. I hate my life like this. It makes me feel useless.
I found out about this website today while suring the net.
Hope I can meet some new friends here.

 

Kingchichi
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Re: I need to cheer up a bit.

Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 12:53 am

Welcome to the Netherlands and Den Haag. I am an American who has been living here for a little over 2 years. We have a group of English speaking women who live all around the country and some are in Den Haag. If you are interested in joining our group and meeting some other women, just let me know and I can send you a link to the group. We are a yahoo group who corresponds by emails daily and we also get together from time to time for lunch, shopping, etc. WE all know how it is to be in another country with nothing to do!!!

 

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Re: I need to cheer up a bit.

Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 5:09 pm

Dear Martha:

Thank you for the information. I joined your group yesterday.
I am used to moving around, but one thing I can't never get used to is not having my family and friends around.
That is why I go home so often ^^
HaHaHaHa...

 

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