Published: November 8th 2008November 8th 2008
Alrighty, I hsvent been on here in a while, and I know its an excuse but I have been busy looking for work every morning, and then evvery afternoon going t german class. I have done three weeks of german class, and it is really difficult, I am doing ok, and now when I hear someone speaking german it doesnt just sound like a mummbling frog going through a blender. I can actually hear each word and can even translate some of the words, unfortunatly unless it is a really basic sentence spoken slowly, I cant quite translate the sentence yet, but, there is still time.
Now on the searching for work, I have had a fair bit of trouble due to my minimal german sprache. But finally, after about 50 emails to truck and bus companies, and spending time at the local bar, I now have ajob starting next tuesday woring as a barman at the local irish pub, which is only a ten minute walk away, so that is really good. And yesterday I got a letter from thelocal Trier bus company asking to come in for an interview at the end of the month, so hooray!! I might be a bus driver here too. Im not sure how that interview is going to go, but I have three weeks to practice german interview questions, I mean in german, lol, just in case the interviewer doesnt speak english... which could make things difficult. Haha. But I dont mind, if we cant understand each other i'll try again in a few months when my german is better. And from december there is a full time position openning up at the pub, so I'm a little bit cmfortable in choices now, though the last feew weeks have been a getting a little bit more stressful each day I didn t have a job. I still have enough money left for about 3 months, but I dont wanna live poor, I grew up on the north shore, I should be spoiling myself! So I am, lol, even before any knowledge of work or interviews I was looking on the net about the ruigby, or someone told me that australia is playing over here, I think it was davis, yay for davis! Anyway, I found that Australia are playing france on the 22nd of november in paris at the stad de france, the monstrous oval where the world cup was played last year, and according to a couple f people that have been there it is monstrous! And whats even better, is that we got free accomodation in paris for the weekend, as well as tickets from the aussie website that are for ex pats only, so we should be in a fairly green and gold sectin of the crowd, and im not going to be one of the bums who wont be colourrful, I have my wallabies apron, boxing kangaroo flag and aussie flags that I will be wearing for the whole weekend, lol, I think Nadine will be avoiding me but she'll be right!!! go the wallabies.
Anyhow, as I write this im on a train heading to frankfurt to go to nadines parents place, as it is Ushi (nadine's mum) birthday today, I was going to go yesterday with nadine, but I had the interview at the pub last night and wasnt sure if I was going to make it this weekend, but I am, and yay, 4 hour train trip, and the trains here are bloody expensive, which sucks, we have it so cheap for some things in australia, the only thing that I can see that is more expensive in oz than here is real estate, both rental and buying. Lol, but all good, its only money, and we all know hw I like to get rid of any money I have in the best possible way anyways, :) hooray
ooh, before I forget, while we're ttalking about rugby, Nadine has been going to training for the local university team (I think) for womens rugby, rugby 7's, and after 2 training sessions, she has been asked to play in a game next weekend, how good is that!!! so in terms of rugby watching, I am well covered, today I will watch australia play italy, then next weekend I get to see a live game with the wonderful nadine playing on the field, then the weekend after, a “romantic” weekend in paris to watch the aussies beat France, brilliant I say!!
Other than looking for work and german classes there hasnt really been to much happening here thoough, Nadine are getting along beautifully, and we're still cooking up some awesome meals most nights, i've made a few friends courtesy of the german course and a couple of nights at the irish pub, most of them are yanks, all working in the army, there are so many american army bases in germany its ridiculous, but there nice enough, so no cmplaints yet, lol, and nadine seems to be settling into uni quite well, and i've met a couple of her classmates who can speak english too, so my life isnt stuck in a blender with that frog I mentioned earlier. :)
anyhow kids, thats about all I got for now, I shall speak to you all soon,