Greetings From The Netherlands




 
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September 29th, 2005  
Ted
 
 

Topic: Greetings From The Netherlands


Hi Guys,

I just stumbled over this forum and I decided to register right away. I'm a 34 year old civ and in daily life I teach geography in highschool.

My choice is based on my life long affiliation with the military. Right before my draft I had an accident which ruled out any service for my country. Since it is a family occupation this came as quite a blow. I decided to stay in school, made my way through Uni and became a teacher.
What I hope is to meet many same-minded people, exhange knowledge over subjects and learn about the life I so desired to have. (But I reconciled many years ago with my fate, and have an envyable life amongst the people of the future...)

Cheers to you all,
Ted
September 29th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
Welcome aboard Ted. Good intro, thank you. I'm the Italian Guy, as you can see. Uhm wow I find it cool you teach geography, it's one of my best subjects- I believe it's too much berated nowadays, people ignore it.
Uhm so yeah I'm sure you'll love it here. Lots of info, lots of fun. Talk to you later.
September 29th, 2005  
Springfield
 
 
Welcome, Ted.
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September 29th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Welcome Ted. Sorry you didn't get to follow your original plans but sometimes, things work out for the best.
September 29th, 2005  
fronzz
 
 
Howdy and welcome to the forums!
September 29th, 2005  
ironhorseredleg
 
 
Welcome, Ted. Although I'm slightly biased, I believe teaching is one form of public service that is truly blessed by God. Thanks for all you do.
September 29th, 2005  
Ted
 
 
Wow.... that's all I can say for the kind words of you guys! Over here teaching means a) you're mad or b) you're mad. That's probably why we have such a shortage of teachers in the Netherlands.
Anyway, thank you again and let's get started on all the reading. I have a lot of catching up to do. (Besides geography I rolled into history as well, since I had a lot of it during my study and had a minor in International Relations) So I hope can give you some insights in the mind of the Dutchs on many of the issues which are on this forum!

Cheers
September 30th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Welcome to the forums Ted.

I've walked "de vierdaagse" 3 times in the past, so I've got a lot of great memories from you beautiful (but VERY flat..) country..
September 30th, 2005  
Padre
 
 
Welcome Ted, God Bless the Dutch
September 30th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
Hoi...

I love Dutch people!

Been there last December and enjoyed it, especially Utrecht & Deventer!

Tot Ziens!!!