Just to give you a short example, at a recent trade fair in Frankfurt on visual communication (advertisement people are notoriously OTT with this) you could hear people say things like "Sie haben einen Value-Add in der gesamten Working-Chain des Kunden" or "Das Wichtigste an der Customer Experience ist der Customer" or "Ich wünsche Ihnen viele tolle Insights." or "Man bekommt auch die Ingredients gesagt, die man braucht". It's downright bizarre.
She didn't meet him until they were in their early twenties, but apparently got along very well with each other. She studied German at my alma mater and then at the university of Bayreuth where she got her PhD. She's now working on social projects in Kenya but her German is excellent.I just looked her up, because my first thought was "Wait, Maya Soetoro-Ng speaks German??", and then I realized that Obama has a half-sister on his dad's side. I thought his only half-siblings were Soetoro-Ng and the Kenyan guy who currently lives in a slum.
Did Auma Obama know him all that well? Could you tell from the interview? I had been under the impression that he'd been estranged from his father's side of the family until relatively recently.
Thread: Random Thought Thread
11-07-2012, 09:16 AM #29761
11-07-2012, 09:22 AM #29762
Let's just say it was a fun night.
11-07-2012, 12:32 PM #29763
How wrong to have been so negative, how wrong to have been so gloomy, how wrong to have run away from life, how wrong to have said no, again and again, instead of yes.
~ Jonathan Franzen, FreedomI may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all.
~ Catherine the Great
7w6 ❣ sx/so ❤ physical touch ❥ sanguine 70%, choleric 30% ❦
11-07-2012, 01:51 PM #29764WALMARTGuest
nothing for a hangover like 100Db of rock
11-07-2012, 02:11 PM #29765GinkgoGuest
I hope the stock market climbs.
11-07-2012, 02:34 PM #29766NPcompleteGuest
I have this vague feeling that by the end of every week I add about 5-10 more books to my reading list.
11-07-2012, 02:46 PM #29767
11-07-2012, 02:50 PM #29768NPcompleteGuest
11-07-2012, 08:07 PM #29769
- Join Date
- Dec 2008
Big sprawling old folks home needs to be finished for tender by a week from tomorrow? lollerskates, right.
11-07-2012, 08:08 PM #29770