Diesen Satz höre ich sehr, sehr oft ich will doch nur Musik hören fernsehen den Film auf der grossen Leinwand sehen meinen PC an den Beamer, Fernseher anschliessen wissen ob es meiner Firma gut geht tanken Wäsche waschen den Kofferraum öffnen das Licht einschalten drucken Eigentlich ganz einfache Dinge, die in einer komplexen Welt aber eben nicht …
It’s the perfect seat under the tree, in a garden. With the sound of the waterfall from all sides. The white lady is smoking, seated on a table before mine, she is enjoying her coffee more than she is on the cigarette. Miles Davis plays from a restaurant above the tree, 1959 classic- So What. The book am reading, Cancer award – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
This feels like a perfect day, one you would pray for, that one day when you wake up in the morning, and trouble is not on the drive way. He left early while you were still a sleep. My masala tea has arrived, with honey on the side. I smell the fresh lemon, just the way I like it, rather love.
Is this the day? Except it’s not. Am about to face some lady in a small window. She will look at my papers then decide if she will grant me a visa. So life has taught me one thing. While in your “enjoyment of plenty” trouble is always on the way. Today, today might be that day……when trouble will be home earlier than I expected. But every time I have visa appointment I struggle with this kind of feeling, strange, weird kind of feeling. Just like the one am having now.
If you’re planning a trip to Europe, there’s a good chance you’re applying for a Schengen Visa. Regardless of which Schengen country you’re travelling to, you’ll be expected to answer a few standard questions regarding who you are, you travel arrangements, and how you plan to fund your holiday/study.
Once all your paperwork and documentation is completed and set in order, you’ll be expected to attend a Schengen Visa interview, which will determine whether you eventually receive your Visa or not. The interviewers are trained to detect hesitation, unwillingness to answer certain questions, etc. and are trained to reject Visa applicants if it seems like they’re hiding information or providing false information.
That being said, it’s a common rule of thumb to be as calm, composed, and articulate as possible during any kind of interview, especially a Visa interview. If you have nothing to hide and everything about your Visa application and the reasons for travel are truthful, all you need to do is treat the interview as a regular conversation. Treating the interview as a regular coffee-shop conversation is the easiest way to have a Visa approved – provided that all the questions are answered – no matter how personal or seemingly degrading they may seem. Don’t hesitate, no matter how weird or personal the questions are, as the interview is designed in a specific way and there is a specific way in which to answer even the more complex questions.
Tips to keep in mind when answering Schengen Visa interview questions:
- Be calm, composed, and articulate.
- Breathe and stay relaxed.
- Give precise and comprehensive answers.
- Answer all questions truthfully to the best of your knowledge.
- Smile and take every question positively, understand that the interviewer is trying to see whether the information you provide is accurate by studying your responses.
- Be honest and don’t answer more than what is necessary – stick to the point.
Today, I request my Schengen to travel to Poland city of Krakow, for JandBeyong one of the Joomla! world event taking place in June. This will be my second travel in Europe, my first visa application to Spain last year was rejected, I had to appeal and after that it was granted. I have since learnt that it’s different every time. And the decision whether you are getting a visa or not is dependant to the person issuing the visa, how you conduct yourself during the interview and whether your paper work is in order.
It is important to smile and remember that the interviewer, too, is merely doing his/her job and that this job is of a certain level of importance, as there are many people that travel overseas on holiday visas and then look for employment (which is illegal). Your job when you’re at that interview is to be as calm, courteous, and articulate as possible. Don’t hide any information or give any half-information. Answer all questions to the interviewer’s satisfaction providing all the details you can in the most concise way.
I do not guarantee that after you have done all the above you will be granted a visa, as I said and I say it again, the visa is issued by a human being, and even that guy at the visa window might be having a bad day. So I have walked here with hope, guided with prayer and believing that everything will work out just the way God has planned them.
Your Schengen Visa has been granted.
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in meinem letzten Blog hatte ich ja geschrieben, dass ich Probleme mit meinem ISG habe. Ich konnte die Blockade nicht selbst lösen und der Gang zum Chiropraktiker war nötig. Mit hörbarem Geräusch wurde alles wieder ins Lot gebracht. Seither bin ich wieder beschwerdefrei. Aber parallel habe ich mich um einen Termin bei einem Osteopathen bemüht und auch schnell einen bekommen.
Mit Sport habe ich dennoch ein paar Tage länger gewartet. Nun heute war es dann soweit, mal wieder seit 2 Wochen ein komplettes Workout durchgemacht. Es ist mir sehr schwer gefallen. Obwohl ich gut trainiert bin habe ich doch in den 2 Wochen einiges an Leistung eingebüst. Heisst für mich nun wieder aufholen und dran bleiben. Aber das ist der sportliche Ergeiz und das macht Spaß.
Diese Woche hatte ich noch ein weiteres Highlight. Einen Olivenölverkostungsabend mit Bekannten bei mir zu Hause. In diesem Stil hatte ich das bisher noch nicht gemacht. Ich habe eine Präsentation vorbereitet (gehört sich für einen IT´ler) , mit Informationen rund um die Olive, Geschichte, Anbaugebiete, Herstellung und ein paar Videos aus der Mühle einer meiner Lieferanten. Danach haben wir uns an die verschiedenen Olivenöle gemacht. Verkostet, pur, mit Baguette oder mit heissen, gekochten Kartoffeln. Es war sehr interessant und hat großen Spaß gemacht. Zum Abschluß gab es etwas besonderes. Ich servierte Vanilleeis mit Zimtöl (Olivenöl mit Zimt). Es war eine Sensation. Niemand meiner Gäste konnte sich dies geschmacklich vorstellen. Eine zweite Portion wurde gerne genommen dem Wunsch kam ich natürlich auch gerne nach.
Ich werde diese Art der Olivenölpräsentation weiter ausbauen und zu einem festen Bestandteil machen.
Ich wünsche uns allen ein schönes Wochenende und einen schönen 1. Mai 2017
He was extremly tired but he took the time to ask them what the problem was.
"Toni and Tosin," he asked, as he drank a glass of cool water, and wiped his brow. "What is the matter? Why are you fighting?"
"Toni hid my Ben Ten watch!" exclaimed the older Tosin.
"Toni why?" asked their father, as he placed the glass cup on the table. Then he changed his mind.
"I don't want to know why," he added. "Just give the watch back to your brother."
"Yes daddy" the six year old muttered.
One hour later, Toni was still looking for the watch, as he had forgotten where he hid it.
Tosin was getting more upset and shouting so much, that their father woke up and called them again.
Toni was again instructed to give the watch back, while Tosin was told not to make any more noise.
Two hours later, Mr. Takiti woke up in a smoke-filled room, coughing. It was the urge to cough that woke him up, and probably saved his life.
He staggered out of the house, to find that fire was burning in his apartment, and two other flats in the compound. The smoke had filled his lungs, so he just kept coughing and eventually sunk to the ground. Neighbors and helpers were busy trying to save as much property as possible from the fire that refused to reduce.
Everyone sighed collectively when the siren of the fire engine was heard coming closer.
By the time the fire finally died down, the three apartments were nothing but charred walls, with caved in roofs and burnt out interiors.
The story unfolded gradually, after everyone sat down to rest and watch the firemen do their job. Toni had remembered where he put the watch, and scrambled under the bed, to get it. Unfortunately it had gone dark early, so he needed illumination to find it under the bed. Instead of getting the torchlight or his father's phone and using its flashlight app, Toni had gone to get a candle.
Of course the bed caught fire.
To try to stop the fire, the children grabbed the first big paper they could find: carbon paper. It got worse, fast, so they ran out of the house, shouting 'Fire! Fire!'.
They forgot that their father was sleeping in the other room, and left him in the house, as the fire rapidly spread.
I still find it hard to believe that they would have forgotten their own biological father, inside a burning building.
At least three families were devastated: almost nothing survived the fire, that had begun with a simple small candle. Only our family friend's house was left intact. All most of them had left, was the clothes on their backs. Even the family with a four month old baby had no clothes for the baby.
When I heard about the baby, I began gathering all Jaden's old clothes until I had a big bagful. Then I called the family friend to inquire if the gift of clean used clothes would be acceptable. She said yes, so I took the bag to church, and gave her after service, to help give the family.
I am still in shock at the rapid rate the fire must have progressed.
The boys were no more than six and eight years old. Was there something they could have done to prevent this? Didn't they know better than to play with fire?
I wonder how their father will repair the damage done now. I imagine that he would have to realise the money to repair the house for the landlord. I also imagine that there was no insurance, for him or the other affected tenants. Some may demand for replacements for every property lost.