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As every year, FRIENDS CLUB will hold its annual Christmas party, the 13th event of this kind. The date will be Sunday Dec. 8, 2013, 13 to 16 hrs. This is a good opportunity to meet current members as well as those who cannot attend meetings regularly. The price for the eat-as-much-as-you-can Indian buffet is € 6,90 per person, excluding drinks. You are invited to bring anyone you know and who would like to participate.

If you would like to attend, please confirm participation via e-mail to as soon as possible, so that seats can be reserved. Participation can only be accepted with confirmation. You will be told the exact location with confirmation.

Let´s have a good time meeting friends at our Christmas party! Hope to see you there!

Now that we have a new location at Thai Sushi at Checkpoint Charlie, we are able to accommodate more Friends on Tuesday evenings. Last meeting, we had 23 Friends from Sweden, the USA, Spain, the Ukraine, and Germany as well. It was very lively, with people talking and joking, getting to know each other and making friends. So let´s go on like that, having a good time.

Things like that may happen: The landlord family is giving up business and the owner takes over himself. “If you don´t want to have a meal, sit in the back”, 15 members squeezed at a table too small for feeling ok. One hour waiting for a pizza you have ordered. No taking orders for drinks.

We have decided that this is an atmosphere we are not willing to tolerate!

Sorry, dear landlord, but you have just lost 15 to 20 guests every Tuesday, and some turnover which you obviously can do without and are not worth.

Our principles are no membership fees, sitting and talking together, paying for own drinks and meals. We will not help making a landlord rich, but we are willing to spend some money. Landlords who think of making more money with us than casual guests won´t be supported by us.

So now, we have found a landlord who is happy to welcome us on Tuesdays. From next Tuiesday on, we meet at

Taisu Restaurant

Rudi-Dutschke-Str. 28

10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg.

This location is situated conveniently at Kochstr. U-Bahn-station, just around the corner of Checkpoint Charlie, side-to-side of the world famous Checkpoint Charlie Museum. You can´t miss it.

So come on, have a look and see what the new location is like.

See you all on Tuesday 10th Sept.

Berlin Friends Club is now meeting at Tolerance Café in Friedrichstr. 211, just across the entrance to Kochstr. U-Bahn station, just around the corner of our old location.

Hope to see you there!

Last week cold and rainy – but today in Berlin: Sunshine, heat, best weather. The right atmosphere to really celebrate a FRIENDS meeting in the evening with a cold beer or whatever. So see you then!

In German, there is an idiom for remembering something by using a picture or sound. If you translate it literally into English, it would be “donkey´s bridge”, but this does not make any sense, of course. We have lately discussed the English word in a Berlin Friends Club meeting, and someone came up with something like “memory device”. At least this was what an electronic translator had to offer.

According to LEO, the English word would be “memory hook”, but “mnemonic rhyme” seems also a good alternative.

So, as an example let me cite a teacher´s saying in regard to English Grammar:

He, she, it without ‘s’ is shit!

It does not exactly look like it today, but it is undisputable: summer is here! We have had many nice, warm to hot days here, although today it looks a bit dull. Still, Friends meet on Tuesdays to talk and have fun. So why don´t you have a nice footwalk or bike ride to Kochstr.? Everybody will welcome you and have a nice time.


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