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After taking the permission from this fund-raising project called "Reutlinger Bücher Börse" (Book Market of Reutlingen) I was allowed to create some placards as a form of advertisement for this project and to spread them on blackboards all over my universitty, since at "my" university students are allowed to use these blackboards. Anyway I also told them about some friends of mine who live too far away from Reutlingen to get there personally to donate their books and according to the gentleman I spoke to it would also be okay to send them by post.
Well, I think that if I just translate the message I wrote on these placards which I created, that should explain everything, but since Englishbaby is an international website, I should add that they only take books in English, French and German...
The original German text, since I know some users here who just like reading things in German:
Title: Reutlinger Bücher Börse
Text: Das ehrenamtliche Bücher-Börsen-Team fördert mit dem Erlös seines Kaufstandes soziale Caritas-Projekte.
Neue Annahmestelle für Ihre Bücher:
Jeden ersten Freitag im Monat: von 14:30 - 16:30 Uhr.
Translation - with information I thought I should add for foreigners:
Title: Book Market of Reutlingen
Text: The voluntary Book Market of Reutlingen-team supports social Caritas-Projects (Caritas is an aid-organisation) with the sales revenue of its sales booth.
New receiving office of your books, ladies and gentlemen:
(If you my friends from Englishbaby send them some books by post, you may add "Stichwort: Bücherspende" which means "Keyword: Book Donation" to the address.)
Every first Friday of the month between: half past 2 PM and half past 4 PM.
are reading, chatting, writing stories and poems, learning foreign languages, playing the guitar, singing and painting. I know it may sound strange, but one of my hobbies is to discuss any subject whatsoever, since I like finding arguments to support my points of view. In addition I like watching musicals and plays.
I don't know if you really can call this a hobby, but I like showing that I'm an ambitious girl.
In my opinion, becoming acquainted with other people is a lot of fun and exciting.
I try to help people and animals from my surrounding as well (and if you are interested in it I can give you some websites of organizations that also help them, e.g. "http://www.streetchildafrica.org.uk/"). I'm happy when I can do anything for them. Betimes I support different organizations that help poor people or animals too.
Of course I also like my family and my friends.
In my opinion the tropical rainforest is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It's the habitat of many endangered, beautiful and important animals. So it's such a shame that more and more of it gets destroyed. Here you can find more information and ideas to help "http://www.saveourearth.co.uk/soe_article.php?id=59" and "http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/935075622". However you can also visit "http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/orangutan.html".
I like people who don't mind that I mind;) when people misuse the name of God-by saying "Oh my G...d!" or "G...d... it!" for example-and even take me serious when I tell them that I don't like them using expressions like this or swear words.
I try to avoid argues with the people from my surroundings since I just want peace.
Also I hate things like blasphemy or people who make fun of religious subjects. ( I mean...Geez! You accuse religious people of being intolerant towards atheists and yet you are not willing to show respect and tolerance towards them. )
Nor do I tolerate racial prejudices, drugs, alcohol, violence, recklessness, bullying, undemocratic countries, parties or just undemocratic people etc. ... and depending on the situation I usually don't like lies (I'm not talking about the song "Lies" ;) ).
Since it is rude and also dull, I despise people who curse just because they want to get attention or because they try to be cool...By the way there isn't a reason to curse when you're angry either: I know a few cases in which people were able to train themselves to use alternatives to cursing words, like saying funk instead of ... or ship instead of *** :D. In my opinion this is far cooler than ordinary cursing words and it also helps at least as much in letting out one's anger. Some people even allow free play to their anger by only imitating the beeping sound you can sometimes hear when they curse on TV. :D On the other hand I think the latter only helps when your anger isn't that strong. Though there still are people who claim it to be healthy to curse, there are scientists who say this is wrong and also according to my personal experience I agree on the latter, so I just don't see any sense in using rude words like that.
I like dark blue, yellow and orange!
I like all sorts of noodle casseroles.
of mine is orange juice!
I often listen to the CD "Artists united for Haiti-Are you listening". However at the moment my favorite CD is "Helping Haiti/Everybody Hurts", not only because I like the song and most of the singers involved, but also because it's good that they do a project like this to help Haiti.
Other CD's I like are "Hope for Haiti Now"-which is sung by various artists aswell-and "We Are the World 25 for Haiti", since I
like the song and the new performance of the artists.
By the way I prefer happy songs to sad ones, so I like this song, too:
Apart from that I'm rather open-minded and I listen to songs from every musical genre.
My favorite movies are documentations like "National Geographic: Really Wild Animals - Totally Tropical Rain Forest" and "The End of the Line" (not only because of the amazing shoots used there) but to be honest I prefer books to movies: I love reading them in every language I know. My favorite book is "Traitor" by Gudrun Pausewang
which I read in my native language and in English.
After reading this you may guess that most of the books I read are based on true stories. "The Traitor" for example is based on World War 2. Especially eye-witness accounts are interesting for me, e.g. "Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers" written by Filip Muller. These books are useful for everyone who wants to learn about history and read exciting novels at the same time.
I also like stories I can translate into my own life: Such as when a person (no matter whether it's a villain or any other person) makes a mistake, regretts it and tries to recompense everything (also called dynamic character): Such as me! I think a lot about my past-the things I said and did-and I try to make everything (as far as it's possible) better in the future. So reading these books also helped me in my development.
"http://www.thaichildrenstrust.org.uk/donate" (they help disadvantaged children from Thailand), "http://www.nanhikali.org/home/index.aspx" (they help disadvantaged Indian children, just as "http://www.childlineindia.org.in/"), "https://www.chailifeline.org/" (belongs to an organisation that tries to support ill children), "http://www.compassion.com/about/aboutus.htm" (a Christian organisation that helps children in need), "http://www.freethekids.org/" (they help children in greatest need, so we should help them), "http://www.unicef.org/" (the well-known aid organisation that helps children from developing countries), "http://www.kaicombeyfoundation.org/child-rescue-mission.htm" (they help poor children in some African countries), "http://www.panamainfo.com/en/donate-and-volunteer-panama039s-three-top-childrens039s-charities" (they help poor children from Panama), "http://www.africaguide.com/charity.htm" (they inform you about how to help disadvantaged children), "http://www.casa-alianza.org.uk/" (they help street children), "http://www.amchaghar.org/who-we-help.html" (they help disadvantaged children in India), "http://www.childrescue.net/" (they help them, too-just as the following organisation: "http://www.childrenwalkingtall.com/index.htm"), "http://www.save-streetchildren-uganda.com/" (they help Ugandan street children), "http://www.globalservicecorps.org/site/donate/" (they help people from extremely poor countries like Tanzania), "http://www.practicalaction.org.uk/?id=children_biolatrines" (they give children from developing countries the chance of education and they give YOU the chance to help), "http://www.iucn.org/" (they don't just protect nature, but they also inform you about it and even offer jobs in this occupational field), "http://www.bigsurlandtrust.org/get_involved/donate" (they conserve beautiful natural habitats), "http://savetheorangutan.org/splash.html" (the rainforest of Borneo is so beautiful and so are the orangutans living there), "http://www.worldwildlife.org/what/wherewework/amazon/index.html" (I'm sure you know this organisation that helps nature (in this case the Amazon)), "http://www.rainforestfoundationuk.org/index" (they help to protect rainforests and even show you how to get involved), "http://www.arf.net.au/", "http://www.rhinos-irf.org/srs/" (yes we can (save one of the most rare species in the world)), "http://www.philippineeagle.org/index?pageval=help" (they help the philippine eagle, a critically endangered species), "http://www.snowleopardconservancy.org/" (snow leopards are so beautiful and due to this fact they are so endangered), "http://www.seashepherd.org/sponsors.html" (you may know this organisation, which is against whaling), "http://www.wspa-international.org/wspaswork/bears/bearbaiting/default.aspx"(especially bear cubs are so cute, so it's good that they get help) and "http://www.pugrescue.com" (the organizations added there help pugs, my favorite dogs (by the way there are similar organisations, that help other pets, like other dog breeds, cats, horses or even ferrets, parrots etc., too-if you're interested in it you can find their websites easily via google))