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I was born in Romania in a city (Oradea) only 20 km from the Hungarian border; many people who live there are hungarian, my family as well, so my mother tongue is hungarian. I learnt romanian later at the childrengarden and basic school.

I moved to Sweden when I was 20 years old, so my passport and my university degree are swedish. Much later, when the idiot at Scania told me I didn’t have the right education when solicitating for a job as engineer in scientific computing (I am a MSc in guess what? Scientific Computing!!) I gave up on both trying to find a job in Sweden and my precious education.

I took a job in the pharmaceutical industry as modeling & simulation scientist (pharmacokinetics) in Germany in 2004. It didn’t klick though with my (actually dutch!) boss, so I started working and living in the Netherlands, Nijmegen in 2005 and do that ever since.

Featured Member: Lauriana

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I live in the Netherlands, in the city of the Hague (Den Haag in Dutch)

Featured Member: fashion1

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I´m born, grew up and still live in Dresden (Germany). I love this city! I made my job training as an occupational therapist here and worked for three years in this job. now I´m waiting for a retraining in the next year because I can´t work any longer in this profession (I must not carry heavy things…) I hope my hobby becomes a profession :)!!!

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I was born here in the US, but I grew up in Taiwan. I came to the US for graduate school 4 years ago, now I reside in Ithaca, NY.

Featured Member: Brooke Noelle

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I’m originally from Portland, Oregon, located in the beautiful

Northwest. I moved out to New York to attend culinary school and

hopefully become an accomplished cake decorator. I’ve lived in

Brooklyn for almost 3 years now, and I love it. I reside in historic

Bed-Stuy, in a brownstone with my partner, Mike, and our two comical

felines.

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I’m from Denmark and right now I live in Copenhagen. But I’ve lived all my life with my parents in a farm in the middle of nowhere.

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I’m originally from New York, but have moved around quite a bit and currently live in Aachen, Germany. I can walk to Belgium and the Netherlands in half an hour from my apartment!

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I’m from the Philippines. I live in Manila but I come from a small city called Baguio – the only area in our tropical country that reaches around 8˚C.

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I’m from Germany. I live in a small village near Erfurt (in the middle of Germany).

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I was born and raised in Oakland, CA. I currently live in Richmond, CA with my grandmother, daughter and 2 female Yorkies.

Featured Member: MarmotaB

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I’m from the Czech Republic, which is a very nice small country in the Central Europe and has almost everything, with some little exceptions like sea, big mountains or deserts. :-) I live in Cesky Brod, a small town near Prague.

Featured Member: Nicole

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I have lived in a small Maryland town my entire life.

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I’m from Massachusetts and live in Worcester which is a city located about 40 miles from Boston.

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I was born in Kronoby and am now living in Vasa, Finland, in a little house with my husband.

Featured Member: Anda

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1. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?

The first thing I ever made were drawings, but the very first thing I ever sewed was this astoundingly monstrous jersey knit outfit for a Girl Scout badge. Ohh, I wish I still had that thing. It was amazing. Amazingly terrible. The fabric was unbelievably ugly—-I think it has a pineapple print—-and about five seconds into the pattern I freaked out from the difficulty of it all and demanded that my mom finish the entire project for me. I was 10 years old and I actually have never used a store-bought pattern since then. Sometimes I try, but I always end up panicking and just drawing my own patterns.

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