Claudi from Germany, currently Philippines

Hello :star_struck:

My name is Claudi. I am 36 years old and I was born and raised in Germany.
After finishing my school, I studied Civil Engineering and Business Administration in Leipzig before I moved to Berlin and later on to Munich. In Munich I’ve been living for about 10 years where I’ve spent most of my time working as a Manager in the Real Estate branch. :nerd_face:
Besides that I’ve been instructing TRX and Outdoor HIIT workout sessions as I have a BIG passion for sports and love to be in interaction with people :weight_lifting_woman: :dancing_women:.

In 2018 I decided to change my life as I wasn’t happy anymore. In order to become more clear in my mind and to get more distance from my old life, I bought a oneway ticket to discover the world and its different cultures.
My first destination was a Yoga Retreat Center in Cambodia where I worked as a volunteer together with the local people but also taught workout classes for the community members.
After that I moved on to Thailand and Indonesia where I completed my Yoga Teacher training and also started to learn surfing. Because of that I came to the Philippines where I got the opportunity to teach yoga classes while improving my surfing skills in tropic conditions :surfing_woman: :palm_tree: .

Well, guess where I got stuck. :sweat_smile: - Exactly! I’m still here in the Philippines, where I enjoy the tropic and chilled lifestyle which is COMPLETELY different to my former life in Germany. :relaxed:
But I still have the wish to see more from the world … Maybe this year?! :star_struck:

Why am I tutor at Chatterbug now?
Teaching has always been a big dream of me as I have a strong desire to transfer knowledge to other people and thereby improving their skills. I want that a lot of people are able to have better chances while applying for a certain job or traveling around.

Being a Fitness instructor and Yoga teacher has been the first step. But I wanted more! :innocent:
That’s why I completed my 120h TEFL certification course to teach foreign languages. In summer last year I started teaching English online and since November 2020 I’ve also been teaching the local kids here on Siargao.

And now, I also want to help YOU to improve your German skills. Let’s talk about the German culture and language but also about our interests and hobbies. Maybe we have something in common?! :wink:.

I’m looking forward to tutor you soon! :star_struck:

Greetings from the sunny Philippines,


Welcome the Chatterbug Tutor Community @ClaudiP! Great and thorough intro!


Welcome to Chatterbug Claudi!
I really enjoyed reading your post and to hear that you are enjoying life in the Philippines! I also lived in the Philippines for a few years (on Negros)! :mango: :palm_tree:
I wish you all the best for your start here on Chatterbug!
Greetings from the south of Germany! :sun_with_face: :grin:

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Thanks Megan… I’m also happy to be onboard with Chatterbug now! :innocent:

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Hello Florine, thanks a lot for your message! … Negros I haven’t heard before; but I will google it. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: … A lot of positive vibes to the snowy Germany! :upside_down_face:

Hey Claudi :slight_smile: Welcome to Chatterbug! Super interesting to read about your adventurous life :100: :sunflower: :smiley:


Hallo Claudi, das klingt wirklich nach einem sehr abenteuerlichen Leben, jetzt wäre ich gerne selbst deine Schülerin! :nerd_face:
Viel Spaß bei Chatterbug und viele Grüße aus Mexiko :cactus:

Hi Claudi, that sound like a very adventurous life, I´d love to be your student now!
Enjoy Chatterbug and greetings from Mexico.


Thanks a lot @catsini! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: … But Mexiko doesn’t sound bad either! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: … How long have you been there already?

Danke liebe catsini! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: … Aber MExiko ist ja auch nicht von schlechten Eltern! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:…Wie lange bist du schon dort?


Thank you dear @Anika_S :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Seit bald 13 Jahren, und immernoch ist es manchmal ein überraschendes Land für mich. Viele Grüße!


Welcome to Chatterbug Claudi :hugs:
Thank you for sharing, about your really adventurous life and how you completely changed your lifestyle by traveling and moving to a different country. This is truly inspiring :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :pray:
Greetings from Vienna :sparkles:


@taposhi … Thanks a lot for your welcome!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: … Yeah, my life is definitely completely changed. But I love it! … And thanks to Chatterbug I can now work online and live my life as I wanted it. :innocent:

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@catsini oh wow!!! Das ist ja echt ne lange Zeit!!! :star_struck: , Mexiko steht auf jeden Fall auch noch auf meiner Liste! :innocent:


Willkommen zu Chatterbug, @ClaudiP , wir sind quasi Nachbarn.

Schöne Grüße aus Malaysia!

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Hey Claudi,

Further to our who/whom conversation, thought you might enjoy this-

Although its done for comedic purposes, the confusion is not exaggerated!

all the best!


Hahahha… very cool!!! … It’s so funny, that “WHOM” is usually only used by German speakers. :sweat_smile: … Now, I can even understand my boyfriend much better. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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hallo Claudi
ich bingirgis
ich möchte mein deutsch besser werden
ich mag freundschaft und andere culture yu kennen

Hey Claudi, nice to have you here! :slight_smile:
Love, Lia