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moonlight   
16 Mar 2009
Love / Pick up lines - the Polish style [110]

pick up lines are fun and good ice-breakers, would never take them seriously....considering the first line i am usually asked by men is "are they real?" lol :))) I have to laugh...
moonlight   
1 Mar 2009
News / Poland to make cuts amid gloomy economic forecasts [30]

Here in Ireland the government announced it was going to introduce pay cuts for public sector employees, of course unions sought legal advice but it seems it can be done.

But government have thought of a different way to reduce wages...a pension levy!!!!
most people have no problem doing their part why should ordinary people have to pay for the mistakes of a Government who had no vision, greedy bankers(could replace with better word) and corrupt business men!

while the outlook is not good, people need to stay positive and support each other. I have heard too many stories of people ending their lives over this.

really my point is dont let this doom and gloom consume you, times will change eventually.
moonlight   
27 Feb 2009
Love / Polish man- why they do not make a move?? [25]

at first reading this I though - shy!!! no way, but then I remembered the first date I went on with my guy, I asked him out and he was shy and a little bit afriad (that didn't last long :) but I think sometimes as women we can forget how intimidating we can be to some men. its all to do with personality.

wondering will drive you mad! what have you got to loose? ask him out :)
moonlight   
2 Jan 2009
UK, Ireland / No Irish Need Apply - Polish Builders get their own back [42]

Because my accent had changed and became a little British sounding

I understand this...I was born in UK but I have lived in Ireland since I was 2, my parents are Irish, I have an Irish passport, I dont have an english accent but I dont sound typical Irish. On a recent holiday with a group of friends and some others, my passport was stolen, when I was reporting it stolen I had to state my birth country....the look of disgust on some of my "friends" faces when I said England. I was told by some of them if they had known they would not have spoken to me.

When I am out I have Irish guys speak to me in broken english because they think I am not Irish, on a couple of occassions what was said to me I would never repeat to anyone...(but this is another topic)

Anyway, my point is some people are just a**holes regardless... they will be like that to whoever you are or where ever you are from.

do you really blame all Irish people?

No you cant say all Irish are the same, good and bad in all countries. I would certainly not like to be judged based on these people.

surely this is racist and illegal.

yes it is both
moonlight   
2 Jan 2009
UK, Ireland / No Irish Need Apply - Polish Builders get their own back [42]

Article today in the Irish Independent:

[i]'No Irish need apply' - the signs are already going up on building sites abroad in the throwback to the grim days of the last century.

But this time they are starting to appear in Poland as that country takes its revenge for the way in which some unscrupulous Irish contractors treated their countrymen during the years of the Celtic Tiger.
[i][/i]Trade Union Official Michael Kilcoyne - also president of Consumers Assoc of Ireland - said it had recently been brought to his attention that the [/i]'No Irish' signshad appeared on a couple of Polish building sites where workers were being sought.

Mr. Kilcoyne said: "The reality is that our international reputation as employers has been sullied. Many foreign people who have worked here, especially during our boom years, have had bad experiences.

"The evidence of thsi is in the number of Labour Relations Commission over the last year or two in respect of unpaid wages or holiday money that was not paid.

"Irelands good name as a good place to work has been badly damaged by such contractors who held onto the money of their workers."

Mr. Kilcoyne revealed that he had personally won 14 such cases in Galway, while he belived there were hundreds, if not thousands, of similiar awards made countrywide against employers and in facour of non-national workers who had been short-changed.


I am not surprised by this story.... I have heard a lot of disturbing stories about the way some workers have been treated.....What goes around comes around - but I think the contractors who caused this wont be the ones the suffer.
moonlight   
31 Dec 2008
UK, Ireland / 33% of Poles in Ireland to return to Poland in 2009 [30]

It has served as an excuse to lay off workers and initiate restructuring programs.

I agree, a lot of businesses are getting out now because while still making a profit its not as big as they were used to.

Irish people have become greedy, self-opinionated snobs, driving in SUV's they cant afford and families of 4 living in 10 bedroom houses they cant afford to heat!!!
moonlight   
23 Dec 2008
News / EU constitution: 'Strong show' for Irish No vote ? [127]

First I want to say I am pro EU and I voted yes last time round...

but I also see both sides. I feel that the powers that be, have placed blame on Ireland in holding up the progress and reform of the EU and painted the country in a bad light! Not true... we have excerised our democratic right... some of the changes and adjustments to the Treaty can only improve it. If it is possible to make these changes it shows that there was room for improvement.... A lot more countries would probably have voted No if they had been given the choice. So maybe Ireland has done every citizen of the EU a favour rejecting this Treaty and forcing it to be looked at more closly.

Change has to happen but it must repect the rights of the people of the EU.
moonlight   
18 Dec 2008
UK, Ireland / 10,000 Poles in UK for free abortions [58]

Everyone has a right to an opinion.... but do we have the right to critise others decisions? I wonder how many people with anti abortion opinions would feel the same if they were faced with the prospect of an unplannned pregnacy, or if were a member of their family? Most people who have an opinion on this topic have never had it at their own doorstep, its amazing how that can change an opinion!

As for the free aspect...is it about it being free or about the kind of service it is? there are plently of other services which are availed of by many people...is this a problem?
moonlight   
18 Dec 2008
UK, Ireland / 10,000 Poles in UK for free abortions [58]

Abortion is a personal CHOICE, its not an easy choice and it is not an easy thing to do...Religion????? how many children have been fathered by Catholic priests??? who do not support their children now,Im sure they would have been pro abortion at that time! How many men run as fast as they can when they find out their partner is pregnant??? It takes two to make a baby.

Recently,my friend went to the UK for an abortion, I went an supported her...why did she do it, the "man" in question wanted nothing to do with her, her family would disown her, she had no support! We got a flight from Dublin in the morning and returned on the same day.... On the return flight I seen 5!! other women on the flight who I had seen in the clinic that morning...I think its a disgrace that woman have to travel to avail of this choice, that a so called Catholic country can inflict its moral views are every person who lives there....I am Catholic but I think this religions teachings have been eroded and do not reflect the time we live in! for example young boys being sexually abuse, beaten. Using religion as a reason for not having an abortion is a weak point.
moonlight   
15 Dec 2008
Love / Polish girlfriend and birth control! [62]

Abortion is a good form of birth control.

Abortion is not a form of birth control!!!!

It beats condoms???? what, is it painful and tramatic to wear a condom???
moonlight   
15 Dec 2008
News / EU constitution: 'Strong show' for Irish No vote ? [127]

Is this change of heart in Ireland nothing more than a modern day arm twisting?

I think the reason for a No vote the first time round was that most people felt Ireland was getting a bad deal..... and did we really need europe???? for most people the word recession only referred to the past....

Now jobs are being lost and its all grim. The Governments job will be much easier to secure a Yes vote. We are a fickle lot...on a different topic... a woman at work made a comment about the contaminated pork going to waste, and how it would be a good idea to send it to the 3rd World, we dont want to eat it but its ok for someone else....
moonlight   
15 Dec 2008
Love / Polish girlfriend and birth control! [62]

Not using any contraception........ you could end up with more than a pregnant girlfriend.

There are other methods apart from her "getting on something"
moonlight   
12 Dec 2008
News / EU constitution: 'Strong show' for Irish No vote ? [127]

I work in Local Government and I am sooooo p*ssed off!!! Civil Servants (hate that word) are used as an excuse for almost everything and now it seems we are the biggest issue when it comes to Governement Spending.... I have been verbally abused by so many members of the public, who seem to think it is their given right to say whatever they like because I am employed by the Government..... yes my job is secure but my working life is far from perfect!

Anyway my point is that a high percentage of people who will vote can be easily swayed to vote Yes, now that such a negative atmosphere has been created. The Government, Media will continue to point out all that is negative in the Country at present...and people will jump on the band wagon...yes we are in recession, yes it is shit but recession is one of the best times take advantage of opportunities....why is our Government not focusing on what CAN be achieved??? It is because a positive, reassured Ireland will not vote YES.
moonlight   
12 Dec 2008
News / EU constitution: 'Strong show' for Irish No vote ? [127]

I feel that talk about a second vote has been timed very well by our sneeky governement..... I think there is a lot of feeling out there that we need to keep on the "good side of EU" now that we are consumed by recession etc etc......
moonlight   
29 Nov 2008
Life / What to wear for winter in Poland [51]

I would say wear what you normally wear.... its who you are....but i think with boots and jeans you can't go wrong.
moonlight   
29 Nov 2008
Love / How to find a girlfriend in Warsaw? [60]

Confidence.... and I know its not as easy as it sounds...

if you see a woman in a bar and you find her attractive.... send her a drink, it will break the ice, - but make sure she is not there with a partner.

As for the recommended girl - everyone will have a different answer.... its your choice, know what you want
moonlight   
29 Nov 2008
Love / Who makes a good Polish wife? [75]

who makes a good wife . polish or irish

i just want a polish girl which i think is better than being with an irish girl cause they cant cook for ****.

Should have quoted when I made my comment about cooking, can see now it looked a bit odd :)
moonlight   
29 Nov 2008
Work / Any advice to help with my move to Gdansk/Gdynia in March 09? [20]

I came here on the spur of the moment :P

thinks thats the way to do it :) thanks for your help, good advice.

Hey Rocjovi,
Havn't got the job yet but I am thinking positive :) Where do you work?
I will be over for 10 days in January, I know its going to be very very cold :/
moonlight   
28 Nov 2008
Love / Who makes a good Polish wife? [75]

Im Irish and I can cook....

I dont know why people associate personality with nationality!!! Ok you will have some cultural traits but each person is individual and a one off :)
moonlight   
28 Nov 2008
Work / Any advice to help with my move to Gdansk/Gdynia in March 09? [20]

yes in Gdynia.... Enniskillen - nice place... eveyone going shopping there now because of prices down here. so where do you work? Do you teach? Why did you decide to move? ok i know im being very nosey :) just nice to chat to someone like minded.... a lot of my friends think im mad to go....
moonlight   
28 Nov 2008
Work / Any advice to help with my move to Gdansk/Gdynia in March 09? [20]

The job is with a multi national company called Thompsonreuters, have you heard of it? I am also doing a TEFL course, just to keep my options option.

Cjj I am moving from Longford, the midlands, are you Irish?..... and Griff I was born in Manchester and visit there regularly... Withington....what part are you from?
moonlight   
27 Nov 2008
Work / Any advice to help with my move to Gdansk/Gdynia in March 09? [20]

Hey Everyone,

Im planning on moving to Gdańsk/Gdynia sometime in March 09. I am waiting to hear about a job offer, but whatever the outcome.... I intend on moving.

I have a couple of Polish friends in Gdańsk but really want to find out and do as much for myself as I can... I only have a few words of Polish and I am learning slowing through internet...i plan on taking polish classes when I move.... can anyone recommend a good school?

I am so done with Ireland! I know it will be hard going but I love a challenge.... cant wait to move. Any advice on what I can do before I move... just so I can be as prepared as possible.

So great to have found this forum, have come across lots of useful advice.... cheers guys :)
moonlight   
25 Nov 2008
Love / Such a mess with my polish boy...:( [30]

let me only say this, I let him go, and although we were friends, I loved him silently and the real blow was when he dated one of my friends ( which I warned him about)..

Patrycja
I find myself in a similar situation..... how did you get by loving him silently?, I have not forced anything, I am allowing him to do what he needs but it hurts that I can see the spark has not died between us,there is so much love between us.... but the timing is all wrong... I am patient and believe that good things come to those who wait. I am just happy to read your comment as I have been criticized so much for my choice by people who are supposed to be my friends.

and no real women wants a ball-less man ...
moonlight   
19 Nov 2008
Life / Meeting family and staying with my Polish friends parents [3]

Hi,

I am going to Poland and will be meeting and staying with my friends parents. Would really like some advice on customs, traditions...how should I greet them, should I offer to help with cooking, nice gifts etc. The only posts I could find relating to this are for men meeting their girlfriends parents, are the customs the same for women?

I would be really thankful for any help, as I would really like to make a good impression.