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frd   
10 Dec 2009
Love / Are Polish women too controlling? [106]

Yes,polish women can agree to everything kinky like walking or biking with mini skirt without panties,wearing stockings,getting tied and a lot more,whatever you can imagine.There is nothing you cannot try with polish women,most do not have any taboos.Yeah,yeah.Sekstouristky.

You're obviously visiting wrong internet sites.
frd   
9 Dec 2009
Love / Are Polish women too controlling? [106]

I think every thread that falls into "are xxx women/men that or this" category should be deleted immediately. It's just going over and over through the same stuff. Not even on of these threads have tackled anything serious that wouldn't be a huge generalization. Most of them posted by people who had some personal issues or problems with polish individuals who happaned to be such and such.
frd   
9 Dec 2009
Life / Do Poles Lack in Social Skills and Etiquette? [74]

Jesus, the man from Lvov, LOL. The man from Del Monte says no

I suppose he could have thought that after reading few Polish Romanticism age books and heard this statement: "Polska Chrystusem narodów" ( Poland the Christ of nations ), messianism was one of the main ideology then and is clearly visible in the mentioned epoch's literature and art, it states that one of the nations (Poland in that example) will through its suffering redeem itself and other nations.
frd   
9 Dec 2009
UK, Ireland / Poland vs. UK - how the manners differ [48]

'Polish people never hold doors for anyone unless they are making A SHOW of it.'

Indeed you shouldn't have participated in this thread, if the only thing you provided us with is this drivel.
frd   
9 Dec 2009
UK, Ireland / Poland vs. UK - how the manners differ [48]

PEOPLE, IT IS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING AND UNACCEPTABLE TO BURP AND FART AT THE TABLE!

oh come on, little fart here and there never harmed anyone..
frd   
9 Dec 2009
Life / Do Poles Lack in Social Skills and Etiquette? [74]

The tram etiquette here was a mixed bag. Sometimes young folk would let the oldies on first but I think they got a wee bittie hacked off with the old duffers taking liberties and ramming their way on anyway.

Yeah it's probably still like that. I remember in primary school there was something my mates called "operation: window", whenever and older lady/mr entered the bus/tram they put on their hoods with face just next to the window - and nobody ever bothered with asking them about the seat. My personal attutide is that I always stand up and let the older person/woman seat in my place, it only exasperates me when that older person comes close and starts moaning before I can even stand up. Or if there's lots of free seats but she has to insist on taking mine.
frd   
8 Dec 2009
Life / Do Poles Lack in Social Skills and Etiquette? [74]

apparently you prefer kebabs, junk food huts etc.

naah, I prefer good food. Thanks for hints I'll probably try them sometime, but I'm taking a wild guess that half of them are pricey restaurants and the other half pubs for students that serve a pretty narrow variety of meals.

and this city is mine!

ok..ok, it's still better than Dąbrowa Górnicza.. ;)
frd   
8 Dec 2009
Life / Do Poles Lack in Social Skills and Etiquette? [74]

Frd, I usually do but this time I didn't.

You shoud have added something like "NAPAD!!!" and smacked him across the face with your fist. ;) He would surely remember that for the rest of his life, and maybe just maybe they would install these locks ;)

Nika

Tarnowskie-Góry? Come on, few kebab houses, post communist style restaurants, pubs for youngsters or homeless drunkards, restaurants for rich people and some junk food huts. And the city is horrible enough not to put your nose outside your house ;)
frd   
8 Dec 2009
UK, Ireland / Poland vs. UK - how the manners differ [48]

Ksysia

Seanus

You should have focused on things that are a custom in one of the countries, badmouthing behind somebody's back is pretty popular in Poland.

Holding doors is a frequent sight whenever I go in my city, hence I have no idea from where exactly this strange thought emerged. People hold doors for each other, whether for a male of female, doesn't matter, always let through first these who are leaving the building.

In 5 years in Poland, I haven't seen a man open a door for a woman ONCE.

pieronie, kaj ty lukasz synek.
:P
frd   
8 Dec 2009
Life / Do Poles Lack in Social Skills and Etiquette? [74]

And this attitude in turn can be blamed by the peoples lack of funds.

I didn't rule that one out, did I? It's just another cause, and they are not always intertwined.

I opened the door

Isn't one of the basics of good etiquette knocking before entering? Can't image such situation where a person doesn't knock on the door first.
frd   
8 Dec 2009
Life / Do Poles Lack in Social Skills and Etiquette? [74]

Gliwice is not the best for restuarants.

As most Silesian cities there's a huge gap between these 3 segments "cheap diners for hobos or homeless aka bary mleczne/jadłodalnie","junk food bars" and "expensive restaurants".. I could say that "Sphinx" is trying to fill it but don't want any forum Sphinx hater to stab in some dark alley.

You just need to squeeze it out of them more as it doesn't come naturally to many.

I agree. Although I think that the lack of possibilities in cities and towns in Poland might be blamed for such habits as "not going out". If that's the case as Seanus said you'd need to squeeze it out of them, show them all the bright sides.
frd   
8 Dec 2009
Feedback / LIKE / DISLIKE button - A suggestion to Admin and Moderators [29]

That's a bad idea, a better idea would a possibility to add a person to ignore list. On the other hand I've noticed few times that some people who seem stupid in some posts (fi Sokrates) turn alright in others. So it probably wouldn't be such a good feature after all..
frd   
8 Dec 2009
Food / Bezy recipe - Polish pastry/cookies [2]

Hi, I'm just gonna translate the first recipe that I've found on the internet;)

Ingredients:

- 2 egg whites
- half a glass of sugar

We beat the whites to a froth (rigid) gradually adding sugar. We put the mass into the cream squeezer. And then we squeeze bezy onto the baking paper.

We bake it for 45 minutes in temperature 150 celsius degrees.

Now I've through the comments section skimmed and comments varied from "delicious, marvelous" to "Oh my god I've burnt them/they all melted into a watery substance". So I guess it probably takes a little bit of practice and trying. There were some people who suggested that 150 is too much and it should be 110 or 90 with a prolonged baking time. Some said it's good to add some salt or grated orange or lemon peel. Someone said that the length of the time of baking depends on the size of a single portion (makes sense ;) )

Another commenter added that real bezy should be dried in 50 celsius for 2 hours.

A little update... I tried that recipe and it's quite good. I added a pinch of salt. It's really important to beat those whites to a very very very solid mass ( try turning the containter you're beating it in upside down or at least to the side and check if the mass is not just flowing out. It's very important to add the sugar gradually ( for example have another person adding it teaspoon by teaspoon when you are beating it ) otherwise the sugar won't dissolve completely ( if you add it in big quantities ). As for baking it I set the oven to 90 celsius degrees, waited for the temperature to raise to the one I set, then I put it in ( middle level ) for 1.5h, and after that a little bit longer with temperature around 110. Generally it's good to take it out when Bezy are getting brownish. I also checked few times how are they doing throughout the whole operation ;) After this 1.5h they were still pretty soft inside, crumbling when I tried to pick them...
frd   
8 Dec 2009
Life / Do Poles Lack in Social Skills and Etiquette? [74]

I think slonce made a good point in that many Poles

Take Gliwice for instance, where would you "eat out" in Gliwice? McDonalds and kebab stalls and pizzerias are the only places where you can eat out. Most Poles are pretty thrifty and will go to a restaurant only when they are rich or if there's a big occasion for that. I think many polish cities lack of cheap places that serve something beside junk food. I personally find it irritating that there are no such places in Silesia, same thing with cafes, you've got coffee heaven in big supermarkets but no nice places to have a coffee or tea in city centres. Maybe Katowice is the only exception.
frd   
5 Dec 2009
Life / Toilet Signs in Poland and Continental Europe [18]

I like it when they just put a picture of a girl and boy, no strange fancies like a tie and apron I've seen in some ruraly themed restaurants. I had a mate who was always tricking me into entering the wrong one..
frd   
5 Dec 2009
Life / Any tips for a first-time Expat? [13]

I've been living here my whole life and Silesia is generally a depressing place, gray, heavy layer of smog every now and than.. naah just kidding, it has been like that long time ago but now when most of these "after communism" heavy factories had been closed down it's all brighter and greener. Although, the place was branded as one of the most polluted place on our planet (by some Japanese scientist looong time ago) I think it's a nice place to live.. fairly developed. Good luck with Polish bureaucracy :)
frd   
5 Dec 2009
Love / Loving a Polish girl [14]

I think that's overthinking a little bit. Bollocks to that.
frd   
3 Dec 2009
Life / What Do Poles think of Finns? [50]

Comes in handy in Zabrze, does it frd? ;) ;)

Always fancy shooting a dresiarz or two. ;)

As for snipers, can't see anyone quite close to him on the list (from modern times): snipercentral.com/snipers.htm

Wikipedia says Finland is a Nordic country but not a Scandinavian one. It makes sense.. kind of.
frd   
2 Dec 2009
Life / What Do Poles think of Finns? [50]

I admire Finns for their snipers. The best sniper in world was Finnish Simo Häyhä nickname "White Death" sniped 505 Soviets hiding in the snow in -40 to -20 degrees Celsius.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_H%C3%A4yh%C3%A4
frd   
28 Nov 2009
Language / jedni? masculine plural version of jeden [10]

Yes, but it still refers to the number "one". I'm not talking about ordinal numbers (liczebniki porządkowe).

Jedni lubią słodycze, drudzy lubią owoce, jeszcze inni piją kawę.

You could just translate it to:

One group of people , second group of people, and others ; )
frd   
28 Nov 2009
Language / jedni? masculine plural version of jeden [10]

Jedni lubią słodycze, drudzy lubią owoce, jeszcze inni piją kawę. ;)

Jedne dziewczyny chodzą na aerobik inne są grube.
frd   
27 Nov 2009
Language / Not sure if I will be able to speak Polish [53]

Please help!!!

Try to find somebody who could talk to you in polish through skype or some other voice chat software. There are posts springing here and there from time to time offering language exchange.
frd   
27 Nov 2009
UK, Ireland / Poles returning to the UK [33]

So that's the main incentive then, money?

Well.. yeah, you said it. And yeah there are people who want to move for cultural reasons hehe for example me :)
frd   
27 Nov 2009
UK, Ireland / Poles returning to the UK [33]

I am well aware of that, but even though it is higher the gap between the salaries is still much bigger.
frd   
27 Nov 2009
UK, Ireland / Poles returning to the UK [33]

For some it's not. But still I'm just commenting on your "bit less" for some people this might be counter weighted by "your hometown and friends" for some not. It is a big gap nonetheless...
frd   
27 Nov 2009
UK, Ireland / Poles returning to the UK [33]

work for a bit less

I dunno Seanus, junior programmer in a small city in UK earns 1500 - 2500GBP in here around 3000ZL... (a month ) I'd say it's a pretty big difference..