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VaFunkoolo   
22 Jun 2008
Travel / Collection of dress codes in Poland - what to wear? [95]

LC, wear what you'll be comfortable in.

This is probably the best answer to your question LC.

If my experience of such parties in Poland is anything to go by, there will be a lot of very beautiful women dressed in a mixture of high fashion and the unique ecclectic style that Polish fashion tends to be associated with. Wear whatever makes you feel good and you are sure to radiate beauty and confidence :)
VaFunkoolo   
19 Jun 2008
Law / Polish car insurance and how it compares to England [29]

Insurance with Polish cars is with the car itself rather than an individual person. In my experience you can drive any car as long as you have the insurance documents (car documents) with you whilst driving it
VaFunkoolo   
19 Jun 2008
Real Estate / Is there a Real Estate bubble in Krakow? [60]

You say its a no brainier, and I agree, but it seems that a lot of locals are having problems working this out

I do not believe that foreigners pushed up the prices so much here either

They didnt. Its just another example of the blame deflection culture in Poland
VaFunkoolo   
19 Jun 2008
Real Estate / Is there a Real Estate bubble in Krakow? [60]

The foreign speculators are the ones driving the prices up

This really isnt the case as you point out in the first few lines of your post - even back then, before th market openned up, you were asking if these people are crazy. The short term greedy bastards you refer to are as much Polish as anyone else. Foreigners might be the ones who can afford these prices but it is locals who largely set them. As you say, the Polish real estate market has always been this way. Why blame the new comers just because the can afford to pay the extortionate prices?
VaFunkoolo   
16 Jun 2008
Language / The Plural of Zloty? [46]

I hear złots or złotuwki used by some
VaFunkoolo   
14 Jun 2008
Real Estate / Where to look on the internet for Poland Real Estate [112]

Krzysztof Pieniążek

kpjkpj@poczta.onet.pl

4sale.wejher.pl/index.php?lang=en

48 58 778-10-88

Based about ten mins from Sierra Golf Club

sierragolf.pl/index.html?1,0,0
VaFunkoolo   
13 Jun 2008
History / What do Poles think about Turks? [761]

now instead of insulting turks and wishing them to leave, germans must try to integrate them to society. if it's hard, it's your problem. but making them to work in heavy jobs was easy wasn't it?

Wow. You make it sound like these people didn't leave their own country to travel to another country to improve their lives more than they were able to do at home wasn't actually their choice. It's almost as if you are suggesting that Germans went to Turkey to kidnap the locals and make them work for them back in germany.

Isn't it sad that so many Turks see the option of staying in Germany as apparent second class citizens as a better option than returning to their own country.
VaFunkoolo   
11 Jun 2008
Real Estate / Is there a Real Estate bubble in Krakow? [60]

I see craziness. What has happened in the real estate market over the past however long is a prime expample and I wont accept for a moment that it's been driven by foreign investors because quite frankly, in the market I have been buying in it hasn't.

What I am seeing happening in the rental market atm is doing damage to the wider community. I am seeing prime real estate sitting empty becaue the rent being demanded is higher than anyone running a legitimate and legal business could possibly afford to pay. Who does this benefit? Nobody. It's stupidity, selfishness and greed
VaFunkoolo   
11 Jun 2008
Real Estate / Is there a Real Estate bubble in Krakow? [60]

Come on Seanus. I can;t believe you dont see it. It;s got nothing g to do with snobery, it's out and out greed and they are busy fuking themselves - its riduculus
VaFunkoolo   
11 Jun 2008
Real Estate / Is there a Real Estate bubble in Krakow? [60]

There are a lot of very greedy people in Poland who don't have the experience to realise that they are fuking themselves.
VaFunkoolo   
11 Jun 2008
Off-Topic / PF - The Omnibus Edition [1502]

Obviously I'm not bothered one way or t'other but I do think being lovely, charming, intelligent, clever, witty AND handsome is just a little bit selfish. At least you're not rich as well. That really would be taking the biscuit. You're not rich, are you?
VaFunkoolo   
11 Jun 2008
Off-Topic / PF - The Omnibus Edition [1502]

Has anyone ever told you what a lovely, charming, handsome, intelligent, clever and witty man you are

You're not handsome as well are you?

B'stard
VaFunkoolo   
9 Jun 2008
Travel / Driving to Poland from England - any tips? [264]

I have found, from personal experience, that when driving to Poland it is invariably better to fly. Let someone else deal with the problem of getting their in one piece.
VaFunkoolo   
7 Jun 2008
Work / Are you teaching English in Poland? [120]

Are you teaching English in Poland? Where are you teaching? Did you come to Poland to teach English or are you teaching English because you are in Poland and it's the easiest job to get? Where will I work? Are there many language schools in Poland?

Do you have a teaching qualification? What resources are you using? Do you get training where you work? How easy was it to find work? What are the best schools to work for? When should I look for work? Who do I apply to?

How much will I earn? How many hours will I work? Do they pay you enough to live a decent life? Is it enough to support a family? Can you pay a mortgage in the wages of an English teacher? Do you see this as a future for you?

And many other questions about teaching English in Poland. Share your experiences if you will.
VaFunkoolo   
3 Jun 2008
Work / Advice on Teaching English in Poland [709]

Probably easiest to find a job once you're 'on-the-ground'. Present yourself well, up-date your CV (resume) and do the rounds of schools in the area. You are more likely to find work at certain time of the year than others - start of the academic year is best.
VaFunkoolo   
3 Jun 2008
Work / Advice on Teaching English in Poland [709]

Go for it. You might not walk into a job as quickly as someone who has a degree, or have as many options open to you. Then again, it might make no difference at all. There are plenty of schools desperate for a native speaker on their teaching staff
VaFunkoolo   
3 Jun 2008
Language / The Polish language - it's bloody hard! [210]

"Face it!" I speak your language better than you speak mine! Give it a rest!"

LOL - I know what you mean :)

But of course the answer is 'great, lets speak my language!'
VaFunkoolo   
3 Jun 2008
Language / The Polish language - it's bloody hard! [210]

..and what then is 'communication' other than the fluent, at the same time, accurate, transfer of ideas?

Communication doesn't demand fluency or accuracy. It just needs to be sufficient for meaning to be understood. The degree to which you need to be competent in a language depends on the complexity of the message you are trying to communicate.

If person A from Albania can't effectively understand person B from Lithuania, is this real 'communication', or more accurately, 'approximation'?

Approximation may well be sufficient to communicate your message :)

in this case English language, become eroded?!

Eroded or evolving?

If someone doesn't actually ask to be corrected, why hound them?

How peole react to uninvited correction depends on individual and cultural factors. I would be extremely sensative when offering uninvited corrections
VaFunkoolo   
3 Jun 2008
Language / The Polish language - it's bloody hard! [210]

Some good points here.

Lets not forget that English is the global language and in many instances when it is spoken it will be non-native speakers speaking English with non-native speakers. Both of which will speak English in their own way and neither of which will speak 'perfect English'.

It's not about speaking English perfectly. It's about communication, as has quite rightly been pointed out.
VaFunkoolo   
1 Jun 2008
UK, Ireland / A collection of noimmigration's threads or "STAY AWAY from BRITAIN" [978]

Actually it's the same as everyone else pays

In a manner of speaking, yes.

But as the amount of tax you pay is relative to the amount you earn, a Pole working a 40 hr week on minimum wages will pay less tax in a year than a Pole working for 15 pounds an hour. I imagine the majority of Poles working in the UK are earning closer to minimum wage than 15 pounds thus, in comparison, the amount of tax they pay is a pittance. As I say, its relative.
VaFunkoolo   
1 Jun 2008
Love / Is Indian/Polish relationship possible? [370]

I wonder if the people speaking out against India here have actually been to the country. If they have then perhaps they might not be so critical of the place in comparison to theirs for fear of looking rather silly.
VaFunkoolo   
31 May 2008
Love / Is Indian/Polish relationship possible? [370]

I mean only by masturbating,the 1.2 billion people of India could produce sperm of worth that would give them a GDP higher than in many other countries.

Are you sugesting that Indians are a bunch of wankers?

It is also worth remembering hat India was occupied by the British whereas Poland was occupied by the Russians. If you get my drift.