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Joined: 2 Dec 2006 / Female ♀
Last Post: 6 Jun 2021
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Eurola   
29 May 2007
Food / Types of CHEESE in Poland [150]

Chicago Delis have cheese called "brick cheese". It's the best for sernik. Cottage cheese is not good for it. You can use "farmers cheese", unsalted. It works too.

Oscypek is made of sheep milk. Górale (Mountaineers) are masters in making it.
It's quite salty, but the flavor is great.

you can see more at:

oscypki.com.pl/oscypek.php?lng=en&OSCYPKI=cafa3d4cd7d8323b264a7a5f7068 a97e
Eurola   
19 May 2007
Love / Why are Polish women so sexy ? [390]

Thank you, that's very nice.

(Sledz lives close to polish neighborhood. He really knows :)
Eurola   
19 May 2007
UK, Ireland / Cheap calls to Poland from the UK [134]

I just spent 45 min on Skype talking to my cousin in Warsaw. Free. Can't beat it. We could also view each other using web com. I talk to most of my family this way.

WDT has also good rates (2.9 or 3.9) to talk with the family members who do not have a computer or are not willing to use one.

I used to buy cards, but it was too many numbers to dial and also the minutes seemed to mysteriously disappear.
Eurola   
22 Apr 2007
USA, Canada / CULTURE SHOCK! (of my Polish finance who visited the US) [210]

Krysia, thanks for sharing the new experiences and welcome back. Right on the button. I miss the "Have a nice days" when in Poland. Yes, our big main stream grocery stores still offer paper or plastic. They even ask If I need help with carrying them outside. I would not mind if I had to take my own bags to the store.

I frequently buy at Trader Joe's however and they appreciate bringing your own bags. You even fill out a little ticket for weekly draws of $25.oo (never won yet).

As for air-conditioning in cars or homes in Poland, they exist, but they are too expensive for most.

As Miranda mentioned, small town folks in America are experiencing a huge culture shock as well when going to a big city. Some suburban people NEVER drove a car in downtown Chicago ( too scared). When I came over here, I was renting an attic apartment at a house owned by nice American couple in their 60's. They never drove in downtown Chicago. If they flew anywhere for a couple of days, they called a taxi because "they would get lost at O'Hare" airport. Later, I drove them to O'Hare or pick them up.

I also lived in NY (late 80's)and drove in Manhattan every day (loved it). Downtown Chicago has a "small town" feel when you comeback from NY...
Eurola   
22 Apr 2007
Travel / Photos from Poland [258]

Horse rides somewhere in SW Poland. My beautiful niece's face is blocked.



Eurola   
22 Apr 2007
Travel / Photos from Poland [258]

My friend in Warsaw likes to bike allover.



Eurola   
19 Apr 2007
Life / 80s Polish TV Shows [26]

More words from Mis Uszatek for all who remember:

Na dobranoc - dobry wieczór
miś pluszowy śpiewa Wam.
Mówią o mnie Miś Uszatek, bo klapnięte uszko mam.

Jestem sobie mały miś, gruby miś,
znam się z dziećmi nie od dziś.
Jestem sobie mały miś, śmieszny miś,
znam się z dziećmi nie od dziś!

Pora na dobranoc,
bo już księżyc świeci.
Dzieci lubią misie,
misie lubią dzieci.
Eurola   
18 Mar 2007
Language / Polish Swear Words [1242]

sounded like cup o cheno eria - wanker?

I'm trying hard to get this one...in what situation would he say that?

cukoo mille - head case?

This one reminds me a little "kuku na muniu", which would mean a "head case".

Muniu comes from mózg - brain.
Eurola   
18 Mar 2007
Genealogy / TROJANOWSKI - coat of arms [15]

You can order CD(s) in English at the website below. One CD has all available coat of arms, the 2nd one mostly prominent polish families.

There is one for Trojanowski. Too bad, I did not find a link to preview it. There is a form to order the CDs.

przodkowie.com/?gclid=CJ70go_9_ooCFQlQWAodg2miJw

Email with questions in English to:

office@przodkowie.com.

Hope it helps! I have one hanging on the wall just for fun. Got it a few years back. :)
Eurola   
15 Mar 2007
Genealogy / Do Polish people have big noses? [451]

Micha, I'm from a "big nose" family too, but I would never consider plastic surgery.
I LIKE my big snout. :) It gives a character to the face. Some of my nephews and nieces "inherited" it as well.
Anyway, I always thought that big noses and big ears were a part of being jewish (I'm not), so it's not really true. Most polish people have lovely, shapely noses.
Eurola   
6 Mar 2007
Love / DO POLISH MEN DATE OLDER WOMEN? [169]

Latina, I think the older women would not be wholly approved by the family and friends. Not really, but mostly the opinion of Mum and Dad would make it or brake it (most likely). My sister in law is only 3 years older than my brother and he experienced some "grief". He married her anyway... I can't imagine if it worked if she was 10 years older! So, it does happen, but it's not readily accepted as it is here in the US.
Eurola   
6 Mar 2007
Love / DO POLISH MEN DATE OLDER WOMEN? [169]

Polish men are into younger women, no question about it. In my experience, I was always picked up by older men (much older) and I had no interest in them at all. It's almost like a status symbol for some to be with a young chick. Personally, I don't know anybody with an older wife or a girlfriend. My ex was 5 yrs older, so that was somewhat ok.

I dated a man 4 years younger than me, but he was not polish and he was very mature.
I don't think the difference should be more than 5 years in any direction. Any more makes it almost a different generation... :)
Eurola   
25 Feb 2007
Love / Polish Girls vs Russian Girls [813]

fond memories

Thanks LS.
It's the fond memories of our childhood that keep us going throughout life.
Eurola   
24 Feb 2007
Genealogy / Do Polish people have big noses? [451]

A big nose gives a character to the face. A lot of historical, prominent leaders had big noses.
Eurola   
24 Feb 2007
Life / Is the word "Polack"rascist? [185]

daffy, it's a popular one in the US (Dictionary.com)

wop /wɒp/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[wop] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. an Italian or a person of Italian descent.
Eurola   
17 Feb 2007
Love / Polish Girls vs Russian Girls [813]

OK, but I have never seen a truly beautiful Polish woman, or a handsome polish man, I notice they show old age very soon, unlike Italians, Spaniards , Greeks, or other Southern Europeans.

So, maybe you should move out of the unattractive polish neighborhood and found another one? It would give you a better perspective on other nationalities. I bet you'd say the same about them after another 28 years. :)
Eurola   
10 Feb 2007
Life / Is the word "Polack"rascist? [185]

call her a pasta-scoffer...

hey, I like past too! Not as much as my italian friend, but toss it with shrimp and garlic, sprinkle with Romano cheese and I have a fiesta. BTW, I hope the garlic may offset the addling of my brain :)
Eurola   
8 Feb 2007
Life / Is the word "Polack"rascist? [185]

My Italian friend calls me jokingly at times "Polack' and I tell her she is such a 'wop'. I call my German friend a 'bucket head" as she calls me 'Polack" sometimes and we both have a good laugh. I never been referred to as "Polack" by my American friends, they seem to be more careful in name calling...

However, ethnic people themselves have no problem laughing at each other old stereotypes.
Eurola   
4 Feb 2007
News / Polish Immigrants Leave America for Europe [210]

Those polish people are leaving because they do not have the motivation to become a proffesional.

Agree.
The ones who are, or are working at it to become professional, they would never leave.