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Posts by ShAlEyNsTfOh  

Joined: 5 Feb 2011 / Male ♂
Last Post: 13 Feb 2012
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From: gdańsk then, toronto now, nyc tomorrow?
Speaks Polish?: no pewnie, but I'm not entirely fluent - it was my first language, too. How disgraceful. :((
Interests: the surreal is bliss <3

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ShAlEyNsTfOh   
1 Dec 2011
Genealogy / What are common Polish character traits? [396]

This is much different from the U.S.A. where Catholicism is still quite big, but there is large proportion of protestants as well.

with the recent influx of hispanics, who are mostly roman catholics and VERY religious, it is only going to grow larger in the years to come. :)
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
30 Nov 2011
History / What proportion of the Polish population collaborated with the Nazis? [125]

Looks like you're quite proud of your family history. Just curious, how many innocent people do you think they murdered?

I don't think anyone in my family would know considering that they never came back from the war. Oddly enough, I do believe they were jews as well. lol

my grandma kept some small old photographs of them in their SS uniforms, which she gave to my dad before she passed. :(
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
30 Nov 2011
Language / Ukrainian language similar to Polish? [236]

I've noticed those ukrainians living near the polish border speak a more polish-influenced dialect than those living in Kyiv, for example.
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
30 Nov 2011
Life / Can many young Poles speak German? [72]

many of my cousins speak german.

I personally feel the learning Russian would be SOO much more benefitionary for Poles, considering it's a slavic language spoken by about 250 mil. people worldwide.
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
30 Nov 2011
Life / How many ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN POLISH in Poland? [40]

go visit the towns and villages in eastern Poland, bordering Ukraine and Belarus, like my mother's town, and you'll see real orthodox cultures, churches, etc. They are very beautiful!

Even in large cities like Białystok, there is a big belarussian orthodox community.
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
30 Nov 2011
Life / How many people in Poland are atheist/agnostic? [11]

probably many, just like pagans and witches, but I assume most of them still attend church and pray in public in order to fit in and not seem like outcasts.

One thing I've noticed is that the Poles living abroad (especially in the US) are so much more religious than those in Poland.
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
30 Nov 2011
USA, Canada / Polish-American Musicians [45]

there are soo many of them... very famous ones.. that is, if u consider those jews of polish descent as well.

but I would choose Billy Talent :D
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
30 Nov 2011
Language / Druszlak or cedzak? [6]

my mom uses kartofelki b/c that's how russians say it as well.

my dad, on the other hand, only uses ziemniak
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
22 Nov 2011
Life / Polish and Czechs [190]

What nationality likes us?

lol exactly...
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
22 Nov 2011
UK, Ireland / Eastern European girls forced against their will in Britain for prostitution? [67]

there are some job agencies (illegal mainly) which promise jobs to young girls specially. However when they are aboard they are kidnapped and forced into prostitution.

that happens a lot here in Toronto. There are exotic massage studios downtown where 12-13 year old girls work in the nude - many have been busted by the police, but a great deal of them still work secretly. There are a lot more young east asian girls involved than european, though.

A local free weekly newspaper entitled "NOW" used to have atleast 10 pages worth of sex ads at the end of it, featuring japanese and korean girls that look like they are bearly teens, although the ad's claim 18+, and provide availability times along with contact #'s. The newspaper recently underwent a 'makeover' - they got rid of all the ads and changed the name from NOW to something else now... I don't even bother picking it up anymore..
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
13 Nov 2011
Life / If I'm agnostic, deist, atheist - can I say that to Polish people in Poland? [46]

Sonny, ancient Slavs wouldn't call their children names of their deities out of respect for said deities. Go and play you ignorant goon !

what about catholics who use names like Jésus and Zeus, or even Maria for that matter...?

anyway..

first son's name will, of course, be Swietowit (after Świętowit), first daughter Ziwia (after Żiwia), 2nd son will be Piorun, 2nd daughter Marzanna...

I have a looooong detailed list of the names, in the order I will be using them lol... I plan on having many, many kids. >:D .. I will even throw in the name Jaga (after my favourite, Baba Jaga) ^__^... of course, they will all have English or Polish middle names, which they can use during their school times, and amongst friends and such.
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
12 Nov 2011
Life / Multiracial Poles [154]

As long as ethnic Slavs stick with one another - we're safe. That's all that really matters. :)

S£AWA!
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
12 Nov 2011
Life / If I'm agnostic, deist, atheist - can I say that to Polish people in Poland? [46]

I wonder how they act, because I heard about they dont like not believers.

I'm pagan/wiccan, and all of my close polish friends, most who have very religious catholic families, are totally fine with me. :)

My future children will also be raised as pagans, and will be named after ancient Slavic deities.
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
12 Nov 2011
Food / Best slimming products in Poland? [27]

there are obese people in poland?! O__O

looks like mcdonald's is getting to them over there. :(
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
12 Nov 2011
Life / Multiracial Poles [154]

yes they have. I'm quarter russian, and jewish from my dad's side.. although it was only his grandparents' religion before the war - he claims to have full polish ancestry, and my uncle told me that his great great grandmother must have converted upon marrying a jewish man. :)
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
12 Nov 2011
Life / Multiracial Poles [154]

What do Poles generally think of multiracial people?

it's wrong. VERY VERY WRONG.

I can't even bear to think about having a child who looks nothing like me... take Monique Minton for example - she looks pure filipina. I'm pretty sure she doesn't give two shits about her polish culture, just like a local filipino-pole I've known in college.

Even here in Toronto, I hardly ever see Poles, but also russians/ukrainians/croatians/serbians, in interracial relationships.

Unlike the western europeans, the Slavs have more culture, and aim at preserving our beautiful race, languages, and cultures... that is, MOST of us, at least.
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
10 Nov 2011
Work / Any international companies in Poznan? (Non-polish speaker is looking for a job) [17]

What are you talking about? "sacred city"?

source: family back home.

And less of the "fatherland", please - especially as you're half Russian.

was born in people's republic of poland.. have polish citizenship.. only my maternal babushka was russkaya :)

unlike many Polonia posters who merely talk the talk and don't actually do a damned thing for this country.

oh yeah, and I'm damn sure YOU do.. LMAO.
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
10 Nov 2011
Language / Kurwa? at end of every sentence [51]

I once heard in the Rynek in Krakow, 'dzien dobry kurwa, obwazanek z serem kurwa po proze.' and i don't think he was being offensive

LMAO, ja pierdolę xD
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
10 Nov 2011
Language / "Szurszewski" - How to pronounce my last name correctly? [7]

Szurszewski"

easy...

it's exactly like saying the words: SURE (more accurately, SHOOR), CHEF, SKI (as in skiing)... put them together and say it fast.... the only difference from english pronounciation would be the rolled 'r'... but it's ok for english speakers to ignore it. :)
ShAlEyNsTfOh   
10 Nov 2011
Language / How do I pronounce "Kocham Ciebie"? [19]

When I was young my Grandmother taught me how to say "I love you, give me a kiss" In Polish (I wish she had taught me more), though I know how to say it and know what it means... I have NO clue how to spell it in Polish...

say something funny like:

'Kocham cię takkkkk! Buziaczki!!' (or as my mother would say: pocaluj minia) lol

phonetically, erm.... 'Ko-Hahm Cheh Taaaak' lol .. 'Boo-zhach-kee'