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Posts by Kasia84  

Joined: 14 Oct 2007 / Female ♀
Last Post: 23 Nov 2012
Threads: Total: 8 / Live: 6 / Archived: 2
Posts: Total: 40 / Live: 16 / Archived: 24
From: The Land of Maple Syrup :))
Speaks Polish?: Yes
Interests: A bit of everything

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Kasia84   
23 Nov 2012
Life / Please help me, with deciding a good Polish name for my baby boy :) [48]

Well, well... I've got some interesting suggestions on here lol Thank you all! ;)

I think I might stick to Jakub or Lukas. I did think of Adam but I think there are way too many Adams that I know here. I'd like a name that can flow well both in Polish and English.
Kasia84   
22 Nov 2012
Life / Please help me, with deciding a good Polish name for my baby boy :) [48]

Ned?? Come on, for real :-P

...and why would they make fun of "Jakub"? They would just say "Jacob" just a different spell. I've known plenty of Jakubs here & not once I've heard that they were bullied. Same for Lukas but I'll omit "z" in here.

I'm pretty sure Oliver is not Polish ;)

Believe me, in Canada...there are names from all over the world. So it isn't too bad here :-)

Btw, I've always had my name: Kasia here. I never changed to Kate or Kathy. It never bothered me & no, I was never bullied either.
Kasia84   
22 Nov 2012
Life / Please help me, with deciding a good Polish name for my baby boy :) [48]

Hello everyone! :o)

Ok, I didn't know where to post this under. So I am assuming that I am in the right place here ;-)

I am a Polish Canadian (living in the Toronto area, Canada). My family & I moved here, when I was a kid from Gdansk, Poland.

Currently, I have a daughter, her name is Izabella, so it is "Iza" :-)

Now I am pregnant with my second one, a boy this time and I am having a hard time deciding the name!

I wanted the middle name to be after my dad: "Dariusz"

- Jakub Dariusz

- Oliver Dariusz

- Lukas Dariusz

- ???

Maybe any other good Polish names??
Kasia84   
9 Jan 2010
USA, Canada / Moving back from Canada to Poland, yes or no? [39]

I was born in Gdansk Poland =) moved to Canada as a kid with my family.

I miss Gdansk very much! =( I am thinking of moving back there again in a few years.

Although my husband is not Polish, and our little daughter, Izabella is learning Polish now (she is only 8 month old). My husband doesn't mind moving to Poland. He is very flexible =)

He can understand some Polish but he is fluently in English and French. I am a teacher and he's a medical technologist/clinical researcher.

My question is...how hard would it be for us to move there and live there? is it possible at all? I am worried that it might be hard =/ soo on the other hand, I am thinking of Ireland or UK. I just want to live in Europe! =) always a dream of mine. Own a cottage house one day ;)

anywys any advice(s)?? Thanks!!!
Kasia84   
8 May 2008
Genealogy / The typical Polish look, or all Eastern Europeans [654]

From my experience and my family...that I know my mom, my grandmothers, female cousins, friends most of them got puffy cheeks, their cheek bone, round or heart shape face, usually dimples (I know I have 'em), dark to light hair, almond eye shape, peachy to milky skin colour, roundish-squishy? type of nose...(most people think I look Polish because of my face shape, puffy cheeks, dimples, my almond eye shape, cheek bone...etc)

I can spot a Polish person easily on a street (I guess I just have a strong gut feeling, she must be Polish or he must be Polish, there just something about their face)

Men? my brother had white blonde hair when he was little now dark blonde hair. Men in my family are average height to tall (I have about 80% of my male cousins that are over 6' foot tall), they don't age, my dad is about 50; he look most at 40...men look younger (well in my family I guess).
Kasia84   
6 May 2008
Travel / When is the best time (month) to see Poland? [31]

I usually travelled to Poland in August. (I know some of you will tell me to check out the other forums...but I'm not going to look through 20 of 'em to find my topic :P sorry hehe :)) I couldn't find it...anywayss...:)

Do most of you (the ones living outside Poland) visit Poland usually in July? or June?

I'm curious to know :) because I want to be there just in time for all the activities that are happening (festivals, fun activities...etc)
Kasia84   
6 May 2008
Life / Any good Polish films to watch? [81]

They are all in Polish. Depends on the DVD you get, but there should be English subtitles. I'm sorry I don't know the Polish names for the movies, those are the translated English names.

No problem :)

"Ashes and Diamonds" = Popiół i diament
"Man of Iron" = Człowiek z żelaza
"Kanal" = Kanał
"The Decologue" = Dekalog

Thanks Krzysztof! :)
Kasia84   
6 May 2008
Genealogy / Vintage Photos of Polish ancestors [144]

My Uncle Franciszek who died fighting on the front in the phillipines..
he was stationed in Hawaii when pearl harbor was bombed..

Just wanted to share vintage Photo ...

This photo was taken in Michigan when he was on leave.

That is so cool :)) I've just started doing my family albums; organizing...so much work to do! my babcia just recently died :( she left lots of old photos...I couldn't believe how much history ...a picture can have :)) maybe I'll try to post them here...

I love looking at old photos..they have so much meaning :))
Kasia84   
6 May 2008
Life / Any good Polish films to watch? [81]

i suggest you search the forums forst as there are several topics bout filsm etc already here.

sorry :) I guess I don't go to often here to check (just recently I have started checking this site out) ...but I'll check it out; dzenki!
Kasia84   
6 May 2008
Life / Any good Polish films to watch? [81]

I think I've seen him somewhere :) I recognize lots of Polish actors...I grew up watching many Polish films (my parents enjoyed watching them)...they also enjoyed watching Polish comedies (they're pretty hilarious :P) "sami swoi" never got me bored :)
Kasia84   
6 May 2008
Life / Any good Polish films to watch? [81]

Thanks! :D I'll check it out! (whoa unusual film "seksmisja" I just read a bit now...interesting)
Kasia84   
6 May 2008
Life / Any good Polish films to watch? [81]

Hej,

I want to watch some good Polish films...any good ones, you could recommend me? even the recent ones? :))

I remember growing up; I enjoyed watching with my family "podroz za jeden usmiech", "sami swoi"...etc.

back to the topic...good Polish films to see??
Kasia84   
2 May 2008
Language / NAMES POLES GIVE THEIR DOGS [76]

My dog (an English Cocker Spaniel) who just turned 14 (on Monday); her name is Lotinka :) (Lotina, Tina, Tinka, or my dad like to call her "pana Finka" (lady Finka) or "babcia Finka" =P)
Kasia84   
2 May 2008
Life / Who here watch "M Jak Milosc" or "Klan"? :D [7]

ME! :)) I love watching them. I watch the shows with my mom & babcia all the time! (please don't make fun of me; I know *ahem* the boys don't like these shows =P) but every time I watch them; I feel like I'm in Poland :)) I learn new words too.

any other good Polish shows? I know my family enjoy watching the funny show (forgot the name) drunken father with his son? always drinking some (yellow can) beers? lol
Kasia84   
2 May 2008
Genealogy / Are all Poles blue eyed and blonde? [428]

I don't have blonde hair :) I do have olive green eyes (although they can change). When I was born I had dark curly hair with blue eyes. As I got older; my hair went lighter and straight. My eyes became more green. Now I have wavy, medium brown hair with olive green. I take it after my father (who got dark wavy/curly hair, green eyes, tan all summer like some Italian or Greek guy)...my mom does have blonde, blue eyes :) sometime people mistaken her for Russian. I got family members with dark brown, brown eyes (almost half of my family) and the rest light hair colour, coloured eyes).
Kasia84   
2 May 2008
Genealogy / Do Polish people have big noses? [447]

Hmmm...growing up I used to hate my nose too =P but I came to accept it :))

I don't have many member of my family with 'big noses'; just a few.

I do have the Polish 'cheeks'! they're poofy! I don't have a high forehead though...

I don't think I look like a Polish gal =/ I remember growing up wondering why I didn't look so Polish? is it because I didn't have light hair colour? high forehead? I don't know :))

I take it after my father who look like a Greek or Italian guy (with dark curly/wavy hair, & 'butt chin')...my mom all Polish, blonde, the nose..everything :)) (my brother takes after her).