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What's your connection with Poland? Penpals.


ashtico - | 1
13 Jan 2009  #91
im actaully from California. But my fiance is here in Poland/radzymin. so my connection with Poland is that. Living here for a bit (until she can come back to with me) and trying to find a routine to be even more connected with this nice country!
Eagle20 16 | 119
13 Jan 2009  #92
This year I am going to Hel for a few days, so I can say to my friends I have been to Hel and back!

Went to 'Hel and back' for the 2nd time in 2008.
mephias 11 | 304
13 Jan 2009  #93
On a sunny september day my cell phone rung I got a job offer from Poland after some more time and interviews I accepted the offer in the middle of november. I am still waiting for my residence permit, I hopefully will receive it on February.

I haven't been Poland and I don't have any friends but I am very tired and bored about my current work and hope a fresh start in Warsaw.

This is my connection with Poland and polishforums is being very helpfull for me to learn more about the country.
Agent21 - | 3
15 Jan 2009  #94
born in Poland, in America from February 1980.
Randal 1 | 577
17 Feb 2009  #95
I was born and still reside in America. Several years ago I met a lovely Polish girl who was visiting, working here for the summer. She was a natural beauty and best of all she was staring at me! I immediately fell for her sweet manner and loved that she was so genuine and had not been Westernized. I was taken like never before. We enjoyed wonderful visits together for the couple of weeks I knew her.

We discussed differences and similarities between Poland and America. Knowing nothing of Poland really, I conducted some quick online research to learn about Poland so I could impress her with my new knowledge. She was flattered that I showed such interest in her homeland and culture. Score!

At the end of the summer she left and returned to Poland. We had exchanged email addresses and she insisted we keep in touch. But due to an unforeseen email problem between here and Poland, we were unable to keep in contact and we hadn’t thought to exchange other contact information. I have tried everything I could to find and contact her. With the time that has passed she has likely moved on.

I don’t even have so much as a photograph of her.
Some nights I still cruise the internet, looking at things Polish and thinking of my lost Polish girl.
One of those nights I stumbled upon this board and my first post was in a thread about the very same cursed email problem that had kept her from me. After reading around some more, the people here seemed like a friendly bunch so I’ve stuck around, hoping to gain more insight into Polish people and their wonderfully unique cultural heritage, and maybe offer them a different take on America while I’m here.

Before her I’d never given Poland a second thought. Now it holds a soft spot inside of me. Because of her I find myself interested in learning about all things Polish, their history, culture, politics and geography. So, if I ever meet up with her again I will really be able to impress her now! I have never visited Poland but I hope to someday. I’m just waiting for the email to show up in my inbox inviting me.
lexi 1 | 176
17 Feb 2009  #96
I would not wait too long for the email to arrive, perhaps you should move on and find another beauty in the midst, by the time you have finished you can be "spouting several countries cultures" depending upon which nationality you choose, and build up a very impressional record!
Randal 1 | 577
17 Feb 2009  #97
I know your words here are wise, Lexi. But it all has not been a total lost. The entire ordeal has served me with some valuable, if hard learned, life lessons that could be good for all to pay heed:

Exchange ALL contact information. Do not rely on one technology.
I have since purchased a small camera to keep in my car at all times to record the memories of life’s little unexpected pleasures when they arise.

Be certain to cherish what you have while you have it, for you never know when it could be fleeting even if it seems lasting.

Polish girls are yummy.
Find a reason to explore other cultures.
Hunt down and skin the guy who designed the Polish email server system.
Things of this nature.
lexi 1 | 176
17 Feb 2009  #98
Hunt down and skin the guy who designed the Polish email server system.

Might this be classed as one of lifes little unexpected pleasures, for which the small camera you purchased, and keep in your car may be used!
Randal 1 | 577
17 Feb 2009  #99
Oops. That one would belong more on my "To Do" list. Lol...
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,512
17 Feb 2009  #100
and no Mcdonalds,

er... i hate to break it to you...
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
17 Feb 2009  #101
would not wait too long for the email to arrive, perhaps you should move on and find another beauty in the midst, by the time you have finished you can be "spouting several countries cultures" depending upon which nationality you choose, and build up a very impressional record!

I know your words here are wise,

Is randle missing something?

er... i hate to break it to you...

Surly not Mr B! ;-)
Randal 1 | 577
17 Feb 2009  #102
Is randle [sic] missing something?

Lexi's words to me here were both kind and wise.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
17 Feb 2009  #103
Lexi was taking the piss!
lexi 1 | 176
17 Feb 2009  #104
I most certainly was not, please do not assume that you know me either.
Olasz - | 69
17 Feb 2009  #105
I'm Polish, in UK since 2005.
Just started to teach Polish few weeks ago and came here to have a look at foreigners point of view on Poland, language, Poles.
Hope you won't mind me staying here for a bit :)
Randal 1 | 577
17 Feb 2009  #106
Lexi was taking the piss!

I'm not sure what this means but it doesn't sound good to me! Lol...
Ja Przybylem - | 42
17 Feb 2009  #107
Born in Chicago, IL to 100% Polish immigrants. Know every single tradition, culture, and am fluent in reading, writing & speaking. I will never let go of my heritage, but I have fully assimilated into american culture as well in order to succeed here. It's a good balance, but night and day between my personal life and career.

My dad came alone when he was 27, but his brother (my uncle) was right on his tail. My mom came with her entire family when she was 14 (much earlier than my dad of course as they are 6 years apart).

My parents met in the States, and were introduced by my moms uncle. Married a few months later.

My dads sister (my aunt) came to Chicago, worked for 2 years, hated it, then went back to Poland. My mom's parents returned to Poland a couple of years later as well.

I've been to Poland a good 4-5 times for extended periods. Outside of my dad's brother (unlce), my dad's entire family still lives in Poland. They had opportunities to leave, but didn't want to. We speak with family in Poland regulalry, and we have family & friends from Poland visit quite often around the Holidays (every other year or so).

My mom's entire family is in the States, but I have no clue where half of them are as they got into the wrong crowd and the rest is history...
Arlene
12 Mar 2009  #108
My Relatives who are Polish and I do loved when they come to America and do cooking for us at my cousin's house in Illinois. Boy Oh Boy!
krysia 23 | 3,059
12 Mar 2009  #109
My horse is a Polish Arabian. Her grandfather was imported from Poland. Eufrat.
Arlene
12 Mar 2009  #110
To Ja Przybylem
:

Well, hello there. I was born in Chicago too. How interesting? We haven't met in Chicago but in Polish Forum.
Nice chatting with you and we may have disagreements but it is okay. It is fun anyway.
Arlene
LAGirl 9 | 496
14 Mar 2009  #111
My friends I have Polish friends here in the states and in Poland. and Polish in my mothers side of the family. and my ex husband who is half Polish.
hairball 20 | 313
14 Mar 2009  #112
and my ex husband who is half Polish.

What does that mean? He's either Polish or he's not.

I'm English. My wife is Polish. My son isn't half English, he's Polish as he was born here!
ragtime27 1 | 146
15 Mar 2009  #113
I'm English. My wife is Polish. My son isn't half English, he's Polish as he was born here

What would you call a chinese woman having a baby with a chinese man with the baby born in England.

is the baby english?

Just curious to know your opinion hairball,nothing malicious!!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
15 Mar 2009  #114
Sweet story Randal.

I am connected to Poland through an umbilical cord which fills me full of helium as I float 2 kilometres from the surface of the earth.

During festivals they pull me down, paint me and parade me along the streets.
I don't mind so much but it is a bit chilly round my willy.
Randal 1 | 577
15 Mar 2009  #115
Hitting the bottle early today, Sean? Lol...
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
15 Mar 2009  #116
There is a fine line between last night and this morning:)
Randal 1 | 577
15 Mar 2009  #117
For many that line is marked by a period of sleep.

:)
LAGirl 9 | 496
17 Mar 2009  #118
The answer to your question Hairball is my friends were born in Poland and live here in the states plus I have friends in Warsaw.
hairball 20 | 313
20 Mar 2009  #119
nothing malicious!!

English descended from Chineese.

my friends were born in Poland

So they're Polish. Not half Polish.


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