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Introducing myself

06.06.05, 13:16
Hi, I'm Uncle Davey, and I set up this forum in the hope that it will bring
together foreign people and their families living here in Poland. It is not
limited to any particluar language or national community, nor to the working
members of the family.

I'm an accountant, living in Warsaw, with about 11 years general practice in
this country, doing mainly audits, tax advice, business valuations, and our
company also does books for start-up businesses.

In my spare time my wife and I like to go to the cinema, we also love nature
and enjoy plants and fishkeeping. We have three children, two of which are
still pre-school.

I also enjoy literature and foreign languages, and the internet.

I'm hoping that doing this group will enable a lot of people far from their
home in this country to find new contacts and even lasting friendships.
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    • bluteau Re: Introducing myself 28.07.05, 15:47
      I thought it might be a good idea if we all introduced ourselves. It's nice to
      have some background on the people we correspond with smile

      I'm a small business owner whose been living in Poznań for 11 years. My husband
      is Polish and we met in Montreal in College. We have two children - a boy,
      Dawid, aged 6,5 and a girl, Dominika, who will turn 5 in September. They're both
      in preschool.

      We like to travel around Poland and abroad, usually by car - a Polonez smile - and
      we're rather mountain/forest people. Our kids keep us busy, as you can imagine,
      so a lot of time is spent at home. Before having children my husband and I liked
      going to pubs mostly ;0

      I'm interested in photography, painting and literature, but my biggest hobby is
      cooking and baking.

      From October I'll be taking up English Philology studies at the Poznań
      University and I hope to persue a career as an academic (probably abroad).

      Now it's someone else's turn smile
      • asia9111 Re: Introducing myself 28.07.05, 19:01
        I guess it may be my turn. I have never fully introduced myself, as I was not
        so sure that Uncle Davey would let me stay here, although I was the 1st one to
        post on this forum (my small claim to fame smile )
        I am a Polish woman, living in the US, which means I am a foreigner, just not
        in Poland. I am from Gdansk, went to school in Poznan and then in the US. I
        have been working at a university, both in administration as well as teaching.
        I am planning to go back to PL to live, probably by the end of 2006 or early
        2007. I am single, have no kids, and live with two cats, Balon and Luna(tyk).
        • burgeon Re: Introducing myself 28.07.05, 21:13
          Alright, I will follow you all smile I am a Polish-Hungarian woman, born in
          Krakow, raised in NJ and NYC, now living in England. I have a cat, Benson, who
          travelled with me to England (mighty pissed off he was when we landed!). I
          sometimes wish I was still single.
        • usenetposts Re: Introducing myself 28.07.05, 22:07
          asia9111 napisała:

          > I guess it may be my turn. I have never fully introduced myself, as I was not
          > so sure that Uncle Davey would let me stay here, although I was the 1st one
          to
          > post on this forum (my small claim to fame smile )

          You are, always have been, and always will be, most welcome.

          > I am a Polish woman, living in the US, which means I am a foreigner, just not
          > in Poland. I am from Gdansk, went to school in Poznan and then in the US. I
          > have been working at a university, both in administration as well as teaching.
          > I am planning to go back to PL to live, probably by the end of 2006 or early
          > 2007. I am single, have no kids, and live with two cats, Balon and Luna(tyk).

          I got a lead for you in Gdansk by the way. Someone up there wants that pdf I
          was talking to you about. Let's get back in e-mail contact.
      • usenetposts Re: Introducing myself 28.07.05, 22:12
        bluteau napisała:

        > I thought it might be a good idea if we all introduced ourselves. It's nice to
        > have some background on the people we correspond with smile
        >
        > I'm a small business owner whose been living in Poznań for 11 years. My
        husband
        > is Polish and we met in Montreal in College. We have two children - a boy,
        > Dawid, aged 6,5 and a girl, Dominika, who will turn 5 in September. They're
        bot
        > h
        > in preschool.
        >
        > We like to travel around Poland and abroad, usually by car - a Polonez smile -
        and
        > we're rather mountain/forest people. Our kids keep us busy, as you can
        imagine,
        > so a lot of time is spent at home. Before having children my husband and I
        like
        > d
        > going to pubs mostly ;0

        Heh heh heh. Good one.

        Welcome to the group, Bluteau!

        >
        > I'm interested in photography, painting and literature, but my biggest hobby
        is
        > cooking and baking.

        Fantastic. Have you got any work on the net that we can look at? I'd love to
        see your art and read your literature.

        My own modest efforts are partly on my site which is linked in my sig.

        There's a photo gallery on there, but obviously it's very amateurish.

        >
        > From October I'll be taking up English Philology studies at the Poznań
        > University and I hope to persue a career as an academic (probably abroad).

        Have you read David Lodge's books, especially Changing Places and the other
        Rummidge novels?
        • bluteau Re: Introducing myself 30.07.05, 09:40
          usenetposts napisał:


          > Fantastic. Have you got any work on the net that we can look at? I'd love to
          > see your art and read your literature.

          Oi, I didn't mean to mislead anyone here - by writing that I'm interested in
          literature I meant that I'm an avid reader and collector of books. I haven't
          written anything myself (except for tons of essays in college). I do paint, and
          I nearly always have my camera with with me, but I've never thought of posting
          it anywhere on the net.

          >
          > Have you read David Lodge's books, especially Changing Places and the other
          > Rummidge novels?
          >
          Haven't read anything by Lodge. I can't say that I read much contemporary work.
    • kylie1 Re: Introducing myself 30.07.05, 10:34
      Hi Everybody,

      I never knew the site existed until Maggie told me I should check it out.
      The problem is I am far away from Poland that once used to be my home. I am
      probably a lot older that most of you guys here and I think it's only fair to
      ask if it's OK for me to join. I can't help too much in the way of some useful
      tips, price quotes, what to see, where to see it, etc.
      I live in Vancouver, husband, 3 brats...oops sorry...children. Most of them are
      grown up, one at home (kind of...a long story).
      Love reading, a good movie once in a while, swimming (fairly good for an old
      bag of bones..smile, some golfing ( I consider myself lucky if I can make it past
      the 7th hole).
      My biggest interest is in spirituality, paranormal, psychic phenoma, working
      with your chakras, the healing power of mind and human energy in general.

      Glad to be here!
      Kylie smile

        • kylie1 Re: Introducing myself 30.07.05, 21:01
          I left Poland some 35 years ago when I was still young and innocent ( and
          beautiful..). Have never come back since. I have no family in POland except
          some distant relatives. Still love the country and its people and I plan on
          going back in the near future. Can't wait....smile
              • asia9111 Re: Introducing myself 30.07.05, 23:28
                Hi:
                yes, I am enjoying the forum! I was the first post, and am almost 'proud' to
                see how it has developed! I think you are from Wroclaw, right? I am in the US
                now, have been for many years, and plan to go back to Poland either next year,
                or in the beginning of 2007. Right now I am going for Christmas, and to look
                around and see my options of getting employment there.
          • bluteau Re: Introducing myself 30.07.05, 21:51
            Have you lived in Canada for the last 35 years or have you moved around? What
            made you choose Canada? As a Canadian, it interests me to know what attracts
            people there. I'm aware that my country is stable and has a standard of living
            which is relatively comfortable, but I also know, very well, that it's not the
            Eldorado and that life can be difficult ( on top of being pretty dull smile ).
            • kylie1 Re: Introducing myself 30.07.05, 22:48
              Well, there was nothing to lose in those days. Poland was under a communist
              regime and anything anywhere else was better than living in POland.It was a
              decision my parents made for me while I was still quite young.
              Sure can life can be difficult anywhere, it's what you make of it, how much you
              invest into being independant and secure. In those days it was the idea of
              freedom that lured my parents into coming here. We lived down in the States for
              a while, in Edmonton and finally moved to the West coast.
              How about you. Sorry I haven't looked at all the threads. Whereabouts are you
              from, Bluteau? You speak Polish too?

              smile
              • bluteau Re: Introducing myself 31.07.05, 09:56
                I was born in Montreal and grew up there. I came to Poland 11 years ago with my
                Polish husband (who was then my boyfriend). Now I speak Polish well. I still
                make mistakes, but I don't have problems with fluency.
                • usenetposts Re: Introducing myself 10.12.05, 23:43
                  Basically I've just stickied this to the top of the thread to give people who
                  didn't introduce themselves here back at the time to do so now, if they want to.

                  There's no pressure to say anything about yourself if you don't feel like it.
    • albertodemarinis Re: Introducing myself 12.12.05, 01:05
      Hi everybody!
      My name is Alberto, i'm italian and i'm new in this forum.
      I mooved to Poland 9 mounths ago. I live in Warsaw..
      I work for a stupid italian forwarding agent, and i'm tryng
      to survive in this country..

      Pozdrawiam
      Alberto
      • russh Re: Introducing myself 12.12.05, 11:32
        Ciao Alberto,

        Where do you come from (in Italy). I lived there for many years, first near to
        Milan, then near to Venice, but travelled just about all of it.

        I miss it, and my many Italian friends.
        • albertodemarinis Re: Introducing myself 12.12.05, 12:34
          russh napisał:

          > Ciao Alberto,
          >
          > Where do you come from (in Italy). I lived there for many years, first near to
          > Milan, then near to Venice, but travelled just about all of it.
          >
          > I miss it, and my many Italian friends.

          Ciao Russh!

          I'm from Milan....you lived near mediolan? where exactly?

          Pozdrawiam
          Alberto
          • russh Re: Introducing myself 12.12.05, 13:09
            Gallarate (5 anni), e poi Cardano al Campo (2 anni). A Venezia abitavo vicino
            'Dolo', in una paesino chiamava Ballo. Stupenda.

            Ma ho tante bel ricordi di Milano, specialmente nel estate - le feste
            latino-Americano ecc. Poi 'Samba Brasil' nel Naviglia.

            Adesso, e tu che deve scusar'mi - non parlo male, ma per scrivere senza le
            correzione automatico di 'word' mette tutte gli errore al mondo.
              • russh Re: Introducing myself 12.12.05, 15:59
                GinCue Dave.

                My Italian's not bad, but it shouldn't be after 12 years there. Problem is, I
                never took a lesson, and learnt from everyday life - TV, papers, listening etc.

                I've never been interested in the theory of languages; to me they are simply a
                manner of communication.

                Oh why can I not learn Polish?
                • varsovian Re: Introducing myself 12.12.05, 16:49
                  What a load of well-mannered people!
                  I don't know where to start about myself ... errm I'm 38, English, married to a
                  beautiful and highly cerebral Polish lady, 2 bilingual kids (11 & 9). Good
                  passive Polish, but tend to ask more and listen more in Polish language
                  conversations than I do in English. I do speak pretty decent French though (a
                  bit rusty but wine usually helps).
                  Would like more English-language socialising, but I live out in the Komorow
                  area and come into Warsaw for work only. Out in the sticks I tend to gravitate
                  around the extended family (wife's obviously). I've occasionally turned up for
                  the Curry Club - recommend it.
                  Workwise - I re-write texts written in English by Poles.
                • russh Re: Introducing myself 12.12.05, 17:08
                  Mi chiamo Russ (nome) Hagger (cognome) - RussH e per il 'login, e grazie.

                  Se pensi il mio e buono, deve sentire la Moglia! Siamo incontrati a Milano (lei
                  e Polacco) quando lei abitavo a Corso Lodi.

                  Tu - da quale parte di Milano?
                  • albertodemarinis Re: Introducing myself 12.12.05, 18:39
                    russh napisał:

                    > Mi chiamo Russ (nome) Hagger (cognome) - RussH e per il 'login, e grazie.
                    >
                    > Se pensi il mio e buono, deve sentire la Moglia! Siamo incontrati a Milano
                    (lei
                    > e Polacco) quando lei abitavo a Corso Lodi.
                    >
                    > Tu - da quale parte di Milano?


                    A Milano abitavo in zona citta studi,, piazzale susa viale argonne..Non molto
                    distante da Corso Lodi..
                    • kylie1 Re: Introducing myself 13.12.05, 00:19
                      Welcome to the forum Alberto!

                      We have a shampoo called Alberto VO5 smile Besides your name reminds me of the
                      many Italian cooking shows we have here in Canada. Italian food is actually
                      very popular in North America!
                      I hope you will stick around and enjoy this forum!

                      Kylie smile
                      • albertodemarinis Re: Introducing myself 13.12.05, 00:42
                        kylie1 napisała:

                        > Welcome to the forum Alberto!
                        >
                        > We have a shampoo called Alberto VO5 smile Besides your name reminds me of the
                        > many Italian cooking shows we have here in Canada. Italian food is actually
                        > very popular in North America!
                        > I hope you will stick around and enjoy this forum!
                        >
                        > Kylie smile

                        Thank's Kylie
                        of course i will stick around...I like this forum.

                        Pozdrawiam
                        Alberto

    • portulaco Re: Introducing myself 14.12.05, 10:47
      Dzien Dobry panstwo!

      Good Morning to all, my name is Ricardo Taipa I'm emigrated to Poland since
      June 2004, nowaday's working in a Polish-German company in the commercial
      department, our company produces polishing and grinding buffs for industrial
      purposes mostly for the surface treatment in steel and metal.

      I'm also giving lessons of Portuguese in a language school in Lodz as part-time
      job.

      I'm married to a Polish citizen and after an attemp to live in Portugal -
      uncessefully - we decided to move to Lodz and until now everything is going
      just fine.

      I like many and different metters, I appreciate travelling and to experiment
      different types of food, to know people from every nations and I have an
      inexplicable passion for cars, especially from 70's, except maybe Morris
      Marina...


      I like all kind of music... but my cup of tea... Sting, Sade, U2, Coldplay,
      Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, David Bowie, The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, Joe
      Cocker and Portuguese like GNR, Radio Macau, Trovante. Actually much more but
      this ones I really like.

      All type of classical music and lately I'm really appreciating Jazz.

      I'm part of a Portuguese group dedicated to the UFO reaserch - APO, UFO
      reaserch society, have a look at www.apovni.org

      ****

      Bom dia a todos, chamo-me Ricardo Taipa, estou emigrado na Polonia desde Junho
      de 2004, trabalho actualmente numa empresa de Joint-Venture Polaco-Alema no
      departamento comercial, esta empresa produz materiais de polimento para a
      industria de tratamento de superficies em aco e metal.

      Tambem dou aulas de lingua portuguesa numa escola de linguas em Lodz em regime
      de part-time.

      Estou casado com uma cidada polaca e apos termos tentado viver em Portugal, sem
      sucesso, decidimos viver em Lodz e tudo tem corrido bem.

      Interesso-me por muitos e variados assuntos, gosto muito de viajar e de
      experimentar diversos tipos de cozinha, de conhecer pessoas de todas as
      nacionalidades e tenho uma paixao inexplicavel por automoveis, especialmente da
      decada de setenta, excepto talvez o Morris Marina...

      Gosto de todos os tipos de musica... mas os favoritos sao... Sting, Sade, U2,
      Coldplay, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, David Bowie, The Cure, Sisters of
      Mercy, Joe Cocker e os portugueses como GNR, Radio Macau, Trovante. Na
      realidade muitos mais mas estes sao os que realmente me dizem algo.

      Todo o tipo de musica classica mas ultimamente aprecio muito Jazz.


      Faco parte de um grupo portugues que se dedica a pesquisa do fenomeno OVNI, a
      APO, Associacao de Pesquisa OVNI, ver em www.apovni.org



    • bartis_ervin Re: Introducing myself 20.12.05, 01:12

      I think I've introduced myself "in the begining" but I will do it again.

      I am Ervin, Hungarian born in Romania (in the famous Transylvania region) and
      currently living in Warsaw. My Polish wife and I moved to Poland in February
      2005 so she can finish her Ph D studies. For the moment we plan to stay only for
      1 or 1 and half year.

      I have been working in the human rights field for the last 6 years. My big
      "passion" are migrants in general, refugees and internally displaced persons
      (IDPs) in particular and have been working with refugees in Slovenia, Romania
      and now in Poland.

      Even if I like more chaotic places, I really enjoy living in Poland.
      Unfortunately, I started to learn Polish only 5 months ago so will need a lot of
      polishing to do.

      Ervin

      Thebartiski.blogspot.com

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