Sunday, March 9, 2014


Few graffitis
In Poland you can see many ugly graffitis.You can find grafifittis on the walls of flats, on the walls or basically on any public building. Graffitis have been covered maybe few times but soon there is another one done on the covered one. Especially graffitis of Widzew and Łks are popular. Widzew and Łks are the local football clubs. So there is very little respect on the buildings in

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Beautiful Polish Women

Polish women have the reputation of being the most beautiful women of the world. One Mexican friend of mine even stated that 80 % women could be considered good looking. I think that the beauty of Polish women is exaggerated. Though I admit that style of Polish women is more feminine compared to style of Finnish women. Especially during the night all women are wearing a nice dress and high heels. Also during the day high heels are much more common in the street picture of Poland than in Finland. It is also rare to see alternative looks what you can see in Hel Looks. Having colored hair is also quite common like in Finland. All women are not skinny and you can see naturally women of all sizes.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ekstra league finished

League phase of Polish Ekstra league is now finished. There are three teams which are superior compared to other teams. The rest of the teams are quite equal but clearly behind the top teams. Our team ULKS Jozefina finished last by collecting 5 points. In the play offs we will face league winner MUKS Zielonka. Our chances to win against Zielonka are tiny.

I started the season as a left winger and played last 6 matches as a defender. I made 3 goals and assisted 5 in 14 league matches. Playing as a defender was more enjoyable because I could have the ball much more. Probably the stick handling is not the biggest problem of the team. I see looking free space and moving without the ball much bigger problem.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Some snow

Finally some snow which seems to stay more than just one day on the ground. I saw also few snow plows taking care of the snow. At least here they seem to be taking better care of the snowy streets than in Turkey. Though I noticed that here they use a lot of salt compared to Finland. Salt makes snow melt and therefore riding a bike was much more harder on wet snow than it would be on hard snow. Bike lane and pedestrian street was not taken as good care as in Finland so I think I will be using public transportation instead of bike when there is snow on the ground.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Finnish language lessons offered in Poland

I did a little experiment by publishing a Finnish language lesson advertisement in one Polish website. I wanted to find out if there would be anyone interested in learning Finnish. I put double price compared to all the other language lessons offered in the website so I was not expecting to be contacted many times. I got contacted by three person who were interested in taking private Finnish lessons. Also two recruiting agencies approached me and offered me a job interview for a full time job where fluent Finnish was a requirement. I did not end up giving lessons to anybody as I have already full time job and I want to have also free time. Probably I could have started giving Finnish lessons if I would be ready to offer the lessons with the same price as other teachers who are offering private lessons in other languages.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Top Posts 2013

Green Horizon
This year I have been less productive blogger than previous years but still I am going to name the top posts of the year 2013.

1. Different drinking habits in different countries
2. Some people are more friendly in Facebook than other
3. I had a chance to visit Germany and see my friends there
4. Awful Polish way to make movies understandable
5. Playing floorball in Polish ekstraliga

Top posts from the previous years 2012, 2011 and 2010.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Disco polo

Disco polo is a music genre in Poland and it resembles Euro dance. You can hear disco polo especially in Polish weddings. There are clubs dedicated to only disco polo and also a music channel which plays only Disco polo. Though in a trendy/fashionable clubs disco polo is not played at all. Disco polo has a reputation of trash music so the most of the people say that they hate disco polo. Here one example song.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Match against floorball champion of Poland

Now we have played against the two best floorball teams in Poland. We lost those matches clearly but we were still able to score some goals. Previously I have been unhappy with the numerous faults and hitting stick all the time. I was happy to see that best teams of Poland actually play floorball and are not hitting the stick all the time. They also know to move in the right way on the field. Despite of the losses I enjoyed more playing against the best teams than the matches where we have gotten better results.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Floorball Ekstraliga Poland

ULKS Josefina
This year I am playing in ULKS Josefina floorball team in Polish Ekstraliga. In the team we are 6 players and a goalkeeper from Łódź and rest of the team is from Warsaw. This weekend we played two matches in Łódź against team from Krakow. We lost both of the matches (7 - 6) and (5 - 3). I am not very happy how we play as starting a slow attack is very difficult. I have tried to explain how to move to make it easier but in the match seems that nobody remembers anymore what I have explained. I feel a bit frustrated as  the team play is not working well. Here you can see the league table.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Unpainted houses

In Poland you can see many houses which look unfinished because owners have not bothered to paint them. Therefore in the suburbs you can see many grey houses. For example in the picture you can see very big yard, ugly fence, grey house and garage. Probably house looks nice from the inside but money has been saved by not putting any effort to the fence neither to the looks of the house from the outside.