Sunday, December 8, 2013
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
Friday, November 1, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
In Poland nicknames are very commonly used. To give some examples of nicknames: Katarzyna is Kasia, Alexandra is Ola, Jakub is Kuba, Joanna is Asia, Tomasz is Tomek and so on. It is much more rare to hear the official name than the nickname. Seems also that in Poland there are also much less variety in names than in Finland. For example when I look at the list of the women working in human resources in our company half of them are having the same name.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
This weekend I had two floorball matches in Siedlec. Our team is for the first time playing in Polish league called Ekstraliga. We traveled by bus and there was a TV in the bus so we could watch a movie. On the way back we watched Hangover. The movie was not dubbed and not with subtitles. The movie was made understandable for Polish by one narrator who repeated the whole dialog of the movie. In the background you could hear a bit the original dialog. Same monotone voice repeating men and women. Already dubbed movie is worse than with original dialog but a movie with narrator is even worse. I would never want to watch a movie with Finnish narrator. Subtitles is much better. I wonder if they use narrator only in Poland or also somewhere else instead of dubbing or subtitles.
Monday, September 23, 2013
In Poland green arrow traffic light has different meaning than in Finland. When you have green arrow light in Finland you have completely free way and you do not have to look out for anything. When you have green arrow light in Poland you have to look out pedestrians because they have green light in the same time and you have to look out traffic stream going by trying to find a decent free space to turn right. At least I have impression that cars turning right look out carefully not to run over pedestrians.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
I have noticed that among Polish men it is very common to be bald or have very short hair. Also I have an impression that here you can see more bodybuilder type of men in the street picture than in Finland. Dressing style does not differ much from the basic Finish style but here you see much less people dressed up in alternative way.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
This week I had a floorball tournament in Łódź. I am having now double role in the team as I act as a coach and a player. For coaching I need translation help from English to Polish because many players in the team do not speak very good English. In the first day we won two matches and lost one match. In the second day we won and lost one match so we finished third out of six teams. I am happy for our performance in the tournament. The problems what we had in the matches should be trained in the trainings.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
In each country you can find similar products in supermarkets but when you find some product in large container you can say that product is highly consumed in that country. In Spain you can find five liter containers of Olive or sunflower oil, in Turkey you can find five liter containers of natural yogurt and in Finland you can big variety of candies in 500 gram bags. In Poland sauerkraut is eaten a lot in different kind of forms.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
|Bike taxis waiting for customers|