Życzenia walentynkowe

Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by in Culture, Current News, Holidays, Languages, Literature, Phrases, Rhymes, traditions

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! If you want to give someone a card with some Polish Valentine’s wishes, here are few examples! There are so many Valentine’s wishes, poems, rhymes. I just chose few and translated them for you:) In Poland people call this holiday either Święto Zakochanych or Walentynki.

Dziś Święto Zakochanych,

więc kochajmy dzisiaj się.

Oj przepraszam, co ja mówię,

przecież zawsze Kocham Cię.

Today is Valentine’s Day

So let’s love eachother today

I’m sorry, what am I saying?

Yet I always love you

Moje serce zakochane,
tylko Tobie jest oddane.


Daj mi teraz serce Twoje,
będzie nas szczęśliwych dwoje!

My heart is in love, 
 is dedicated only to you

Give me your heart now, we will both be happy!

Miłość to wielkie słowo,

i ten je tylko rozumie

kto raz kochał

i więcej kochać nie umie.

Love is a big word

And this will only understand one

Who loved only once

And doesn’t know how to love any more

Ktoś bardzo Cię kocha,

nie powiem Ci kto

i myśli o Tobie,

nie powiem Ci co.

Lecz serce Ci powie

za dzień, za dwa,

że ten co Cię kocha to właśnie ja.

Someone loves you a lot

I will not tell you who

And is thinking about you

I will not tell you what

But your heart will tell you

In a day or two

That who really loves you is me.

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Happy Valentine’s Day ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Do następnego razu… (Till next time…)

ACTA protests in Poland

Posted on 12. Feb, 2012 by in Countries, Culture, Current News, Economy, Organizations, Politics, Regulations

Tens of thousands of protesters took part in rallies across Europe on Saturday against an international anti-piracy agreement they fear will curb their freedom to download movies and music and encourage Internet surveillance.

More than 25,000 demonstrators braved freezing temperatures in German cities to march against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) while 4000 Bulgarians in Sofia rallied against the agreement designed to strengthen the legal framework for intellectual property rights.

There were thousands more – mostly young – demonstrators at other high-spirited rallies despite snow and freezing temperatures in cities including Warsaw, Prague, Slovakia, Bucharest, Vilnius, Paris, Brussels and Dublin. About 300 people protest next to the Presidential Palace, despite freezing temperatures against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), on a global day of coordinated protest in over 300 cities.

In Poland, the government has decided to postpone the ratification of the controversial anti-copyright agreement that has provoked widespread anger and protest, saying it needed further “consultation”.

Prime Minister Donald Tusk said that country needed more time to see if the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA as it is better known, was compatible with Polish law.

Speaking at a press conference, the PM added that government consultations over the agreement “had been incomplete” and that he was “mad with his co-workers” because of this.

Opponents of the ACTA, which aims to crack down at online piracy, argue that it will infringe upon the freedom of information and free speech. Venting their spleen, anti-ACTA demonstrations have occurred across the country since the government inked the agreement last month, and hackers even managed to take down the prime minister’s website, among others, in a demonstration of cyber-opposition.

But despite the decision to postpone parliamentary ratification, Mr Tusk said his government would not withdraw from the agreement, and that any government that changed its mind owing to public protest “should resign”.

The government also published a list of “commitments” that it requires to be met before the ratification process can go ahead. Top of this list is the commitment to publish all documents related to the ACTA that the state has, and all the material it can get out of the EU. This, the government hopes, should allow the greater scrutiny the agreement apparently deserves, and help calm fears that it has no secret or unknown aspects which would undermine internet freedoms.

 What is your opinion about it?

Do następnego razu… (Till next time…)

Mama Mia!

Posted on 11. Feb, 2012 by in Culture, food, Games, Health, Kids, Places to eat, Places to visit

If you are a mom, or dad, with little kids, you know this feeling when you show up with your kids in public places. Not everywhere, but there are some places where everyone gives you this look, that just says :”oh no, not kids again…!”

It is really frustrating…kids are just kids and some of them behave really well…some of them have little hard time with it. I remember an 8 hour flight to Europe with my then 6 months old daughter. The moment we took our seats, people next to us started giving us dirty looks. Our daughter was so good, she played and laughed a little and within 1 hour she was asleep…for the rest of the flight. At the end of the trip people started smiling and saying”what a good baby”. But we still remembered their faces at the beginning.

Well, the reason I mentioned it, is because I love kid friendly places, when people actually are nice and treat kids like real human beings!

I recently found a place like that on line. I’m planning a little vacation in Poland soon, so hopefully I will be able to visit the place and enjoy it.

It is called Mama Mia Cafe. It is located in Warsaw, pretty close to Natolin subway stop. Website looks great!

Kids friendly cafe, where you can relax, get some snacks, sweets or light, healthy lunch. There is a great place for kids to play and parents can relax drinking coffee at the same time. They have very nice, quiet place for nursing moms. Place looks very clean, with eco friendly toys.

You can also do some shopping there:toys, gifts like: jewelry, arts, books, stationery, handbags…

They organize different nights with music, games and development workshops for kids and parents.

At the cafe there is also a special menu available for nursing moms!

Here is their website (unfortunately right now only in Polish):

http://www.mamamia.com.pl/

They are opened Monday-Friday 10am-8pm and on Saturdays and Sundays 12pm-8pm.

You can also organize your child’s birthday there:)

Can’t wait to see it on my own! Have anyone been there?

Do następnego razu… (Till next time…)