Thinking of emigrating

19 September, 2011

Poland’s economy is getting worse every year. Currently the public debt to GDP ratio reaches the critical level of 55%. When it will rise above that level, the government has to re-balance the budget, and that means higher taxes, higher prices and lower salaries. It will also increase the unemployment rate. The coming parliamentary election will not solve the problem, because people – I still don’t know why – are willing to elect the currently ruling party – Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska).

I think the standard of living in Poland will decrease during the next 2-3 years. The GDP growth doesn’t cause the increase  of salaries, because most of it is being consumed by administration, and stupid money transfers, like the promotion of unemployment or earlier retirements for privileged groups. That’s why i think more often about the emigration.

However, I still don’t know which country should I chose. I’m not going to move to any country with worse perspectives than Poland. This is why I don’t consider Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia etc, despite quite warm climate. Southern Europe is also not an option due to current fiscal crisis – even bigger than Polish. I don’t like Scandinavian socialism, despite relatively high salaries there.  The best option for me would be some non-EU country, but that’s currently impossible, or at least difficult.

Personally, I thought of Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria or Germany. Czech language is quite similar to Polish, so it would be easy for me to learn it. I was to Czech Republic last summer and I liked it – nice people, beautiful country and excellent beer 🙂 Regarding German-speaking countries – I know German basics, but I can learn more. Do you think those countries are good choice? Or maybe you could recommend me something?


I’m back

15 January, 2011

Hi there. I haven’t written for quite long time. Probably nobody visits this blog now, but I don’t care.

I decided to wake this blog up. The reason is – I’d like to improve my written English. I want to stay in touch with the language I used to speak for almost a year. Besides, someone may find useful the stuff I write.

What I’m going to write about? That’s a tough question – lack of topics is often the beginning of the end of a blogger. I’ll start with some updates from my personal life (and I don’t care that no one is interested – I just want to practice English), maybe some tips for Linux or Aspire One users. I can’t exclude more personal posts, like my opinions about current affairs.

So expect a new post soon!


New blog and new ideas

5 May, 2009

Few days ago I decided to start my new blog. It’s in Polish and I’ll be writing there mainly about Warsaw Stock Exchange, investing and economic issues. The address is www.stocktrader.pl, but despite I’m not a stock trader yet, I’m going to start my experience with stock exchange soon. The main purpose of my blog is to monitor my own learning progress and learn on mistakes, but I hope the others would also somehow benefit from it.

I bought my domain in Polish domain registering company nazwa.pl for approx. 3€ 🙂 I use free web hosting on orgfree.com – they provide very good hosting service with 500MB disk space, 5GB daily or 100TB (!) monthly traffic limit, php, MySQL5 database, FTP support and phpMyAdmin (whatever it means) – it’s much more than my WordPress installation requires, and that’s all for free! Moreover, we can install WordPress, phpBB or joomla with just one click. I think it’s the best free hosting I could find.

I also have another (commercial) website idea, but it’s still in its infancy so I think it’s too early for sharing. I can only tell it’s something connected with social blogging. I’ve installed joomla! on my other orgfree.com account and now I’m testing my idea.

So if you understand Polish, you’re welcome to visit www.stocktrader.pl!


After Christmas

2 March, 2009

I didn’t write anything last time due to lack of free time. During Christmas I was back to Poland and I made terrible mistake… I moved all my pictures from the “Eurotrip” (Tallinn, Vilnius, Riga) to my home PC and totally forgot about it, so I can’t post it now on my blog :/ But I will do it as soon as possible, that is in June, I promise!

I’ve visited some interesting places last time, eg. Tampere and Turku. I’ll try to post some pictures as soon as I find some free time.


Ubuntu 8.10

23 November, 2008

Last time I’ve neglected my blog due to lack of time. I think I haven’t mentioned I already have Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex on my laptop – I installed it one day after it was released. I’m quite satisfied of how it works, although it still doesn’t recognize my righ card-reader (the left one works OOTB). It’s also worth to mention that if you think of installing Ibex on your Aspire One, wifi doesn’t work out of the box and you have to download and install http://ubuntu.gnu.gen.tr/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-meta/linux-backports-modules-intrepid-generic_2.6.27.7.11_i386.deb package to make it working.
I’ve been traveling a little around Eastern Europe last time, I’ll try to find some time and post the pictures soon.
And finally I saw “Die Welle”.  I liked it because the story sounds familiar for me and is told very well. I would rate it 7,5/10.


Arrival

16 September, 2008

So, finally I’m in Finland.

Kokkola is quite small town but it has its own climate, which you cannot experience while living in a big city. It is located on the west coast of Finland, about 500 km from Helsinki.  I’ll try to write something more soon, but now enjoy the pictures.


Getting started

1 September, 2008

Hmmm… What should I start from?

It’s my first post on my first blog. I don’t know yet what this blog will be about – maybe linux/open software, maybe economics/management, maybe music, maybe something else.

So, I hope you will sometimes drop in here for a while.