Les gens qui ne rient jamais ne sont pas des gens sérieux

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Monday, November 07, 2005

Pijemy Po Polsku

Well, over the weekend I attended my first ever P3. It was a hoot. Oh my God, that's the kind of word my Dad uses, I mean I had a great time.

I admit I was slightly apprehensive about meeting up with people I only 'knew' through blogs... it sounded a bit geeky and the guys could have turned out to be psychos, although their blogs suggested otherwise. Turned out I had nothing to worry about.

The heated debating about Iraq among other topics reminded me of home. I like a good exchange of different points of views; makes me think of philosophy tutorials and my parents. And I especially like the opportunity to smash my appalling prejudices against Americans. For someone who knows a lot of very nice people from the USA, I have an embarassing inability to ignore certain Bush-induced stereotypes. Gus should be able to help cure me of this.

I realised this was the first time I had engaged in lengthy discussions, in English, with other native English speakers since I arrived in Warsaw six months ago. Integrating into a new culture and learning a new language is all very well but sometimes you just need a bit of a break from all the 'newness'.

As my (geek) brother said, it's better to have direct contact with a few other bloggers rather than just internet contact... makes it more human.

Now who can think of a good name for our community blog?

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Anonymous Keji said...

is ed a geek?

5:37 pm  
Blogger Becca said...

Only if you consider the term to include people who are studying computer science, spend a looooot of time on their computer and are currently working at a computer firm.

I could be wrong though ;)

9:23 pm  

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