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Ewa Rąbek: Why Sri Lanka?
He first flew with the home group in 2010, he was the caretaker of the home group in 1983-2009 between government forces representing Sinhalese with ethnic separation from the ethnic country Liberation Tigers Tamil Iu Publishers who are to learn the state in the eastern part of the island – editor’s note .). In college, we won a photo competition, in which the prize was a tourist voucher worth 12 thousand. zloty. To be, and therefore want to go, how to start a visit, we looked for a place, we looked for it, and then it gave and it was gone. It fell to Sri Lanka.
Vacation of a lifetime?
Yes, but we were little. After two days of stay, we felt unsatisfied, so in addition, we came here again, this time for the hand of the week. We rented a house for three months. I met my husband, my husband.
Did you know right away that you went to see him? Have you considered Poland?
We decided quickly. Having a choice of Warsaw or Aluthgama, Dimutha’s hometown, which lies on the Sexual Ocean, we chose the second one. A weekend that I felt very good in Sri Lanka from the very beginning, and for him Warsaw is fine, but for a maximum of several stays (laughter).
Despite the opportunities offered by a large city, Dimuth is disturbed by the hustle and bustle, noise, chaos, crowds in the streets, crowds in public transport. It is ordinary to open spaces, nature. Much better than, for example, in our family plot near Warsaw.
What was there for him?
They were all surprised by the hail and the fact that in summer it is light until late in the evening. In Sri Lanka, it always gets dark around 6.30 pm without the time of year. They also shocked … folding beds. When the first resident of my parents, prepared for us, a room with a sofa, he was afraid that he would not be able to be a parent (laughter).
You are the proud parents of two daughters …
Yes. The older one is nine years old and her name is Kaya. The younger, seven-year-old, to Maja.
They go to school?
Yes. When they were three, the next ones to a private kindergarten, as six-year-olds they went to a public Sri Lankan school, one of three in our company.
Do they speak Polish?
Yes, they say and understand everything. We are now working on writing and reading, but this is a bit difficult. For me, it was natural to start with them in Polish from the very beginning. The same was done and done by my relatives and guests from Poland who pass by our house. He learned Sinhala from his dad, and since Dimuth and I speak English with each other, they also know the third language.
What do you and your husband do on a daily basis?
We work “on our own”, in tourism. We carry out maintenance for the tourist, we follow how we can show how you want to try the world to replenish and season with maintenance and conservation. We also have a modest store with Ayurvedic medicines and cosmetics. In addition, we organize tours of Sri Lanka, the main west and south-west coasts. Sometimes I travel with tourists as an interpreter, pilot and caregiver. I also look after the house and the whole land of animals.
We have a few hens to have eggs, a couple of ducks and geese, because the plot on the plot is empty. Besides, tame owls, which we fed after the tree with their hollow was cut down. We also have several turtles of different species, several aquariums with fish, rabbits and a cat. In the past, we have had a goat, palm and orphan gourd. The latter, when it grew up, ended up in a reservation on a Sri Lankan user.
Girls helping with care and this inventory?
Of course. Thanks to this, they learn responsibility, empathy, and have nature lessons in real life. We never have enough pets. Anyway, our friends and visitors where we stay.
Both daughters of the daughters in Sri Lanka, here too, will have a pregnancy. Do you have good memories from that period?
Yes. I cannot say a bad word about the increase in the local medical care, although I chose to give birth in a private institution. I wanted mine to be able to walk with me for a checkup and then be with me at the hospital. Unfortunately, the first childbirth was complicated. Due to the lack of progress for almost two days and the daughter’s worse CTG recordings, it ended with a cesarean excision. The second time, bearing in mind the experience of oxytocin, pain and fear, I didn’t even want to try to be born naturally. that they agreed to, the indicators took into account medical considerations. The midwives who went, who went right after getting ready for the happy birth, there were new professional and helpful midwives, and I quickly got into the form of the emperors.
How are children brought up in Sri Lanka?
Completely different than in Europe. It is common to take away their subjectivity. Children are expected to obey their parents, elders and teachers. The child’s opinion does not matter much here. In my opinion, parents do not want enough with their children here, do not explain the world to them, do not pay attention to other needs than full, clean clothes, something to play with.
Fathers not getting involved?
In a lot of life. than in the Western world As for the first years of children. They don’t feed them, they don’t change clothes, they don’t bathe them.
Yes, a very strongly culturally embedded stereotype. A woman’s domain of children is to be brought up at home, while a man’s domain is only earning money. Deviations from the same, even today, are very rare. On the other hand, local children learn to be independent very quickly. Early preparation for exercises, they prepare themselves, they are more efficient manually. Older siblings are very helpful in taking care of (2) m. In addition to this meal, in the past of the gentleman of the family, the house children cannot help themselves. In our case, it’s my father-in-law. He chooses the best bites for himself. My performance was surprising, because in Poland or in Poland, the best is given to children.
How to spend your free time?
By the water, on the beach, sometimes by the river. We all like it very much and we never get bored of it. Sun, water sports, snorkeling, wave and sand games, fishing … There is plenty to do.
How often do you visit Poland?
As often as possible, at least once a year. When it looked like this, it was there. Now the periods of our school vacation determinants, the nearest ones.
There is history with the most common crisis. Do you feel to live in life?
So. A few weeks ago the government of the country’s bank ructwa. There are no foreign exchange reserves to finance the import of fuels, gas and some products. Because almost half of the rectification, in Sri Lanka electricity from the ballet electrician gehtungs, the ballet has gas lost to save. The schedule of these sharing breaks is made overnight on the internet. Now up to 3-4 hours a day, but in the worst period it was also 10 hours without electricity. You get used to, though no fan, no swing, no fridge, no warning limits, no wind limits. We always have candles, battery-operated lamps, etc. ready for the evening.
Are you in then do you?
When there is no electricity, in the evenings we sometimes watch downloaded games, sometimes we write, read by candlelight, play games, or the popular Asian carrom game. Girls can draw something there, but we also go to sleep at the moment and thanks to that we don’t get up anymore.
Are you afraid of destruction?
I am afraid that, just like during a pandemic, there will be no tourists, and thus we will stop earning money again. I am also worried that they lose the opportunity to go to school, meet peers, travel.
Do you think about a company going to Poland permanently?
Not. I hope it won’t be worse here. In Poland, we would not be able to live on the level we live on here. In the current era, we always try to win overnight using the small steps method. In the entry of the researcher’s initial initial stay with parents, if you were so much. On the other hand, I follow in Poland on a regular basis and I know that you have it there too, it is not rosy now. you want it to be, we have somewhere to go, and the thought is very comforting to all of this.
Do you often have guests from Poland?
Yes, we are visited by family members and my old friends from school, school and work. We have a big house, so there is nowhere. We feed them with delicacies to make their stay with us unforgettable. Such visits are always highly anticipated, because they are a pleasant escape from everyday life, but also the delivery of Polish products, which are missing here.
What do you miss the most?
Behind the sour taste – pickled cucumbers, cabbage, herring, but also forest fruits … I like Sri Lankan food very much, incl. local herb soup – Kenda’s wheelpumpkin curry, pineapple curry, pol sambol, that is, shredded coconut seasoned spicy, but I miss Polish flavors …