As a European immigrant to America, I feel “entitled” to such basic human rights as, oh, I don’t know, health care, a living wage, a good retirement, and other such craziness.

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18 Responses to “About”

  1. etomczyk Says:

    You and me both, Karolina! I just dropped by to read a couple of your posts. I like your writing style. It’s really, really good. Blue Girl in Paradise is very clever. I shall be back.

    1. eurobrat Says:

      Many thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed my writing! I posted a link to your Rapture blog on my Facebook page, hope you don’t mind πŸ™‚

  2. karenzai Says:

    I got here through your last satirical post on Miley Cyrus. I truly admire your wit and love your writing voice! It must be interesting viewing America and all her goofs and shenanigans through a European perspective. For a Singaporean, this country sure is amusing, though mostly just downright befuddling.

    1. eurobrat Says:

      karenzai, I’ve lived here in the States for a long time now, and I’m still befuddled by this place. That’s the beauty of being an immigrant! But the nice thing about it is that you’re able to view things from a different perspective, which is interesting to say the least πŸ™‚

      Thank you for visiting and reading my blog! I love meeting other bloggers and writers on here, it’s so much fun.

      1. karenzai Says:

        Thank you so much for your encouraging comments on my pro-life post. πŸ™‚ It’s always great to meet other awesome likeminded folks online! I’d like to invite to answer this question I posted on Quora: “In just one sentence, why are you pro-life/pro-choice?” (http://www.quora.com/Abortion/In-just-one-sentence-why-are-you-pro-life-pro-choice)

        Thank you so much and shine on πŸ™‚

        1. eurobrat Says:

          Hmmmm, while I’m sure I’ve really enjoyed your posts, I don’t recall leaving a comment on the pro-life one. We might disagree when it comes to the abortion issue, which is fine πŸ˜‰

          1. karenzai Says:

            Haha, I was referring to the post about how “life is what you make it” is false. The post was inspired by pro-life reflections (in particular arguments that abortion is better than letting the kid live a miserable life), though I intentionally kept it vague so it can apply to other stuff, and would be relevant even to people who don’t identify as pro-life, such as yourself! πŸ™‚

            1. eurobrat Says:

              Ohhhh, I see. Yes, I did enjoy that post quite a bit…sneaky sneaky πŸ˜‰

              > Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2013 04:18:51 +0000 > To: missvixiev@hotmail.com >

  3. Xena Says:

    Eurobrat. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Blackbutterfly7. It’s nice meeting you and I hope to catch up with your blog.

    1. eurobrat Says:

      Thanks for welcoming me to your blog, Xena. I will definitely be dropping in πŸ™‚

  4. Ellen Hawley Says:

    In the U.S., that’s revolutionary talk.

    I’m an American living in the U.K., and I just posted a piece about nationality and culture. If it sparks off a response and you want to post something on the topic, I’ll be happy to link to it. It’s at http://notesfromtheuk.com/2015/01/23/looking-american-on-culture-nationality-and-immigration/.

    1. eurobrat Says:

      I know! To me, these are basic ideas, but when I talk to some Americans, they perceive it as totalitarian Communist thinking…huh?

      Yes, I’ve read your blog and Liked it after nananoyz reposted it πŸ™‚ It sums up the immigrant experience very well. There’s no way for me to blend into American society perfectly without erasing an entire portion of my past life…which isn’t going to happen.

  5. 2ndhalfolife Says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    1. eurobrat Says:

      And thank you for visiting mine as well πŸ™‚


  6. As a ‘Euro’ born myself, I couldn’t agree with you more! While many things here are fantastic, there are a lot of things that could be improved upon. πŸ™‚

    1. eurobrat Says:

      Yep…and my philosophy is, keep working at it!


  7. Czesc Karolina, I am also Eurobrat – at night – when I stop being a Eurocrat.
    I chose my alias back in 2008 – when starting on Facebook on behalf of the European Schools (special multilingual schools for Eurocrats’ Eurokids, allowing them to move parents to move seamlessly across Europe, whilst their kids just switch language). As a second generation Eurocrat, I can only be… Eurobrat – in English.
    Then, in 2016, came Brexit and the Eurobrat pun. I poked Brexiters on Twitter both as Eurobrat and Eurobrit, telling them how much they were “little englanders”. They taunted me back, about bragging being a brat – I replied my alias was in Polish (like yours I suppose) and that I was the Brother/Brat of all Europeans.
    I discovered your blog early this morning when looking for other Eurobrats – and spent the last 2 hours (it’s 8 am in Brussels) reading your life. We have a lot in common. Starting with a Polish grand-mother. And reasons to celebrate: both Trump (almost) and Dominic Cummings (The guy who invented Brexit) are on their way out. And the vaccineS (there are more coming, I work in Health research) are coming to end the Covid-19 terror… next year.
    I recently started learning Polish. Do you want to be my Polish pen pal from over the Pond?
    Giorgio – Brussels -Aka Eurobrat

    1. eurobrat Says:

      Hi Giorgio! How funny…I actually didn’t realize there was a “Eurobrat” pun or nickname in connection with Brexit. Probably shows you how long I’ve been here over the pond, as you say, and away from European politics. My alias was actually very much created with English in mind, not Polish–although I can see it now that you point it out! Since I’m female, using the Polish version of “Eurobrat” might have been a little odd. I sometimes feel like I’m very bratty for insisting on parts of the social contract which are considered basic in Europe–public health care available for everyone, good wages and retirement–but which many Americans don’t think need to be part of the equation…at least not for other people!

      Yes, I’m very much celebrating Trump’s defeat. I can try to be your pen pal, but I have to warn you that I’m not always the best pen pal in the world…I tend to get very busy and distracted πŸ™‚
      Some of my attempts to be a pen pal in the past have ended in shameful failure…..

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