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An Interview with Shashwat Shah 6 June 2016

Posted by Ryszard Oślizło in India, Interview.

An Interview with Shashwat Shah
Oliwia Makuch

Oliwia: What do you like the most and the least about Jastrzębie?

Shash: Hello. Okay, so I think the answer is pretty simple, because the best thing is that the place is quite peaceful and it’s actually the worst thing as well, because it’s too peaceful sometimes. I like the open spaces, calm and the peace in the city and then sometimes it’s too much for me since I come from really, really big city.

O: Okay, so question number two is: if you had to describe your stay in this town in 3 words, how would you describe it?

S: Oh, umm. Spoko, spoko, spoko ha-ha.

O: Ha-ha okay, we can give you extra point for saying that in Polish, it was really good. So the next question is: is there anything that surprised you while being in Poland?

S: While being in Poland? A lot of things. It feels like I’m on a different planet actually, because the systems here are very different, the ways of doing things are very, very different, everything is quite different, so like an example would be driving here is different, the roads are designed in a very different way, that surprised me a lot. Secondly, the people here are quite friendly. In one month that I’ve been here, I haven’t even seen a one person argue or fight with each other, no one is raised angry or frustrated, so that’s kind of impressive again.

O: Okay, that’s good. So, no bad opinions about Poland so far.

S: I think Poland is a beautiful country first of all, like I said the green and open spaces are really really good to see and something different for me, but the only thing I kind of would like to point out is that it’s not growing the way it should maybe. Like, when I come back to India, India is growing every day, something new, something different happening, so when I come back to India I will see something new in my city, cause that’s how India is growing every day. I think that’s a little less in Poland maybe, but maybe because Poland is developed already. So that’s something I noticed.

O: That’s fair. How much Polish have you learned while being in our country?

S: Okay I will say just whatever I know. Little bit. So, Nazywam się Shashwat. Jestem z Indii, lubię pierogi. Then I know how to say Mówię tylko po angielsku i nie umiem mówić po polsku, kocham cię, do widzenia. Oh, and the last thing is Niech żyje Polska.

O: Okay that’s a lot then, really good. Are you looking forward to going back home?

S: When I go back I will be really, really sad of course, I like my country, but I like it here so I would like to stay for more. I’m not like, excited for going back. I like Poland.

O: Is there anything you’re going to miss once you’re back home?

S: The celebrity status, ha-ha. Yeah I’ll miss the celebrity status, the attention I get from everyone, the love, people take care of me so much here. I’ll definitely miss that. I’ll miss the classes, the schools, the students, the teachers. Everything, really, every bit, cause everything is so beautiful, I’ll miss everything and the food as well, the weather. When I go back I’ll be going to almost 40 degrees and here it’s like 20-25.

O: Okay, so that would be it. Thank you.

S: Do widzenia, ha-ha. See you in India.

O: See you in India, Shash.



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