Monthly Archives: April 2010
20 April, 2010
It’s raining outside and it’s lovely.
I walked all the way to the subway and I even took the long road. It’s not pouring down, but it’s raining, calmly. It’s not cold but it isn’t hot either.
It’s just a perfect morning even if my hamster got out of his cage last night (that wasn’t so hard since the cage was left open) and I had to look for him this morning. Don’t worry I knew where he was and I found him in a couple of minutes.
Usually he’s a good hamster; once he’s out he goes back to his cage. I still can’t figure that but hey I’m happy he is house trained.
And, I even went to the park and took some pictures.
This is a lovely morning, hopefully the day itself will be good.
19 April, 2010
The warm weather has come and we are already going to the country side.
Well, you can’t blame us, after all it’s so quiet and beautiful there you can easily forget about all your troubles.I also realized that there is lot of interesting subjects for photography there. For example, old railways, fields with farm animals, clouds, forests, etc. But I realized that a bit too late since we were already on our way home.
I won’t miss my chance next time. Hopefully the weather will be as beautiful as it was this weekend.
16 April, 2010
It was my birthday yesterday.
It was cloudy and cold outside. We had a lot of things to do at work. Not all things went smoothly and at some points of the day I forgot it was my birthday. Long story short it didn’t feel like a birthday, it felt like an ordinary day.
But, there where moments when I was reminded that it was my birthday. After all I don’t get gifts everyday. From a lovely night lamp shaped like a turtle (from my brother and sister in law) to mix style star headphones and flowers (from Johnny), to clothes from my parents and a lot of well wishes from friends and family, I got a nice cozy feeling.
And, on top of all of them 25 tulips from my “mother in law”.
It’s a good thing when the mother in law remembers what kind of flowers you like.
15 April, 2010
14 April, 2010
Two weeks ago I planned on visiting the Zoo and I did.
It took us 3 hours to get to the Zoo and back home, two hours to visit the Zoo and an hour for eating.
It was really fun, cause every time the people there asked the visitors to keep a close eye on their kids, Johnny would hug me. So I was hugged a lot that day.
No complaints from me here.
The Zoo here didn’t change much. They gave away some of the animals (tigers, bears, etc.) and changed some of the enclosures so the lions would have more space to roam around.
But it was still a bit sad to see the birds locked up in small cages with little sun light. They did improved a little the other animals conditions but the rest is the same, including stupid visitors that knock on the windows or are loud when asked not to make noises.
Also, there are a lot of cats there. We were joking cause in one of the enclosures there were no wild animals but two tabby cats sleeping around. They could’ve gotten away with impersonating lions since they were sleeping in the same exact position.
I didn’t have my camera with me, but again I used my phone. The quality in some pictures is really crappy, so when I will buy a new phone I will seriously take in consideration the camera.
The eating part was really relaxing because we were near the woods and it felt like a picnic. Plus there were a lot of stray dogs that would come up and you could pet and give food to.
It was really fun to visit the Zoo. Hope it will get better in time (for the animals well being at least).
13 April, 2010
I must admit not many would take things so lightly when it comes to religion. But the British sure pull it off.
And here comes the question: “What would you do if you would live your life as a Muslim and then, all of sudden you would find out you were adopted, and more, that you are actually Jew by birth?”.
That’s a tricky one and the movie is a must see.
13 April, 2010
That was a very random thought I had this morning. But it’s true I hate fashion.
How I got that thought?
Well, we (me and Johnny) were heading to work and I saw this lady who was wearing brown ankle boots, a long skirt, a very simple jacket and shoulder bag. She was pretty simple dressed, but she reminded me of old pictures of my mother and my brothers.
I got melancholic.
I’m not a “fashionista” (nor do I like this word). I don’t know what is trendy or what is not. I don’t know what colors are in season nor do I watch Fashion TV or stuff like that. But, I do know what I like and what looks good on me.
I have clothes that I used to wear in high school that still look good on me (and which are in good shape; talk about quality) and which can easily be worn even today.
And, every time I put my clothes on I remember where I bought them, who I was with at that time or who gave them to me. Even when I look at old photographs and see the clothes I used to wear, I get flash backs and sometimes it feels like it only happened yesterday.
But, I doubt there are many people like me out there (people that get attached to things so easily).
I hate fashion because it only focuses in on looking good (and most of the times that doesn’t happen).
I hate fashion because it doesn’t give you the opportunity to enjoy the clothes you buy. Every new season there are new trends or “must have items” that one must concentrate on buying or trying to “get the look”. Magazines are full of articles about trends, new hairstyles and whatnot.
In the “old days”, when a new trend was created it was there for at least a few years. When someone talks about the ’70 style there’s not one person who doesn’t know what people used to wear in those days. The trend lasted from 1970 till 1979 so it’s hard not to remember.
You know, in the ’70 people used to wear track suits, platform shoes and go around dancing to disco music. It was in the ’70, not in the spring of 1973.
How many people out there remember what was in last year, in spring?
See, modern day fashion it’s useless. It does nothing for people. It just robs people of their free time, money and self confidence.
My best friend used to save her lunch money to buy clothes. She would starve at school so she could look good. She was/still is damn pretty and always had pretty clothes.
But why she starved herself to save money for clothes? Because some bratty girl in her class made a mean remark about her shoes (something like “They are so last year”).
That’s such a stupid thing to say. Why would anyone hate their clothes “which are so last year” just because this year someone out there said so. Maybe the last year clothes are much better and prettier than this year clothes.
Doesn’t that matter? Do people really have to listen so blindly to what fashion dictates? Personal feelings and tastes don’t matter anymore?
12 April, 2010
The best way to spend slow weekends is by taking a walk in the park. Just walking around, enjoying the outdoors and the lovely spring weather, hoping it won’t rain.
I admit the parks here aren’t as beautiful as the ones you see in other countries but they have their own charm. Sometimes you have the feeling that you’re at the country side.
The pics aren’t all that great since they were taken with my phone, but as I said it was a slow weekend and I wasn’t in the mood to carry anything except my keys and my phone.