Tuesday, May 22, 2007

No work!!!

Thats soooooo much weird to sit in the office and have no work... NO WORK at all... Absolutely NOOOOO work!!! And no Boss - feels really astonishing, and i have no idea what to do, i even dont feel like chatting to anyone except few people who OF COURSE (why dont i wonder :P ) are NOT online!!

The good thing about boss being not here around is that i can go out and buy food in the supermarket. The bad thing about it is that i am eating all the time .. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

Anyways thought about writing something here and into my russian blog as well .. because if i update here (not frequently, I admit!) but there i dont update at all :D And do you know why?? - you will never know!!! - it is because i find it tough writing in Russian :( .. it gives me so much troubles nowadays! But i struggle hard and seem to win in the unfair fight with my native language - no way i will forget how to use it :D

And i also dont know what to write - so i will go and promise to come back in a while.. Most probably my thought process will be more active at that time ;)


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Some words of wisdom

How do you decide who to marry?
Answers by children

1. You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. Alan,aged 10
2. No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before,and you get to find out later who you're stuck with. Kirsten, age 10

What is the right age to get married

1. Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. Camille, age 10
2. No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to ge married. Freddie, age 6

How can a stranger tell if two people are married?

1. You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. Derrick, age 8

What do you think your mom and dad have in common?

1. Both don't want any more kids. Lori, age 8

What do most people do on a date?

1. Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. Lynnette, age 8
2. On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. Martin, age 10

What would you do on a first date that was turning sour?

1. I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns. Craig, age 9

When is it okay to kiss someone?

1. When they're rich. Pam, age 7
2. The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that. Curt, age 7
3. The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do. Howard, age 8

Is it better to be single or married?

1. I don't know which is better, but I'll tell you one thing; I'm never going to have sex with my wife. I don't want to be all grossed out. Theodore, age 8
2. It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. Anita, age 9

How would the world be different if people didn't get married?

1. There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there. Kelvin, age 8

How would you make a marriage work?

1. Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.


A Simple Story of True Love and True Care

I was born in a secluded village on a mountain.
Day by day, my parents plowed the yellow dry soil with their backs towards the sky.

I have a brother who is 3 years younger than me.
I wanted to buy a handkerchief, which all girls around me seemed to have.
So, one day I stole 50 cents from my father's drawer.
Father had discovered about the stolen money right away.
He made me and my younger brother, kneel against the wall as he held a bamboo stick in his hand.
"Who stole the money?" he asked. I was stunned, too afraid to talk.
Neither of us admitted to the fault, so he said, "Fine, if nobody wants to admit, you two should be beaten!"
He lifted up the bamboo stick.
Suddenly, my younger brother gripped father's hand and said," Dad, I was the one who did it!"
The long stick smacked my brother's back repeatedly.
Father was so angry that he kept on whipping my brother until he lost his breath.
After that, he sat down on our stone bed and scolded my brother, "You have learned to steal from your own house now.
What other embarrassing things will you be possibly doing in the future? You should be beaten to death, you shameless thief!"
That night, my mother and I hugged my brother.
His body was full of wounds from the beating but he never shed a single tear.

In the middle of the night, all of sudden, I cried out loudly.
My brother covered my mouth with his little hand and said, "Sis, now don't cry anymore. Everything has happened."
I still hate myself for not having enough courage to admit what I did.

Years gone by, but the incident still seemed like it just happened yesterday.
I will never forget my brother's expression when he protected me.

That year, my brother was 8 years old and I was 11 years old.

When my brother was in his last year of secondary school, he was accepted in an upper secondary school in the central.
At the same time, I was accepted into a university in the province.
That night, father squatted in the yard, smoking, packet by packet.
I could hear him ask my mother, "Both of our children, they have good results? very good results?"
Mother wiped off her tears and sighed," What is the use? How can we possibly finance both of them?"
At that time, my brother walked out, he stood in front of father and said, "Dad, I don't want to continue my study anymore, I have read enough books."

Father swung his hand and slapped my brother on his face. "Why do you have a spirit so damn weak?
Even if it means I have to beg for money on the streets, I will send you two to school until you have both finished your study!"
And then, he started to knock on every house in the village to borrow money.

I stuck out my hand as gently as I can to my brother's swollen face, and told him, "A boy has to continue his study; if not he will not be able to overcome this poverty we are experiencing."

I, on the other hand, had decided not to further my study at the university.
Nobody knew that on the next day, before dawn, my brother left the house with a few pieces of worn-out clothes and a few dry beans. He sneaked to my side of the bed and left a note on my pillow; "Sis, getting into a university is not easy. I will go find a job and I will send money to you."
I held the note while sitting on my bed, and cried until I lost my voice.

That year, my brother was 17 years old; I was 20 years old.

With the money father borrowed from the whole village, and the money my brother earned from carrying cement on his back at a construction site, finally, I managed to get to the third year of my study in the university.

One day, while I was studying in my room, my roommate came in and told me, "There's a villager waiting for you outside!"
Why would there be a villager looking for me? I walked out, and I saw my brother from afar. His whole body was covered with dirt, dust, cement and sand. I asked him, "Why did you not tell my roommate that you are my brother?"
He replied with a smile," Look at my appearance. What will they think if they would know that I am your brother? Won't they laugh at you?" I felt so touched, and tears filled my eyes. I swept away dirt and dust from my brother's body. And told him with a lump in my throat, "I don't care what people would say! You are my brother no matter what your appearance is?"

From his pocket, he took out a butterfly hair clip. He put it on my hair and said, "I saw all the girls in town are wearing it. So, I think you should also have one." I could not hold back myself anymore. I pulled my brother into my arms and cried.

That year, my brother was 20 years old; I was 23 years old.
I noticed that the broken window was repaired the first time I brought my boyfriend home. The house was scrubbed cleaned. After my boyfriend left, I danced like a little girl in front of my mother, "Mom, you didn't have to spend so much time cleaning the house!" But she told me with a smile," It was your brother who went home early to clean the house. Didn't you see the wound on his hand? He hurt his hand while he was replacing the window." I went into my brother's bedroom. Looking at his thin face, I felt like there are hundreds of needle pricked in my heart.

I applied some ointment on his wound and put a bandage on it, "Does it hurt? "I asked him. "No, it doesn't hurt. You know, when at the construction site, stones keep falling on my feet. Even that could not stop me from working." In the middle of the sentence, he stopped. I turned my back on him and tears rolled down my face.

That year, my brother was 23 years old; I was 26 years old.

After I got married, I lived in the city. Many times my husband invited my parents to come and live with us, but they didn't want. They said, once they left the village they wouldn't know what to do. My brother agreed with them. He said, "Sis, you just take care of your parents-in-law. I will take care of mom and dad here."

My husband became the director of his factory. We asked my brother to accept the offer of being the manager in the maintenance department. But my brother rejected the offer. He insisted on working as a repairman instead for a start.
One day, my brother was on the top of a ladder repairing a cable, when he got electrocuted, and was sent to the hospital.
My husband and I visited him at the hospital. Looking at the white gypsum on his leg, I grumbled, "Why did you reject the offer of being a manager? Managers won't do something dangerous like that. Now look at you, you are suffering a serious injury. Why didn't you just listen to us?"

With a serious expression on his face, he defended his decision, "Think of brother-in-law. He just became the director, and I being uneducated, and would become a manager, what kind of rumors would fly around?"
My husband's eyes filled up with tears, and then I said, "But you lack in education only because of me!"
"Why do you talk about the past?" he said and then he held my hand.

That year, he was 26 years old and I was 29 years old.

My brother was 30 years old when he married a farmer girl from the village.
During the wedding reception, the master of ceremonies asked him, "Who is the one person you respect and love the most?"
Without even taking a time to think, he answered," My sister." He continued by telling a story I could not even remember.

"When I was in primary school, the school was in a different village. Everyday, my sister and I would walk for 2 hours to school and back home. One day, I lost the other pair of my gloves. My sister gave me one of hers. She wore only one glove and she had to walk far. When we got home, her hands were trembling because of the cold weather that she could not even hold her chopsticks. From that day on, I swore that as long as I live, I would take care of my sister and will always be good to her." Applause filled up the room.
All guests turned their attention to me. I found it hard to speak, "In my whole life, the one I would like to thank most is my brother," And in this happy occasion in front of the crowd, tears were rolling down my face again.

Love and care for the one you love every single days of your life.
You may think what you did is just a small deed, but to that someone, it may mean a lot.

Have a nice day ! May this story inspire you in any way! :)

PS: thank you for Karen who sent me this story :)


still here... still working.. still thinking...

Just thought about updating - havent done this for ages! Life is going in a crazy rhythm, it is even flying and when i come home after office (OMG - i really do come home from the office :D - which means life isnt that bad ;)) .. so when i come back home i hardly have any wish to type anything additionally to IM's.

Besides last week i even had to take work home and forgot anything about chatting at all - thats hard to manage both these things. But i am happy now, this project is about to be finished and i am verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry proud of myself. After all if i dont have anyone to be proud of me, I will be proud of myself alone :P

Then... a silly question - do you know anyone who can catch cold when it is +32 out there??? NO?? - Thats not true!!! Now you know - i managed to catch cold when it is summer there! One should be pretty much skilled to repeat this after me. Believe me, thats not easy.. Even i wont be able to do the same one again, so you better dont go the same way - the consequences arent exactly pleasant.

Now about next week... Got 4 days off!! Isnt it hilarious?? I think it is!!! :)
Will visit friends finally and the colleagues from my first job - so life wont be exactly boring next week - and not so exhausting fo sure :)

Anyways, it was just a boring update, will be right back with some new stuff :)


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Do you have the life you wanted??

It's amazing because, when you're a kid you see the life you want and it never crosses your mind that it isn't gonna turn out that way.
Just a weird thought of mine, I have lots of them :) - i mean thoughts .. and some are WEIRD!!!
As children we see our future just perfectly and know exactly what we will do, how we will do this, why we will do and with whom we would like to do this. And even if we realize that it will be difficult (mostly we sure dont realize ;)) we truly believe nothing is impossible.
And even when we grow up the thought of this "Nothing is impossible" is stuck inside our heads and we keep repeating it for some motivational purposes though even the people with most positive attitude know it is not like that :)
But somehow the thought of this "everything is possible" is very nice to our minds and our hearts. I am the one who believes "Nothing is impossible", may be because i have more of a child in me still than necessary, may be because i still believe that life can turn out the way i have seen it in my childhood (can i say foreseen???)
But back to the original thought.. how many of us remember our kid's dreams and pictures of "adult" life? and how many can say that what they have dreamt 20 years ago (OMG!!! cant believe i was able to have dreams 20 years ago - seems like an eternity back in time) has come true or that they still want it to come true??
Thats so easy for children, for us as children: you just KNOW that one day it happens, but then when it DOESNT happen, you arent disappointed as you are not a child anymore and dont expect this to happen.
I dont know if i could express what I meant, thats kind of dificult, but you know what??? I told in the beginning - it was a weird thought!! ;)
The main idea is - do we have the life we wanted as children and if the answer is 'NO' .... then Are we disappointed about it??? and would we have been disappointed then 20 years back if we knew we would never have life we want?
I know we want different things from life at the every stage of our presence here - and thats silly to suppose that life we wanted as children is the same as life we want as adults... but if we drop some details and concentrate on the big things only.. considering how wise children are - isnt it the best we want for us as children and which rarely comes true because while growing up we lose something important, something we hardly will be able to find, that part of our soul that just KNOWS "Nothing is impossible" :)


No news ... or still some news :)

Hey...havent been here for quite a while. Not that i was extremely busy, just quite sick, i would even say very much sick with fever and stuff like that .. I mean when everybody says that i should have taken more care about myself.

Funny how much easier it is for us to take care of people we love rather than of ourselves. Seems some people are just unable to take care of themselves and i definitely belong to this group :D .. Not that i am very much proud of this habit but thats something i cant change about myself :) And i guess nobody will suffer a lot if i dont change it.

So, no news.. Well, that was a LIE :P - Some news i've got.

1. We finally have got a new girl as my replacememnt and i am able finally to concentrate on my own work which is really a must as deadline is close. Nooooooo...it is NOT close! It is very CLOSE.. and again i am wrong - it is probably already here :D - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

2. My niece decided to give my food to the dog - nice idea, huh? After all she hardly sees me, probably she thought i am not living here anymore therefore i dont need any food :D .. A smart one ;)

3. Watched Spider Man - a big longggggggggggggggg story about big boys fighting for cute girls. Nothing new! but some cool moments in the movie... but soooooooooooooooooooo longgggggggg....Mr. Maguire really disappointed me - most probably because this role doesnt give much opportunities to show some of actor talent .. but Kirsten Dunst was cute :) But you wont believe - such a longggggggggg movie :( - they could have made it a bit shorter, probably a half of this, would be better ;)

4. Have a day off tomorrow, Holiday.. will sleep and sleep and sleep .. - nothing new, right? ;) The weather is too rainy to plan anything outside, sooooooo no choice but to sleep :) I looooooooooooooooooove sleeping when it rains, somehow you sleep better on such days/nights :)

Will make a break now and come back soon with some new stuff :)


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