Sunday, May 20, 2012

Life is good, but I'm better ;D

This time I have a completely good excuse for not being here - my computer is broken. So today my friend has to put up with me, cause I'm like an addict going through every website ;D I have missed so many awesome stories and I can't wait to get my computer back to read them all. But, I also don't want him back for several reasons. As much as I've missed your posts, I've never been this relaxed.  I have time for myself, my family, friends and relaxing.


A couple of awesome things have happened to me these last weeks. 


First, on May 13 was Mother's Day in Latvia. So a little belated Happy mother's day to all you-wonderful amazing moms out there :) 


Another awesome thing - I turned 19 on May 12. And may I say- this was THE BEST birthday ever! And all thanks to my wonderful friends and family.


My friend bought bus tickets to Tallinn [Estonia] and we both celebrated my birthday there.
Thanks to couch-surfing, I had so many amazing experiences. 
If someone doesn't know what couch-surfing is - it's a website where people from all over the world offer their homes for travellers to stay at. And we got an amazing host. She showed us the town, took us sightseeing and took us out at night so I could have some birthday shots ;D


The town was beautiful and we were walking for 5 hours and still didn't manage to see everything. Then at night, it was a completely different view. There were millions of people and clubs, pubs and parties around every corner. We went to few clubs and the people there were amazing and so nice! Everyone who found out I had a birthday, immediately hugged me and wished me a happy birthday. The shots were good, the music was amazing and the people were simply awesome. 


When I got back home, I had my second surprise - my friends got me the best presents ever ;D 


a little back story:
-I never pay any attention to how much fuel I have left in my car. So there have been few situations when my car simply stops cause it's out of fuel. 


For that to never happen again, one friend got me can of fuel for emergencies ;D lol. My friends know me so well :D 


So I had the best birthday, I got the best presents and I'm in such good mood I can't even explain it. 
And now when my computer is broken, I will have some time to study for my exams. The English exam is on  Tuesday, so wish me luck :)


I have some other stories but I want to catch up with your blogs first :) I don't know how [cause my computer will be broken for a while], but I will manage to do it. :) 


Meanwhile, enjoy yourselves :)
you are all amazing :)

-B-   

Here are some pictures from my birthday :)





Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

AGAIN! I haven't been here for a really long time! but this time I have no excuses ;D I've just been lazy. So sorry for that. 

I'm not gonna write some story or something, just a few random things that have happened in my life this last month and I still have some debts left.

So here I go:

*First, I owe someone a book review. It's not going to be long, cause I think people are more attracted to short reviews. Otherwise they can simply read the book.

 
[The picture was taken from Haritha's blog]

"The New Death and others". Written by James Hutchings
 "44 short stories, 19 poems, no sparkly vampires."


"In the beginning of the world the gods considered all those things which did not have their own gods, to decide who would have responsibility and rulership.
"I will rule all flowers that are sky-blue in colour," said the Sky-Father.And so it went.
At last all had been divided, save for one thing.
"Who," asked the Sky-Father, "shall have dominion over the poor?"

There was a long pause. The gods shuffled their feet and avoided one another's gaze. At last a voice broke the silence.
"I will," said Death." 

I, personally, loved this one the most. 

Although the stories are really short, they get right to the point. Dark fantasy, weird, strange stories but with amazing everyday life irony. I don't usually read this kind of books. I'm not into fiction at all, even more DARK fiction. But that only made me more curious to read it. And I actually really liked this book. It didn't take much time to read it. [It took me this long to post a review cause I'm lazy-remember? ;D] The stories made me think about values of life, about myself, and it completely made me change my mind about many things.

So thank you James, for giving me this opportunity to read your book, write a review and actually find out something new about myself :)


*Now onto the next thing. A long time ago I received an email from Christine Chu. She told me about her idea to create a diet/fitness website/app. "For me, I think the problem with being healthy is motivation. It's an abstract, overwhelming goal. I think the best way to counter this is to have concrete, winnable games and small victories." said Christen. So the website is ready, and she asked me to put it on my blog. So here it is www.slimkicker.com

If any of you is interested, please take a look :) I think it's pretty interesting and her idea is amazing :)


*Now something about myself.

-Since the weather is finally AMAZING! I'm relaxing and enjoying every second I've left before the exams, who, btw, start on May 22.

So for now, I'm barbecuing, road-tripping [is that even a word?] and having fun. 


-I also missed my one year anniversary at blogger. Which was on April 5th. Since I didn't write a post about it ;D I'm just gonna say it now - I am beyond happy to be here. The last year has been a real journey, I've met some amazing people here and I hope we will stay friends for a long long time. And I really hope I get to meet you all one day :) Thank you for being so amazing :)

-I went to the school that I've chosen to study at. And I found out some interesting things and I'm now completely sure about what I'm gonna do and study. And this feeling is wonderful.

-And I've also started something completely new. I'm learning Norwegian. It is completely different from all the other languages I know and I love it :) If you're going to ask me WHY ARE YOU LEARNING IT? I can't answer you. I don't have a strict goal for it. I just wanted to do it, and I really like it :)


Well...that's about it. I've been quite busy, quite lazy, but mostly, I've been [and still am] Happy :) 

Have a wonderful day everybody :)
-B-