Pope goes to Istanbul
...12 000 policemen will have to protect him
and I am so tired of all religious conflicts...
PS. Fredrik..don´t tell me that you don´t like dogs after seeing this..
Conversation that makes sense
A conversation with Maja sounds sometimes very meaningful:
Maja is looking at the list of participants from the congress 2006 I´ve just sent her and the conversation goes:
Maja: And what is this?
Kristina: Here you have all the youth and junior participants (list)
Maja: But do you have it?
Kristina: Hmmm..whether I have WHAT?
Maja: Only youth participants
Kristina: You are right now looking at it. It´s only youth and some juniors
Designers of society, designers of future
And how much bye bye´s should one say when going home for two months. Actually it is only 62 days... No..farewll party not needed.
Today´s activity...writing and doing laundry. A lot to do about both of those.
And I´ve started sneezing today. Not a good sign. Do u think a chocolate desert will help me?
A piece of wisdom =)
It usually rains less intenisve than it seems it does...
...this year´s birthday was very different. It has been my best birthday ever.
It started right after midnight by surprise from Maja, Maik and Tiina. (the THANK YOU blog is about them) I was so happy that i had to make the flower in the previous entry. At three I went to bed, woke up some hours later and it was still my birthday =) I came to the office and scouts and Junis sang "happy birthday" song for me =) Very nice =)
Then the work started..As I heard some people coming I looked up from the computer screen and I could not believe my eyes. A very familiar face in very familiar jacket appeared. But wait wait wait..this is impossible. This face (and the jacket) is supposed to be in Bulgaria right now. Nope. Both of them were here. In Sweden, in Örebro, in ACTIVE office. Madlena came to Sweden for my birthday and gave me the best present ever - her presence. I did not have words.
the evening Anna (handball Anna) called me and sang her version of "happy birthday" song. =D At the same time called Ruza and Emina to my mobile phone.. Crazy!
Approximately at the time I was born but 25 years later I was playing handball. Yeah we lost which I do not care at all cause I felt I did not give up and did my best. And what was even better, after the match I looked into audience and I saw my friends Madlena, Erling and Maik there =) And we went home all together and spent some more nice hours together.
My birthday is over but the feeling still preserves. Thank you - all my friends - for being with me, making this day spacial, for your phonecalls, messages and sms. I really enjoyed =) =) =) I could have birthday everyday. And thanks to you I actually have it very often!!!!
Pink is singing..
candles are wishing...
Friends are hiding..
A tear in my eye is reflecting light of this happy moment... =)
The good part, except of the presentations was to meet great people. You maybe noticed that I wrote "back home.." and then I mentioned Sweden. Yes..other Swedes at the conference (those coming from IOGT-NTO) were treating me as their and that was great feeling. It was nice to come to them and do not feel like disturbing them. It was nice when they came to me and didnt feel like disturbing me. And of course ACTIVE people! Then some new people - youngsters and adults as well. Some wanted me to explain them what the word "temperance" means. It suprised me cause i would expect that people working in this field would know. However I know now that explanations are never wasting of time.
And I like Helsinki a lot although I did not have time to see much of it. But Stockholm is still number one for me!!!
Art of reading a situation
Brussels Brussels Brussels
My first visit on 2004 was very strange. I came in the night, got lost, then found my way, shared room with a girl I have never met before, the seminar was about smth I have never heard about before.
Second time - the parliament. It was better. Was there with people I knew, doing smth I understood =) But still, Brussels itself did not impressed me.
Third time. Arrival was strange. One airport bus left earlier than supposed and the other should have come in 1,5 hour. Luckily we were many so there was another buss arranged. I was watching the way to town, trying figure out why I was not amazed by Brussel. I know many people who love that city. I found out. There were no lights in the windows. I am so much used to all possible lights in windows in Sweden. It looks cosy. Warm. Welcoming. These widows were just dark. From time to time some lit but not many. Cold. Unfriendly. But when I arrived I met a friend. Very good one. And the city turned into place I suddenly liked. And I felt welcome. And I will come back. Volunteerly =)
The best sms..
Dante si skraabe usi...=)
(Dante is scratching his ears)
Vaulting part 2
Next step: to compare slovaks and swedes..
...I´ve liked so far. I have managed to write a lot for the thesis (it´s time to work really effective in this case). Then I went to handball match. We played in Garphyttan. A very very small vilage with even smaller hall which is really not meant for handball. Our team is not really used to such conditions but hej..one has to be flexible.
We lost the match. 26:24 but I enjoyed it. It was faster (maybe because we did not have to run so long) and it was active game. I personally scored 14 times from different positions. I passed the balls for another goals. The other team deserved to win. They had more players who scored and they tried to solve the problematic situations. But but...we are going to win the next match against them. On a normal size field, where we can use our strong parts. Aha..and have I mentioned that I enjoyed the game?
Maik was at the match. And Andreas and Inese appeared there also. It was so unexpected. I haven´t talked to either of them for rather long time. I have no clue how did they come to the decision to come and watch. And how did they know where and when we played. But they came and I am still very happy about it.
Then me and Maik went for a walk in the town. Was also cool. We met UNF people having a street action. They lit 193 candles in a shape of heart for 193 people who have died because of drug abuse since january 2006. Uff...it´s a lot. In town with 125 000 inhabitants. What made me happy was that I saw new faces among UNF people. Tomy and Kim who prepared it did a good job.
Now I gonna continue my thesis. Swedish focus groups are also almost done. Great feeling!!!!
There are not very many days left till I go home. I am going on 30th of November. I have 20 days untill then and my agenda looks rather busy.
16th - 17th of November - Brussel: Information day on administrative grant for INGYOs
19th - 22nd of November - Helsinki: Eurocare - Bridging the gap conference
Except of that:
To finish the thesis
To finish 2 reports
To start a grant application
I wish me good luck =)
I had to cancel going to Emil´s farewell party and it seems I am just about to cancel my own birthday party. One has to prioritize. I can celebrate that I was born some other day. One can actually celebrate it every morning. The pity is that it was supposed to be joined party together with Liza but we will hopefully find the solution.
Right now I would love to go to cinema but I will listen to my focus groups instead. But I know that the movie will wait for me so no problem.
Me personally...I enjoyed a lot. I appreciated it double because previous week I had a strange pain in my foot which caused me problems even to walk. I think it was overworked or smth like that. Now the foot is OK and I could jump and run - so i did =)
We managed to win and had some very nice moments =) The next match is on saturday.
My little dog was sad..
I hope he is OK again.
Yeah - it is not me on the picture. Unfortunately I do not have any picture of me doing vaulting.
Alcohol industry - a golden cow vs. pure conscience
Alcohol has no positive effects, is for no good, brings many problems for individuals and society. That means that producing and selling alcohol, making it a sign of high social status and neccessery part of daily life is just careless manipulation of people to earn lots of money with no thought of peoples good on mind. I would never have that conscience to do that. Seems my friend neither =) Yupiiii...I hope he will find a nice and honest way to be rich.
Slovakia vs. Sweden
On the other hand I like the life in Sweden as well. There I learnt to enjoy being alone, there I learnt to enjoy silence and more or less decide upon my time schedule, there I have to focus on two things (work AND thesis) and not just one as in Slovakia (studies), there I feel that the nature is magic, there I appreciate all I´ve got in Slovakia, there I go over my limits, find new interests, meet new people, there I am challanged so often and there I like sleeping so much!!!
I could not say which is better. Both I enjoy!
Being in Slovakia
But now I go to bed. Tomorrow:
5.00 wake up
5 - 6.00 thesis
8.00 - Bratislava
8 - 9.00 Meeting Lucia
9. - 17.00 Library
17.00 - meeting NOM
22.25 sms to Maja how Idol has been
23.00 home sweet home