I am leaving in 2 hours to Basel - to the IOGT World Congress and EGTYF Camp and Congress 2006. The event itelf starts on 30th of July but first we will travel from Sweden through Estonia, Latvia. Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Germany. Every day one country (except Poland which we just pass through). In each country a street action and activities about alcohol advertising.
Veeeeeery exciting!
I am looking forward to so many things and so many people that it is difficult to name it here.

different ways

EGTYF is the best =)

I´ll be back around 7th of august and then the report from the whole event comes!!!


Do you lie? Pay!

An insureance company in Slovakia has got to pay penalty round 75 000 Euro for false information and misleading when promoting its insurance. Yes..I agree. I just wonder what all the other commercials are about....

Telling to african women that booze will help them get stronger right after giving birth to a child can be an example.

Hedgehog rescuers

Some days ago when I was walking with Madlena in night town we found a hedgehog. He was hiding. We considered him rather confused and since there were no trees and grass around or in a close distance I simply took off my sweater (after some other - rather stupid tries), wrapped the hedgehog in it and we carried him to the town park where there are many trees and plants and grass and lake etc (very very nice park you should come and see it). The hedgehog seemed to feel comfortable and looked very very sweet when he was "travelling" to the park. He stuck out his curious muzzle and looked around (maybe he wanted to remember the way). When we reached the park we just  "released" him and to be honest I really missed him. He waited a bit and then he started a new journey =)

Today, when I was walking with Madlena in night town we found a hedgehog. He was rushing somehwere. He seemed to be very confident about the way he took and he was very close to a grass area nearby a church. So we just stopped to watch him. Right at the corner he found a plastic cup with some rests of ice cream. Unsurprisingly he stuck in his curious muzzle and savoured the left - overs. Such a sweet picture =) After some time of enjoying the cup got stuck on his muzzle and he couldnt get rid of it =) Fortunately me and Madlena were at the place ready to rescue him =)

I just hope we helped in the both cases. i hope there wasnt a whole hedgehog family waiting for our globetrotter hedgehog and I hope our choicy-tongue hedgehog didnt want to take the cup with him to share the ice cream with other friends...

Somewhere over the rainbow...

Somewhere over the rainbow...

I miss a bit..

Presence of my parents reminded me my time in Slovakia and things I miss very much! I miss my friends who came every day in summer to pick me and we went to play basketball together, or watched handball match or went rollerskating, or  to an open cinema (very often we didnt have money so were just outside listening to a movie and eating popcorn). We did a lot of sport together not because of better shape or health but because we liked all kinds of games. We watched movies or just hang around. They were talking and i was listening most of the time. The interesting thing is that all of them were boys. I got to hear everything about computers and girls they liked.

Then I miss NOM people. NOM is a slovak youth temperance organisation. Two years ago we organized EGTYF Camp and Congress and now when getting ready for a new congress I think a lot about them and I realize more and more how great job NOM people did. And how great time we had when we met and had some activity together. Maybe not very preffessional with hundreds of people but very cosy. Each of us felt being welcome.

And I miss my classmates. From secondary school and from university. Looong talks and common projects. Eating some sandwich on stairs in front of the school or in a nearby park. Complaining about low level of knowledge received or about demanding teachers =)
I simply miss right now..

I forgot to tell you..

..I started smoking regurarly. I used to smoke from time to time in Slovakia, mostly in the evening and mornings when our neighbour was at home but then I closed door to my room and opened the window. But only door which brings some fresh air has to be open 24/7 so to some oxygen I get bonus at least three times a day - some cigarette smoke. Imagine! For free!!! But I somehow can´t appreciate that. Not yet. Maybe after some time... 

The man in the wheelchair...

...I wrote about - I stopped by and talked to him. Several times already. And I am always welcome =) Some days ago when we went by car and passed the crossroad he usally sits at, he saw me and waved. Later on I found out that I was not the only one he waves to. There are many drivers he recognizes and they are aware of him and they wave back. And smile =) Such a warm feeling! Really warm!!!!

A short story

I was eating outside today. While I was waiting for my food I saw two(!) similar situations. A person sitting at the table, wind lighly blowing, one napkin just flows and flies down from the table to the floor. The person staring at the napking all the time during the "process"...and ...that´s the end of the story. I do not think this was happy end.

If I could finish the story I would say: And the person just bends down and picks up the napkin cause it is very easy and very nice to do.

This day..

This day has been very interesting and thoughts evoking. It made me think about beginning and end and how the awareness of a beginning or an end changes our point of view and our feelings toward the situation. It made me think about expressing critics and appreciation and that there is much more easier to find the words for critics then for describing the feeling and reason of satisfation. It made me think about being happy and sad about the same situation. It made me realize that there are many things in our life that are just up to our decision...

..and now I am going to sleep with all my thoughts...

natti natti!


To be honest..I did not know what "blog" really means or how the word has appeared. So I checked wikipedia. It comes from: "weblog "- which was later divided into "we blog" in 1999 and afterwards "to blog" was accepted as a verb. In 2004 Merriam - Webster´s dictionary declared the word "blog" as the word of the year. If you wanna know more check for example

No surprise..

After the elections in Slovakia, new governemnt has been formed and ... of course there is only one female minister in it. Yes yes..what else can I add?

Have a nice day

Sometimes there is a guy sitting in a wheel chair on the corner of the street which I pass on my way to work.. It happens that he sits there for the whole day..
When I first time saw him sitting there I thought he was waiting for someone to pick him up. When I saw him after some hours when going home from work still at the same place, I thought it was strange that he had spent there the whole day. There is just a crossroad view, many cars..
My friend told me that he sits there very often just like that. I accepted the fact and just for a while wondered why. Some other day when i was passing the place, he was there again. He caught my sight and said "hi". He apprantly noticed that I also appear there rather often and on rather regular basis. Yes..i said hi back. And then many times when i saw him. Today he looked very happy and except saying hi, he wished me a nice day. And I smiled =) I do not know why does he sit there, but if it is only for saying hi and wishing nice day to passers by, it has a sense. I think i will stop next time when I meet him..
..there is just a crossroad view, many cars and passers by..

The thesis side effects..

By writing the thesis i always happen to reach some very strange state of mind which makes me..

- to miss my floor when taking stairs to come home and to stop only when I find out that there are no more stairs to take (lucky me that I do not live on Eifel tower)

- to pass a transit area at the airport and to find myself at the luggage pick - up place where I realize that I do not have my luggage there cause it is just changing flights and flying further exactly as I am supposed to do - so I better go back to transit area..

- to leave keys in the lock right after opening the door and then to search for them for some time..

Theory of relativity

I found out that:

- it is much more fun to watch football VM
- it is much nicer to go out for a short bike ride
- a chocolate tastes better
- it is greater pleasure to write a blog
- I enjoy much more 20 minutes nap
- it is much more interesting to surf internet
- there are more interesting TV series
- etc..

...when I have to write thesis and I do not have spare time for any other things at all..


I have got a present from a friend of mine and now I am singing the song all the time:

Sunshine /Gabrielle
Made a wish, I can dream
I can be what I want to be
Not afraid to live my life
And fulfil my fantasies

I learnt a lot of tricks to help me live my life
You helped me find my paradise
When you came I saw

Sunshine through my window
That's what you are
My shining star
Making me feel like
I'm on top of the world
Telling me I'll go far

Reaching out, for the highs
You inspired me to try
I felt the magic inside
And I felt that I could fly
I'm looking at the world in an optimistic light
You made me appreciate my life
'Cos when you came you were my

Sunshine through my window
That's what you are
My shining star
Making me feel like
I'm on top of the world
Telling me I'll go far

You are the calm
I am the storm
You are the breeze that carries me on
When I said a truth
You wink at me
You're there for me

Sunshine (oh yeah)
That's what you are
My shining star
Making me feel I'm on top of the world
Telling me that I'll go far
Sunshine through my window
That's what you are
My shining star

(Sunshine) Making me feel I'm on top of the world
Telling me that I'll go far
Sunshine through my window
That's what you are
My shining star
Making me feel I'm on top of the world
Telling me that I'll go far
My star, my star..