Monday, November 23, 2015

Je parle fran├žais

How cool is that, I just started to attend a French beginning course. Best of all: my employer is paying for it.

It is lovely to have new school books (photo attached).

And on youtube I found brilliant Alexa, I love learning with her:

Is there any other language where you say 99 = 4 x 20 + 10 + 9 :)
English is so easy.
99 = 90 + 9


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Finding bits of happiness

Lately I have been quite happy at work. Especially since my work brings me to places that I wouldn't visit otherwise. I spent majority of this week at beautiful Lago di Garda / Lake Garda. Attached  photos: the Lake / Sirmione Castle (at the Lake) and from a small village closeby.

Have you read this post from March?

The old kind man from March's post invited me for a long walk, but I declined then since I didn't have time because of fixed meetings. I promised that whenever work brings me to Lake Garda, I will phone him. So I did. 

He took me for a short visiting tour of the lake, for a walk and for dinner. 
It felt good, talking. 

At one point, during the dinner, he said: "We are the same, you and me. Neither of us has kids." And then he started to talk about his regrets because he is childless. 

Later on, I still kept thinking about his comment. And what I really think is that we aren't the same at all. 

I spent a whole decade regretting not having children. But now I am done with regrets. I did my best to get a child, but it wasn't written in my destiny. It was not meant to be. What should I regret? 

While he... this is another story. When he was young, his girlfriend got pregnant. And he told her that he wasn't interested in having a child. So she just disappeared from his life. She moved to another country. He always assumed that she had an abortion and moved. But he isn't sure.  He never tried to find her (until now).

But if the girlfriend didn't have an abortion, his child would be more or less exactly my age. Perhaps I remind him of a daughter he never had.      

I really like him. But  I am afraid he is slowly loosing his battle with the cancer.

I am sad for him. But in the meantime I was reminded (again) how fragile life is. And how I have to grab bits of happiness wherever I can find them.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Albero della vita / Tree of life

I was lucky. In October, I had to go to Milan for work, so I could visit Expo. I loved it! Some photos attached.

I wished I had time to visit all pavilions, but obviously there was not enough time, especially since the waiting lines for popular pavilions were up to 6 hours (record of waiting lines had Japan).

I enjoyed walking around, alone, learning new things. Being there was like the symbol of life... all countries on one place. So many wishes. So little time.

On how many travellings will we be able to go? Which countries to choose? So many wishes. So little time. Not to mention limited income.

But when listening to the music of lovely Albero della vita / Tree of life, I just felt so very happy to live. To be the part of the world. My life may not be as I planned it to be, but it is beautiful anyway.

Here is the video of the Tree of life:

La vita e' bella! Life is beautiful!

Saturday, November 14, 2015


I am sorry for all the lives taken yesterday in Paris.
I am praying for Paris, but I am afraid that prayers are not enough.
I am afraid that this is just the real start of terrorist attacks in whole Europe.
I have my own theory whose interest it is to make Europe weaker / to destroy Europe.
I am afraid that the Europe that we knew until now is over.
This morning, I am really glad that there is not going to be a generation behind me and my husband.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Meet Isa

I just read another great interview, with Isa. Sometimes I read her blog, but my German is not that good, so it is a bit difficult. Luckily this interview is in English.