Just want to write a short post to wish everyone Happy Friday! This is my last class of teaching this semester, and I have a mix of feelings: excitement for more free time and sadness for saying goodbye to some amazing students this year. It has been a tough "zoom" semester for all of us, … Continue reading Happy Friday!
Looking through my older posts, I realize I used to write about hockey before, but recently - not a single post about the favourite Oilers. When I join zoom classes, the first thing my students see is the photograph of the German hockey player Draisaitl on my wall. They immediately assume I love hockey. And … Continue reading hockey or not?
Teaching is such a capricious thing. It is definitely one of the professions that is mood-dependent. It has good days, great days, and absolutely the worst days. What works one time will not go well the next. What you considered as a boring activity is suddenly a hit among students. And what you have worked … Continue reading Teaching, Mood Swings, and Literary Miracles
Spring breeze, European treats, downtown cafe, laughter, new people, the feeling of normalcy and excitement. Almost post-Covid atmosphere. It is March 20, 2021, and it has been more than a year since we have been allowed to hang out with more than 2 friends in the restaurants on the patio. We are sitting outside: 5 … Continue reading Spring Breeze, German Chocolate, New People
I like everything beautiful. Beautiful sound of music in the headphones. Beautiful bookshelf arranged by an introverted reader. Beautiful reflection in the mirror on the days when you wake up looking good. Beautiful pop of colour on the dinner plate with a little bit of brown, green, and red. Beautiful smile of a person who … Continue reading beautiful
Do you want some rock'n'roll in your life? Some spice in a little bit mundane-repetitive-boring covid-19-year? Do you want to experience all the ups and downs of being in the band without actually sacrificing your real, maybe comfortable life? Well, then, there is one way to do it - read the brilliant book Daisy Jones … Continue reading let’s rock’n’roll?!
What are you living for? Do you have "THE purpose" in life? You know, the one that defines you and your existence on this planet?! Everyone is shouting how you are supposed to figure it out, have THE goal of your life, and confidently go towards it, step by step, brick by brick. Sometimes life … Continue reading Game of Life
Ok, I have to admit from the start that I have never been into audiobooks before. In fact, I used to be a book snob and look down on people who opted for audiobooks instead of "real" physical hardcopied with words printed on pages books. And I feel bad about it. This year I have … Continue reading audiobooks…greenlight
I am going to tell you the name of one person, and I want you to remember it. Her name is Nikita Gill. If you google her or search her name on Instagram, she will pop up right away. Why, you ask? Not because she is a famous influencer, living her life on display and … Continue reading one name you need to know
I have always loved books. Truly, sometimes books are more loyal than best friends. In many ways, they are. Always available, always there for you. They understand you, and you try to understand them. They make you laugh. You cry with them. They are next to you, ready to share an intimate moment any time … Continue reading Ode to Books