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?
Spring Breeze, German Chocolate, New People
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
First Encounter with Oilers
This post will be about my first encounter with Oilers, the most beloved and disappointing team for Edmonton hockey fans. I had never watched hockey until 2017. Even though I am from Russia, the country of legendary hockey players, I was never interested in hockey alone. With my mom (not dad!), I used to watch … Continue reading First Encounter with Oilers
When hockey is on
Hockey. My newly discovered interest. What is so satisfying about watching a hockey game? For me, it is the sound of the puck gliding on the ice from one stick to another. This soft, dull, clattering sound of rubber (puck), wood (stick), and ice is extremely soothing. It makes me feel fuzzy inside. It is … Continue reading When hockey is on