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Olga Vogel
Russia, Moscow
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Guess why I'm enjoying 5Faves so much? Because it lets me play a BBC channel and no one will call me a nerd. Okay, this time it's learning Japanese language - this stuff costs me about 6 hours a week (~2,5 hours of class and ~3,5 hours of self-education and... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at Spicy Life
Other posts with beautiful pics of sakura in bloom (I've visited our botanical garden this weekend) are coming. And now - behold! - the borsch. 'Cause MamaStork was interested in the recipe. In fact, borsch is not a typical dish of Russian cuisine (it's Ukranian). Although, almost all Russian housewives... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Spicy Life
These 5Faves are about Middle Ages-related things that I love most. Yes, I know that there are probably not so many people who are keen on medieval period of human history, but still... For me, it all started in the university. My first university is a scholastic institution specialized on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Spicy Life
Monday morning started with an odd work case. Two guys from the testing department came to me quite early in the morning and told that someone sneaked in our office on Sunday. And I'm like: how could that be? No one except our employees has access to the door (it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Spicy Life
-1- One day before weekend. Yay! Besides that, calm times start - Granny is already enjoying herself in the health resort that we've chosen. Parents are heading to USA the next early morning. Everyone will have a bit of rest. Called Granny a couple of days ago - although she... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Spicy Life
So it be - 7QT on Fridays, 5 Favourites on Thursdays. Never mind. I'm just trying to find my lost inspiration (if you see it somewhere, please let me know). Okay here I go! 1. Apple blossoms. These are just so lovely. Seen them on my walk through one of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Spicy Life
Hi everyone, Hope that you all had a highly transformative Holy Week. Happy Easter to you all. He is risen! For me, it was a hard week. To be honest, I even don't remember how I managed to do lots of preparations, work tasks and (that's important) how I stayed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at Spicy Life
I always watch some brand new films after that they end to be brand new - it's always nice to do it calmly, at home, with a cup of tea. None of that usual calmness happened yesterday. I watched The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. A perfect story of a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Spicy Life
-1- I have some knowledge to share with you today. All we pathetic procrastinators have someone to pray to. Brief story: there was a man, called Expeditus. We are not quite sure if it's a name or a name misread, or even a name of his profession. He is said... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Spicy Life
To put it short, since last Friday I was looking (and feeling) like an egg separator. This one. This spring had a nasty effect on our office - almost everyone is ill or falling ill or recovering (and it is impossible to keep your good health when the flu plague... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Spicy Life
-1- I'm glad to have such an amazing place to work. No, seriously. While others are doing carreer, I'm staying happily in here. For 5 years and a half, to be precise. And these are the profits: even a person who have done his studies in humanities and social studies,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Spicy Life
Yesterday I had a great experience of visiting the Sunday Mass led by Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, former Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Diocese of the Mother of God in Moscow, now the Metropolitan Archbishop of Minsk-Mahilyow. A great man of Church, he is. Not only because he did much for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Spicy Life
Today, I've started serious sports practice after a year (or probably even more) of hospitals, various relationship problems and complete weakness. Today, I'm celebrating a win. It's not so hard to do workouts. It's much more harder to start the whole thing over when you practically buried yourself. The ultimate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Spicy Life
There are all kinds of awesome people who make great spring cleaning lists, garage sales, garden improvements etc. As I'm an office girl, the spring cleaning madness starts here. We have a room that came directly from hell. The best way to describe it is... l guess, everyone has a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Spicy Life
Hello there! It seems that spring is coming eventually - we're happily having at least 6 degrees above zero each day now, and the snow is disappearing slowly. -1- By the way, don't believe anyone who says that there are no bears on Moscow streets. There is one on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Spicy Life
Yesterday we've celebrated Mom's birthday. Mom's 51th birthday, you see. And here she is, a real beauty and one of the cleverest women I know. A woman who can look like a model, drive enormous cars, easily deal with home duties and under-age drug addict criminals, who probably wasn't a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Spicy Life
Even when you see some extra kilos on your scales, there's no reason to turn your lifestyle into an infernal struggle that makes you the most unpleasant person in the world. Believe me, I know what I say. One day, I decided to start a happy healthy life. In fact,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Spicy Life
-1- Wonder if any people in the office are surprised by seeing a toothbrush and a toothpaste tube on my table today. Probably not. They should be quite used to see something strange on this particular table...a certificate from gunshooting school saying I've accomplished a full course of Sig Sauer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Spicy Life
-1- Spring is not coming in Moscow. We've had several warm days (about 5 degrees above zero), everyone took out spring clothes happily, some seasonal sales started...and yesterday we enjoyed a snow storm. Today it still snows. That's the reason that I caught some naughty type of cold and stayed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Spicy Life
Speaking only your native language is not enough if it's not English by any chance. English can be enough. But not always. I've been learning English since I was 4, French since I was 10, Latin since I was 12, Italian since I was 17, Japanese since I was 19-20,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Spicy Life
I've started this Jen's challenge to write a post each day, so here it comes with Monday and starting my classes of Japanese. Unfortunately, I was born a Gemini. That means that I'm used to having lots of crazy projects in my life. Horse riding - okay, I will do... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Spicy Life
All the year 2013 (and partly 2012) was a year of "family life" for me. I can't promise that it would be the very last posting about that year. Anyhow, things like that don't get forgotten fast. It all started like, you know, a really hopeful relationship that should have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at Spicy Life
To begin with, I never was a super organised girl who keeps all her papers nice and neat, all her meetings scheduled and everything done just in time. In fact, I never wanted. Something in me just kept rejecting a planned way of life (and maybe it was some sort... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Spicy Life
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