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Thursday, April 28, 2005
Going on a nice little Easter Break
This is my last day at work before the Easter break. And that is only because we have this wonderful boss who grated as two extra free days, this Friday and the next Tuesday. Legally speaking, the only free day is Monday, the Second Day of Easter. I also found this funny: Orthodox Easter has three days, just like the weddings in fairytales!

Yesterday I went to buy some books after work. I finally bought the Spanish books I wanted so much and today I actually started learning it. So, Hola, amigos! I’m really enjoying it because it is easier than I thought. I already kinda knew how to speak, mostly from all those soapy Latin series I had seen (All my girlfriends think telenovellas are crap, but if there is a cute leading man, shirtless as often as possible or better yet in a swimming suit, we have our eyes stuck on the TV!!!). So, I knew to speak, but not exactly how to write and I had absolutely no idea of the Spanish grammar. Now I now a little bit about nouns!

If I have any problems, Owzy offered to help, so I hope that in three months’ time I’ll be able to actually write a coherent paragraph in Spanish. If not, that means I’ve been lazy and have given my new books to the Mighty Dust as an Easter present!

I’m going to see Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” ballet (you can find all about it here) after work - with Ovidiu Matei Iancu in the leading male part, of course! I’ve seen excerpts of this ballet on TV and a movie about a ballerina who was actually made famous by her part in the “Swan Lake”. So I hope I won’t be disappointed by the performance of the Bucharest National Opera Ballet.

My plans for this Easter are quite simple, inexistent actually. My cousin and my aunt will come visit, I’ll see my father only on Saturday because he’s going at my grandma’s and I’ll probably see some of my friends. That’s about it. Other bold plans of mine include finishing Mircea Eliade’s “History of Religious Ideas”, book that has been translated in far more languages than those I can say “My name is Kayla” in. Some info about the author and his works can be found here.

As my computer will remain in Bucharest, unless I get to an Internet Café or some “connected” computer, I will see you all on Wednesday. So, Happy Easter to those who actually celebrate it and great weekend to the rest of the world!

P.S. I was thinking about a Robin Williams show on Broadway that I saw some time ago (thank you DC++). He so funnily noticed how odd linking Easter Bunnies to Easter Eggs was. Here’s a little quote: “Even the kids go: ‘Mooom! Bunnies don’t even lay eggs!!!’”
P.P.S. You can all admire the changes I made to my blog: the nice doggie clock, the new spot for the site meter and the nice blogroll I created directly in the HTML code with my very own two hands and lots of help from several sources. It’s a tiny step for me and a completely inexistent one for the human species, but I decided to learn everything there is to know about HTML.
posted by Alina @ 1:34 PM  
  • At 4/28/2005 7:51 PM, Blogger Owzyo! said…

    Have a great weekend! - I'll have to make sure I get my help spot on now you've metioned it! It'll help me practice too however!

  • At 4/29/2005 5:24 PM, Blogger Haruka said…

    Hello from Japan!! thanks for leaving comments on my blog. it was the first time that I get comments from unexpected person. whatever,I was soooo excited and happy!! Well, I hope you will enjoy your Easter break!! Japan doesn't have Easter break but we have series of national holidays and we call the week "Golden week." most people have 6days holidays including weekends. by the way,I goes to university of language andmy major is English,Chinese and marketing. but I will study Spanish next year!! and I am wondering that is English spoken officially in your country?? I would like to know. well,I will be happy that you will check my blog again soon :)

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