Понедельник, 07 января 2008
I'm here, frinds! Physically, I'm in the States, in Illinois. Baobeir works at a small teaching university, Claudiuccia goes to a local school, Yosyp already walks, says first words and has 9 teeth, I'm working from home.
Last year we spent 4 months in Jifu, Claudiuccia even started Grade 1 there, and I owe you my stories about cops, gypsy hipnotists, Klavka's classmates, translators' powwows and museum tours.
Понедельник, 04 декабря 2006
This is the children's space at the museum
Суббота, 16 сентября 2006
I'm here. I owe you a school-like composition "My Summer" and lots of grotesque comments on my life now.
I am waiting for the Minstry of Labour to start an investigation on my claim (you know what is about), I was told that "since we have an online service, the load of claims was tripled." Something suggests me, that it was not an Internet itself, but a "human factor" that created this big load of claims.
I am looking for a job and trying to take care of my mortal shell. I quit the gym in June, for at least a year, and then we'll see where and how I go back to it.
I have a new friend - we met each other on one of the Russian sites about parenting (the one that used to have and finally banished home-made porn :zhosh: :bath: ). We discovered that our common aquintances used to tell us about each other... Tell what? Well, you can imagine... My friend grew up in a Russian-speaking community in the Central Asia, studied in the States and here and was an English as a Second Language and French Immersion teacher, and in her early 20es has a huge experience of all kinds of jobs, communities and lifestyles. She is a mother of an exciting human being - call her a late miscarriage or a triumph of life and a sign from Providence - who was born at 6 (!) months by gestation and now is "like every baby". I'll show you the pictures from our short trips with them (my friend breastfeeds and takes her daughter with her wherever she goes).
We went to Toronto for a few times, as always, museums and salmon roe. :) And lots of pictures taken there.
The Ukr. school resumed, and I teach there again.
Воскресенье, 18 июня 2006
Hopefully my face didn't scare them.
Понедельник, 05 июня 2006
Yesterday all our Adams family were to the neighbouring town of Dundas - to see the Buskers Festival. Every fourth performer didn't eat fire - the other 3/4 of them did eat fire. As Isabelle from the "Aerian Angels" (what other angels are there, huh?) Trio said: Please remember that the fire of our torches is real, not artificial. Please don't try to repeat our tricks at home. Don't act like us. Don't dress like us! (She was wearing fishnet stockings and black leather clothes).
The most impressive stunts were performed by women. Men mostly played tricks on a crowd or performed simple stunts in the most grotesque way.
I don't like "ordinary" circus with tortured animals and dependent performers. But I respect those people who have chosen this strange and complicated life when they are their own scenario writers and directors, PR managers, accountants and workplace security inspectors. There is something really archaic, free and exciting in the spirit of this culture of street entertainment.
Me? I continue performing my stunts too. All feedbacks are "excellent". This means I handle all those conversations on law, finances and healthcare in French and Chinese. Sometimes I even :) work with Russian and Ukrainian.