Saturday, December 24

merry christmas!

well, it wouldn't be a post if it didn't begin with a picture of my retarded self :)

well, even tho i don't like christmas time at all, this past few weeks have been really outstanding and i would like to tell you about that a little since i didn't update for a longer while..

first of all, i am so thankful for all the good things i was granted this past year! i am so fortunate! in brno, i have the best flatmates one could ever have!! we had a christmas party a couple of weeks ago at the apartment in brno and while it was a load of fun it also ment a lot to me. i would never trade for any other flatmates, ever! :)

the other thing is - i have a job, and whatmore, i deff/ love it!! i love teaching and i love my students.. a week before christmas i decided to do a little christmas lesson for my classes and so we relaxed, talked about traditional christmases in english speaking countries and about our feelings about christmas and we also learned and translated the first verse of the silent night.. it was really fun to watch the students have fun (and it was even more precious for they all are grown-ups with lots of common grown-up problems) and be happy.. we also exchanged gifts and one of the students began crying during singing the silent night.. i love my students and i am SO looking forward to the january classes already!! they are the best motivation ever! :]

for another thing, i am so thankful for being a part of the two mixed choirs i sing in - tirnavia (trnava, slovakia) and vox iuvenalis (brno, the czech republic).. all the christmas concerts and after-parties were a huge part of my christmas this year.. we had a concert with vox in brno on 12/20/05 and at the after-party i realised how much the choir means to me.. i've been singing with those guys since 02/05 only but there is so much we have experienced together already - and gave me some good close friends - friends to laugh and cry with.. as for tirnavia, this year it seemed to be much more about people than ever before..

i also went out with a couple of my classmates this past week.. we had a lot of fun and tequilla, too :)

oh, i have almost forgotten!! :) i loved to see double a-ron after a long time!! :)

well, i just wanted to say that the whole december was a great christmas gift for me.. as for now, i am really enjoying the days when i don't have to open my daily planner to be able to live and don't have everything from travelling to breathing precisely scheduled.. :)

merry christmas everyone!!!! :)

Tuesday, December 13

no update..

sorry, just one really cute picture of myself!!! (thx, b.e.t.!) :D

*please notice the fashionable jacket

Thursday, December 8

an update..

..did i promise you an update here?! sorry, i am SO busy!!!! maybe later tonite..

Friday, December 2

a friday update

hey guys,
this past week has been really extraordinary! :)
on wednesday i had a presentation at school and in the afternoon i was singing with my group at an official opening of an exhibition of hygienic pottery (does that make sense?).. it was like medieval chamber-pots andf stuff like that.. :) pretty funny, plus our singing was really suprisingly suprising, too! :)
last nite i travelled to trnava for one day! it was a pretty cool roundtrip, i left brno at noon, walked around trnava a lil, got to see some of my B friends and sing at a choir rehearsal, got some good slovak pizza (with corn on it, of course) for late nite dinner and travelled back at 11.30pm. the highlight of the trip was walking from the bus station to my place here in brno from 2am to 3 am.. well, an hour long morning walk in freezing weather and a really dense fog is always a blast, isn't it! :)
the upcoming weekend will be supercool, too! today i am expecting juraj, noha and zzana from trnava to join me and janka for a weekend in brno! :D
soap, what have you guys been up to?! (leave a kidney or two if you please)

Sunday, November 27

party time

a great party with my czech co-bloggers tonite :) well, we look kinda retarded but that's ok. :D

paja, ondrik and swyna

Friday, November 25

happy weekend!

yeah, i will be off-line the whole weekend so i just wanted to wish you a nice snowy weekend and some good rest for those who need it! :) i had a little saturday myself today already 'cause i didn't have to go to work nor to school so i slept in and did some laundry and stuff like that.. and now i'm off for a chtistmas party that we have from work! :D
take care, friends!

concert pictures

hey, here are some pics from the annual tirnavia concert that some of you have been to, enjoy>

looking at these pictures makes me realise how much i love this choir and the people singing in it and reminds me of some really great times spent together!!!

more pics here>

Thursday, November 24

happy thanksgiving!

(c) off the mark


this was really cool 'cause i just had time this afternoon to check your blogs guys and read thru some really interesting stuff and saw some really cool pictures and this one made me laugh so bad! :) just wanted to share it with all of you>

reuben and ashley lesondak

Tuesday, November 22

international complication weekend

hey there.. this weekend was the international complication weekend and i realized how it feels to have minute-by-minute planned schedule, and whatmore, what it means to fail following that schedule.. :) do i make sense? :D
anyhoo, after a refreshing weekend with my friends from trnava i am back at work and school and yes, i am actually studying! :) ttyl

(?) how was your weekend?

Thursday, November 17

holiday's rock!

hey there..
today is a national holiday in the czech republic so there is no work nor school today! :)
i slept in. i got up at 11am and had some really tasty hot latte and watched TV.. it really makes a huge difference to be able to stay in bed in da morning instead of getting up at around 6.30 and freezing all sleepy on the way to work..
i was about 40°F during the day and it was probably the last nice day of this year so i went out to the wood for a run. it was so cool, relaxing and refreshing!!! i realised that this will most probably be the last winter living in this great place in brno. how weird that feels..
i planned on working on some school and teaching stuff today but i just keep bomming around (is that a word?)..
well, i hope you guys are having a great day as well! :D

Monday, November 14

the weekend's over..

hey there..
the weekend's over but it's been so good!! the concert tonite was fun and i had a great tiem singing.. the church was seriously packed!! :) i am looking forward to this week a lot just because .. i simply am! :)

indroducing 2 new bloggers> give a huge shout out to my co-singers, paja and ondrik! (both blogs in czech) i love you guys! :)

Friday, November 11

cherries and weekends

hey guys, i am so glad you liked the photostory :) i really had so much fun that nite! today i realised how important it is for me to have fun in order to get some good mental rest.. i love to be around my flatmates in brno and be my crazy little self 'cause i know they will be fine with that :) i also think that i'm learning how to appreciate weekends more.. this week has been so busy! and i really felt so exhausted today! after finishing the last class of the week this morning i took a nap and, seriously, it felt SO good!!! :] i'm a little hyper at the moment because i've just swiped a tall latte and the whole bottle of cherry coke (which petra thinks is not so cherry as one would expect it to be :P) and the caffeine intake would be sufficient for a sleepless nite :) but i am glad that i am not feeling tired anymore!!!

the highlights of the weekend to come>
---> sleeping in on saturday morning
---> hanging out with my flatmates
---> singing a cool concert on sunday nite

well, have a great weekend and keep enjoying life!! :)

can you tell? :)

Thursday, November 10

happy birthday, andrzej!

l-r> andrzej, breta, me and janka

janka's polish friend from her studies in greece - andrzej was - is spending some time with us this week in brno and it was his 25th birthdaytwo days ago. janka and other flatmates prepared a little party for him. it was a lot of fun (if you don't know what i'm talking about, read the previos post)

more pictures from andy's birthday party>

"want to get to know ya!"

during andy's birthday party all of the flatmates were having tons of fun! :) i was listening to the radio and singing a song that went like "..i want to get to know ya! get to know ya!..." and i guess that the rest of the party thot i was having way too much fun so they decided to cool me down!!! here's the story>

1. singing "get to know ya" song :)

2. "get to know ya!" again

3. ok, i guess i was too annoying..

4. i got thrown into a tub with my clothes on!!!

5. well, they surely had fun..

6. but hey, i ain't givin' up that easy!! :) continuing in singing "get to know ya!"

7. i really got soaking wet.. a bummer, huh?

8. hey, but nay! :) i've got an idea!!

9. "my clothes needed a wash anyway" rubbin' it in.. (the washing powder) :)))

10. just rinse it and it's all done!

11. don't forget about the socks..

12. caution! slippery! :)

13. "no mom, i'm busy.. i am doing my laundry right now.. "

Sunday, October 30

simply me.. :)

hey guys.. i am trying to update more often but it is rather unreal.. :) hope you all are having a great sunday! 'cause i am! :) the whole weekend i spent with my choir practising for the big concert next week so that those of you who are coming will have fun! :) and, i had a good lunch and coffee at my mother's house just a while ago (she'll be glad i wrote that :) and now i am waiting for petra and we will go to the hymn sing at miriam's and megan's..

last weekend was really cool, too! mrrr, beth and gina came to czech republic and we went to "darwin and design" conference in prague together.. the conference was really cool and after that we went to brno for another fun time.. of course went shopping to h&m.. :) we had tons of fun even tho we were so tired! they left for trnava on monday morning..

due to lack of sleep the night before the confrerence, past week was really physically tiring.. i was teaching a lot and going to school too (which seldom happens anyway) and on thursday i crashed.. i was suuposed to go to school and teach some after the lecture but i overslept and i just couldn't get out of bed.. so i took 6 extra hours and instead of getting up at 6.30am i made it out of bed by 12.30... :)))

well, hope this week will be better!! :)) haha
have a good one!

Wednesday, October 26

about the previous post..

ok, ok, i have to say this - the previous entry didn't show pictures of my only friends, nor my only best friends, nor anything more confusing.. i just posted SOME pictures of SOME of my good friends.. so kelly, carrie, and others - i didn't mean to offend you.. even tho i didn't post your pictures, you are my friends and i love you !!! :)))
is that clear enough? :)

Tuesday, October 25

pictures of my friends..

hey guys, i was just looking at all of your blogs after some time and found some really cool pictures i would like to share with all of you!! enjoy! :)

erin andrews as a cowgirl @ Mrs_Legolas82

rebekah and max (aka mary) @ dale and susan ellison

mad babysitting skilz @ timmmblogg

aaronious @ flipka's xanga

ethan, jenny and aaron @ First_Lady_Jenny

kate miner and her sweet nephew mark @ kate's blogspot

noah temple and his sweet niece lucy @ noha's slovak xanga :)

naomi with her boyfriend @ tiny dancer

"did you love it? i loved it.."


tickets to a concert

if there's anyone that would like to come to the 17. annual concert of trnava's very own choir tirnavia and wants tickets in advance, please leave me a kidney here or let me know any other way to get you a ticket. i can buy cheaper tickets for you by the end of the week. (50Sk, after sunday it will be 100Sk).

the concert is going to take place in trnava's theater on 11/05/05 (saturday), starting at 7pm. i am looking forward to seing you there!!! :)

Friday, October 21

invitation to a concert

crazy cool people

reuben and ashley lesondak - check out their xanga's!

i love this picture.. thanks for posting, reuben! i miss you guys a lot!

Tuesday, October 18

trnava choir days 2005

vox iuvenalis, brno - the winner of secular music cathegory 2005

as you can see, the weekend was good.. :) our choir did win after all, even tho it wasn't our best performance ever and there were better choirs there.. as in general, we had tons of fun with my czech friends in my home town.. it was a really weird feeling to have them there 'cause the two of my worlds blended into one and it was just weird.. but good and tiring, too.

i was also glad to spent some time with the B peeps on sunday nite and i enyjoyed a beer with noah and the whole fun evening.. weekends seem to be more busy than weekdays!!!

i am totally ditching school this week but the reason is that we are having only one class this week and i just think it's boring.. and it's supposed to be in english but it's not and the only thing in english are slides and there are like 5 mistakes on each slide.. i mean, everybody does mistakes, but it's hard for me to concentrate on subject because i correct them in my mind unintentionally and then i feel like working again :)

off to do something usefull ;)) ttyl

Wednesday, October 12

a good day

i just simply love living in this appartment in brno! today one of my students cancelled her class so i had an evening off and i got home sooner than i thought.. i cooked a green and red pepper soup (?!) and had a blast with my flatmates. they are seriously the best ever!! we were laughing so hard that my eyes got really wet and janka couldn't stop laughing for good ten minutes :) then we started "fighting" and at one point we were all lying on the carpet piled up like a sandwich.. i was at the very bottom, choking from the weight of my roomates and laughing so hard!! it made my day!! :)

tomorrow i am going back to trnava for sort of a weekend - there is this annual choir festival in trnava and i am going to sing in 2 choirs at 5 different concerts during 3 upcoming days.. woo, i will be pretty warn out after all that but i am also very excited for my 2 choirs to meet there!!! :) tirnavia is going to sing during the opening ceremonies and vox will do the same and compete in addition to that..

i am off to bed and will leave you with my favorite part of what i read today in prince caspian (a book of chronicles of narnia by c. s. lewis):

"aslan, aslan. dear aslan," sobbed lucy. "at last."
the great beast rolled over on his side so that lucy fell, half sitting and half lying between his front paws. he bent forward and just touched her nose with his tongue. his warm breath came all round her. she gazed up into the large wise face.
"welcome child," he said.
"aslan," said lucy, "you're bigger."
"that is because you are older, little one," answered he.
"not because you are?"
"i am not. but every year you grow, you will find me bigger."

susan, peter and lucy

pictures from jano's and mata's wedding

congratulations, zitnanski!!! :)

well, gotta tell you that the wedding was really cool and sweet and both mata and jano looked so cute!!! :) i was more than honoured to be jano's best man and to witness the marriage. here are just a couple pictures from my camera but there'll be more to share later>

the reception dinning room

cute car decoration :)

this is not the first marital kiss but i suppose it's alright :D

aren't they cute?! :)

matka and jano's mother

pictures from sunday's youth group

l-r> jakub, janka, megan, noah

janka a juraj kohutovci

mishka talking and janka's arm :)

juraj sleeping and talking at the same time!! :) only juraj could do that..

dan emerson (!!!) travelled all the way from the usa to come for jano's and mata's wedding and he joined us for youth group, too.

miriam and dan's son jamin

l-r> matka, dan, jano

l-r> janka, dan, swyna :)