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I don’t remember my age

When I was younger, I had the full control of numbers. If someone woke me up at night and asked how old I was, I would immediately reply. Not anymore. After I turned 30, something happened to me. Either it is an aging factor, which caused me the related memory problem or... it is the… Continue reading I don’t remember my age

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Being Nice Never Pays Off

Of course, it all starts in childhood. I was a very stubborn and opiniated child. This was a problem for my mom. Firstly, in Soviet Union, people were simply not allowed to think differently. No wonder, that my mom inherinted this fear like many other in the country. Secondly, she wanted to have authority, thus,… Continue reading Being Nice Never Pays Off

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Russian Vs. Finnish Hairdressers

One cultural experience which I wanted to share already for a long time - hairdressers. Living in Russia, I got used to the particular way. I always had long hair, and I always wanted to keep them long. I hated the visit to the hairdresser because my goal was to cut off 1-2 centimetres of… Continue reading Russian Vs. Finnish Hairdressers

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Day, 30. Challenge is Over

On August, 16, I decided to go for a 30-day blog marathon, while going through a terrible leg pain. The initial idea was to post every day, thus, the expected final day was September, 15. Since things never go as planned, there were 2,5 months delay. Today is the final post, where I write some… Continue reading Day, 30. Challenge is Over

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Day, 29. Piano

I am not sure how old I was back then, 4-5 years old, I guess. Our neighbors had renovation in their apartment, and they stored their piano at our place for a couple of days. What a nice surprise for a preschool child! Big strange machine, which produces noise. Yes, this noise doesn't make sense,… Continue reading Day, 29. Piano

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Day 25. Extreme Situations

These 2 years were tense, full of challenges, falls, and fails. Some of them were minor and hardly noticeable, while the others were immense. It is incredible and almost unbelievable what turns life can throw into your face, especially when you are ready the least. Once the pandora box is open, be prepared to the… Continue reading Day 25. Extreme Situations

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Day 19. Me No Baker

I love cooking, and my speciality is meat dishes. I love experimenting with different tastes, combining new ingredients. I feel more than confident. Even if I am not that happy with the result, food still ends up tasty. And things are just the opposite when it comes to baking. I am simply not capable. I… Continue reading Day 19. Me No Baker