Friday, July 21, 2006

doah, Dace

Of course, I forgot.
The lin is www.manietlabi.blogspot.com :)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

posting elsewhere

Hey, guys!
Just wanted to say that there is this other blog where I write about my adventures during this summer, which so far indeed has been great. The link is , sadly it is only in Latvian. I simply dont have any spare time to write the same also in English. Moreover, I hardly can find time for updating the blog in Latvian thus making family and friends know how I am going... but Im great, so much to see and so much to find out! Life is wonderful ;)
see you

Friday, June 02, 2006

the itinerary

:)
Thanks for being interested in my plans. As some people have asked me about the trip, here's the rough view on my summer:
15.06-20.06 hanging out in Paris
20.06-01.07 NY and thereabouts
02.07-12.08 Latvian summer camp in Catskills,NY. Working there as a teacher :)
13.08-17.08 back to the NYC
17.08-20.08 party time in London
20.08-27.08 being back in Riga and telling the same story all over again ;)
28.08-sometime Tallinn...study, study, study...

Take care! ;)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

summer break

Dear everyone!
Sorry for the late post, but you have got to understand - I am back in Latvia and life here is perfect! So much to do, so many people to meet, so I just keep on postponing things till later. Seems I'm gonna do that up to very September which is when I go back to Estonia again.
Moreover, I'm going to the US for the whole summer. Probably I'm going to create a blog on my adventures over the pond, if so - I will let you know. But as concerns EstoniaFromOutside - till September! Have a nice summer! ;)

Monday, April 17, 2006

What about Easter?


Totally and absolutely STRANGE! Today is Monday, the second day of Easter, but everybody here in Estonia works. And attends school. Not a bad thing, on the one hand... But on the other - I have no Easter mood at all!
Glad to see that shop windows weren't so much decorated with all these bunnies and eggs as it was last year in Riga (don't know how it was this year, though, I presume everything has gone even more comercialized)...
But what surprized me till bones was that there were NO Easter events in Tallinn, not any that I had heard off. No swings, no big, flufyy rabbits talking to children, no common egg coloring. Nothing! Just people looking at me and my friends strangely when we, with plactic bags in our hands, raved through the city, gathering greenery for our egg coloring session.
Do Estonians have some Easter traditions? I didn't observe any, so probably somebody can tell something on this topic?!

men = pigs?

The big, bright snow has melted down... The sun starts smiling more warmly to people... When then if not now is the right time to go out for a walk?
So did I, together with a Latvian friend of mine. In a forest situated in Mustamae.

:(
The forest was full (I mean FULL) of trash and litter, and waste! Instead of getting a pleasure from my walk, I came home totally sad... MEN ARE PIGS, after all! :(
Sad but true... you just have to see that!
Brrrrr...

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Taking easy

Despite the fact that the weather here is really unpredictable, one thing is clear - the spring has arrived. The snow has melted and the sun blesses us with every day more.
For example, on the last Sunday... On the Palm Sunday. I woke up, and despite the fact that I had to do some preety serious and pressing stuff for school, I put on my sweatpants and my sneakers, and departed to Kadriorg to run about.
Lots of people out there. Mainly adults taking out their children. Some elderly people sitting on benches and talking about their tender age (I presume). And, of course, sports' people like me.
And one more quite blatant, I must say, group of people - those who by the time of my arrival, which was about 1pm, were already drunk... or close to that. Among them some elderly men and a bunch of Russian speaking blokes. Counted up to 15 such people who were whether sitting on benches or standing and, vigorously gesticulating, expressing their radical thoughts about governance of the country... On Sunday morning... On Palm Sunday... drunk like hell... pfff

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

waitin'

When will spring finally reach also this country???

Miaow... miaow... MIAOWWWWW!!!