Friday, April 11, 2014

Try to see yourself through the eyes of a person who loves you today.


Parim falafel Maoz Falafelis (8 rue Xavier Privas, metroopeatused Saint-Michel/Odéon), kust edasi liikudes vaatab kohe vastu ka parim jäätis, mis asub Amorinos. Notre-Dame'i juures tehtud sõbrapildid. Öine piknik. Hommikune vaade. Aeg on lahkuda. Vaevatud jalgadega tiksusin Louvre'ist pilti tegema, oli selline kinnisidee. Ja enne tüdrukutega linnas kohtumist. Nädalavahetus lõppes valusate jalgadega ('valusatega' kõlab kuidagi leebelt, sest see vähene maa, mida ma metroole, rongile, koju käima pidin, möödus longates, inimeste luuravate pilkude saatel), millest üks oli paistes, kuid seda kaunist pilti ma siia igaks juhuks ei pane (pilti pidin tegema, et hommikul jalapaistetust tuvastada haha).

Jeerum! Nii vinge festival, toimub vahemikus 28.03-30.04, stiilideks electro, techno, house. Ma sattusin sinna vaid tänu teistele ja naljakal kombel läks kuidagi nii, et preilid eelmüügipiletitega lahkusid üsna ruttu, samas kui me koha peal ostetud piletitega ja täiesti äkkideega kaasaminejad, jäime sinna varaste hommikutundideni. Rahvast oli megalt, muusika oli awesome ja kõik oli kokkuvõttes väga väga vinge. 

Meie imeliselt hästi õnnestunud mitte enam selfied, aga wefied, nagu nüüd uuest sõnast teadlikud oleme.
Panthéon

Panthéoni muuseumist ostetud "Väike prints". Ise olin ostu üle nii rõõmus, et olin justkui a) väike laps või b) turist, kes on oma nüri reisigrupi juurest põgenemisest eufooriasse langenud.
Ilm on pidevalt küll 'kust tuuleke, sealt meeleke' seisundis ehk ühel hetkel võiks poolpaljalt ringi lipata, teisel hetkel tahaks end suure salli sisse peita, kuid suures plaanis on ilm siiski 5+ olnud, ja nagu näha, on seda ka nautida saadud.
Parim jäätis ja parim falafel olid ka selle nädalavahetuse 'must have'. Lisaks sellele sai ka Luxembourg'i aias käidud, Pariisi maratoni nähtud ning Notre-Dame'i jõudsin ka lõpuks sisse. Kusjuures viimane oli veel eriti vinge kogemus, kuna sattusime sinna missa ajaks, mis oli mu jaoks tõsine kultuurielamus. (vt alumist pilti) 


Although I've written a blog since I was 14, it has always been in Estonian. But the life I lead hasn't been in Estonia for quite some time now. Two weeks ago, I saw my now-engaged-friend after two years and this time it happened in Paris. She's the reason why, starting with this post, I'll be writing not only in Estonian but also in English, at least I'm trying it out. I'd thought about the idea before but I didn't take any decisive steps, I guess it didn't seem important enough. But as she was slightly annoyed by the fact that I'm writing in a language she couldn't understand and she would like to know that I'm still alive and doing fine, voilà, here it is!

Paris. As already mentioned, I spent there the two previous weekends. Lovely city especially when you're spending time with lovely people. I really wouldn't mind living there. One friend says that I'd have no problem fitting in. The other one says that although I think that I don't think in French, there are moments when without even noticing it, I say some words in French. Which I did notice was the fact that instead of forgetting French words and replacing them with English ones, I now forget some English words, replacing them with French ones. Let's not forget about the moments when I accidentally start to speak in Estonian... Obviously, it's not always the easiest being constantly in the middle of three languages but when you start thinking about it, it's quite awesome that I have this opportunity to do so, and of course, I'm not being the only one in this situation. We all have to manage and we all have our ups and downs, at least I'd like to believe so.

Too often, people don't think about in terms of what's good in their life, but rather what's missing and what could be better etc. I haven't said it for a long time, but yesterday this thought came to me and I felt it had to be said it out loud, or written down. I feel so loved and appreciated by these awesome people I have in my life, not only close by but also a bit further away from me, but still, only a plane/train ride away. It doesn't mean that everything's perfect, it just means that for some time, I've been in the right place doing the right thing with the right vibe.

  • BrainPickings.org: A Global Ethnography of Anonymous Aspirations in Chalk and Public Space: "Death was always on my mind. It brought clarity to my life. It reminded me of the people I want to love well, the type of person I want to become, and the things I want to do. But I struggled to maintain this perspective. It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to me. I wondered if other people felt the same way."

  • "The question that we ask ourselves is, what protects you? What protects you in this world from sadness and from the loss of an ability to do something? For me, what protects me ... is work and love. And I think that those two things cover pretty much every single thing. Because what you do, who you love, what you love, and what you do with your time is really the only queston that you have to answer." - Maira Kalman

Monday, March 24, 2014

Do one small thing to make today better than yesterday.

Üle-eelmisel nädalal kaunist ilma nautimas. Selle ala nimi, kus käiakse istumas, päevitamas, jooksmas, jäätist söömas jne on plan d'eau, mis eesti keeles peaks tähendama veekogu, ja olles täpsem on tegu Moseli jõega, mis on andnud nime nii Moselle'i kui ka Meurthe-et-Moselle'i departemangule.

Lõuna ja väike Wii Party

Centre Pompidou-Metz

Gotta love eating - marjadest koduste falafelideni välja!

Disney update: neljapäeva hommikul kell 9 aktiivne telefonikõne sümpa naisterahvaga. Alustuseks küsimused prantsuse keeles, edasi jutuarendus inglise keeles. Kõne eesmärk oligi mu inglise keele testimine. Täiskohaga lepingud algavad aprillis ja oktoobris ning lisaks neile on ka suvelepingud, millest ma konkreetselt huvitatud olen, ning mille edasisi arenguid ootama jään. Eks näis :)

Muid update'e väga vist polegi. Kevad on nüüdseks ametlikult käes. Ilmad on ka enam-vähem vastavad olnud. Ja kui ilm on nii halb nagu laupäeval, mil ma kodus olin ning oleks olnud võimalus rõdul päiksevanne võtta, saab tegeleda riidekapi ja kingakarpidega ning Kings of Leoni kontserdiks ettevalmistumisega. Tegin selleks oma esimese sammu: oodatav setlist eraldi playlistiks.