czwartek, 31 października 2013


             I looked at the clock standing on the CD player. How much tears could you spill before your eyes would swim out of your head – I wandered? What was she crying for anyway. The tears would stop at times and she would stay quiet for a while. But then suddenly, out of nowhere she would start again and louder. Every time louder than before. She was trying to cover her mouth with her hands but it would not work. The sound would still come out. Louder and louder and louder. She was trying to stop, that was plain, even for me to see. But somehow she was unable to stop. And that was visible too. She was trying everything. Closing her eyes, walking, clenching her fists, taking deep breaths. Nothing seemed to be right. Nothing could stop the fresh wave of hysterics.

I sat there for a long time staring at the girl and not being able to move. Not because of fear or compassion but because I knew that there was nowhere to go. I did not pity her. I did not wonder what had happened – and clearly there was something – to her. I did not feel anything.

I felt empty. It was so surreal that words fail me to describe it. I felt like I had no more breath in me, like I could not move my chest to take the breath. And yet this did not upset me in slightest. I felt dizzy and swayed on my legs for a second. The room was shaking and swirling, I felt sick. Like before vomiting. I tried to close my eyes and I could not open them again. I felt so tired. I did not want to open my eyes. Not now, not ever. I wanted to stay like that.

czwartek, 24 października 2013

A bird's bath

               My first project :)

               I have taken the idea from the Internet, when I saw a photo of a sililar plate, but with two birds and a place to put the wedding rings on. It was white and very nice looking. 

               I decided to do something silimar to put my home keys on when I come back home. I made it with clay, which after baking will turn white. The impression was done with some lace. I plan to put some pink color on the impression.

My photo 

I lost the bird :( but I put a special paint so that my birdless bath will be shiny

The finished product :)

czwartek, 17 października 2013

The Impossible

                  I'm not a big fan of water. And I'm not a big fan of catastrophic movies - especially when I know that the catastrophy really happened. That's why I was somewhat sceptical to watch "The Impossible". We all could see the destruction and death on the news, almost live. Why make a movie about it? But - in the end - I did watch it.

What I liked in the movie were firstly special effects. I cannot of course say how tsunami looks like, but in the movie it was more or less the way I imagined it. Fast, roaring water, relentless, crashing and destroying everything in its path. There is no stopping it and people are powerless when facing it. I was particularly transfixed with the scene in which Naomi Watts gets hit by the wave and tries to resurface. I could only sit and stare on the screen trying to believe that anyone could ever get alive from this. For me it was truly impossible.

I liked the actors, who were very well chosen. From Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, who are experienced and accomplished actors, through excellent Tom Holland to Samuel Joslin and Oaklee Pendergast, two sweet, little boys so natural in their acting. The movie relies on their efforts and talent.

What I didn't particularly like was the fact that only the one family was shown. Thousand of people suffered that day, but their tragedy is merely a background to the Bennett family. It can somehow give viewers the impression that the scale of the catastrophy was in fact much smaller than it was in reality. It sometimes doesn't show the whole picture, which for me is hard to except at times.

"The Impossible" is worth seeing for many reasons. For me this one scene, which I mentioned above as being the most transfixing, was enough to realize how painful and dificult the ordeal was. To understand that the survival of this family was a true miracle.

Different movie posters:

czwartek, 10 października 2013


             POP culture is great. You never know that a thing which was written or shot will become a success. And you cannot foresee that certain characters will come to life in other works. Computer games, books and of course movies. They all mingle with each other. Great examples are Batman, Spiderman and my favorite The X-men.

The X-men are a group of superhumans, where each one has some supernatural powers. We have, among others, Cyclop (who can shoot deadly beams from his eyes), Storm (who commands the weather), Marvel girl (who has telekinetic powers), Wolverine (strong and fast guy, who can grow claws in a second) Mistique (the coolest one - who can turn into anybody) and many others. They all have the "X-gene" which ordinary people don't  have. And they all unite under Professor Xavier, who is trying to train them and give them a home.

However, they are also, of course, bad mutants, led by Magneto, who try to dominate the world - like all bad guys do. Professor Xavier and his X-men are fighting againts them :)

I have not read the comic books since I'm not a comic book person, but I watched all the movies. Over the years the filmmakers managed to cast some great names into the film: Kevin Bacon, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Michael Fassbender, Patric Stewart, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy to name only a few. They do all sorts of stunts and get into all sorts of crazy fights.

If one likes pure entertainment with some serious moments and deeper meanings I reccomend X-men to everybody.

X-Men (2000)

X2 (2003)

czwartek, 3 października 2013


                I visited Windsor one to meet my friend who lived there on that time.

Immediately when you go out you see the Windsor Castle. I was thinking of going there but when I saw the ticket price I thought that maybe I wouldn't go :)

Me and my friend had a stroll around the town, she showed my some shops, we walked around the front part of the Castle, and later we took a very long and great walk along the Long Walk. It was lovely and warm and the Long Walk was surrounded by trees and green, lush grass.

Good memories especially now when the Winter is comming fast :(

The castle 

The castle

Queen Victoria

The Long Walk

The Castle seen from the other side of the Long Walk

The statue of I forgot who ;) Someone important no doubt